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Old 08-17-2012, 05:38 PM   #5071
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I've had a motoz s/t on the front for the last ~1000 miles and will say that it is quite certainly the worst performing tire that I have ever run! I wanted the I/T but at the time I could not find any in stock so I thought I'd give the s/t a try. Bad highway manners is to be expected, but this thing pushes through turns as if it were a slick on every type of terrain I've had it in, sand, rock, hardpack, hardpack with loose rock on top, asphalt, etc. I have not had it in mud but can't imagine that it would suddenly hook up there! Everytime I've read peoples complaints about their tires following grooves on the highway or twitchiness, I just figure that they've never ridden with knobbies... this tire now has me complaining about the same things, every non-dot knobby I've ever run has tracked better on and offroad than the motoz s/t. The 90/100 size is nearly an inch taller than my 90/100 dunlop 745 or 90/100 michelin HP4 so I raised my forks in the clamps another 1/2" to compensate and still no dice.

There is one upside though (unless like me you have a hard time throwing away tires that still have useable tread), after 1000miles it still has nearly the same knob height as it did when new. I'll be donating this tire to my riding buddy as soon as I decide on a replacement. I have had great success with motoz x-circuit rear as well as the h/t rear and would buy either again, but none of the fronts have made me happy.

You're going to call me crazy but I run a Kenda Millville front tire on my SE and the 690 and it works very well with a MotoZ rear tire. High speed dirt roads too, over 100!
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Old 08-18-2012, 06:00 AM   #5072
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You're going to call me crazy but I run a Kenda Millville front tire on my SE and the 690 and it works very well with a MotoZ rear tire. High speed dirt roads too, over 100!

Crank, Have you ever run a Pirelli XCMH on the front of the 950? I've run it on the 690, and I liked it quite a bit on dirt ( a little squirelly pitched over on pavement). Just wondering how it might hold up with the extra weight of the 950.
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Old 08-18-2012, 06:11 AM   #5073
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I've had a motoz s/t on the front for the last ~1000 miles and will say that it is quite certainly the worst performing tire that I have ever run! I wanted the I/T but at the time I could not find any in stock so I thought I'd give the s/t a try. Bad highway manners is to be expected, but this thing pushes through turns as if it were a slick on every type of terrain I've had it in, sand, rock, hardpack, hardpack with loose rock on top, asphalt, etc. I have not had it in mud but can't imagine that it would suddenly hook up there! Everytime I've read peoples complaints about their tires following grooves on the highway or twitchiness, I just figure that they've never ridden with knobbies... this tire now has me complaining about the same things, every non-dot knobby I've ever run has tracked better on and offroad than the motoz s/t. The 90/100 size is nearly an inch taller than my 90/100 dunlop 745 or 90/100 michelin HP4 so I raised my forks in the clamps another 1/2" to compensate and still no dice.

There is one upside though (unless like me you have a hard time throwing away tires that still have useable tread), after 1000miles it still has nearly the same knob height as it did when new. I'll be donating this tire to my riding buddy as soon as I decide on a replacement. I have had great success with motoz x-circuit rear as well as the h/t rear and would buy either again, but none of the fronts have made me happy.
Thanks for the input. I don't expect to see much mud or sand with it, so your description should ring true for me.
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:49 AM   #5074
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New problem

Im on my THIRD set of tail light lenses and left blinker lens. The screws stay put - but the rest of the plastic lens disappears. The taillight assembly is not loose at all, as I suspected it was rattling against the underside of the fender and possibly breaking/cracking. And the last 2 rides were pavement only - granted one was a high speed run to the hardware store to get there before they closed. I get it that my Leo Vince could cook the left blinker - but the rest of the assembly is not melted at all, and the screw is still in the housing. And no, I did not over tighten the screws to cause it to crack. Used blue loctite and snugged them up ever soo gently - each screw felt seated well enuf to not worry. And as I stated - each screw is still in place - just the lenses are awol.

I'll probably flush mount the blinkers, to get them out of the way of the exhaust - not sure that I can shorten the stem, but will buy flush mounts style if needed. Im thinkin of using some clear adhesive/silicone to bond the TL lens to the housing - mainly too cushion it against the housing/seal it up. But Im not sure this will be enuf.

Anyone else suffer thru this ??

Just gettting tired of shelling out $30 for replacements
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:59 AM   #5075
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Anyone else suffer thru this ??

Just gettting tired of shelling out $30 for replacements
Nope, don't know what you're talking about

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Old 08-18-2012, 08:06 AM   #5076
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New problem with my 2012 690R. It has about 2800 miles. Cold start up in the morning my low oil pressure light stays on. I shut it off and flip the key back and forth and re-fire her. Light stays on but goes out if I raise the RPM. Then I shut it off again and flip the key back and forth. I fire it up and all is good.

The site gage has oil. Seems like it might be the instrument, but then if I raise the RPM the light goes out! That seems like oil pressure.

My old KTM 950 did something similar, but in that case, the oil light flashed with pump pulsing. It went away as soon as the oil warmed.

I can take it to the dealer for warranty, but he's 90 minutes away. Thoughts?

Other than this thing that started last week, the bike has been great. The motor smoothed out to. After about 10 minutes on the freeway at 67mph, the ECU must adjust something because the bar vibes go away. It was always smooth above 73mph and below 63.
Mine is doing the same thing... Some days it works fine others it comes on when the bike is at idle...

Probably the sender.
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:08 AM   #5077
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New problem

Im on my THIRD set of tail light lenses and left blinker lens. The screws stay put - but the rest of the plastic lens disappears. The taillight assembly is not loose at all, as I suspected it was rattling against the underside of the fender and possibly breaking/cracking. And the last 2 rides were pavement only - granted one was a high speed run to the hardware store to get there before they closed. I get it that my Leo Vince could cook the left blinker - but the rest of the assembly is not melted at all, and the screw is still in the housing. And no, I did not over tighten the screws to cause it to crack. Used blue loctite and snugged them up ever soo gently - each screw felt seated well enuf to not worry. And as I stated - each screw is still in place - just the lenses are awol.

I'll probably flush mount the blinkers, to get them out of the way of the exhaust - not sure that I can shorten the stem, but will buy flush mounts style if needed. Im thinkin of using some clear adhesive/silicone to bond the TL lens to the housing - mainly too cushion it against the housing/seal it up. But Im not sure this will be enuf.

Anyone else suffer thru this ??

Just gettting tired of shelling out $30 for replacements
SicAssRacing flushmounts. Done.
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:29 AM   #5078
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SicAssRacing flushmounts. Done.
That cures one problem ( I kinda planned on that response)

Still waiting for the tail light solution
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:33 AM   #5079
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I went for the euro style tail light assembly. Got it from ktmtwins.com No license plate light though. I got it not because of the actual light but because I kept destroying my license plate from all the rocks hitting it. The euro setup is much cleaner.
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Old 08-18-2012, 10:11 AM   #5080
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That cures one problem ( I kinda planned on that response)

Still waiting for the tail light solution
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I went for the euro style tail light assembly. Got it from ktmtwins.com No license plate light though. I got it not because of the actual light but because I kept destroying my license plate from all the rocks hitting it. The euro setup is much cleaner.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/KTM-690-SMC-...#ht_573wt_1271

I have one of these, super bright led, factory connectors & has license plate light.
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Old 08-18-2012, 10:59 AM   #5081
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I can't believe how quick it got to me. It was faster than anything I've ever ordered here in the US! It looks to be a high quality skidplate. Thanks again!

I pulled the Scotts damper of my XR, and ordered everything needed to put it on the 690.

Since a stabilizer mount is next on my list (stabilizer has been waiting patiently on the workbench for a few months now) I have really been interested in the BRP/Scott's setup that you have. The only thing holding me back is that I have my fork legs slid up ~1" above the top triple clamp and from the 1 and only picture that I can find of the BRP/Scott's mounted it looks like it is not possible to have the fork legs slid up at all... does the stabilizer mount sit directly above the fork cap (preventing me from sliding the legs up), or will I be able to slide my fork legs up?
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Old 08-18-2012, 02:01 PM   #5082
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Highway dirtbikes are way better, I haven't been able to destroy they. I've seen the suckass signals broken though
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Old 08-18-2012, 02:03 PM   #5083
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Crank, Have you ever run a Pirelli XCMH on the front of the 950? I've run it on the 690, and I liked it quite a bit on dirt ( a little squirelly pitched over on pavement). Just wondering how it might hold up with the extra weight of the 950.
No sir, been using the Millville and I like it. Actually used a track master on the front of the SE and liked it.
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Old 08-18-2012, 02:08 PM   #5084
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Had a trackmaster on my 450, it was shite, but the extra weight of the 950 might be the ticket... I really wanted to like it and its price point...
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Old 08-18-2012, 02:20 PM   #5085
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Highway dirtbikes are way better, I haven't been able to destroy they. I've seen the suckass signals broken though
Got me some SP style from Watsen Design. Work of art and doubt I'll be breaking them any time soon.
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