Stretching the KTM 690 Enduro

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  1. mookymoo

    mookymoo Mookish Mook

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    A few are starting to pop up near where I am on the 2nd hand market for quite low prices.... I took one for a brief test-ride which re-kindled my desire to replace my XR250 (its way too small for me).

    So, the only gripe I had was Id really like it to be a few inches taller. I can achieve some of that extra height via the seat, but what I am curious about is how much is there to be had in lengthening the suspension?

    Has anyone tried?
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  2. Mudguts

    Mudguts when in doubt GAS IT

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    You will get 300mm out the fork with no drama ( apart form paying for it )
    the read may be a bit harder as you have a couple of options
    with lever ratio's on the linkages and extending the shock , which eve way it will need a revalve, and the rear master cylider might get in the way
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  3. trailtrick

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    you can only get it to 275 mm ,the master cyl get in the way ,for the forks you need a new dampening rod for make theme 275 or 300 mm
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  4. Lumpyboy

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    No complaints from me on the steering sweep. Just like older KTMs really (my '05 200 is similar). No big deal.

    Send your suspension to Javier (Trail Trick). He'll fix it up good for you.
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  5. pete40

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    You reckon? I think the amount of steering lock sucks big time. All my other KTMs have heaps more than this piss poor effort. It catches me out every time I jump on it after just getting off something else.
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    Javier??

    Hola!!!!!!!!:clap :clap
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  7. WoovsHoovs

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    No adjustment?
    or do like I did on old KX's and file the stops for woods work-careful of interference though:huh
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  8. Lumpyboy

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    I do. Definitely no real difference compared to my '05 200 EXC. My '07 SX bikes clearly turn much better. But, other than when turning around on dead end trails, I really don't notice much to be honest. YMMV.
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  9. mookymoo

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    There isnt much to discuss about the steering lock (I regret mentioning it now).
    My main question is about the height & suspension (as a means to achieve that height)...
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  10. mookymoo

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    Thanks for that info :thumb
    Will have to have a look to see what you mean regarding the master cylinder... but I believe you. I guess its no coincidence the new 690ER is 275mm...
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  11. mookymoo

    mookymoo Mookish Mook

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    Ouch. I see what you mean.
    Bugger.
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    Javier,

    Would it be possible to make a 25 mm or 50 mm threaded extension to the dampening rod to allow extension of the forks to 275 or 300 mm?
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    From what I can see, though, the 690 Rally has the master cylinder in the same place? :dunno
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  14. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Ahem ....:ddog :deal
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  16. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    It was directed at the whiner:lol3 Trail trick should be able to fix you up I'm sure.
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    no ,is easy buy parts from ktmtalk ,the rod is only 105 new
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    diferent lincage set up $1650 + shipping + shock for the 300 mm o travel ,i found a shaft today the is 30 mm longer the stock im going to try the make it work and get 275-280mm o travel on the rear and redo my forks for get 8mm more travel then the shock for better chassis balance ,also looking in options for relocate the brake master cyl ,so is safe and out o the way
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  19. mookymoo

    mookymoo Mookish Mook

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    Yikes, that is spendy...
    Is the linkage really $1650?
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    Rally parts are expendy and euro change made theme more $$$$,and the dealer in germany has no love for us:cry
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