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Oversized 690 riders
« on: May 14, 2015, 10:02:44 am »
Im thinking about a 690 to replace my 950S and a little concerned with size (of the bike)


Any tall riders? I know comfort isn't its strong point.  But I dont want it to look like a BMX underneath me.
 

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Re: Oversized 690 riders
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2015, 10:34:12 am »
Watch terence monk on his mx 450. . .
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Re: Oversized 690 riders
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2015, 10:38:35 am »
Do worry about the looks bud, as long as it stirs the soul  :thumleft:
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Re: Oversized 690 riders
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2015, 10:48:20 am »
Bill The Tong mentoined that he is a big man and he has a 690. Ask him.
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Re: Oversized 690 riders
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2015, 11:04:16 am »
I need to spend a little bit of time in the saddle of a 690.

 

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Re: Oversized 690 riders
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2015, 11:18:26 am »
It's so uncomfortable you'll only want to spend a little time on it  ;D

Think carefully about want you want to do with the bike, longer tours are not its strong points unless you're adding extra tanks. For around town and dunes and offroad tracks, you'll love it, hooilgan machine of note.
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« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2015, 11:21:02 am »
I only ride my 950 on longer trips. Ie southern cape, West coast etc. With little baba nearly here is think my 5 day trips are going to have to wait a while.

I will still do day rides. Tankwa, cederberg, atlantis that sort of thing.
 

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« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2015, 11:21:44 am »
But I also have the plastic for real playing. Nou wat nou.  Back on a super enduro?
 

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Re: Oversized 690 riders
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2015, 11:33:40 am »
Good point, your wings will be clipped somewhat  ;)

I love my 690 but its touring abilities (or lack thereof) frustrate me. Iím not used to only getting 200km on a tank but then again, a 950SE getting caned will get even less than that. Iím not saying donít buy it, just plan accordingly  :thumleft:

First suggestion is buy a bike with extra tanks on it already, theyíre kak expensive to add on afterwards and you never get your bucks back for them.

Iíve no doubt you will love a 690 and I can put safe money on it that you will ride that YZ even less after buying one because it can literally do it allÖ even tour if well equiped  ;)
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Re: Oversized 690 riders
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2015, 11:41:54 am »
Oryx, maybe?
 

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Re: Oversized 690 riders
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2015, 11:44:45 am »
But I dont want it to look like a BMX underneath me.

Stevie............sorry to break the news, but you're going to look like a kid
with a BMX underneath him  :spitcoffee:
 

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Re: Oversized 690 riders
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2015, 11:45:27 am »
ag fok.
 

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Re: Oversized 690 riders
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2015, 11:49:36 am »
Dit het soortvan gewerk?



 

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Re: Oversized 690 riders
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2015, 12:18:59 pm »
Define "Big".

Kierie is not the smallest person I know, with a 690.
 

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Re: Oversized 690 riders
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2015, 12:47:34 pm »
The term is "looking like Fat Albert with a bicycle stuck up his arse"  :peepwall:
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Re: Oversized 690 riders
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2015, 01:28:07 pm »
The term is "looking like Fat Albert with a bicycle stuck up his arse"  :peepwall:

Wies jou dikgat albert.   :imaposer:
 

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Re: Oversized 690 riders
« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2015, 02:02:22 pm »
adv is about 6ft6 and built like Stone Cold Steve Austin... not the kind of oke you want to meet in a dark alleyway unless you're on a 690  ;)  :o
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« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2015, 02:30:59 pm »
Thanks Buff. That was the look I'm going for. Unless I shave... then I'm 14 years old.
 

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Re: Oversized 690 riders
« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2015, 02:43:03 pm »
Buy the 690.
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Re: Oversized 690 riders
« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2015, 09:06:51 pm »
Buy the 690.
Shave.


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I need to ride one for a few hours to just make sure.   >:D