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Old 07-24-2012, 09:31 AM   #4651
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MotoZ tire pressure settings

I just replaced the original MT21's the other day with MotoZ Dessert HT's (Dot) & ever since it is now not as stable on gravel roads...& the MT21's were pretty shot!
I was running 14 psi front & back...I aired them up to 21 psi but haven't had a chance to try it..

I guess my overall question is what is the consensus on tire pressures for gravel/forest road running?
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Old 07-24-2012, 09:53 AM   #4652
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I just replaced the original MT21's the other day with MotoZ Dessert HT's (Dot) & ever since it is now not as stable on gravel roads...& the MT21's were pretty shot!
I was running 14 psi front & back...I aired them up to 21 psi but haven't had a chance to try it..

I guess my overall question is what is the consensus on tire pressures for gravel/forest road running?

Personally I've hit the ton down plenty of dirt roads with Motoz rear, MT21 front with no issues with stability. I routinely run around 27-28psi. YMMV.
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Old 07-24-2012, 09:56 AM   #4653
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Still waiting on my ca cycleworks fuel pump got the napa filter in hand and watching the street for the brown truck. Wish I could ride my bike.
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Old 07-24-2012, 09:59 AM   #4654
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Personally I've hit the ton down plenty of dirt roads with Motoz rear, MT21 front with no issues with stability. I routinely run around 27-28psi. YMMV.
Euh !?

Wanna commit suicide ??? Specially if your MT21 are half worn. You are running on paved road pressure dude !!!

27-28 PSI on MT21 offers very low traction on gravel roads, or anything harder then that ...

Extra heavy duty tubes and 18-20 PSI rear, 20-22 front is the magic recipe.

I prefer to repair occasional pinch flats then risk my life ...

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Old 07-24-2012, 10:02 AM   #4655
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So what about my 13-14 lbs...too low? does too low make it squirrly too?
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Old 07-24-2012, 10:31 AM   #4656
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Euh !?

Wanna commit suicide ??? Specially if your MT21 are half worn. You are running on paved road pressure dude !!!

27-28 PSI on MT21 offers very low traction on gravel roads, or anything harder then that ...

Extra heavy duty tubes and 18-20 PSI rear, 20-22 front is the magic recipe.

I prefer to repair occasional pinch flats then risk my life ...

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It's not like I even consider cornering at those speeds. We are talking straightaways. If it feels right, I'll do it, if there is some other condition, ie; wind/ surface/ etc. that does not feel right, then I won't.


***Edit; Just considered that you live in Quebec. Those dirt roads were all marbles when I was up there in June. In NY, they are predominantly hard pack dirt, with some occasional gravel.
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Old 07-24-2012, 11:12 AM   #4657
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Any diagnosis and pix on the self-ventilating clutch cover?
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Old 07-24-2012, 11:41 AM   #4658
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Have been considering the RR tank kit for a while, so I figured I might as well pull the trigger since they have some in stock. Ordered through the web site Monday and they were delivered to my doorstep in California late Thursday morning. Spent today installing the tanks along with the RR upper/lower bolt kit for the rear tank. Took my time and did quite a bit of on/off to double check the fit of everything, but got it all done. I already had the KTM radiator guard and the RR tank kit fit over that without much fuss.

I'm considering buying these tanks to extend the mileage on my SMC 2008. Is the install difficult? How do the tanks tie in to the rear tank? I'm assuming they "T" into the hose from the rear some how. Also, how does the extra width up front affect your position on the bike? Thanks.
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Old 07-24-2012, 11:47 AM   #4659
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Old 07-24-2012, 11:53 AM   #4660
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I'm considering buying these tanks to extend the mileage on my SMC 2008. Is the install difficult? How do the tanks tie in to the rear tank? I'm assuming they "T" into the hose from the rear some how. Also, how does the extra width up front affect your position on the bike? Thanks.
Difficult to install? Depends on how mechanically inclined you are. I had an easy time. Some people want to shoot them selves.

There is a machined piece that bolts to the rear tanks where the fuel pump is that has a fitting to get the fuel from the front tanks into the rear.

The tanks did not affect my riding style or ability.
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Old 07-24-2012, 12:10 PM   #4661
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Any diagnosis and pix on the self-ventilating clutch cover?

From our local BS thread..



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Just heard back from the other dealer (not where I bought the bike)...

The extended warranty is underwritten by GE not KTM, as I feared. Thier response was "if it is one day out of warranty, they "can't" honor the claim."

Read "Phew, we dodged that bullet guys, huh?"

I put in a call to the dealer where I bought the bike, hoping to get lucky, but I don't expect any different answer.

... REEEEEAAALLLLY hope I don't need a basket.
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I had said to Rodney, while waiting on the side of the road, "at least it happened here, and not in Canada last month"... If it had, I could have just dropped it off at the dealer on the way home, and paid for the fluids, and some water pump parts, and been done with it.

Just spoke to the dealer where I bought the bike. He promissed to try for me to see if GE, or KTM will show me any love, but said "I can tell you right now, it's going to come back as customer pay."

I am going out to pull the cover in a few minutes. I'll report back...
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Old 07-24-2012, 12:23 PM   #4662
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What a train wreck. Poor 690.
Now now be nice. This guy did a lot of things mentioned...His work has a very steam punk quality to it but it is good to see progress. I have not touched a bike in about a month due to other things in life going on.


I do have to ask why the massive 13th century chain guard?...Looks like an invitation for disaster or accelerated chain wear at the least.
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Old 07-24-2012, 01:20 PM   #4663
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Any diagnosis and pix on the self-ventilating clutch cover?

Just pulled the cover, looks like it was the bearing that the clutch spins on. I can move the clutch up and down about a 1/4 inch.
I heard chunks of metal hitting the pan when I drained the oil. Not sure yet if I can get away with reusing the basket. have to pull it all off. I'll post pics later..
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Old 07-24-2012, 01:24 PM   #4664
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Just pulled the cover, looks like it was the bearing that the clutch spins on. I can move the clutch up and down about a 1/4 inch.
I heard chunks of metal hitting the pan when I drained the oil. Not sure yet if I can get away with reusing the basket. have to pull it all off. I'll post pics later..

Pray that your clutch assembly has not suffered any damage. You might not like to see the bill for a clutch basket.
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Old 07-24-2012, 01:27 PM   #4665
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BK.RD.RNR. may sound a little cheap but so am I. I would weld that case instead of buying a new one. Just a thought.
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