Ajp pr7

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Tiago, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. Capitaz

    Capitaz n00b

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    Im currently undecided on the new 690 and the new PR7 ! Would love to hear more comments on your experience on both bikes ? did you decide on one already ? TIA!
  2. Brett737cap

    Brett737cap Life is short... leave with no regrets. Super Supporter

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    My take:

    690 Pros: an extensive dealer network, parts availability, and owner support. Negatives are complexity and less set up out of the box. You would need to spend $3-4K to get it where the PR7 is.

    PR7 Pros: Large fuel tank. Simple mechanically with no complex electronics, easy to work on, Great suspension and setup right out of the box. Negatives: No customer support unless you live near one of the few dealers. Hard to get parts for it. Some quality control problems.

    That said, I love my PR7. I have considered the new 690 or a Husky 701 to replace it but I like it too much to get rid of it. Plus, its unique. People are always asking me what it is and where it came from. I say its a "boutique" manufacturer. It makes it sound fancy. haha
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  3. Anders-

    Anders- 690R

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    An underseat tank on the 690 puts you at about 18-19 liter of fuel, the small powerparts windscreen is around 40 euro maybe? (just guessing)
    Then you got a bike with 20hp more than the pr7, and about 5-10kg less.
  4. TexasSteve

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    I hate to be “that guy”, but… while it’s great that some more PR7s have landed in the States, is there any talk about 2022 models? Besides random speculation and wishes. Not saying there’s anything wrong with a 2021, besides a really long drive to find one.
    Not trolling, just curious.
  5. TexasSteve

    TexasSteve n00b

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    Oops. Maybe I saw a thumbnail from Crosstraining Enduro (youtube) earlier and didn’t realize it. But it fits.
  6. zodillyicous

    zodillyicous Been here awhile

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    Been a 2yr cycle on these for bigger changes. 17, 19, & 21. I have a 18’ but that 21’ sounds about perfect. I wouldn’t want this bike to be detuned for emissions or abs. 50 state road legal would be huge for market but in WA I am fine as is.
  7. TexasSteve

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    yes, i gather the current model has some nice upgrades over the 2020. I do wish they'd just leave the blinkers and stuff on. Pretty sure i could plate this in Texas.
  8. jredford

    jredford Ninja Racer

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    I drive a plated PR7 and live in Houston.
  9. TexasSteve

    TexasSteve n00b

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    Awesome. Did you buy new? Do I drive to Alabama or AZ, lol. So far, either way. Prevents me from making an impulse buy though. I guess I could have one shipped. I’m in DFW.
  10. jredford

    jredford Ninja Racer

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    I had mine shipped from Idaho. Bought the US dist personal bike. Mike in AZ is a top notch guy to deal with.
  11. hockeyrick

    hockeyrick Hockeyrick

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    I bought the 1st US distributor's bike from Vermont('18) then shipped to SD an finally here in Mexico, small world.
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  12. OB1UK

    OB1UK Been here awhile

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    New owner of a 2020 PR7 here in the UK. I’ve only had it for a couple of weeks and half of that was spent waiting for a new battery after frying the original with the wrong Optimate… Anyway… first farkle has been bought and fitted: side stand foot

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  13. ere109

    ere109 Ride On!

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    The final thing I really want to adjust on my bike is to move the radiators slightly down or back, to open the steering up more.
  14. DLS01

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    Giant loop tankbag fits great. Unzipp one side, push over and the tank can be refilled. Waterproof and a hole to add electricity for your phone or such.
    For the back on short trips I use SHAD zulupack 25. Works great on my mts too. 100% waterproof. Never fell off or tried to in 5 years.
    For longer trips I have a 25brothers back. Yet I have trouble fitting it and had to add a rack to do so. Would not recommend that one anymore because one of the side cords is too short.

    I recently put the original exhaust on to replace the louder Doma and although I like the sound less, the less attention is more welcome. The power loss is not really noticeable.

    The poor turning curve when pushing the bike is a pity. But that’s it. Love to ride it.
  15. spuh

    spuh Long timer Supporter

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    "poor turning curve"?
  16. DLS01

    DLS01 Adventurer

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    Yep
  17. spuh

    spuh Long timer Supporter

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    Sorry, I guess I need to be more pedantic; what do you mean by "poor turning curve"?
  18. Anders-

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    I think he means the bike has a poor turning curve :lol3

    It's clearly subjective, don't worry abou tit...
  19. DLS01

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    Those words were part of a sentence spuh, so in that context I answer by replying on Anders reply, to show some pedantically too and it is more fun for me.

    Lol it’s not subjective, the angle to steer when manually pushing the bike (walking with bike) is mentioned by a few before. Like in Apo’s review 2 pages back. Maybe a memory issue you forgot to worry about Anders? :imaposer

    I need to take a tight corner to get from my yard in a small alley that leads to a street. Unable to do in 1 go with pr7 to take that tight corner, With mts no problem, with previous drz also no problem.
    When riding the bike this is not an issue.

    I think irl Anders is probably a nice person, but I am aware that is a bit subjective, to conclude my pedantic post in style.
    Thanks for making me smile.
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  20. Anders-

    Anders- 690R

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    :beer (maybe subjective wasn't the right word, my point was just the turning radius might not bother others as much)

    Sorry @spuh - no harm intended :-)