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Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 32,855
Posted By mrwwwhite
Yeah the SKF seal head is in but I'll get the...

Yeah the SKF seal head is in but I'll get the shock back on Monday. I'll report back.
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 32,855
Posted By mrwwwhite
+1 Back to the shock rod. The suspension guy...

+1

Back to the shock rod. The suspension guy who rebuilt my shock took a photo with the OEM rod.

http://intotheworld.eu/blog/advrider/poz.1.jpg

Also yesterday I've rebuilt my front forks and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 18,491
Views: 2,019,224
Posted By mrwwwhite
I found the mt21 a good tyre for the buck,...

I found the mt21 a good tyre for the buck, couping aside. Far better traction than the TKC for example. A similar tyre would be the Dunlop 908RR which has pretty similar design but better handling...
Forum: Australia 09-19-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 43,109
Posted By mrwwwhite
Actually are the design behind anything that KTM ...

Actually are the design behind anything that KTM sells from a visual point of view. From corporate image to the last Husa 450 SM and everything in between.
Forum: Australia 09-19-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 43,109
Posted By mrwwwhite
KTM design company. Maybe my comment was too...

KTM design company.
Maybe my comment was too subtle... the mk2 strikers are not looking very good not to mention that they are completely against KTM's design philosophy.

Regarding tank bolt:...
Forum: Australia 09-19-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 43,109
Posted By mrwwwhite
Don't mind me but the guys at Kiska for sure...

Don't mind me but the guys at Kiska for sure would disagree.
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 3,803
Views: 1,749,509
Posted By mrwwwhite
That is exactly the issue and Noah's letter was...

That is exactly the issue and Noah's letter was exactly about that. The problem is the message the manufacturers are giving to a new to adv market person: you have to buy a 1200gs or similar if you...
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 3,803
Views: 1,749,509
Posted By mrwwwhite
Amen!

Amen!
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2014, 04:42 AM
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Posted By mrwwwhite
Big adv owners are taking it personal. Your...

Big adv owners are taking it personal. Your letter does not discuss the concept of adventure from a person point of view (adventure is different from person to person and it's all about pushing your...
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 3,803
Views: 1,749,509
Posted By mrwwwhite
The 390 will never happen any time soon. That's...

The 390 will never happen any time soon. That's why Noah's letter has a somewhat perfect timing, KTM announcing the "super adventure" and not taking the 390 duke to adventure format. If we look...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 46,058
Posted By mrwwwhite
The Basel kit is basicaly lots of original KTM...

The Basel kit is basicaly lots of original KTM 450 Rally Factory Replica parts adapted to the 690 Enduro frame. Also it uses the 16l rear tank from the same rally bike for a total of 34l.
KTM 700...
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 18,491
Views: 2,019,224
Posted By mrwwwhite
+1 ride on!!!

+1 ride on!!!
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 32,855
Posted By mrwwwhite
EXC 300mm extension and shims on the way but...

EXC 300mm extension and shims on the way but unfortunately some shims are back ordered so it will take a while to get them.
Next week I will have my shock rebuilt and also I will measure the exact...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 32,855
Posted By mrwwwhite
http://intotheworld.eu/blog/advrider/690%20Shock%2...

http://intotheworld.eu/blog/advrider/690%20Shock%20Rod%20Clevis%20and%20seal%20head.jpg

The 950SE rod (46180509S) is listed at 143mm long but we dont know what that means... if it's only the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 32,855
Posted By mrwwwhite
Agreed :D not bad for 50E. Personally I see it...

Agreed :D not bad for 50E. Personally I see it more like 100$ for the labor to reassembly the shock in a professional shop (vacuum bleed and NO fill) - damn that's expensive. The seal head should be...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 32,855
Posted By mrwwwhite
Back to the piston rod discussion. Ideally...

Back to the piston rod discussion.

Ideally we need a piston rod that is longer by at least 9mm than the OEM rod but of course not too long as it could interfere with the piston housing.
It should...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 32,855
Posted By mrwwwhite
In order to balance the front and the rear if you...

In order to balance the front and the rear if you extend one you need to extend the other. The front as it uses EXC internals will extend to EXC travel so 300mm. The rear is possible to extend to...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 32,855
Posted By mrwwwhite
Just read my previous post from few days back....

Just read my previous post from few days back. you can find there all the info for the 300mm front extension. I just ordered those parts and waiting for them to arrive so before I install them I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 32,855
Posted By mrwwwhite
Funny that was my 300th post :)))

Funny that was my 300th post :)))
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 32,855
Posted By mrwwwhite
As you don't need much, only ~8mm to get to 300mm...

As you don't need much, only ~8mm to get to 300mm travel, the sock body is long enough for a longer piston rod. Like for the front fork new piston rod means new rebound adjuster rod. On the other...
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 32,855
Posted By mrwwwhite
Ok, back with the Infos. Unfortunately is not...

Ok, back with the Infos. Unfortunately is not very promising...
Below the inner parts of a '09 Enduro R.325138

As you can see the seal head is 21mm and the spacer only 4mm for a total of 25mm...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 32,855
Posted By mrwwwhite
On monday I'll call the shop to check if they...

On monday I'll call the shop to check if they have the KYB SKF seal head on stock.
If they do I'll open my shock later on and check if the seal head matches the KYB one (pretty sure it does).
By...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 32,855
Posted By mrwwwhite
I just love this forum ;) It sounds...

I just love this forum ;)

It sounds promising. All you need is 8mm more stroke and you have 300mm travel rear shock.

The 950SE and 690 share the same repair kit R15004.
The 950SE OEM seal...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 32,855
Posted By mrwwwhite
Nope I'm planing to change both stacks as I also...

Nope I'm planing to change both stacks as I also need to change the piston rod to go for the extra length. Will report back.
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 32,855
Posted By mrwwwhite
I researched a bit about this but gave up and...

I researched a bit about this but gave up and ordered the OEM repair kit for the rear shock.
For the front you can get SKF seals with the following codes:
48600968 and 48600969 and they are ~10E...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 32,855
Posted By mrwwwhite
For sure Ill get back with all the details but I...

For sure Ill get back with all the details but I think it will take a while (2-4 weeks at least) as I'm trying to get also a new discounted frame to replace mine which popped in several places last...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 32,855
Posted By mrwwwhite
This mod is for the 2014 model. The 2014 forks...

This mod is for the 2014 model. The 2014 forks are different from 12-13 and 09-11. Yours with the 300 extension are almost identical with the 09-13 450/530/500 EXC forks (except for the adjustable...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 18,491
Views: 2,019,224
Posted By mrwwwhite
OEM bearing set is around 60E and you can find...

OEM bearing set is around 60E and you can find SKF or Timken at less than 10E by cross referencing the dimensions.
10Nm for the big bolt with all the upper triple's bolts untightened should do the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 32,855
Posted By mrwwwhite
I would also add: Enduro 08 - 10 250mm travel...

I would also add:
Enduro 08 - 10 250mm travel / 890mm overall fork length
Enduro R 09 -11 275mm travel / 915mm overall fork length
Enduro R 12 -13 250mm travel / 890mm overall fork length
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 32,855
Posted By mrwwwhite
+1 thanks a lot!

+1 thanks a lot!
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 32,855
Posted By mrwwwhite
First off the compression and rebound should be...

First off the compression and rebound should be reversed... Sorry.
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 32,855
Posted By mrwwwhite
This info is awesome! Thanks for uploading it. ...

This info is awesome! Thanks for uploading it.
From the photos naming, it looks like the stacks above are the ones for the 03 525 exc. I've made a side by side chart with your notes, can you please...
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 456
Views: 91,933
Posted By mrwwwhite
Subscribed! Enjoy every bit.

Subscribed! Enjoy every bit.
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 32,855
Posted By mrwwwhite
You should contact them as they for sure can help...

You should contact them as they for sure can help with that if you really want a 100Nm.
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 32,855
Posted By mrwwwhite
It has to be a 61mm inner diameter 220mm long....

It has to be a 61mm inner diameter 220mm long. The XR one is actually 63x59x217 according to Eibach catalogue but probably would do the trick for the 690.

From what I've researched so far for EU,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 140,430
Posted By mrwwwhite
+1

+1
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 32,855
Posted By mrwwwhite
Isn't the EXC internals (Spring, rebound...

Isn't the EXC internals (Spring, rebound adjustment tube and piston rod) all you need to get the 09-11 forks (275mm) to 300 length? It sure looks like it. I think LukasM was saying the same somewhere...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 18,491
Views: 2,019,224
Posted By mrwwwhite
New and improved KTM690 WUNDERFEST

Search on eBay and you can get the exact shim you need. There are plenty of EU sellers so pretty fast shipping also.
I had small side movement from day one but what you're looking to avoid is axial...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 18,491
Views: 2,019,224
Posted By mrwwwhite
I did the same when mine broke. Although I...

I did the same when mine broke. Although I ordered a CPC through justgastanks when ordered my Safari tank never bothered to install it and 25k later the tube is still going strong.
Forum: Ride reports 06-21-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 3,803
Views: 1,749,509
Posted By mrwwwhite
RTW with Noah on a KTM 690

You pretty much sum it up with the bike comparison. Too bad it didn't work out differently but it's for the best.
Keep it up and enjoy some gnarly stuff in Australia!
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