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Old 12-15-2011, 10:11 AM   #841
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Sorry Uber..

Side number plates...the white ones...fills a gap quite nicely I notice....

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Old 12-15-2011, 11:19 AM   #842
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There is no way of fitting any standard WP MX shock into the Tenere. Neither conventional nor PDS.
These shocks are way too long. You need to start with a smaller shock and try to fit the reservoir somehow.
There is nearly no space for a full size reservoir, but there are ways to fit one somehow:

Note this is a small MX4014 shock and this was the biggest WP shock that would fit the Tenere after lots of internal modifications at the shock. However, the downside is we had to reduce rear travel. This shock has only got 85mm of travel as opposed to 95mm of the stock Sachs shock. This sounds bad, but suspension quality is so much better, it feels like travel is increased considerably.
My idea was to modify the suspension triangle slightly to increase rear wheel travel, but there is no way to do so at that time.

On the other hand, there is no problem of finding triple clamps. You may just use KTM 690 triple clamps:

See triple clamps of the right bike. These are KTM 690 clamps with a tailormade steering tube and stock bearing.
Thanks, I wasn't aware of the potential problem with fitting a pds shock. Non of the aftermarket shocks fit the tenere, Wilbers, Ohlins....?

I knew the forks are not a problem but what exactly do you mean by "steering tube", the part of the frame where the stem goes through? Shortened or elongated? Couldn't you just make a different stem for the standard KTM clamps?
Cause I dont see a point in spending 750 on Off the road triples......
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Old 12-15-2011, 11:29 AM   #843
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Thanks, I wasn't aware of the potential problem with fitting a pds shock. Non of the aftermarket shocks fit the tenere, Wilbers, Ohlins....?
Yes, sure. The Öhlins aftermarket shock dedicated for Tenere is a very small but capable shock, fitting best of all aftermarket shocks. But it is not "full size", compared to a MX shock.
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I knew the forks are not a problem but what exactly do you mean by "steering tube", the part of the frame where the stem goes through? Shortened or elongated? Couldn't you just make a different stem for the standard KTM clamps?
Cause I dont see a point in spending 750 on Off the road triples......
The inner tube, I think you are referring to it with the term stem. Sorry for my bad english.
Making a custom stem costs around EUR 100.- over here.
However, the OTR triple clamps are nice and after all, they can easily be legalized, which is more difficult when just using some cheaper triple clamps from different motorcycles.
I had a shop make my own, which was much more expensive compared to the OTR clamps.
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Old 12-15-2011, 11:36 AM   #844
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Thanks for the info!

Over here (Croatia) you can get a set of triples from an LC4 and machine a different stem for 200-250€...both!
Legalization isn't a problem.....over here at least.....

Your's look nice...all orange anodized and all....good work!

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Old 12-15-2011, 08:30 PM   #845
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not all are strugling...great weather in mexico!


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While you guys struggle with Northern Hemisphere weather....I took my XT660Z out for a spin the other day....

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Old 12-15-2011, 11:16 PM   #846
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Nice moto Eakins....very nice....

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Old 12-15-2011, 11:31 PM   #847
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Over here (Croatia)..
Legalization isn't a problem.....
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What is "Legalization"?!
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Old 12-15-2011, 11:39 PM   #848
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not all are strugling...great weather in mexico!
Actually, there's probably many not far from the Equator doing very nicely, I was aiming it at the guys on other threads complaining about the UK, other European and north North American weather.

None of my bikes are leaving the garage today though, too bloody hot!!

And, for a further comparison, I've spent the best part of today organising the beer, champagne, seafood and ice, along with cleaning the swimming pool, for what is expected to be a nice and warm Christmas Day.

Merry Christmas to all you XT660Z riders (and everyone else) from us here in South Oz......
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Old 12-16-2011, 08:58 AM   #849
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Old 12-16-2011, 01:38 PM   #850
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Sorry Uber..

Side number plates...the white ones...fills a gap quite nicely I notice....

:)
Ahh, should have figured that out. They're Polisport ones for an XR400. This is the best shot that I've got handy. Lower mounting hole lines up perfectly with the top pillion peg bolt. I trimmed a bit off the edge of the grey trim panel (by the pillion handle) to make them fit, you can just about see the rough edge in the photo. There's another mounting hole at the top which is hidden underneath the grey panel, I just used a zip-tie through the hole and around the frame.



There's also a clue in this photo as to who I stole the idea of XR400 side panels from ;)

Edit: Look familiar? (Although I think Jenny cut the number board rather than the trim panel to make them fit)


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Old 12-17-2011, 12:35 AM   #851
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A ha!!

Thanks for the pics Uber'....Does a nice job I think of filling the gap....

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Old 12-17-2011, 01:18 AM   #852
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Thanks for the info!

Over here (Croatia) you can get a set of triples from an LC4 and machine a different stem for 200-250€...both!
Legalization isn't a problem.....over here at least.....

M.
Legalization is an unknown word here, they only just figured out how to tell
aftermarket exhausts apart from the stock ones. I'm betting no one will be
checking out triple clamps even 20 years from now.
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