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Old 01-12-2013, 03:54 PM   #6826
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It should be 306 mm on the R model. Regular Enduro (and 2012 Enduro R) has a 295 mm one and SMC R 275 mm.
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:28 AM   #6827
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It may not fit in your fanny tool kit.....but it sure is slick....watch this:

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Old 01-13-2013, 11:23 AM   #6828
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It may not fit in your fanny tool kit.....but it sure is slick....watch this:

http://www.veebiinfo.ee/v1/page.php?page=2853&username=kaurit


Ahhh so they've added to it so you can break the beads and remove the tires as well. Really nice looking stuff, but damn it's expensive!
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:03 AM   #6829
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I have used a rig similar to the one above but with one bead breaker....very handy for changing mousse.
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:08 AM   #6830
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Has anybody got experience will running smaller rear tires (knobbie) on the 690?
I don't want to get into a tire brand discussion, just a size question.
The tires I run on my 525 are 120/100-18. The next size is the 140/80-18. I was thinking if I dropped down to the 120 I might just be able to keep the lowering link installed and not hit the tank.
Thoughts?


Another thought- I haven't noticed any posts or threads about drilling the drain holes in the 690 swing arm. Isn't this an issue with them as with the rest of the KTM line?
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:14 AM   #6831
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Has anybody got experience will running smaller rear tires (knobbie) on the 690?
I don't want to get into a tire brand discussion, just a size question.
The tires I run on my 525 are 120/100-18. The next size is the 140/80-18. I was thinking if I dropped down to the 120 I might just be able to keep the lowering link installed and not hit the tank.
Thoughts?


Another thought- I haven't noticed any posts or threads about drilling the drain holes in the 690 swing arm. Isn't this an issue with them as with the rest of the KTM line?
I have a 130/80-18 on the rear right now. I prefer the big ol' 140/80. You need to get that power to the ground!

I'm not familiar with the swing arm problem you talk about.. they fill with water?
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:15 AM   #6832
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Has anybody got experience will running smaller rear tires (knobbie) on the 690?
I don't want to get into a tire brand discussion, just a size question.
The tires I run on my 525 are 120/100-18. The next size is the 140/80-18. I was thinking if I dropped down to the 120 I might just be able to keep the lowering link installed and not hit the tank.
Thoughts?


Another thought- I haven't noticed any posts or threads about drilling the drain holes in the 690 swing arm. Isn't this an issue with them as with the rest of the KTM line?
I ran the Kenda trakmaster II on the rear in a 120/100-18 for a little over 1000 miles without any issue. The tire worked fine, no rim issues, no abnormal wear issues and I was on dirt and pavement. In the woods the narrower tired hooked up almost as well as a trials tire...it was very impressive. I also have run a trials tire on the rear with no issue.
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:40 AM   #6833
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130/80 vs 130/100.....the first number is the width of the tire and the second is the height relative to the width is what I think these numbers represent....if this is true....the "100" would be a taller sidewall.....

n'est pas?


And , yes, the EXC swingarms can take in water and it is a good idea to drill a 1/8 hole in the bottom of each swing arm a few inches from the back end....and check the holes occasionally as they can get plugged.
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:46 AM   #6834
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I currently have 3 rear wheels and really only need 2. I have a wide and a narrow. The wide is an adapted 640 wheel as my stock rear rim got trashed through normal riding. The stock rear hub was superlaced with an excel rim. I also have a new Rad rear wheel..both the rad and the stock/excel are unused and i would like to sell one. I will put an ad up in the flea market in the next day or two but figured i would post a heads up here. Both of the Excel wheels are 1.85 wide iirc...good for offroad tires...not so good for fitting rally mousse

I am trying to scratch some cash together to aid in a house down payment
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:46 AM   #6835
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130/80 vs 130/100.....the first number is the width of the tire and the second is the height relative to the width is what I think these numbers represent....if this is true....the "100" would be a taller sidewall.....

n'est pas?


And , yes, the EXC swingarms can take in water and it is a good idea to drill a 1/8 hole in the bottom of each swing arm a few inches from the back end....and check the holes occasionally as they can get plugged.
R U sure? I have a 100/100 rear and the sidewall is really short.
The 100/80 has a taller sidewall.
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:51 AM   #6836
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R U sure? I have a 100/100 rear and the sidewall is really short.
The 100/80 has a taller sidewall.
same brand of tires? I have seen differences in heights between brands. should be width/(height as percenty of width) - diameter.
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:55 AM   #6837
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same brand of tires? I have since differences in heights between brands. should be width/(height as percenty of width) - diameter.
It's amazing the discrepancy in sizes between brands.
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:59 AM   #6838
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R U sure? I have a 100/100 rear and the sidewall is really short.
The 100/80 has a taller sidewall.
I found this. http://www.ehow.com/how_4841621_dete...tire-size.html
It seems a 120/100 would be 120mm tall and a 140/80 would be 112mm tall.
I guess the 140/80 would shorter.
I guess I could go for 100/100. That would surely give clearance.
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:01 AM   #6839
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And , yes, the EXC swingarms can take in water and it is a good idea to drill a 1/8 hole in the bottom of each swing arm a few inches from the back end....and check the holes occasionally as they can get plugged.
What about the 690 swingarm?
I know we drill 950/990 swingarms too.
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:06 AM   #6840
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What about the 690 swingarm?
I know we drill 950/990 swingarms too.

The 690 arm has some opennings in it as I recall...which makes me remember that I might have some stuff hidden in mine...hmmm better go have a look. I do recommend pulling out the adjuster bolts and coating them with copper anti-seize
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