2012 690 enduro to smc conversion question

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  1. fergy2106

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    Hello all, new to the site. I am wanting a set of road wheels for my 2012 690 enduro r. Can anyone advise if a set of : -

    KTM 690 LC4 SMC4 SUPERMOTO 2006-2009 WHEELS

    will work on this model or do i require the SMC\SMCR wheels from a similar year?

    I was advised that the SMC has the axle directly in the centre of the bottom of the forks and the enduro R has them off center towards the front. Can anyone confirm this and if it poses a problem for the conversion? I have read the articles on the conversion but i believe it was on the older model enduro. Has anyone done the conversion on a 2012 enduro? I seen a set of BST wheels for the job going at about £2700! Feck that!

    Any assistance would be appreciated.

    Oh, if anyone wants an MT500, gimmie a shout :wink:
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  2. nevgriff64

    nevgriff64 Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    Welcome to the Forum, fergy2106. :wave


    Lets send this off to Thumpers for you mate. Orange Crush is for the KTM950/990 twins. :thumb
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  4. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    The off set axle location is not a problem. There's no difference in ANY of the years including yours as far as fit goes.
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    creedyflyr Been here awhile

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    Just finished the conversion Myself. Straight swap, 15 min job. Mine are 2009 SMC wheels with 40t rear sprocket & Avon Distanzia's. Do it, you will love it.
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  6. fergy2106

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    Nice job there. Just left bike in last night for first service. Aparently the previous owner put on the stronger rear shock collar and a stiffer rear spring so should be better suited to the conversion. Trying to get the original spring gathered up also.

    Cheers for all the replies and links. I will get up some shots of the yoke in due course. Hope to head up to and check out Cleggan Forest for some snorting about soon.

    Anyone know of locations in Ireland (North and South) that "permit" riding in this sort of terrain? All I really know of are fire service roads round Fews Forest and a few others but i suspect i am not actually permitted to use them but no complaints as yet.

    Wales is full of this shit but laws are different in Ireland.

    Cheers again for the help lads, keep her smokin.

    :1drink
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  7. fergy2106

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    Anyone know if a set of wheels off a KTM DUKE 690 lc4 2010 would do the job? Are the same or completely different?

    I know they are not wire spokes but this is a good thing in my opinion.

    The KTMTwins.com kit is ideal but if I can source the wheels locally and second hand it would be better.
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  8. fergy2106

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    Got a set of wheels recently with boots, sprocket carrier etc all still fitted. Just need to swap of the disc and wait on the 42 read sprocket to arrive.

    I have a front disc going from the old front wheel if anyone wants it. I think its the 320mm as it is bigger. The guy i got the gear from states the wheels came off a 2010 SMC so its there if anyone wants it (pm me).

    I will get pictures taken before and after the swap and fire them up here once all the bits arrive and are fitted.
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  9. fergy2106

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    Here is the misus at a spot i hit sometimes. Fecking cold ass day.

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  10. fergy2106

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    17" wheels on with a set of Maxxis, speedo adjusted to length 1870 and a 42 tooth rear sprocket. Took for a short burn this morning and liking it. Thinking i might go up a tooth or two again on the rear for more punch but will keep the current setup for a while to get on to it.

    My thoughts on the conversion? Piece of piss and well worth it to have two bikes for the price of one.

    Big thanks to creedyflyr for the sound advice and all above who helped also.

    Pic to come (when the DAM RAIN) clears off.
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  11. Albie

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    The 690 is so much at home in the SM setup. Mines spent most of it's life as a SM.
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  12. fergy2106

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    Albie, what size sprockets are you running front and back?
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  13. dep411

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    Nice bikes guys.,

    if anyone knows any leads on some sm wheels for the 690 please let me know. I'd greatly appreciate it :D I can't drop the kinda loot that KTM Twins charge :(
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  15. fergy2106

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    I was the same with the KTM Twins cost and shipping to Northern Ireland but the fecking import duty was the final nails in the coffin. Fecking gov get more than enough as it is!.

    I was lucky enough to track a guy down in England who was breaking a 2010 smc so pounced when i had the chance.

    Play the long game and keep an eye out.

    Good luck.
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  16. Idle

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    Are you using a 300 mm disc fergy? Wondering how the feel is with the smaller wheel. I would imagine it would take a pinch more lever effort than with a 21"er.
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  17. Albie

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    For a long time I ran 15/40, but now I run 16/40. Thinking I may go to 16/42.
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  18. dep411

    dep411 Been here awhile

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    Dose any1 know if the 690duke wheels fit the 690 enduro?
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  19. fergy2106

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    no idea about the duke 690 wheels. I was thinking of going up more teeth on theback but i have got used to the 15 42 setup. She has enough top end to do me and still throws the front wheel in the air with a slip if the clutch in 4th.

    Im using the disc of the enduro wheel (21") and so far there is plenty of stopping force. A twat changed lane last week infront of me and it got used as hard as i would like to use it without a problem.
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  20. wsmc831

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    I've seen an smc with duke wheels, but not an enduro. The rotor mount up front is different, so you'd need to find a 300mm rotor that mounts to the duke wheels, or a caliper spacer for the enduro to space out to 320mm, but that appears to be a unicorn piece. Rear bolts up ok, but duke rotor is 240mm vs 220 on the enduro.
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