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Old 01-07-2013, 04:12 AM   #16
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I found your previous post

Looks like other caliper issues too:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=147616
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I mounted a stock Adv. hub with 19" rim. I don't know what the lace is but the wheels were built by Buchanens. The stock calipers on the SM are fixed thus the need for the disc spacers to allow the discs to correctly hit the calipers. Unfortunately, the SM calipers are a very wide four piston design and while they cleared the stock thin mag wheels, they just barely rubbed the spokes on my Adv. wheels. Nothing horrible, but it did require attention.
What I did was space out the calipers off the mounts with some custom washers and new caliper bolts (the spokes taper in to the center of the rim as you go away from the hub). The stock SM rotors are 310mm and the Adv. rotors are 305mm. That meant that after the new caliper spacers the rotors were not full depth in the calipers by about 5mm (2.5mm in reduced rotor diameter, 2.5mm in caliper spacer). In other words, not achieving full pad contact on the rotor. My thinking on this was 'no problem, it will decrease the sensitivity of the brakes some'. I stand by this and can tell you that the bike still has more brakes than is necessary for the D/S tire. Stoppies, no problem. Front wheel lock up on pavement, unfortunately no problem. I feel that I am careful enough to moderate my brake use and don't see this as an issue. I am now considering switching the Adv. wheels to 320mm discs from a 625smc type bike (which should have the same bolt pattern as the Adv.) which would put the rotors right back in the meat of the caliper pads.
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Old 01-15-2013, 02:22 AM   #17
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I decided to buy a set of Adventure wheels attached to my buddies '06 950A . . . Just like the one I took to the top of Imogene summit below. I will keep my 17's on he SM for my play bike.



The bike I am picking up this Sunday . . . There is nothing like a KTM Adventure:




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Old 01-20-2013, 03:48 PM   #18
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O.K. . . . I am OC legal again:


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Old 05-04-2014, 03:14 AM   #19
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Cheers dudes!

I have just bought me a Ktm 950 sm-06 and I have plans to fitt 19" and 17" wheels on it, did some of you have the specs for spacers so I can fitt the adv hubs on my bike?
What about the brake disks, was ther a need to change them?
The sad part is that the adv wheels cost they weight in gold here!
Can understand the price compared to other spoked wheels.....
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Old 05-22-2014, 07:27 PM   #20
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Hand Guards on your SM


How did you get those Hand Guards on upside down on your SM?
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Old 02-07-2015, 10:06 AM   #21
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Spoked Wheels

Man ive been trying to figure out how to do spoked wheels on my SM what im trying to do is keep the road wheels and set up but sort it so its capable to swap them out quickly to maybe a 21 front without swapping out the forks failing that something smaller and maybe a 19 rear but not to fussed any advice would be grateful, I emailed wheeleworld and they told me they had nothing for a 950sm
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Old 02-07-2015, 04:53 PM   #22
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George,

A 21" front wheel (likewise a 19" rear) is not going to happen on a SM .

The 19"/17" is the biggest you're going to get (without some SERIOUS mods). Once you get them sorted, they are a straight slide-in wheel set.
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Old 02-08-2015, 02:00 AM   #23
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The good news is Alpina will shortly be announcing wire wheels for the 950/990 SM/SMR/SD/SM-T.

How do i know? I recently sent a set of stock 950SM wheels to Talon for them to measure up to make billet hubs on behalf of AlpinaUK :)

So it wont be long before you can order tubeless wire wheels to fit the SM range of LC8 bikes.

5.5", 5.0" or 4.25" x 17 rear, 3.50" x 17 front or 2.50" x 19 front in lots of colour combinations :)
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Old 02-10-2015, 08:10 PM   #24
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So it wont be long before you can order tubeless wire wheels to fit the SM range of LC8 bikes.

5.5", 5.0" or 4.25" x 17 rear, 3.50" x 17 front or 2.50" x 19 front in lots of colour combinations :)
This will make me shit bricks. I am madly in love with my sm but realized i should have bought the adventure. I can stomach spending $6-800 for suspension /skid plate but not 3k for custom wheels justto run dirt rds and occasional light adventure...no way. I believe if this happens the market for used sm values will go up. Right now you can pick up low milage ones for nothing.
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