KTM 690 Enduro owners show off your bike !

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by ADVTuga, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. Noyah

    Noyah poser

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    Public road ;)
  2. Madimax

    Madimax Adventure rider

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  3. chrislitt

    chrislitt B-KTM-W

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    Thanks for checking MATTRIDER. Have this bookmarked for after I see how the Lynxx does.
  4. Noyah

    Noyah poser

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    Wish I had time to ride more :(

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  5. dad2bike

    dad2bike Retired! Cranky Old Fart

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    Some pics of my Ginger after a 50' slide through some algae covered road.

    My Ginger came to rest facing back where I came from. :eek1
    Ummm- I did too. About 10 from the bike.

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    My Hammerhead shifter is now pointed.

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    Except for the shifter and some scuffing on the hand guards & stands she came thru with no issues.

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    See that V then all the black. That is where the wheels went in different directions until we all came down to wipe away some of the Algae. By boy also went down. His single track is to the left.

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  6. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    Heh, you'd have been better off just riding through the creek. :lol3
  7. dad2bike

    dad2bike Retired! Cranky Old Fart

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    Do you notice the top of the traffic pylon just sticking out of the water? Don't think these bikes do well as submarines. Lol

    Sent from outside my mind.
  8. BK.RD.RNR

    BK.RD.RNR Torque Stick

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    I know I asked someone else recently in this thread, but I'm looking for feedback on sumo tires.

    What brand/ model tires are you running, in what size, and how do you like them, and why?

    Thanks in advance for any insights.
  9. creedyflyr

    creedyflyr Been here awhile

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    I run Avon Distanzia Super Moto Tires when the Motard rims are on. Got them from Rock Mountain ATV on special. Size 120/70 R17, 150/60 R17
    I know diddly squat about road tires but to me these things are grippy as, while still being OK on the dirt. I think you would chew them up on a track day but for an every now & then Motard novice like Me they do exactly what I want them to do.
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    While Motards are fun, nothing beats the Knobbies.
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  10. burmbuster

    burmbuster Long timer

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    Very nice, Creedy. Super clean.
  11. gen

    gen Been here awhile

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    I had the Distanzias on my 2003 LC4 Supermoto. The motard compound ones. Loved them. They were hard to install iirc.

    Pirelli stopped importing the Scorpion Sync to Japan, which I ran before the Avons. Those were great too.
  12. Noyah

    Noyah poser

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    I have Bridgsestone S20 on my sumosetup, works great for hard street driving and weekend warrior (Trackdays)
    Im happy with them and been running thru two sets now.
    They get grippy real fast even in cold conditions ( Do read about the tyre 'google' )

    Next tyre ill be trying is ContiAttack SM, they are made for bikes like this... what can go wrong :freaky
  13. sdd04

    sdd04 Long timer

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    All too familiar lol! I tried to avoid a snake swimming upstream in a similar but longer and deeper crossing when I found out how slick it was. Fortunately, my wife on her Sherpa made it just fine.

    Other than bending the notorious stock brake pedal into the clutch cover, there was no harm done. This is when gear counts!
  14. BK.RD.RNR

    BK.RD.RNR Torque Stick

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    Thanks Noyah!
  15. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    I've used the Distanza's, Attacks, and Scorpions, all 3 are "made" for bikes like these. At the end of the day, they don't work any better (actually the Distanza's and Scorpions don't work as good) then Pilot Powers and they cost more. So I stick with the Powers.
  16. yuu

    yuu Been here awhile

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    I've been running Dunlops, Q2s on mine at the track and I plan to go with Q3s when the 2s are shagged out.

    Bang for the buck the Dunlops are hard to beat and in the same class as the Pirelli Super Corse that came with the SMCs.

    Granted I have not run any of the SuMo specific tires like the Attacks or Dists... but I have yet to find the limit of the grip of those Dunlops running a mid/quick intermediate group pace without doing something unwise or sliding the rear a tad on the brakes.

    Though the 690 is light by Sport bike measures, it is pretty heavy by proper sumo comparisions
  17. sprouty115

    sprouty115 Long timer

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    I have nothing to add regarding any of the street tires, but last weekend I met a car on a blind curve that was well over my-side-of-god-damned-line - I laid the bike over like it was a Ducait Corse SE. Scrubbed the crap out of of my boot tip and tucked it in to miss the wide-eyed idiot. Didn't think too much of it until about a half-mile later when I remembered I was on the stock knobbies...
  18. yuu

    yuu Been here awhile

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  19. sdd04

    sdd04 Long timer

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    It is surprising how well those stock knobbies work on road!
  20. palmstatecrawler

    palmstatecrawler Been here awhile

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    Managed to get the touratech crashbars to work with my flatlands racing skidplate. I am sure this will be good news to some of you. All that needs to be done is cut the skidplates mouts in half so it can slide in a little further without hitting the case.

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    Took her out for a spin yesterday and had fun running through the foot deep puddles from all this rain we've been having.

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    You can see that I have the r&g sliders, front and rear as well as the exhuast slider. Trying to keep it pretty since it will surely be taking a few naps.:lol3 As you can see I have put a lot into this bike and I am running out of things to do to it. I just need some supermoto wheels!:wink: