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Technical Section => Make / Model Specific Discussions => KTM LC4 400/610/640 & 690 => Topic started by: DJLSteenkamp on September 15, 2017, 02:30:06 pm

Title: Crash Bars on 690
Post by: DJLSteenkamp on September 15, 2017, 02:30:06 pm
Hi All

Most likely a stupid question but is it important for crash bars on a 690 enduro?
Looking at some extras on the bike and crash bars is kind of expensive.
Title: Re: Crash Bars on 690
Post by: Buff on September 15, 2017, 02:45:11 pm
No, they crash pretty well with the wide bars. Hand guards are recommended though to avoid breaking levers.
Title: Re: Crash Bars on 690
Post by: armpump on September 15, 2017, 09:54:15 pm
Depends where you are planning on riding i would think
Prevention is better than cure ;)
Title: Re: Crash Bars on 690
Post by: armpump on September 15, 2017, 09:59:37 pm
Radiator kinda important to try protect if going into remote areas.
Title: Re: Crash Bars on 690
Post by: aka.Goliath on September 16, 2017, 12:49:54 am
 Safari tank...
Title: Re: Crash Bars on 690
Post by: Dirt Junkie on September 16, 2017, 07:24:55 am
Crash bars on a 690 looks s#!t, it's  the same as putting crash bars on a mx bike, get radiator braces you won't need anything else.
   https://ktmtwins.com/products/ktm-76535940000  (https://ktmtwins.com/products/ktm-76535940000)
 
Title: Re: Crash Bars on 690
Post by: armpump on September 16, 2017, 08:33:22 am
This type thing don't look bad and will sure help in a lie down situation

(http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h391/jordan62085/KTM%20690/20130621_192359_zpsab0198b5.jpg)

Title: Re: Crash Bars on 690
Post by: Beesboer on September 18, 2017, 07:44:27 am
I've got Rumbux on mine but the lower bolt running through the engine mounting keeps breaking off. I've tried different strength steelbolts but no luck so far. Used it with springwashers and normal washers but still no luck!
Title: Re: Crash Bars on 690
Post by: DJLSteenkamp on September 18, 2017, 09:24:02 am
Hi thanks for all the comments.

@Dirt Junkie - think I will get the radiator braces and then bash plate and small crash bars.

I saw the Rumbux https://ktmtwins.com/products/rumbux-690-or-2 and looks awesome but bit expensive for me.
Title: Re: Crash Bars on 690
Post by: Rascal on September 18, 2017, 10:58:38 am
I Have a safari tank for sale should you be interested.

PM me for details.
Title: Re: Crash Bars on 690
Post by: Beesboer on October 10, 2017, 08:03:55 am
I've chatted to Rumbux regarding my problem. They came out to me, fitted a new crashbar, no fuss. That was brilliant after sales service! I've just finished the Quads 4 Quads trip from Balito to Jhb. The bars worked wonderful and no problems experienced.
Title: Re: Crash Bars on 690
Post by: DJLSteenkamp on October 10, 2017, 10:00:08 am
OK that's good, glad you got it sorted.

I took my first ever fall on a bike this weekend (luckily a slow fall over) and only damage was small scratches on hand guard and changed my clutch lever into a 2 finger lever.
Like my brother told me, your not trying hard enough if your not falling.