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Short Ride with two 2014 KTM 690 Enduro R's
« on: February 19, 2014, 08:41:27 am »
I went riding today with DrBlackbird near Houston.

And for those of you who are curious...,yes, he is a blackbird.

He also has the inside line on a area in which we can ride as long as we promise to tread lightly.

So here they are, two brand spankin' new KTM 690 Enduro R's.



DrBB has been in the dirt with his, mine still bas that showroom polish--not for long.

There's not a lot of elevation around here other than the levees, so we puttered around in the woods and crossed some boggy areas:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucGmQoC7JNY&feature

After crossing this little bog a few times it became very difficult to cross.  DRblackbird was up to his tailpipe on the return trip.

Properly christened, Lorna needs some cleaning:



The handling of the 690 Enduro felt light, but the rear end felt heavier in the mud and than my WR250R.  Throttle response was excellent.  She could lug around at 7 mph without modulating the clutch.  I only stalled once, but that was my fault for dumping the throttle while hardly moving.

The turning radius is appalling.  I'm told that I can adjust the turning radius--I'm gonna do that today and post a go-by.

I really wanna get Lorna out in the mountains, but that'll have to wait for another day.
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Re: Short Ride with two 2014 KTM 690 Enduro R's
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2014, 06:40:24 pm »
I adjusted the Steering stops all the way in and the turning radius still sucks. We will just have steer with the throttle I guess.
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Re: Short Ride with two 2014 KTM 690 Enduro R's
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2014, 09:19:46 pm »
We will just have steer with the throttle I guess.

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Re: Short Ride with two 2014 KTM 690 Enduro R's
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2014, 09:14:31 pm »
Even a "Short Ride" on these bikes is a Dream........Yep,...Our "Fearless Leader" did good out in the Swamps of Houston......I don't think I have any of him with his bike....I'm glad he came with a Air-Hawk seat, otherwise, it was difficult to tell the bikes apart........
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One thing I've noticed,....These bikes are hard to get clean....with the trellis frame n all.......
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We had a good time christening our over priced dirt-bikes...........I'm thinking that I'm really going to like this bike........Thanks KTM.
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