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Forum: Beasts 11-07-2013, 11:22 PM
Replies: 5,956
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Posted By tomotosoup
That's Why.

:eek1 Small Leak in Engine Case
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/app/malibu/multi-02.jpg
Forum: Beasts 11-07-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 5,956
Views: 1,183,503
Posted By tomotosoup
Been There,

Done That. :wink:

http://www.ladowntownnews.com/app/malibu/multi.jpg
Forum: Beasts 12-26-2012, 10:41 PM
Replies: 5,956
Views: 1,183,503
Posted By tomotosoup
Green, White and Red Christmas

Very Nice!

It's a special bike, as you will soon find out, enjoy!
Forum: Road warriors 07-02-2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 13,211
Posted By tomotosoup
And I loved every one of them!

Bikes of my life
*currently own
1979 Kawasaki KX 80
1972 Suzuki TS 250 Savage
1979 Yamaha XT 550
1987 Suzuki Intruder 700
1984 Honda XR 600L
1986 Cagiva 125 WMX
1985 Yamaha Tri-Z 250
1991...
Forum: Road warriors 09-03-2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 168,428
Posted By tomotosoup
cheesy clamps

KTM uses the wire pinch clamps on those lines... make sure the hose is all the way on the stem, then make sure the clamp is past/over the stem end. Pinch it open a few times and make sure it seats...
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2011, 09:35 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 168,428
Posted By tomotosoup
Validated

Alright Al,

I will doubt no more... Alejandra and the bike, very nice.

cheers
Forum: Road warriors 08-23-2011, 10:24 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 168,428
Posted By tomotosoup
Ride Video

Al, OK wheres Yudi? Still no pics. Don't make me ride down there! :rofl

Met up with Karna and his buddy last week, shot some video of us on one of the best roads (of many) here in L.A.

If you...
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2011, 10:08 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 168,428
Posted By tomotosoup
So Cal SMR Ride

Karna

Nice to meet you at the Store couple weeks back... sorry we didn't get to chat more but my group made a B-Line to lunch after I left. Drop me a PM next time your headed to the Store or the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2011, 11:20 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 168,428
Posted By tomotosoup
mapping etc

Karna

Full system was a figure of speech, and yeah I meant the cost of Wings slip-ons and ceramic coating on the headers. The bike ran fine with the Moto Box and Wings (quiet DB killers) and...
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2011, 09:47 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 168,428
Posted By tomotosoup
Track Time

Love this pic!
Ah yes, the "T" and the "R", decisions, decisions. Like Frosted Mini Wheats, the kid in you always wins. :clap
cheers, tomoto
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2011, 09:33 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 168,428
Posted By tomotosoup
Exhausting Debate

Take a hard look at Wings, Akra slip-ons $1300... Wings have (imo) excellent build quality, they sound and look awesome for around $750 (cant remember exactly). I think they ONLY build KTM exhaust,...
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 168,428
Posted By tomotosoup
KTM Mike Ride Pics

George

Great pics, thanks for sharing. Wow, riding with Jamie... still cant get over that.

Cheers
Forum: Road warriors 07-31-2011, 08:47 AM
Replies: 812
Views: 168,428
Posted By tomotosoup
Question

Does any one know of a good cleaner for Carbon Fiber parts? I noticed some CF parts seem to have a clear coat on them and some don't. The cleared parts are easy to clean of course, but I'm having a...
Forum: Road warriors 07-31-2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 812
Views: 168,428
Posted By tomotosoup
Very Cool

Hey Mike

Great stuff about Jamie, thats just awesome. I'm originally from back East and I have great memories of him from Loudon, Mid-Ohio and Road Atlanta. I have quite a few T's with him on em...
Forum: Road warriors 07-30-2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 168,428
Posted By tomotosoup
Jamie James... Damn

Most important... who's friends with Jamie James? KTM Mike? How awesome is that, you got to ride with him. He's a legend, what a great opportunity. Very cool. Spent many a years cheering him on track...
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2011, 05:21 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 168,428
Posted By tomotosoup
When Talent Out-Weighs Horse Power

Well if you could clone yourself, and one of you was on an SMR and the other a Multi? Lets see, the stock SMR is about 100 at the wheel (give or take) and the Multi is ball park 140!! at the wheel, I...
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2011, 10:05 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 168,428
Posted By tomotosoup
Places to spend

Looks like KTM USA has switched to a new site, the list of accessories is much smaller now.
<a href="http://www.ktm.com/us/supermoto/990-sm-r-usa/powerparts.html" target="_blank"> SMR Hard Parts...
Forum: Road warriors 07-13-2011, 10:46 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 168,428
Posted By tomotosoup
SMR with Sprinkles

Hey Mike

Here ya go mate. From www.ktm-parts.com. 304-932-0437 Call Now!

<a...
Forum: Road warriors 07-03-2011, 11:21 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 168,428
Posted By tomotosoup
How-To Cage a Nut

Hey Mike,

Thanks for the compliments on the How-To-Site.

I cant believe you had the same issue, regarding the cage nut. Arrgh, what a drag that was, talk about testing ones patience. Someone...
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2011, 12:44 AM
Replies: 812
Views: 168,428
Posted By tomotosoup
Fuel

Yes thats miles. Don't get too excited, 150 would be every drop of a completely full tank, just casual commuting. I might have been a little generous with that # in hindsight. 130 might be more...
Forum: Road warriors 06-21-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 168,428
Posted By tomotosoup
Allow me to clarify

Howdy Mate, welcome to the party.
Regarding Wings exhaust, the owner of that company told me that if I used the smallest set of DB Killers (quietest) I would NOT have to re-map. If I used the louder...
Forum: Road warriors 06-21-2011, 02:44 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 168,428
Posted By tomotosoup
Some dudes opinion.

1. The SMR has no fueling issues that I'm aware of.
2. Your saying the power delivery is not smooth on a stock SMR? That is subjective, but I respect your opinion. Those two devices would only be...
Forum: Road warriors 06-15-2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 812
Views: 168,428
Posted By tomotosoup
Saavy

Looks like you have full command of colored typography and have mastered the art of Smilie usage. What else is there? Your good-to-go. :bow
Forum: Road warriors 06-15-2011, 10:16 AM
Replies: 812
Views: 168,428
Posted By tomotosoup
Eifel Kenifel

FYI SMR 990 owners

Speaking of wheelies... I noticed that if you ride a wheelie while on reserve it is more than likely to kick it off reserve. It takes quite some time for it to reset, BUT when...
Forum: Road warriors 06-14-2011, 09:45 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 168,428
Posted By tomotosoup
A Twitch in Time

Mike

I believe you mate, like I said "Everything I'd Read". I never threw a leg over one. It was on my short list when I was ready to buy, but the price tag was a bit steep I thought. Anyway I...
Forum: Road warriors 06-14-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 168,428
Posted By tomotosoup
Dorso Demo

Everything I read, reviews etc. pointed to the bike being too aggressive on the sport setting. Very responsive and quick off the throttle, to the point that it was suggested that mode only be used...
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 812
Views: 168,428
Posted By tomotosoup
As compared to...

Its all perception. We compare the throttle in hand to every throttle we own or have owned. Thats why you get extreme opposite opinions like, "Best ever" to, "So bad it almost killed me".

For me...
Forum: Road warriors 06-10-2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 168,428
Posted By tomotosoup
Just Like Paradise

Sounds like were gonna see some good pics. :eek1 Remember its appropriate for the site as long as there is a motorcycle in the picture, even if its barely visible way off in the background.
Cheers
Forum: Road warriors 06-10-2011, 02:44 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 168,428
Posted By tomotosoup
The Crest

Yeah the Motobox is a killer mod hands-down. Real small audience for this bike and no luck on CL except for charity request. I guess we were meant to stay together!

Went up to Newcombs last...
Forum: Road warriors 06-10-2011, 11:42 AM
Replies: 812
Views: 168,428
Posted By tomotosoup
Al Would love to see some pics, put some up...

Al
Would love to see some pics, put some up when ya have time. Sounds like an interesting place to say the least.
Tomoto
Forum: Road warriors 06-09-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 168,428
Posted By tomotosoup
And then there were three.

My recent post (about 2 back) with the youTube video pretty much hits the nail on the head. What he says rings true. I own the SMR, but I don't think I would be unhappy with any of these bikes. They...
Forum: Road warriors 06-09-2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 812
Views: 168,428
Posted By tomotosoup
FI Issues

I'm blown away when I hear people talk about the FI on the 990''s. I read all kind of horror stories like yours. It's confusing because my bike's FI is spot on, quite seamless, I never really think...
Forum: Road warriors 06-08-2011, 11:19 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 168,428
Posted By tomotosoup
3-Way SM Comparo

Very Nice... and the SMR remains king of the looney's. Notice the bike on one wheel at the end of the video, oh yeah. :brow

Hyper-Dorso-SMR Comparo (http://youtu.be/xyIhqt7B3Zs)
Forum: Road warriors 06-08-2011, 10:59 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 168,428
Posted By tomotosoup
Screen n stuff

Al

The screen seemed like a good purchase, it wasn't too expensive. It doesn't look bad either. I cant say I noticed a difference with it on, but any deflection is better than none.

I saw the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-08-2011, 09:53 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 168,428
Posted By tomotosoup
SMR 990 reviews

Not everything written about the SMR 990 is positive. The bike is unique to say the least. It appears its sister bike, the SMT is more widely accepted and understood. Maybe its the T that makes the R...
Forum: Road warriors 06-08-2011, 09:15 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 168,428
Posted By tomotosoup
SMR Pics

A few more pics of my SMR
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/app/SMR/pix/smr01a.jpg

http://www.ladowntownnews.com/app/SMR/pix/smr02a.jpg

http://www.ladowntownnews.com/app/SMR/pix/smr03a.jpg
...
Forum: Road warriors 06-08-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 168,428
Posted By tomotosoup
Seat

turtle

The stock SMT seat should bolt right on, no mods necessary. The SMT seat is more comfortable for long hauls, but remember it is dished out, so you will sit lower in the bike, and you loose...
Forum: Road warriors 06-08-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 168,428
Posted By tomotosoup
Yeah I had it on topic for a page or two, then ya...

Yeah I had it on topic for a page or two, then ya know it went South and never came back. I cant even find those pages anymore there are so many. I thought that fence looked familiar, sweet. I'll put...
Forum: Road warriors 06-08-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 168,428
Posted By tomotosoup
2010 KTM SMR 990 Specs

Any good bike thread needs some base specs right?

Overview

After being out of the lineup for two years, KTM's big-bore supermoto SMR is back, this time with a 999cc V-Twin engine instead of the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-08-2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 168,428
Posted By tomotosoup
So Be It

Yeah I just looked back at the other thread "950 Supermoto Chronicles", things huge, and mostly related to the Carb'd 950's. For the few people in the world that have this bike, I guess we deserve...
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