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So today I got the parts and assembled the wheel. I had my buddy make me 2 , 2mm axel spacer to play with the spacing to match the required axel dimensions. I had a SA S OEM Spacer, which was on the 19” wheel then a Super Duke GT spacer that is 0.8 mm less than the SA S spacer. Bottom line after taking it of there time s I finally got the spacing just right. I required a Super Duke spacer and then both 2mm spacer for a total of 4 mm. Lines everything up perfectly. The 5mm spacers for the rotor connections I made 17 mm OD it was a hair to bug and I ended up putting them in my shop vise and ran a flat file over them 5 or six strokes to take a couple of thousandths off. They then fit in like a glove. Approach breaking gingerly, I progressively increased speed till finally I did an 80 mph full bore stop. The brake and rotors performed flawlessly. Not movement not re torquing of bolts required. As far as the bike I am impressed to say the least. Now you think and look and then bike turns. It makes it such an awesome sport touring machine. It’s like having a Super Duke GT with decent ergos for people who are 6’-5”. I got a Pirelli Angel ST up front for now. I’ll wait to spring and then either get a new set (120-70 R17 , 180-55 R17) of tires. Leaning towards a Continental Port Attack 4’s or a Metzler Sportec M9 RR. I have the M7 RR’s on the 790 and I love them. I am really happy the way it turned out I am sure that putting on then 180-55 rear will make it even more responsive. The 44 tooth ABS ring was the right selection. Speedo dead nuts on. ABS/MTC flawless.
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I love it. Now for some pics.


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Sweet!
Now you think and look and then bike turns. It makes it such an awesome sport touring machine. It’s like having a Super Duke GT with decent ergos for people who are 6’-5”.


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Its like listening to myself talk. (y) I tried to get the center of gravity a little lower. I pushed the forks up so about 5/8" is sticking out of the top triple clamp. Also helped a little with the odd roller skate wheel look of the 17. And installed a lowering washer on the rear shock. Billet Rear Suspension Lowering Kit for KTM 1290 Super Adventure R S 2017-2019 | eBay I got exactly 3k miles out of Conti race attacks. Maybe worth checking them out. They seem to be at a pretty good price point compared to others. I used up to about 3/8" on the rear 180/55 And never noticed any slip......If I did it over, I might have gone with the individual spacers like you. After all, it is unsprung weight. I just like the idea of a full ring for strength. Next time I have the wheel off I might drill a bunch of holes in them. As far as ergos, you know you can get about 3" of bar riser to work on that bike. I have two sets.
 

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For street use the bars are fine. Standing I need a 1” bar riser. If I was riding it of road I would put on a some Rox anti vibration bar risers Rox Anti-Vibration Elite 2" Pivot Risers for 1 1/8" Handlebars | 10% ($16.91) Off! - RevZilla. Had these on my 1290 SA T, they we great.

Not sure if I want to lower the bike. For me it’s fine. I can’t ride it any faster one way or the other. Only a matter of the final geometry when you put on the 180/55 R17 on the rear. If it feels to twitchy the lowering the back will help. I may pull the stock dampener and drain out the 15 wt fork oil and put in some 70 weight gear oil to stiffen it up quite a bit. Did this on the 1290 SA T. It was another simple upgrade that was really worth it. Also I am thinking of putting a Stock Super Duke GT exhaust and taking of the Potato launcher. I may de baffle it. I like the look have to make a Speacial bracket but not a problem. What are your thoughts.


Last I am thinking of knocking out the catalytic material in pipe. Did this on the 1290 SA T. Pretty easy just took a piece of rebar and broke it out.

Once I do the exhaust, new tires and the front dampener I think I will be done. I will look into then Conti Races.

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For street use the bars are fine. Standing I need a 1” bar riser. If I was riding it of road I would put on a some Rox anti vibration bar risers Rox Anti-Vibration Elite 2" Pivot Risers for 1 1/8" Handlebars | 10% ($16.91) Off! - RevZilla. Had these on my 1290 SA T, they we great.

Not sure if I want to lower the bike. For me it’s fine. I can’t ride it any faster one way or the other. Only a matter of the final geometry when you put on the 180/55 R17 on the rear. If it feels to twitchy the lowering the back will help. I may pull the stock dampener and drain out the 15 wt fork oil and put in some 70 weight gear oil to stiffen it up quite a bit. Did this on the 1290 SA T. It was another simple upgrade that was really worth it. Also I am thinking of putting a Stock Super Duke GT exhaust and taking of the Potato launcher. I may de baffle it. I like the look have to make a Speacial bracket but not a problem. What are your thoughts.


Last I am thinking of knocking out the catalytic material in pipe. Did this on the 1290 SA T. Pretty easy just took a piece of rebar and broke it out.

Once I do the exhaust, new tires and the front dampener I think I will be done. I will look into then Conti Races.

Cheers


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Might have to call up your machinist buddy. SD exhausts are cheap and easy to find. Just dont look to close at the build quality. IMO
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Yep I can get one for $125. . Then I’ll pop the rear rivets and pull the baffle out. I’ve heard them this way. They are pretty deep and throaty.


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