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Old 07-17-2012, 07:26 AM   #3406
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sounds like the old 520exc
my bike head shook like a mofo with the only fix being setting the rear sag way over spec untill i fitted some new tripples with less offset.

good thing about ktm is they did crap loads of diferent offset clamps that fit smaller bikes with 48mm wp forks.

i wonder if they fit the 690's
The billet clamps should fit, you would just have to reuse the 690 stem as it's a bit longer than <690 KTMs.


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A bit like the 2009 Bergs were twitchy at speed so they changed the triples in 2010.

Husaberg actually went to more offset (from 19 to 22mm) which makes them better turning but more twitchy. Barton, Walter and I all felt that the Bergs are very unstable above 100-120 kmh. They shake around a lot even with stabilizers installed.

Safariberg and the rally guys are using clamps with less offset for high speed stability. Got myself some factory 19/22s to try, hope that solves it!
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Old 07-17-2012, 04:01 PM   #3407
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The other option would be the E axle.
Not sure if it's a direct fit for the 690 but it wouldn't be hard to have one made.
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Old 07-17-2012, 04:12 PM   #3408
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The other option would be the E axle.
Not sure if it's a direct fit for the 690 but it wouldn't be hard to have one made.
What's this you speak of ? Is it an offset axle?
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Old 07-18-2012, 01:27 AM   #3409
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What's this you speak of ? Is it an offset axle?
Yep thats correct ya big dick http://www.rekluse.com/E-axles.html
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Old 07-18-2012, 01:30 AM   #3410
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The other option would be the E axle.
Not sure if it's a direct fit for the 690 but it wouldn't be hard to have one made.
The fork bottoms are the same width and diameter as the 125-530 bikes, and the wheel spacers will also interchange.

So it should work.
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Old 07-18-2012, 02:28 AM   #3411
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Yep thats correct ya big dick http://www.rekluse.com/E-axles.html
Looks like you can only get 2mm negative out of it...ya reckon you could notice that?

On another note, I started taking the shock out today so as to adjust the spring tension. One bottom bolt came out of the tank but the other just spun. Was thinking that there was a little nut turning in the plastic so drilled the head off the bolt and had to take the whole tank out instead of just hinging it up.
Luckily it turns out that there is a threaded sleeve to goes right through the bottom of the tank...was able to get the vice grips on the remainder of the bolt and get it out.

The manual recommends loctite on these bolts so gonna have to devise a way of holding the sleeve in future to get the second bolt out, prolly just a bolt with a locknut on the opposite side might do...
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Old 07-18-2012, 02:32 AM   #3412
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Should be looking at the RR replacement maybe -alot better system-
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Old 07-18-2012, 02:33 AM   #3413
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Anyone had their linkages off to regrease?

The sleeve that goes through the linkage to the swingarm on mine was so tight in the bearing, that I had to knock it out with a hammer and the needle rollers scored it on the way out.
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Old 07-18-2012, 02:35 AM   #3414
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Yes I did mine when I bought it and there was f***k all grease in there from brand new and there was already surface corrosion.
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Old 07-18-2012, 02:37 AM   #3415
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Looks like you can only get 2mm negative out of it...ya reckon you could notice that?

On another note, I started taking the shock out today so as to adjust the spring tension. One bottom bolt came out of the tank but the other just spun. Was thinking that there was a little nut turning in the plastic so drilled the head off the bolt and had to take the whole tank out instead of just hinging it up.
Luckily it turns out that there is a threaded sleeve to goes right through the bottom of the tank...was able to get the vice grips on the remainder of the bolt and get it out.

The manual recommends loctite on these bolts so gonna have to devise a way of holding the sleeve in future to get the second bolt out, prolly just a bolt with a locknut on the opposite side might do...
Stupid design one bolt will always come out and other will always spin, Rally Raid version is a through bolt with a stiffnut on the end, piece of piss and common sense.
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Old 07-18-2012, 02:53 AM   #3416
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Yes I did mine when I bought it and there was f***k all grease in there from brand new and there was already surface corrosion.
There wasn't any corrosion in mine, but sfa grease like you say.

I reckon they've fecked up the machining of the linkage where the needle roller bearing fits into.
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Old 07-18-2012, 02:58 AM   #3417
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Looks like you can only get 2mm negative out of it...ya reckon you could notice that?

Yes because by decreasing your offset by a few mm you increases your trail by about the same which is what gives you more stability same thing happens when you increase the rake but if you rake the front end out you'll have a more terrain afected steering than if you decrease you offset.
But you new that already didnt you huge night tool
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Old 07-18-2012, 02:59 AM   #3418
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Stupid design one bolt will always come out and other will always spin, Rally Raid version is a through bolt with a stiffnut on the end, piece of piss and common sense.
What were they thinking?

Have you checked your spring adjusters Andy? Mine were barely tight (went to undo the outer locking one, and they both easily turned together) and I have read that they can damage the thread on the shockie
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Old 07-18-2012, 03:03 AM   #3419
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Yes because by decreasing your offset by a few mm you increases your trail by about the same which is what gives you more stability same thing happens when you increase the rake but if you rake the front end out you'll have a more terrain afected steering than if you decrease you offset.
But you new that already didnt you huge night tool


Interesting,,,no I didn't know that you young geriatric
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Old 07-18-2012, 03:14 AM   #3420
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What were they thinking?

Have you checked your spring adjusters Andy? Mine were barely tight (went to undo the outer locking one, and they both easily turned together) and I have read that they can damage the thread on the shockie
Yeh did mine, Rally Raid sell steel ones as the piss poor ones on there chew out real easy, I haven't changed mine yet. When I bought my bike I stripped it and rebuilt it properly dealing with most of the reported issues as I went.
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