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Old 05-01-2009, 10:42 AM   #1531
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...Walter, I want one O them SD front fenders!
I put it on mainly to reduce spray in the winter months and intended to put the original back about now. However, I've noticed that the bike is more stable and smoother going as slow as 70-75 mph with the low fender, so I'm keeping it on even though I think the bike looks much better with the high fender (and yes, I know looking better is relative when talking about the 950SM ). I put the SM fender on the SE and think that bike looks so much better with it than with the stock SE fender.
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Old 05-01-2009, 11:04 AM   #1532
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Just Bob +1 on that. When I got my bike I noticed that at low RPMS and around a steady 35 mph or so the bike had a slight surge. When I took it in for the first service that is exactly what they did and it solved the problem. Still running stock cans and jetting (hoping to get some Wings this summer) and the bike has been a champ. I did de-sas it but was too lazy to remove the rear cannister in the tail.
I thought that you shouldn't remove the SAS system and still run the catalytic converters??? I thought they needed the extra air to function
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Old 05-01-2009, 06:07 PM   #1533
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I'm not sure. The bike doesn't run any different really otherwise. The dealer removed it when I had my fuel tank replaced and had some issues with it starting after that when it was hot. Never had a problem since. I think that carbon builds up in cats over time anyway and they basically lose their effectiveness at some point. Maybe it will happen quicker? I'm probably going to swap the stock for some wings in the next month so I'm not too concerned.
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Old 05-01-2009, 06:09 PM   #1534
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Walter, that is nice to have different bikes to choose from. I don't have a garage (had to store at my sis' house this winter) so I can only have one bike at a time right now. I'm glad it feels like several though. Great choice in my opinion if you can only have one.
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Old 05-01-2009, 10:03 PM   #1535
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Thumb LV Cans sound great

Been really surprised at how good my SMR sounds with LV cans. I took the dB killers out and OMG, quite alot louder. I also think I might have lost a little low to mid punch with the db killers removed. I think they need to go back in, but boy does it sound good.
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Old 05-02-2009, 02:34 AM   #1536
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Could you 950SM owners do me a favour please? My bike has a vibration problem which I'm trying to find. I just grabbed the rear sprocket and there is some for and aft play, which I expected to be between the cush drives. But mine isnt like that its metal hitting metal??? Can you see what yours is like please.
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Old 05-02-2009, 05:52 AM   #1537
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Been really surprised at how good my SMR sounds with LV cans. I took the dB killers out and OMG, quite alot louder. I also think I might have lost a little low to mid punch with the db killers removed. I think they need to go back in, but boy does it sound good.
That's my take too. Great sound/tone with the inserts out, but too loud for use around civilization. I had mine out recently and put them back in for my trip last weekend.
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Old 05-02-2009, 07:58 AM   #1538
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My take as well. I pull them out of my Akro's once in a while and it sounds cool, but I'm too self-conscious about the racket so I put them back in.

Taipan, my rear sprocket has a little play just like you described.
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Old 05-02-2009, 01:26 PM   #1539
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I got all inspired today and mounted my SE inner fender

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=460071

...and while I was into it, I cut 1/2" off the handlebars.

Haven't ridden it yet (tomorrow), but sitting on it in the garage it feels like a good difference. Glad I didn't go 3/4" though as my KTM Enduro handguards barely fit back on the bars.
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Old 05-02-2009, 04:48 PM   #1540
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Adv dash

Has anyone thought of or tried to put an Adventure dash on an SM? The speedo looks to be the same and the tach is a real tach. The set up could also be too big. I don't have access to one to compare it.
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Old 05-02-2009, 07:56 PM   #1541
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Steering Damper Options...

I want to install a steering damper on my '06 KTM 950sm. So far I can only find 2 options:

Scotts: http://www.scottsperformance.com/Sta...SM&BI_ID=71049

and

Emig: http://www.ktmtwins.com/950supermoto...-evo2-kit.html

Both are pricey as you have to buy the tripple clamps and mounts.

Has anyone mounted a damper on there 950sm?

Are there other brands or mounting options available?

You would think ohlins, gpr or the like would make one to fit the best bike ever.
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Old 05-02-2009, 09:06 PM   #1542
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I want to install a steering damper on my '06 KTM 950sm. So far I can only find 2 options:

Scotts: http://www.scottsperformance.com/Sta...SM&BI_ID=71049

and

Emig: http://www.ktmtwins.com/950supermoto...-evo2-kit.html

Both are pricey as you have to buy the tripple clamps and mounts.

Has anyone mounted a damper on there 950sm?

Are there other brands or mounting options available?

You would think ohlins, gpr or the like would make one to fit the best bike ever.
I was all ready to plunk down the cash on the Scotts this past Friday then got a $800 bill for auto repairs I wasn't expecting.... guess I'll be waiting a bit for the damper. I'll be interested in hearing other options for the SMR/SE too. I'd prefer not to have to use an under bar mount as I feel the stock bars are high enough as it is, 20-25mm higher doesn't sound wonderful.

Thanks all
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Old 05-02-2009, 09:38 PM   #1543
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It is expensive...

25mm is less than an inch and I'm 6'6", so not too worried about the raise. The Scotts look great, just wondering if there is a less expensive yet effective option.

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I was all ready to plunk down the cash on the Scotts this past Friday then got a $800 bill for auto repairs I wasn't expecting.... guess I'll be waiting a bit for the damper. I'll be interested in hearing other options for the SMR/SE too. I'd prefer not to have to use an under bar mount as I feel the stock bars are high enough as it is, 20-25mm higher doesn't sound wonderful.

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Old 05-03-2009, 03:22 AM   #1544
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My take as well. I pull them out of my Akro's once in a while and it sounds cool, but I'm too self-conscious about the racket so I put them back in.

Taipan, my rear sprocket has a little play just like you described.
Thanks for checking. Is your play damped as if the wheel is hitting rubber or does it clocnk like say tapping a screwdriver handle on the wheel rim, if you see what I mean?
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Old 05-03-2009, 03:50 AM   #1545
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I want to install a steering damper on my '06 KTM 950sm. So far I can only find 2 options:

Scotts: http://www.scottsperformance.com/Sta...SM&BI_ID=71049

and

Emig: http://www.ktmtwins.com/950supermoto...-evo2-kit.html

Both are pricey as you have to buy the tripple clamps and mounts.

Has anyone mounted a damper on there 950sm?

Are there other brands or mounting options available?

You would think ohlins, gpr or the like would make one to fit the best bike ever.

FYI, I had a strong desire for a steering damper also. But, once I installed lower and more forward handlebars, and revalved/resprung forks, I never find myself wishing I had a steering damper.
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