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Old 03-07-2007, 09:38 AM   #121
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So how does the 950SM handle 300-400 mile days in the saddle? Is the stock seat up for it? My knees are getting old and this looks like it would be a perfect replacement for the sportbike.
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Old 03-07-2007, 01:24 PM   #122
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So how does the 950SM handle 300-400 mile days in the saddle? ...
Haven't done any 400 mile days, but have done some +300 mile/ 8 hour rides and it's bearable, though not exactly plush It mostly gets uncomfortable when I have to drone home (which I have to do the last 25-60 miles depending on from whence I'm coming) at the end of the day.

A couple folks have added Renazco seats recently with good preliminary results.
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Old 03-07-2007, 04:37 PM   #123
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I may very well be a candyass these days, but 100 miles has me looking for an excuse to get off the bike. I think the fuel tank is the appropriate size for the weather protection and saddle plushness.
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Old 03-07-2007, 08:55 PM   #124
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highway/freeway stability

been hearing some reports about some "weaving" / "instability" / "vagueness" at speed on concrete freeways??? any truth to this? does it have to do w/ the expansion joints and step bumps on the fwy?

thanks for your help

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Old 03-07-2007, 09:35 PM   #125
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So how does the 950SM handle 300-400 mile days in the saddle? Is the stock seat up for it? My knees are getting old and this looks like it would be a perfect replacement for the sportbike.

It is a perfect replacement. I've owned the flavor of the week sportbike ever since my 77RD400 was new and this bike will slaughter most of them at will. The best thing you can do for the bike is to get another seat for it and not the ktm comfort seat. My seat is at Renazco at this very moment.

I rode my 950SM from Santa Cruz to San Fillipe for Thanksgiving with my gf on the back and the only thing I wished for was another seat.
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Old 03-08-2007, 01:20 PM   #126
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gel seat

My stock seat was about as hard as both my 04 Adventures. I went with the factory gel and can run out a tank no problem. I don't do the slab much, I guess one of those butt pads made of shearling would cure that.

On another note...has anybody taken KTM up on the rear brake recall that is so well explained over in Orange Crush? I called my service guy and he said 04's get complete master cyclinder, 05's get a rebuild and membrane and my 06 950 SM gets just the membrane. Ward? anybody??
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Old 03-08-2007, 01:42 PM   #127
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been hearing some reports about some "weaving" / "instability" / "vagueness" at speed on concrete freeways??? any truth to this? does it have to do w/ the expansion joints and step bumps on the fwy?thanks for your help duckboy
No issue as far as I can tell.
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Old 03-08-2007, 01:44 PM   #128
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I may very well be a candyass these days, but 100 miles has me looking for an excuse to get off the bike. I think the fuel tank is the appropriate size for the weather protection and saddle plushness.
I agree that the tank is "sized right"


Aerone- I have an Aerostitch fleece pad and it is more comfortable- but I haven't used it on my longest (day) rides.

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Old 03-08-2007, 05:31 PM   #129
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It is a perfect replacement.

I wonder this same thing - for my size/riding style I think its the perfect ride, but then once a year for 2 weeks i ride from British Columbia, Canada to Laguna for the MotoGP. We ride pretty much coast roads the whole time, but there's many a 4-8hr day, over 14 days total.

Not that a GSXR is the perfect bike for this either, but I now know from experience it is doable, AND FUN!!

Is a small screen and aftermarket seat going to make this possible?
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Old 03-08-2007, 08:16 PM   #130
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Here's is a pic of an SM set up with KTM soft luggage. There is also a neat new quick release soft-side top bag similar in construction to the tank bag.




fwiw, KTM-PARTS.COM has all the new hard parts in their online store.

(FlowBee has no affiliation with them.)
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Old 03-09-2007, 04:57 PM   #131
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The bags look pretty good, and should complement the tank and tail bag; both of which I already have.

No prices yet when I checked at Munn racing.

In addition to the bags and rack, KTM is also coming out with some additional carbon bits:







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Old 03-09-2007, 05:18 PM   #132
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The bags look pretty good, and should complement the tank and tail bag; both of which I already have.

No prices yet when I checked at Munn racing.

In addition to the bags and rack, KTM is also coming out with some additional carbon bits:








I purchased these pieces today....
The side covers are in stock the low fender next week...the headlight mask B/O until April....

hence the sticker-ectomy today....
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Old 03-10-2007, 06:44 AM   #133
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SWIPED FROM KTM-PARTS.COM online catalog:

2007 KTM Side Bags 950 Supermoto

High quality robust saddlebags for long trips; includes interior rain protector. 62512020000 is necessary for correct mounting.

Code: 62512025000
Price:$249.99



KTM Side Bag Carrier System 950 SM


Rigid steel tubular construction . Simple installation without any modification to the passenger foot pegs; perfect load distribution on the existing mounting points on the chassis.
Specials for model 950SM-R : if you mount the carrier system without bracket 62512027150 you will also need 4 washers 60012008003 and bracket 62512020000 for mounting.
Code: 62512020000
Price:$139.99


KTM Quick-Lock Rear Bag Mounting System 950 SM


Also works with Topcase 37L and 46L
Code: 62512027150
Price:$59.99


KTM Quick-Lock Rear Bag



Bag with Quick-Lock System for easy mounting. The volume of the bag is between 12 and 18 liters variable. The bracket 62512027150 is also necessary for correct mounting.
Code: 60012078000
Price:$159.99
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Old 03-10-2007, 07:22 PM   #134
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I just farkled one of these onto mine. Got it here. Here's a pic from the link.

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Old 03-11-2007, 08:19 AM   #135
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I just farkled one of these onto mine. Got it here. Here's a pic from the link.


How is the fit and finish?.....did it go on without cuting??
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