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Old 07-21-2013, 01:35 PM   #8776
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just picked up my new to me supermoto


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Old 07-21-2013, 01:40 PM   #8777
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Welcome to the fold, and to advrider.

The bike looks clean! A lot cleaner than mine at least
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Old 07-21-2013, 02:52 PM   #8778
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just picked up my new to me supermoto


Nice! Congrats!
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Old 07-21-2013, 03:29 PM   #8779
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Very nice. I'll find out tomorrow if the deal on the one I was looking at will go through.

How much does an 06 SM go for in States right now?
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Old 07-22-2013, 04:42 AM   #8780
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Hello, new (2007 SM) 950 owner here. Does the SM have a low octane plug under the seat like the adv?

Any issues with running a couple of tanks of 87? (That's all there was.) Do you guys always go for 91 (95RON)?

Just a note about octane: The consequence of using a lower octane number from what is recommended in the manual is premature detonation. That can cause some serious problems in a motor -- essentially causing the fuel in the cylinder to ignite at the wrong part of the cycle. This can damage pistons and valves.

The higher the octane value, the more resistant the fuel is to igniting. The octane requirements of the engine are based on the design of the engine -- including the internal temperatures. Octane isn't an indication of "power" of the fuel, and your engine won't run with "less" or "more" power depending on the octane value.

You may never have a problem running 87 in an engine designed for 89 or 91 or 93. But, if you DO blow a piston or break a valve, you will kick yourself, wondering if the savings was worth it.

Sorry if this is remedial stuff for all of you. Just... been there, done that!
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:50 AM   #8781
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Holy cow! 7 Years

and 39,996 (s)miles after yesterday's high fun/twisty NJ/PA ride.



I neglected to take a good bike pic, so here's one at the start



The "set" button on the console went inop. Don't know what happened, but depressing the rubber button with a finger doesn't work, but it does pressing it with a pen. Anyone ever take the console apart?
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:17 AM   #8782
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Hello, new (2007 SM) 950 owner here. Does the SM have a low octane plug under the seat like the adv?

Any issues with running a couple of tanks of 87? (That's all there was.) Do you guys always go for 91 (95RON)?

Thanks.
I too have wondered if the SM has a low octane plug.
I have had to run low octane fuel several times on long
trips were that's all I could find. I try to use high octane
when I can.
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Old 07-22-2013, 11:37 AM   #8783
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The "set" button on the console went inop. Don't know what happened, but depressing the rubber button with a finger doesn't work, but it does pressing it with a pen. Anyone ever take the console apart?
Walter, our bikes must be in cahoots. My set button stopped working properly just this weekend. I have to really mash it in to get it to rest the trip odo. My guess is that there is something in there (dust, dirt etc) causing it to act like that.
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Old 07-22-2013, 12:40 PM   #8784
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The set "button" is a small switch. You can probably clean it out with contact cleaner.
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Old 07-22-2013, 04:16 PM   #8785
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I did a carb sync for the first time this weekend @ around 15k miles. The bike previously started easily, but wasn't as smooth as it used to be, lost a couple mpg, and had that unburned exhaust gas smell. After the sync, my only question is, why the heck did I wait so long ? The engine now runs smoother, has better response and is even more fun to ride !
Oh yeah, 15k miles. That means a new fuel pump is next on the list.
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Old 07-22-2013, 04:37 PM   #8786
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My bike is about due for a carb sync. I don't have any experience syncing carbs, so I will have to find the easiest and most simple sync tool.
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:48 PM   #8787
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Hey all! Just picked up a 2007 KTM 950 SMR. I have been having an absolute blast with it. I'll be doing the weekend fun stuff with her and bumping the GS to daily commute/ travel bike duty full time. Any new owner tips?
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:52 PM   #8788
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So a fuel pump failure is just kinda taken for granted?

What's the cost of repair?
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Old 07-23-2013, 02:16 AM   #8789
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So a fuel pump failure is just kinda taken for granted?

What's the cost of repair?
I had the dealer do it and it was $150 ish.

Its really not a hard job. The pump was about $130 for another one from ktm.
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Old 07-23-2013, 06:30 AM   #8790
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So a fuel pump failure is just kinda taken for granted?
What's the cost of repair?

As little as ~$35 for a replacement set of points and about an hour or so of labor on the low end to the ~$150 for a replacement pump done by a dealer.

In between that range are a couple of common alternatives: Bean pointless conversion, vacuum pump, Facet electric pump.

BTW-- if you have the dealer replace your pump-- don't toss it, sell it here cheaply so that someone who prefers to repair can have a spare. 900Rider-- did you save yours?
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