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Old 08-29-2008, 09:07 PM   #781
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Jason,

I think I'll be right, Im just worried about Mrs Mackwell - I can do 1000km days on sportsbikes et al, its not a drama, but I think the rear pillion perch isnt that great.

Im thinking of getting a spare seat and handing it to a local guy here (who does wonders for about $400 labour/parts) to turn the seat base pan into a touring seat.

What's the windshield I see on yours?

I spoke to a 950 Enduro R owner who put the 690SM high windshield on his bike, fits and looks good...

Cheers, Chris

PS. This thread rocks!
My sympathies to Mrs Mackwell... she deserves a medal for touring on the SM. Yes, you will need to do some seat work if that's your mandate. Probably a different rear spring too!

Yeah, that's a 690SM screen. It increases turbulence a bit, but it's a good tradeoff at >65mph. The shield really reduces the windblast. I like it. Looks ok too.

Heated grips, an HID light and the tankbag are the remainder of my mods. Gonna add two PIAA lights as well. Did I already mention that?

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Old 08-30-2008, 04:12 AM   #782
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990SM screen

Now there´s the official KTM screen for the 990
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Old 08-30-2008, 04:48 AM   #783
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Now there´s the official KTM screen for the 990
Hmmmmm......

That doesn't have the lip of the 690 screen. Might be less turbulent, but then again, it most likely deflects less wind. Very curious to hear how it works.

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Old 08-30-2008, 07:23 AM   #784
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RE: Aux lighting

Doesn't PIAA (sp?) or someone make little bullet lights that mount to the brake calipers? Not sure if that's a solution for radially mounted calipers on USD forks. I remember seeing it on the standard forks on my old Sprint RS that I had...
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Old 08-31-2008, 06:10 AM   #785
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Doesn't PIAA (sp?) or someone make little bullet lights that mount to the brake calipers? Not sure if that's a solution for radially mounted calipers on USD forks. I remember seeing it on the standard forks on my old Sprint RS that I had...
Not sure that I'd want to a) add more unsprung weight to my front wheel, and b) subject the lights to that kind of vibration.

I sent CJracer a message asking about his fork tube clamps. They look the business. Failing that, I'm still evaluating some kind of mount on the hand guards.

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Old 08-31-2008, 06:14 AM   #786
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dont Touratech/Wunderlich make a kit where they put two halogen lights under the middle triple clamp (i.e just below the "kidney" air inlet on the BMW)...

that would give better light, would not add too much to unsprung mass and be out of the way....

I'm sure the kit could fit other makes of bikes....too expensive for me to try down under though...(try tripling the catalog price.....)
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Old 08-31-2008, 06:17 AM   #787
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dont Touratech/Wunderlich make a kit where they put two halogen lights under the middle triple clamp (i.e just below the "kidney" air inlet on the BMW)...
I don't think that would work as the fender is mounted to the bottom of the lower triple clamp.

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Old 08-31-2008, 06:24 AM   #788
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I don't think that would work as the fender is mounted to the bottom of the lower triple clamp.

Jason
Here's an idea from another site...

http://ktmtalk.com/index.php?showtopic=253837&hl=PIAA
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Old 09-03-2008, 07:06 AM   #789
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I'm planning on mounting up a 4300k bi-zenon HID assembly to the 950 over this winter, but as a temporary stop-gap, I've aimed my lowbeams up almost as high as the highbeams used to be, and rigged my switch so that when I flick to the Hi beam, the hi and low both stay on.

It works pretty well! The highbeam is well over oncoming traffic's eye level, but works wonderfully when you're hitting the twisties at night. you can really see around corners very well.

Its not the most lsick and savvy setup, but its easy and free :)
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Old 09-03-2008, 10:31 AM   #790
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I bought a Super Enduro awhile ago, the guy I bought it from put an Air Hawk under the skin of the seat. He removed some foam, and has the air nozzle sticking out the bottom of the seat so you can adjust pressure easily. It makes the SE fantastic to ride, no sore butt!
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Old 09-03-2008, 11:40 AM   #791
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Passenger comfort

I've been looking for an option for a backrest when my daughters ride with me that was quickly removable. I purchased a MV Verholen backrest off the flea market (for a GS) with the idea modifying it. It was much easier than I planned, and gives me three options that I can change in a couple of minutes. Stock rack, MV alum. rack, and rack / backrest. I only had to drill 4 holes to match up to the original plastic rack. I then installed 4 spacers between the rack and the fender and installed four longer bolts. I may have to modify (cut down) the part of the backrest you can't see so I can have three ranges of adj. forward and backward. I'm also considering taking some height out of the backrest depending on passenger feedback.
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Old 09-03-2008, 11:41 AM   #792
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Old 09-03-2008, 11:42 AM   #793
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Old 09-03-2008, 03:01 PM   #794
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Givi's make good back rests too

I put a Givi rack on my SM. When the bags on it makes a good backrest.
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Old 09-03-2008, 04:07 PM   #795
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Hey Paul, a pic of my Top Box. Holds the keys and credit card! I don't get too far lately.
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