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Offline PEET WEET

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Re: Why a KTM690 Enduro......?
« Reply #20 on: July 12, 2011, 05:46:07 pm »
Wow what a pic !!! 690R on that sand with that sunset !!!!! One word. AMAZING !!
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Re: Why a KTM690 Enduro......?
« Reply #21 on: July 13, 2011, 10:20:09 am »
Thanks PW, the phot was from a recent trip through Botswana and the Caprivi of around 3500km and the bike was amazing.

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Re: Why a KTM690 Enduro......?
« Reply #22 on: July 13, 2011, 10:25:05 am »
Another photo
 

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Re: Why a KTM690 Enduro......?
« Reply #23 on: August 15, 2011, 08:35:37 am »
Help me make up my mind, currently ridding a 800gs, lots of daily rides on tar . Luv the dirt though. Can the 690 be made comfortable for tar riding and how reliable is the motor.? Can she cruise comfortably at 120 or is she like the old 450 and reach the speeds but not cruise ? what she feel like on open roads with winds etc.
 

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Re: Why a KTM690 Enduro......?
« Reply #24 on: August 15, 2011, 09:53:37 am »
Help me make up my mind, currently ridding a 800gs, lots of daily rides on tar . Luv the dirt though. Can the 690 be made comfortable for tar riding and how reliable is the motor.? Can she cruise comfortably at 120 or is she like the old 450 and reach the speeds but not cruise ? what she feel like on open roads with winds etc.

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Re: Why a KTM690 Enduro......?
« Reply #25 on: August 15, 2011, 10:10:54 am »
My SE is getting old and I know the only alternative is the 690R, but if I go on a long tour I really enjoy the extra power and the wide seat (that seams to last 10 times longer than 690R seat).  Also several electrical issues with 690 that they still have to sort out.

 

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Re: Why a KTM690 Enduro......?
« Reply #26 on: August 17, 2011, 12:03:20 am »
My SE is getting old and I know the only alternative is the 690R, but if I go on a long tour I really enjoy the extra power and the wide seat (that seams to last 10 times longer than 690R seat).  Also several electrical issues with 690 that they still have to sort out.


Get another SE :thumleft:
 

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Re: Why a KTM690 Enduro......?
« Reply #27 on: August 17, 2011, 07:00:34 pm »
My SE is getting old and I know the only alternative is the 690R, but if I go on a long tour I really enjoy the extra power and the wide seat (that seams to last 10 times longer than 690R seat).  Also several electrical issues with 690 that they still have to sort out.



What electrical issues ?
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Re: Why a KTM690 Enduro......?
« Reply #28 on: August 17, 2011, 09:57:04 pm »
Mine's coil packed up two weeks ago  :-\
 

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Re: Why a KTM690 Enduro......?
« Reply #29 on: August 18, 2011, 09:51:00 am »
Check the wiring going to the coil as well, wires seem to go loose at the connectors on the coil.  Already happened to three of my 690 friends.
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Re: Why a KTM690 Enduro......?
« Reply #30 on: August 18, 2011, 10:29:15 am »
FAAAARK !!!  :eek7: Did you  guys get warranty claims at KTM ? And would you say its at a certain km old bikes or not  :patch:
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Re: Why a KTM690 Enduro......?
« Reply #31 on: August 18, 2011, 10:32:36 am »
FAAAARK !!!  :eek7: Did you  guys get warranty claims at KTM ? And would you say its at a certain km old bikes or not  :patch:

All below 1000km, just a bad wire conection, repair in velt, but a hastle to get long range tanks off etc.
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Re: Why a KTM690 Enduro......?
« Reply #32 on: August 18, 2011, 10:38:39 am »
Shit !!! Seems to be a hell off a lot off niggles with these KTM`S these days,specially the 690`s and the 530`s oil/smoking issue. THANKS  :thumleft:
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Re: Why a KTM690 Enduro......?
« Reply #33 on: August 18, 2011, 10:39:25 am »
I will have a look at it tonight! I'm still waiting for a coil to come from Austria, under warranty. Where exactly is the most common fault there?
 

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Re: Why a KTM690 Enduro......?
« Reply #34 on: August 18, 2011, 10:49:42 am »
I will have a look at it tonight! I'm still waiting for a coil to come from Austria, under warranty. Where exactly is the most common fault there?

The coil's two wires are connected with two push-on connectors.  These wires on these connectors come loose (just crimped).  But this is not the only place the wires seem to have bad connection, just go through entire harnass, solder down .
 

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Re: Why a KTM690 Enduro......?
« Reply #35 on: August 18, 2011, 11:52:53 am »
Will do so, thanks!
 

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Re: Why a KTM690 Enduro......?
« Reply #36 on: August 18, 2011, 04:27:28 pm »
Thanks for the electrical heads up  :thumleft: Guess what I'm doing this weekend  :biggrin:
All bikes have some known niggles, but I've been ecstatic with the 690. Change the seat, and if you want get fairing etc. , and you're good to go.  :ricky:
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Re: Why a KTM690 Enduro......?
« Reply #37 on: August 19, 2011, 11:55:11 pm »
Check the wiring going to the coil as well, wires seem to go loose at the connectors on the coil.  Already happened to three of my 690 friends.
Fixed it! Exactly where you said. Soldered it down. Problem solved! I owe you a jaegerbomb
 

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Re: Why a KTM690 Enduro......?
« Reply #38 on: August 21, 2011, 05:15:18 pm »
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Re: Why a KTM690 Enduro......?
« Reply #39 on: August 21, 2011, 07:17:31 pm »
Back to the Question....because your wife can also ride it.....
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