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Old 11-23-2014, 06:04 PM   #1
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I may get kicked out of Orange Crush

Uh oh. I've finally decided to take on a bike build that may get me kicked out of Orange Crush and over to "Thumpers." When done, the 950 will have to go up for sale, and the new bike should look something like this:

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Old 11-23-2014, 06:35 PM   #2
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How about a review of how they compare when you're done?

I sneak over to the KTM Twins site every few months and drool over the 690 rally pics.
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Old 11-23-2014, 06:52 PM   #3
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Funny, just a few hours ago I was at a friends house looking at his 690, since I think I want one. If I get one though, I hope it's not so great that I also want to ditch my 950. We'll see though....
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Old 11-23-2014, 07:32 PM   #4
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How about a review of how they compare when you're done?

I sneak over to the KTM Twins site every few months and drool over the 690 rally pics.
Will do. I hope to source the bike this week and order the Basel kit soon thereafter. I'm about as giddy as a school girl.
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Old 11-23-2014, 07:36 PM   #5
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Basel Quest kits are sexy- you gonna scrap the FI and go with the FCR carb set up?

Hang on to the 950, you'll miss it.
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Old 11-23-2014, 07:39 PM   #6
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Basel Quest kits are sexy- you gonna scrap the FI and go with the FCR carb set up?

Hang on to the 950, you'll miss it.
Nope. Kinda interested in going full FI. I wrestled with carbs when going through Colorado two years ago. FI is a better way to go in the end. I know I'll miss the 950, but I really only have room for one bike. I would love to have a 950 and a 450, but the 690 will have to fill both ends of my riding spectrum.
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Old 11-23-2014, 07:54 PM   #7
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Have you ridden a 690? I rode one a bit this summer and they are pretty amazing thumpers! I did not however get to ride in on pavement......I would be interested in hearing what it's like on the road.
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Old 11-23-2014, 08:04 PM   #8
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Have you ridden a 690? I rode one a bit this summer and they are pretty amazing thumpers! I did not however get to ride in on pavement......I would be interested in hearing what it's like on the road.
I rode a friend's stock 2009 690. It felt very different from the 950, but I didn't mind it at all. I think it will be perfect with the 450 Rally parts on it.
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Old 11-23-2014, 08:31 PM   #9
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I would like to follow your build, would you PM me once you start?
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Old 11-23-2014, 08:40 PM   #10
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I would like to follow your build, would you PM me once you start?
Cool. I'll let you know.
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Old 11-24-2014, 05:47 AM   #11
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I know how you feel. I sold my '07 990S (pretty one in Blue) with a lot of improvement which i had done myself andmoved to a 530Exc with MEcasystems rally kit. It was like night and day !!!

But, i miss my 990S .......... Its the 2nd only regret of my life selling it.
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Old 11-24-2014, 07:52 AM   #12
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All the best with your build Orange. I reached an age and level of unfitness that tells me a lighter bike would be more fun. Will be following with interest....
By the way, expecting lots of great images!
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Old 11-24-2014, 08:00 AM   #13
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Btw

...have you seen the Oz made 700 RR kits...?
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Old 11-24-2014, 11:35 AM   #14
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I went this direction once before, from my well setup 950 ADV to a fairly well setup 08 690 with Rally Raid V1 tanks and a bunch of other changes after riding a factory 690RR. The only thing that I didn't do, which in retrospect was probably a mistake, was completely go through the suspension and either replace it with better or 'revalve'. I loved that the bike was lots of fun on road (would keep up with a 950/990 until about +/- 90MPH), had tonnes of power for off road blasting as well as had about a 250 mile fuel range. Ultimately I let it go because what I was trying to do with it I really needed a 350-500 EXC for. We were riding some pretty challenging stuff and my riding buddies are not slow (A class and ISDE types), which left me the odd guy out on the biggest beast. It wore me out. I think that had I completely spilled the bank on the suspension, replaced the RR v1 tanks with either v2 or Basel, I might have kept it, but like you my allowed garage count was at its max and something had to go.

EDIT: Its probably not a fair comparison to directly look at what I was riding with my 950ADV and then the 690R. I am confident that I would not have been in the same places with my 950 that I was with the 690... I was riding with very good riders who were on street legal dirt bikes..... weight and suspension in all of the comparisons between the 690R and these bikes, the 690R lost.
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Old 11-26-2014, 04:15 AM   #15
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What if I told you that somewhere in the world exists a 950S with the spirit and the weight (kinda) of a 690 rally??

Here she is! Just got to finish front fairings, they'll come out in a unique piece in VTR. Weight has gone down to approx 200 kg. Also have a second wheel set with real enduro tires and rims (1.60 front 2.50 rear if I'm non mistaken)
I won't even start the list of mods that have been made, though it includes ohlins steer ammo, ALU oil tank, lithium battery, 690rfr compkete cockpit with road book etc...



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