“Чернотa”: [TSCHER-NO-TA] = BLACKNESS OR DARKNESS
That’s my black beauty “Чернотa”. It´s a KTM 690 Enduro R which was built in the year 2014. We “met” each other in late 2015 when I bought it with around 2000km or 1250mi on the Odo.
The decision to buy this type of a dual-sport-Enduro wasn’t that easy due to plenty of bad reports about the reliability of the KTM 690tys in general. Based on this discredit I did a few modifications for gaining the reliability and the long distance ability’s of this solid dual-sport-motorcycle. In the meanwhile Чернотa has over 90000 km (or 56000 mi) on the ODO without any serious matters.
For further information about the installed modifications, which transformed Чернотa into a little adventure beast have a look further down. There you will also find an ongoing and detailed maintenance list.
|Model:||690 Enduro R|
|Engine:||4 stroke single, liquid cooled|
|Transmission:||6 Gears, anti-hopping clutch|
|Suspension:||front 250mm, rear 250mm|
|Fuel capacity:||12 / 22 Liters|
|Weight drivable:||150kg / 173kg (without any additional parts / fully equipped)|
MAINTENANCE AND MODIFICATIONS OF MY 690TY:
A ongoing list with all the necessary work which had to be done …
Here you find those mods which in my opinion make a proper dual-sport-adventure bike out of the 690ty ….
The deed is done! My 690ty crushed the 100.000 km / 60.000 mi mark! A few thoughts about that …