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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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Old 11-13-2013, 12:36 AM   #80
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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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Old 05-18-2014, 10:35 AM   #81
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Anyone have any new info on the best place to purchase a full SM set. Just brought home a 14' 690 Enduro r and have been wanting to have a full conversion set that I could swap out. I'm totally new to all that and would really appreciate to hear any advice and maybe a quick "whats involved" comment so I know what I'm getting myself into.

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Old 05-18-2014, 10:44 AM   #82
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Anyone have any new info on the best place to purchase a full SM set.
Inmate Brandon H bought a full set from his dealer for his 2014: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=1381
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Old 04-08-2015, 11:32 AM   #83
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Sorry for bringing up an old thread but I have some questions. I just bought a 17" set and I'm trying to tackle an issue before I put it all together. I feel like I'm gonna be super low in the front when I lose those 4". I have a koubalink in the back, will that need to come out?
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Old 04-08-2015, 11:34 AM   #84
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Sorry for bringing up an old thread but I have some questions. I just bought a 17" set and I'm trying to tackle an issue before I put it all together. I feel like I'm gonna be super low in the front when I lose those 4". I have a koubalink in the back, will that need to come out?
It's only 2 inches. Ride it and see if you like it.
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Old 04-08-2015, 12:17 PM   #85
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Sorry for bringing up an old thread but I have some questions. I just bought a 17" set and I'm trying to tackle an issue before I put it all together. I feel like I'm gonna be super low in the front when I lose those 4". I have a koubalink in the back, will that need to come out?
I'm interested in this topic too. From my measurements it looks like ill be about 3.5" lower in the front and just 3/4'' in the rear. Hopefully it only ends up being 2'' though. I have my supermoto setup and will be putting it on this weekend... hopefully. Ill give a ride report.
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Old 04-08-2015, 12:19 PM   #86
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Radius vs Diameter, the front is not 4 inches shorter going from 21 to 17. Yes, it feels lower in the front just putting on a 17, but not that much.
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Well I could handle 4/2 but as it is its perfectly level, I was just noticing if anyone's felt a noticeable difference and what they did. Guess I haven't seen too many before/after from the same angle. Viper I'll be tuned in, I'm still waiting on some parts
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Old 04-08-2015, 06:27 PM   #88
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I'm interested in this topic too. From my measurements it looks like ill be about 3.5" lower in the front and just 3/4'' in the rear. Hopefully it only ends up being 2'' though. I have my supermoto setup and will be putting it on this weekend... hopefully. Ill give a ride report.
If you used the recommended sizes of 120/70 + 160/60 and the tires have a similar profile, the rear will drop 1.1" and the front 1.9".

This makes the bike turn in a bit quicker but slightly less stable at speed, and is the reason why the factory puts lower offset triples on their supermoto bikes.

The handling is not ideal for high speed road race tracks or the Autobahn, but good enough for street speeds and tighter tracks.
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