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Old 04-23-2014, 11:07 PM   #9721
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Maybe I should start making some of these perches
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Old 04-23-2014, 11:22 PM   #9722
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Finally broke down after fighting that &%$#@# safety bead on the rear tire again trying to swap a new shoe onto the 990's rear end... Ordered a 2.15"x18" DID and will have it laced and trued. Lol... It won't handle like Mack truck on the highway with a 140 or a 130 on it, YES! Should be a load more fun in the dirt and a lot more manageable too... Holy EFF do I HATE safety beads!!! Almost as much as I detest paying for 150's, lol!

Edit - Pics are up

THIS is that bloody safety bead... What. The. Actual. &^%$...

For real... this rim is as wide as a stretched 140... LOL!!!
There is a much easier and cheaper solution if the bead bothers you that much and you dont want to spend any money.
I found the 950 has much bigger and more problematic beads than the 990 but either way...... (your problem is more the 908 )

This is what I did on the my 950.......
Grind and polish 1/2 to 3/4 the beads height off in three sections about 8-10" long, equispaced around the rim starting with opposite the valve (so you know where to start breaking the bead in future)
Just make sure its even, smooth, blended and polished
Makes life easy and no money spent







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Old 04-23-2014, 11:34 PM   #9723
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Taking the bead off still doesn't let me run my favorite tires... and 150's are double the price of a 130/140, ;) Money spent, dirt bike wheel with a 990 hub is being built.

Edit: Favorite tires being T63's, 606's, 908's, Mich Deserts... All of which do not come in a 150 so it's a tire profile issue, not just the bead. A 140/130 on that rim is square, lol!
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Old 04-23-2014, 11:43 PM   #9724
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Maybe I should start making some of these perches
P.S. - Yes, do so! That perch is WAY nicer than the ginormous GPS mount for the 990 and looks like it would probably wiggle about a lot less when off road.
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Old 04-23-2014, 11:46 PM   #9725
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Taking the bead off still doesn't let me run my favorite tires... and 150's are double the price of a 130/140, ;) Money spent, dirt bike wheel with a 990 hub is being built.

Edit: Favorite tires being T63's, 606's, 908's, Mich Deserts... All of which do not come in a 150 so it's a tire profile issue, not just the bead. A 140/130 on the rim is square, lol!
Was for general info for everyone who may have trouble with the beads depending on tyre selection and dont want to spend money
I use 140's all the time on standard rims because theres a better selection and are cheaper but dont want to spend the money on another wheel..
My issue was getting tyres off the rim on the side of the road to fix a flat.
This addresses that issue for me an no doubt many others.
Hope that helps.
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Old 04-23-2014, 11:49 PM   #9726
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P.S. - Yes, do so! That perch is WAY nicer than the ginormous GPS mount for the 990 and looks like it would probably wiggle about a lot less when off road.
Yep, solid as a rock
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Old 04-23-2014, 11:58 PM   #9727
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Was for general info for everyone who may have trouble with the beads depending on tyre selection and dont want to spend money
I use 140's all the time on standard rims because theres a better selection and are cheaper but dont want to spend the money on another wheel..
My issue was getting tyres off the rim on the side of the road to fix a flat.
This addresses that issue for me an no doubt many others.
Hope that helps.
Oh heck ya man, doing what you posted should help for sure! I was tempted top throw a new wheel on (no cush drive) but am at a loss as to what you'd do for spacers on the 990. This was my cheapest option to get the tire choices I want... I may have to start looking at some Woodies if this turns out well. I'd love to have a set of 19's for paved long tours and a good dirt set. So many toys to buy, so little time... HAHA! Cheers and kudos for the pointer on modding the bead. I bet that saves a LOT of dudes some cash and time and frustration. (I still hate safety beads... LOL!)

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My issue was getting tyres off the rim on the side of the road to fix a flat.
I hear ya there too... Was a couple of guys on a 950SE, a 990ADV and a 690 that tagged along for a bit in Baja last Dec/Jan. In 3 days the 990ADV had a total of 4 flats and one bead blowout... I was so happy I hadn't brought my 990 and brought the 450 instead. My only flat the whole trip took 15 mins to patch and get going. With that bead on there I'm sure I would have lit a match and walked away...
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Old 04-24-2014, 12:03 AM   #9728
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Any chance you have the 3D plans? I don't have a printer, but a buddy of mine does... I don't want to produce it, just want one to try out. Heck, I'd buy one if you made one.
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Old 04-24-2014, 04:43 PM   #9729
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Installed new mirrors. The old ones were rusted and kinda fell apart when I tried to adjust them. I couldn't figure out what to put on. KTM no longer produces the 950 originals and will now only sell the more expensive 1190 ones. So, I went with Double Takes, which I think I will like a lot:




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Old 04-24-2014, 04:59 PM   #9730
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It has been like Christmas around here lately getting ready for my next longish ride.

Wolfman Rocky Mountain saddlebags last week, and Black Dog skidplate and footpegs were added today. New camping gear was also purchased. I am going to be so much better put together than I was last year at this time.
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Old 04-24-2014, 07:01 PM   #9731
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It has been like Christmas around here lately
That's how I've been feeling! Here's how mine is sitting right now while I'm waiting on parts:



Here's the to-do list:
Send suspension off to Super Plush for the works
Valve check
New rear tire
Remove the ABS and put on new pads all around
Install Scott's submount steering damper
Change fuel filters
Install new chain and sprockets (16/45)

I can't wait to get it all back together and try out the new setup!
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Old 04-24-2014, 07:14 PM   #9732
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That's how I've been feeling! Here's how mine is sitting right now while I'm waiting on parts:

Nice balancing act!!!! Is that a magic bike?
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Old 04-24-2014, 07:29 PM   #9733
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Nice balancing act!!!! Is that a magic bike?
I think it's pretty magic- hence the money I'm spending on it to make it better!

Now that I look at the picture closer, it does appear to be balancing magically, but there is actually a strap that goes from the handlebars to the rafters above the bike. It works pretty well for the bike to just sit there, but I've already decided I'm not going to work on the bike anymore until the suspension and wheels are back on!
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Old 04-24-2014, 07:40 PM   #9734
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That's how I've been feeling! Here's how mine is sitting right now while I'm waiting on parts:



Here's the to-do list:
Send suspension off to Super Plush for the works
Valve check
New rear tire
Remove the ABS and put on new pads all around
Install Scott's submount steering damper
Change fuel filters
Install new chain and sprockets (16/45)

I can't wait to get it all back together and try out the new setup!
Kendall, while you are so deep into it, I would get a side stand relocator as well... way cheaper than a broken case IMHO

Nice looking bike, I do not know how you do to keep your bikes so clean!
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Old 04-24-2014, 07:51 PM   #9735
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Kendall, while you are so deep into it, I would get a side stand relocator as well... way cheaper than a broken case IMHO



Nice looking bike, I do not know how you do to keep your bikes so clean!

I think he takes them completely apart and cleans them.
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