Hey fellow thumpers!
I bought a 690 SMC-R a couple of weeks ago. Had a 990 smt before and a XT660Z after that for the offroad capabilities. So now I was looking for something lighter, faster and more agile. I knew that the 690 was highly customizable and there where many aftermarket items.
I was considering the 690 enduro and the SMC-R. There where only a couple of enduro’s on the market here in the Netherlands (quite flat and barely any offroad capabilities). There were 2 that where interesting for me. ’13 enduro and a ’14 SMC-R (ABS). No other enduro’s with abs on the market for reasonable price. And preferred ABS for safety reasons.
So long story short I bought the ’14 SMC-R ABS and figured, buy some bigger wheels and you have an enduro.(although I knew the front spring/axle has an offset)
I wanted to make it an more travel bike with 19”/17”-18” anyway.
But damn I was wrong about that. SMC-R to enduro conversion isn’t so easy.
So I want some advice from you thumpers.
- I can buy the front forks + triples for $450 from a ’17 enduro. Add front brake (100$), axle and disc. Then buy some wheels.
o But what differences still exist then? Will all the enduro mods fit this way? (fairing kits etc) Is this even a good option?
Thanks in advance.