2019 KTM 690 SMC R

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by DIRTLER, Feb 7, 2019.

  1. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

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    Yeah, just a little bit.
  2. khemist

    khemist Been here awhile

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    Can someone tell me if it's worth getting the KTM ergo seat or is it not much more comfortable than stock, should i get the seat concepts instead?.
  3. FLEUP

    FLEUP Adventurer

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    I bought and ride with the "ergo" Power part seat...honestly it may be a little better, but it is not comfortable either
    have to find another solution....
  4. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

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    Seat concepts on order, God knows when it will get here. Borrowed a friend’s SC seat and it was definitely better, but it was the gripper top and those are just not as comfortable as the low slip or diamante vinyl I have on order.
  5. khemist

    khemist Been here awhile

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    I'll spend the extra and get the seat concepts low slip then, thanks.
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  6. khemist

    khemist Been here awhile

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    Just arrived tonight, looking forward to some fun times.
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  7. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

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    You are going to love that thing! Only thing I really want to do further on mine is get some of the grey 2021 plastics and experiment with the look and see which I like best.
  8. khemist

    khemist Been here awhile

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    Would like that also, any links to buy them?, i've got my seat concepts seat ordered already.
  9. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

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    Just whatever KTM dealer you like. I’m waiting until I can find someone local to me with a 2021 so I can see it in real life before spending any money.
  10. Carmmond

    Carmmond S.E. WI

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    State side but I sent my seat into Fisher to get it done and he did a great job! Will post a review up in a couple weeks on it just need time to get some pictures and thoughts together. A short review is I used the stock and my butt hurt and was shifting around after 45 minutes but now with the new seat I have been on the bike up to 3 hours and the only thing stopping me is the gas tank limit!
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  11. khemist

    khemist Been here awhile

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    Does anyone use a monimoto tracker on this bike?, have you found any good stash spots for it?.
  12. khemist

    khemist Been here awhile

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    Nevermind, i've taken it out of the outer case and now it's only the size of my finger, much easier to hide now.
  13. scottfromboston

    scottfromboston Bullshit meter pegged

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    I'm tempted to try vinyl wrap on mine, in that distinctive grey, covering just the white areas.
  14. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

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    Post some pics if you do please.
  15. antirich5

    antirich5 Long timer

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    Don't advise it. The heat will make it peal back. I wrapped a few of the Triumph race bikes in the past, and always has issues with the heat on plastics near the radiator. Considering how hot the 690 gets, I would think it'll be worse.

    Plasticdip may be an easy/cheap option to change the base color. Factory decals are not terribly expensive. But I do agree, the new 2021 color scheme looks REALLY good!

    I have a 2019, I think at least I'm going to get the orange fender and headlight mask from the Enduro. Bike needs more orange, its A KTM after all :-)
  16. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

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    I like the all black nose myself. I think it will look super cool with either one or both of the 2021 side covers on it. I really need to get busy and find one I can play with.
  17. khemist

    khemist Been here awhile

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    I've ordered the PUIG sport screen, have to drill some holes in the headlight mask but looks straight forward enough.
  18. Trailryder42

    Trailryder42 Long timer

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    What about Hydro-dipping?
  19. scottfromboston

    scottfromboston Bullshit meter pegged

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    Exactly what I'm going for.

    I do like the decals on the front and rear fenders, headlight mask, and the "tank" area of @khemist's bike. OEM in UK market??
  20. khemist

    khemist Been here awhile

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    Yeah, that is stock.
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