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Old 03-29-2013, 07:07 PM   #8401
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I did not. It's not un-doable, they'd just need a spacer built. I got them from ktm twins .com

Here's a informative site.
http://www.ktm950.info/how/ktm_950_issues.html

That mileage is horrible. I'm sure some of the pros here will have suggestions.

Good luck.
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Old 03-29-2013, 07:12 PM   #8402
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thanks for the info on the sliders!

has anyone ordered a sprocket chain kit from sprocket center.com? If so how is the sprocket quality?
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Old 03-30-2013, 05:08 AM   #8403
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thanks for the info on the sliders!

has anyone ordered a sprocket chain kit from sprocket center.com? If so how is the sprocket quality?
Wow. That is horrible fuel economy. You need to see what jetting is in there. FWIW, I got just over 40 mpg with Head2Wind jetting and about 38-40 with Xbike jetting. I don't commute in the city on it though. Mileage doesn't seem to change for me regardless of where/how I ride.

I have purchased sprocket and chain kits from SprocketCenter for several bikes. No complaints. The sprockets have always looked good when it was time to replace the chain (20K+ miles), but I always replace the sprockets when I do the chain. Currently running my second set of SprocketCenter sprockets as I'm at 53K miles.
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Old 03-30-2013, 05:19 AM   #8404
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ridemorestressless,

On the KTM Twins site (or similar), I saw a link where you enter your VIN # to see if recalls and TSB's have been addressed.

I was able to determine the histiry of my SM because the PO kept a very detailed servocehisitry, with receipts.
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Old 03-30-2013, 06:19 AM   #8405
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Jetting

The shop believes they did 150 front 155 rear main jets
fuel needle clip on the 4th
no other changes

could this be why I am only getting around 18 mpg?

Per ktm dealer all the tsb have been done. They just did the anti-torque for me a few months ago, and it cost me nothing. I am very happy with that to say the least.
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:17 AM   #8406
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Xbike jetting per aeronaut way earlier in this thread:

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Front Main Jet: 170
Rear Main Jet: 175
Floats set to stock 3mm height
Mixture screws set to 2.75 turns out (I originally had these at 2.5, but increased to 2.75 after riding and dyno)
Slide Needles set to 3rd notch

Remove airbox side triangle plates and remove snorkle. Install free flow filter.

I bought the jets at 'jetsrus.com' for a few bucks each. Filter cost me around $120 IIRC.

Dyno numbers show 97HP & 65ft-lb torque at rear wheel. Also, nicely flat a/f ratio across the rpm, and smooth torque curve across multiple throttle settings.

Seat of pants shows no stumbling, no surging, no issues. Stronger through the mid range, crisp throttle response. I don't pay much attention to fuel mileage, but I seem to get roughly the same miles between fillups. Likely a few less, but I didn't notice a noticeable difference.

What's the down side? A few bucks for jets, a noisier intake sound, and with cats removed at idle the exhaust smells like a gas burning twin ready to embarrass the crop of inline-4's should smell. :)
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:46 AM   #8407
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'06 SM, 5500 miles. Canisterectomy, Akras, DNA air filter, evo clutch slave cylinder, anti-torque replaced per TSB, remote fuel mixture screws, 16t counter sprocket.

1.) I bought used, how can I tell if I have akra cans or a full system.

2.) Goodcat8, did you ever end up mounting those upper frame sliders? If so where can i buy the sliders and is there any info that would be helpful on mounting them?

3.) I will be opening her up to rebuild the water pump, check the oil jet, check the oil bypass spring length, put in the cooler thermostat switch, do an oil change, check the valves, check the cylinder head bolts, drill out the bottom of the swingarm, new sparkplugs.

Are there any other recommended checks, TSB, preventative maintenance, or upgrades I can do while I have the whole thing opened up with no fluids?

Are the flywheel bolt torque spec an issue on '06 SM from your personal experiences?

4.) I am getting and have been averaging about 18 mpg city riding. She runs strong, fires right up.(I assume strong, I have never ridden another 950) What could be causing the shit mileage? After I did all the canister and airfilter stuff I had a local shop jet and dyno. I did not get a printout so I have no idea what jets are in there. I have since learned to not trust anyone's work on my bike.

Maybe the shops jetting job is very far off? Could out of spec valves cause the poor fuel economy?

Where can I find xblikes jetting suggestions? From what I read they should work well as a baseline for my setup, I don't run a prefilter.

Thanks in advance!
Drill out the bottom of the swingarm?
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:57 AM   #8408
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Drill out the bottom of the swingarm?
Let's out accumulated water.
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Old 03-30-2013, 05:55 PM   #8409
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Drill out the bottom of the swingarm?
If/When you take off the airbox and carbs I'd suggest replacing the oil pressure sender and replacing its copper crush washer as well. I had a friend who owns a 05' 950adv, his sender failed. The parts are cheap but tough to get to unless you have the carbs off. I just replaced mine when I did the 18k mile service (valves etc.)

Welcome to the Chronicles btw.

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Old 03-30-2013, 07:30 PM   #8410
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Fs ktm 950 smr

Yep, I put it up for sale... going to miss the chronicles, thanks to everyone for your help over the years.

See it here:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=874858

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Old 03-30-2013, 08:51 PM   #8411
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NattyMo....You've been a lot of help to a lot of people....
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:08 AM   #8412
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nattymo....you've been a lot of help to a lot of people....
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:26 AM   #8413
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Thanks guys!

If you wouldn't mind giving the posting a bump I sure would appreciate it. Crazy how often bikes are added to the flea market.

I included the Chronicles link in my post with the hope that the new owner will continue to contribute here.

I'll be posting the carbon body work, Brembo RCS MC, Emig clamps and damper along with some other goodies up for sale later this week.

Cheers,
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:51 AM   #8414
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I posted a link to your Flea Market ad on our local moto forum. GLWS...
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:34 AM   #8415
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NattyMo....You've been a lot of help to a lot of people....
That's a fact. Best wishes to you.
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