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Old 04-19-2012, 08:47 AM   #47536
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Neither of those BMW's are for general dual sport riding, pot holed gravel roads maybe. Maybe you could find a fool to trade you that 690 for a well used 640Adv even up?
I bet I know just the fool...
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:04 AM   #47537
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Neither of those BMW's are for general dual sport riding, pot holed gravel roads maybe.
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:06 AM   #47538
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Edit ... nevermind ... that was the right post.
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:16 AM   #47539
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:45 AM   #47540
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Oops, I ahemed the wrong post.

Edit ... nevermind ... that was the right post.
Neither is my 950 but then again, some of us never play by the rules.
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:46 AM   #47541
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I bet I know just the fool...
HEY! I resemble that remark !

The hours I've spent breaking mine in make it far too valuable
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:51 AM   #47542
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BTW, if you have any non street legal dirt bikes that you are getting an Ohio APV/OHM registration for, you SHOULD be receiving 2 stickers from now on. If anyone has a BMV that is insisting you only get 1 sticker, please let me know.
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Old 04-19-2012, 11:03 AM   #47543
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Neither of those BMW's are for general dual sport riding, pot holed gravel roads maybe. Maybe you could find a fool to trade you that 690 for a well used 640Adv even up?
Don't laugh, but I was considering looking for a 640Adv to replace the 690, just not so well used as yours. Then figured that I am getting older and maybe something with a little lower seat height would be preferred.
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Old 04-19-2012, 11:17 AM   #47544
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Neither of those BMW's are for general dual sport riding, pot holed gravel roads maybe. Maybe you could find a fool to trade you that 690 for a well used 640Adv even up?
Would the same be true of the KTM 950/990 Adventure, anyone take these beasts off the blacktop and gravel? How would it compare to the BMW 800/650GS family? I don't really spend any time at the dealers or looking at the magazines so is there anything else out there other than the standard KLR/DR?
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Old 04-19-2012, 11:38 AM   #47545
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Would the same be true of the KTM 950/990 Adventure, anyone take these beasts off the blacktop and gravel?

Mines been so far off the beaten path I didn't think I'd get it back but it always does. I ride it like a heavy dirt bike and it goes almost anywhere I point it.

If you're worried about the seat height on a 640, why a 950? I think both of mine are comparable on seat heights thoug the newer 990's are a bit lower.



Muddy, what's on the 2nd sticker, the county number?
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Old 04-19-2012, 11:43 AM   #47546
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Muddy, what's on the 2nd sticker, the county number?
I believe one is registration and one is permit. Thus street legal bikes can buy just the permit (1 sticker) since the bike is already registered (plated) and still be paying to support the trails.
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Old 04-19-2012, 11:46 AM   #47547
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Did you upgrade the rear suspension on the 800 as well? I know you did the forks. I don't know what you weigh, but any jump that gets me more than 2 feet in the air, bottoms the suspension out on the landing with my 200# on its back. I hope yours is better so I can pick your brain before I upgrade. I would hope the KTM suspension is better being as it is more dirt oriented.
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:12 PM   #47548
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I believe one is registration and one is permit. Thus street legal bikes can buy just the permit (1 sticker) since the bike is already registered (plated) and still be paying to support the trails.

Ball dropped....

Didn't realize you were discussing APV registrations. I've gotten the plastic permit plates for Wayne but not Perry, what am I missing here? Or is there a sticker for each end or side like on my Kayak?


I had a sticker for my 250 until I got it plated and years ago APV plates for my XR.
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:52 PM   #47549
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Mines been so far off the beaten path I didn't think I'd get it back but it always does. I ride it like a heavy dirt bike and it goes almost anywhere I point it.

If you're worried about the seat height on a 640, why a 950? I think both of mine are comparable on seat heights thoug the newer 990's are a bit lower.



Muddy, what's on the 2nd sticker, the county number?
Just picked up the off-road registration stickers for the 525 and I think they were both the same, just one for each side. Guess I should have read the instructions to make sure...

As far as seat heights, I am just going from the published specs: 640ADV=37.2", 690ER=36.6" and 950ADV=33.9". There is also an R version of the 950 that is listed at 36.0" and admittedly wouldn't give me much. It's hell to be tall with legs on the short side.
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:57 PM   #47550
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My old 950 has the same suspension as the new R model without the dished out seat. However, I replaced that with a corbin and honestly don't remember if it's lower or not than stock. The old S model 950 had close to 11" of travel if I recall. The new regular models are shorter bu an inch or 2.
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