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Posted: 8/22/2017 9:51:12 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/6/2017 7:01:43 PM EST by fastblueR6]
Looking to purchase a KTM 690 Enduro R.

Any suggestions to get the best deal?
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 10:14:31 PM EST
KTM doesn't deal on price very much, and especially not on that bike. Great bike though. Ride safe and enjoy it.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 10:22:45 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Devildog1970:
KTM doesn't deal on price very much, and especially not on that bike. Great bike though. Ride safe and enjoy it.
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Thanks.

It's looking that way on pricing. I've had great deals on many of the big 4 bikes but never had a KTM before.

I was looking to get the Husqvarna 701 Supermoto, but not many Husky dealers around here and also not much aftermarket support yet.

I'll probably get a set of Supermoto wheels, etc.

Anyway, I'm hoping someone here has some tips for a good deal or even someone that's a dealer that gives an Arfcom discount.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 10:32:57 PM EST
The local ktm dealer here is having a sale on the '17 690s
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 10:33:31 PM EST
I owned a KTM 690 Enduro R for a few years. It was the most amazing motorcycle I've ever ridden. They aren't the best for long distance touring or for tight single track in the woods, but for 100 - 200 miles days of ripping up back dirt roads they have no equal. I smiled constantly while riding mine.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 10:35:33 PM EST
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Originally Posted By bondryan:
The local ktm dealer here is having a sale on the '17 690s
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That's slightly too far a drive.

But do you know what they are asking for it?
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 10:38:22 PM EST
690 enduro is my current ride. Far and away the most giggles per mile of any bike I've owned. Fuel pumps, injectors and rocker arms are the main problems. KTM doesn't usually dicker on the price of a new one since they sell out every year. I would buy used... you can get a nice bike with a few upgrades for a good deal.

Have fun with the 690!
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 10:39:19 PM EST
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Originally Posted By matt33:
I owned a KTM 690 Enduro R for a few years. It was the most amazing motorcycle I've ever ridden. They aren't the best for long distance touring or for tight single track in the woods, but for 100 - 200 miles days of ripping up back dirt roads they have no equal. I smiled constantly while riding mine.
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I had a Dr350s and a WR250r.

Dual sports are a blast!

I've got my '17 Raptor 700R for serious earth moving!
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 10:53:26 PM EST
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Originally Posted By fastblueR6:


I had a Dr350s and a WR250r.

Dual sports are a blast!

I've got my '17 Raptor 700R for serious earth moving!
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I have owned or ridden all of those (albeit a slightly older Yamaha Raptor). None compare to the KTM 690. You will not regret buying one. I got mine for about $250 under MSRP. As others have said, KTM dealers don't usually discount these bikes much.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 11:24:51 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Brap_and_Bang:
690 enduro is my current ride. Far and away the most giggles per mile of any bike I've owned. Fuel pumps, injectors and rocker arms are the main problems. KTM doesn't usually dicker on the price of a new one since they sell out every year. I would buy used... you can get a nice bike with a few upgrades for a good deal.

Have fun with the 690!
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Thanks @Brap_and_Bang

What year do you have and how many miles?

I heard about the rocker arms but not the others.

I don't usually rack up a ton of miles. I usually sell a bike before it's second service and get a new one, lol.

But if the 690 is everything I think it's going to be, hopefully I'll keep it past it's 3rd oil change and maybe more!
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 11:39:18 PM EST
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Originally Posted By fastblueR6:
I was looking to get the Husqvarna 701 Supermoto, but not many Husky dealers around here and also not much aftermarket support yet.
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The 701 and the 690 are the same bike with the exception of the engine and a few small bits.
The 701 has the new 690 Duke engine while the 690 Enduro has the older engine.
All that aftermarket stuff should bolt on to either bike unless it's engine specific.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 11:48:33 PM EST
They have great sales on left over bikes, I had a 2015 690 then upgraded to a 2015 1290 a year later for a great price.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 7:03:12 AM EST
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Originally Posted By KA3B:



The 701 and the 690 are the same bike with the exception of the engine and a few small bits.
The 701 has the new 690 Duke engine while the 690 Enduro has the older engine.
All that aftermarket stuff should bolt on to either bike unless it's engine specific.
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Yea, same frame, engine, exhaust just different tune and like you said some other bits.

The other bits a slight differences are why some the aftermarket goodies won't work. Also because most of the aftermarket parts are color matched to the KTM, not the Husky.

The KTM has a better display including a tach is another reason I'm leaning that direction.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 7:06:43 AM EST
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Originally Posted By DaBeamz:
They have great sales on left over bikes, I had a 2015 690 then upgraded to a 2015 1290 a year later for a great price.
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That's what I'm hoping. 2 places kinda close to me has 1 in stock.

But I'm not sure if they will still have them in the winter.

Then if those sell, I'd have to wait until the 2018s come out. And most of the time that won't be until late spring.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 7:12:08 AM EST
http://www.championshippowersports.com/m/index.htmI do not know where you live in OH but this place sells both brands. They are not far from my AO. I was just there last week..
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 7:17:38 AM EST
The 690 will default to a unicycle, just to give you a heads up.

It is a really nice KLR 650, IMHO.

Great motor, suspension, etc.

It will do everything great, but not one thing excellent....other than make you cream your panties.

Only real downside is maintaing it, as with any KTM

K eeping

T ools

M andatory
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 7:22:22 AM EST
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Originally Posted By TruckinAR:
The 690 will default to a unicycle, just to give you a heads up.

Only real downside is maintaing it, as with any KTM

K eeping

T ools

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Oh please, every motorcycle needs proper up keep and maintenance no matter the brand. My 2008 690 Enduro has 34,000. The biggest issue was the fuel pump was replaced in 2009.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 7:24:01 AM EST
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Originally Posted By TruckinAR:
The 690 will default to a unicycle, just to give you a heads up.

It is a really nice KLR 650, IMHO.

Great motor, suspension, etc.

It will do everything great, but not one thing excellent....other than make you cream your panties.

Only real downside is maintaing it, as with any KTM

K eeping

T ools

M andatory
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Huh? the 690 Enduro is nothing like a KLR650. Far more power, far lighter, far better suspension. They aren't even comparable.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 7:25:45 AM EST
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Originally Posted By DaBeamz:
They have great sales on left over bikes, I had a 2015 690 then upgraded to a 2015 1290 a year later for a great price.
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Where have you seen a leftover 690 Enduro? My closest dealer (which is still a long drive) always has a waiting list for them, so they sell at MSRP.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 7:51:46 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Fairplay:
http://www.championshippowersports.com/m/index.htmI do not know where you live in OH but this place sells both brands. They are not far from my AO. I was just there last week..
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I'll check it out.

Thanks!
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 12:33:01 PM EST
Afternoon bump.
Link Posted: 8/24/2017 10:05:01 PM EST
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Originally Posted By fastblueR6:


Thanks @Brap_and_Bang

What year do you have and how many miles?

I heard about the rocker arms but not the others.

I don't usually rack up a ton of miles. I usually sell a bike before it's second service and get a new one, lol.

But if the 690 is everything I think it's going to be, hopefully I'll keep it past it's 3rd oil change and maybe more!
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I have a 2008 690 Enduro, totally kitted out and 23k miles. I live on a dirt road, 1 mile from Forest Service land so almost all of those miles are dirt miles. It has taken a pounding. Never broke down on the trial. I replaced the fuel pump and inline filter before my trip this year (1,700 dirt miles, montana, idaho, wyoming ). Only real probelm I've ever had is an electrical short... related to that is a sporadic fuel injection light coming on.

I can't over emphasize how much fun that bike is. I literally laugh out loud inside my helmet every time I ride it.
Link Posted: 8/24/2017 10:11:00 PM EST
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Originally Posted By TruckinAR:

It is a really nice KLR 650, IMHO.
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Have you been drinking tonight, sir?

As far as maintenance, the 690 does take odd weight oil. But maintenance is easy:

-2 screws to change the air filter
-2 filters and 2 screens for oil changes every 3k miles
-Valve adjust every 6k miles... which is pretty easy also
Link Posted: 9/6/2017 6:59:51 PM EST
All my Rottweiler parts are in!

New intake, Power Commander, Canister delete, mirror mounts and crankcase breather. Got my Wings exhaust installed over the weekend.

Can't wait to actually ride soon.
Link Posted: 9/6/2017 7:04:30 PM EST
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Link Posted: 9/6/2017 7:08:33 PM EST
Stick with the 690, more adventure parts available. I have 15k on my 15 and I love the bike. Plan to ditch the muffler almost immediately
Link Posted: 9/6/2017 7:12:06 PM EST
Only one I got for now.



Link Posted: 9/6/2017 7:14:02 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Amped:
Stick with the 690, more adventure parts available. I have 15k on my 15 and I love the bike. Plan to ditch the muffler almost immediately
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I have 1 mile on my bike and I've already got a Wings exhaust installed. Lol.

All my other goodies are going to be installed over the next day or 2.
Link Posted: 9/6/2017 7:16:36 PM EST
I enduro'd a KTM for a bunch of years. With out a doubt, the best bike I ever owned. They are worth the money spent.
Link Posted: 9/6/2017 7:25:02 PM EST
Great bike!

Now get a set of 17's with some sticky rubber and have some serious fun
Link Posted: 9/6/2017 7:36:02 PM EST
I've owned dozens of motorcycles in my life. I'm going to say the average length of ownership has been 1.5 years each except for my '07 690 SM that I bought new and still own. Love that bike.

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Link Posted: 9/6/2017 7:42:17 PM EST
Congrats!

Have you been following this thread?

Adventure in Ohio
Link Posted: 9/6/2017 8:14:01 PM EST
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Originally Posted By fttam:
Great bike!

Now get a set of 17's with some sticky rubber and have some serious fun
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That's next on the list.
Link Posted: 9/6/2017 8:15:13 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Bhart89:
Congrats!

Have you been following this thread?

Adventure in Ohio
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Nope, but I am now.

Thanks.
Link Posted: 9/6/2017 8:16:25 PM EST
Here's the exhaust and about to install Power Commander and Rottweiler intake, etc.

Link Posted: 9/6/2017 9:21:21 PM EST
How many miles do you get on a tank? Definitely considering one.
Link Posted: 9/6/2017 9:41:01 PM EST
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Link Posted: 9/6/2017 10:10:52 PM EST
My heart wanted a 690

My wallet got a DR650 instead

Link Posted: 9/6/2017 10:14:37 PM EST
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Originally Posted By ALASKANFIRE:
My heart wanted a 690

My wallet got a DR650 instead

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I had a DR650 for a couple years. IMHO it is the best value in a do everything reasonably well dual sport bike.
Link Posted: 9/6/2017 10:24:48 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Bhart89:

I had a DR650 for a couple years. IMHO it is the best value in a do everything reasonably well dual sport bike.
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I have a klr 650, and it seems to fall into the same category as a DR650, and I love it.

The KLR does everything as well, 5.5 gallon tank, chugs its way around and over almost everything. I've already taken it off road a good deal and put over 1200 miles on it in the last 2 months. My favorite part is, I can ride it for a week and fill the tank for $11 and some change.
Link Posted: 9/6/2017 11:53:59 PM EST
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Originally Posted By griffin86:
How many miles do you get on a tank? Definitely considering one.
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I'm not sure yet. It only has 1 mile on it.

But I added the map switch to my Power Commander, so I can choose between a full power map or a fuel saver map. I'm guessing on the full power map around town I'd get around 70-80 miles per tank. I've hear guys get around 140 miles per tank in the woods on a stock bike. The highway really burns fuel.
Link Posted: 9/10/2017 7:31:44 PM EST
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Originally Posted By fttam:
Great bike!

Now get a set of 17's with some sticky rubber and have some serious fun
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Like this?

Pic taken today
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Link Posted: 9/10/2017 7:41:10 PM EST
I had a KTM 625 SMC. It was a great fucking bike.
Link Posted: 9/10/2017 7:43:09 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Gacksnabbit:


Like this?

Pic taken today
https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/190028/IMG_0087-304436.JPG
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EXACTLY like that

I've been jonesimg for a new Husky, as my 510SMR is still down
Link Posted: 9/10/2017 7:45:50 PM EST
I went africa twin with the dct transmission. Rode the 690 and a 1190. While i love ktm and have one i needed reliability for everyday commuting 63 miles in sf bay area traffic.
Link Posted: 9/10/2017 7:51:40 PM EST
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Originally Posted By KTMRIDER:
I went africa twin with the dct transmission. Rode the 690 and a 1190. While i love ktm and have one i needed reliability for everyday commuting 63 miles in sf bay area traffic.
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So you bought the KTM. Sweet.
Link Posted: 9/10/2017 9:34:36 PM EST
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Originally Posted By fttam:
EXACTLY like that

I've been jonesimg for a new Husky, as my 510SMR is still down
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Originally Posted By fttam:
Originally Posted By Gacksnabbit:


Like this?

Pic taken today
https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/190028/IMG_0087-304436.JPG
EXACTLY like that

I've been jonesimg for a new Husky, as my 510SMR is still down
That is a great bike too!
Link Posted: 9/26/2017 3:23:19 PM EST
My seat pan pushed on electrical connectors and wore a small hole in the top of my ECU on the 690. This killed the bike. It took almost a month to get a new one, programmed from KTM and now I have fuel injection problems (can bus communication error). So its off to the dealer for repair.

In the mean time I purchased a 950 Super Enduro R. Very fun bike and it sounds like a trophy truck. The 690 is more fun on two track roads and trails, but everywhere else the 950 is just as good or better.

Link Posted: 9/26/2017 3:35:02 PM EST
Congrats, cool bikes. Not svelte in the tight technical stuff, but a blast in open country. Unfortunately for you, you live in Ohio like I do.



That bike would be a hoot at WNF, you should break your dirt cherry with it down there before the season's over. A few of us from the ADV/Ohio thread ride there regularly, join us!
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