Code Orange: Building up Three and a Half 690R's

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Bartron, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. Garthe

    Garthe ROCKS ARE YOUR FRIENDS...

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  2. Garthe

    Garthe ROCKS ARE YOUR FRIENDS...

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    Oh, what the hell...
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  3. Garthe

    Garthe ROCKS ARE YOUR FRIENDS...

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    I bought this space on sale and saved BIG money.
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  4. crazybrit

    crazybrit Long timer

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    okay, this is going to sheet, unsub in 3, 2, .....
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  5. notmybikemodelname

    notmybikemodelname KOTW is a myth!

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    This space has been slated for demolition.
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  6. Garthe

    Garthe ROCKS ARE YOUR FRIENDS...

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  7. Windrat

    Windrat just a poser

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    the only thing I've learned so far... some FF's are bigger post slut's than me :rofl
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  8. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Are you referring to me?

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  9. Garthe

    Garthe ROCKS ARE YOUR FRIENDS...

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  10. Bartron

    Bartron 'Tenacious B' the Bike Punisher

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    @Possu: For sure about the mounts, not sure how I forgot those! Both lower and upper mounts are getting done via Rally-Raid.
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  11. jones68

    jones68 Adventurer

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    Looking forward to this thread, sub'd.
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  12. flyinmike

    flyinmike Adventurer

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    Bump!!
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  13. desmodab

    desmodab Oversized Canuck

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    Bring it on!

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  14. Maurizio

    Maurizio 2 smoker

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  15. 911racer

    911racer dare to explore

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    This thread sucks. :kat
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  16. Bike Nomad

    Bike Nomad Been here awhile

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    Thanks so much to adding yet one more snarky comment to the 15 already in this thread. I don’t know Bartron and maybe he should have held off in starting this thread until he was ready to start work on the bikes. I’m thinking the fact that 3 of the bikes for the project are 2011 models that his buddies have ordered might be slowing him down in fleshing out this thread—as KTM hasn’t officially released the 2011 Enduros yet (at least according to their web site—I haven’t been talking to a dealer). So maybe we should all cut him some slack. If he follows through with his stated intentions, of fixing all the known problems with the bike and installing some of the more popular farkles, documenting how to do it and putting it all here in this one place—I think it will be a fantastic resource for 690 Enduro owners. The current main thread is 1244 pages of material to wade through to try and glean out the above information.
    I’m subscribed to the thread, and I’m sure a bunch of others are as well. So every time I see a new hit in the thread I get excited to see if Bartron has commenced to starting the project, only to be disappointed with having to read one more sarcastic or disparaging comment someone has added. So instead of everyone continuing to criticize the guy because of prematurely initiating the thread—how about just keeping our collective fingers crossed that he eventually delivers as promised? If he does a good job give him a pat on the back, if he doesn’t, well I guess more snarky comments would be in order.
    If anyone thinks I’m a dick for writing this, please send me a personal message to crap on me—please don’t further mess up the thread with flames. Likewise if you happen to agree with me--please send me a PM or say nothing. Thanks in advance.
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  17. Motomochila

    Motomochila Mad Scientist

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    "Fhut the Wuck" I'll pay my subscription on this one...so long as I can have my life back if it don't pan out as promised, and Bartron is hauled up for tar and feathering if he doesn't come through. :deal.
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  18. Visigothic

    Visigothic Been here awhile

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    Someone please give us a carb. mod:dhorse and life would be better on a 690r and then maybe I'd buy one. Still waiting.:*sip*

    Sounds good so far. Keep the updates coming Bartron:lurk
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  19. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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  20. Visigothic

    Visigothic Been here awhile

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    Your surrender is accepted :freaky

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    "I have come to dethrone an empire and it's ceasar......which now lay in ruin at the feet of my fellow tribesmen......ahhhhhh." VG:pep :poser
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