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Old 04-29-2014, 07:47 PM   #1
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New Idea For Single Front Brake??

I have recently been researching a change to a single front (without ABS) caliper and disc for my 2007 with ABS. There are several great threads on this topic. The "why?" question has been beaten to death. If you don't get the reason or don't agree with the thinking, that's OK.

Possibly a new approach with lower cost that the 4 piston Moto Master caliper setup? I am getting great reports on the performance of the 2014 690 Enduro, single disc setup. Yes it is a lighter bike with an Enduro slant. But, I am hearing that it has a great feel and good on-road stopping power. With the help of Mark at NMS in Reno, I have been researching part numbers.

The 690 Enduro uses a different master cylinder with a caliper that is the part number which KTM has superceded to for the 2007 Adventure. It calls for different sized pistons--30 and 32 mm. I don't know if the original 2007 Adventure caliper used this setup or not.

The 690 also uses a master cylinder which is a completely different part number when compared to the 990.

I am thinking about a lower cost option to get to a single disc, non-ABS setup for my 2007 990 Adventure. I want to lose the weight and complexity of ABS but maintain decent on road stopping power.

In a "money is no object" world, I would order up the 690 master and caliper, source some non-ABS brake lines and charge ahead.

Before I do that, I thought I would see if anyone had thoughts on the 690 Enduro's brake performance. And whether or not there is any real difference between the 690/original 990/new 990 part caliper. And the master cylinders too.

Any thoughts???
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Old 04-29-2014, 08:00 PM   #2
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My thoughts..........you think to much.
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Old 04-29-2014, 08:07 PM   #3
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Good thinking??
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Old 04-29-2014, 08:37 PM   #4
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Good thinking??
Not exactly.
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Old 04-29-2014, 08:43 PM   #5
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You Illinois guys think alike. Ever ride your Adventure's off road? Ever check out the 990 Adventure Baja model? Sorry if you don't get it....
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Old 04-29-2014, 08:47 PM   #6
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I'd be interested in your findings. I have a non-ABS 950 and have gone to one brake.......

I will watch this with interest.

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Old 04-29-2014, 08:52 PM   #7
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You Illinois guys think alike. Ever ride your Adventure's off road? Ever check out the 990 Adventure Baja model? Sorry if you don't get it....
Why not just get the Baja front brake set-up? No thinking necessary.
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Old 04-29-2014, 08:58 PM   #8
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Trying to understand the difference between the different KTM single disc setup components--master cylinders and calipers. But the answer to your question is $$$$$ Caliper and master is $400+ for 690 and almost $600 for 990 Baja. Due to superceded part numbers and short part descriptions, I am still not sure which components are different than the 990 dual disc setup on my 990.

And I have not personally tried the 690 or the Baja 990 single disc.
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Old 04-29-2014, 09:27 PM   #9
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Or throw the SE caliper + master into the mix
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Old 04-29-2014, 10:32 PM   #10
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Just put on the master from the SE to get the right feel. Keep the stock 990 caliper. This has worked perfectly for me for the last couple of years.

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Old 04-29-2014, 11:05 PM   #11
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Just put on the master from the SE to get the right feel. Keep the stock 990 caliper. This has worked perfectly for me for the last couple of years.

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Agree. Same setup for me.
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Old 04-29-2014, 11:06 PM   #12
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[QUOTE=rburkat;24053644]Just put on the master from the SE to get the right feel. Keep the stock 990 caliper.

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Old 04-29-2014, 11:17 PM   #13
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Old 04-29-2014, 11:45 PM   #14
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Just put on the master from the SE to get the right feel. Keep the stock 990 caliper. This has worked perfectly for me for the last couple of years.

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Definitely the easiest way to do your conversion. If you find you really like it, then you can consider investing the big bucks into a Motomaster setup.
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Old 04-30-2014, 07:18 AM   #15
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Thanks guys. I was aware of the SE option and the Moto Master. I haven't been able to try the SE setup and without doing so had been looking for a mid option--better on road braking than the SE but cheaper than the MM.

Guess I'll review the different masters and order up one. Anybody able to comment on SE vs Baja brake performance?
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