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Old 04-09-2014, 05:29 AM   #15181
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+1 Really great tool.

Besides that, I consider adjustable wrenches the evil-girlfriends of the tool world - they seem harmless at first, but eventually you figure out they do more harm than good.

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Old 04-09-2014, 05:32 AM   #15182
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Mitas E-07

Can anyone tell me what width Mitas E-07 I should order for the rear?
Seems like a read a post a while back that said 140 is too wide?
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Old 04-09-2014, 06:07 AM   #15183
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Hey Palmstatecrawler,

My 2009 front turn signals sit on a metal bracket that looks much like the one that was on my 520. Good news for the light mount.
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Old 04-09-2014, 06:18 AM   #15184
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I just pulled my rear wheel with the toolkit wrench (first time), I too used a mallet but just a good whack freed it up...no damage to the tool or nut.

I'm buying a 32mm socket today to reinstall with my torque wrench.

Yeah I had to give it several whacks and it distorted the oem wrench. I have the motion pro for my front wheel left over from my old bike but I need the 32 mm for the rear. I just remember I took it to my mechanic before Death Valley maybe he tightened it up so it wouldn't fall off out there. I'm putting it on so I'll keep an eye out.
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Old 04-09-2014, 07:47 AM   #15185
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For peace of mind

I ended up drilling a small hole and using safety wire after a friend of mine lost his nut while trail riding. His axle slid out half way, and chewed up his swing arm. Needless to say, ruined his day.

When drilling, you have to make sure you don't hit the inside threads. Otherwise, the axle might hit the wire, and the nut won't "bottom out" properly.



Some more safety wire on the brake clips and brake banjo bolts:





And also the shift pedal bolt:

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Old 04-09-2014, 08:56 AM   #15186
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I ended up drilling a small hole and using safety wire after a friend of mine lost his nut while trail riding. His axle slid out half way, and chewed up his swing arm. Needless to say, ruined his day.

When drilling, you have to make sure you don't hit the inside threads. Otherwise, the axle might hit the wire, and the nut won't "bottom out" properly.
I like the idea behind this. It always struck me as odd, coming from a "lower tech" DRZ, where there was a cotter pin in the rear nut - to this bike, having no such built-in backup.

I might try drilling out the old nut (glad I kept it!) , see if I get it right - then try the new one ...

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Old 04-09-2014, 02:27 PM   #15187
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Can anyone tell me what width Mitas E-07 I should order for the rear?
Seems like a read a post a while back that said 140 is too wide?
I have run a couple of the 140/80-18's without any clearance problems. They last longer than the 130's
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Old 04-09-2014, 02:53 PM   #15188
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New and improved KTM690 WUNDERFEST

My oem radiator brace is coming today. Does anybody run this without the original plastic vents up front. I feel like I could get more turning radius without the oem plastic cover in the way and the screws turned in more.

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Old 04-09-2014, 03:44 PM   #15189
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Can anyone tell me what width Mitas E-07 I should order for the rear?
Seems like a read a post a while back that said 140 is too wide?

Hank,

I posted that....read the chart at the bottom of this page and see what rim size is suitable:

http://www.mx1canada.com/mitas-e07-d...rear-tire.html


I would choose the 130 ....the 140 looked too wide and is rated for a wider rim....the 130 will do the trick....

(Edit: I wrote this before reading Chris's post above he has used this tire....I have not .....if it fits without issues, get the 140)


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Old 04-09-2014, 04:15 PM   #15190
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Got the bike back together after a week or so only to find a pinhole leak in the radiator when I heat cycled it.
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Old 04-09-2014, 04:46 PM   #15191
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Hank,

I posted that....read the chart at the bottom of this page and see what rim size is suitable:

http://www.mx1canada.com/mitas-e07-d...rear-tire.html


I would choose the 130 ....the 140 looked too wide and is rated for a wider rim....the 130 will do the trick....

(Edit: I wrote this before reading Chris's post above he has used this tire....I have not .....if it fits without issues, get the 140)


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I have run a couple of the 140/80-18's without any clearance problems. They last longer than the 130's
Thanks guys. 690 has a 3.5" rim?
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Old 04-09-2014, 05:29 PM   #15192
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Thanks guys. 690 has a 3.5" rim?
Nope.....2.5 rear rim.....


Wheels front/rear: Spoked wheels with aluminum rims 1.85 x 21”; 2.50 x 18”
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Old 04-09-2014, 05:48 PM   #15193
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Hey Palmstatecrawler,

My 2009 front turn signals sit on a metal bracket that looks much like the one that was on my 520. Good news for the light mount.

This is how I mounted my piaa 1100's on the bars.



This is how the signals are mounted on my 2013. What do yours look like?

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Old 04-09-2014, 05:51 PM   #15194
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You would want some type of screen in front to give some protection.

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My oem radiator brace is coming today. Does anybody run this without the original plastic vents up front. I feel like I could get more turning radius without the oem plastic cover in the way and the screws turned in more.

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Old 04-09-2014, 06:13 PM   #15195
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Hank,

I posted that....read the chart at the bottom of this page and see what rim size is suitable:

http://www.mx1canada.com/mitas-e07-d...rear-tire.html


I would choose the 130 ....the 140 looked too wide and is rated for a wider rim....the 130 will do the trick....

(Edit: I wrote this before reading Chris's post above he has used this tire....I have not .....if it fits without issues, get the 140)


Good luck.
Most of the Mitas tires are for tubeless use. Can you still use them with a tube? The Mitas in standard sizes for the 690 are all tubeless.

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