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Old 01-15-2008, 02:08 AM   #346
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I don't mean to rain on your parade, but you do know the new 990 SM has a bigger tank......don't you?

Sorry, going of thread.....and what a great thread it is.
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Old 01-15-2008, 02:08 AM   #347
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I don't mean to rain on your parade, but you do know the new 990 SM has a bigger tank......don't you?

Sorry, going off thread.....and what a great thread it is.
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Old 01-15-2008, 03:20 AM   #348
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"It's a BIG twin, why doesn't it sound like a Big twin?"....UGH! He was right, that will have to be fixed.
Which Big Twin, and why does it have to be louder? I'm interested in what you hope to gain.

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I only get 150kms before this beast hits reserve. So I will have to fill up everyday.
You should be getting more than that before the fuel light comes on. There is a knurled fuel tap on the bottom corner on each side of the tank. Make sure each is fully open.
IIRC the fuel tank holds 4.6 gallons. Even at a pessimistic 30mpg that gives a theoretical 140ish miles before running out.
I know that I have travelled 30 miles on mine after the fuel light came on, so I wouldn't worry too much about running out of fuel.
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Old 01-15-2008, 11:36 PM   #349
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Hi Johnmacmat, Thanks for the info on the tank capacity, I will check it out when I get it back from the shop.

As for the "louder" thing.....I love the sound of a big twin (eg. Ducati 996 with akra mufflers). I'm sure I'm not alone. Also, when I used to commute to work on my R1 (standard ultra quiet pipes), the amount of F$@#%^ car drivers who tried to merge into my lane and practically on top of me was scarey! I ended up putting a nice and noisey aftermarket muffler on that beast. When some four wheeled fool tried to merge ontop of me after that, a quick 'blip' of the throttle soon woke them from their stupor...(thank god).

I know it's not politically or maybe even leagally correct but I am a big believer in "loud pipes save lives".

Cheers!
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Old 01-16-2008, 03:48 AM   #350
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I know it's not politically or maybe even leagally correct but I am a big believer in "loud pipes save lives".
I've always found situational awareness and bike/rider visibility a lot more effective.

I like a bike to have a 'fruity' exhaust note too, but I've found that I can travel a lot faster on a relatively quiet bike.

Stealth is where it's at. Folks in the countryside don't notice a fast bike as much as they notice a noisy bike. Also, when you do get pulled over by 'the Man', he's more likely to cut you some slack, if he doesnt associate you with the squid that tears past his house at 06 30 in the morning waking his kids up.

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Old 01-19-2008, 11:03 AM   #351
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anyone tried these on an SM? look similar to the sync but, the tread looks a bit more agressive.
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Old 01-19-2008, 02:36 PM   #352
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Well they look cool, that's enough to convince me I need a pair. I just need the Dymags to go with them!

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Old 01-19-2008, 02:50 PM   #353
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I just need the Dymags to go with them!
Ahhh Carbon Dymags....those are the business!!
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Old 01-20-2008, 04:46 PM   #354
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Ahhh Carbon Dymags....those are the business!!
not worth 4 bills!
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Old 01-21-2008, 07:24 AM   #355
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not worth 4 bills!
Of course not....but there still way cool!
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Old 01-27-2008, 06:43 PM   #356
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950sm export BAN

a footnote for you all -- I attended a local KTM dealer open house yesterday in the great Northwest and spoke with a 'factory rep', who informed me that, due to the declining value of the U.S. dollar, that KTM will no longer be exporting KTM 950sm models to the U.S.A. Evidently the sales volumes don't justify the losses KTM is experiencing because of the continuing decline of our $$$. However, other models have not been affected at this time.

It's a sad note that our economy and declining $$$ is resulting in these kinds of decisions regarding such awsome products as the 'KTM 950sm'.

On the other hand, as a result, the 'value' of your 950sm just went UP!

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Old 01-27-2008, 08:44 PM   #357
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When they do ship them, they sit on the sales floor. When they don't ship them, we all gnash our teeth. Humans are amazing. (I'm guilty of this too)

However, I hope your right about increase in value. I hope it gets valuable enouph that someone will trade me an SE for my SM. But I ain't holdin my breath.
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Old 01-27-2008, 10:10 PM   #358
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Old 01-28-2008, 05:41 AM   #359
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.... that KTM will no longer be exporting KTM 950sm models to the U.S.A. Evidently the sales volumes don't justify the losses KTM is experiencing because of the continuing decline of our $$$. However, other models have not been affected at this time.
The one thing that doesn't make a lot of sense about the above is that based on personal observation (granted relatively small sample) and internet interest group activity (larger, but by no means definitive) I'd guess that KTM sold quite a few more SMs than SEs or SDs. But I guess the real impact to the company is unsold units.

I suspect that a higher percentage of SEs were sold (compared to how many were brought in); but I wouldn't guess that about the SD. Then again, maybe because the SD is more important to KTM growing it's street line and it being a newer bike, they're more willing to stay with it longer.

So it goes. I'm glad I have mine.
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Old 01-28-2008, 06:16 PM   #360
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So it goes. I'm glad I have mine
You are right. What was I thinking? I have every reason to hang on to it even tighter now.

So I have to find some other way to get my hands on that SE someday.
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