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Technical Section => Make / Model Specific Discussions => KTM LC4 400/610/640 & 690 => Topic started by: KTM BIGGER on May 16, 2008, 12:46:01 pm

Title: KTM 690 Bling
Post by: KTM BIGGER on May 16, 2008, 12:46:01 pm
My Akro and alu skid plate arrived today. Hippy.

Ordered my stuff from the UK on Monday, they sent it on Tuesday and i got it today.

Isnt that good service. They also gave me 17.5% discount.

Made my descion now, will only import my parts and wont buy locally anymore as there is no import duties on motorcycle parts.
(http://img241.imageshack.us/img241/4621/bling0004iy1.jpg)

(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/4729/bling0002nr6.jpg)

Will fit tonight and then get the mapping down at the KTM delear in 4 weeks when i get back.
Title: Re: KTM 690 Bling
Post by: Lito on May 16, 2008, 01:01:29 pm
Dammit Paul, that is one SKIPPY bike......so sweeeet.


 O0 O0 O0
Title: Re: KTM 690 Bling
Post by: Captain Zef on May 16, 2008, 03:48:39 pm
Very nice
Title: Re: KTM 690 Bling
Post by: Adventurer on May 16, 2008, 09:22:40 pm
Yep, a decent zorst would be great, they do sound a bit asthmatic with the stock pipe.
Title: Re: KTM 690 Bling
Post by: KTM BIGGER on May 16, 2008, 09:44:02 pm
All fitted because of LITO persuasion and what a difference with weight and sounds. The bike sounds like a real thumper now. Havent even removed the noise reducer as yet as she sounds so sweet. Thanks Lito, however the wife is mad. Will tell her it was your idea.

Will need to do the mapping when i return. Now just for the long weight until i get back from overseas.

(http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/565/img1625ou1.jpg)

(http://img377.imageshack.us/img377/1043/img1627ki8.jpg)

(http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/1630/img1624ic5.jpg)



Title: Re: KTM 690 Bling
Post by: bushclown on May 17, 2008, 07:01:47 am
Looks awesome

What shop did you buy all your stuff from in the UK
Title: Re: KTM 690 Bling
Post by: Lito on May 17, 2008, 07:16:55 am
All fitted because of LITO persuasion and what a difference with weight and sounds. The bike sounds like a real thumper now. Havent even removed the noise reducer as yet as she sounds so sweet. Thanks Lito, however the wife is mad. Will tell her it was your idea.



 ::) there goes the idea for the inauguration of your entertainment area buddy...  ;D ;D ;D ;D


Hey mate, stay safe, be well, work smart, and see you when you come back. Thanks for the sms at 530 this morning you bustid.  :-X >:D


Listen - I have to say that I have the Jones going on for that bike. It flipping looks deksels sweet now - holy mackeroni.  :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: KTM 690 Bling
Post by: letsgofishing on May 17, 2008, 09:10:00 am
Really nice man!
Think about resizing your pics next time though  >:D
Title: Re: KTM 690 Bling
Post by: KTM BIGGER on May 17, 2008, 07:53:19 pm
Looks awesome

What shop did you buy all your stuff from in the UK


I always use gear4offraod as i personally know the salesman there. I have used KTM redline UK too in the past, just as good.

However gear4offroad removes 17.5% off the prices as they are selling outside of the EU. So if you pay 14% in SA you have 3.5% to play around with for the postage. And remeber there parts are cheaper so you are always going to be scoring.

I will be placing another order soon as there service is outstanding, just cant explain this to you.
Title: Re: KTM 690 Bling
Post by: KTM BIGGER on May 17, 2008, 07:54:52 pm
Really nice man!
Think about resizing your pics next time though  >:D

My wife has always liked things big, sorry dude.
Title: Re: KTM 690 Bling
Post by: Davie_sprocket on May 19, 2008, 09:04:22 am
Nice very nice !!!

Will have to catch up with you one of these weekends to hear what it sounds like with the Akro

But please takeout the insert you are sporting in the photo.

What did you pay for the Akro (delivered)

How do you find the height of the bike?? or are we just really used to bikes that are (too) tall
Title: Re: KTM 690 Bling
Post by: KTM BIGGER on May 19, 2008, 09:17:27 am
Nice very nice !!!

Will have to catch up with you one of these weekends to hear what it sounds like with the Akro

But please takeout the insert you are sporting in the photo.

What did you pay for the Akro (delivered)

How do you find the height of the bike?? or are we just really used to bikes that are (too) tall

Insert will come out when she gets mapped. Installed the pipe the night before leaving for overseas in a hurry just to hear the sound.

Height is lower than my 625 sxc i had. Helps when riding up technical stuff and you wanna put your feet down. Even tho i am quite tall it doesnt really make much difference.

Yeah we can hook up when i get back from overseas.

Paid aprox R5000 for the end can. I bought the skid plate the end can and some other goodies for just the price of which the end can would be in SA.
Title: Re: KTM 690 Bling
Post by: Lito on May 19, 2008, 11:11:37 am
Paid aprox R5000 for the end can. I bought the skid plate the end can and some other goodies for just the price of which the end can would be in SA.

Yeah - but does it protect the site glass?  >:D
Title: Re: KTM 690 Bling
Post by: KTM BIGGER on May 19, 2008, 01:53:37 pm
Paid aprox R5000 for the end can. I bought the skid plate the end can and some other goodies for just the price of which the end can would be in SA.

Yeah - but does it protect the site glass?  >:D

As long as i stay in front of you i will be okay.

Your outstanding bill at KTM is in the post for the repair.  ;D
Title: Re: KTM 690 Bling
Post by: Lito on May 19, 2008, 01:55:44 pm
 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

dont worry buddy, the cheques in the mail  ;D
Title: Re: KTM 690 Bling
Post by: AfricaOffroad on August 11, 2008, 07:32:18 pm
KTM Bigger,

how about an update on the ownership experience to date?
I'm considering picking one up this Friday, and would appreciate any input from your side:

    still happy with your choice.
   any major mechanical/electrical issues
   traits and quirks of the bike you particularly dont like
   features and abilities that really turn you on each time you ride

 O0
Title: Re: KTM 690 Bling
Post by: KTM BIGGER on November 12, 2008, 08:57:50 am
Just recieved my scotts damper from the US. What a piece of art this is. I bought it through underground engineering. This guy is phenominal with his engineering. I will be fitting it when i get home, cant wait anymore.

Update:

Yes i am still very happy with my choice.
No major mechanical problems as of yet.
The power is amazing , everytime i ride i get to know your better and the ability. I have yet to experience a place that i cant ride.
I have been riding with the smaller enduro bikes i.e 450 crf and 525 ktm and 450 ktm and they are very surprise on the performance. What they are mostlely amazed at is that i keep up with them.
Title: Re: KTM 690 Bling
Post by: edgy on November 12, 2008, 09:55:41 am
Looking mighty sweet! :thumleft:
Title: Re: KTM 690 Bling
Post by: Yefimovich on November 12, 2008, 12:05:48 pm
Woowy!!

SuperSexy!
Title: Re: KTM 690 Bling
Post by: KTM BIGGER on November 12, 2008, 01:15:54 pm
What a piece of engineering. Sorry for the poor pictures as they were taken with the cellphone offshore.

(http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/2695/12112008bd4.jpg)


(http://img391.imageshack.us/img391/3466/12112008001ni4.jpg)
Title: Re: KTM 690 Bling
Post by: KTM BIGGER on December 17, 2008, 12:24:15 pm
Now fitted and what a difference it makes.

(http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/9452/img2544cg3.jpg)

(http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/8444/img2542yw5.jpg)
Title: Re: KTM 690 Bling
Post by: boosted gp on January 23, 2009, 02:14:29 pm
Where did you get the steering damper mount and post from.

awesome bike!! :thumleft:

Mike
Title: Re: KTM 690 Bling
Post by: KtmMick on January 26, 2009, 12:56:35 pm
Hi I know both Justin and Jason from Gear4 personally myself coming from the UK and a nicer pair of guys you will never meet.

Nothing is to much trouble and there's always a cup of coffee there for you.

I have not had to order anything yet but when I do they will be the ones I go to, I went into a local (to Jo'burg) KTM dealer and was told if I wanted to order they could get it in 2-3 weeks.

Bet they can beat that even if it has to come from Austria, they are one of the best around that area and reasonably priced.

That bike looks completely different with the Akros in my opinion and that Skid plate is very nicely finished, not sure I would go to the expense of a steering damper.

Unless you do a lot of fast road work, not an expert so forgive me if I am wrong does it make it easier to control in rough going?
Title: Re: KTM 690 Bling
Post by: edgy on January 27, 2009, 06:30:46 am
Damper is a godsend on the SE! Had it on the WR450 previously,so just needed a new tower!
Title: Re: KTM 690 Bling
Post by: KTM BIGGER on January 27, 2009, 08:40:56 am
Where did you get the steering damper mount and post from.

awesome bike!! :thumleft:

Mike

just sent you a pm.
Title: Re: KTM 690 Bling
Post by: KTM BIGGER on January 27, 2009, 08:43:40 am
Hi I know both Justin and Jason from Gear4 personally myself coming from the UK and a nicer pair of guys you will never meet.

Nothing is to much trouble and there's always a cup of coffee there for you.

I have not had to order anything yet but when I do they will be the ones I go to, I went into a local (to Jo'burg) KTM dealer and was told if I wanted to order they could get it in 2-3 weeks.

Bet they can beat that even if it has to come from Austria, they are one of the best around that area and reasonably priced.

That bike looks completely different with the Akros in my opinion and that Skid plate is very nicely finished, not sure I would go to the expense of a steering damper.

Unless you do a lot of fast road work, not an expert so forgive me if I am wrong does it make it easier to control in rough going?

I strongly recommend a damper for this bike. But different strokes for different folks.
Title: Re: KTM 690 Bling
Post by: Stev0 on January 27, 2009, 08:57:06 am
Damper is a godsend on the SE! Had it on the WR450 previously,so just needed a new tower!

Sorry to Hijack..

How does your SE compare to the WR in the knarly stuff?