PDS vs. Linkage.

One major difference between the KTM 690 ER and 500 EXC is the construction of the rear suspension, with a linkage on the 690 and a PDS on the 500. Personally, I was super happy to see the linkage go as it’s heavy with no less than ten bearings to maintain. Most of the bearings […]

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Butchered for a rebirth

The 690 looking pretty miserable, stripped in the corner. IMHO the saddest part is the Heidenau DS tyre. Fortunately there is still one rebuild left, even if it leads to the original state of the bike. Then the story of this bike continues in a new home, where it will hopefully bear its new owner […]

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