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Old 05-02-2012, 04:29 AM   #2911
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Just did a deal on a 2012 Enduro R and am looking for some wisdom on a couple of things.
Would like to see some GPS mounts, I have a Zumo 550 on one bike and would like to be able to switch back and forth. Anyone have some good pictures of a 690 with the Zumo setup? I'm also looking for risers, opinions/thoughts/experiences. I'm thinking Rox and wonder if there are any issues with cable length. What is the bar size are they 1 1/8 stem and 1 1/8 bar? How about exhausts? FMF seems to have a good price point but I've read some mixed reviews though I think the can that had issues with welds or material has been discontinued. What about Wings?
Finally how about the KTM touring windscreen, seems short enough to not be in the way off road yet will provide some protection from the wind blast when cruise on the roads.

Can't wait to pick the bike up on Friday!
I just bought a spare Zumo mounting dock from eBay and a RAM mount with a 3" double socket arm and attached them to the handlebars.

It's good enough for me, the position is freely adjustable and it seems to stick there pretty well. And since the dock is small there's not too much clutter when you're not using the Zumo.

Of course if you're mainly riding around an MX track you might need a stronger mount.



The bar width is 1 1/8". I'm using 2" ROX Risers and had no trouble with cable length. The clutch side is tight-ish so I cut the original cable ties and did some re-arranging just to be on the safe side. I also rotated the throttle grip first but then realized there's no need for it, there's plenty of slack even in the original position. I'm 190 cm (6'3") and with 2" ROX Risers the riding position is OK for me.

As for the exhaust...I have a titanium Wings waiting for installation so can't comment on performance yet. The quality of workmanship seems first-class as usual.
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:32 AM   #2912
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3500 miles 95% on pavement.
Wow, I never even get 1K miles out of dirt tires, and don't even get 1500 out of street tires.
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:35 AM   #2913
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Oldbear, that's great info - thank you! Do you have a picture of the Zumo mounted up on your bike? I'll be running trails, not so much the MX track given my limited skill at soaring with the eagles though I suspect 'up' is easy but coming back down might be a bit messy I'm 6'2" so risers will be nice. You said yours are "ok" any reservations or are you indicating that it's better than stock but not 100% perfect?

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I just bought a spare Zumo mounting dock from eBay and a RAM mount with a 3" double socket arm and attached them to the handlebars.

It's good enough for me, the position is freely adjustable and it seems to stick there pretty well. And since the dock is small there's not too much clutter when you're not using the Zumo.

Of course if you're mainly riding around an MX track you might need a stronger mount.



The bar width is 1 1/8". I'm using 2" ROX Risers and had no trouble with cable length. The clutch side is tight-ish so I cut the original cable ties and did some re-arranging just to be on the safe side. I also rotated the throttle grip first but then realized there's no need for it, there's plenty of slack even in the original position. I'm 190 cm (6'3") and with 2" ROX Risers the riding position is OK for me.

As for the exhaust...I have a titanium Wings waiting for installation so can't comment on performance yet. The quality of workmanship seems first-class as usual.
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:47 AM   #2914
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Just did a deal on a 2012 Enduro R and am looking for some wisdom on a couple of things.
Would like to see some GPS mounts, I have a Zumo 550 on one bike and would like to be able to switch back and forth. Anyone have some good pictures of a 690 with the Zumo setup? I'm also looking for risers, opinions/thoughts/experiences. I'm thinking Rox and wonder if there are any issues with cable length. What is the bar size are they 1 1/8 stem and 1 1/8 bar? How about exhausts? FMF seems to have a good price point but I've read some mixed reviews though I think the can that had issues with welds or material has been discontinued. What about Wings?
Finally how about the KTM touring windscreen, seems short enough to not be in the way off road yet will provide some protection from the wind blast when cruise on the roads.

Can't wait to pick the bike up on Friday!

I like my solid Tusk risers from Rockymtnatv. Some have said the Rox risers will twist up in a light get off. I have had no worries with mine.
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:34 AM   #2915
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Oldbear, that's great info - thank you! Do you have a picture of the Zumo mounted up on your bike?
I did have an image attached to my previous post, is it not showing up

It's says BMW Navigator but it's the same as Zumo 660.

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I'm 6'2" so risers will be nice. You said yours are "ok" any reservations or are you indicating that it's better than stock but not 100% perfect?
2" risers are just fine for my height, maybe could use an inch more when standing up but it's definitely not worth the hassle of replacing cables and such.
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:36 AM   #2916
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3500 miles 95% on pavement.
RoninMoto, what tires are those?
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:39 AM   #2917
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RoninMoto, what tires are those?
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:51 AM   #2918
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Here's the non-oval version of the Wings muffler (with a carbon fibre end-cap).



Seems to weigh exactly 2 kilograms (4,4 lbs) with the large db-killer.

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Old 05-02-2012, 11:45 AM   #2919
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I like my solid Tusk risers from Rockymtnatv. Some have said the Rox risers will twist up in a light get off. I have had no worries with mine.

That sounds painful! I had some bars break on a mountain bike landing a pretty big jump.

And on that note, my neighbor put some of those cheap chinese footpegs on his bike and one of them snapped off leaving a razor sharp edge that cut just above the achilles tendon and tore right up to the bottom of the calf. My wife had to rush them to the hospital - I actually didn't see it till it was all bandaged up.

Not that absolutely proves the $150 Faast pegs are better but it just makes me FEEL better
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Old 05-02-2012, 12:16 PM   #2920
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Chaps, anyone here who has changed their 250mm travel E forks to 275mm R forks or 300mm EXC forks ... do you want to get rid of the E forks?

I am looking for a pair of the 250mm travel forks for a short friend.

PM me

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Old 05-02-2012, 12:47 PM   #2921
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Chaps, anyone here who has changed their 250mm travel E forks to 275mm R forks or 300mm EXC forks ... do you want to get rid of the E forks?

I am looking for a pair of the 250mm travel forks for a short friend.

PM me

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I suggest you send the forks out for a respring and revalve and have them lowered in the process. Spend the money to set the suspension up correctly and get it the shorter height at the same time. Just swapping in a shorter set I think you will find they are too stiff for a smaller rider. Having a redone set of 690 suspension I can say its far better than either the stock E or R.
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Old 05-02-2012, 01:52 PM   #2922
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Handlebar rise

Does anyone know how much rise I can get before I need to start replacing cables and brake/clutch lines? I have a 2009 690r.
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:05 PM   #2923
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Does anyone know how much rise I can get before I need to start replacing cables and brake/clutch lines? I have a 2009 690r.

2.5 to 3 inches is about how much you can get away with. You just have to flip your throttle over so the cable run out the bottom instead of the top.
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:10 PM   #2924
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Anyone had any experiance with the bazzaz ECU that has poped up on ebay ?
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:23 PM   #2925
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2.5 to 3 inches is about how much you can get away with. You just have to flip your throttle over so the cable run out the bottom instead of the top.
Thanks Seth!
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