Great thread and lots of awesome info - thanks guys.
First time I've seen it...shows how often I check in!!
Had a 950SM which I adored and so had to pony up for the SMR. Glad I did as it's a noticeably stronger overall package. Drove down to OC to get mine as the dealer there was much more aggressive and I got him to put on Akras and remap it. Baffles out! Music!!
A couple of little niggles:
- a also have a 690 enduro with a second set of wheels (17") and I got the suspension worked on. Huge improvement and it is now so good that it shows the relative 'weakness' of my SMR set up. I need a stiffer rear spring as it is a bit wallowy if I push it hard.
- do others suffer with the chain slap at 3-4k RPM? No biggie, but annoying sometimes. I have tried to cure it by playing with chain tightness, but can rarely cure it.
Rode mine up the coast to Point Reyes this morning. Perma-grin, as usual!