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Old 04-07-2009, 06:55 PM   #1396
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Fyi...sm-t

Nice write up on the KTM SM-T 990 in the latest edition of Motorcyclist magazine (May 09).
They say it isn't available here...but I'm hoping it WILL BE ~
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Old 04-07-2009, 07:59 PM   #1397
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I wanted to change my bikes appearance this year so I had PG graphics make a set of graphics for my bike. I have another front fender and mask so I can change the look more if I want.
Nice!

What hand guards are those? They look pretty heavy duty
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Old 04-07-2009, 08:44 PM   #1398
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Thanks, They are Fastways.
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Old 04-07-2009, 08:55 PM   #1399
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Thanks, They are Fastways.
Any chance you have more pictures of them?



or a link?

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Old 04-07-2009, 09:02 PM   #1400
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Try here.
http://www.cyclebuy.com/shopping/fas...y_univ_hgm.htm

http://store.ktmtwins.com/0635-0092.html
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Old 04-07-2009, 09:16 PM   #1401
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I've developed an oil leak running down from inside the V on the left side of the engine. Trickles down on the rear side of the stator cover and runs down inside the shifter.

It seems I've read somewhere that this is a common problem with an easy fix - like some kind of sender loose. Just don't know if I should take it apart real quick or take it to the dealer as she is still in the warranty.
This sounds very much like the oil pressure sender. It is located on the inside of the front cylinder on the left just like you describe.

To get to it you have to remove the tank (no big deal) and you have to remove the carbs and airbox (bigger deal). The carbs don't need to be disconnected from throttle cables or in terms of carb sync, but the vents and fuel lines do come off. It is a bit of a pain.

If you are not comfortable doing maintenance work on these LC8's yourself, by all means let the dealer do it under warranty.

By any chance has the bike been in for a valve adjustment or other work lately? The pressure sensor is a delicate unit and many times just bumping it while doing other work can cause a crack in the porcelain that allows them to leak.

Good luck.
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Old 04-08-2009, 02:17 AM   #1402
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Guys is it true the carbs and airbox need to come off to get to the front plug?
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Old 04-08-2009, 03:15 AM   #1403
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It's been a while. But I believe I checked mine by removing the gas tank, removing the front radiator mounts (leaving the hoses connected) and tipping it out of the way as far as possible. I had to put the socket in first, then put on the ratchet drive. It was tight, but I was able to get it out.
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Old 04-08-2009, 12:50 PM   #1404
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Thanks. Can I get some additional checks from others?



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Walter, I've got 27 clicks from full in on both legs.
I know it sounds like an odd (or stupid) request; but would some of you check to see that you can get equal (+20 clicks) outbound from both your fork legs.
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Old 04-08-2009, 02:41 PM   #1405
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I just got 28 clicks on both legs from full in (2007 SMR)
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Old 04-08-2009, 04:16 PM   #1406
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Brents347,

Thanks for the info - it did go in for its 1st service. I had taken the carbs off and the airbox off prior to that to raise the needles. I may just take it to the dealer since it is under warranty. I'll let you know what is found one way or the other.
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Old 04-09-2009, 07:49 AM   #1407
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Shorty Brake Lever

Who makes a reasonably priced shorty front brake lever that actually works?
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Old 04-09-2009, 09:46 AM   #1408
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Who makes a reasonably priced shorty front brake lever that actually works?
Cycle Control here in western PA. I have a set of their levers on my SMR (it was the prototype test mule).

http://www.cyclecontrol.com
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Old 04-10-2009, 12:17 PM   #1409
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Ride the TAT on your SM

I just got back from riding part of the TAT. The part that runs through Tennessee is mostly paved. The parts that aren't, are still fine for a Supermoto. I had a blast, but I was wishing the whole time that I was riding my 950 SM. If you get a chance, you should try it.

Further west the TAT turns into more dirt. It rained most of one day, turning the field roads of Mississippi into mud bogs. We were all on dirt bikes, but opted to not ride the worst (muddy) part. Knobbies were a big help with the mud, but in dry weather a Supermoto with enduro tires could make the whole trip from Tennessee to Oklahoma. That is with one exception. In Arkansas we went down one road/trail that had been washed out (Old War Road, just outside of Mountanburg). We made it down, but it was better suited for trials bikes.

So if you are looking for something to do, take your SM on the TAT.

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Old 04-10-2009, 01:32 PM   #1410
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Bags

I priced the KTM soft saddle bags and racks at my local dealer ($450ish) They said the KTM tank bag is no longer orderable, though I see it available at KTMtwins.com

For the money (450) can you guys think of a better setup?

For an 07 950SMR

I haven't decided on which tank bag I want yet. The KTM one would be great as it would fit, but it's really huge (not necessarily a bad thing though)
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