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    Joao de Almeida Tenreiro
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    • Location : Auckland
    • Bike : R1200GS

    So…

    I’ve been a bit busy, lately, I had a trip to Morocco with my friends from Portugal (write up about that coming up (probably a year away to be honest))…

    And when I arrived I saw a familiar bike for sale, a KTM 690 Enduro R.
    I’ve been resisting the temptations to give in to the 690, because of many reasons… one of them because I don’t actually like the bike… and I always believed that you need to get the bike you love, regardless of it being the right bike or not…it is the one you like.

    But… I love rally bikes, so I thought why not buy the 690 and build it up?!
    So that is exactly what I intend to do.

    First step: Buy the 690. Done



    Now start “fixing” the bike… πŸ˜€
    Fix the awful vibrations coming up from the handlebars…

    This is a KTM Powerparts (optional) of course… isn’t that a great way to make additional money from you???

    More to come…

    #18411
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    Gremlin
    Participant
    • Location : Auckland
    • Bike : 2010 BMW R1200GS Adventure

    Do you own a toaster yet? πŸ˜€

    #18412
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    Joao de Almeida Tenreiro
    Keymaster
    • Location : Auckland
    • Bike : R1200GS

    What do you mean by Toaster? πŸ™‚

    #18413
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    Gremlin
    Participant
    • Location : Auckland
    • Bike : 2010 BMW R1200GS Adventure

    There is a KTM toaster of course! πŸ˜€

    http://www.vitalmx.com/forums/Moto-Related,20/KTM-Toaster,1232598

    #18418
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    Joao de Almeida Tenreiro
    Keymaster
    • Location : Auckland
    • Bike : R1200GS

    AHAAHA Cool toaster.
    Speaking of toaster. I finally replaced the stock exhaust (toaster, aka Thermo Nuclear plant) and finally the 690 sounds like a proper bike…

    Ready to go to surgery.


    My baby!!!

    #18659
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    Joao de Almeida Tenreiro
    Keymaster
    • Location : Auckland
    • Bike : R1200GS

    And it has been a while.
    Work commitments had me traveling for the last couple of weeks, so… not many updates…

    Finally got to work on the bike a bit more.
    This time I installed the Koubalink to lower the bike about 30mm let’s say I’m not one of the tallest guys out there and this way the bike feels alot better to me…


    The KoubaLink just before unpacking and starting to work on the bike.


    Accessing the suspension link requires that you have to pretty much disassemble the entire swing arm assembly, including removing the footpegs and all… takes a couple of hours to do for a noob like me…


    The link after installation and assembly.

    So, having lowering the bike now I will start working on assembling the rest of the parts.
    Those include new rear tank cap, because everyone know the standard KTM is not great and prone to let dirt and mud into the tank…
    Two side fuel tanks, new navigation tower and lights.
    And a new (much bigger) carbon fibre bash plate.

    For the next steps to take place I had to reroute the exhaust system under the footpegs there is a clearing issue with the gear lever that I still have to work on…

    Keep tuning in for more updates.

    #18694
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    Joao de Almeida Tenreiro
    Keymaster
    • Location : Auckland
    • Bike : R1200GS

    And we are back at it!

    Some free time over the wet weekend means I get to work on the bike.

    First thing is to remove the fuel pump and sensors from the back tank.

    After that we need to route cables and fuel lines to the front of the bike.

    Remove the headlight and speedo assembly

    And install the new headlights and navigation tower.

    We need to install the two tanks and route the fuel lines between them under the engine.

    Installed the front fairing. Looks so much better than the stock one…

    Assembly is complete and we no just need to fill the tanks and check for leaks…

    #18699
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    Joao de Almeida Tenreiro
    Keymaster
    • Location : Auckland
    • Bike : R1200GS

    And she is done!!!

    Now the 690 looks like a proper bike!!!!

    Of to test it out… πŸ˜‰

    #18704
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    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Location : Hamilton
    • Bike : Highly modified Suzuki DR650

    Damn that looks Good!

    #18732
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    Mark Claasen
    Participant
    • Location : Auckland, NorthShore
    • Bike : 1200GSA KLR650NE WR450 RMX250, DR750,

    Well that slipped under the Radar, very Nice a what KTM should have made 5 years ago (I’d surely own one if they had)

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