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school me on a ktm 690 enduro r

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    Re: school me on a ktm 690 enduro r

    Quote Originally Posted by loudbeard View Post
    NiteRider makes excellent stuff with a ton of mounting solutions.
    my only wish, is that I had an LED headlamp with me**

    I was referring to something to strap to my head while changing the tire at night. I have a ton at the house; just never really carried one in my pack. There was always a shadow when you're trying to see where the brake pads were when lining on the rear brake rotor, or when fishing the inner tube valve stem through the rim. I try to keep my pack as light as possible, so I usually don't carry extra stuff...plus I hardly change a tube at night.

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    Re: school me on a ktm 690 enduro r

    notice any issues with "vibration" numbness in the hands? getting some crazy vibes from my 690 Duke, looking onto various "anti-vibe" solutions..

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    Re: school me on a ktm 690 enduro r

    What's the headlight in a 690? I'd be willing to bet a Cyclops LED bulb would be a fantastic upgrade. Been running one of their kits for 5 years now and they're way brighter than stock and reliable.

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    it's a stock headlight...I have tried the cyclops adventure bulb in an FE350 (and I also have the LED helmet lamp), and it was indeed far superior over stock...now take the cyclops bulb and take it to the next level: that's the moto minded setup It truly is a you-get-what-you-pay-for and I'm at the point that I'd just buy once cry once.

    @frisky - yes, the 690 is vibey. 2019+ models have a counter balancer added which helps, but doesn't solve it. I don't go numb because my previous bikes (FZR600, YZ250 2-stroke) were all worse...I also try to use a cramp buster on long slabs so I'm just resting a palm on the throttle instead of wrapping my hand around it.

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    Re: school me on a ktm 690 enduro r

    daylight savings, mean 8pm sunsets

    got a 3-ish hour ride after work



    found a coupe more 15-20 second single track sections that are big bike friendly









    getting more used to riding her off road. Definitely want more saddle time before LAB2V




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    Re: school me on a ktm 690 enduro r

    Can I ask where that is? Looks awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneCheekRider View Post
    Can I ask where that is? Looks awesome.
    Same place, Santiago Peak area. Don’t be fooled; it’s 98% fire road and 2% single tracks that are 15-240 seconds long. But if I can do the easy single tracks on the 690 with street rubber, you’ll do great on the WR250. Come on down.

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    Re: school me on a ktm 690 enduro r

    I will definitely head over there, been meaning to for a while now since it's not a far ride.

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    Re: school me on a ktm 690 enduro r

    "it's too hot to ride" is echoes out in the hills of the inland dirt bike spots and the high desert

    ...they're saying that, but do they listen to answer of: But when is it too hot?



    comfortable, breezy, weather with clear skies at night



    just rained yesterday too, so minimal dust

    getting more comfortable on the 690. I'm not death gripping the bars as much and getting used to 1 finger/no hands riding down the mountain. You don't ride the bike; the bike rides itself. You just provide the rider input. And try to remember "your bars are bamboo."

    after I change the tires to knobbies, I'd be willing to try some of the more challenging ST

    still kinda digging how versatile a big thumper dual purpose bike is for me. I can just as easily go on a "social" group ride with 40 other bikes, as I can slab on freeways at 80-100, do a 300-400 mile pavement day, hit some 2 track dirt roads, but also some easy single track while picking up groceries on the way home. It's all in one bike with more of a dirt bias. Far superior to the KLR/XRL/DR650 both on and off road.

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