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Old 09-10-2013, 01:18 PM   #661
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Hello from the UK..

I'm looking at a used 2010 990SMR..
Haven't ridden one but can't imagine them being disappointing..
Is there anything in particular that I should look out for as its a private sale ??
Importantly for me it already has the akro's and has been mapped correctly..

I've had a Superduke R and currently have an RC8R and both have seat pads made of concrete, I'm guessing the SMR shares the same ass-numbing seat ??

Any pointers would be welcome..

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Nobsta !!
mine's been pretty trouble free - depending on the mileage I'd just wanna see oil changes and maybe valve check. I do 200-350 miles without my arse aching, I think the biggest issue is wind fatigue, especially at supralegal speeds. on most good roads I'm too busy riding the bike to feel my butt or the wind. I do have the KTM windscreen, which helps a lot, especially in the winter.

that said, I did just buy (haven't received it yet) a Seat Concepts seat for mine, just to see if I like it. It's supposed to be a tad taller than the OEM SMR seat. If I like it I can sell the stocker, or if I don't I can flip the SC unit. Good luck with your deal!

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Old 09-10-2013, 01:22 PM   #662
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I have a 2010 SMR and found the stock seat to be OK for me. For comparison the stock seat on my 690r enduro was a brick. The only problem I have had with my SMR was an immobilizer failure-the immobilizer is part of the coded key security system. One morning it simply would not even turn over because the system had failed somehow and the bike was basically bricked. Thanks to inmates here I discovered a way around the immobilizer system by using a 2008 990 superduke ecu. This was in June and I am still waiting for a new immobilizer to arrive! No worries since I am happily riding the bike-otherwise I would be really really upset! Besides that the bike has been fine and a blast to ride, although it may be going bye-bye if I decide to get the 1190r Adventure.
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Old 09-12-2013, 05:48 PM   #663
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Old 09-13-2013, 06:18 PM   #664
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Anybody looking to trade or sell their SMR or SMT? I'm trying to sell my 919 so that I can find something taller.
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Old 09-20-2013, 07:28 PM   #665
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Just ordered a shim kit. Planning on checking valves in the next 1000 miles or so. You guys that have done it, are yours still in spec or did you need to swap shims? Looks like an all day project, at least the first time.
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Old 09-22-2013, 11:17 AM   #666
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Just ordered a shim kit. Planning on checking valves in the next 1000 miles or so. You guys that have done it, are yours still in spec or did you need to swap shims? Looks like an all day project, at least the first time.
I think mine were in spec although I agonized over the definition of "slight drag." I could just squeeze in the largest straight blade feeler.

Tear down to check is pretty quick although I wasted a bunch of time on two silly items. 1) loosen all four clamps to remove the throttle bodies the first time. 2) don't remove the throttle cables, just bungy the whole assembly to the handle bars.
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Old 09-28-2013, 07:49 PM   #667
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I think mine were in spec although I agonized over the definition of "slight drag." I could just squeeze in the largest straight blade feeler.

Tear down to check is pretty quick although I wasted a bunch of time on two silly items. 1) loosen all four clamps to remove the throttle bodies the first time. 2) don't remove the throttle cables, just bungy the whole assembly to the handle bars.
Thanks, appreciate it. I'd be curious to know what percentage of bikes are within spec when the valves are checked. Thumpers aside, I've never had to make much of an adjustment on Japanese bikes.
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A little bit off topic but today I finally saw and sat on the 1190 Adventure R. Decided to keep my SMR! Did not get to ride the 1190 due to weather, but the bike seemed very large and heavy compared to the SMR. So SMR-1, 1190 Adventure R-0. Of course there is the 1290 SuperDuke R on the horizon....., but for now the SMR still rules.
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Old 09-28-2013, 08:11 PM   #669
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Old 10-04-2013, 07:29 PM   #670
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My SMR is going to get sold to make room for the new 1290 Superduke R, but it looks like that will be next spring at the earliest so probably not going to work for you. Also I am a long way away from you. I am sure you can find an SMR closer to home! Love my SMR and decided against the 1190 Adventure R, but the new 1290 is just too tempting!!
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Old 10-05-2013, 05:37 PM   #672
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My SMR is going to get sold to make room for the new 1290 Superduke R, but it looks like that will be next spring at the earliest so probably not going to work for you. Also I am a long way away from you. I am sure you can find an SMR closer to home! Love my SMR and decided against the 1190 Adventure R, but the new 1290 is just too tempting!!
Thanks for the info; I sent you a PM with my info.
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Old 10-17-2013, 02:36 PM   #673
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Thanks, appreciate it. I'd be curious to know what percentage of bikes are within spec when the valves are checked. Thumpers aside, I've never had to make much of an adjustment on Japanese bikes.

Hi Craig,
I'm trying to remember if I had to change a shim on this 990.
I've had 5 KTM's that all use the same shim set. I know I changed some on both 950's, & the 690 & the 530, but I just can't remember for sure whether I just checked them on the 990 SM-R, or actually had to change one. Either way, it's not difficult or time consuming if you have a good magnet for the buckets, and a short metric torque wrench for the cam bearings.






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Old 10-25-2013, 07:40 PM   #674
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SMR ftw!
Craig if you do your valve check at your house let me know I'll come over and help. I've have any tool you could ever possibly want and I mean any tool. Just tell me what to bring and when and I'll be there.

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Old 10-29-2013, 05:48 AM   #675
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Have any of you guys with slip-on's (I have the Leo's) changed your fueling map? Did it make any difference, actual dyno results or SOP (seat of pants) difference? Also, I haven't done any mods, but was thinking about removing the secondarys while I have it apart for the valve adjustment. Any opinions?
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