“I am a child of the winds.”

I recently said Adieu to my 2009 BMW F800 GS. I can’t exactly say I replaced the BMW with a 2014 KTM 690 Enduro R, because it was never supposed to be an either/or proposition, it just sort of happened that way. Ever since the Morocco trip, I’ve had my eyes on one. As they say, good things come to those who know when to pull the trigger. So now I cautiously embark on a journey of making the 690 just right for the riding I currently do. For the time being, that means making it a little more functional for the pavement. Out of the crate, the 690 Enduro R is a big giant dirt bike. The KTM Hardparts Touring Windscreen (or Windschild as the Austrians call it) caught my attention. I bought mine from KTM Twins in San Francisco. Nice folks, very helpful, fast shipping, all that fun stuff, and I’m not being paid to say this. The part itself is about $70 and easy to install.

KTM 690 Enduro R Touring Windscreen

Child of the Winds

 

Step 1: take headlight and mask assembly off by loosening 2 torx bolts. Here is a helpful tip: put a towel or clean rag on top of your front fender so you have a place to rest the headlight after you take the bolts out and proceed to step 2.

Step 2: unplug the wiring from the headlight.

Step 3: unscrew headlight from the mask. 4 torx screws.

Step 4: use the provided template to drill 4 small pilot holes in the mask. Or clamp the windscreen to the mask approximately where you want it by eyeballing it. I used a couple of welding spring clips. The template seemed a little “off” when I checked it before drilling, so I used the template as a rough guide, then clamped everything together and drilled pilot holes using the windscreen holes to be precise.

Step 5: after you feel good about your pilot holes, you are going to drill pretty big holes, 9mm in diameter, according to the installation instructions. This is so the provided bushings press in nice and tight.

Step 6: Bolt that shit together.

This is what it looks like attached to the stock mask.

This is what it looks like attached to the stock mask.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And here is the finished result…

KTM 690 Enduro R Touring Windscreen

Installed. About 45 minutes of fiddling, that’s all.

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2 Responses to T$’s KTM 690 Enduro R Farkle Report: Windschild

  1. Marcus in KC says:

    Did this help any with wind/road shutter? I just bought the 2014 690 r also, coming to the same conclusion about it being the best “all around” bike as I call it. Like an “all-mountain” mountain bike. The only thing I seek is to make it more sure footed at 70mph on highways.

  2. Moto says:

    After a few rides at highway speeds, I can happily report this windscreen definitely takes the bite off of the wind buffeting. Much better than stock with no windscreen at all, and not a very expensive add-on, as far as farkles go. You could add a Rally Raid fairing, but I’m not ready to go there.

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