Happy to help. Post up some pics when you get it. Where are you in the UK?
I might have a look at the Thetford event
Wow, you have been busy. Yeah, I went for the 690 as a bike capable of doing some rallies, just adventure type rally for me, nothing too serious. Thinking of a rally tower for mine. Somewhere to mount some nav gear, but as you say, keep it light. I heard the rally footpegs are an improvement. Don't know if you have done any road book, if not rallymoto would be good road book practice if you need it for next years rally. They have an event in Thetford in November (although the course is designed to be ridden on the big adventure bikes), you also need to be a member to do it.
Join in if I may lads
New 690 arrives next week looking to add a few extras to make a mid weigh rally/ adventure bike.
Been watching all the mods you lads are doing
Has anyone had any experience with the nomad navi tower there a Dutch company looks well made and had a detachable plate for roadbook and ico