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Old 05-17-2012, 08:22 PM   #7261
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my '06 950sm is mostly stock except the canisterectomy...stock exhaust, no engine mods, stock air filter, etc.

do you think the bmc air filter and/or spark plugs will improve fuel economy? anything else i should try?

thanks.

What kind of mileage are you getting now?
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Old 05-18-2012, 08:53 AM   #7262
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my '06 950sm is mostly stock except the canisterectomy...stock exhaust, no engine mods, stock air filter, etc.

do you think the bmc air filter and/or spark plugs will improve fuel economy? anything else i should try?

thanks.
I installed new plugs last year and didn't notice any improvement in fuel economy. I did install a BMC air filter last week, but have only run through 1 tank of gas and did not notice any difference in my MPG. I have historically posted low figures though. The only time I can achieve higher mileage is if I ride gingerly, that lasted for like a half a tank of gas.

I'll keep you posted on the BMC though.

My torque limiter replacement did provide a cure for the clakety clack on startup though. I don't remember the bike ever starting so quietly.
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Old 05-18-2012, 10:16 AM   #7263
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my '06 950sm is mostly stock except the canisterectomy...stock exhaust, no engine mods, stock air filter, etc.

do you think the bmc air filter and/or spark plugs will improve fuel economy? anything else i should try?

thanks.
You posted earlier that you were only getting 32mpg, which seeems really low. I suspect that swapping the stock exhaust cans to Leos or something similar would help a lot. If you are running the stock 17T countershaft, you might try a 16T. This would give your bike a mechanical advantage when accelerating and would make 6th gear more useful. I get 38-40mpg with a 16T and 40-42mpg with a 15T (stock rear 41T). I do not and would not reccomend slab riding with the 15T on a SM. Our buddies with the ADVs and SEs can get away with that because they have 18" rims with much taller profile tires that give them a taller effective gearing than our 17" rims with low profile tires.

I have Leos, stock air filter and the SAS blocked off but have decided to keep the cannister. My thought is that all the ethanol they're putting in gas is known to absorb water out of the air and venting through the charcoal may block the moisture. I don't ride to work during the week and can't get out every weekend so contamination from moisture is more of a possibility. Don't know if this is wrongful thinking though.
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Old 05-18-2012, 01:26 PM   #7264
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Seems like a long time since I posted mileage. Mainly because it has been . Between it needing tires, a chain/sprockets, seat redo, water pump redo and the radiator repair in succession, a rainy week; the new bike; and some SE dirt riding; there just wasn't a whole lot of time to ride it: except that I was missing it.

Glad to say it's still a fun ride and kick-ass bike

I like the result: tires (Pilot Road 3), sprocket set (16/41), and seat work (Butt Buffer in Pa.).

Crappy tag picture from today's 150 miler.

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Old 05-18-2012, 04:33 PM   #7265
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Any suggestions on how to hold the water pump impeller still so that I can remove the bolt holding it onto the shaft? Obviously I do not have the special KTM tool. I saw the homemade one in the HOW, but I have no metal stock laying around to attempt that with. I tried using channel lock pliers, but couldn't get the bolt to break loose. That sucker is on there. I would like to get the repair done this weekend rather than wait for a one-use tool to arrive from KTM.

EDIT: Got the bolt out, case off, and am cleaning old gasket off. Haven't tried to swap the seal, shaft, etc yet. There was a big blob of beige goo in the clutch cover, so I guess that is proof that I have a leaky seal.
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Old 05-18-2012, 06:18 PM   #7266
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Walter...can I get some pics of that seat? Is it any lower than stock?
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Old 05-18-2012, 06:21 PM   #7267
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You posted earlier that you were only getting 32mpg, which seeems really low. I suspect that swapping the stock exhaust cans to Leos or something similar would help a lot. If you are running the stock 17T countershaft, you might try a 16T. This would give your bike a mechanical advantage when accelerating and would make 6th gear more useful. I get 38-40mpg with a 16T and 40-42mpg with a 15T (stock rear 41T). I do not and would not reccomend slab riding with the 15T on a SM. Our buddies with the ADVs and SEs can get away with that because they have 18" rims with much taller profile tires that give them a taller effective gearing than our 17" rims with low profile tires.

I have Leos, stock air filter and the SAS blocked off but have decided to keep the cannister. My thought is that all the ethanol they're putting in gas is known to absorb water out of the air and venting through the charcoal may block the moisture. I don't ride to work during the week and can't get out every weekend so contamination from moisture is more of a possibility. Don't know if this is wrongful thinking though.
yes, i'm getting about 32mpg.. it's one major downside coming from my 625smc, which got about 45mpg.

i'll give the 16T a try when it's time to swap my chain/sprockets. is anyone else getting better mileage with the 16T..?
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Old 05-19-2012, 05:17 AM   #7268
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Any suggestions on how to hold the water pump impeller still so that I can remove the bolt holding it onto the shaft? ...
Glad to see you got it out. My friend had the tool, so I would have been of no help.
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Old 05-19-2012, 05:20 AM   #7269
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Walter...can I get some pics of that seat? Is it any lower than stock?
Looks exactly like stock because he used his padding under the stock cover. And yes, I know this violates a cardinal farkling rule- ie. only spend money on what you can see/hear

Seat height is pretty much the same. I guess it can be lower if needed- higher as well with a different cover.
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Old 05-20-2012, 11:35 AM   #7270
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hi walter, you are on this forum since the beginning, so maybe you can help me.
i have read a link for a screen, not colored which can be used with all the bike.
If you don't know, can you tell me how can make a research of link on this forum and a research of picture too.
thank you for your answer.

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Looks exactly like stock because he used his padding under the stock cover. And yes, I know this violates a cardinal farkling rule- ie. only spend money on what you can see/hear

Seat height is pretty much the same. I guess it can be lower if needed- higher as well with a different cover.
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Old 05-20-2012, 02:23 PM   #7271
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hi walter, you are on this forum since the beginning, so maybe you can help me.
i have read a link for a screen, not colored which can be used with all the bike.
If you don't know, can you tell me how can make a research of link on this forum and a research of picture too.
thank you for your answer.

Here you go: Laminar Lip tall screen for the KTM 950 supermoto. Tall, clear screen that mounts to the headlight mask with 3M "dots". I have a smoked version:

http://www.laminarlip.com/supermoto.php
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Old 05-21-2012, 05:51 AM   #7272
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H2W jet kit should get you 38-40mpg.
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Old 05-21-2012, 10:30 AM   #7273
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hi walter, you are on this forum since the beginning, so maybe you can help me.
i have read a link for a screen, not colored which can be used with all the bike.
If you don't know, can you tell me how can make a research of link on this forum and a research of picture too. thank you for your answer.

The screen I have (from Hyde Racin) is no longer available. Sorry.
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Old 05-22-2012, 07:44 AM   #7274
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:04 AM   #7275
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Ok fellas, I'm in!

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