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Looking for an Adverturised/Rallied 690
« on: July 01, 2016, 02:56:23 pm »
Something along these lines



I'm shopping in the R65k range so I can't afford a newer model, but are the old ones that bad?

If I buy one without the rally fairing, am I really looking at R30k+ to upgrade? I don't need the long range tanks or anything, I'm just looking for the belly plate and better wind protection...plus it looks awesome.
Is that a 21" front wheel in the pic? I've always wondered why the 690 comes with such a small front wheel  ???
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Re: Looking for an Adverturised/Rallied 690
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2016, 03:10:28 pm »
I wish you all the best with your search, really not easy to find an 'adventurised' one in that price range.

Not a 690, but I really like what they've done to this 640 as well.

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Re: Looking for an Adverturised/Rallied 690
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2016, 03:26:08 pm »
I wish you all the best with your search, really not easy to find an 'adventurised' one in that price range.

Not a 690, but I really like what they've done to this 640 as well.

Yeah that 640 hasn't been changed a whole lot from standard, but the small changes add up to a lekker bike.

A 640 is tempting but I'm not a fan of carbs. Too fiddly.
I wish they just had a 690 Adventure! The 950 became the 990. Why the hell did the 640 get left behind?

The 690 in the pic is close to my price with 22,000km on it. It could be the one  :ricky:
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Re: Looking for an Adverturised/Rallied 690
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2016, 03:32:04 pm »
Did you ever speak to that guy with 2013 model?
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Re: Looking for an Adverturised/Rallied 690
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2016, 04:04:38 pm »
Did you ever speak to that guy with 2013 model?

I joined that Facebook group and searched for his name but couldn't find it.
I did find a 2013 in PE on Gumtree though; might be the same bike? No rally fairing but I guess I need to choose whether I want a recent model or the fairing; can't afford both  :P
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Re: Looking for an Adverturised/Rallied 690
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2016, 04:07:20 pm »
If you joined the group that link I sent you should take you straight to the add. Try it again.
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Re: Looking for an Adverturised/Rallied 690
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2016, 04:55:33 pm »
If you joined the group that link I sent you should take you straight to the add. Try it again.

Wow, it must be Friday  :lamer:

Yup, link worked and it's the same bike I saw on Gumtree. No rally fairing but at least it has a small screen on it. Well priced for a 2013; I'll contact him  :thumleft:
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Re: Looking for an Adverturised/Rallied 690
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2016, 08:42:44 pm »
Ok so that 2013 is sold. It wasn't going to last long at that price.

This one claims to be a 2009 but all the other 2009 bikes have a different colour scheme.
Is this a 2009?



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Re: Looking for an Adverturised/Rallied 690
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2016, 09:48:58 pm »

Is that a 21" front wheel in the pic? I've always wondered why the 690 comes with such a small front wheel  ???

690's come standard with 21" fronts & 18" rears, same as most plastics  :thumleft:
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Re: Re: Looking for an Adverturised/Rallied 690
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2016, 07:44:06 am »

Is that a 21" front wheel in the pic? I've always wondered why the 690 comes with such a small front wheel  ???

690's come standard with 21" fronts & 18" rears, same as most plastics  :thumleft:
But easily 90% of the second hand bikes I'm finding are 18"/18", like the pic above. Seemingly only the rally bikes have 21"/18".
I'm assuming it was a dealer floor option?

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Re: Re: Looking for an Adverturised/Rallied 690
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2016, 08:34:42 am »

Is that a 21" front wheel in the pic? I've always wondered why the 690 comes with such a small front wheel  ???

690's come standard with 21" fronts & 18" rears, same as most plastics  :thumleft:
But easily 90% of the second hand bikes I'm finding are 18"/18", like the pic above. Seemingly only the rally bikes have 21"/18".
I'm assuming it was a dealer floor option?

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I don't think your statement is correct. That pic looks like a 21/18 combination. Don't know of any 18/18 combination. 
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Re: Looking for an Adverturised/Rallied 690
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2016, 09:59:40 am »
As Buff has already stated, there has never been a 690 Enduro that came with a 18", 18" combination and it has always been 18", 21"
If you are concerned about confirming factory year model, you can do so from the VIN number.

http://support.ktm-parts.com/entries/491659-KTM-Vin-Number-Identification-Chart
 

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« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2016, 10:06:27 am »

Is that a 21" front wheel in the pic? I've always wondered why the 690 comes with such a small front wheel  ???

690's come standard with 21" fronts & 18" rears, same as most plastics  :thumleft:
But easily 90% of the second hand bikes I'm finding are 18"/18", like the pic above. Seemingly only the rally bikes have 21"/18".
I'm assuming it was a dealer floor option?

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Re: Re: Looking for an Adverturised/Rallied 690
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2016, 11:53:27 am »

Is that a 21" front wheel in the pic? I've always wondered why the 690 comes with such a small front wheel  ???

690's come standard with 21" fronts & 18" rears, same as most plastics  :thumleft:
But easily 90% of the second hand bikes I'm finding are 18"/18", like the pic above. Seemingly only the rally bikes have 21"/18".
I'm assuming it was a dealer floor option?

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Re: Looking for an Adverturised/Rallied 690
« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2016, 12:38:46 pm »
stay away from the sick vrotties - 99% of them are totally shagged - truly horrible bikes

the old carb fed LC4 motors are terrible  :pot:
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Re: Re: Looking for an Adverturised/Rallied 690
« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2016, 07:52:04 am »
My eyes deceive me. Weird how the front wheel looks so much bigger on the rally bikes.


stay away from the sick vrotties - 99% of them are totally shagged - truly horrible bikes

the old carb fed LC4 motors are terrible  :pot:

:spitcoffee: "sick vrotties"

Yeah I'm not touching carbs. I'd be interested in an XRL if they were fuel injected.

Do you mean the non-690cc FI motors are also truly horrible bikes?

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Re: Looking for an Adverturised/Rallied 690
« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2016, 09:52:55 am »
You'll have less tears buying a low km carbed DR, XRL or KLR, that will cost you much less than an old unreliable 690.

The cherry on top will be a low km Husky 610 TE. Low 1st, 2nd and high 6th gear. Yes the last ones are Fi. I paid R 45k for mine, fully farkled, with only 8k on the clock.

I still have my DR 650, and use the 990 for 2-up gravel touring.

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« Reply #17 on: July 03, 2016, 12:19:27 pm »
I'd give my left nut just to FIND a 610TE and I'd still pay the cash to buy it.

I've read that the suspension on the DR is inferior to the XRL. The 2014+ KLR had a notable suspension upgrade I fear it might be a bit underpowered for my liking.

Maybe I should be giving carbs a chance...


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Re: Re: Looking for an Adverturised/Rallied 690
« Reply #18 on: July 03, 2016, 01:30:35 pm »
My eyes deceive me. Weird how the front wheel looks so much bigger on the rally bikes.


stay away from the sick vrotties - 99% of them are totally shagged - truly horrible bikes

the old carb fed LC4 motors are terrible  :pot:

:spitcoffee: "sick vrotties"

Yeah I'm not touching carbs. I'd be interested in an XRL if they were fuel injected.

Do you mean the non-690cc FI motors are also truly horrible bikes?

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