KTM 690 Enduro owners show off your bike !

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

  1. lanztek

    lanztek Been here awhile

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    Love the graphics. Which kit from Kutvek is that? And, wonder how it would look on stock '18 white plastic
  2. abandoned track

    abandoned track Been here awhile Supporter

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    This is the Kutvek kit I ordered: https://www.kutvek-amerika.com/en-u...uro-r/breakout-690-enduro-r-black-orange.html

    I selected the Matte finish.
    Note that all the 690 Enduro kits shown on their website are on a 2019+ bike.

    Yeah, I was trying to figure out what the graphics would look like on the white plastic also. But I eventually decided I liked the looks of the bike that displays this kit and decided to replace the plastic panels to match. I bought the kit before buying the plastic panels, laid the new graphics on the white plastic and then thought it would look better overlaid on orange or black.

    Some good things and bad things about the Kutvek graphics:
    • The material is very thick and seems to be very durable.
    • Some graphics were not cut correctly for the plastic piece they were to be applied to. My 2 side panels are mirror images of each other, but the graphics were not cut the same. All of the other pieces I was able to stretch the graphic and make them work.
    • I am not an expert at applying graphics so my first few pieces still have air bubbles. I learned I was not applying enough heat from my heat gun before and during application. My last piece is bubble free. You have to look hard to find the air bubbles. After all, this is a dirt bike and I was not trying to achieve concours level quality.
    • With the larger/longer pieces I had success with taking off only half or a third of the backing and getting that applied before removing any more backing. A large piece with all the glue side exposed is very hard to handle.
  3. Powerful Pete

    Powerful Pete Adventurer

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  4. maden

    maden Been here awhile

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    Nice autumn colors in Norway :)

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  5. VStromNC

    VStromNC DNS/DNF

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    Utah Adobe cement like mud!

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  6. The Cone of Silence

    The Cone of Silence Been here awhile

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  7. a.c.e.

    a.c.e. U Mud, Bro?

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  8. The Cone of Silence

    The Cone of Silence Been here awhile

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    I got a tail tidy but I think it looks awful - the indicator lights particularly. Might see if there's any others out there.

    Supersprox and some proper rubber - noted. I'm on it ;-)
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  9. maden

    maden Been here awhile

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    Best looking tail tidy is oem on the bike. Just remove the lower fender and bolt the plate to the upper one. There is allready a plate light in the rear light assembly. It just needs to be connected…

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  10. The Cone of Silence

    The Cone of Silence Been here awhile

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    Two things

    1. Nice decals - love it. Great minds think alike ;-)
    2. I like the tail solution here a lot - well done mate it looks superb. I'm not sure the unreasonably enthusiastic New South Wales Highway Patrol would be quite as understanding though. Given how much aftermarket farkling I've done which a vehicle inspection would determine not 100% 'legal' though, I don't want to attract unnecessary attention if my plate can't easily be seen. What's the main benefit of a tail tidy....is it just to stop mud and dirt from being thrown at the plate or is there another reason that so many people make this change?
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  11. AllSeasonRider

    AllSeasonRider Wandering, maybe a little lost...

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    I'm sure most do it simply because it looks better. In practice and depending on how/where you ride, it's less stuff to break hanging off the bike when it gets hung up on rocks or branches.
  12. a.c.e.

    a.c.e. U Mud, Bro?

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    FREE THE ROOST! :D

    Most for the looks, the stock rear hanger just looks wrong.
    Some even manage to get it caught by the rear wheel during jumps/whoops cause it's too flimsy.
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    Tizianomercante Been here awhile Supporter

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    Tizianomercante Been here awhile Supporter

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  15. Trailryder42

    Trailryder42 Long timer

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    I got rid of it because the first bike I ever had with an extended rear fender like that, anytime I worked around the rear tire or did any maintenance back there, I kept hitting my head on the damed thing, so now I take it off of all my bikes if it comes so equipped.
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  16. Cyclenaut

    Cyclenaut Been here awhile

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    craig2211 Adventurer

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    early spring ride
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  18. Dao1

    Dao1 Long timer

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  19. The Cone of Silence

    The Cone of Silence Been here awhile

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    Perun luggage rack + extension plate and Outback Motortek pannier racks added. Mosko Backcountry 35l panniers fitted along with a Backcountry 40L duffle and a Nomad tank bag.

    Still haven't worked out the perfect way to mount the duffle but I'll figure something out. What I do need now is a short sidestand.

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  20. a.c.e.

    a.c.e. U Mud, Bro?

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    Adjust preload, if you will go with luggage every now and then, this is a good investment:

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