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690 single track!
« on: June 10, 2014, 12:19:56 pm »
Rode the Durty Dabbers Dualsport this past weekend in central PA - Met up with fellow forum member 'Dogfarm' Mitch.   Great event -   More pics and vids to follow, but wanted to share this one.
The 690 CAN do single track!  It is harder than you want it to be, but it is capable.  Of course the video doesn't do justice to the terrain - it was very hilly.  Not sure what the heck happened at the 4:50 mark - damn squirrel with the trip wire!!
This was a 'Hero' section on day 2.  Most of the main route was wide trails - lots of rocks.  I must have past 30 riders fixing flats. 
http://youtu.be/4I2lrzgoYYI

I will try to post some pics later.
 
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Re: 690 single track!
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2014, 07:24:45 pm »
Cool video!  I wish the single track in oklahoma were that fun. **** me up when you got pushed into that big rutted line and exclaimed "oh nooo!" Lol. I could hear that sense of dread in your voice, played out well though! Good riding.

 I've found the 690 to be a good single track companion so far, as far as OK riding goes. Lol. I put a few videos of mine running singles in my multiple helmet cam thread I started. 

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Re: 690 single track!
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2014, 10:55:22 pm »
damn squirrel with the trip wire!!

I ran into that SAME squirrel at the Big Bend Desert Challenge, TWICE!
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Re: 690 single track!
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2014, 11:00:17 am »
Nice edit! Are you using stock gearing?

I found my stock gearing (15-45)to be way too tall for single track the other week.

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Re: 690 single track!
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2014, 11:05:50 am »
No, I swapped the front to a 14 - helped a little.
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Re: 690 single track!
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2015, 12:47:25 am »
Nice vid. I agree with you about the single track stuff...the 690 does it fine, because it's a big bike it just takes more effort to muscle it around. I even think I prefer the 690 to my old 300 2stroke. That thing used to deflect off of trail junk something terrible because it was so light. Fast bike but could be VERY scary giving it some in the woods.

Dead right too about the hills in the vid....its funny how a camera always makes things seem flat and pedestrian.....I wonder why that happens?

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Re: 690 single track!
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2016, 02:41:08 pm »
Two thumbs up!  I was impressed how you handled that big bike.

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Re: 690 single track!
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2016, 06:00:42 am »
A fun trail from last Sunday.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hv9eQQ3FSg
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Re: 690 single track!
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2016, 10:31:18 am »

Great videos guys, thanks for posting them. You were really working through that K1, tough trail, well done.
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