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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 04-12-2017, 01:04 AM Thread Starter
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New (old) Duke in town

Finally decided more fun had to be had and sold my trusty old 1991 Yamaha 850 TDM which I have had for 15 years.

First having almost decided to go for a Yamaha MT-07 my attention was caught by an ad for a 2014 Duke 690 with 2500km on the odo, seller was local.

After a short test trip the mind was made up and keys in my hand.

The bike looks like it just got out of the dealer's and only have a couple of mods.

Existing mods at purchase:
Ixil slipon
Orange Crash bars
Crash spools front and rear.

Planned mods:
PP Ergo seat (to be installed and tested today)
O2 mod from kevxtx (to be installed and tested today)
Givi wind screen (to be installed and tested today)
PP luggage rack with Shad SH 37 top box (to be installed and tested today)
15/42 sprockets (in the mail)
Hand guards (to be ordered soon)

Original grip handles are a bit too thin for me, but I have not found any grips that fit on the throttle as OEM with bigger width yet. Any suggestions?

So far I am loving the bike and the way it feels in corners and twisties, enjoying riding again
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post #2 of 41 (permalink) Old 04-12-2017, 01:10 AM
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Welcome to the forum. Enjoy the bike and the modding
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Welcome to the forum. Enjoy the bike and the modding
Thanks for the welcome, although the modding is fun, the rides are what I enjoy most
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Welcome, great bike you have there!

I installed and highly recommend the G2 E-Gas throttle tube:

http://www.g2ergo.com/store/ktmhusqv...throttle-tube/

And the Domino Parco grip, offered on G2's site:

http://www.g2ergo.com/store/domino-parco-grip/

There's just enough room to install a cruise control clamp for those longer rides:

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That looks just like what I need, thanks Sean

Will look into it and if I can get them here in Norway.

Current Ride:
2014 690 Duke

Past Rides:
1991 Yamaha TDM 850
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post #6 of 41 (permalink) Old 04-12-2017, 10:14 AM Thread Starter
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So...

Finally got some of my mods installed, have to up my post count so I can show you guys


Getting very happy with this bike now, if it were not for the 3 degrees Celsius and drizzle outside I would be out enjoying it more...

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That looks just like what I need, thanks Sean



Will look into it and if I can get them here in Norway.


You're welcome, hope the shipping works out. This setup reduced the vibrations I was getting that were numbing my hands. The stock grips are pretty spartan.
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post #8 of 41 (permalink) Old 04-12-2017, 11:39 AM Thread Starter
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That Givi wind screen came on last night, went off today.

Ruined the bike totally...

Excessive turbulence causing wind noise, engine sound echo ruining that sweet single cylinder tapping. All the wind coming to my neck area and so on.

I think the better option is just to put on an extra vest inside for keeping the chest area temperature when driving in low temps, my Shoei GT-Air is quiet without any wind screen on the Duke.

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The Givi is a little more homely than the Puig which I have. It also dumped air at the helmet making a ton of wind noise. I cut mine down 3.5", now it hits my chest, perfect.

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The Givi is a little more homely than the Puig which I have. It also dumped air at the helmet making a ton of wind noise. I cut mine down 3.5", now it hits my chest, perfect.
Yeah, that Puig looks quite good now, I donnot think cutting the Givi will give the desired result though. At least I did not need to cut or drill to fit it

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