690 E(nduro)XC-R build-up (A là Flanny)

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Maurizio, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. Maurizio

    Maurizio 2 smoker

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    The halogen one.
    I don't drive the bike in the dark so much to need a HID system.
  2. Dr LC8

    Dr LC8 ...soon or later

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    Ciao Maurizio,

    Nice bike!

    I just bought a 690 Enduro R 2010! It was quite hard to take it home yesterday under a snow storm...:lol3:lol3:lol3

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    In the next couple of months I am planning to undertake some small work on the bike, mainly functional and cosmetic.

    The ergo seat was on my priority list. You description of it seems to address my neads: wider and more confortable on long distance! Isn't it?

    Second, air filter: would it make any difference changing the filter leaving the original exhaust pipe?

    Grazie&ciao

    Nic
  3. Maurizio

    Maurizio 2 smoker

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    Ciao Nic,

    "Snow storm"? Rome or Manchester? :rofl

    So, about the Ergo seat: it isn't much more confortable than the stock one, besides the more rounded design. Don't expect the bike to be "confortable" on long distance. Keep the LC8 for travel and the 690 for short distance fun rides... Or think about a Renazco seat...
    If I were you I won't make any modification to the filter if you plan to retain the stock exhaust. Let the bike "as is", or pick a PowerParts foam filter to avoid dust in the airbox.

    Have fun with your new bike, ciao,

    Maurizio
  4. francs

    francs Been here awhile

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    2012 seat feels much more comfortable (I sat on one on Verona moto show) but I don't know if it fit the 2008 (representative on show didn't know that). Price for 2012 is 153€.
  5. RoteEddie

    RoteEddie Been here awhile

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    I would recommend the SeatConcept seat. Cheap and feels very good! Although I have done only shorter trips on it so far ( winter) I think it will be all day comfortable for my boney ass. It is 1000 % improvement on the stocker!
  6. Dr LC8

    Dr LC8 ...soon or later

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    The storm was in West Yorkshire while coming back from Newcastle...however I heard that in Rome wasn't any better!:lol3

    So you are suggesting not to change the stock seat. I will use the bike for long trips where consistent off road is planned (Africa as I have done many times before or similar. Going to Albania in June) so I would prefer a wider seat. Do you recon the ergo seat are money through in the drain? Renazco is blody expensive!!!!:deal

    Foam Filter??? Is that any better than the paper? I am not planning to change the exhaust only because a money issue. In fact it is my understanding that the only one that makes any difference is the Akra (as I have on the 990 and before on the 950)...that is bloody expensive as well. If I'll find one on ebay I might buy it! Could you, or anyone else< confirm that GPR and FMF despite much cheaper are not worth the change/expense from the original?

    Finnaly, and I am ashame of this...how do you change the mapping? I forgot to ask the dealer and it is not written in the owner book!:shog

    Ciao

    Nic
  7. Maurizio

    Maurizio 2 smoker

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    I bet it fits...
  8. Maurizio

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    Any aftermarket pipe will be better than the stock one from the heat production and weight points of view.
    Performance wise, you need a remap if a different exhaust is installed.
    Besides Akrapovic, many other slip on mufflers are available for the 690: Wings, Leo Vince and an aluminium one from KTM Power Parts are the first that I recall.
    A foam filter will be better than the paper one for dust or sand conditions, and it has the advantage that can be washed and reoiled many times.

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  9. Dr LC8

    Dr LC8 ...soon or later

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    Grazie Maurizio,

    As we would have say in Rome...m'hai dato una bella salvata!:wink:

    I will check.

    So in conclusion to buy an Akra is about : 710 Euro..., FMF 300 euro...,Leo Vince 300 euro...,GPR 350 Euro...:eek1
    So the question is: if I am looking for better performance and more power are these cheaper able to help? If Yes will they give results comparable to the Akra? Finally what sort of remapping should I do and how?:ear

    Ciao

    Nic
  10. claferal

    claferal Been here awhile

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    Hi Maurizio,

    Can you explain me how you relocated the horn when you installed the rad guards?

    Thank you
  11. Maurizio

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    I really don't remember if there was the need to relocate the horn...

    I surely have the leaflet with mounting instruction somewhere... Somewhere where? :huh
  12. andresg

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    Mauricio,
    Could you please upload the pictures again.
    I'm installing an X2@ HID light on my 690 Enduro R but I have problems with the computer bracket.

    Thanks,

    Andres
  13. andresg

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    I put a 2012 stock seat on my 2010 Enduro R.
    It fits perfectly and is way too much more comfortable than the 2010 stock seat.

    Before that, I tried the KTM ergo confort sit. A waste of money.
    Save yourself sime time and money and go for the 2012 stock seat.

    Andres
  14. francs

    francs Been here awhile

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    +1
  15. Brown Dog

    Brown Dog North Georgia Dual Sportr

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    Abuck99 did this same thing AFTER purchasing the Renazco Seat :nod

    They must be that good :scratch

    Im Not fond of aftermarket seats at all, so I may have to look into this :wink:
  16. Maurizio

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