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Old 05-22-2013, 10:29 PM   #8821
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Chopper evac $800 USD - $2500 USD per hour. Why sling it when you can just toss it in the back of most of the mid-size helicopters out there?
Wow that would be a great deal! Is that a real number? If you and your bike were stuck somewhere a 4 wheel vehicle couldn't get to say somewhere in the Grand Canyon would they really do that? "Drop me at Providence and take the bike on to Munn racing!"

I'd love a number for next time I'm there if anyone's got one.
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Old 05-23-2013, 06:16 AM   #8822
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MT43 Trials Tyre on 690

I put an MT43 trials tyre (DOT approved) on the 690 as a bit of an experiment ...

At about 400km, it didn't look as though it would get me home from that ride - central knobs flaking, and a general trackside thumbs down ...

At that point I was running a little over 20psi (we had some section on tar, as well as a fair bit of hard gravel), and I think this was a mistake ...

Unlike a knobby, the tyre really needs to be run on all surfaces at about 10psi - this lets the whole breadth of the tyre stay on the ground - not just the central knobs ...

Having taken the plunge and lowered the pressure to about 10psi I noticed a huge improvement in both handling and knob wear - the pics below show it now at about 2,000km - really not bad considering the weight and HP of the 690, and the speeds it travels at ...

And I'd have to say that it gives the best feeling allround of any rear tyre I've tried - traction on rocks is sensational - can be squirmy on the hard gravel, but way more predictable than the D606 I've been running to date ....

Anyway, an interesting result given the generally poor prognosis at about 400km - this tyre should get me to about 3,000km, which is what I'd generally get out of a D606 - at that point I'll try another one, and this time run it from new at 10psi ...

Trials tires give superior traction in all sorts of terrain...with the exception of rocks covered in mud or wet leaves, deep mud...tacky mud, and some river beds can be a real eye opener. They allow you to climb hills with ease where a traditional knobby tire can make it seem impossible.
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Old 05-23-2013, 06:47 AM   #8823
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Triple Clamp Offset

Anyone know what the triple clamp offset is on the stock 690e.
What are the R's offsets.

Who's tried aftermarket triples and what offsets have you tried.

While I like the great braking of the stock front system, it's a little much
in the dirt and I'm considering using the rotor and caliper from a 450sx.

This will reduce the unsprung weight by quite a bit.

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Old 05-23-2013, 06:51 AM   #8824
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and you can put the screen in your bag for the track section
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Old 05-23-2013, 06:54 AM   #8825
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Old 05-23-2013, 06:59 AM   #8826
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and have a lot of gruppy !

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Old 05-23-2013, 07:04 AM   #8827
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MT43 Trials Tyre on 690

I put an MT43 trials tyre (DOT approved) on the 690 as a bit of an experiment ...

At about 400km, it didn't look as though it would get me home from that ride - central knobs flaking, and a general trackside thumbs down ...

At that point I was running a little over 20psi (we had some section on tar, as well as a fair bit of hard gravel), and I think this was a mistake ...

Unlike a knobby, the tyre really needs to be run on all surfaces at about 10psi - this lets the whole breadth of the tyre stay on the ground - not just the central knobs ...

Having taken the plunge and lowered the pressure to about 10psi I noticed a huge improvement in both handling and knob wear - the pics below show it now at about 2,000km - really not bad considering the weight and HP of the 690, and the speeds it travels at ...

And I'd have to say that it gives the best feeling allround of any rear tyre I've tried - traction on rocks is sensational - can be squirmy on the hard gravel, but way more predictable than the D606 I've been running to date ....

Anyway, an interesting result given the generally poor prognosis at about 400km - this tyre should get me to about 3,000km, which is what I'd generally get out of a D606 - at that point I'll try another one, and this time run it from new at 10psi ...
Interesting, thanks for posting your results. I put a 43 on this weekend and am running about 13lbs, nice to know it will last that long. I used a trials on my 530 last year in Baja and worked great but didn't last, though was a cheap shinko.
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Old 05-23-2013, 08:14 AM   #8828
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Anyone know what the triple clamp offset is on the stock 690e.
What are the R's offsets.

Who's tried aftermarket triples and what offsets have you tried.

While I like the great braking of the stock front system, it's a little much
in the dirt and I'm considering using the rotor and caliper from a 450sx.

This will reduce the unsprung weight by quite a bit.

Max
It depends what year 690 they are,as the later ones(2012 0n) have different clamps.
If you need to reduce braking force,just file lots of slots in the pads for less contact area.
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:47 AM   #8829
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Has anyone gone from the RR Evo 1 tanks to the newer Evo 2 tanks?
Are they noticeably thinner? They look fatter at the rear but look like they don't flare out as much in the front.
I am contemplating swapping over but not sure at this point.

My studs that bolt to the side on the frame and hold my tanks are pretty bent from a couple of get offs (damnm bike stalling). Are parts for the Evo1 & Evo 2 available separately?

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Old 05-23-2013, 10:57 AM   #8830
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I switched. The Evo2 tanks are much narrower and easier to remove. Also the gas is carried lower so once you fill up all tanks you can turn on the taps on the Evo2 tanks.

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Old 05-23-2013, 10:58 AM   #8831
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Toggle switches to mount on RR roadbook plate

I just upgraded to the rally kit from RR. My roadbook plate has four 1/2 " mounting holes for auxiliary toggle switches. The 1/2" mount is a common size for automotive toggle switches. But the problem with the switches I found so far is the base is too wide and I cannot fit all 4 at the same time. The 4 mounting holes on the plate are too close to each other I cannot fit more than 2 at the same time. Can anyone here with a rally kit from RR suggest some ideas ?
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:02 AM   #8832
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:30 AM   #8833
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I switched. The Evo2 tanks are much narrower and easier to remove. Also the gas is carried lower so once you fill up all tanks you can turn on the taps on the Evo2 tanks.
Thank you Velociraptor. I will order a set up.
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:31 AM   #8834
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Are you looking to sell your old ones? I might be interested for the right price...
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:35 AM   #8835
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I had a closer look, and seeing as mine is an '09 I'm not sure your tanks would fit anyway. Sorry.
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