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Old 12-12-2012, 05:53 PM   #106
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690 for 2013 in the US, no 390 though.
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:34 PM   #107
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690 for 2013 in the US, no 390 though.

Yeah, did they pull it off the page or is it hidden somewhere?
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:39 PM   #108
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Yeah, did they pull it off the page or is it hidden somewhere?
Even the 690 on the USA site is listed as the Euro spec bike.
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:28 AM   #109
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Found the page but no sign of it coming to the US.

http://www.ktm.com/fr/actualites-eve.../390-duke.html

Nice vid but not alot of detail visible, no fork adjusters on the top anyway.
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:38 AM   #110
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I notice that the KTM dispenses with floating rotors in both the front and rear brakes which allow the rotor to expand and contract without warping. The newer cheap Hondas do this as well and go one step further by eliminating the carrier as well--bolting the rotor directly to the wheel.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:47 PM   #111
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Yeah, did they pull it off the page or is it hidden somewhere?
I didn't see it on the page, that's the word I have though. There will be a 690.
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Old 12-14-2012, 05:35 PM   #112
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I notice that the KTM dispenses with floating rotors in both the front and rear brakes which allow the rotor to expand and contract without warping. The newer cheap Hondas do this as well and go one step further by eliminating the carrier as well--bolting the rotor directly to the wheel.
How do you mount a floating rotor on a motorcycle? Did you mean floating caliper?
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Old 12-14-2012, 06:00 PM   #113
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How do you mount a floating rotor on a motorcycle? Did you mean floating caliper?
Yes...floating rotor. Never heard of a floating caliper.
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Old 12-14-2012, 06:07 PM   #114
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Floating rotors have a nice little jingle when the bike is running and stopped. The rotors float on buttons, like rivits that allow it to expand/contract freely. Premium brake rotors are designed this way, look at better sumoto rotors to see them. Some even have replaceable buttons to keep them from getting too loose.

Doesn't matter much if it isn't coming anyway!
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Old 12-14-2012, 06:08 PM   #115
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How do you mount a floating rotor on a motorcycle? Did you mean floating caliper?
This is a Husky rear, but the bolt goes through a little disc that holds the rotor. The bolt is tight, but the groove in the disc is slightly larger them the width of rotor. Clear as mud??

It makes a annoying jingling sound when just sitting at idle

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Old 12-14-2012, 06:55 PM   #116
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Got it! Clear as crystal, actually. Not at all what the term means in the automotive world.
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:39 AM   #117
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floating rotor.

The rotor doesn't contact the spider or carrier, but floats on the buttons. High quality brakes use this design.
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:46 PM   #118
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Any more news on a 390 coming to the states?
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Old 12-30-2012, 01:19 PM   #119
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Still no sign of it as a USA bound model on the KTM site. I'd say you might see it as a 2014, but even that I kinda doubt unless the stripped down 690 Duke just blows out of the dealerships. Not likely IMO.
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:58 AM   #120
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Looks like 2014 model year...

http://hellforleathermagazine.com/20...ing-to-the-us/
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