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Old 11-05-2012, 07:04 AM   #151
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The SE is very planted off road, on road it is a bit sluggish turning but it will turn with the proper inputs. The ninja turns great on road, but off road is a bit more skittish. I think it has to do with the wheelbase and the weight distribution, with the ninja, the weight is rearward oriented. I think extending the ninja swingarm 3" or so would make a huge difference off road and I'm willing to live with the on road handling changes.

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Wheelbase:1,570 mm (61.8 inches) 1,410 mm (55.5 in)

I think the wheelbase on mine is 58 or 59 with the ktm forks.

Did the longride seat fit on your teckno?
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:42 AM   #152
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Did the longride seat fit on your teckno?
It will with a bit of customizing!
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:56 PM   #153
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Nice bike! I have looked at a couple of these 650s now and it seems they make great adventure bikes... I have been looking for a bigger bike andI have been messing with the idea of building something similar. how is the gear spread? I know my ex500 motor had a low enough first gear combined with the bottom end torque you could really lug it down.
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:59 AM   #154
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Nice bike! I have looked at a couple of these 650s now and it seems they make great adventure bikes... I have been looking for a bigger bike andI have been messing with the idea of building something similar. how is the gear spread? I know my ex500 motor had a low enough first gear combined with the bottom end torque you could really lug it down.
I've changed the rear sprocket to a 52t, front is stock 14t. Nice low end, plenty of torque to bring the front up in slow speed off road conditions. Highway speeds are no problem for hours on end.
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:15 AM   #155
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What it the mileage and tank range with that gearing?
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:48 PM   #156
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Loaded with 3 givi hardcases, running around 75mph it will get 51mpg, range with combined holigan right hand is around 180 miles.
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:03 AM   #157
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damn John....aren't you a bit old to be telling these young guys about "our hooligan tendencies"?
I just blame it on the parkinson's
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:48 AM   #158
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whos young 62 this year and just beginning ,again this time some dirt.
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:05 AM   #159
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I just bought Denvet's Thinja, it's still in VA & I'm dreamwheeling here in AZ. I was wondering about the lack of a chain guide on the swingarm ahead of the rear sprocket for offroad? No matter where you ride here we get into rocks occaisionally.

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Old 02-05-2013, 09:29 AM   #160
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A bent chain guide makes an excellent derailer !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 02-05-2013, 09:46 AM   #161
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I just bought Denvet's Thinja, it's still in VA & I'm dreamwheeling here in AZ. I was wondering about the lack of a chain guide on the swingarm ahead of the rear sprocket for offroad? No matter where you ride here we get into rocks occaisionally.
Congrats on the purchase, great bike. I seriously considered a chain guide, especially when I went up to a 52t ironman. Hasn't been an issue, been through a few rocks

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Old 02-05-2013, 04:48 PM   #162
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A bent chain guide makes an excellent derailer !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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The plastic aftermarket one on my KTM gets gouged accasionally. The way I look at it, if it hits something, chances are the sprocket or chain would've taken the hit instead?
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:30 PM   #163
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I usually build chain guides as tensioner/guides up close to the swing arm pivot and make them pivot at the attach point. Not too vulnerable.

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Dang, almost a year since the last post.

Looking for some feedback on swingarm length

For the rat ninja builders that have extended the stocker or used a different swingarm.

How much to lengthen?
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Old 02-09-2014, 12:58 PM   #165
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John let me jack your thread real quick. A guy I was riding with last weekend crashed his 2013 650. If you or anyone else has any spare parts let me know.

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