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Offline edgy

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New 690 "R"
« on: October 14, 2011, 11:50:08 am »
So I collected my new machine on Wednesday :biggrin: I only have a 100kms on her so far! I got her with the new Apex FMF pipe and she sounds awesome! :thumleft:
What are the nessesary "farkles" that should be attended to? What needs to be sorted on these machines?
As far as the power setting goodie under the seat,what must that be set on?
Thanks
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Re: New 690 "R"
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2011, 11:57:36 am »
Flip...all I can say is that I'm bloody jealous...enjoy!!!!

I must still wait a month or two untill my ship is in the harbour, the one with the moola!!!

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Re: New 690 "R"
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2011, 12:03:14 pm »
Sorry bout the cell pic,this on her maiden voyage at 05:30 this am
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Re: New 690 "R"
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2011, 12:06:52 pm »
As can be seen,I have already tidied the tail up a bit! :biggrin:
I decided to go with the SM screen option....so far so good!
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Re: New 690 "R"
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2011, 12:09:14 pm »
Cool..thanks.. :drif:    :thumleft:
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Re: New 690 "R"
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2011, 12:29:42 pm »
I would personally just fit some foldable mirrors and then lots of petrol and tyres and gravel.
 

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Re: New 690 "R"
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2011, 12:31:55 pm »
So I collected my new machine on Wednesday :biggrin: I only have a 100kms on her so far! I got her with the new Apex FMF pipe and she sounds awesome! :thumleft:
What are the nessesary "farkles" that should be attended to? What needs to be sorted on these machines?
As far as the power setting goodie under the seat,what must that be set on?
Thanks

Go to Rally Raid UK and order everything they offer for the 690. :ricky: Or at least the subframe/tank bolts.
 

Offline africanSky

Re: New 690 "R"
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2011, 12:38:12 pm »
Setting no 2 has the the biggest smile factor  ;D
 

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Re: New 690 "R"
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2011, 12:43:46 pm »
Mirrors are crap!! >:(
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Re: New 690 "R"
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2011, 12:48:11 pm »
 :thumleft: Beautifull machine - enjoy!!!
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Re: New 690 "R"
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2011, 12:57:24 pm »
Congrats Edgy she's a beauty
 

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Re: New 690 "R"
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2011, 01:02:00 pm »
Lekker Bru, Now go Piss Throttle Jockey off on the really tough sections! >:D :laughing4: :pot:
Got to take the time to do the things you wouldn't normally do.
 

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Re: New 690 "R"
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2011, 01:19:33 pm »
Lekker Bru, Now go Piss Throttle Jockey off on the really tough sections! >:D :laughing4: :pot:

 :imaposer: Thats the plan until he too adds one to his considerable stable!
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Re: New 690 "R"
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2011, 02:04:15 pm »
Congrats Edgy - man, she's beautiful!
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Re: New 690 "R"
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2011, 02:09:05 pm »
Brilliant man Enjoy!! No wonder your permanently on the Insomnia thread. Wish i had the Long Dollars for THAT KATOOM.
Mesmerising stuff?!?
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Re: New 690 "R"
« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2011, 02:54:45 pm »
Nice   :thumleft:
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Re: New 690 "R"
« Reply #16 on: October 14, 2011, 03:06:24 pm »
 :thumleft: :thumleft: :drif:
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Re: New 690 "R"
« Reply #17 on: October 14, 2011, 03:37:36 pm »
You people are EVIL.  :patch: Just went to  have looky see or more accurate  :drif:, again at the 690R....  :ricky:
 

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Re: New 690 "R"
« Reply #18 on: October 14, 2011, 03:43:16 pm »
KAK






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You can do better than that




Awesome bike
Congrats
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Re: New 690 "R"
« Reply #19 on: October 14, 2011, 04:55:50 pm »
Congrats Edgy. Very nice!  :drif:   :thumleft: