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 06-20-2008, 09:33 AM   #571
JBird
Retriever
 
JBird's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2004
Location: Upstate, SC
Oddometer: 780
What exhausts are you guys happy with. I've seen plenty of the Akras and was thinking I might like something different. Anybody running Staintune??
__________________
JBird
KTM 1190R
KTM 950SMR
'08 Goldwing
'98 Golden Retriever
JBird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2008, 10:14 AM   #572
Garry
Old and In The Way
 
Garry's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2005
Location: Murrysville, PA
Oddometer: 1,152
I'm running Leo Vince aluminum cans as are more than a few here. They were quite an affordable option last year. I think they had a price jump for 2008. Still cheaper than Akras though.
__________________
2007 KTM 950 SM-R
2009 KTM 530 EXC
http://www.MotoRoads.net
Garry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2008, 10:42 AM   #573
TuonoRider
n00b
 
Joined: Dec 2007
Location: New Jersey
Oddometer: 6
Corbin Seat for SMR

I've had an SMR for a few months now and have put on 700 or so miles from weekend rides. Stock seat was a pain after first couple rides and ended up buying a corbin. They make one specifically for the SMR now. I was concerned about the weight given my previous experience with corbins and the size of the overall seat, but they used a lighter material and its not an issue (similar to stock seat). The seat shape is WAY better than stock and the seat looks great on the bike. Also you don't have to send in your stock seat to be upholstered.

Overall a thumbs up. Just wanted to pass along. Lots of great feedback in this sight from all you guys which I appreciate.
__________________
07 959 SM-R (in transit)
03 Tuono w/Tigs
TuonoRider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2008, 11:13 AM   #574
wpbarlow OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jun 2003
Location: Central NJ
Oddometer: 9,671
Quote:
Originally Posted by TuonoRider
I've had an SMR for a few months now and have put on 700 or so miles from weekend rides. ...Corbin...Overall a thumbs up....
Ok, you have to come to this ride tomorrow to

a) see what the 950SM is really about
b) let me try your seat
c) finally get a ride picture with two 950SMs in it!
wpbarlow is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2008, 11:14 AM   #575
Garry
Old and In The Way
 
Garry's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2005
Location: Murrysville, PA
Oddometer: 1,152
Quote:
Originally Posted by TuonoRider
I've had an SMR for a few months now and have put on 700 or so miles from weekend rides. Stock seat was a pain after first couple rides and ended up buying a corbin. They make one specifically for the SMR now. I was concerned about the weight given my previous experience with corbins and the size of the overall seat, but they used a lighter material and its not an issue (similar to stock seat). The seat shape is WAY better than stock and the seat looks great on the bike. Also you don't have to send in your stock seat to be upholstered.

Overall a thumbs up. Just wanted to pass along. Lots of great feedback in this sight from all you guys which I appreciate.
The Corbin seat is 3/4" lower, isn't it? At least that's what I gathered from their site. That would be a deal-breaker for me as I could use even more seat-to-peg room for my legs, not less.
__________________
2007 KTM 950 SM-R
2009 KTM 530 EXC
http://www.MotoRoads.net
Garry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2008, 02:10 PM   #576
TuonoRider
n00b
 
Joined: Dec 2007
Location: New Jersey
Oddometer: 6
Gary the seat is probably a bit lower, although in comparison to the other sport bikes I've had (vfrs, cbrs, etc. - and even the Tuono I still ride) the leg position is miles better. You can still move your body position forward and back easily like the stock seat.
__________________
07 959 SM-R (in transit)
03 Tuono w/Tigs
TuonoRider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2008, 02:36 PM   #577
Milhaus
Made in Denmark
 
Milhaus's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2005
Location: Northern Colorado
Oddometer: 3,010
Quote:
Originally Posted by Garry
The Corbin seat is 3/4" lower, isn't it? At least that's what I gathered from their site. That would be a deal-breaker for me as I could use even more seat-to-peg room for my legs, not less.
Ah...this may be a deal 'maker' for me. My short, stubby legs need to be closer to the ground!!
__________________
| 2007 KTM 450EXC |
www.mypersonaldefense.com
Milhaus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2008, 03:37 PM   #578
Newbusa
Studly Adventurer
 
Newbusa's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2006
Location: Port Alberni
Oddometer: 558
Quote:
Originally Posted by TuonoRider
Gary the seat is probably a bit lower, although in comparison to the other sport bikes I've had (vfrs, cbrs, etc. - and even the Tuono I still ride) the leg position is miles better. You can still move your body position forward and back easily like the stock seat.
Do you have pictures of the Corbin seat on your bike?
Newbusa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2008, 04:48 PM   #579
TuonoRider
n00b
 
Joined: Dec 2007
Location: New Jersey
Oddometer: 6
I don't have any pics but here's the corbin site. I got the black on black and it looks nice.

http://www.corbin.com/ktm/ktm950smr7.shtml
__________________
07 959 SM-R (in transit)
03 Tuono w/Tigs
TuonoRider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2008, 05:23 PM   #580
EastSideSM
Isn't that dangerous?
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: Providence, RI
Oddometer: 1,474
Is there anything this bike can't do?

I haven't found anything yet. Just got back from bike week in Laconia. Saw a few KTM's but of the thousands of bikes, mine was the only 950SM, even the KTM experience truck was lacking. this thing rips, commutes, tours and laughs at the bad roads that litter New England. If you've got one, you are already constantly smiling and trying to find excuses of places you need to go, and saying to yourself, I might as well take the bike...if you want one, you are probably kicking yourself for not getting one this past year because there aren't anymore coming anytime soon. All I can say is
__________________
EastSideSM: '06 950SM Black
EastSideSM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2008, 09:00 PM   #581
Newbusa
Studly Adventurer
 
Newbusa's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2006
Location: Port Alberni
Oddometer: 558
Quote:
Originally Posted by TuonoRider
I don't have any pics but here's the corbin site. I got the black on black and it looks nice.

http://www.corbin.com/ktm/ktm950smr7.shtml
How is it for comfort compared to the stock seat?I wonder if that seat would fit the regular SM?OH ya, how muchy?
Newbusa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2008, 10:41 AM   #582
rrh1970
$lave
 
rrh1970's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2007
Location: Raleigh
Oddometer: 108
Quote:
Originally Posted by Newbusa
OH ya, how muchy?
under the "order" tab, it appears to be $379 + shipping

rrh1970 screwed with this post 06-21-2008 at 02:42 PM
rrh1970 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2008, 10:52 AM   #583
docgonzo
Old Gadfly
 
docgonzo's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2002
Location: within 20 miles of the Center of the Universe
Oddometer: 12,534
"Is there anything this bike can't do?"

Quote:
Originally Posted by EastSideSM
I haven't found anything yet..... All I can say is
Well, there is something the SM or SMR can't do....SINGLE-TRACK!



The SE, of course, can do street AND serious dirt, depending on tires. Because it has the exhaust pipe in the correct position for dirt, the correct suspension, and the correct brakes.

The SMR sure looks pretty, because it looks like an SE!
__________________
later, *
docgonzo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2008, 05:27 PM   #584
Chuckracer
Jerkus Maximus
 
Chuckracer's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Location: Lowville, NY
Oddometer: 7,125
We can't play in Orange Crush, you can't play here. Beat it with your knobbly tires and your high pipe...dang you!

J/K!!
__________________
2005.5 KTM 950 Adventure
2001 Scorpa SY250

Chuckracer is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2008, 05:50 PM   #585
docgonzo
Old Gadfly
 
docgonzo's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2002
Location: within 20 miles of the Center of the Universe
Oddometer: 12,534
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chuckracer
We can't play in Orange Crush, you can't play here. Beat it with your knobbly tires and your high pipe...dang you!
J/K!!
O.K., O.K.! Sorry, but I couldn't resist. I like checking this thread out to see what lies Walter is telling you folks!

I'll go back to Orange Crush now......
__________________
later, *
docgonzo 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 02:42 PM.


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