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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-30-2016, 06:46 AM Thread Starter
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New guy here. My first post so go easy on me. My last KTM was a 2008 SDR. I'm thinking about getting a 2016 or 2017 690R. I have a question about GP shifting. I did a search but didn't find anything. Can this bike be converted to GP shifting pattern? I prefer it, in fact, if it cannot be converted it's a deal breaker. Thanks for the replies.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-30-2016, 07:26 AM
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Welcome to the forum. I have no idea whether it can be done or not. Boldor or one of the other duke members might know and hopefully tag in.

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New guy here. My first post so go easy on me. My last KTM was a 2008 SDR. I'm thinking about getting a 2016 or 2017 690R. I have a question about GP shifting. I did a search but didn't find anything. Can this bike be converted to GP shifting pattern? I prefer it, in fact, if it cannot be converted it's a deal breaker. Thanks for the replies.
Yes for the new bikes if you buy the power parts rear sets (come standard on the R) and buy the racing gearshift - it allows standard or gp depending on how you install the linkage.
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^ Wot he said. I know a DIY method, but wot he said is the way to go.
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-08-2017, 04:42 AM Thread Starter
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Well, I pulled the trigger on the 690 Duke R. One thing I cannot stand about buying any vehicle in Japan, it takes forever. Not like the US where you can drive it off the showroom floor within minutes of buying it. I was told mine is the last Duke R available in the country! Oh, and I got the GP shifter too.
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Well, I pulled the trigger on the 690 Duke R. One thing I cannot stand about buying any vehicle in Japan, it takes forever. Not like the US where you can drive it off the showroom floor within minutes of buying it. I was told mine is the last Duke R available in the country! Oh, and I got the GP shifter too.
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Is the dealer installing the racing shifter lever configured for the gp pattern?
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-08-2017, 07:28 AM Thread Starter
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Yes, 2cati. They gave me the racing shifter lever and matching brake lever. I'm happy. :-)
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-08-2017, 07:37 PM
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I'm glad they sorted it for you. Can you post some pics please as I'm in the process of doing one hopefully with a quickshifter as well. Just curious why it would have been a deal breaker if you couldn't get gp shift on the 690

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I'm glad they sorted it for you. Can you post some pics please as I'm in the process of doing one hopefully with a quickshifter as well. Just curious why it would have been a deal breaker if you couldn't get gp shift on the 690
As soon as I get the bike I will post photos. It is so anal how cars and motorcycles are sold here. The registration process is the main hassle. Takes forever, especially on imported vehicles. The reason it would have been a deal breaker to not be able to have GP shifting is because for the last ten years or so all my bikes have been converted to GP shift. It's so much better to shift that way. Plus I also have an Aprilia Tuono V4 with, you guess it, GP shifting. It would be hard to go from one to the other. Which quickshifter do you have? After having it on the Tuono I must install one on the 690 R!

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All my bikes are GP-shift w/ one exception , my hybrid 690 .. Enduro, SMC - Still standard.

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