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Old 04-10-2013, 03:12 PM   #3691
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I came across a 570 SM that I can get for a great price, but have really been wanting the enduro. SM looks like it would be a lot fun though. I live in a rural area, so open roads for miles on end. Makes for a hard decision...
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:12 PM   #3692
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The front brake should clear a 21" wheel. I don't know anyone that's tried this exact combo, but my past wr250x with the 320mm oem brake setup cleared my aftermarket 21" wheels with a 320mm rotor just fine..

incorrect. the caliper on the FS will not clear the 21" wheel. your wr250 had a different (smaller) caliper and it would work with the 21". i know, i have had both....
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:09 AM   #3693
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I came across a 570 SM that I can get for a great price, but have really been wanting the enduro. SM looks like it would be a lot fun though. I live in a rural area, so open roads for miles on end. Makes for a hard decision...


It is cheaper and easier to put street tires on an woods bike than it is to put offroad wheels and tires and brakes and suspension on a supermoto bike.
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Old 04-11-2013, 07:07 AM   #3694
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It is cheaper and easier to put street tires on an woods bike than it is to put offroad wheels and tires and brakes and suspension on a supermoto bike.
Not if you are buying used stuff, as the supermoto parts are harder to find and worth more than enduro ones.

If you can find a FS cheaper and already titled go for it, you will be able to trade the parts and probably get some additional cash out of the deal.
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Old 04-11-2013, 07:14 AM   #3695
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Not if you are buying used stuff, as the supermoto parts are harder to find and worth more than enduro ones.

If you can find a FS cheaper and already titled go for it, you will be able to trade the parts and probably get some additional cash out of the deal.

a pair of street tires costs $250 for an 18/21
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Old 04-11-2013, 07:25 AM   #3696
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a pair of street tires costs $250 for an 18/21
Probably even less than that, but you can't compare a FE with 21/18" street tires to a FS with properly set up suspension, 17" wheels, radial MC and 4 piston caliper with 320mm disc, triples with different geometry etc.

What I am saying is that if you want to have two complete offroad and supermoto setups to be able to swap and the bikes cost the same, it is far cheaper to start with a real supermoto.

An offroad front brake can be had used for about $100, triples $50-$200, forks $200-500, wheels $300-$500. Supermoto stuff will be 2-3 times that.
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Old 04-11-2013, 07:36 AM   #3697
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Probably even less than that, but you can't compare a FE with 21/18" street tires to a FS with properly set up suspension, 17" wheels, radial MC and 4 piston caliper with 320mm disc, triples with different geometry etc.

What I am saying is that if you want to have two complete offroad and supermoto setups to be able to swap and the bikes cost the same, it is far cheaper to start with a real supermoto.

An offroad front brake can be had used for about $100, triples $50-$200, forks $200-500, wheels $300-$500. Supermoto stuff will be 2-3 times that.

Agreed. I was under the impression that this guy was going to buy an FS because it was a deal...but he really wanted an offroad setup and was wondering how hard/$$$ it would be to convert. and its doable but may not be cheaper than finding an FE.
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Old 04-11-2013, 07:52 AM   #3698
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Probably even less than that, but you can't compare a FE with 21/18" street tires to a FS with properly set up suspension, 17" wheels, radial MC and 4 piston caliper with 320mm disc, triples with different geometry etc.

What I am saying is that if you want to have two complete offroad and supermoto setups to be able to swap and the bikes cost the same, it is far cheaper to start with a real supermoto.

An offroad front brake can be had used for about $100, triples $50-$200, forks $200-500, wheels $300-$500. Supermoto stuff will be 2-3 times that.
Biggest problem I'm finding is the rear shocks are quite a rare bird to find in the open mkt. Is there another bike that uses the same shock, which swaps over?

LukasM, the marchesini ktm 640 wheels are proving to be ~4mm too wide. I'm needing to mill the spacers. It is the actual wheel, not the spacers that are too wide. Hopefully it will all work out.
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:40 AM   #3699
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any idea what ktm clutch discs work on our bikes? its time to replace em!
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:05 PM   #3700
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Range question for those with 70 degree tanks mounted... what sort of range are you getting?

I'm contemplating a Baja (Ensenada down to Cabo) trip and wonder if I have enough range... it's time for me to start thinking about getting lost
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:24 AM   #3701
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Went for a hard trail ride yesterday and towards the end of the ride I noticed my FI light flashing. It only done it with the engine off but ignition on while holding either brake. If I released the brake it stopped until i applied the brake again or if turned the ignition off then back on it stopped. Never did it while running. It was a very rapid flashing; like 4 to 5 per second. Couldn't tell any sort of long or short sequence. Any ideas?
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:17 PM   #3702
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Range question for those with 70 degree tanks mounted... what sort of range are you getting?

I'm contemplating a Baja (Ensenada down to Cabo) trip and wonder if I have enough range... it's time for me to start thinking about getting lost
It is very safe to assume 40mpg for that type of riding. You might likely see 45+ mpg. So looks like you can add 45mi to your current range.
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Old 04-17-2013, 11:12 AM   #3703
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Went for a hard trail ride yesterday and towards the end of the ride I noticed my FI light flashing. It only done it with the engine off but ignition on while holding either brake. If I released the brake it stopped until i applied the brake again or if turned the ignition off then back on it stopped. Never did it while running. It was a very rapid flashing; like 4 to 5 per second. Couldn't tell any sort of long or short sequence. Any ideas?
Mine was doing this, took it to the dealer (under warranty) turns out the rear brake light bulb wasn't making good contact with the bulb socket. I assume they just bent the socket tab out and all has been good since. Give it a shot.
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:00 PM   #3704
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Mine was doing this, took it to the dealer (under warranty) turns out the rear brake light bulb wasn't making good contact with the bulb socket. I assume they just bent the socket tab out and all has been good since. Give it a shot.
I have no confidence in my dealer since an incident right after I bought it. I will find somewhere else to use If something major occurs.
I did replace the bulb a couple of weeks ago and had some trouble getting it in there. I will check that out first thing tomorrow. Thanks a lot!
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:47 PM   #3705
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Went for a hard trail ride yesterday and towards the end of the ride I noticed my FI light flashing. It only done it with the engine off but ignition on while holding either brake. If I released the brake it stopped until i applied the brake again or if turned the ignition off then back on it stopped. Never did it while running. It was a very rapid flashing; like 4 to 5 per second. Couldn't tell any sort of long or short sequence. Any ideas?
Start with the easy things. Take the seat off and unplug the brake/tail light connector. See if anything changes.
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