KTM 690 Enduro owners show off your bike !

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

  1. Mountainman13

    Mountainman13 Been here awhile

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    New to me 2013 690 Enduro R. Have had it for about a month and already did a level 2 training with West 38 moto and put about 1500 miles on it. Previously had a Triumph Scrambler 900, KTM 990 Adventure, and a F800GS and this blows all of them out of the water. Under 400lbs ADV bike with almost 500 miles of range? Yes please!

    Soon to come modifications will be having the seat scooped out and lowered and modifying the side stand so it's adjustable as well as putting a kicker on it so I can actually put it up and down while sitting on the bike (right now it hides behind the exhaust).

    After that, lots of plans mostly fueled by the Orangecicle 2.0 thread to include tablet installation on the nav tower, larger luggage (just have the Reckless 40L now), and possibly switching the skid plate to aluminium or HDPE.

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    jimmibanke Been here awhile

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    autonhome Been here awhile

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    My 2009 690E with Kit690 fitted, during Gibraltar Race 2019

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    I get my yenkro in a month - joe is too busy :)

    cant wait for mine to look like yours!
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    Virgin singletrack, so GOOD for the soul!
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    Please ignore the 450 sixdays haha! Nice day ride south of Vegas.
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  14. never been

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    Interested to know how the bikes ride together? One waiting for the other all the time?
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    When the trails have 3’ or higher whoops, he pulls away as I have to double them or usually roll thru. If the whoops are less than 3’ the 690 can hang, loft the front with all that grunt and you can stay with the 450 all day. The 450 excels when the trails get steep up but not necessarily going down. Generally, I am sweating more between stops and probably more sore the next day haha..
    A lot of our single track trails have been taken over by UTVs or Jeeps so the 690 I think is better at absorbing all the random rocks strewn about on the 2 track trails. Not as nervous as a 450 because of mass I suppose.
    He waits on me in the hills and I wait for him sometimes in the open stuff surprisingly. Never more than a minute or 2 either way. The 450 is the better off road machine, no question.
    We are both ah ‘experienced’ riders (40-50s) and leave a nice safety margin when riding.. maybe 75% of a race pace. All out or with different riders it would probably be a different story, disclaimer disclaimer ha!
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    Last ride of 2019 today. Typical grey UK weather and it was wet to say the least! Also got to spank my buddies brand new GSA through the mud and puddles :D

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