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Old 04-19-2009, 03:27 PM   #1471
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...My guess is that one of the better sus shops has damping curves over the entire speed range of the SM forks and knows exactly what needs to be done based on the shape and forces....
I think this is the problem. Most suspension shops are just learning (or not) how to set up a long travel suspension for street (supermoto), and the shops don't see too many WP forks, and add to that the size/weight/characteristics of the 950 'supermoto', and it's a rare combination that doesn't have much experience base. This is why I went with superplush, as James has experience with KTM LC8's and WP forks. Although I don't believe he's done very many 950SM's at all.

One very well known and respected suspension shop I called wanted to install spring rates in my 950SM forks equivalent to typical sport bikes...fork travel would have been cut in half!
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Old 04-19-2009, 06:56 PM   #1472
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A very nice weekend of riding made better by a repair.

A little while back I asked how many rebound clicks people had. The reason I asked is because in my ongoing suspension tuning I wanted to try lighter rebound dampning, and my right fork leg was only going out 17 clicks. I brought it to the dealer and the service manager seemed a little reluctant to accept the fact and that the extended warranty would cover it. However, he called KTM and they said go ahead. Turns out that,in technical terms, things were gummed up quite a bit. Cleaned it out, replaced the fluid, and things were fine. Backed out to 23 clicks and the ride quality and compliance were improved. I forget what the other settings are right now; but will proably do some more fiddling- I think I need to soften cpmpression a tad now.

The 100 mile test ride yesterday was very positive- did mostly tight bumpy road riding. Today's +200 miler was mostly open type sportbike riding. Very pleased.

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Old 04-21-2009, 04:21 AM   #1473
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Where to get a fuel pump?

Ok, so it looks like KTM Canada is backordered on fuel pumps until May 29. My dealer's going to bat for me, trying to find one. In the meantime, can anyone recommend a US dealer to try? I looked at a couple but they don't have shipping info for Canada.

The part number is
60012088100 if anyone happens to have a spare one sitting in the safe....

Thanks,
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Old 04-21-2009, 11:35 AM   #1474
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In the meantime, can anyone recommend a US dealer to try? I looked at a couple but they don't have shipping info for Canada.

The part number is
60012088100 if anyone happens to have a spare one sitting in the safe....

Thanks,
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Did you try www.ktm-parts.com in West Virginia?
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Old 04-21-2009, 08:44 PM   #1475
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Old 04-21-2009, 08:48 PM   #1476
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Orange face on my SMR

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Old 04-21-2009, 08:58 PM   #1477
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Looks good!

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Old 04-22-2009, 03:20 AM   #1478
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Old 04-22-2009, 05:36 PM   #1479
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Very Nice!
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Old 04-22-2009, 05:41 PM   #1480
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Old 04-23-2009, 01:41 PM   #1481
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Just scored a set of BOS cans for my SM. Just waiting on the postman now.....
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Old 04-27-2009, 01:14 AM   #1482
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Fitted my BOS cans on the bike today. I cant afford Akras but i have to say I'm very pleased with these. Nice little design is no strap, they have a mounting bracket instead. They are very quiet on idle and have a nice sort of muted growl to them when opened up. Almost too quiet to be called Race cans really. I might try them with the DB killers out!
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Old 04-27-2009, 08:03 AM   #1483
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Those look nice - they look well built and I'll bet they sound great!
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Old 04-27-2009, 05:42 PM   #1484
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I might try them with the DB killers out!
No! Don't do it! You don't want people to think you have a tiny pecker do you? Keep the thing stealth -- it's way cooler!

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Old 04-27-2009, 09:18 PM   #1485
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Got it

Finally picked my used (1200 miles) SMR over the weekend. Have only put about 50 miles on it. WOW. This is going to take some getting used to. I have been on heavy slow turning BMWs for 20 years. It is quite nicely equipped with LV cans and jetting, lots of CF goodies, 690 screen, etc. This is truly a stunning motorcycle. The response out of the front is SO quick. To me it almost seems twitchy, but I think I will adapt. Do most find the need for a steering damper, or is this something one gets used to? Gonna remove the cannister, SAS etc. The bike seems to run very well. Is there anything else to do or recalls to follow up on??

Has anyone any experience with the SW motec adapter plate that allows use of a Givi top case?

I think this is going to be a great relationship. As long as I can keep my license anyway.

WooHoo!!
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