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Offline trevorwb

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Re: Honestly - Do i get a 690 or
« Reply #20 on: March 23, 2015, 07:46:34 pm »
Strangely enough my 690 is really planted at speed.Gravel roads at 148 on the gps but I should imagine tyre selection and suspension set up have a lot to do with this.I have a dampner in the front.
This bike allows you to be able to explore off the beaten track without being a burden.The gravel travel between can be quite exhilarating as well.But it is definetly not the type of bike you would hop onto and cruise 100 km up the tar for a quick beer.
 

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Re: Honestly - Do i get a 690 or
« Reply #21 on: March 23, 2015, 08:01:28 pm »
I'm lovin my 690 more by the day. It's not perfect but it is as good a DS bike as I've ridden. Suspension is not as good as the older LC4s but the motor is great. This bit is rocks from golf ball to fist size and it did 155 on the gps where grip started losing. Tyre was a bit worn so might have gone up to just over 160

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Re: Honestly - Do i get a 690 or
« Reply #22 on: March 23, 2015, 08:48:52 pm »
Mooi man Dwerg!!! Most okes are too poep scared to ride that speed on open tar!!!
 

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Re: Honestly - Do i get a 690 or
« Reply #23 on: March 23, 2015, 10:09:47 pm »
When did you buy?
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Re: Honestly - Do i get a 690 or
« Reply #24 on: March 24, 2015, 12:05:57 am »
I'm looking at using the rally replica tanks apparently they go for around R6000 each side. I'm not keen on using fiber tanks when you know you are going to come down at some stage, I just don't think they are as robust at moulded plastic.
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Re: Honestly - Do i get a 690 or
« Reply #25 on: May 07, 2015, 02:18:00 pm »
My 690 is probably standing on somewhere around 12 000kms now. Took it down to the coast and back last week. The rally kit really helps a lot for long distance. I actually think it has much better wind protection than any other bike I've had. My arse started really hurting around the 400-500km. Fuel consumption was between 16-20km/l. 16 while going flat taps on the dirt, 20 while cruizing at 120-130. I fitted a set of T63s before the trip and it was the first time I could play with the bike on tar twisties and it was loads of fun. It goes like a demon at sea level!!

All the issues I've had so far were with the aftermarket kit. POS considering the amount of money you pay for it.....
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Re: Honestly - Do i get a 690 or
« Reply #26 on: May 07, 2015, 02:40:50 pm »
http://www.radegarage.com/2014-07-07/ktm-690-auxilliary-tank/

Another idea on aux tank. 5.5l 299 euro thats about 5k


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