Details on 2014 690 enduro r?

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by BigTony, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. Truck11

    Truck11 n00b

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    Why not just cut 1 inch off the existing sidestand and weld on a footplate (size of your liking)? Then spray the sidestand with some Rust-Oleum paint or something. Cheap easy fix. I'm about to do this, and I have not lowered my bike either!
  2. Chasem

    Chasem Been here awhile

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    I would do that, but my chopsaw and mig welder are at my parents house. Needless to say, hours away... ;(
  3. Simonhantler

    Simonhantler waiheke simon

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    yep i put that kouba link on and shortened the side stand 30mm (1") and put big footprint on stand while it was off.
    but the kouba link 1 5/8 needed to be ground down on inside top get past a bolt on ktm swingarm.
  4. ToeDown

    ToeDown n00b

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    I've gone with the .75 inch drop on the forks and all seems well. Happy days:thumb
  5. finbarr

    finbarr Would be adventurer

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    Saw a post on here tens of pages back on lowering the foot pegs - so had a go at doing it. I have long legs and have as much bar rise as I'm willing to put in, but still needed to drop the pegs a bit more to be properly comfortable when standing. This mod has worked really well - I'm very happy with it.

    I used 2x 10mm bolts, 100mm long and chopped about 5mm off the length. I've got rally pegs on the bike and wanted to get the springs back in there - this was easy on the left, but the right spring needed a slight tweak so that it would sit flat.

    I also moved the rear brake bracket rearwards to its maximum, and adjusted the plunger length to minimum so that the brake lever would sit in the right position. The stop bolt was replaced with a longer version and this all works perfectly. It meant I didn't need to flip the brake tip over to get everything sitting correctly.

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    The gear shift was dropped by two splines to compensate. The nuts on both bolts are threadlocked and will be marked with paint to show any movement - hence, nuts at the top, rather than underneath.
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  6. Wansfel

    Wansfel I'm not lost! The world is just a bit misplaced.

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    I used nylock nuts rather than thread locker. But, been working fine for several months now.
  7. mrwwwhite

    mrwwwhite Been here awhile

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    Personally, I would not risk with this method. The two footrest brackets are cast aluminum so not that tough. I know just like that, they look fine but you don't want to drop it since that bracket is ~150E and will fracture easily. If you really fancy this at least put a big spacer where the peg was before so that when you tighten the bolt you don't deform the cast brackets.

    On a different note cutting and welding the pegs is much safer since a good TIG welder would make them as strong as before. I did exactly that to my pivotpegz and you can see some pics on my build thread here. Love the lowered position and combined with ~30mm risers gives a perfect standing position. (I'm ~180cm tall)


    There's also lots of other mods which fit the newer models and for people researching about adventurising the 690 or rally kits here's a post with my thoughts about them and the beginning of building one of these which will fit the 14-15 models as well:

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  8. finbarr

    finbarr Would be adventurer

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    I've had a few comments in another location about the inherent weakness of this mod, so will probably take your advice and do something a little stronger. The nut isn't done up very tight at all, there's about 1mm of play in there as I didn't want to stress the brackets, but it is threadlocked. Additionally, any tighter and the pegs no longer fold up/drop back down. So loose is good.

    I'm looking forward to reading your build thread later today.
    Thanks for your comments - much appreciated.
  9. Motomochila

    Motomochila Moto Scientist and time traveler

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    That lowering mod looks sketchy to me. Standing would be a gamble . :huh
    Wouldn't a re weld of the foot pegs be a much better option?
  10. TheGearDude

    TheGearDude Been here awhile Supporter

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    Ya I would have to agree that lowering method looks sketchy. I went with the Black Dog Cycle Works pegs low version and they aren't much lower but you can notice a slight difference.
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  11. finbarr

    finbarr Would be adventurer

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    Thanks for the replies - I'm having a chat with a local machine shop to see if I can get them to fab something that works. Most of the off-the-shelf pegs only offer 2 or 3 cm lowering - which is about half of what I need. The problem with having long legs...
  12. mrwwwhite

    mrwwwhite Been here awhile

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    With the bolt method you probably get 35mm and with the weld method I went for 25mm.

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    If you need more than that I would not lower the pegs that much but rise the HB as well. Now I have about 60mm offset from OEM: 25mm in the pegs and 35mm in the HB risers.
  13. Motomochila

    Motomochila Moto Scientist and time traveler

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    Mods almost finished on my 2014. 300 mm Tractive rally shock and SX fork swap for suspension makes for a VERY tall ride. On toes I can touch without sag corrected-no fuel or gear on, but I'm 6'1". This mod is not for the vertically challenged or those worried about tipping in ruts.

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  14. THop

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    Ouch thats a tall girl, I can flat foot both feet on my complete stocker 2014 with no luggage and I'm comfortable with that. What are you planning on riding over mountains? lol
  15. Motomochila

    Motomochila Moto Scientist and time traveler

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    Actually, yes! The 690 will be my BDR bike. My first ride on her will be the COBDR in August, and then finish off by riding back on the continental divide. From there I'm doing the UTBDR, south to north, then finally the IDBDR. Based on my calculations, I figure about 12 mountains to be exact.

    I am considering packing a small step stool.....just in case. :D
  16. THop

    THop Adventurer

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    I have heard those root names before, i have to look them up and if they fit into my ride across the TAT or are close maybe il poke over for a look. As for the step stool, i suguest retractable stilts or go go gadet legs more usefull when you really need em lol
  17. mrwwwhite

    mrwwwhite Been here awhile

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    You will love it no matter what people are babbling!
    Did you swapped the triples with reduced offset?
  18. Abersouth

    Abersouth misadventurer

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    Concerning the Rally Raid shocks.

    Are there any big differences in performance between the RR Rally and the Adventure shocks? I know about the adjustable height of the adventure. Is the RR rally shock more bombproof or something?

    I'm going to get one or the other, just trying to figure which one might be right for me. I'm tall enough that the 300mm is going to work good. I won't be racing the bike, but I will get on it for fun. Dreams of doing multi month travel with it.
  19. Motomochila

    Motomochila Moto Scientist and time traveler

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    In the box and ready to mount this week.

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  20. Motomochila

    Motomochila Moto Scientist and time traveler

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    I've got zero time on the bike so far. Parts and the death of my dad last October has kept me from completing a bike I bought new in May of last year. The offset triples just showed up from Austria last week. From what I've been told from a few who have gone the rally versus the adventure is; much better performance when hard use, and the fact that it has more adjustments. Doing it again I'd go with the 275 mm adventure shock for a bit lower seat height.