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Old 07-14-2015, 10:01 PM   #41
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Good to know. Thank you.
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Old 07-15-2015, 10:14 AM   #42
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I would get some radiator braces before I got a skid plate. You will be taking laying the bike on it's side in the sand before you go smacking the bottom on rocks. I have some and they definitely saved the radiators a couple times. I took a big hit on the right side that twisted the entire brace and the radiator. Did not twist enough to break the radiator though. Without the brace it would have been a pretzel. Also might try some Dual Star style mirrors. I don't think Dual Star is in business anymore but maybe there is something similar out there. They mount on the inside of the handlebar and not on top of it. I think Byrdman has one on his supermoto.
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Old 07-15-2015, 11:25 AM   #43
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Lots of good info so far. Ditto on the rotella I've used it on all four ktm's ive owned, theres a reason they put it in half mil cat motors. There are cheaper options for the skid plate out there but they arent as nice. Slavens is good stuff.

Also does anyone have info on the 690 wheel set options I have a pretty good dent in my rear. what would the cheapest route be?
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Would this be a suitable heat shield?

http://slavensracing.com/shop/carbon...0500-by-eline/
E-line is one of the very few makers of the heat sheilds so yes, this brand is excellent and that is the brand that KTM Hardparts provides in most cases.

You could also get exhaust wrap from the auto parts store too $50.00 per roll.

Now thinking about it, while the Carbon guard is a great part, don't rely on it to always look good, and also, at least on a 2T (2 stroke) when you get a ding in the pipe, you'll never see it unless you remove the guard for inspection. I once had a pipe that was basically 90% shut due to a hit I took in some rocks but, I never knew it until I removed the guard. Got a new pipe and the bike ran so much better.
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Old 07-15-2015, 03:36 PM   #45
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First shipment arrived...

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Old 07-15-2015, 04:08 PM   #46
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And order placed... Still no skid plate.

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You're doing it right. Just get it all at once. Might as well throw in some wrap around hand guards and some fork bleeder valves. Send me your cc info and I will get some other stuff you might need.
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I thought about the wrap around hand guards. Maybe that's stage two. I don't see myself servicing the forks. That's Patrick's job at Motorcycles Unlimited.
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I thought about the wrap around hand guards. Maybe that's stage two. I don't see myself servicing the forks. That's Patrick's job at Motorcycles Unlimited.
The bleeder valves are just little buttons that replace the screws that release air pressure built up in the forks. Just take the screws out and screw in the valves. Then you can just push the button after every ride instead of having to remove the screws. Save time and they are only $10-$20.
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Ahhhhh
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Hand guards are a must in the forest!!
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Old 07-15-2015, 05:11 PM   #52
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The bike has hand guards. But, not wrap arounds.
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Old 07-15-2015, 10:33 PM   #53
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ok so the biggest thing about the duke wheel conversion as far as I can tell is, wither you need ABS or not, I WANT abs, so I was interested in if I could pull it off or not, I'm pretty sure its not hard, but as far as non ABS, its a no brainer. Tubelsess is the biggest consideration, if you dont care, you can get tube 17" tires very cheap, but if you want tubeless... it seems either the tubLiss system for around 1k, or tube 17" (spoke) for a 1k, or 2600k (tubleless). TubLiss you cant get 17" btw


unless... http://tinyurl.com/pp9jtnv
it is cheaper and "cooler" to go with duke wheels, as it will also be less common, than spoke wheels.

I must admit the 500 is by far the most hardcore badass way to go about doing a supermoto, but, for all its worth with the upkeep and pros v. cons, I am so happy with my enduroR. For 12k TTL I did my homework and and 690 is a winnnner IMO http://tinyurl.com/ndoxfpt


I have my stickers for sam houston, hope to see some of you guys in the future. \,,/
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Old 07-15-2015, 10:42 PM   #54
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....and BTW what did you get for FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! @ mainland The salesman threw in a a metal luggage carrier for the back!!!! (although the bike was missing small parts LOL . ) Dont tell me those at cycleshack sold you a 10K bike and didnt throw something in????? If they did let us know, if not, the same.
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Old 07-15-2015, 10:49 PM   #55
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Half price on helmet and gear is the best I could do. Didn't get charged any bs on the purchase.
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Well, that sounds good, I didnt buy a helmet or anyting, but basically got 120$ store credit.

I bought a 12 cbr600rr (new) from cycyleshack in '13, I didnt get any extras, but the bike was 9500$
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Old 07-15-2015, 11:02 PM   #57
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I got half price on this helmet and Oakley googles. I wore it on my dual sport ride this past weekend to Fayetteville. Loved it.

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you're deal was better than mine

I recently converted to an "old guy" helmet, the shoei neotec, the ability to go open face at stops is so nice in tx heat
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are you planning on ridding mostly dirt? I'm surprised you haven't ordered any sliders for frame/axles.
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Old 07-15-2015, 11:33 PM   #60
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I was surprised at how much cooler it made the ride.

No sliders yet. That's a good idea. I haven't seen sliders on the ktm sites.
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