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Old 03-08-2013, 05:16 AM   #7636
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The bigger the bike the more you have to think about your line. I looked a lot farther ahead on the 950 in the woods than I do with the 450
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:29 AM   #7637
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Appreciate that link. Great info.

Here's my damage. I wonder if my local radiator repair shop can do something with it?

Also, I've seen the KTM and the Touratech rad guards. Any others to consider?



Ahhhh, that's damaged in a different place then where most people had issues. Rad guards would definitely have helped there.

A rad shop should be able to repair that no problem. Even a good welding shop should. Or you could JB Weld it like Dave mentioned.
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Old 03-08-2013, 06:35 AM   #7638
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Appreciate that link. Great info.

Here's my damage. I wonder if my local radiator repair shop can do something with it?

Also, I've seen the KTM and the Touratech rad guards. Any others to consider?




Myler's does good work with a fast turnaround time.
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:17 AM   #7639
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Myler's does good work with a fast turnaround time.
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:37 AM   #7640
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Pick better lines, and don't crash!!!!!
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:49 AM   #7641
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I need something that will hold both a cradle and GPS unit. It's bigger than what you have. I'd like it to mount over the sub-mount.
Take a look at Rally Raid - if you get their bar risers, they have a great solution that mounts on top of it.
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:52 AM   #7642
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Any competent welder should be able to fix that in about 15 minutes flat if you show up at their shop with the radiator in hand.

And, it'll be a permanent repair, unlike JB Weld, which is satisfactory for trail fixes only, IMHO.
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:29 PM   #7643
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any competent welder should be able to fix that in about 15 minutes flat if you show up at their shop with the radiator in hand.

And, it'll be a permanent repair, unlike jb weld, which is satisfactory for trail fixes only, imho.

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Old 03-08-2013, 04:15 PM   #7644
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Any of you guys have some good videos of a 690 doing some technical trails?

I'm waffling between a 500 EXC and a 690 but THIS is sort of the riding I am thinking of and am wondering how the bigger 690 handles the rough stuff. I've looked around on youtube a bit, but most of the 690 vids seem to be on dirt roads and the like...


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I've done a couple of single track videos. No editing. Kinda boring. But it is 690 singletrack riding.... There are (7) videos total from my days trip if you look at my youtube channel.

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Old 03-08-2013, 04:53 PM   #7645
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Hey Brad.....thanks for the wetside vids

Ride with ya this summer somewhere....
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:16 PM   #7646
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Any of you guys have some good videos of a 690 doing some technical trails?

I'm waffling between a 500 EXC and a 690 but THIS is sort of the riding I am thinking of and am wondering how the bigger 690 handles the rough stuff. I've looked around on youtube a bit, but most of the 690 vids seem to be on dirt roads and the like...


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I have both 690 & 500 exc . and i still can't decide witch i like the best
the 690 is good for long haul the 500 is better sinlgle track . but i still take the 690 on any 4x4 track like this prime 690 country

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Old 03-09-2013, 01:25 AM   #7647
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Any of you guys have some good videos of a 690 doing some technical trails?
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I'm waffling between a 500 EXC and a 690 but THIS is sort of the riding I am thinking of and am wondering how the bigger 690 handles the rough stuff. I've looked around on youtube a bit, but most of the 690 vids seem to be on dirt roads and the like...


THANKS!



There’s nothing in your vid that 690 wouldn’t do pretty comfortably – but then you could also do it all on a well set-up DR650 – that said, if this sort of riding is your focus then you’d obviously be better off with a big enduro ... we did a long ride in the hills today – 400km+ of varied terrain – the big days are what the 690 excels at – fast and effortless on the dirt transport legs (an absolute blast), and very capable in the steep rocky stuff.

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Old 03-09-2013, 04:49 AM   #7648
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Just took my first empty the tank ride on my new to me 2010 690ER. Bike has FMF can, Vortex ECU (set at 3-3-3-1), EPA stuff removed. I got 35mpg mostly forest service roads, some of it 1st and 2nd gear stuff, 20% pavement. Is this nominal? What do most of you get?
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:32 AM   #7649
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Just took my first empty the tank ride on my new to me 2010 690ER. Bike has FMF can, Vortex ECU (set at 3-3-3-1), EPA stuff removed. I got 35mpg mostly forest service roads, some of it 1st and 2nd gear stuff, 20% pavement. Is this nominal? What do most of you get?
I've seen as little as 30 MPG and as much as 50 MPG. Really depends on how you ride it.
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:14 AM   #7650
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Just took my first empty the tank ride on my new to me 2010 690ER. Bike has FMF can, Vortex ECU (set at 3-3-3-1), EPA stuff removed. I got 35mpg mostly forest service roads, some of it 1st and 2nd gear stuff, 20% pavement. Is this nominal? What do most of you get?

Sounds like your having too much fun..

depends how you drive it. average for me is 200km's a tank, i think 160miles, getting gas anytime after 175km's just to be sure
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