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by DavidS
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: 690 enduro tyres......yawn?
Replies: 26
Views: 3687

Re: 690 enduro tyres......yawn?

That E09 looks interesting.
It says 20 off 80 on road but it looks much better for road than the MT21.
How hard is it? I detested the Mitas Co2. Felt like a concrete ring.
I loved the 754 Xtreme on my WR450 and 400EXC but way too dodgy on road.
by DavidS
Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: 690 enduro tyres......yawn?
Replies: 26
Views: 3687

Re: 690 enduro tyres......yawn?

Magnon wrote:
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:55 pm
I use MT 21 front and Mitas E-09 rear on my 690.The E-09 is very long lasting with plenty of grip on and off road. Avoid the Dakar version as it is probably a bit too hard wearing.
Thanks, I'll have a look.
And at the other suggestion.
by DavidS
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: 690 enduro tyres......yawn?
Replies: 26
Views: 3687

Re: 690 enduro tyres......yawn?

Thanks guys. I have been running mine at 15psi and they've been fine. Apparently they have standard tubes and slime. It didn't help that the sag set by the previous owner was 28mm, not 80mm so it was as stiff as a sports bike. Great on road but horribly hoppy and uncontrollable on lumpy lanes. They ...
by DavidS
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: 690 enduro tyres......yawn?
Replies: 26
Views: 3687

690 enduro tyres......yawn?

My '14 690 came to me with part worn MT21's and they seem good enough on my mix of road and trail, including a bit of Sussex slurry/mud. Some discussion on the KTM forum has got me looking at Michelin Anakee Wild or TKC80's but I'm not convinced about their winter off road grip. The bike is also my ...
by DavidS
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: CLOTHING
Topic: Arai Tour x 3
Replies: 5
Views: 1275

Re: Arai Tour x 3

I bought my X4 a couple of weeks ago and there was an instructions addendum about a different peak screw and retaining plate but I don't have anything to compare it with.
by DavidS
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: WE LOVE PICS
Topic: A photo you took, today
Replies: 8694
Views: 948846

Re: A photo you took, today

Had a little play out up North today great weather and quiet roadsFullSizeRender 2.jpgt h.jpg What more do you need 8-) Is the top one the Hartside cafe? Wife and I rented a cottage not far from the bottom on the Penrith side last year - what a fantastic area and the road up to Alston and back to B...
by DavidS
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: WEBSITE AND FORUM STUFF
Topic: Forum Background?
Replies: 9
Views: 2037

Re: Forum Background?

I have just bought a Kindle and the paper white background is great.
Just an off white and no glare.

I have to agree that there is too much bright white for me and my old eyes.
But not as bad as pretty much every magazine that prints in thin type on a coloured background.
by DavidS
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Touratech insolvency
Replies: 24
Views: 3573

Re: Touratech insolvency

The two small items I wanted for my then new to me 690 were badly handled. I wanted a rear rack but they couldn't give me a date and the front haul loop shown to fit a 690 was about 50mm or so too short. It didn't endear me to them. I don't like seeing companies fail though. It affects too many inno...
by DavidS
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: WEBSITE AND FORUM STUFF
Topic: New ABR Website and Forum
Replies: 81
Views: 32430

Re: New ABR Website and Forum

Thanks for the feedback everyone, it's all being noted! Goodstuff. Thanks, I look forward to the tweaks. Not enough variety of emoji's either. The thumbs up is a much need pic!!! Or the Like (Thank You) button back. Or maybe a thumb up / thumb down button, or is that too controversial. Can the 'Las...
by DavidS
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: HOW TO..........
Topic: Post a Picture
Replies: 40
Views: 18026

Re: Post a Picture

Andi_Archer wrote:
Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:40 am
More like Testing :D
Even worse going up with wet tyres from the stream :shock:

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