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That 690.....Sjoe!!!
« on: October 19, 2016, 02:32:48 pm »
Ok, so I kind of like feel obligated to post this.....I'm a BMW fan....but before y'all start throwing stuff at me I need to tell you this....at last weekend's NDBA event in Paulpietersburg a mate let me take his 690 out for a good couple of k's on some proper snotty dirt in the rain.   All I can say is WOW!!!!!!!!!!!  I love my 800GS but I now MUST HAVE a 690......time to start buying lotto tickets again...... :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:
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Re: That 690.....Sjoe!!!
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2016, 02:35:27 pm »
Yup. I rode a 690 for the first time a few months ago immediately after riding an 800GS, a 990 and a KLR. That katoom is in a league of its own. Awesome machine but I don't regret spending R15k more on my 990.
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Re: That 690.....Sjoe!!!
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2016, 02:36:40 pm »
Same thing happen to me when a guy gave me his 990 for a day when I still had my 800. It is now 5 years ago and 40 000 happy km's on my own 990 later, never looked back..
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Re: That 690.....Sjoe!!!
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2016, 02:42:25 pm »
Also had a 800gs after riding the 690 it got sold fast, I'm now on my second 690, great bikes always puts a grin on my face when riding it.
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Re: That 690.....Sjoe!!!
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2016, 03:37:25 pm »
As much as I love my 690, I still miss my 800 for tours and every day use. I never got on with my 950. Possibly because it put me in ICU in the first 2kms that I did on it  :lol8:
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