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Rusty Shovel

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MY NEW 2014 HAS ARRIVED!!
« on: February 06, 2014, 04:51:21 pm »
Hey all,

My dealer called and said my 2014 690 Enduro R has arrived and is currently being assembled!

Hoping to pick it up tomorrow!  I'll post pics as soon as possible!

 ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: MY NEW 2014 HAS ARRIVED!!
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2014, 12:40:21 am »
Congrats Rusty! can't wait to see it & hear feed back after the break in. Really curious to hear what you think of that ABS thing  ???

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Re: MY NEW 2014 HAS ARRIVED!!
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2014, 02:31:32 pm »
can't wait to see it

Well wait no longer!

This is my brand-spankin' new KTM 690 Enduro R; there are many like it...



...But this one is MINE!





I've named her "Lorna," after my grandma, who turned 94 last week, and whose favorite color (and hair) is orange.

I went today, got a bill of sale, took these pics, picked up my manuals and left without the bike.  My lending institution couldn't fund the dealer today--which is just as well, it's raining cold pee-pee today in Houston.  My initial impressions are limited to how it felt to sit on, and how it sounded.

First, either my ass is getting harder or the 690's seat got a bit softer this year.  I'm pretty sure the Hagen Daz has not caused my ass to get harder.

Second, the sound.  In a word, quiet.  I took a short video.  Once it finishes uploading, I'll post in on youtube and provide a link here.  I'll leave it "as is" for a while, but I may go to a Wings exhaust in the near future.  I don't like loud bikes, but I don't want it to sound vanilla either.

Once I get Lorna in my clutches, I'll give a more thorough review.
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Re: MY NEW 2014 HAS ARRIVED!!
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2014, 09:03:22 am »
"I've named her "Lorna," after my grandma, who turned 94 last week, and whose favorite color (and hair) is orange."

That's sweet, and funny.  I imagine her in a matching orange moo moo.  Congratulations.

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Re: MY NEW 2014 HAS ARRIVED!!
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2014, 10:46:13 pm »
 :) Me too; got mine today!
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