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Old 06-29-2012, 08:36 AM   #4261
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i find that under racing conditions (throttle pinned, 6th gear, 100 mph, on sand) the bike can still do 300km with a tuned fuel map. That is more than enough range for most events...and it goes even farther under normal throttle conditions (throttle pinned, 6th gear, 100 mph, on sand ).

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Old 06-29-2012, 09:02 AM   #4262
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But wait: Maybe the FI light lights up continuously when in gear just to tell you something's wrong, and flashes when you are in neutral (ie; have stopped to check) to communicate what it is? The manual doesn't lead me to believe this is how it's supposed to work but I could see the logic in it if so.

That is how my 08 has always operated.
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Old 06-29-2012, 09:49 AM   #4263
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No update on the 690 for 950 trade? Have you guys had a chance to ride them both? Would like to know what you guys think. Any regrets? How does the 950 feel off road after being on the 690, and how is the 690 on the street after being on the 950? Would you own both if you could?
I have put a few hundred miles on the 690. Not as good on the road, but I knew that. Is and feels much lighter off road (class 4 roads so far). I never thought I would have a bike taller than the SE, but with the seat that's on the 690 it is. Thinking of different seat or lower link. Bike feels twitchy compared to the SE, damper on the way. I am happy, its a medium sized bike to fill the gap. Yes if I could have I would of kept both. The SE is just a bad ass bike.
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Old 06-29-2012, 10:05 AM   #4264
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I have put a few hundred miles on the 690. Not as good on the road, but I knew that. Is and feels much lighter off road (class 4 roads so far). I never thought I would have a bike taller than the SE, but with the seat that's on the 690 it is. Thinking of different seat or lower link. Bike feels twitchy compared to the SE, damper on the way. I am happy, its a medium sized bike to fill the gap. Yes if I could have I would of kept both. The SE is just a bad ass bike.

I found the SE wanted me to ride 60 mph on rough roads where the 690 is more around 40...mostly because I didn't realize I was opening the throttle so much on the bigger bike. The SE feels much heavier in the front end and the power is to be respected. The bigger bike feels a lot easier to ride on the highway...the extra mass and power means the bike just moves more easily down the road where the 690 feels like it is working all the time. The 690 still pulls fine in the 0-80 mph range but it is twitchier likely due to the less weight over the big bike.
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Old 06-29-2012, 05:42 PM   #4265
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I have put a few hundred miles on the 690. Not as good on the road, but I knew that. Is and feels much lighter off road (class 4 roads so far). I never thought I would have a bike taller than the SE, but with the seat that's on the 690 it is. Thinking of different seat or lower link. Bike feels twitchy compared to the SE, damper on the way. I am happy, its a medium sized bike to fill the gap. Yes if I could have I would of kept both. The SE is just a bad ass bike.
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I found the SE wanted me to ride 60 mph on rough roads where the 690 is more around 40...mostly because I didn't realize I was opening the throttle so much on the bigger bike. The SE feels much heavier in the front end and the power is to be respected. The bigger bike feels a lot easier to ride on the highway...the extra mass and power means the bike just moves more easily down the road where the 690 feels like it is working all the time. The 690 still pulls fine in the 0-80 mph range but it is twitchier likely due to the less weight over the big bike.
Yup, what they said.
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Old 06-29-2012, 06:20 PM   #4266
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That is what I figured. The 950 is pretty much the perfect stable mate for the 690. Its probably a good thing I've never had the chance to ride one.
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:58 PM   #4267
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MA,
My profile isn't that elegant ....but weight is the front-end load-factor here....not profile. If the RR tanks hold as much as the Safari, then the profile is irrelevant, except to the fashion queens . So you wheelie hotshot riders....3 gallons is 3 gallons, no matter how much lipstick you put on the pig .

I have a Safari and am happy with it....aside from having to remove it to get to throttle body, injector, etc, it keeps me going the distance.

My point was not to antagonize you motoged.
With the RR twin tanks 200 miles should be done easily, good enough for me.
Your 'profile' is all your deal.
I believe the Safari carries 3.7 gallons? The RR twin tanks hold 2.5.
Potentially trimmer in weight & profile. With that said I haven't seen each side by side.
How about somebody measure the width of each?
Not a slam on your set-up in any way. I bet it works well for you.
My intention is to not carry so much weight up top, negating the fuel under seat nimbleness of a 320 lb bike.
Thats all.
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Old 06-29-2012, 09:27 PM   #4268
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I need to invest in a new seat for my 690, anyone have an old custom they want to get rid of? :)
ive got a slightly used sybian ill sell you that you can strap to that POS bike.....
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Old 06-29-2012, 09:34 PM   #4269
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I found the SE wanted me to ride 60 mph on rough roads where the 690 is more around 40...mostly because I didn't realize I was opening the throttle so much on the bigger bike. The SE feels much heavier in the front end and the power is to be respected. The bigger bike feels a lot easier to ride on the highway...the extra mass and power means the bike just moves more easily down the road where the 690 feels like it is working all the time. The 690 still pulls fine in the 0-80 mph range but it is twitchier likely due to the less weight over the big bike.
The SE wanted to go 60 off road with a blown shock? Seems remarkable
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Old 06-30-2012, 09:56 AM   #4270
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My point was not to antagonize you motoged.
.....Not a slam on your set-up in any way. I bet it works well for you.

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Old 06-30-2012, 03:56 PM   #4271
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Came back from a two day ride yesterday and a radiator guard bolt has come out I will be doing the zip tie thing today - everytime I ride i come back with a lighter bike which is good I guess because i do feel her weight
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Old 06-30-2012, 04:31 PM   #4272
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the best thing you can do is...... have both so i did oh and a ktm300exc to round it off
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Old 06-30-2012, 04:37 PM   #4273
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the best thing you can do is...... have both so i did oh and a ktm300exc to round it off
Yeah but the blue one is coming my way isnt it
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Old 06-30-2012, 04:50 PM   #4274
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They hold about 1 gallon less than the Safari and are a lot more robust than you might think. I have tipped my bike over several times with them and wound the bike into a fence in Australia at high speed with them and they still hold fuel just fine. I find that under racing conditions (throttle pinned, 6th gear, 100 mph, on sand) the bike can still do 300km with a tuned fuel map. That is more than enough range for most events...and it goes even farther under normal throttle conditions (throttle pinned, 6th gear, 100 mph, on sand ).
the only reason for the robust comment was ive seen a few blokes on here with leak issues. Having said that if they were arround when I set my bike up I would have seriously looked at them. I dont race my bike (except at night when I'm thrashing Mark Coma for dakar honours ) but have hit the old fence, tree, drain, etc with only a few scratches which rub right out. The 450 klm i get from the safari is good for the adventure rides i do.
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Old 07-01-2012, 12:48 AM   #4275
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