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Old 12-15-2013, 09:37 AM   #9361
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You're unlucky.

I have on '06 SM, 20,000 miles, original fuel pump, original water pump, original clutch slave, original oil sight tube......

Spare points in the toolbag, oil and filter every 4,000, fresh clutch fluid every 4,000, coolant flush (not just change) every 8,000, plug change every 8,000.

Best bike I've ever had, and one of the most reliable.
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Old 12-15-2013, 11:16 AM   #9362
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You're unlucky.

I have on '06 SM, 20,000 miles, original fuel pump, original water pump, original clutch slave, original oil sight tube......

Spare points in the toolbag, oil and filter every 4,000, fresh clutch fluid every 4,000, coolant flush (not just change) every 8,000, plug change every 8,000.

Best bike I've ever had, and one of the most reliable.
As with my other KTMs and many we read about, if you did the known maintenance on schedule, you had little trouble with the bike. Some of the things on our LC8 are known maintenance items(waterpump shaft/seal, fuel pump, clutch slave), all of which we normally consider service items(should last the life of the bike) and this is where the loss of ownership value occurs.

It is similar to when liquid cooled four stroke MX bikes came to the market. The running gear contained in the 4st head(cams, valves, rockers), had long been considered service items, but under the stress of MXing, the same parts became known maintenance items, to the duress of their owners. Luckily LC8 issues are not as expensive as popping a new head on a 450F.
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Old 12-15-2013, 12:44 PM   #9363
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Doesn't the SMT seat fit? I have a spare If you wanted to try it. Bought it to do custom work, but decided work isn't needed because the stock one is really comfy.
I just looked at seat pictures on KTM Twins and the 990 SMT seat isn't close to the shape of the 950 SM.

wcohl screwed with this post 12-15-2013 at 12:50 PM
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Old 12-15-2013, 05:48 PM   #9364
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I just looked at seat pictures on KTM Twins and the 990 SMT seat isn't close to the shape of the 950 SM.
I really don't know, but I thought I once heard they fit the SM. Maybe it fits the 990 SM R and SMT?

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Old 12-15-2013, 05:52 PM   #9365
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Yup, looks like the 950 is totally different and that seat will only fit the 990.
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Old 12-15-2013, 10:30 PM   #9366
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So, yeah. I'm in Vegas right now, partying at a radical tapas bar. Reminds me of Malaga.
Tomorrow, I meet the owner of the 950 sm I'm gonna buy. Pretty freakin psyched. Long live the fly and ride!
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Old 12-17-2013, 02:32 PM   #9367
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Soooooo, Benduro, ya riding that new to you 950SM or what?????
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Old 12-17-2013, 03:46 PM   #9368
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Check came in for damages done to stolen bike. trying to decide on trading it in on a new superduke or rc8, or keep it.
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Old 12-17-2013, 04:02 PM   #9369
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Check came in for damages done to stolen bike. trying to decide on trading it in on a new superduke or rc8, or keep it.
Hard call! I just came from the NYC motorcycle show. New Duke is about $17k. RC8r is $16.5. If you've got the money, they looked sweet!
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Old 12-17-2013, 07:51 PM   #9370
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Hard call! I just came from the NYC motorcycle show. New Duke is about $17k. RC8r is $16.5. If you've got the money, they looked sweet!

Should be able to beat the RC8 16K, tons listed on CycleTrader. It's a buyers market
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Old 12-17-2013, 09:11 PM   #9371
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Should be able to beat the RC8 16K, tons listed on CycleTrader. It's a buyers market
local dealer has a '13 rc8r on the floor still, was quoted 15.8k out the door
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Old 12-17-2013, 09:15 PM   #9372
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Soooooo, Benduro, ya riding that new to you 950SM or what?????
Holy crap. What a superb machine! Wow.
I DEFINITELY chose the right bike. Though with the fat fueling from the factory pro jet kit, I was only seeing about 33 mpg. However, that may be because I went 90 from Vegas to Banning Ca today. Chillin at Grandma's house tonight. Tomorrow, across the LA basin to Mullholland, then up the 1!
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Old 12-17-2013, 09:18 PM   #9373
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On a related note, those twin un-baffled Leo Vinces might be the best exhaust sound of any machine I've ever heard. Like if Satan was an opera singer.
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Old 12-18-2013, 03:56 AM   #9374
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Though with the fat fueling from the factory pro jet kit, I was only seeing about 33 mpg.

I got 18 mpg when I filled up a few days ago.
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Old 12-18-2013, 04:20 AM   #9375
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Jebus! I get 35-40 all the time no matter how hard I ride it
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