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Old 01-29-2013, 01:57 AM   #4036
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without trying to start a tyre war, try an mx71 up front. better spread of tread then the 952. dont bounce as much on tar and will carry load at 14psi
Will it headshake on this bike tho the lack of bounce you stated may be ok - the only front ive had that won'rt is the 952 for some reason - but i had the mx 51 on the 450 and great tyre - and the 952 does catch the sides of ruts or more to the point slip off sides of ruts
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:37 AM   #4037
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Kenda trakmaster II's are a good cheap tire that work well on the bike too.
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:25 PM   #4038
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Kenda trakmaster II's are a good cheap tire that work well on the bike too.
Brilliant rear tyre.....DOT approved as well....never tried the fronts though.

Really took everything I could give it on the 525..... in deep sand, Rocky hardpacked tracks & not too bad on the bitumen as well.

Rocky Mountain won't ship them any more......and I've been searching for a replacement ever since!
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:15 PM   #4039
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this is whats involved with the offset mod you pmed me about - wait till you think you need to do it first
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:43 PM   #4040
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this is whats involved with the offset mod you pmed me about - wait till you think you need to do it first
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:44 PM   #4041
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This is whats involved with the offset mod you pmed me about - wait till you think you need to do it first
What actually is this offset mod ...?

What is it to compensate for ... ?
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:25 PM   #4042
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The 690 has 24 -22.5 chagable offset triple clamp, what this does is moves the fork forward or back on the head stem ,wit

In laymans terms longer and shorter . So can makes it turn in faster or slower .
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:55 PM   #4043
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The 690 has 24 -22.5 chagable offset triple clamp, what this does is moves the fork forward or back on the head stem ,wit

In laymans terms longer and shorter . So can makes it turn in faster or slower .

It is normally set in the long position from factory, however there have been cases where they are in the short position, The long setting is the best position for general use, shortening it makes it turn faster therefore better for enduro use.
Anybody who is picking up a new 2013 model check that the new airbox mod has been made.
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:58 AM   #4044
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I am thinking of getting this bike. Probably purchase in the next 4 weeks.
Is there anyone in Melbourne who has this bike that would be willing to let me check it out, and discuss the bike with them?
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:12 AM   #4045
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Clutch

I've had the clutch go from very little feel to nothing at all (lever comes all the way in). Is this simply a matter of bleeding the clutch or another possible issue?
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:25 AM   #4046
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I've had the clutch go from very little feel to nothing at all (lever comes all the way in). Is this simply a matter of bleeding the clutch or another possible issue?
Sounds like air in the lines
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:56 AM   #4047
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I've had the clutch go from very little feel to nothing at all (lever comes all the way in). Is this simply a matter of bleeding the clutch or another possible issue?

start by bleeding the clutch with fresh fluid. If that fixes it but the problem comes back then either the seals in your slave cylinder have failed (common..crummy slaves stock) or your master has failed
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:38 PM   #4048
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Cam follower failure

So my 690 is up for its 7500km service. So I pulled it apart to do valve clearance and other maintenance only to be presented with this. Wtf??? This bike gets pampered with oil changes etc. It would not have gone another 500-1000km before a full blown melt down. Not to mention the pitted cam. Off to see if ktm will foot the bill even though its outta warranty. You can't tell me this is acceptable. What if you we're half way thru a 5000km ride?? Kaboom

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Old 02-02-2013, 01:58 PM   #4049
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So my 690 is up for its 7500km service. So I pulled it apart to do valve clearance and other maintenance only to be presented with this. Wtf??? This bike gets pampered with oil changes etc. It would not have gone another 500-1000km before a full blown melt down. Not to mention the pitted cam. Off to see if ktm will foot the bill even though its outta warranty. You can't tell me this is acceptable. What if you we're half way thru a 5000km ride?? Kaboom


Anyone else had this damage, any info on cause etc
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Old 02-02-2013, 03:21 PM   #4050
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There are reported cases of it, particularly on the supermoto sites and a mate of mine did have it happen to his as well. His bike was still under warranty so cam and lifter were replaced.

We're guessing it's something to do with the decompression pin on the exhaust cam giving the bearing a good old hammering.

I think the bearing could be replaced with one from a 640 if you're handy or complete rockers from the States aren't badly priced.
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