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Offline Rough Rider

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Re: 690 Adventure R
« Reply #40 on: July 14, 2011, 09:17:45 am »
Indeed, but I haven't found one yet that keeps up with my Husqvarna 610 

I'll give it a try

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Re: 690 Adventure R
« Reply #41 on: July 26, 2011, 02:27:32 pm »
Interms of luggage what are you looking at?
 

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Re: 690 Adventure R
« Reply #42 on: July 26, 2011, 02:42:09 pm »
I fitted my 640's panniers on frames similar to the Touratech frames (that were out of stock globally). A friend in Ellisras made them and kept the templates, but then sadly died in a Hilux/gravel road accident recently.
 

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Re: 690 Adventure R
« Reply #43 on: July 26, 2011, 02:44:56 pm »
Oh, and I used a Kappa tank bag, and a Bags Connection Cargo bag at the back. Loads of space.
 

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Re: 690 Adventure R
« Reply #44 on: July 29, 2011, 06:15:53 pm »
Thanks! Sorry to here about your friend
 

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Re: 690 Adventure R
« Reply #45 on: July 29, 2011, 06:44:51 pm »
Hey Guys , I am also with Avontier , Ive had my 690E for 6 months and all I can think about is getting on my katoom and riding the hell out of it all day long. What i enjoy is  fast twisty offroad / challenging technical stuff . As far as mods go im busy fabricating my own bash plate and front screen , based on the flatland & touratech respectively with my own flavour of coarse. Ive ordered the FMF Apex and Tidy Tail from KTM twins , i cant wait for them to arive . I dont have a problem with the seat , the first month or two it was a bit harsh , but im used to it now and to be honest i dont ride boring routes so i never get time to worry if my arse is sore... unless of coarse i see my arse !  :D
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Re: 690 Adventure R
« Reply #46 on: July 29, 2011, 07:41:01 pm »
What engine does the 690 have LC4?

Also what kilo's can you expect to get from it?

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Re: 690 Adventure R
« Reply #47 on: August 05, 2011, 10:41:50 am »
What engine does the 690 have LC4?

Also what kilo's can you expect to get from it?

My GS mind is moving to Orange.......  :pot:

It's actually 653,7cc. It is a totally different motor to the old 640. Way way smoother and more powerful. The jury is still out regarding reliability, but performance and handling is a resounding -fok ja!
 

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Re: 690 Adventure R
« Reply #48 on: August 09, 2011, 08:47:58 am »
I meant even touring back gravel roads and long gravel streched like South Namibia etc.
Besides you're an experienced 'racer' and ride fast as you can ... so light is good  :mwink: I ride more 'rustig' so the top end I lose is irrelevant to me ... and certainly my skill level  :imaposer:

Like I say ... we need many bikes  :ricky:

You mean like this, I have 5 bikes one for most occasions, even a cruiser  ;D



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Re: 690 Adventure R
« Reply #49 on: August 09, 2011, 10:19:50 am »
ISH baas hys n mooi klomp stoetoes daar bymakaar !!

Oom Seeduiwel ek sien jys ook een van die manne wat nie gepla is oor n sekere `brands` nie,ek sien wel n huskie daar jy seker ook nie gepla oor vrouens dan nie............ :pot: :pot: :imaposer: :imaposer:
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Re: 690 Adventure R
« Reply #50 on: September 26, 2011, 02:34:11 pm »
Cool thread.

Has anyone here bought and fitted the Britannia Composites (Lynx) fairing? Any pics? What did it cost to ship?

It doesn't have the bling factor of the rallye fairings but looks like it'd be pretty practical. What opinions?

 

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Re: 690 Adventure R
« Reply #51 on: September 26, 2011, 02:41:06 pm »
I'm collecting a 690 Adv tomorrow, will have it for a week..... :drif:
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Re: 690 Adventure R
« Reply #52 on: September 26, 2011, 02:42:53 pm »
It works really well. More practical and cheaper than the other fairing kits. But not better looking :mwink:
 

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Re: 690 Adventure R
« Reply #53 on: September 26, 2011, 02:44:34 pm »
DrDirty, please check you PM!
 

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Re: 690 Adventure R
« Reply #54 on: September 27, 2011, 07:16:22 am »
Cool thread.

Has anyone here bought and fitted the Britannia Composites (Lynx) fairing? Any pics? What did it cost to ship?

It doesn't have the bling factor of the rallye fairings but looks like it'd be pretty practical. What opinions?


That Lynx looks very practical, any idea on landed price?
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Re: 690 Adventure R
« Reply #55 on: September 27, 2011, 10:21:54 am »
On the baggage side, I gave the Great Basin Coyote kit a good run this weekend over most combinations of terrain and even high speed tar .... works fantastically well  :thumleft:
Never felt it there or that it was a hinderance of any sort. Sat like 'kak op 'n kombers' behind the bike  :ricky:

Really is a good kit for the 690
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Re: 690 Adventure R
« Reply #56 on: May 08, 2015, 01:20:44 pm »
It's been more than four years since I bought and modified the bike, with a lot of questions answered in the meantime. I suppose a review / reflection on the bike is in order.

In short- I love this bike. It is an emotional bond. Probably because of the life changing places/experiences associated with the bike.

This bike took me through the Karoo, Kalahari, Cape, Mozambique, Namibia, Richtersveld, Botswana, Tanzania, Malawi, and more. I have not checked the odo recently, but I think it has done around 20kkm of actual adventure trips. No commuting.

It has never left me stranded, although I had to do some work on the coil wiring a few times, it being overstretched after relocation of the rectifier when adding the extra tanks.

Many of the km's were on remote tough terrain, and a lot of it at a serious pace with other like-minded ex plastic bikers.

The bike is mechanically as sound as the day of its birth, and I am in no hurry to replace it. When the time comes though, I will probably just move it to a pedestal in my garage.
 

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Re: 690 Adventure R
« Reply #57 on: May 09, 2015, 07:49:17 am »
Lekker man Avontier. Dis goed om sulke terugvoer te kry.

Ek het jou vriend Schalk se fiets gekoop so paar weke terug en hoop om self sommer klomp myle by te sit al op die agterpaaie..
 

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Re: 690 Adventure R
« Reply #58 on: May 10, 2015, 03:06:46 pm »
Geniet hom Rooi Wolf! Ek het baie km saam met jou bike gery
 

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Re: 690 Adventure R
« Reply #59 on: June 14, 2015, 02:31:32 pm »
Waar was die geneem? LOVE IT !

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