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Old 06-09-2012, 03:20 PM   #513
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Location: SF, CA
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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!
'15 KTM 1190S
'10 KTM 990SMR
'08 KTM 690E
'08 CBR 1000RR (Track)
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