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Offline DiscoBiscuit

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2014 690 R
« on: November 06, 2014, 01:24:48 pm »
Hi All,

I need some advice, Wings or Acropovic? Searched, but could not find anything regarding the 2014 model. Only thing that is clear, no need to remap with the Wings pipe. I don't want loud, just want to get rid of the heat generated with the standard pipe.

Any advice welcome.

Cheers!
« Last Edit: November 06, 2014, 01:36:37 pm by DiscoBiscuit »
 

Offline Werner747

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Re: 2014 690 R
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2014, 03:34:00 pm »
HI DB, I got a 2013 690R, put ons a Wings. Runs awesome! Did not need to remap, only 15min idle reset.

Apparently the Wings are same as Akra, only priced much better.

6000 km later, still very happy. You get a couple of inserts to control noise, but even at loudest, its not bad at all.Hope it helps.
 

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Re: 2014 690 R
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2014, 03:35:22 pm »
Wings!!!!!
Ride it like you stole it!

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Re: 2014 690 R
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2014, 04:11:25 pm »
Very happy with my Wings for the past 5 years already. Great weight saving and heat dissipation compared to stock, at a reasonable price.
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Re: 2014 690 R
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2014, 05:49:11 pm »
Happy with my wings, looks better than the Acrapovic and way cheaper
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Re: 2014 690 R
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2014, 01:23:56 pm »
Thanks for the replies,

Went with the Wings.

Cheers!
 

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Re: 2014 690 R
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2014, 02:16:07 pm »
Where did you get the Wings from?  R?
 

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Re: 2014 690 R
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2014, 10:16:09 pm »

You will find all the info here.
http://www.tornadof5.co.za/
 

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Re: 2014 690 R
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2014, 02:51:52 pm »
Great!  Thanks.
 

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Re: 2014 690 R
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2014, 01:03:46 pm »
Hi All,

Any idea how to fit a number plate to the 690? Do I need a special bracket?

Thanks!
 

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Re: 2014 690 R
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2014, 10:19:23 pm »
A new 690 comes standard with a bracket to which the indicators and number plate is attached, if you manage to destroy it, like I did recently, it is about R160 from KTM.
 

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Re: 2014 690 R
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2014, 01:15:19 pm »
I have seen that bracket, but mine is not the same.
This is what I have. Seems like something is missing.
Think I will rivet the plate to the 2 holes visible in the photo.
Number will only be visible from a satellite and the moon. :biggrin: 
 

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Re: 2014 690 R
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2014, 01:49:03 pm »
I have seen that bracket, but mine is not the same.
This is what I have. Seems like something is missing.
Think I will rivet the plate to the 2 holes visible in the photo.
Number will only be visible from a satellite and the moon. :biggrin:  

That's how they all look. Well, late models anyway. I just made a small plate and stuck it on with double sided tape
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Re: 2014 690 R
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2014, 02:31:59 pm »
Part 19 in the fiche attached is what came with the bike originally. The indicators was also attached to that part from factory. But everyone removes that, moves the indicators(or actually replaces the original ones as they don't tend to last past 200km on gravel roads), and fits the numberplate just below the LED tail light. One I know of has passed roadworthy test like that.
 

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Re: 2014 690 R
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2016, 07:11:49 pm »
Hi guys,

My 690 is eating rubber, on my 3rd rear tyre in 3500 km. Original did not last a week. 2 Mitas E09's dusted. Any other brand that will last? I am on gravel and sand tracks most of the time. Had a T63 on the 660, looks like they last the same but price is at least half of the Mitas. Just not sure it will last that long.
Also looking for bit more fuel capacity without having to sell a kidney. Any ideas welcome.

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Re: 2014 690 R
« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2016, 07:37:30 pm »
What pressure are you running? I get about 3k - 3.5k on one tyre. The cheapest fuel option is probably the rear tank from Rally-raid.
 

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Re: 2014 690 R
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2016, 12:22:33 pm »
I have done about 3500 km on E 09Dakar and there is plenty of rubber left. But majority of that was in sand and on dirt - probably about 1500 km on tar.

Ratio of tar and dirt makes big difference on tyre mileage in my experience. And Dakar is much tougher and longer lasting than standard E09.

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Re: 2014 690 R
« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2016, 12:33:37 pm »
I have 6500km on my OEM tyre but I really took it slow on this one as I read you can get 3k if you run it hard. I am thinking of a Heidenau K60 for my next tyre it might be a bit hard on the road but I should get great mileage out of it..
 

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Re: 2014 690 R
« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2016, 12:55:51 pm »
K60 - doesn't it defeat the purpose of having 690? It's a road tyre (ok 50/50 whatever), that would make sense on heavy adventure bike for long distance riding, but on dirt oriented 690?

But hey, it's your call at the end of the day.
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Re: 2014 690 R
« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2016, 02:50:58 pm »
On Amageza you get 2 days out of a rear.  That should work out to 10 - 12 hours... Enjoy the traction and control a good tire brings.