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    I've ran MSR hand guards during the winter for the past couple seasons and really like the added weather protection they offer. I recently ordered up a set of the GL hand guards to replace the MSR units with and finally got them mounted up. I really like the new GL guards, they are bigger/taller and should do a better job at keeping the cold wind off my hands. I also like rubber strap system for mounting and the lack of Cordura fabric covering that the MSR units had (they got torn very quickly). Top notch :thumb With either units I like to drill a small hole in each hand guard and mount them to my plastic guards with a bolt. This makes the whole unit super solid and keeps them from moving around while on the trail. Comparison shot between the MSR and the GL guards. I also prefer the looks of the GL units! FEATURES Cold/wet weather comfort Brush, mud and trail protection Strap on/off in seconds Multiple mounting configurations to fit most motorcycle makes/models equipped with rigid hand guards and/or deflectors Tough stretch polyurethane strap (can be used separately) Custom wind foil shapes No stitching or pieces to fail When not using Bushwackers, straps have a thousand other uses: lash water bottles, fuel, gear to tail rack, hold flashlight in place while working in dark Made in USA
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    Our slim, trim, minimalist Buckin’ Roll Tank Bag has been completely redesigned for 2020, featuring 1.5 liters of packable volume, RF-welded waterproof construction, electronics pass-through, clear vinyl phone pocket — and designed to stay completely out of the way, with no buckles in knees or crotch, even when riding the most technical off-road terrain. Volume: 1.5 liter Dimensions: 7″ x 4″ x 4″ Fits virtually any motorcycle Keeps all of the essentials handy and out of the way when sitting on seat front or standing on footpegs Mounts behind gas cap for easy fueling Waterproof clear top fits smart phone Power cable pass-through to charge electronics on bike Tank Bag unzips from harness Reflective bars for visibility No buckles in knees or crotch
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    My FIRST motorcycle at 46 years of age! Bought this 2015 Yamaha WR250R brand new from the dealer back in Oct 2015 with 4 miles on it. Most of my miles are street and highway but hit the dirt often and whenever I can. Simply love this bike! I'm currently setting it up for Adv Riding and it'll be seeing more of the USA and Canada this and following years. No trailers, no rear carriers.. just me, the bike and the miles we pass.
  4. Please add your recommended FE 501S modifications here after you've had a chance to test them out a bit. THANKS! re: rec sprocket changes, seat upgrades, TPS tuning, suspension tuning, exhaust, ECU re-mapping, handguards, skid plates, fuel tanks, Bling!
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    Like a tank bag for the rear of bike, the low-profile Klamath Tail Rack Pack keeps gear organized and easily accessible, securing to virtually any motorcycle tail rack. The 4-liter soft luggage case features a zipper-less nested clamshell design inspired by classic motorcycle rally racing packs. Includes waterproof inner liner Dry Pod. Made in USA and constructed with military-spec materials, the Klamath Tail Rack Pack is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. Mounting options include 2 Forward Tension Mounting Straps (36″) adjustable/removable, 4 Fender/Rack Hook Mounting Straps and 1 Webbing Mounting Strap (36″). Riders can use various combinations to suit a broad spectrum of motorcycle make/models, and tail rack designs. The Klamath Tail Rack Pack also can used in conjunction with Giant Loop’s MoJavi Saddlebag, mounting in top center position. • Zipper-less clamshell design • Opens with gloves on • Fully lined with high visibility yellow • Gear lash cord • Reflective accents for visibility • Interior divider – removable, adjustable, tire pressure guage/pen holder • Key clip • Zippered mesh pocket under lid • Exterior mesh pocket • Mil-spec materials and hardware • Limited Lifetime Warranty • Made in USA • Volume: 4 liters • Dimensions: 4.75″ tall x 8.5″ wide x 11″ long • 22 oz vinyl coated polyester Bomb Shell™ reinforced with foam • Nylike webbing • Adjustable fender hooks • Ballistic webbing
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    DESCRIPTION UPDATED 2017! New graphics: sewn-on molded rubber patches All MoJavi Saddlebags include 1 Hot Springs Heat Shield ($29 value) Center pouch is optional. MOLLE-style lash points on top/center allow mounting of additional gear, Possibles Pouch, Ochoco Enduro Tail Pack, Klamath Tail Rack Pack, or go naked! Volume: 12 liters (2 x 6 liter side pockets) Straps on/off virtually and bike in seconds – USE GL MOUNTS TO KEEP SIDE ANCHOR AWAY FROM HOT EXHAUST! Slim, trim profile rides like it’s not even there Flexible rear mounting system — use included fender hooks or webbing loop around any secure anchor point Military-spec materials and construction Made in U.S.A. Limited Lifetime Warranty Volume: 12 liters (2 x 6 liter side pockets) Weight: 3 lbs (including Hot Springs Heat Shield) DIMENSIONS 2 Side pockets = 4″ deep x 16″ long x 7″ wide MATERIALS Super tough truckers tarp Bombshell™ – vinyl coated polyester Beefy, water resistant YKK zippers Military-spec fasteners Custom-woven ballistic webbing on lower attachments Nylike webbing compression straps with aluminum cam buckles
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    With approximately 450 miles of back-roads, jeep trails, and even some sandy, whooped out single track, what's the verdict on the 2017 KTM 690 Enduro R? Is the new bike honeymoon over? Did it live up to rather high expectations? I'll cut to the chase and say that I absolutely love this bike and have zero regrets on my purchase! Why? Keep reading and I'll do my best to explain. Currently the engine, suspension, and brakes are bone stock. Mods coming? Oh yes... There WILL be mods! Bryan Bosch taking a mid morning break from the sand whoops - Croom OHV Brooksville, FL That Motor! The 690 Enduro R power plant in many ways defines this machine. It makes BIG boost from bottom to top in a very linear fashion that always puts a smile on my face. On the street, whack the throttle wide-open and the front tire lofts as you row through the gears. You're not trying to wheelie, the bike just pulls that hard. If you're a wheelie guy, this bike makes it easy. From the factory, there is a sticker that warns you not to exceed 100 mph, but my guess is that it will pretty easily. My buddy has the 701 Husqvarna and we dragged on a flat, long, deserted dirt road. We decided to back 'er down in the mid 90s, but both bikes had more legs left. Off-road, the gearing is a little high for tight single track, but this bike really seems to be the most at home in more open, flowing terrain. In ski racing terms, it's more at home on the giant slalom course. Not that it's not nimble or capable of tighter terrain. The bike has tons of low-end and a 'butta smooth Magura Hydraulic Clutch, so I find myself in 3rd a lot, just rolling on the throttle. But, a surge of power is a clutch pull away. I'm more of a short-shifter, so this torquey motor suits my style. Where we ride, it's just about all sand and even in tighter, slower sections, the bike is hard to stall, even with lazy clutch skills. Is the motor buzzy or vibey? Sort of a tough question because that's personal perception. I will say, before I bought it, this was my biggest worry. I've had Carpel Tunnel surgery on my throttle hand with mild nerve damage in both wrists, and things like string trimmers cause my hands to tingle after 10-15 minutes of use. I even had some issues with my ultra-smooth Triumph Tiger 800XC in-line triple. Maybe it's certain resonance frequencies, but I'm not having any issues with the 690. So, very, very relieved. And, word on the street is that after a couple thousand miles, the motor smooths out a bit more. For back-road dualsporting on the stock DOT knobbies, vibes are pretty mild, but as the speed picks up, so do the vibes. If you want to pound freeway, I'd suggest different tires. The stockers are happiest below 55, maybe 60 mph @ 20-25 psi. Not a fan of highway slabbin', so I'm keeping these tires. Suspension I really have no complains here. It's never harsh or chattery and always feels planted. Keep in mind that in central Florida, you couldn't find a rock if your life depended upon it. Most of our trails are soft sand, but there are plenty of sections with exposed roots. On Memorial Day, we rode an area called Croom and despite the unrelenting, deep sand whoops, this bike surprised me. For its 326 ready-to-ride pounds, it tracked through the whoops straight and both ends stayed pretty poised. However, I'm not going to say that sand whoops is where the bike shines. Most purpose built off-road race bikes would be a better choice, but I wanted to see how she'd do and it was surprisingly well all things considered. But, I hate to ride sand whoops all day, so not high on my list of performance criteria. Still nice to know what the bike can do. Brakes The over-sized Galfer front wave rotor and dual piston Brembo caliper with ABS offers plenty of initial bite & power, enough to tax the grip of the Pirelli MT21 DOT front tire on dry pavement. When the pavement is wet, this is where the ABS rocks. Off-road, ABS is easily turned off by pushing and holding a single button on the gauge cluster. However, it sucks that every time you turn the bike off, it defaults to ABS on. The aftermarket has options to fix this, but I'd prefer my last setting to be remembered. I'm sure a KTM lawyer will disagree with me. At least there is a button vs. having to nav to sub menus to turn ABS off like my last bike. Handling When compared to a dirt bike, say the KTM 500EXC, the 2017 KTM 690 Enduro R is a big girl on paper. However, I think it rides a lot lighter than the numbers would suggest. With the rearward fuel tank mounted low and relatively central to the bike's mass, it's slim in the mid section like a 450 and remarkably light on its feet. Even in tighter terrain, weaving the bike through the trees is easy and overall, the bike feels pretty nimble. About the only time you feel the mass is when you get the bike crossed up in deep sand and mistakenly grab a handful of big bore. For me, the most fun is rippin' down a sandy trail, power sliding from corner-to-corner. This is very easy with all the power the 690 has on tap and the handing is very predictable. Around town and on back-roads, the bike is a sweet heart. It will do freeway speeds without issue, but without a windscreen, longer runs would be a chore IMHO. All Kittens and Rainbows? Hmmmmmmmmmm.... no. Where do I think KTM came up short with the 2017 KTM 690 Enduro R? Here's my list so far (not in any particular order): 1. How tall do they think most of us are? This bike is tall! I'm 5' 10" and it's still tall. With boots on, I'm still just slightly better than on my tip toes. Thank God for the strong steel kickstand for getting on the bike. At the lowest point of the seat, it's 37". 2. For almost 11k before taxes & registration, no fuel gauge? This is a premium dual sport KTM. You made the tach sweep up and back at start up like a race car, but no fuel gauge? Booo! But, at least there is a low fuel light, just before you run out. 3. KTM, you still can't make a comfortable seat? I know you love your sporty, sharp angles, but they create pressure points that don't feel good on the ass after a few hours. Can't you compromise a little aesthetics for comfort? For 11k, I shouldn't have to immediately order a functional dual sport seat. And even worse, the seat pan rubber bumpers? I have extras in my garage b/c they fall out if you look at them wrong. 4. Handlebars are too low for standing. I understand that we all come in different shapes & sizes, but I'm much closer to the average that otherwise. 5. No power port for my phone or navigation? I appreciate the power with key on Accessory 2 wires in the loom behind the headlight, but again, premium dual sport. For the money it should come with this. But then again, dummies like me pay what you ask, so... 6. The shifting action is good, but if you're not very deliberate, a missed shift is pretty easy. I happens to me a couple of times on every ride, mostly upshifting into higher gears. There is an aftermarket fix that I might install if it really bothers me. My Bottom-line My biggest regret is the two year detour riding a 500lb. ADV bike. The 2017 KTM 690 Enduro R has re-lit my fire for dirt biking. I'm once again excited for the next ride because this bike is just so much fun to ride. All of the gripes above are either completely livable or fixable in the aftermarket and none are show stoppers. I think that the 2017 KTM 690 Enduro is an amazing dual sport and for my needs, I absolutely made the right choice to sell my 2013 Triumph Tiger 800XC. I was a little worried that the 690 Enduro R might be a dirt bike with a license plate (had a plated KTM 450), but there is no question that it's a purpose built dualsport that is better on the road than a dirt bike and far better than a big ADV bike off-road. For me, I've found the middle ground that I was looking for. Fathers day is this Saturday and when my wife asked what I wanted, the answer was easy, "I'm going ridin' hon!" Got sand? We do and plenty. - Croom OHV Brooksville, FL Richloam General Store - Withlacoochee National Forest Exploring some sandy single track - Withlacoochee National Forest Lunch on the way home at a fav BBQ pit - Zephyrhills, FL
  8. Ready for flight! Installed my GL winter hand guards on the 500. I've used these guards on several bikes now and they are great for below 30 deg riding. I've used several other brands that didn't hold up over time, the GL guards are legit and hold up extremely well (this is the 3rd bike this set has been on). Very tough and resilient. Just to answer a couple questions...no they don't catch wind and yank the bike all over, no they don't adversely affect handling, they DO help keep your hands warm and dry during the winter months, they DO look odd but I'll trade that for warm hands . They attach to the bike with the GL polyurethane possibilities straps (note: I always drill a hole and pin the GL guards to the bikes handguards to keep them securely in place and to keep from having to constantly readjust them). If your looking for warmth I'd highly recommend the GL guards for wet/winter riding. And there you have it.....KTM 500 Dumbo edition lol. Mounting hole that I added...keeps the guards in one place and is easily removable. Hodakaguy
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