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690 Enduro

Post by scafflife » Wed May 15, 2019 6:15 pm

Evening guys, I’m In the market for a 690 enduro and thinking of using it for my only bike (selling my Bmwf800gsa 2015 and Ktm450exc 2003). So my question is who has a 690 and what are your thoughts on them? Also what sort of mileage have you got. Many thanks in advance.

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Re: 690 Enduro

Post by PHILinFRANCE » Wed May 15, 2019 7:33 pm

Stewie of here has a very good one for sale , well its his sons

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Re: 690 Enduro

Post by Magnon » Wed May 15, 2019 7:53 pm

I have a 2009 enduro which I bought new and is now approaching 30kkms. It has been reliable but there are some cheap plasticky bits. Front forks are a bit basic, apparently exc forks are a big improvement but I really can’t be arsed. Seat is crap. Original discs, pads and wheel bearings are rubbish. Mine is now a lot more robust. E-09 back tyre, MT 21 front. Mine has had very frequent oil changes but not always using the v expensive motorex 10 - 60.

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Re: 690 Enduro

Post by garyboy » Wed May 15, 2019 8:44 pm

no experience of any ktm's sorry … but tonight there was a review on tv bikeworld of the new 2019 ktm690smcr .. looks brill … excellent review …


here is a mcn review ..

https://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/new ... supermoto/

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Re: 690 Enduro

Post by OliverMatt » Thu May 16, 2019 5:01 pm

I was talking with my friend. He said that 690 has great power and get its max speed easily. 0-60 in 3-4 seconds? But... he has recently changed it to 790 enduro. Btw, if you are selling your motorcycles, there is a good platform for such purposes https://thecustommotorcycle.co.uk/ .

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Re: 690 Enduro

Post by scafflife » Sun May 19, 2019 5:58 pm

Magnon wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 7:53 pm
I have a 2009 enduro which I bought new and is now approaching 30kkms. It has been reliable but there are some cheap plasticky bits. Front forks are a bit basic, apparently exc forks are a big improvement but I really can’t be arsed. Seat is crap. Original discs, pads and wheel bearings are rubbish. Mine is now a lot more robust. E-09 back tyre, MT 21 front. Mine has had very frequent oil changes but not always using the v expensive motorex 10 - 60.
is this your only bike or do you have others?

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Re: 690 Enduro

Post by Magnon » Sun May 19, 2019 8:55 pm

Not my only bike but get a bit fed up with them being slagged off by people who’ve never owned one in the longer term. I also have a Sherco 450 - nuff said

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