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Old 09-16-2012, 05:34 AM   #45
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Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Off-Rhode Island
Oddometer: 658
Knobblies went on last week.

My buddy xJake helped me mount them. Having good experience with the M21 and Dunlop 606 combination with my KLR, I went with the Pirelli M21 front and the Dunlop 908 rear for the KTM. The front was a can of corn (easy) but the rear was a chore both in removal of the old tire and installing the new. The removal was a stubborn bead and the install was due to the wide rim and a narrow tire. We used a block to temporarily shim the tire open wide enough to feed the valve through the rim enabling us to complete the install.

I had no photos as we were too busy yelling and swearing during the operation.

I am happy with the road manners of the new tires. They are far from smooth on pavement but the gravel and mud control tradeoff is worth it in my opinion.

One problem that surfaced on the highway was the feedback I was receiving from the front end at high speeds. I swapped back to the low fender and the feedback went away so I am sticking with the low fender.

Ernie Young
'12-KTM-990adv '02-KTM-400exc '81-HONDA-XL185s motorcycle drawings * Turf & Surf: NE-NB 2011
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