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Old 03-29-2012, 09:51 AM   #6961
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Thank you for the comparison, appreciate it!

Is the suspension on the sm quite abit... rougher/tight? (not sure how to properly word that)

It's not as plush/compliant; which is to be expected. I had Superplush do both so they're closer; but the SE is still more compliant.
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:04 AM   #6962
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Oh boy I hope your rep was wrong and june is incorrect! I just bought my SM, but it is gonna need at minimum a new tire for the rear within the next few months, and june is cutting it close!
I run the stock scorpion syncs which are very good lasting tires. I usually get 9-10,000 out of a rear and 12,000 from a front, but was hoping to get some more aggressive dirt tires and try a little scrambler action.
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:09 AM   #6963
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I run the stock scorpion syncs which are very good lasting tires. I usually get 9-10,000 out of a rear and 12,000 from a front, but was hoping to get some more aggressive dirt tires and try a little scrambler action.
What?! Are those trailer miles?

I've never gotten 4,000 miles from any rear tire, and i check air pressure before every ride. I usually run 33-36 psi. 6,000 on fronts. Most of my riding has an 80 mph (or higher) component to/from the good stuff: so maybe that's why.
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Old 03-29-2012, 01:03 PM   #6964
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What?! Are those trailer miles?

I've never gotten 4,000 miles from any rear tire, and i check air pressure before every ride. I usually run 33-36 psi. 6,000 on fronts. Most of my riding has an 80 mph (or higher) component to/from the good stuff: so maybe that's why.
I know it sounds unbelievable, but I ride the bike hard, I only weigh 155 lbs though, not sure how much that has to do with it. Bike has 38,000 miles on it and all of them are mine. No chicken strips. I have not been able to figure out why these tires have done so well. I do not do any burnouts or anything like that, but I do ride it hard, some dirt, but I would say my current split is highly pavement biased at around 90% street to 10% dirt (park roads, fire roads and the occasional power line run). I frequently run over 80 mph (okay, maybe add another 10-20 mph) while slabbing it. maybe your roads are made of coarser stuff? I pretty much run them at 35 psi. Bike is not usually loaded up except for top box for work commuting plus the side bags for longer trips.

To put it in perspective, my DRZ 400SM used to go through tires at around 5000 miles but I was running Dunlop Sportmax or something like that. My old 1200 Bandit, well, that thing ate rear tires.
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Old 03-29-2012, 02:15 PM   #6965
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I think Walter leaves black streaks in all the turns.

I had 6800 on the original Perelli Sync on the SMR (and still had rubber, i.e3., no cord showing) when I changed it before a trip - and I live on a gravel road so I had 2 miles of gravel and 4 miles of chip and seal to navigate every time I went anywhere. But 10,000? That's a tough act to follow. I started riding in 1964 and I don't think I ever got that kind of mileage on any rear tire.
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Old 03-29-2012, 02:23 PM   #6966
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I got 4300 on the stock rear sync, and maybe 7000 on the front. I tend to kill rears twice as fast.

Lots of throttle and engine braking eats up rear tires. . .
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Old 03-29-2012, 03:15 PM   #6967
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I got 4300 on the stock rear sync, and maybe 7000 on the front. I tend to kill rears twice as fast.

Lots of throttle and engine braking eats up rear tires. . .
Just call me KTSmooove.
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Old 03-29-2012, 03:26 PM   #6968
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I think Walter leaves black streaks in all the turns. ...
Close: brown streaks in the, never mind...

Maybe it is the weight. I'm, er, not 155 pounds
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Old 03-29-2012, 03:37 PM   #6969
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So I dont mean to hijack what your talking about, I have a question for you. You have had both the SM and the SE, and I was just curious how much higher the SE sits? I just got my SM dropped off at my shop today, and was just curious. The rest of the "feel" of the bikes are very similar are they not? (like how ya sit on them and whatnot, besides the se being higher)Looking at the pictures of the two, they look very very similar, generally speaking. (besides the obvious!)

Took my sm for the first burn down the street and man does it have POWER!
My .01 from riding a Buddy's SE, definitely steers differently, front end on the SE feels very light probably because it has one less caliper and rotor, maybe 10 pounds lighter on the front end. The SE feels like a true dirt bike, the SM feels like a street bike.
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Old 03-29-2012, 04:03 PM   #6970
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Close: brown streaks in the, never mind...

Maybe it is the weight. I'm, er, not 155 pounds
Both of those were funny.
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Old 03-30-2012, 01:24 PM   #6971
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Just got my BMC air filter. Anyone running one of these? Seems silly to keep spending $45-$50 for the stocker if this truly can be cleaned and refreshed.

I also got some useless blingy bits, like the orange valve stem caps, orange KTM oil filter cover and some KTM orange bar ends. Trying to freshen her a bit for the spring season!

I really want one of CJ's clutch covers with the window that is blingy and functional, perfect combo. Maybe next month!
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Old 03-30-2012, 02:09 PM   #6972
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I just installed a BMC as part of the X-bike jetting change I did. I had to carve up the rubber surround because two of the airbox bolt cutouts were in the wrong places. I got the $20 cleaning kit for it too while I was spending money.
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Old 03-30-2012, 04:03 PM   #6973
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I am not doing anything with the intake till I can afford what I really want- Motohooligan.
Then I will go 2 into 1 Wings, and install the Factory Pro jetting too.
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Old 03-31-2012, 08:50 AM   #6974
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I am not doing anything with the intake till I can afford what I really want- Motohooligan.
Then I will go 2 into 1 Wings, and install the Factory Pro jetting too.
Yeah, I was really wanting one of those too. Very cool looking unit.
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Old 03-31-2012, 09:22 PM   #6975
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I just installed a BMC as part of the X-bike jetting change I did. I had to carve up the rubber surround because two of the airbox bolt cutouts were in the wrong places. I got the $20 cleaning kit for it too while I was spending money.
I put in a BMC filter three years ago and also had to carve the rubber surround for the bolts. Pretty crappy they never fixed this.
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