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Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 05:42 PM
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Posted By The Letter J
I've always used Bridgestone UHD 4mm tubes...

I've always used Bridgestone UHD 4mm tubes https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/2461/311/Bridgestone-Ultra-Heavy-Duty-Motorcycle-Tube in the bike, but they are friggin huge to carry as spares! STI...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 20,640
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Posted By The Letter J
Try tightening the other side back down a little...

Try tightening the other side back down a little and then removing the stubborn side. Another method that has worked for me is to use a smaller open end wrench (8mm will work there) on the back side...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 20,640
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Posted By The Letter J
Yes, 4.00x18 Pirelli MT43. It's been awhile since...

Yes, 4.00x18 Pirelli MT43. It's been awhile since I had one on the 690... judging by the mileage I wrote on my sidewall, that was about 7,000 miles ago! I don't believe it was any taller than the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 20,640
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Posted By The Letter J
It does. I've been using a RFR rear...

It does. I've been using a RFR rear wheel/rotor/sprocket carrier as my spare wheel for years. Pictured below:

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z402/poloswim09/motorcycles/rolies.png...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 01:06 PM
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Posted By The Letter J
It's cheaper than the enduro wheel.

It's cheaper than the enduro wheel.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-23-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 32,147
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Posted By The Letter J
Pozo Frozo

For the last few years I have inadvertantly crossed paths with the Pozo Frozo group at a few different points along the way, we seem to ride mostly the same loop just with the sections in a different...
Forum: Vendors 01-22-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,185
Posted By The Letter J
I've run several MT43's on the 690, but as much...

I've run several MT43's on the 690, but as much as I liked it on my smaller bikes, I couldn't fall in love with it on the big dog. This new MotoZ addressed all of my complaints about the MT43 in that...
Forum: Vendors 01-22-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,185
Posted By The Letter J
I just mounted mine on the 690 the other day....

I just mounted mine on the 690 the other day. I've got one coming for the 630 too!
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 11:52 AM
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Posted By The Letter J
Yes and no. All the extra travel is "extension"...

Yes and no. All the extra travel is "extension" (it still bottoms at the same point, but can extend further away from the bike) so if you could make it rub at stock height, you could theoretically...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8,157
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Posted By The Letter J
I don't remember the exact size, but it came with...

I don't remember the exact size, but it came with 2 sheets that were maybe 7.5"x11" each and I cut them into somewhat triangular shapes.
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 8,157
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Posted By The Letter J
I have had this:...

I have had this: http://techspec-usa.com/magento/index.php/motorcycles/general-sheets/general-mx-sheets/62-0006-ss.html on my plastic KTM tank (where my knee braces would contact) for ~6 years and it...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 20,640
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Posted By The Letter J
It's just a fancy way of saying that he put in...

It's just a fancy way of saying that he put in different bolts :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 11:18 AM
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Posted By The Letter J
So is that a 300mm (stock enduro) or a 320mm...

So is that a 300mm (stock enduro) or a 320mm (stock SMC) front rotor?
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8,157
Views: 1,704,453
Posted By The Letter J
Go to http://cycle-ergo.com/ and you can input...

Go to http://cycle-ergo.com/ and you can input your height/inseam/reach/etc and do side by side comparisons of different bikes, it also lets you adjust peg and bar height and reach and a few other...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 20,640
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Posted By The Letter J
Tripmaster switch

Tripmaster switch
Forum: Equipment 01-16-2015, 04:57 PM
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Posted By The Letter J
Pro's of lower seat: easier to "dab" which can...

Pro's of lower seat: easier to "dab" which can prevent most low speed tumbles/ tipovers. Easier to get on/off bike.

Con's: makes the transition from seated to standing greater which will start to...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,327
Posted By The Letter J
Close enough? <iframe...

Close enough?

<iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Fqgwo_WdyRo" allowfullscreen="" width="560" frameborder="0" height="315"></iframe>
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 20,640
Views: 2,419,930
Posted By The Letter J
Rear wheel

You can get a brand new "R" rear wheel (# 7651000104430) straight from KTM for less than $600, the 690RFR rear wheel (# 76210001044) is almost $100 cheaper still (don't know why.) I have both the "R"...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,327
Posted By The Letter J
2015 WR250F (and its YZ250FX brother) = 6 speed!

2015 WR250F (and its YZ250FX brother) = 6 speed!
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 20,640
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Posted By The Letter J
I have both of the seat concepts seats, the...

I have both of the seat concepts seats, the difference is in the thickness of the foam. The "tall" seat will be the same height as your stocker (but taller than the early model seats) just wider in...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 20,640
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Posted By The Letter J
I would consider the vacuum cap to be the shade...

I would consider the vacuum cap to be the shade tree option of the 2, but whatever floats your boat! :1drink

edit: I should clarify that what I meant was to unthread the brass fitting from the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 2,406
Views: 372,720
Posted By The Letter J
Did you swap triple clamps too, or are you using...

Did you swap triple clamps too, or are you using the stock 32(?) mm offset triples?
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 20,640
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Posted By The Letter J
Just put a bolt in there with some thread sealant.

Just put a bolt in there with some thread sealant.
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 20,640
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Posted By The Letter J
I bought mine straight from BRP and mounted my...

I bought mine straight from BRP and mounted my 1996 Scott's to it! You can buy any of the pieces individually here: http://www.brpmoto.com/ktm/category/1373-sub-mounts.html
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By The Letter J
The 2012/13 shrouds are the same shape as the...

The 2012/13 shrouds are the same shape as the 14/15 but orange instead of white, if you like the '08-'11 style they will fit if you buy both the upper and lower pieces. Any of the previous 690 front...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 20,640
Views: 2,419,930
Posted By The Letter J
These are the lowest pegs I have seen yet at 22mm...

These are the lowest pegs I have seen yet at 22mm lower: http://www.knightdesignllc.com/Products/Motorcycle/KTM/SX,SXC,SXF,SC,SMC,SMR/KTM_600s_Duke_Enduro_SMC_07_Foot_Pegs.html
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,605
Posted By The Letter J
Of the options listed: XT225. The Suzuki...

Of the options listed: XT225.

The Suzuki DR200 should be considered too, or even a CRF230L. If you aren't against 2 strokes, a KE100 might be an option, but it's not freeway legal so I would say...
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 20,640
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Posted By The Letter J
They sure will. I was kinda thinking of putting...

They sure will. I was kinda thinking of putting the '12/'13 shrouds (same shape as '14/'15, just orange instead of white) on my '09.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-03-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,232
Posted By The Letter J
I feel honored that my junk is in all 3 of your...

I feel honored that my junk is in all 3 of your pictures :lol3.
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4,527
Views: 1,524,520
Posted By The Letter J
DSR side racks

Those racks look great Slidefighter, good find! It looks like they addressed the few complaints that some had about the Wolfman racks: They are mounted further forward, they have 2 legs extending...
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 20,640
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Posted By The Letter J
That's the strange part, it provides more...

That's the strange part, it provides more stabilty at speed by increasing trail, but it is much more "point and shoot" in the dirt. I'm assuming that is because of the additional weight on the front...
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 20,640
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Posted By The Letter J
They ship from the factory in the 24mm position,...

They ship from the factory in the 24mm position, after switching back and forth several times, I find I prefer the 22mm offset.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-31-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,271
Posted By The Letter J
Is anybody else racing the "Hangover" :freaky at...

Is anybody else racing the "Hangover" :freaky at Pozo tomorrow? I'll be there on my GasGas.
Forum: Australia 12-31-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5,400
Views: 589,274
Posted By The Letter J
...again, most of the time (and for 99% of 690...

...again, most of the time (and for 99% of 690 riders out there I'm sure) it isn't an issue, but it's places like the below quote that have me wondering why I took the 690!

Not my pics, but having...
Forum: Australia 12-31-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5,400
Views: 589,274
Posted By The Letter J
Coming from exclusively riding dedicated dirt...

Coming from exclusively riding dedicated dirt bikes and dirt bikes converted for dual sport use, the turning circle of my '09 690 has been my biggest hurdle to overcome. The later bikes (with black...
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6,242
Views: 918,604
Posted By The Letter J
Yes, but... you can cut a slit in the 2 "straps"...

Yes, but... you can cut a slit in the 2 "straps" that wrap around the backside and the fork guards can then be pulled off and popped back on without pulling the fork tubes.
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 255
Posted By The Letter J
I bought mine from CJ Designs edit: link:...

I bought mine from CJ Designs

edit: link: http://www.cjdesignsllc.com/products/tune-ecu-cables-for-ktm-engines/
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 20,640
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Posted By The Letter J
Truck-Lite 27270c from Napa: $159+ tax ($172) ...

Truck-Lite 27270c from Napa: $159+ tax ($172)

Boatman 7" conversion minus lens/ bulb (just the rings/ hardware): $65 shipped

TrailTech 8" Race Light + Billet brakehose guide from Cyclops: $270...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 20,640
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Posted By The Letter J
I put my new headlight together a few days ago...

I put my new headlight together a few days ago and thought I show it here. Trail Tech race light + Boatman 7" conversion + Truck-Lite DOT LED, the lens is polycarbonate so I will be ordering an Xpel...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 20,640
Views: 2,419,930
Posted By The Letter J
I bought mine a couple years ago when they only...

I bought mine a couple years ago when they only offered the red bushings. Both sets are included now. The blue ones are softer. I don't think the bike vibes too much either, but I can't imagine that...
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