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Offline BLK

2014 KTM 690 ABS MODEL
« on: February 11, 2014, 12:59:18 pm »
I am not sure if this should be posted in this section but here is a pic of my week old 2014 ABS model.I have only ridden it back from RAD so I am still very new to the bike and can't make any judgements at this stage.I also haven't ridden since July last year.
Heres a pic of my new toy:
 

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Re: 2014 KTM 690 ABS MODEL
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2014, 01:07:15 pm »
Congrats, very nice!!!
 

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Re: 2014 KTM 690 ABS MODEL
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2014, 01:10:24 pm »
Awesome :thumleft: Is it easy to disable the ABS?
 

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Re: 2014 KTM 690 ABS MODEL
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2014, 01:38:01 pm »
Awesome :thumleft: Is it easy to disable the ABS?

You have to stop and switch it off on the dashboard but you can buy/get a dongle to switch it off permanently.Haven't spent much time with the bike so still have to learn some of the short cuts.

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Re: 2014 KTM 690 ABS MODEL
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2014, 01:52:48 pm »
Bruce, how much do they go for now if you don't mind me asking?
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Re: 2014 KTM 690 ABS MODEL
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2014, 02:03:02 pm »
Bruce, how much do they go for now if you don't mind me asking?
I paid R104 000,but then one has to add ;crash bars,tail plate,exhaust,head light protector.This game has become expensive!!

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Re: 2014 KTM 690 ABS MODEL
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2014, 02:05:04 pm »
Bruce, how much do they go for now if you don't mind me asking?
I paid R104 000,but then one has to add ;crash bars,tail plate,exhaust,head light protector.This game has become expensive!!

cheers
bruce

Thanks. I have a serious itch for one so that still sounds like a bargain  :lol8:
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Re: 2014 KTM 690 ABS MODEL
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2014, 02:12:16 pm »
Dwerg:I also sold my 2013 800gs last year.Not because I did not like the Beast but I prefer smaller bikes.I have also a damaged spine which needs constant care.My idea is to do daily trips in the dirt and tour in my Jeep where I can include my wife....well that's the plan.

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Re: 2014 KTM 690 ABS MODEL
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2014, 02:57:30 pm »
congrats.
love the new graphics.
 

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Re: 2014 KTM 690 ABS MODEL
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2014, 08:15:15 am »
Welcome to 690 Nirvana  :laughing4:
 

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Re: 2014 KTM 690 ABS MODEL
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2014, 08:53:17 am »
I can see one of these next year in my garage  ;D
 

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Re: 2014 KTM 690 ABS MODEL
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2014, 10:40:46 am »
Just had a chat to Hilton about upgrading the suspension (I need to for my weight)- he said that not springs are available for this bike yet  - wtf  WP and KTM????? ???
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Re: 2014 KTM 690 ABS MODEL
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2014, 06:00:38 pm »
Just had a chat to Hilton about upgrading the suspension (I need to for my weight)- he said that not springs are available for this bike yet  - wtf  WP and KTM????? ???
Toors:Lose weight and all will be sorted,no new springs  ;D
 

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Re: 2014 KTM 690 ABS MODEL
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2014, 10:05:47 am »
Just had a chat to Hilton about upgrading the suspension (I need to for my weight)- he said that not springs are available for this bike yet  - wtf  WP and KTM????? ???
Toors:Lose weight and all will be sorted,no new springs  ;D


BLK - I am big and fat - even if I loose weight (which I need to do) I would still be to heavy for the standard suspension ;)
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Re: 2014 KTM 690 ABS MODEL
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2014, 12:40:07 pm »
What is the "weight limit" on a 690?
 

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Re: 2014 KTM 690 ABS MODEL
« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2014, 09:27:00 pm »
I want the SMC-R badly  :(
 

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Re: 2014 KTM 690 ABS MODEL
« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2014, 06:20:08 pm »
Nice bike, also have one very happy with it, I must just say to upgrade it into an adventure is quite expensive if I had known I would have probably gone with the 990 from the start but that being said its much of a muchness both has their pro's and con's depending on the aplication the only thing that bothers me is that I cant take the misses with on the ocasional breakfest run
 

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Re: 2014 KTM 690 ABS MODEL
« Reply #17 on: June 09, 2014, 06:24:40 pm »
Bruce is that the bike you rode when I took you to Parys? It is very nice. I rode one on saturday and was very impressed. Its a wild one that. Loads of fun but I prefer a 990.
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Re: 2014 KTM 690 ABS MODEL
« Reply #18 on: June 09, 2014, 07:46:57 pm »
Teapot:it is the bike.Its a little short on fuel and carrying capacity.If you are prepared to trailer it to distant places and organise your onboard tools etc it can't be beat in the dirt!!It is Not a touring bike.Its a road legal mx bike to get you from one tar rd to the next.

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Re: 2014 KTM 690 ABS MODEL
« Reply #19 on: June 09, 2014, 08:37:12 pm »
That's for sure. Wind buffeting at 140 plus is hectic. I had to hold on tight. And it still wanted to go. Don't how you did it on our way back on the dreaded N1 with that wind. 
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