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Old 02-23-2010, 10:57 PM   #1
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Thumb The big KTM 990 SMT thread -- riders check in w/ photo!

There are a couple of 990 SMT threads floating around already; I'm starting this one as a ADVrider home base for SMT riders to swap technical advice, etc. like the other single-bike threads.

Other SMT or SMT-related threads on ADVrider include:

AVAILABILITY IN USA
2010 KTM USA bringing 990SMT, 990SMR, RC8R and Superduke
2010 990 SM comming to US?
WHAT is going on with KTM/N.A.
Anyone in the USA have a KTM 990SM-T?

PHOTOS
KTM 990 SMT pics thread
More 990 SMT Photos

COMPARED TO OTHER BIKES
KTM 990SMT vs Tiger 1050 ABS
KTM 950 Supermoto or 990 SMT?
Please contrast 990 ADV and 990 SMT
Tiger -or- Uly -or- SM-T -or- other...
KTM 990 SM T vs. Ducati Multistrada 1200!
Need help: to buy 990 SMT or wait for Ducati MS1200?

RIDE REPORTS
KTM 990 SMT + 7 days + Austrian & Italian Alps = FUN!
Nara and Shikoku, Japan ride report: December 27-31, 2009

TECH QUESTIONS, PARTS, MAINTENANCE
KTM 990 SMT Motorcycle FUEL PUMP ???
KTM 990 SMT Rear Suspension
KTM 990 SMT Radiator Protection
Spoked wheels for KTM 990 SMT
Got Renazco seat for KTM 990 SMT!

GENERAL/MISCELLANEOUS
Ktm Smt990
SMT 990 Thoughts
New KTM Sport Tourer!!
KTM 990 SMT launched in europe

Looking forward to seeing this thread grow... especially once KTM gets the SMT on sale in the States!

Oh, and here's my sign-in pic:



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Old 02-24-2010, 12:27 AM   #2
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Awesome post. Thanks for putting it all together for the rest of us--and nice f'ing bike!
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Old 02-25-2010, 01:46 AM   #3
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Hi, I only picked mine up a month ago, it's an 2009 demo. I wound a couple of turns of preload into the rear shock and set it to the sports setting, It feels like it is handling better than the 950SM that I had.
The extra power is fanfargintastic.

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Old 02-25-2010, 02:35 AM   #4
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Nice pipes, Guv!
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Old 03-01-2010, 09:08 AM   #5
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Old 03-01-2010, 09:07 PM   #6
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Hi, I only picked mine up a month ago, it's an 2009 demo. I wound a couple of turns of preload into the rear shock and set it to the sports setting, It feels like it is handling better than the 950SM that I had.
The extra power is fanfargintastic.

What bag is that on the back?? And on the one next to it?
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Old 03-01-2010, 10:57 PM   #7
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What bag is that on the back?? And on the one next to it?
The SMT bag is this one http://www.wolfmanluggage.com/Tail/peak_tail_bag.html

It is expensive but fits perfectly.

The Adv bag is http://www.ventura-bike.com/products.aspx?code=P0110
It is specially for the rack which takes bigger bags but the rack does need moding to fit with pannier racks.
There is a bit more on it here http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=522081
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Old 04-04-2010, 07:17 PM   #8
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BUMP. I know the 990 SMT is on sale in America now; someone posted on another forum that he bought one a week or two ago.

So, any inmates riding a shiny new SMT?
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Old 04-23-2011, 11:35 AM   #9
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Old 08-18-2011, 01:09 AM   #10
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Hi mates!
I've been riding the SMT for 2 seasons, covered more than 22k kms and now I have some issues with electronics.
Wanted to ask maybe somebody also had this and knows the cure:
First I had the meltdown of the boardcomputer wiring which then caused my battery to have 0 voltage and this was almost in the middle of nowhere in Sweden on my way to Nordkapp around a month ago, so I had to turn back home :(
Now there is the problem with ambient temperature sensor (actually it was also when I had an issue with wiring, but now all the wires are ok), temp is being recalculated every 5-10 seconds and it recalculates in small numbers 0.1-0.2 degrees all the time. My dealer tried to install new sensor and it didn't help, problem remains, then tried to connect to computer - no errors shown. Any ideas???? I don't want to get stuck again in the middle of nowhere.
On the other side I love this bike it makes a perfect combination for me: SM-T for commuting, long distance on civilized roads and LC4 Adventure for off-road and bad roads traveling.

P.s. Anybody has an aftermarket seat on SM-T?

and here is a pic of my bike, clean and shinny
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Old 08-18-2011, 08:02 AM   #11
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Hi mates!
Now there is the problem with ambient temperature sensor (actually it was also when I had an issue with wiring, but now all the wires are ok), temp is being recalculated every 5-10 seconds and it recalculates in small numbers 0.1-0.2 degrees all the time.
How did your ambient temperature behave previously? My new SMT does exactly what you are describing with constant changing temperature, but on the move that makes sense. In my mind they shouldn't have shown the tenths, just the whole degrees, so it wouldn't change so much.
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How did your ambient temperature behave previously? My new SMT does exactly what you are describing with constant changing temperature, but on the move that makes sense. In my mind they shouldn't have shown the tenths, just the whole degrees, so it wouldn't change so much.
It started just after I had issues with wiring and battery, before I didn't recalculate so often. And it's not on the move only, while the motorcycle is parked - sensor still counting and even when the engine isn't running.
As I said I have the bike for some time already and before (when it was 16-17k km's on ODO) everything was alright.
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pick up and RC8 motor and make your own!
I was more thinking forged wheels and some monoblocs, maybe some flash paint. I'm thinking I don't need anymore power? Never thought I would say that but I rarely find myself needing any extra grunt.
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I've consumed the 27 pages prior. Any comparo on the SMT and the SM? I had and really enjoyed an 06 950 SM. got a little gremlin prone so I let her go, which still lingers in my mind (read wallet) when considering adding another KTM to the garage. Just curious if the larger tank and comfort seat are the main differences. (I've yet to ride an efi LC8 990 though)
I was trying to be budget friendly eyeballing vstroms, but the just don't peek my lust factor like the 'ol katooms.....
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I've consumed the 27 pages prior. Any comparo on the SMT and the SM? I had and really enjoyed an 06 950 SM. got a little gremlin prone so I let her go, which still lingers in my mind (read wallet) when considering adding another KTM to the garage. Just curious if the larger tank and comfort seat are the main differences. (I've yet to ride an efi LC8 990 though)
I was trying to be budget friendly eyeballing vstroms, but the just don't peek my lust factor like the 'ol katooms.....

1ST-IMHO, budget friendly and a motorcycle generally are not 2 things that go together unless you are talking an old XR small bore Honda single....farkles alone put $$$ on any bike like the Stroms and so forth...

I have not ridden an SM, but I understand from a buddy of mine who did have an SM that he likes my SM-T based on the ergonomics. I bought my SM-T used with 14K on the clock, and I can honestly say, it has been issue free thus far really. I know there are a couple things I need/want to do, but nothing that is currently keeping me from riding it.

As far as buying 1 bike while lusting for another( with practicality of $$$ maybe or maybe not spent), well, that is like being married to the soccer mom while you stare at a hot partying stripper chic...both have the ability to do things behind closed doors that you may not ever want to share or disclose...but that doesn't mean you don't think about it at all when you are in public and people look at you and what you are seated with....just a matter of priority I guess.
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