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BigDogAdventures

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2,000 mile trip in Utah
« on: May 21, 2014, 05:30:17 am »
Here is a link to my first real ride on the 690.
I was carrying camping and cooking gear.
The bike was flawless and I've got my suspension adjusted finally to suit me.
I road with friends "Dingweeds" "Dr. Rock" and "Francine" on that ride.

http://www.bigdogadventures.com/3Stephideaway.htm





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Re: 2,000 mile trip in Utah
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2014, 07:35:30 am »
That truly is God's country out there.  The KTM just seems to "fit."  Thanks for the link.

How would you say the bike performed in that environment--especially in comparison to the other bikes? 

BTW, I know you'd been frustrated getting the bike's suspension just how you wanted it; what was the solution?

BBTW, while reading your linked ride report, I couldn't help but groan when I saw how the wind blew it over.  There's a thread here about the improper length of the kickstand.  Pretty much everyone agrees that cutting it an inch shorter is the way to go.

http://690enduro.createaforum.com/sweet-mods-and-accessories/sidestand-fixmod/
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