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Old 04-14-2013, 08:09 PM   #8221
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Look on the bright side, you still have your left turn signal (although I cannot imagine how). Once you destroy the tail light and get the Euro version you can mount your plate vertical again.
Give me time, the bike only has 350 miles on it
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:44 PM   #8222
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Folding levers - Yes! or Meh?

I'm prepping my 2011 690 R for a Baja ride. I'm not a particularly aggressive rider, but have been known to fall over from time to time . I'm wondering if I should change to folding levers - do they actually survive crashes better than stock. I've mangled a couple of rigid levers in my time, and it's a pain to deal with. But a set of folding levers are in the $200 range and I don't think my Lotto numbers came in today.
As usual, all practical advice is much appreciated.
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:34 PM   #8223
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I'm prepping my 2011 690 R for a Baja ride. I'm not a particularly aggressive rider, but have been known to fall over from time to time . I'm wondering if I should change to folding levers - do they actually survive crashes better than stock. I've mangled a couple of rigid levers in my time, and it's a pain to deal with. But a set of folding levers are in the $200 range and I don't think my Lotto numbers came in today.
As usual, all practical advice is much appreciated.
I'd recommend spending the money on a good set of hand guards and stay with the OEM levers.... Highway Dirt bikes make some awesome stuff. Not cheap, but almost bullet proof....http://www.highwaydirtbikes.com/HDB_Shop/
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:37 PM   #8224
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Had a guy in our group last fall drop his bike in tricky section of trail. He had folding levers but his whole mount piece broke in 2. We zipped tied it all together and got him back to the truck. I personally think that a cheap set of wrap around hand guards is better protection if you might be dropping the bike. Some guys just run a bar with no shields for the lever protection. I wouldn't spend the money on folders, some may say different.
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Old 04-14-2013, 10:39 PM   #8225
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Folding levers are very cheap on ebay

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Old 04-15-2013, 04:11 AM   #8226
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Laugh Leavers

After you fall and break them put some JB weld on then end and poof short leavers. Lol
Cheaper to carry an extra one then the folding ones. Also good gurds will go along way. HDB makes some sweet ones IMO and cheaper then the leavers.
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:10 AM   #8227
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If anything upgrade the foot brake lever, it's made of butter.

Here is mine after barely clipping a loose rock:
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:51 AM   #8228
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If anything upgrade the foot brake lever, it's made of butter.

Here is mine after barely clipping a loose rock:
Yup. Been there, done that, got the upgrade.

I've always liked the look of the HDB stuff so I think I'll spend my $ there - hand guards and I think I'll try the anti-vibe inserts. And the top clamp gives a bonus of some switch mount positions.
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:28 AM   #8229
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In all of the incredible technical knowledge traded here, that I have benefited greatly from, not one person ever decided to mention that it isn't a good idea to mount your lic plate vertically


mt21 right ? anyone had issues with the blocks ripping off?
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:30 AM   #8230
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I put a cleanspeed replacement machined from solid lever on mine. Don't forget that KTM, in their infinite wisdom, have made the brake lever pivot bolt a left-hand thread.

http://www.cleanspeedeng.com/Brake%20Pedal.htm
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:29 AM   #8231
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mt21 right ? anyone had issues with the blocks ripping off?
Nope....I have gone through three MT21's so far, but no knobs ripped off. An adequate tire for pavement and gravel....one tire lasted 4200 kms, while another only 2800 kms.....different batches of tires seem to have different longevity factors....plus: the fronts seem to wear in a weird manner....

As for license plates.....lost one so far....waiting to install Euro tail.
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:50 AM   #8232
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mt21 right ? anyone had issues with the blocks ripping off?
In colder climates it can be a horror on pavement.
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:13 AM   #8233
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Nope....I have gone through three MT21's so far, but no knobs ripped off. An adequate tire for pavement and gravel....one tire lasted 4200 kms, while another only 2800 kms.....different batches of tires seem to have different longevity factors....plus: the fronts seem to wear in a weird manner....

As for license plates.....lost one so far....waiting to install Euro tail.
yep noticed that on the front of mine also, but its good just to swap around
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:24 AM   #8234
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Nope....I have gone through three MT21's so far, but no knobs ripped off. An adequate tire for pavement and gravel....one tire lasted 4200 kms, while another only 2800 kms.....different batches of tires seem to have different longevity factors....plus: the fronts seem to wear in a weird manner....

As for license plates.....lost one so far....waiting to install Euro tail.
Wow, I only got about 600 miles out of MT-21's and that was on my 450EXC.
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:08 PM   #8235
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Wow, I only got about 600 miles out of MT-21's and that was on my 450EXC.
Mine fell into the trash can around 500 miles. One landed with spikes sticking out of each block...the other tire is just waiting to be drilled and spiked. I hated those tires for loose terrain.
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