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Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
« Reply #20 on: January 29, 2013, 09:29:17 pm »
Jules did you not have to mod those airtime pegs, I bought some but after working out how much I had to shave off I took them back ?
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Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2013, 06:26:54 am »
Jules did you not have to mod those airtime pegs, I bought some but after working out how much I had to shave off I took them back ?
Had them fitted with the pdi. Looks like they still need a little modding to get them to fold up easily
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Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2013, 07:07:58 am »
What do these bikes cost new?

Around R96k

You got yours cheaper than I did! KTM CT...  :eek7:

What did you pay at KTM CT? Do you know if they have any in stock at the moment?
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Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
« Reply #23 on: January 30, 2013, 08:27:36 am »
What do these bikes cost new?

Around R96k

You got yours cheaper than I did! KTM CT...  :eek7:

97k, but once they've added on the road fees, transport from JNB (think this is ridiculous) and PDI fees, you looking at over 100k.

What did you pay at KTM CT? Do you know if they have any in stock at the moment?
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Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
« Reply #24 on: January 30, 2013, 11:32:17 am »
What do these bikes cost new?

Around R96k

You got yours cheaper than I did! KTM CT...  :eek7:

97k, but once they've added on the road fees, transport from JNB (think this is ridiculous) and PDI fees, you looking at over 100k.

What did you pay at KTM CT? Do you know if they have any in stock at the moment?

Just Checked,Mine was also R97K but I got Airtime Pegs, Raisers, Touring screen and flush mount flikers thrown in! Thats R2k extras ;-)
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Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
« Reply #25 on: January 30, 2013, 11:41:10 am »
What do these bikes cost new?

Around R96k

Keep supporting your KTM! I would if I could.

You got yours cheaper than I did! KTM CT...  :eek7:

97k, but once they've added on the road fees, transport from JNB (think this is ridiculous) and PDI fees, you looking at over 100k.

What did you pay at KTM CT? Do you know if they have any in stock at the moment?

Just Checked,Mine was also R97K but I got Airtime Pegs, Raisers, Touring screen and flush mount flikers thrown in! Thats R2k extras ;-)

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Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
« Reply #26 on: January 30, 2013, 11:44:08 am »
I shouldn't have subscribed. This is going to haunt me until I buy one  :'(
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Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
« Reply #27 on: January 30, 2013, 02:02:18 pm »
I shouldn't have subscribed. This is going to haunt me until I buy one  :'(

JUST DO IT!

this thing is a beast!!!
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Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
« Reply #28 on: January 31, 2013, 10:24:49 pm »
Enjoy! It is an awesome bike, wouldn't swap mine for anything.
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Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
« Reply #29 on: April 15, 2013, 10:57:38 am »
Sent Li to the UK to fetch me some Rally Raid goodies (Ok she was going for work and I had them deliver to her hotel  ;))
All function over form for me at this stage, Just getting the bike 100% sorted for anything, cosmetics (RR Evo2 Tanks etc) will come when I win the lotto  :biggrin:

The List and Pics.

1. RR Billet Fuel Cap, Stock fuel cap acts as a funnel for dirt, get the bike nice and muddy and you are almost guaranteed to get some dirt in your tank when you open the cap, not to mention that the key seems to take a bit or force to turn in the lock, could be an issue later on. (Installation: 3 bolts and 2 minutes)

2. Rear Rack + Upper and Lower Tank/subframe bolt upgrade, As the tank forms part of the subframe reports suggest that hard use and mild loading on the rear can cause the bushing in the lower mounting to wear out and then cause strain on the upper mounts causing them to break, the upgrade kit provides a slightly larger diameter bushing and one long bolt instead of the 2 smaller ones as well as stronger upper mounting bolts, The rear rack has a nice handle integrated and provides some packing space, Still looking at getting some slim line luggage racks made up at some point, (Installation: Remove seat(0), side covers(4bolts), Airbox (4bolts, intake, sensor,2 hoses), Exhaust mounting bolt. remove bottom mounting bolts and replace by lifting tank up slightly then replace top bolts. About 45 minutes.

3. Brake snake, Protects against small trees etc getting between the frame and the brake lever and bending it out, Might also help a little when going down to keep the break lever from bending out, (You need to remove the little ally mounting point that comes with the brake snake as the 690 has a spot for the cable to go through (clever Austrians!) Might also need to remove the bash plate depending on which one you have fitted, (20 minutes)

4. Also replaced the 2 bolts that hold the radiator protector in place with cable ties, Reports suggest a fall can cause the covers to move and force the bolts to tear out of the radiator leaving your stranded, The crash bar limits the chances of this but I did it anyway just for in case.

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Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
« Reply #30 on: April 15, 2013, 11:01:00 am »
Love the fact that you can go from this to this with just 4 bolts,

Makes tinkering a pleasure!

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Re: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
« Reply #31 on: May 06, 2013, 10:27:52 pm »
Some more mods
Folding mirrors from Bike Gear
Look great and vibrate less than the stock ones


Rubber moulded handles
Cut them from some old oxford bags years ago knowing they would be used sometime


Dogbone side stand for emergency tire repair, works by propping up the front or rear wheel like a make shift center stand
Extendable, fits here perfectly
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Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
« Reply #32 on: May 07, 2013, 08:53:01 am »
so wheres mine, come on, focus ek se, dont be surprised if yours goes missing, PE a very small place :imaposer:
 

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Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
« Reply #33 on: May 07, 2013, 09:23:25 am »
so wheres mine, come on, focus ek se, dont be surprised if yours goes missing, PE a very small place :imaposer:
Ill make you one! Its going to cost you a Beer or 2 though!!!!

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Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
« Reply #34 on: May 07, 2013, 12:11:25 pm »
Thanks, thats no problem
 

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Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
« Reply #35 on: May 15, 2013, 09:42:02 am »
Jules, your crash bars - do they have enough room there to go around long range tanks if you fitted some?
Also where and for how much?

Thanks, dude.

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Re: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
« Reply #36 on: May 15, 2013, 10:22:20 am »
Some more mods
Folding mirrors from Bike Gear
Look great and vibrate less than the stock ones



Hmmmm, is the 640adv maybe looking for a new home?
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Re: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
« Reply #37 on: May 16, 2013, 09:37:48 pm »
I don't think so. But depends on the tanks, i got these from bill as his evo 2 tanks didn't work with the bars, runner sells these
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Re: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
« Reply #38 on: May 16, 2013, 09:38:10 pm »
It might be ;)
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Re: Re: Jules's 690R It has begun!
« Reply #39 on: May 17, 2013, 02:52:46 pm »
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