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Old 03-07-2013, 07:18 PM   #7651
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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 ride a lot of that stuff here in Arizona on my 690. But just because you can doesn't mean you should. If I knew the trail would be like that I would take my 400. But sometimes you don't know what you're getting into.

I would rather ride my 690 through crap than my 400 on slab. But that's me.
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:17 PM   #7652
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Thanks, guess I'll head over there. Got a link?

The thing that sucks is there is no damage at all to the plastic shroud or the hand guard.

Whoa, over $500 for a new radiator. That was an expensive 0 MPH tipover.
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:47 PM   #7653
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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?



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Old 03-08-2013, 01:53 AM   #7654
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Thats a easy fix. I had the core leak on mine right behind the bracing rod at the top. Cost me $92 to have fixed. You could do it yourself for a quick fix with J-B weld.
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:38 AM   #7655
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Shrug, sure super rough trails on the 690 would be harder than on a 500 but the difference is much less than what you gain on the street.

Then again I was one of those people who took their 950's almost anywhere .

Any bike that has an exposed radiator should get some sort of guards for it. I've personally gone down multiple times on mine without issue (I have the KTM rad guards and did the zip-tie fix for the radiator shroud).
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:16 AM   #7656
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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   #7657
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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   #7658
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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   #7659
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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   #7660
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:49 AM   #7661
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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   #7662
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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   #7663
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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   #7664
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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...


THANKS!
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   #7665
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Hey Brad.....thanks for the wetside vids

Ride with ya this summer somewhere....
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