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Old 11-12-2013, 10:24 AM   #76
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So... I have a set of pilot powers in the garage and a front pilot rd3. The powers have more of a supermoto curvature to them. Anyone think I should buy a rear pilot rd3 and go with them or should I go with the pilot powers? Just trying to decide which to sell.

The powers are cheaper but i've heard really good things about the road 3's. Never heard of anyone running them on a sm or 690 though.

*Nowwhat, what fender are you running in that pic?
With the weight of these bikes...go with the cheaper tire...it won't make any difference..

Fender is a 950SE stocker...in black
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Old 11-12-2013, 06:53 PM   #77
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I'm still saving up for my motard wheels and still on the fence as to what I will purchase.

What difference is there between a KTM OEM hub and an aftermarket hub like from RAD MFG or Talon?

What rear rim width is everyone going with? 4.25? 4.5? 5.0?
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Old 11-12-2013, 07:10 PM   #78
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I'm still saving up for my motard wheels and still on the fence as to what I will purchase.

What difference is there between a KTM OEM hub and an aftermarket hub like from RAD MFG or Talon?

What rear rim width is everyone going with? 4.25? 4.5? 5.0?
I would be happy to run any of those hubs on my bike....5" rear
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Old 11-13-2013, 12:13 AM   #79
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The only real difference between the various cush hubs is the bling factor, and in the case of Haan, possibly some small weight savings as they have some fancy machining done to them. Some would argue the billet hubs have more strength but I've never seen a stock KTM cush hub break (lots of solid ones though) so that's a non-issue.

I'd skip Talon hubs, they use an inferior cush drive mechanism with round drive pins on the sprocket carrier which can deform (I have heard rumours that the design will change, not seen one in the flesh though?) and the rubbers wear out faster. OEM KTM, RAD and Haan are good, they all use the same rubber wedges for damping.

5" rim width. If you want tubeless, the KTM Saxxess tubeless rims with a rubber sealing band laid in a channel machined into the sides are really nice and superior to any aftermarket sealing options.
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OEM KTM, RAD and Haan are good, they all use the same rubber wedges for damping.

5" rim width. If you want tubeless, the KTM Saxxess tubeless rims with the rubber sealing band laid in a special channel are really nice and superior to any aftermarket sealing options.
Thank you Lukas!
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