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Offline Dakarjoe

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KTM 690 Adventure conversion
« on: August 19, 2010, 04:02:21 am »
I am currently converting my KTM 690 R with Alberto Dotorriís African Race kit. Has anyone done similar projects because I need some help?
 

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Re: KTM 690 Adventure conversion
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2010, 07:26:59 am »
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Re: KTM 690 Adventure conversion
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2010, 08:01:36 am »
Would love to do the same! Gooi pics from the start!
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Re: KTM 690 Adventure conversion
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2010, 08:09:51 am »
B.V. has done some conversions on his , maybe he can help .
 

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Re: KTM 690 Adventure conversion
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2010, 01:51:15 pm »
There is nothing you can do about the past and you can't predict the future...all you have is the now...live it to the fullest.

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Re: KTM 690 Adventure conversion
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2010, 03:21:18 pm »
I imported tanks from Aus but have not ordered the screen yet from Alberto.
will post pics later.
If i had to explain you would not understand anyway......
 

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Re: KTM 690 Adventure conversion
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2010, 03:31:19 pm »
Lgfishing, that white 1 looks lekke. :thumleft:
 

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Re: KTM 690 Adventure conversion
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2010, 07:15:47 pm »
sweet mama  :drif:
 

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Re: KTM 690 Adventure conversion
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2010, 03:26:23 am »
Thanks for all the input but it looks like I may be the first in SA to attempt this build. The problem is that the fairing comes with an aluminium sub-frame which needs to be attached by drilling 2 x 8mm wholes thought the steering-head. I am not to keen to start drilling into the frame, especially into the steering head. I donít suppose anyone would know how badly (if at all) the drilling will effected the frame?
 

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Re: KTM 690 Adventure conversion
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2010, 04:48:16 am »
That looks great in white with the KTM accents  :thumleft:

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Re: KTM 690 Adventure conversion
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2010, 05:53:01 am »
And how is that an improvement on the original? Looks more like a monolith to me. Removes a lot of the off-road functionality, and adds weight (high up?). If you need extra fuel, pack a bladder. I don't like it at all. Just my 2c :-)
 

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Re: KTM 690 Adventure conversion
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2010, 07:35:27 am »
Cool !! I like it a lot !!! :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
 

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Re: KTM 690 Adventure conversion
« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2010, 07:49:44 am »
Thanks for all the input but it looks like I may be the first in SA to attempt this build. The problem is that the fairing comes with an aluminium sub-frame which needs to be attached by drilling 2 x 8mm wholes thought the steering-head. I am not to keen to start drilling into the frame, especially into the steering head. I don’t suppose anyone would know how badly (if at all) the drilling will effected the frame?

How about using the aluminum mount used on the 990 adv that will enable you to mount your speedo cluster. and your fairing without drilling holes.
 

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Re: KTM 690 Adventure conversion
« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2010, 08:51:30 am »
I am currently converting my KTM 690 R with Alberto Dotorri’s African Race kit. Has anyone done similar projects because I need some help?

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Re: KTM 690 Adventure conversion
« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2010, 09:38:53 am »
what does that ferring cost?

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Re: KTM 690 Adventure conversion
« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2010, 11:38:05 am »
That looks freakin awesome.  What are you selling her at?  I'll take one but no drilling ok  :mwink:
 

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Re: KTM 690 Adventure conversion
« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2010, 11:40:33 am »
And how is that an improvement on the original? Looks more like a monolith to me. Removes a lot of the off-road functionality, and adds weight (high up?). If you need extra fuel, pack a bladder. I don't like it at all. Just my 2c :-)

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Re: KTM 690 Adventure conversion
« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2010, 11:49:25 am »
What do you want all that heavy shit on your bike for?
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Re: KTM 690 Adventure conversion
« Reply #19 on: August 20, 2010, 12:00:30 pm »
Depends what you using it for. Long distance with some guys its going to be beneficial.
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