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Old 01-03-2011, 05:00 PM   #31
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I had my 450EXC resprung and setup by the guys at KTMWorld when I was riding at Highland Park prior to the last Sandblast. They _really_ seem to know their stuff, and there's a huge trail network right at the shop for testing suspension.

It might be worth dropping in there, Aaron, particularly if you happen upon a 690 before Sandblast, as it's only a few hours west.

At least you can test/ride on trails, singletrack, fireroad, and two different MX tracks to get the setup you want, and stay overnight in their cabins if necessary.

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I was actually thinking of you guys when I posted that. I had no idea it was KTM world though.
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Old 01-03-2011, 05:23 PM   #32
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Yup, the shop is right on site. It's a fun place to ride, and they are a very, very well stocked department and were generally nice and helpful. I remember they had lots of good prices on their bikes also - they also might have a line on a 690E/R.

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edit: Here's a clip of us test-riding suspension on their MX track. Good times. It felt a lot higher than it looks!

http://gallery.me.com/decurran#100017/MVI_1156
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Old 01-04-2011, 02:15 AM   #33
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Me neither. But I have to assume that the forks and shock are based on standard WP stuff. The fork swap seems to be fairly straight forward it's the longer shock that's a question for me. The PDS stuff is obviously not going to work with the 690 linkage. So, what are they using?
I'm afraid you assumed wrong, they are not. Forks are 52mm WPs which run about $2.5k by themselves, and then you need the special triple clamps for another $1.5k. The rear of the rally is indeed a linkage suspension, but the shock is about $4.5k

Might want to look for a different solution.
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Old 01-04-2011, 06:13 AM   #34
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I had my 450EXC resprung and setup by the guys at KTMWorld when I was riding at Highland Park prior to the last Sandblast. They _really_ seem to know their stuff, and there's a huge trail network right at the shop for testing suspension.

It might be worth dropping in there, Aaron, particularly if you happen upon a 690 before Sandblast, as it's only a few hours west.

At least you can test/ride on trails, singletrack, fireroad, and two different MX tracks to get the setup you want, and stay overnight in their cabins if necessary.

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Hey maybe we could set up a KTMWorld 2 or 3 day 690 suspension fest!!
I haven't stayed in their cabins yet, but they sure look nice. I do know there's a lot of trails to ride from easy to expert.
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Old 01-04-2011, 06:28 AM   #35
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Hey maybe we could set up a KTMWorld 2 or 3 day 690 suspension fest!!
I haven't stayed in their cabins yet, but they sure look nice. I do know there's a lot of trails to ride from easy to expert.
Interesting idea.
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Old 01-04-2011, 06:40 AM   #36
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Interesting idea.
If there's enough interest I would be happy to look into it!!
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Old 01-06-2011, 06:53 PM   #37
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Can anyone tell me what spring rates the stock 690 R has. My suspension guy and I are talking and I'm trying to figure out which springs to have on hand when the time comes.
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Old 01-06-2011, 07:34 PM   #38
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80mn for shock I have 85mn in my for 97kg= 215lb
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Old 01-06-2011, 08:21 PM   #40
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80mn for shock I have 85mn in my for 97kg= 215lb
Thanks guts! Hey, how do I get some tank nuts...
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OK, trying to wrap my mind around this

Evil, why would you need to change the triple? Adjustable offset important, or is it the offset of the EXC triples that makes a difference over the stock 690E triple?
My mistake of assuming things instead of relly check. Forklegs on 690 is slightly tapered on topend, and I didn´t recall forks on me 640 adv. was that way, assuming that was the case on sx/exc modells.
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Old 01-14-2011, 07:49 AM   #42
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My mistake of assuming things instead of relly check. Forklegs on 690 is slightly tapered on topend, and I didn´t recall forks on me 640 adv. was that way, assuming that was the case on sx/exc modells.

All the 48mm KTM fork legs have the same taper and fit the same triple clamps (54mm on top, 60mm on the bottom). The 950/990 forks as well, they just have a bit more overlap on the sliders.
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Old 01-23-2011, 07:26 PM   #44
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How does KTM World compare to someone like Superplush? Anyone have experience with both?

KTM World's local so they're definitely the easy path, but if I'm spending the money I want to do this right.

Anyone?
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Old 01-23-2011, 07:59 PM   #45
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I have not used either. I have heard nothing but good stuff about SPS. But if KTM World was in my backyard, I would have to weigh that pretty heavily.

I don't think the 690 fork is anything special, but the shock might be a bit of an oddball.

Have you priced out both shops?

This is interesting as well, try it before you buy it.

http://www.superplushsuspension.com/tryit.htm
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