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Old 04-05-2013, 04:14 AM   #8071
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New and improved linky

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http://hellforleathermagazine.com/20...the-finalists/
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Old 04-05-2013, 04:14 AM   #8072
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This should get you there but there seems to be a formatting issue as I could only see one "vote" button at the bottom. I clicked it assuming it would bring me to a new page but instead I got a "thank you for voting" response. Guess I voted for the last picture?: http://hellforleathermagazine.com/20...ists/#comments



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Hey guys, Hell for Leather held a contest to win some Kriega gear. The point was to take a picture of yourself doing something "epic" on your bike while using Kriega gear.

I made it to the final 12, and now it's up to a vote!

Here's mine, and my handle is "akirkland"




http://hellforleathermagazine.com/20...the-finalists/

Would really, really appreciate the support, or just go and vote for whoever's pic you feel is the best!

But given this is a KTM 690 thread, I would hope you guys would vote for the best bike!
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Old 04-05-2013, 04:31 AM   #8073
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It's a poorly setup page. You had to select the small circle above the pic then scroll to the bottom and click vote... somehow the very un-impressive BMW R1000 thingy is walking away with it... must have a big family, cause there is nothing epic about that... or most of those pictures for that matter.
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:54 AM   #8074
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Hey guys, Hell for Leather held a contest to win some Kriega gear. The point was to take a picture of yourself doing something "epic" on your bike while using Kriega gear.

I made it to the final 12, and now it's up to a vote!

Here's mine, and my handle is "akirkland"




http://hellforleathermagazine.com/20...the-finalists/

Would really, really appreciate the support, or just go and vote for whoever's pic you feel is the best!

But given this is a KTM 690 thread, I would hope you guys would vote for the best bike!

done. I see you are in the lead
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:14 AM   #8075
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Fixed the link in my previous post, and here's another -> HERE

It really is a poorly setup page, there is a radio button you have to toggle above the picture, then scroll down and select "Vote"

Thanks for the votes, guys!
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:15 AM   #8076
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You're welcome, Ged. Hope someone finds something there they can eventually use.

By the way, where do stock 690 exhausts go to die? There must be a 1,000 of them piled up somewhere being eaten on by catalytic termites or something! Is my brand new one good for absolutely nothing?

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Old 04-05-2013, 08:48 AM   #8077
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Am I the only 690 owner that hates the stock heat shields ??

I keep seeing them on everyones bikes and wonder why you still have them on there. IMHO they put the heat back towards the bike and creates or could possibly create all sorts of issues.

I carved mine down to less than half its original size and have had no issues with heat what so ever. Cool to the touch and no complaints from my passenger. In fact, Im going to shrink them down even further.

I know there are a few companies that created some carbon fiber ones - but they are modeled after the stock ones and still look hideous
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:22 AM   #8078
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Am I the only 690 owner that hates the stock heat shields ??

I keep seeing them on everyones bikes and wonder why you still have them on there. IMHO they put the heat back towards the bike and creates or could possibly create all sorts of issues.

I carved mine down to less than half its original size and have had no issues with heat what so ever. Cool to the touch and no complaints from my passenger. In fact, Im going to shrink them down even further.

I know there are a few companies that created some carbon fiber ones - but they are modeled after the stock ones and still look hideous
Both mine eventually fell off, damn screws vibrated out all the time. I replaced em with the CF ones figuring they'd do better with the vibration. So far so good. I don't give a shit how they look, all that matters to me is that they work.
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:41 AM   #8079
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Am I the only 690 owner that hates the stock heat shields ??

I keep seeing them on everyones bikes and wonder why you still have them on there. IMHO they put the heat back towards the bike and creates or could possibly create all sorts of issues.

I carved mine down to less than half its original size and have had no issues with heat what so ever. Cool to the touch and no complaints from my passenger. In fact, Im going to shrink them down even further.

I know there are a few companies that created some carbon fiber ones - but they are modeled after the stock ones and still look hideous
I have Carbon ones on my bike witha little blue loctite they have lasted many of miles and the LOOK GREAT !!!
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Old 04-05-2013, 10:05 AM   #8080
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Am I the only 690 owner that hates the stock heat shields ??

I keep seeing them on everyones bikes and wonder why you still have them on there. IMHO they put the heat back towards the bike and creates or could possibly create all sorts of issues.

I carved mine down to less than half its original size and have had no issues with heat what so ever. Cool to the touch and no complaints from my passenger. In fact, Im going to shrink them down even further.

I know there are a few companies that created some carbon fiber ones - but they are modeled after the stock ones and still look hideous

I couldn't agree more! They completely ruin the lines of the bike on the left side. Was considering how to get rid of them too, would love to see a pic if you have any.

Even getting rid of one is a vast improvement
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Old 04-05-2013, 10:18 AM   #8081
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That bike looks severely lowered...

I got the TouraTech one since the PO didn't have the original, and modified the stock pipe to put a rear Akro carbon one on the center.

I got a fresh, used yet unmolested pipe and had to get something for at least the center to keep my leg from the pipe. I'm not really a fan of the looks of carbon fiber, and this one was a third the price of carbon fiber...

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Old 04-05-2013, 11:06 AM   #8082
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Am I the only 690 owner that hates the stock heat shields ??

I keep seeing them on everyones bikes and wonder why you still have them on there. IMHO they put the heat back towards the bike and creates or could possibly create all sorts of issues.

I carved mine down to less than half its original size and have had no issues with heat what so ever. Cool to the touch and no complaints from my passenger. In fact, Im going to shrink them down even further.

I know there are a few companies that created some carbon fiber ones - but they are modeled after the stock ones and still look hideous
I don't spend much time looking at my bike when I am riding it. In 10,000 miles of racing and abuse those little shields have helped prevent me from burning myself and my gear on the exhaust. I have had no adverse effects from having them on the bike.
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Old 04-05-2013, 11:41 AM   #8083
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I don't spend much time looking at my bike when I am riding it. In 10,000 miles of racing and abuse those little shields have helped prevent me from burning myself and my gear on the exhaust. I have had no adverse effects from having them on the bike.
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:26 PM   #8084
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Sorry for the ginormous pic, but my photobucket acct is giving me quirks these days.

I shaved down my stockers with a cut off saw. This was the first attempt - they worked extremely well at this size - but I cut them down a little further to my liking.

I never felt any heat transfer to my leg - even when wearing shorts.

SETH: Too bad you dont look at your bike - its pretty cool lookin cept for the fuckin ugly heat shields Like I said, the stock shields push the heat towards fragile electronic parts of the bike - Think about it
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:32 PM   #8085
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Just roughed in a shape with a sharpie, cut it out with the cut off tool, polished the edges, then buffed it out with a scotchbrite pad to the same factory finish.

Took me about 20 mins for each shield
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