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Old 03-18-2013, 08:31 PM   #7831
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I use 3M paint protection film to guard my plastic and tank against the chaffing from the Giant Loop. And 3M Di-Noc faux carbon fiber to cover various bits like the BRP ignition plate, CS chain guard, and Doubletake Mirror.

Both are durable and work well.
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:08 PM   #7832
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Good to hear Seth, thanks for that.




different designs so i wouldnt say better.... RR has a more anglular design with webbing at the angles for strength.

the totals between the 2 with shipping to dirtbin is about the same (180 rand difference)

(im more of an umhlunga boy myself....)

for me there is a significant price difference as my shipping method is unconventional and also tax/customs free.

RR 162 inc delivery, customs free when delivered to a friend in EU

cleanspeed: 103 inc delivery

ill have to ask cleanspeed what the material spec is though...

Cool, now to find the cheapest way to get it to SA!!
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:46 PM   #7833
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I use 3M paint protection film to guard my plastic and tank against the chaffing from the Giant Loop. And 3M Di-Noc faux carbon fiber to cover various bits like the BRP ignition plate, CS chain guard, and Doubletake Mirror.

Both are durable and work well.
Got a link for your chain guard? :)

sent using my fingers and voodoo magic.

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Old 03-19-2013, 10:27 AM   #7834
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Cool, now to find the cheapest way to get it to SA!!
If you'd asked a few weeks earlier, the missus could have brought it with her, but on the plane back here today. Sorry :(
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:46 AM   #7835
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If you'd asked a few weeks earlier, the missus could have brought it with her, but on the plane back here today. Sorry :(
No worries have a mate in London , will order to that address and in Ma y they coming to SA
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:51 AM   #7836
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If one were to purchase a new 2013 690R, is it possible to ride away and just ride it as is and be happy or are there must do mods to enjoy this bike?
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:58 AM   #7837
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If one were to purchase a new 2013 690R, is it possible to ride away and just ride it as is and be happy or are there must do mods to enjoy this bike?
The only thing I am aware of, and this all 2nd hand, is the stock can with the cat runs very hot and can melt plastic or the left turn signal. I bought mine used with a good list of aftermarket stuff that makes it better, but not really mandatory.
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:17 AM   #7838
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Thanks! So the bike and a slip on exhaust and I'm good? Quietest one? I leave at 4 in the AM for work. And does that require a remap? As soon as this damn snow melts, I'll be headed to check one out in person.
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:30 AM   #7839
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You have time to let the more knowledgeable ones chime in on your original question, and different exhausts. It's pretty much all in this thread.
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:05 PM   #7840
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If one were to purchase a new 2013 690R, is it possible to ride away and just ride it as is and be happy or are there must do mods to enjoy this bike?
You will be fine to ride as-is.

The stock exhaust is quiet, and does give off some serious heat. I have 1,500 miles on my 2012 Enduro R with stock exhaust so far and I am still getting to know the bike.

Put a few miles on the bike first, then build up a budget for the following:

$450 Wings exhaust
$100 Upper & Lower Tank Bolts from Rally Raid
$700 Scotts SubMount Steering Stabilizer with Rubber Mount
$150 Seat Concepts seat cover
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:34 PM   #7841
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Picked up some Orange Bling for my Ginger.


Includes a custom Eibach spring to handle my lard arse.
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:57 PM   #7842
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If one were to purchase a new 2013 690R, is it possible to ride away and just ride it as is and be happy or are there must do mods to enjoy this bike?
Almost everyone changes the seat as the stocker is a plank for long rides.
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:14 PM   #7843
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Almost everyone changes the seat as the stocker is a plank for long rides.
+1 re' seat - very pleased with the Seat Concepts foam and cover.

The stock handuards crack at the first knock (mine did anyway) and the plastic engine guard is not very convincing ...

I wouldn't leap into a new exhaust, but if you do then get an aftermarket air filter to go with it - the KTM Akropovic map assumes that you have both, and the bike doesn't run well with only the Akro (or equivalent) ...
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:29 PM   #7844
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...Includes a custom Eibach spring to handle my lard arse.

What do you weigh and what spring rate did you get?

I'm ~230 and each of the shops that I spoke with recommended a 90nm/mm but I found it too soft... I bought a 95nm/mm (I believe this is a ~550lb/in 2.5 I.D. x 10" as used in truck/ buggy applications) and barely noticed a difference and had nearly identical sag numbers. I've been considering buying yet another spring but taking a bigger leap to something in the 105-110 nm/mm range.

I've already had the shock revalved and added a lot to the compression side and I'm not sure if running an even heavier stack is the answer or if running a heavier spring will have similar effects in increasing bottoming resistance.

The funny thing is that the .52's in my CC forks seem just right and I'm pretty sure that is the same rate that was in the stock OC forks.
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:39 PM   #7845
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What do you weigh and what spring rate did you get?

I'm ~230 and each of the shops that I spoke with recommended a 90nm/mm but I found it too soft... I bought a 95nm/mm (I believe this is a ~550lb/in 2.5 I.D. x 10" as used in truck/ buggy applications) and barely noticed a difference and had nearly identical sag numbers. I've been considering buying yet another spring but taking a bigger leap to something in the 105-110 nm/mm range.

I've already had the shock revalved and added a lot to the compression side and I'm not sure if running an even heavier stack is the answer or if running a heavier spring will have similar effects in increasing bottoming resistance.

The funny thing is that the .52's in my CC forks seem just right and I'm pretty sure that is the same rate that was in the stock OC forks.
My son is installing the shock for me tonight. I weigh in at about 300 fully geared up. Head of the Chunky Boy club. I believe they did 106nm spring rate. I too am running the stock .52 in the front for now.
I have .48 in my 525 forks. They feel great. I run a 75-91 spring in the rear of my 525.
This is my first experience with this suspension builder. He has a great rep locally. Generally seems to believe in letting the spring do much of the work and use the shim stack for tuning. My forks I copied the setup from my 525 into this bike. Nice and plush. I won't know til this weekend how the front & rear with cooperate with each other.
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