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Old 03-06-2012, 12:22 PM   #2086
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Thanks for popping my balloon,man! But my gut knows you are so correct. I rode my XR650R for many years and couldn't think of a more reliable machine. If it were only lighter, had an E-start and some wind protection, I'd call it perfect. (had the 4.6l tank, promoto billet rack and that made it the ticket for my dual sport needs.)

Geez, this is the 21st century and KTM hasn't got it yet! Weight of the pros vs cons I've read since lurking around here for some time is stacking up against the 690 as a replacement for me especially if you factor in the costs.
Here is a pretty good thread detailing the RTW aftermath of two KTM 690s...

KTM 690 RTW thread

Some people just get a dud...
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Old 03-06-2012, 12:31 PM   #2087
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....and no one whines about a machine that is running well.
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Old 03-06-2012, 01:37 PM   #2088
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Old 03-06-2012, 02:23 PM   #2089
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I am going to send my seat in and get a Renazco seat (my butt will thank me). Does anyone have a pic of one with the black seat and orange stitching? I want to go that way but would like to see one first.
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Old 03-06-2012, 02:42 PM   #2090
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I am going to send my seat in and get a Renazco seat (my butt will thank me). Does anyone have a pic of one with the black seat and orange stitching? I want to go that way but would like to see one first.
Thanks
Ive got some photos for you but I can't seem to find option to attach an image. PM me an email address and I'll drop you some photos of my 690 with Renazco seat
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Old 03-06-2012, 03:00 PM   #2091
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So my 690 problem appears to be sorted after lots of dicking around. Looks like it was the starter relay the whole time, making it cut out and act funny. $53 part from the dealer Runs like a champ now
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Old 03-06-2012, 03:10 PM   #2092
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So my 690 problem appears to be sorted after lots of dicking around. Looks like it was the starter relay the whole time, making it cut out and act funny. $53 part from the dealer Runs like a champ now
Sweet! Glad to hear you're back in biz. How'd you guys figure it out?
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Old 03-06-2012, 03:19 PM   #2093
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Thanks for popping my balloon,man! But my gut knows you are so correct. I rode my XR650R for many years and couldn't think of a more reliable machine. If it were only lighter, had an E-start and some wind protection, I'd call it perfect. (had the 4.6l tank, promoto billet rack and that made it the ticket for my dual sport needs.)

Geez, this is the 21st century and KTM hasn't got it yet! Weight of the pros vs cons I've read since lurking around here for some time is stacking up against the 690 as a replacement for me especially if you factor in the costs.
Guess no one checked out my earlier link to the 89,000km 690...?

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...type=1&theater
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Old 03-06-2012, 03:43 PM   #2094
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Thanks for popping my balloon,man! But my gut knows you are so correct. I rode my XR650R for many years and couldn't think of a more reliable machine. If it were only lighter, had an E-start and some wind protection, I'd call it perfect.
And if it didn't handle like a water truck. Sorry, but I had 2 XRR's and they sucked balls compared to my 690.
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Old 03-06-2012, 03:44 PM   #2095
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....and no one whines about a machine that is running well.
They just whine when someone else whines about one that doesn't run well.
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Old 03-06-2012, 03:46 PM   #2096
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Guess no one checked out my earlier link to the 89,000km 690...?

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...type=1&theater
Selective interpretation. That happens a LOT around here.
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Old 03-06-2012, 03:47 PM   #2097
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I am going to send my seat in and get a Renazco seat (my butt will thank me). Does anyone have a pic of one with the black seat and orange stitching? I want to go that way but would like to see one first.
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Old 03-06-2012, 03:49 PM   #2098
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Guess no one checked out my earlier link to the 89,000km 690...?

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...type=1&theater
Cause Facebook sux.
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Old 03-06-2012, 04:18 PM   #2099
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I do not have a Facebook account so cannot view your link.
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Old 03-06-2012, 04:47 PM   #2100
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....and no one whines about a machine that is running well.
its frequently the same whiners over and over again...maybe time for some fresh whingers
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