KTM 690 Enduro 18000km trip
Just want to give an update on a trip myself and a friend complete on 690 enduros.
We rode east to west from Magadan, RoB, Yakutsk, Tynda, western BAM to Severobaikalsk, Irkutsk, Ulaanbaatar, northern road to western border then back to the UK via various countries.
The bikes were amazing, took a really beating and performed faultlessly.
We did minimun maintenance on them, changed oil 6000kms, once with filters once without. Cleaned air filters a few times.
The only problem we had was my friends started to have a fueling problem just when we hit the tarmac in Novosibirisk. It was down the the injector, we worked out a system to remove the injector and "clean" it usng carb cleaner and a slime pump (10mins). Worked for a few hundred kms and eventually for days. It will need either proper cleaning or replacing now though.
I wouldnt hesitate to use these again for any kind of hard riding, they ride through anything. We upgeared then to 17t fronts for the tarmac and they were quite happy running 85mph all day long on the way home.