If you need two 27mm wrenches you're doing it wrong.I like the temp gauge on the dash.
So what do you all carry in your normal tool kit? Anything KTM specific you'd recommend?
I haven't had to do any roadside repairs since I've had mine (knock on wood) but I realized today I don't have a 14mm deep socket for the spark plug in my tool roll. I've got a Motion Pro metric kit which covers a lot of stuff and I also have an Enduro star trail stand, vise grips, 3 tire levers with 32mm/27mm, 10/13mm, and 24mm wrench ends, 8,10,12,13 combination wrenches, 19mm, 13mm, and 7mm sockets. Assorted Torx bits, and a 4mm Allen wrench. Not as heavy as I thought, about 4.4 pounds. Oh and do you carry two 27mm wrenches for the front axle? I found myself needing two last time I put the front wheel back on in the garage.
That's kinda what I thought, I'll look at it again.And I agree, if you need 2 wrenches for either axle you're doing something wrong! If your pinch bolts are tight on the non hut side you don't need a second wrench. Next time I'm working on the bikes, I'll take of photo of my tool kit and post it.
Honestly I wish I had bought a 990 instead of a 690, for the same money. Yes my 690 is rad, but offroad it really isn't much better than a 990, (they are both giant dirt bikes), and on the road it's much worse. Sexy and arousing yes, but rideability for me, just isn't there.Seems as though this thread needs a refresher. Back story is I've ridden and enjoyed a DR650 for the last 10 years and I'm starting to feel the pull of a newer bike. Bought a VStrom back in April to test the ADV waters, mainly because it was well set up and reasonably priced. Sold it recently as it just didn't live up to what I was looking for. So now, a 690 or possibly a 701 has my interest. I realize they are quite a bit more modern, more complicated, and more expensive. Seems as though some years were more problematic than others, some gave owners lots of grief, some were the most reliable bike they ever owned.
So I'm here looking for guidance, years to buy, things to look for specific to the model.