New and improved KTM690 WUNDERFEST

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by crankshaft, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. bobzilla

    bobzilla Dirty Old Man

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    fuck DOT
    i use M-12 on the front but they are getting hard to find
  2. Barman

    Barman Way Offline

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    Excellent choice.

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  3. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Bought another 690?:lol3
  4. Uller

    Uller Long timer

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    That was the first thing that came to mind after I saw the pic. :D
  5. motoged

    motoged Been here awhile

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    Bob,
    Ya, I guess the M-12's last on yer 690....cuz it doesn't run :D

    The Pirelli XCMH is similar to the M-12 re: loose stuff.....and aggressive dirt-knobs....

    Just looking for the right "in-between " front tire.....maybe the Mitas options will work well:

    A friend, Colin, runs this outfit....and I have liked Mitas E09 Dakars in Baja on 450 EXC:

    http://www.mx1canada.com/mitas-dual-sport-and-adventure-tires/

    These last better than Conti TKC's....
  6. Barman

    Barman Way Offline

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    I do miss it. :cry
  7. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    I made that mistake before, so the 690, 950 and the Berg are staying:lol3
  8. bobzilla

    bobzilla Dirty Old Man

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    haha it runs now
    how long? who knows :rofl
  9. rickypanecatyl

    rickypanecatyl SE Asia adventure tours

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    Certainly is an upside of a non running bike. I got 6 months out of a set of MT-21's... while the engine was in Austria!
  10. Oz-Strom

    Oz-Strom Still trying

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    I just finished the APC rally here in OZ. Went through 2 fronts and 2 rears in 8000kms. First was a Bridgestone ED11 Gritty Enduro which turned out to be a good choice for the first 1/2 for the rocky desert country tracks, and not bad on the tar as well. Then fitted a Michy MH3 for the 2nd half, which is a better option for intermediate terrain. Neither are DOT, but I would use both again depending on terrain and conditions.
  11. blakrj

    blakrj Need to ride

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    +1 on the TKC 80s. Had around 10k kms on a set before putting on the Heidenaus. Did fine on the slippery clay roads in the jungle, wet asphalt, sand and hard pack. Wore another set at around 6k km in hot tropical temperatures.
  12. Buzztail

    Buzztail NMBBMFBK

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    I'm running a Scorpion PRO on the front and like it a lot
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  13. Sutherngintelmen

    Sutherngintelmen around the bend

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  14. Bruno T .

    Bruno T . N8YQ

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    Agreed - - and it's a DOT tire.

    Side knobs chunk pretty bad if you get in the rocks though.
  15. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    If you do not run DOT you will die. Every DOT tire has had a fee paid to the governement so that it can have the DOT letters stamped into the side of the tire. Non DOT tires will explode the instant they touch concrete or pavement and you and everyone in your family will instantly die. Forward this message to 50 of your friends or YOU WILL DIE :rofl <-- this means its a joke. Because this is a forum I can write any horrible message and as long as I cap it with a :D I am ok.
  16. Gros Buck

    Gros Buck Beef = Packed Vegetables

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    Well maybe yes ...

    I tried Michelin M12 and S12 on the 690 and after 500 km, 30% of the knobs on the rear wheel were gone. Reported missing on duty. Needless to say the bike's behavior was similar to some compacting equipments.

    Paul Jr
  17. StevenD

    StevenD Hmmmm, dirt!

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    Hi Seth,

    In the EU running dot or not is more of an insurance issue: if you run tyres that are not road approved and get in to an accident your not insured, even if it's no your mistake.

    Wont the US insurances bother you in the same way?
  18. Bruno T .

    Bruno T . N8YQ

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    In MI, if the LEO is on his period, he can have your shit impounded - and some in our group have been checked.

    Since the Scorpion pro is pretty much an S12 with a DOT stamp, i'd rather not give them the open invitation to nail me.
  19. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Prove it please:deal
  20. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    That has nothing to do with them not having a DOT rating as it is they are MX tires made for well groomed MX tracks.