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Old 10-10-2013, 04:10 PM   #11431
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Since the talk is tires...

Thinking of upgrading rims after some damage to one
of them - looked at the Excel site and seems they only
have 21x1.6 Fr & 18x2.15 Rr rims...

Even the DID site only lists the same sizes - WTF ?

:(

Are the stockers not 21x1.85 Fr & 18x2.5 Rr ??

Anyone have any experience running stock tire sizes
on the smaller aftermarket wheels ?

Like the idea of the the lighter (stronger) rims, but...
there's this: http://www.ktmtwins.com/rad-manufact...uro-rear-wheel

EDIT - also direct from Excel: http://www.rkexcelamerica.com/mx_pro...lications.html

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Old 10-10-2013, 04:13 PM   #11432
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It is what I run. .....They seem to wear less as they wear down so, you think that you need to get a new one but, it just keeps going. They get pretty darn good traction on the wet pavement too. I find them very predictable.
Brad,
So you have used the Scorpion Rally?

I think that all those square block TKC types (Mitas E09 and Scorpion Rally) wear fast the first half, then last twice as long for the last half....and as Hoots said, the Tractionater is a Tootsie Roll Tire...."Chewy and lasts a long time..."

I am looking for a tire that is not an enduro knobby, but not as 50-50 as the Mitas/TKC/Scorp Rally......but might try the Scorpion as I have tried the others....

The Kenda big Knobby was a disaster from what I have heard...

Thanks for the input
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Old 10-10-2013, 05:02 PM   #11433
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Brad,
So you have used the Scorpion Rally?
Yep, I've gone through (3) of them and about to put the 4th on. Each time I order it, I think the knobs look small and traction will suffer but, they don't ride like that. It is the only tire that I have used on the 690 that hasn't thrown chunks. They are a very durable tire IMO that you can rely on.

I usually put a new one on before a longer trip. It lasts the trip, then I use up the rest of it locally and get a surprising amount of miles from it when I am not really concerned about the tread height.

There is a reason they are called the Rally.
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Old 10-10-2013, 05:37 PM   #11434
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KTM 690 Rally clutch covers

Hey guys, I recently bought some functional bling for my 690 from Pyndon. He has a few more Rally clutch covers for sale. 600 Shipped.

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Old 10-10-2013, 06:10 PM   #11435
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Yep, I've gone through (3) of them and about to put the 4th on. Each time I order it, I think the knobs look small and traction will suffer but, they don't ride like that. It is the only tire that I have used on the 690 that hasn't thrown chunks. They are a very durable tire IMO that you can rely on.

I usually put a new one on before a longer trip. It lasts the trip, then I use up the rest of it locally and get a surprising amount of miles from it when I am not really concerned about the tread height.

There is a reason they are called the Rally.
Thanks Brad....I will order one ....based solely on yer expertise
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Old 10-10-2013, 06:26 PM   #11436
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Will a Kenda 270 5.10 fit and work on a 690??

And if so, how does it do??
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Old 10-10-2013, 07:19 PM   #11437
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Will a Kenda 270 5.10 fit and work on a 690??

And if so, how does it do??
Fits and works fine. Ran it about 60% dirt. Got about 1800 miles out of it. Had life left, but too squared off. Nice on road. Fine off-road on hardpack. Less fine on sand but acceptable. I like the t63 better off-road for an inexpensive tire.

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Old 10-10-2013, 07:35 PM   #11438
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Whatcha need quick access to the clutch for, Noah? I thought your clutch was all original after 50k miles? :)

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Hey guys, I recently bought some functional bling for my 690 from Pyndon. He has a few more Rally clutch covers for sale. 600 Shipped.
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Old 10-10-2013, 07:43 PM   #11439
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Originally Posted by AccelRus MaxiMus View Post
Since the talk is tires...

Thinking of upgrading rims after some damage to one
of them - looked at the Excel site and seems they only
have 21x1.6 Fr & 18x2.15 Rr rims...

Even the DID site only lists the same sizes - WTF ?

:(

Are the stockers not 21x1.85 Fr & 18x2.5 Rr ??

Anyone have any experience running stock tire sizes
on the smaller aftermarket wheels ?

Like the idea of the the lighter (stronger) rims, but...
Uh, here:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...ostcount=11353
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Old 10-11-2013, 01:05 AM   #11440
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Just a quick question. 2012 KTM 690 Enduro R: Is the 90 degree fitting on the radiator cap supposed to be permanently attached to the cap? Mine does plug into the cap, but just a little nudge will cause it to disconnect.
I've had this problem on my 2011, and I would have hoped that KTM had fixed it in later models, but apparently not? I posted this image shortly after getting the bike.

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Old 10-11-2013, 01:28 AM   #11441
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Radiator Cap

I got my leaky cap on my 2012 replaced under warranty.
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Old 10-11-2013, 05:59 AM   #11442
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Thanks for the replies on the rad cap. My '12 is out of warranty, so I might have to buy another one.

Cheers,

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Old 10-11-2013, 06:15 AM   #11443
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Thanks for the replies on the rad cap. My '12 is out of warranty, so I might have to buy another one.
I came up with an alternative to the electricians' tape. I had the same problem with my '12 and found that re-routing the tube reduced the pull on the connection enough to prevent leakage. It seemed the tube was a bit too short for the path it was taking and this prevented the 90 from properly seating. That was over a year ago and no further problems. Don't know whether this will eliminate your problem, but it might be worth a try.
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Old 10-11-2013, 08:06 AM   #11444
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I came up with an alternative to the electricians' tape. I had the same problem with my '12 and found that re-routing the tube reduced the pull on the connection enough to prevent leakage. It seemed the tube was a bit too short for the path it was taking and this prevented the 90 from properly seating. That was over a year ago and no further problems. Don't know whether this will eliminate your problem, but it might be worth a try.
Thanks Bob,

I rerouted the tube but since it has to go around close to the frame to keep from hitting the forks, I need to get a longer tube.

Thanks!

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Old 10-11-2013, 05:28 PM   #11445
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2008 ktm 690

I just got a 2008 KTM 690 and every time I pull up to a stop light it will die.
Is there a screw to trun up the id
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