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Old 27 Jul 2009
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Carefull with those tyre pressures off road. In rocky going better off with higher pressures and less grip. I say this as the front (BEHR/SAXXIS) rims as fitted to both my 640 adventure and 990 adventure are soft and liable to be damaged (loads of past problems in Australia & USA).
My 640 has same manufacturer and size as 990 and has had 1 new rim under KTM warranty and needs another already!
I will be changing the front to a DID 1.85 in the future to finally resolve the problem.
Funny as the rear rim is undamaged!
The 990 is not used off road so no rim damage at present.

I run Dunlop D908RR tyres off road on the 640 and they are brilliant! that extra centre section does make the tyre last a little longer... pricey though..

just my 2pence worth....
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hey,
just a little advice.
i was driving a 950 and a 990 now for more then a 100 000 km and the best tyre i was driving was the mefo explorer and super explorer. with this tyre you can drive more then a 10000 kms. i never could do this with the scorp or a tkc or any other tyre.
with best regards
henning
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ive just returned from a 3k trip around norway using the conti's, 150 section rear.
i had to change the rear at kristiansnds on way home as don
wn to 1mm with 400 miles to go. this was at 2550miles from new. bike fully loaded running @ 35psi front and back.
couldnt get another conti in kristiansands to opted for a mt21 in 140 section as the best ktm dealer had. rode through denmark at a steady 75mph with no probs but when leaving harwich for the blast north and home bike developed a vibration at 80mph up th A12. found i had ripped the knobbles off the mt21- peice of crap..

around uk use conti's all the time for road and greenlaning @ 25psi. i get 4500 miles out a front and 1800miles out the rear and im not easy on the gas, with no tyre creap. just take it easy powering out of corners and roundabout as the bike may want to swap ends

good lean angles for a semi knobbly too
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