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Old 06-25-2011, 01:52 PM   #76
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Put a deposit down on an 11 SMR. WooHoo! Pick it up next week. Can't wait
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Old 06-25-2011, 06:07 PM   #77
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Congrats... Just got mine the other day...

Hitting the crest tomorrow... Absolutely love the bike just dialed in the suspension... I'm guessing the exhaust is next... but 600 mile service wednesday...
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Old 06-25-2011, 06:59 PM   #78
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Also hittin ach manana, on my orange SD,and hopefully next week on a new SMR!
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Old 06-26-2011, 09:53 AM   #79
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Msrp?

To all the new SMR owners, are you folks paying MSRP for your bikes or are the dealers giving you a break on price?
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Old 06-26-2011, 12:35 PM   #80
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Colombia

If I told you want I payed in Colombia you,d shit your pants!
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Old 06-26-2011, 01:31 PM   #81
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13,000 plus tax, no set up or delivery fees. that's a lot of scratch. but you get a lot of great stuff for your money.
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Old 06-27-2011, 01:56 PM   #82
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Mr Jemm,
I was hoping a non-R 990 Supermoto rider would find us.
Will you please give me the part numbers of the left and right
"spoilers" mounted on the sides of gas tank including different color choices if any exist?
Are they painted, or are they raw polypropylene finish with decals added,
like many KTM side covers, fenders, and the like?
Hi Mike,
From KTM Parts Finder http://www.ktmpartfinder.com/
Black- 6260805100030
Orange- 626080510000
Only aware of back and orange. They're plain plastic without paint. I know cos I dropped her in the 1st week...

Thanks for the other info. I had a go and set the susp back to standard today- seems previous owner wanted it softer than standard, and it is now transformed! Really didn't expect that. And I am 100kg (220lb), so seemingly good over a range of weights.

With the 19l tank I've been getting high 140s to 160ish to light, although now I've got the confidence from better settings, this may well drop fast.

It was this tank that persuaded me to get the 990SM instead of an Adv, now that they're only 19.5, which is absurd. A.B.S.U.R.D. When I had the 950SMR, until I traded it, had debated swapping to non R tank for the extra. Don't think I could cope with less.

I think when I get the cans (almost certainly Wings), I'll stick to small DBK, so I can stay std map- it's losing heat and weight (with my belly, every other gram counts!) that I want most.
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Old 06-27-2011, 09:02 PM   #83
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maybe next year i can pick one up for 8500.00 ?
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Old 06-28-2011, 04:56 AM   #84
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To all the new SMR owners, are you folks paying MSRP for your bikes or are the dealers giving you a break on price?

$12,600 out the door from Ridersville Cycle in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia.
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Old 06-28-2011, 05:39 AM   #85
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Hi Mike,
From KTM Parts Finder http://www.ktmpartfinder.com/
Black- 6260805100030
Orange- 626080510000
Only aware of back and orange. They're plain plastic without paint. I know cos I dropped her in the 1st week...

Thanks for the other info. I had a go and set the susp back to standard today- seems previous owner wanted it softer than standard, and it is now transformed! Really didn't expect that. And I am 100kg (220lb), so seemingly good over a range of weights.

With the 19l tank I've been getting high 140s to 160ish to light, although now I've got the confidence from better settings, this may well drop fast.

It was this tank that persuaded me to get the 990SM instead of an Adv, now that they're only 19.5, which is absurd. A.B.S.U.R.D. When I had the 950SMR, until I traded it, had debated swapping to non R tank for the extra. Don't think I could cope with less.

I think when I get the cans (almost certainly Wings), I'll stick to small DBK, so I can stay std map- it's losing heat and weight (with my belly, every other gram counts!) that I want most.
Thanx for the help Mr Jemm.

Oh yeah, the White Power suspension is very responsive to adjustment.
Don't stop at standard . . . try everything . . . you can always go back.
And remember, the outdoor temperature will effect it greatly.
I had to back off on the damping (more clicks = less damping) in the winter time so it wouldn't beat me to death.



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Old 06-30-2011, 11:14 AM   #86
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Any Suspension Gods out here??

Got the SMR to be honest... finding it hard to dial in... anyone in LA that can help ?I had ohlins specialist put the suspension to the KTM Racing setting + set sag thinking it would deal with my weight better but it just removed most of the rear dampening .. I returned the bike back to stock... but still not feeling 100% bike still new.. 4 days old 600+ miles the mechanic was telling me the suspension needs to broken in before I tighten it up... whats your thoughts... also I've been feeling squeamish taking right hand corners... its as if the rear wheel skipping a little before engaging into the corner. I inspected the wheel there no nails or oil... and there no chicken strips... also Im 6' feet tall 230 pounds... yes I'm on the heavy side working on lightening that up... Also wondering per my older bikes the rear has always been little higher then the front... it seems the SMR either balanced or little lower... notice there no rear height adjustment option... please advise
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Old 06-30-2011, 01:13 PM   #87
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Well it,s worth a go!

Find the road with the most tight curves you can,then go up and down it so often you forget to think about the suspension!
Then you find it,ll be fine.It,s a new bike you may be over thinking it-I know I did
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Old 06-30-2011, 02:52 PM   #88
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Still waiting on my SMR. maybe this weekend? as far as the suspension goes, most KTM's are mis matched front to rear. My superduke was to soft in the rear and bit hard in the front. Most WP also suffers from to much high speed comp. damping, and to little high speed rebound damping. this really shows up on our rough roads here in So. Cal.
Race tech revalved my forks, and it helped a little. The suspension will "loosen" up a bit with a few more miles.
next time you in El Segundo come on by and I will see if I can help you out.
Regards; Tim
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Old 07-03-2011, 11:21 PM   #89
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How-To Cage a Nut

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Tomoto,

What a professional effort! Excellent job!

I see you went through the same cage nut fiasco that I did. I wonder if the factory tank installer ever figured out how much trouble he has caused by using a power tool where a hand tool should have been used gently (I guess that's how he did it).
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 on the assembly line needs to have his or her torque wrench revoked!

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Old 07-04-2011, 04:48 AM   #90
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Is the akrapovic exhaust worth putting on. The slip on or full system? I do like the look better but is there a performance gain? How loud are they compared to stock, with/without baffels? Dealer will usually install and remap if I buy it at time of purchase. I also saw 2 different akra slip ons one for racing only with carbon fiber tips part # 6260509920 or the other which does not say for off road use part # 62505099000 which are you using? Thanks for any info...

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