Let's see your bike

Discussion in 'Photos' started by kiwiDakar, Jun 29, 2002.

  1. MxFan69

    MxFan69 Im so happy

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    Wow is the red graphics a 690, hell of a good look for that bike.
  2. Chickenstrip

    Chickenstrip Long timer

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  3. drbuzzard

    drbuzzard Long timer Supporter

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  4. ShawnKTM530EXC

    ShawnKTM530EXC Long timer

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    Yeah, that’s a 2020 KTM 690 SMC R. I’ll get a better picture of it.
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  5. ShawnKTM530EXC

    ShawnKTM530EXC Long timer

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    It appears that KTM only purchased the motorcycle division.

    These things are super fun to ride. I’ve heard a lot of people say that they are the most fun bike they have ever ridden. I came from a dirt bike background. I grew up on a 1,500 acre ranch, close to Los Angeles. So, most of my life I rode almost every day. Back then I didn’t have a street bike. I just didn’t need one to ride. I had sports cars for the outside world. About 2008, when I wasn’t spending as much time on the ranch, I picked up a KTM 530 EXC. It was a good bike. But, they are a lot of maintenance and their engines aren’t that flexible for street riding. Then I bought the ‘18 701. I believe in hard break ins for these. And, when I took my first pull through the gears down the street, I got a silly grin and told myself, “yeah, this is the way it’s supposed to be”. And, the maintenance on these are a lot less. Suggested oil changes are 6,000 miles. I do mine at 3,000 miles and it’s still a lot less than the 530 intervals. And, the valves rarely need adjustment.

    The 701 and 690 feel more different than I though they would. The 690 has full traction control, ABS front and rear and a quick shifter. The 701 only has the front and rear ABS. Engine wise, the 690 feels a little softer than the 701. The suspension on the 690 is a little shorter than the 701. But, the 690 suspension feels smoother. It feels like it gets a little bit better traction in the corners. Overall, I like the 701 better. It just seems more raw to me. I’ve spent most of my life riding a CR 500. And, the 701 really reminds me of riding that bike. I swear, it makes me feel like a hooligan kid again.
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  6. Oilhed

    Oilhed MarkF Supporter

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    It really is a beautiful bike. I wish I had long legs.
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  7. 2wingdoc05

    2wingdoc05 Been here awhile

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  8. Gestalt

    Gestalt Been here awhile

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    Looks a great setup, I would have paint the trailer though.
  9. ShawnKTM530EXC

    ShawnKTM530EXC Long timer

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    How tall are you?
  10. MUDHWY

    MUDHWY Simple Math

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    I have a Silver colored Wing as well. What kind of trailer is that?
  11. 2wingdoc05

    2wingdoc05 Been here awhile

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    Champion colorado sport trailer...I have had it 8 yrs
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  12. BackCountryCruizer

    BackCountryCruizer Gnarled Adventurer Supporter

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    My wife on her 690R with 17” supermoto wheels. We installed a 1.75” lowering link. She’s 5’6” tall. IMG_2549.JPG
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    2wingdoc05 Been here awhile

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  14. Gestalt

    Gestalt Been here awhile

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    Ask and the answer will appear. That trailer regardless of color, it dam nice, with that setup, there is little as regards time and distance to stop you, look real good my friend. Civilized camping.
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  15. Oilhed

    Oilhed MarkF Supporter

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    5-07 with 29 in inseam
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  17. Aviatordoc

    Aviatordoc Hooligan extraordinaire Supporter

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    Evening ride, after work beside the TN river.
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  18. FIRE UP

    FIRE UP n00b

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    Well,
    Kind-a new here but, here's my contribution to the *Picture* thread. It's my 3 month old, 2018 Africa Twin Adventure Sports DCT. What a great machine.
    Scott

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  19. mikegc

    mikegc Long timer Super Supporter

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    ^^^^^^^
    Hell of a start! Look forward to more good stuff.

    Mike
  20. offshore

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    I notice on YouTube everyone had a Honda CRF250L so I got one too. 00909_cqBYT83gPV9_0CI0t2_1200x900.jpg
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