2012 690 enduro to smc conversion question

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by fergy2106, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. wsmc831

    wsmc831 Been here awhile

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    That is up for you to decide. Easier tire changes, less weight, less heat buildup.


    Why are those two your only options? You could always buy some new 2010 smc tubeless wheels for much less than the ktmtwins setup and swap stuff over yourself.


    While they may say there is an option for a caliper relocating bracket, last time I checked with them it was not being made. Nobody makes one for the Enduro fork bottoms, fortunately the 300mm rotor is pretty darn good.
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  2. palmstatecrawler

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    I want to be able to switch between wheel sets easily. So I need the rotors and sprocket also. I am not gonna skimp on wheels for it so I just want to make sure I get some good ones, tubeless or not. The more expensive set from ktmtwins appears to be nameless so i'm a bit hesitant.

    I have owned several bikes but they have all been dual sports so I have never ownes a bike with tubeless tires. I do know that they are a lot quicker and easier to put on. I worked at cyclegear for a while and changed alot of tires.

    Has anyone put together a list of places and options where to buy a supermoto conversion set?
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  3. Nowwhat

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    Sigh,,,,

    The ones from KTMtwins are KTM wheels... with the rotors and the carrier and the sprocket....I like how people say they are too expensive without doing their homework...

    Two Gapher Rotors plus the carrier plus the sprocket plus the wheels...One shipping charge...no tax...advrider discount.....

    great deal.....:deal
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  4. palmstatecrawler

    palmstatecrawler Been here awhile

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    Gotcha. Their description says that they had them made but I guess that means they had them built. Guess I will have to continue saving and find something else for my bikes christmas present. Thanks for the info!
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    I just read the description on KTMtwins and nowhere does it say they are KTM wheels... so I'm not sure what 'homework' people are supposed to be doing.
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  6. gen

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    I'm going to KTM Twins this coming week so I will clarify what those wheels are.
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    you can clarify all you want....the wheels say KTM and Tubeless on the side....:deal
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  9. wsmc831

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    yup, OEM ktm, standard on 2010smc. About 1200 just for the wheels.
    Last time I chatted with them they had no caliper bracket for 320 rotor.
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    ^^^Nice pic, I want to pull the trigger on these wheels! I can't find a better choice with the tubeless setup and the easy swap, what
    size sprocket did you use? I was thinking a 42!!!
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    42.....yup
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  13. buddoggin

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    I just got wheels and tires from here: http://www.fasterusa.com/.
    Hubs are Talon (cush on the rear) and rims are Excel. Got the hubs, wheels, Bridgestone tires (mount and balanced) and a Talon sprocket for $1820. Here is a pic of the finished product:

    [​IMG]
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  14. mtntrails

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    Great thread!
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  15. palmstatecrawler

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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?
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    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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    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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    I would be happy to run any of those hubs on my bike....5" rear
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  19. LukasM

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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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  20. gen

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    Thank you Lukas!
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