KTM 690 Enduro owners show off your bike !

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

  1. HP2

    HP2 Been here awhile

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    hi, Here are some photos of my 690

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  2. txague

    txague Adventurer

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    Hello, how are all?

    I was like you, until I decided to take the 690. Now I realize I've been fooling around with the 525.

    Just for the chassis and because the fuel tank is below the cucu : Lol3: Lol3, but the 690 is moving much better than the 525. Besides the noticeable improvement in road driving and also improving in terms of maintenance.
    I did not hesitate.

    Indeed, this is my girl: Raabia

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    PS: Sorry for my English, this is a translation of google.
  3. Greg@RME

    Greg@RME Mis-Adventurer

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    My new bike, '08 KTM 690 last weekend in the Colorado mountains.... the day after I bought it! :ricky

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  4. Uller

    Uller Long timer

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    This is most of the single track portion of a true dual sport mission (IMO) to Mt. Clifty. I left my place in Mukilteo, WA. rode a hundred some odd miles of twisty backroads to 4 lane Interstate to get to the start of a gravel road somewhere close to South Cle Elum, WA. Speeds ranged from 35 side roads to 95+ stints on the freeway. (15/48)

    I think it should be mentioned that this ride kicked my ass and I did it with a half loaded Great Basin bag. :eek1

    There are (8) Videos total they start about half way up and continue all way back down to the gravel. I don't like to edit video, they are raw. Don't watch if you don't like that kind of thing.....

    Video 1: On the way up
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    Video 2 (skip to the end once I stop at the tree....)
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    Video 3: The push to the top....
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    Video 4: Heading down
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    Video 5: More down
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    Video 6: More down (skip to the end once I stop, kinda boring)
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    Video 7: More down
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    Video 8: Back to Gravel
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  5. wino975

    wino975 Adventurer

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    very very nice! :eek1

    is the Dottori africa race kit?
  6. modeselector

    modeselector Common as muck

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    Nice~most guys change out the exhaust first but not you!

    If you could share a side profile pic, preferably with the GL tank bag, that would be much appreciated. :thumb
  7. HP2

    HP2 Been here awhile

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    "Nice~most guys change out the exhaust first but not you!

    If you could share a side profile pic, preferably with the GL tank bag, that would be much appreciated."


    No problem before it gets dark!

    My exhaust has to get power and be quiet not just loud..



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    "is the Dottori africa race kit? "


    Yes, I use the kit, would not buy again.
    The headlights were not adjustable. the left tank was leaking, and hundreds of holes in the fiberglass. A lot of work before painting.

    The fit was ok.
  8. goosecreek

    goosecreek fed up

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    wrenching th bike
    Beautiful garage.:drif
  9. modeselector

    modeselector Common as muck

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    PM sent
  10. wino975

    wino975 Adventurer

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    How did you have resolved the leaking?
    tankerite or other gummy coating? with fibreglass tank use a internal sealing component is normal.
  11. KTBen

    KTBen Barrrp!

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    Show us some close ups of the rally bikes in the background :evil

    You have a great collection :clap
  12. HP2

    HP2 Been here awhile

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    "How did you have resolved the leaking?
    tankerite or other gummy coating? with fibreglass tank use a internal sealing component is normal.!



    The attachment below where the tank is screwed. Just beside the fuel flow. I've always thought it comes out of there. Leaking only with full tanks and driving.
    Sealing was in.


    "Show us some close ups of the rally bikes in the background "


    Look my other posts.
  13. jonnykilo

    jonnykilo Traveller

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    Sorry to hear you are not happy with the kit. I have been thinking seriously about pulling the trigger on the Dottori kit this coming winter. If you decide to sell it, let me know.

    jan
  14. dtz

    dtz Adventurer

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    Congruts my friend :clap:clap:clap:clap

    690 Enduro is the B E S T , real dual sport bike
  15. AMa.

    AMa. Topographer

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  16. Hrspwr Hero

    Hrspwr Hero wipe off 50 or.....

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    Anyone got a picture of a 690 with a clear safari tank and a rally raid fairing?
    It looks like you can only get the fairings to suit the safari tank in orange or black....... Wish I could get a white one
  17. Nick_ZA

    Nick_ZA n00b

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    Noob here from Cape Town, South Africa. Loving the truckload of info on here about these bikes, here is mine:

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  18. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Adventure NZL

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    sweet looking bike Nick, welcome to the fold!:clap
  19. meier450

    meier450 n00b

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    just picked up my new 690 last week, love it so far.


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  20. Pantah

    Pantah PJ Fan from Boston

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    Nice day to cruise the waterfronts in New England. Newburyport, Essex and Gloucester. The new Alaska Buttpad sheepskin worked very well. No burn at all after a fuel load. Got about 55mpg from that tank, but most of the day was touring 40-55mph on two lane. I am really enjoying this motorcycle:

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