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Old 11-08-2012, 06:48 PM   #7966
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Lowered Suspension

Well after lowering the bike (SPS did the work) last winter and riding it all year i have to say i enjoy the 950SM much better now. The bike just handles better with correct springs and valving for sport riding and the lowering just adds to it. I grunted after spending so much $$$$ on the suspension re-work, but it was worth every $.

Bike just leans and turns so much better and i find i am dragging knee all over the place that i didn't before. If you are thinking about a winter project and you haven't put any $$ into suspension i would recommend it.
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:09 PM   #7967
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How much did you have it lowered?
How much shorter is the shock now?
Did the shock and the forks get lowered internally, or did you just slide the forks thru the triples to match the new rear ride height?
SPS ( is Superlush?)
Is it neccessary to do valving etc? Or will they simply do the lowering and leave valving alone. I find that all out suspension performance is rally wasted on my street bikes. Even at stock height, riding like a maniac on Bridgestone 023's, dragging knee from VA to TN, I can't outride the stock suspension. I think the valving is good enough for what I do with it.....and I don't plan to race or trackday the KTM so all out performance isn't that important to me....for that I have racebikes. I would rather just have it lowered and ride it.

What was the damage if you don't mind me asking?
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:31 PM   #7968
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How much did you have it lowered?
How much shorter is the shock now?
Did the shock and the forks get lowered internally, or did you just slide the forks thru the triples to match the new rear ride height?
SPS ( is Superlush?)
Is it neccessary to do valving etc? Or will they simply do the lowering and leave valving alone. I find that all out suspension performance is rally wasted on my street bikes. Even at stock height, riding like a maniac on Bridgestone 023's, dragging knee from VA to TN, I can't outride the stock suspension. I think the valving is good enough for what I do with it.....and I don't plan to race or trackday the KTM so all out performance isn't that important to me....for that I have racebikes. I would rather just have it lowered and ride it.

What was the damage if you don't mind me asking?
My biggest complaint was height (30 inch inseam) and bike wallowing in higher speed turns. Front end seemed to want to push out in tight technical turns. All were prior to getting work done. Yes SPS is SuperPlush and i chose to have mine revalved to tighten up the bikes travel and lowered internally. Forks are back at the normal position on the triple trees.

I don't have my notes with me at this moment, but i seem to recall i lowered the forks and shock about 3/4 to 1". Rear spring was fine and re-useable, but forks required custom cut shorted spring for my weight (200 lbs) and both ends were re-valved.

It's not cheap, but i was close to selling the bike due to the suspension. It's now closer to a SuperDuke than and SM. I raised the pegs as well.
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:31 PM   #7969
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Lowering

I shortened the shock to yield 1 1/2" lowering. Used stock spring no revalving. Just slid forks up in clamps about 1/2" to balance out the front. I went a little stiffer on the front springs for my weight and to reduce dive when breaking--not due to the lowering. I also removed a shim from the from the valve stack to lighten the dampening up a little. I am about 190#. I have been very happy with this set up

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Old 11-12-2012, 04:10 AM   #7970
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950 SM carbon fibre wheels

im selling my 950 SM carbon fibre wheels in flea market. best perfromance upgrade you can do to your SM.
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:48 AM   #7971
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Can't find your fs post

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Old 11-12-2012, 12:00 PM   #7972
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Ooooh! Nice wheels gkaan!

Here's another video from Colorado. More pavement this time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9v9NF5rtf4Y
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:20 PM   #7973
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Can't find your fs post

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Old 11-12-2012, 06:27 PM   #7974
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New Ducati HyperMotard...

Interesting?

http://www.ducatiusa.com/bikes/hyper...otard/index.do
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:30 PM   #7975
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Nice looking set of wheels. Wish I had the cash, good luck with the sale.

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Old 11-12-2012, 06:46 PM   #7976
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New Ducati HyperMotard...

Interesting?

http://www.ducatiusa.com/bikes/hyper...otard/index.do
Look at the Hyperstrada...a KTM 950/990 SM/T dupe in every way

http://www.ducatiusa.com/bikes/hypermotard/hyperstrada/index.do
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:12 PM   #7977
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SuperDuke 1190

This should be a beast

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/news...uke-spy-photo/


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Edit correction 1290 cc 150 HP
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:49 AM   #7978
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:24 AM   #7979
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:53 PM   #7980
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I wonder if those forks will make it onto a production SD1290 here in the US... Looks very sweet to my eye.
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