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Old 08-03-2012, 04:44 AM   #4831
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Old 08-03-2012, 04:55 AM   #4832
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Hi Guys,

Just following up. Bullet Proof Designs now has the programs finished and is ready to start taking orders for the KTM 690 Swingarm Guard.

http://shop.bulletproofdesigns.com/product.sc?productId=114&categoryId=30

This is using our latest design. It takes more time and additional set up's but the finished product is awesome!

The price for this guard is a little higher to account for the new design but it's still pretty cheap compared to a swingarm!

Orders will start shipping Thursday 8/8/2012.

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Old 08-03-2012, 05:40 AM   #4833
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Hi guys

I've just flogged my WR250R and am in the market for a new steed with more power at the wheels for some road work. At the moment I'm gunning for a XT660Z Tenere, but the weight is putting me off.

I'm really drawn to the 690R due to it's weight and power, but want to know that as it's a 6 speed box and primarily built as an Enduro bike, are the gears quite tight or can you change the sprockets to cruise at 80mph, but still off road it, i.e. an Adventurized version??

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Old 08-03-2012, 06:10 AM   #4834
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Hi guys

I've just flogged my WR250R and am in the market for a new steed with more power at the wheels for some road work. At the moment I'm gunning for a XT660Z Tenere, but the weight is putting me off.

I'm really drawn to the 690R due to it's weight and power, but want to know that as it's a 6 speed box and primarily built as an Enduro bike, are the gears quite tight or can you change the sprockets to cruise at 80mph, but still off road it, i.e. an Adventurized version??

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They are tight, but not that big a deal, you just won't be lugging it to get to 80.
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Old 08-03-2012, 06:52 AM   #4835
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I like stock gearing for 0 to 100 Mph action

I know you would come round Harty!! welcome to the club of 690'tiez
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Old 08-03-2012, 07:52 AM   #4836
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Hi guys

I've just flogged my WR250R and am in the market for a new steed with more power at the wheels for some road work. At the moment I'm gunning for a XT660Z Tenere, but the weight is putting me off.

I'm really drawn to the 690R due to it's weight and power, but want to know that as it's a 6 speed box and primarily built as an Enduro bike, are the gears quite tight or can you change the sprockets to cruise at 80mph, but still off road it, i.e. an Adventurized version??

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Just did a long ride around Europe on mine with stock gearing and runs just fine at 80mph on the road. Was thinking about going up a tooth on the front, but in the end didn't. Longest day was just over 500miles with short stops for refuelling. Won't be as comfortable as the Tenere, but a lot more fun
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Old 08-03-2012, 03:23 PM   #4837
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Well it must have been a bad main/starter relay. switched that out and rode it for 1 1/2 hours and it never stalled or shut off. of course it could haver been a loose wire somewher under the seat cause i moved a lot of them changing the relay
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Old 08-03-2012, 04:41 PM   #4838
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Hi guys

I've just flogged my WR250R and am in the market for a new steed with more power at the wheels for some road work. At the moment I'm gunning for a XT660Z Tenere, but the weight is putting me off.

I'm really drawn to the 690R due to it's weight and power, but want to know that as it's a 6 speed box and primarily built as an Enduro bike, are the gears quite tight or can you change the sprockets to cruise at 80mph, but still off road it, i.e. an Adventurized version??

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My 2011 690 Enduro R has lost a tooth off the countershaft and could still cruise 80mph if you wanted to. with the stock gearing, first was way too high...
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Old 08-03-2012, 05:42 PM   #4839
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Well it must have been a bad main/starter relay. switched that out and rode it for 1 1/2 hours and it never stalled or shut off. of course it could haver been a loose wire somewher under the seat cause i moved a lot of them changing the relay
Good to hear you're rolling again.
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Old 08-04-2012, 02:12 AM   #4840
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Can I lower the forks below the lid in the clamps?
2-5 mm only was my thought, got 17" wheels on and want to raise the front a little.

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Old 08-04-2012, 03:57 AM   #4841
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My 2011 690 Enduro R has lost a tooth off the countershaft and could still cruise 80mph if you wanted to. with the stock gearing, first was way too high...

When I first got my 690, I went to a 47T rear. Ifelt that 1st wad too low, and 2nd was too high for some situations. Once I got more comfortable with the bike, and started picking up speed, I went back to stock gearing. Just my .02.
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Old 08-04-2012, 08:40 AM   #4842
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My 2011 690 Enduro R has lost a tooth off the countershaft and could still cruise 80mph if you wanted to. with the stock gearing, first was way too high...
I totally agree. While riding around Colorado last month I wanted to get into second quicker so I got a 14 cs sprocket. My buddy blew his clutch slave so our dirt portion got cut short and we had to slab back from Telluride to Durango. The highway was fine on stock gearing and I don't think it should suffer too much with the 14.
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Old 08-04-2012, 11:50 AM   #4843
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Can I lower the forks below the lid in the clamps?
2-5 mm only was my thought, got 17" wheels on and want to raise the front a little.

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I have 17'' on mine and the front end is down around 30mm from the 12/18 wheels.
I dropped the forks 2-3mm just below the tripples to raise the front.
I guess a rear lowering link is another option.
I'm happy with the way the bike handles like it is

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Old 08-04-2012, 11:52 AM   #4844
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an Enduro bike, are the gears quite tight or can you change the sprockets to cruise at 80mph, but still off road it, i.e. an Adventurized version??

I got a new set of sprockets & chain. I spend much of my time on the road, but didn't want to give up dirt gearing. I got a 3-tooth smaller rear sprocket, a stock 15-tooth sprocket, and a 14-tooth sprocket. It's a 10-minute job to swap out the front sprocket if I want to run dirt gearing.

The gearing is actually so tall that I have to run in 5th under 75 -- it lugs and shudders. It's actually happiest to cruise 85 in 6th now.
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Old 08-04-2012, 12:29 PM   #4845
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I have 17'' on mine and the front end is down around 30mm from the 12/18 wheels.
I dropped the forks 2-3mm just below the tripples to raise the front.
I guess a rear lowering link is another option.
I'm happy with the way the bike handles like it is
Nice, thanks for reply!

I lowered so the lid is just above and already feel the difference.

koubalink would be nice but if your setup works ill stick with that. Just don't want to damage the lid :)

Got Scotts up front so I think ill be fine!
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