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Old 06-28-2013, 11:40 PM   #8163
Joined: Jul 2005
Location: Traveler
Oddometer: 5,218
Originally Posted by singletrak View Post
All right... another question from a new owner. When I changed out the rear tire I noticed NO rim locks, so I assume we just run without them? What pressure are you running for 90% off road/dirt? Can't go too low or you spin the tire and rip out the valve stem.. thoughts?

That depends on weight in part and surface. Unloaded with the Adventure/ but full with 7 gallons of gas, low twenties in the rear. A little more in the front to protect the rim.

I carry and electric pump when traveling to air up as needed. I have run those low pressures on the road but go a little slower.

Best is to experiment on your own, dropping the pressure until it feels right to you. I have a Scotts steering stabilizer so I am cheating.

Rim locks are a PIA, I have never spun a tire but I clean my rims every time, remove the rim strap and oil the nipples, then wie everything clean. Wire brush the rim itself.
After the tire is mounted I tighten the spokes just a little all the way around torquing by feel with this...

Been using WD 40 to mount, unmount the tires.

'02 KTM 640 Adventure-lowered
"On the road there are no special cases."
Cormack McCarthy-The Crossing

The faster it goes the faster it breaks.
And high performance=high maintenance.
Bill Shockley

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