ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Road warriors
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-06-2009, 10:20 PM   #2026
aeronaut
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Central MD, USA
Oddometer: 421
Quote:
Originally Posted by OldBastard
I'm a new 950 Supermoto owner. I opted for the full Ti exhaust system and am pretty happy. The thing is going on a diet now.

Anyone have any track experience / recommendations?
Did my first track day on my SM last week. Great fun. Several others on here have 950SM track day experience also.

I'd expect that removing any significant weight from the 950SM is going to be quite costly. I weighed mine on calibrated scales, 1/2 tank of fuel, and it showed 428lbs, IIRC.
aeronaut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2009, 01:13 AM   #2027
Limitless
Adventurer
 
Joined: May 2008
Location: Cape Town
Oddometer: 21
Just realised my last post should have been aimed at prov83 not aeronaut, sorry pal. Late night in front of the pc maybe a little too much


wpbarlow and doctor_big, lovely roads by the look of things, man I miss riding in the States. Give it a handfull for me!

__________________
2008 Buell XB9SX (SOLD)
2006 KTM 950 SM (SOLD)

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Limitless is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2009, 07:25 AM   #2028
nattyMo
Studly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Location: Baltimore Md
Oddometer: 591
Thanks for the vid Walter. Reminds me of my local roads north of Bmore. Looks like a ton-o-fun.
nattyMo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2009, 10:34 AM   #2029
900rider
Studly Adventurer
 
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: Meadville, PA
Oddometer: 641
Crash bars

Anyone ever thing about fitting crash bars on a SM?

I asked the guys at Twisted Throttle (at the Americade rally) if the 950 ADV crash bars would fit and they said that they'd tried, and no, they don't.

Additionally, Id love to have some place to mount a couple highway pegs for those looooooong days. I use the passenger pegs to help give my feet someplace new to hang out, but a more forward position would be great as well.

Anyone try this, or do it?
900rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2009, 02:14 PM   #2030
Chuckracer
Jerkus Maximus
 
Chuckracer's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Location: Lowville, NY
Oddometer: 7,457
I use R&G Frame Sliders on mine for this purpose. They're a tad short and could use some friction tape, but they're workable.
__________________
2005.5 KTM 950 Adventure http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1004633
2001 Scorpa SY250
Chuckracer is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2009, 02:39 PM   #2031
900rider
Studly Adventurer
 
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: Meadville, PA
Oddometer: 641
Got any pics of the R&G's?
900rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2009, 03:59 PM   #2032
MotoSteve
Functioning Motard
 
MotoSteve's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2008
Location: CA
Oddometer: 363
Thumb

Check out the renazco website for pricing. http://www.renazco.com/pricing.cfm I think if the seat is in good condition you can expect to pay close to retail. Maybe know $50 bucks off for a clean one. More if it's see some hard miles. It's worth it as otherwise you would have to get on a 3-6month wait list and give up your own seat for the rebuild(like I did). If you could get one now and not have to wait, that would be a score!

FYI, talked with James a few weeks ago and he said he had built seat in like new condition he was going to sell. It is black sued and slightly lower than stock. You could give him a call and see if he still has it or another like it.

Love my Renazco, you will too.



Quote:
Originally Posted by Craiginwi
Now that I have your attention!!
My bike finally showed up from LA and I have a lead on a used renazco seat. What's a reasonable price to offer for one of these that is in top condition? I gave the guy an offer but I'm not sure if I'm going to insult him or not. He says it looks just like this one:

http://www.renazco.com/_gallery_imag...O&x=1024&y=768

I haven't seen his pictures yet but am waiting. Let me know your thoughts on what is reasonable.

Thanks,

Craig
__________________
KTM 950sm, Rattler 110.
MotoSteve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2009, 04:09 PM   #2033
MotoSteve
Functioning Motard
 
MotoSteve's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2008
Location: CA
Oddometer: 363
Speedo Accuracy??

Anyone run a GPS on there 950SM? I am wondering how accurate the Speedo is. I saw a magazine article(Motorcycle Consumer News Nov. 2005) that said it was clocked @ 60.2mph at an indicated 65mph. Is it really almost 5mph off?

www.mcnews.com/mcn/model_eval/200605-ktmadvsm.pdf

So this means I should really be going 5mph faster across the board...
__________________
KTM 950sm, Rattler 110.
MotoSteve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2009, 04:22 PM   #2034
wpbarlow OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jun 2003
Location: Central NJ
Oddometer: 10,004
Quote:
Originally Posted by MotoSteve
.... Is it really almost 5mph off?...
At that speed, mine is 3-4 mph optimistic. As much as 6mph over 70, and it pretty much stays that optimistic. Ditto my SE. Ditto the Adventure I had.
wpbarlow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2009, 06:33 PM   #2035
Chuckracer
Jerkus Maximus
 
Chuckracer's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Location: Lowville, NY
Oddometer: 7,457
Quote:
Originally Posted by 900rider
Got any pics of the R&G's?
Check out my ad in the classifieds for the bike (if you can find it, that is)...one of the picture links shows them.
__________________
2005.5 KTM 950 Adventure http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1004633
2001 Scorpa SY250
Chuckracer is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2009, 06:42 PM   #2036
Garry
Old and In The Way
 
Garry's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2005
Location: Murrysville, PA
Oddometer: 1,182
Quote:
Originally Posted by MotoSteve
Anyone run a GPS on there 950SM? I am wondering how accurate the Speedo is. I saw a magazine article(Motorcycle Consumer News Nov. 2005) that said it was clocked @ 60.2mph at an indicated 65mph. Is it really almost 5mph off?

www.mcnews.com/mcn/model_eval/200605-ktmadvsm.pdf

So this means I should really be going 5mph faster across the board...
I use a zumo 450 on my SMR. 69/70 indicated = 65 on the GPS.

It's closer than most bikes. Seems all my prior bikes were 10% optimistic.
__________________
2007 KTM 950 SM-R
2009 KTM 530 EXC
http://www.MotoRoads.net
Garry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2009, 08:15 PM   #2037
aeronaut
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Central MD, USA
Oddometer: 421
Quote:
Originally Posted by Garry
I use a zumo 450 on my SMR. 69/70 indicated = 65 on the GPS.

It's closer than most bikes. Seems all my prior bikes were 10% optimistic.
Using GPS once on my SM, I remember reading 7% optimistic on the bike speedo. That'd agree with Garry's findings of 70 indicated is a real 65.
aeronaut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2009, 09:04 AM   #2038
Craiginwi
Brew City Bomber
 
Craiginwi's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2009
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Oddometer: 31
Renazco seat

Thanks for the help on the seat. I just shot James an email. Hopefully one of you other guys didn't beat me to the punch.
As soon as I get a day off here I'll snap some pics of my new love. She looks different than any other I've seen. Not better...(who am I to judge) just different.
Craig

Quote:
Originally Posted by MotoSteve
Check out the renazco website for pricing. http://www.renazco.com/pricing.cfm I think if the seat is in good condition you can expect to pay close to retail. Maybe know $50 bucks off for a clean one. More if it's see some hard miles. It's worth it as otherwise you would have to get on a 3-6month wait list and give up your own seat for the rebuild(like I did). If you could get one now and not have to wait, that would be a score!

FYI, talked with James a few weeks ago and he said he had built seat in like new condition he was going to sell. It is black sued and slightly lower than stock. You could give him a call and see if he still has it or another like it.

Love my Renazco, you will too.
__________________
Old enough to know better but still too young to care...
Craiginwi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2009, 11:35 AM   #2039
Craiginwi
Brew City Bomber
 
Craiginwi's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2009
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Oddometer: 31
Renazco seat

James doesn't have the seat anymore. I hate the waiting game.
__________________
Old enough to know better but still too young to care...
Craiginwi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2009, 11:37 AM   #2040
MotoSteve
Functioning Motard
 
MotoSteve's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2008
Location: CA
Oddometer: 363
Thanks for the replies on the speedo accuracy. Now I know I can bump up my average cruising speed by 5mph.
__________________
KTM 950sm, Rattler 110.
MotoSteve is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 10:07 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014