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Offline BiG DoM

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Re: 690/701 - The best adventure/DS bike on the planet!!
« Reply #20 on: June 04, 2019, 06:16:41 pm »
Capisce.

Beautiful picture!  BLUE sky and blue seat.. Where is that BD?

OK one more just because I do so love my 701.
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Re: 690/701 - The best adventure/DS bike on the planet!!
« Reply #21 on: June 04, 2019, 06:30:30 pm »
They are lekker bikes!








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Re: 690/701 - The best adventure/DS bike on the planet!!
« Reply #22 on: June 04, 2019, 06:38:08 pm »
Would it make sense to own a 950, 690 and 500?

I have a 950 and a 500, but sometimes find that there are rides that require something in between.

But then, if you have all three, and you have a slightly awkward ride where you need less weight than the 950, more comfort than the 690... would it not make sense to also have a 790?

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Re: 690/701 - The best adventure/DS bike on the planet!!
« Reply #23 on: June 04, 2019, 07:47:06 pm »
n+1 applies  :3some:
« Last Edit: June 04, 2019, 07:49:25 pm by BiG DoM »
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Re: 690/701 - The best adventure/DS bike on the planet!!
« Reply #24 on: June 04, 2019, 07:55:52 pm »
Would it make sense to own a 950, 690 and 500?

I have a 950 and a 500, but sometimes find that there are rides that require something in between.

But then, if you have all three, and you have a slightly awkward ride where you need less weight than the 950, more comfort than the 690... would it not make sense to also have a 790?

But if you enjoy the 790 from Ct to Ruacana, and now you need the 690 for the tough parts, and the damn thing is standing at home, what do you do??

You ride the 790. :ricky: :ricky:
 

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« Reply #25 on: June 04, 2019, 07:59:05 pm »
 :laughing4:

Well I'm just here to post pics of my most favorite bike I had.





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Re: 690/701 - The best adventure/DS bike on the planet!!
« Reply #26 on: June 04, 2019, 10:05:30 pm »
n+1 applies  :3some:

Nee dankie.
Twee KTMís is heeltemal genoeg. Die goed breek my snags wakker.
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Re: 690/701 - The best adventure/DS bike on the planet!!
« Reply #27 on: June 04, 2019, 10:15:10 pm »
n+1 applies  :3some:

Nee dankie.
Twee KTMís is heeltemal genoeg. Die goed breek my snags wakker.

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Re: 690/701 - The best adventure/DS bike on the planet!!
« Reply #28 on: June 05, 2019, 10:14:29 am »
Some Charlie said the other day that the best ever D/S bike is the BMW GS310.

You do not pay attention. :ricky:

But then, a close 2nd, is the 690/701. >:D

Eish! I don't know about the 310!

But do yourself a favour and go testride the new 690. Something special!

Also very pretty.

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Re: 690/701 - The best adventure/DS bike on the planet!!
« Reply #29 on: June 05, 2019, 10:29:59 am »
looks just like my bike,  except mine doesn't have ridiculous 18/21 wheels.
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« Reply #30 on: June 05, 2019, 10:46:38 am »
looks just like my bike,  except mine doesn't have ridiculous 18/21 wheels.
17/17 baby!

Do you have the smc Ganja? Very nice, its apparently the best street weapon on the planet! :thumleft:

Out of interest. Is it possible to change the smc into a adventure?
 

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Re: 690/701 - The best adventure/DS bike on the planet!!
« Reply #31 on: June 05, 2019, 10:51:19 am »
Do you have the smc Ganja? Very nice, its apparently the best street weapon on the planet! :thumleft:

Out of interest. Is it possible to change the smc into a adventure?

ja.
no idea.
 

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Re: 690/701 - The best adventure/DS bike on the planet!!
« Reply #32 on: June 05, 2019, 10:59:19 am »
Capisce.

Beautiful picture!  BLUE sky and blue seat.. Where is that BD?

OK one more just because I do so love my 701.

Stop posting this pictures before I report you to the mods.
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Re: 690/701 - The best adventure/DS bike on the planet!!
« Reply #33 on: June 05, 2019, 11:03:14 am »
Capisce.

Beautiful picture!  BLUE sky and blue seat.. Where is that BD?

OK one more just because I do so love my 701.

Stop posting this pictures before I report you to the mods.

Yes, the 701 is prettier than the 690 imo..
 

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Re: 690/701 - The best adventure/DS bike on the planet!!
« Reply #34 on: June 05, 2019, 11:10:52 am »
looks just like my bike,  except mine doesn't have ridiculous 18/21 wheels.
17/17 baby!

You have a skateboard?? :thumleft:
 

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Re: 690/701 - The best adventure/DS bike on the planet!!
« Reply #35 on: June 05, 2019, 11:13:59 am »
looks just like my bike,  except mine doesn't have ridiculous 18/21 wheels.
17/17 baby!

You have a skateboard?? :thumleft:

Dan, is die verskil in die 2 modelled(Enduro en Smc) slegs in die wiele? Kan mens dus die een verander na die ander?
 

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Re: 690/701/PR7 - The best adventure/DS bike on the planet!!
« Reply #36 on: June 05, 2019, 02:33:32 pm »
I think this bike also deserves a spot here!.... :thumleft:
 

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Re: 690/701 - The best adventure/DS bike on the planet!!
« Reply #37 on: June 05, 2019, 02:58:01 pm »
Some Charlie said the other day that the best ever D/S bike is the BMW GS310.

You do not pay attention. :ricky:

But then, a close 2nd, is the 690/701. >:D

Eish! I don't know about the 310!

But do yourself a favour and go testride the new 690. Something special!
Is there a big difference from the old 690?
 

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Re: 690/701 - The best adventure/DS bike on the planet!!
« Reply #38 on: June 05, 2019, 03:03:16 pm »
Is there a big difference from the old 690?

well,  for a start the newer 690's are actually 690cc.
then there's the 2nd balancer shaft.
the rider aids (electronics),
bigger tank.
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Re: 690/701 - The best adventure/DS bike on the planet!!
« Reply #39 on: June 05, 2019, 03:12:01 pm »
looks just like my bike,  except mine doesn't have ridiculous 18/21 wheels.
17/17 baby!

You have a skateboard?? :thumleft:

Dan, is die verskil in die 2 modelled(Enduro en Smc) slegs in die wiele? Kan mens dus die een verander na die ander?

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