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Old 12-16-2006, 02:34 AM   #301
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But, if you are going to ride this bike the way it can be ridden on the street, you really need more braking power up front. At least that's what the engineers thought when they configured the front of the SM. And why the SE isn't easily converted.
so that's why several 950 Adventure owners have junked the second front disc in order to run a single front disc?
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Old 12-16-2006, 09:44 AM   #302
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Your bike looks good, and it will be much appreciated at the pubs you park in front of. Unfortunately, you created what I would consider to be a fairly dangerous bike for the street.

On the street, if you are going to ride this bike aggressively (and illegally, for that matter), you really need more braking power. If you were looking for a street rod, you should have gotten an SM like my friend, Walter. Twin Radial brakes up front.

Your bike was fast enough for legal fun street stuff with the original rear tire. If you didn't like the Karoo (T) or a more aggressive 908RR, you could have put a Tourance on the back.

But, if you are going to ride this bike the way it can be ridden on the street, you really need more braking power up front. At least that's what the engineers thought when they configured the front of the SM. And why the SE isn't easily converted.

At least, get a good "Braking" single for the front like this:


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Old 12-17-2006, 05:00 PM   #303
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Coming down from the top of wheeler ridge, just a few obstacles
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Old 12-17-2006, 06:39 PM   #304
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Old 12-17-2006, 06:40 PM   #305
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Old 12-17-2006, 07:03 PM   #306
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Old 12-18-2006, 02:25 AM   #307
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Hey Lito: I'm seeing a theme here. Is the SE going to your next ride ? I can buy you one here for $17k Cdn and have it shipped ..
err yes please!!! but there a hassle. its called import duties
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Old 12-18-2006, 09:47 AM   #308
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Docgonzo Glad you like the look of my setup . I am sure the BRAKING front brake would be an improvement (I have BRAKING components on my Motard and they are too good) but the originals definitely holds up pretty well.

During my last visit to Mattihofen I saw lot's of SuperEnduro's with Adventure Back wheels and ORIGINAL brakes been ridden by test riders and they give it a thumb's up. If it's good enough for them well good enough for me.



Another SE with similar setup this time at KTM Adventure tours



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Old 12-18-2006, 11:55 AM   #309
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I am in the process of putting a Radial Mount Berringer 4 pot and master with 320MM on my SE so I can do some track days with it. I don't think the stock brake will stop her running down a straight at 100 +. I have all the parts just need the time and space to make it work. I will post some pics once it is done. I will leave it on for dirt duty as well. I think it will be the perfect setup for the SE all around.

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so that's why several 950 Adventure owners have junked the second front disc in order to run a single front disc?
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Old 12-18-2006, 02:24 PM   #310
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adequate SE front brake

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During my last visit to Mattihofen I saw lot's of SuperEnduro's with Adventure Back wheels and ORIGINAL brakes been ridden by test riders and they give it a thumb's up. If it's good enough for them well good enough for me.
I agree that the front brake is adequate for most situations. Along with the incredible engine braking of this bike, and a little combo front and rear brake, you can slow it down in most situations. However, if you get into a serious braking situation, or want to ride the bike on the track or at track speeds, you will not have enough front brake. Sorry, but those are the facts.

With a knobbie, like the Karoo (T), you can certainly lock up the front brake with the stock brake, so it's enough for that tire.

If you run a stickier tire on the front, like a Tourance, for instance, the front brake will probably be inadequate.

Question for you. Why do you have to change the rear rim at all? Why not just put a Tourance type tire on it if you are interested in mainly street? This tire would be more than adequate for packed dirt roads.

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Old 12-19-2006, 04:09 AM   #311
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Wanted Scorpions on my SE after riding it in Austria. The original DID rims are just too narrow didn't look right and didn't ride right when fitted with SCORPs. With the ADV rim it made the bike feel more stable and a more confident feel on the road. Works great for me.

To extract the full speed potential of the SE on the road would indeed be dangerous. We always try to ride WELL within the weakest/slowest component of the bike on public roads. Too many goons giving us a bad name and sadly that too is also a fact.

But when I need to ride and brake super HARD I use this (450 SM Racing) but only on the track



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Old 12-19-2006, 04:52 AM   #312
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Lost, can u give us some more piccies of your bike with the scorps on? thx
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Old 12-19-2006, 04:58 AM   #313
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New rack installed for mexico trip on christmas day, thanks again craig, nice work!
Looks like you've got a nice collection of bike. Good luck on you trip, let me know how the rack works out for you.
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Old 12-19-2006, 05:01 AM   #314
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Is it just me... or did this photo of KTM-excess give anyone else a "woody"...??!!




Oh, BTW what is that back rubber on your SE, Mr KTMSER ??

That's some woody material too!


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Old 12-19-2006, 05:14 AM   #315
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Wanted Scorpions on my SE after riding it in Austria. The original DID rims are just too narrow didn't look right and didn't ride right when fitted with SCORPs. With the ADV rim it made the bike feel more stable and a more confident feel on the road. Works great for me.
Mmm.... interesting. I went from Karoos to Scorps on the standard DirtStar rims... I did notice it acting weird at all. Compared to a 950 ADV though, the bike is definately more nimble, and you get more feedback from the road. I would not translate this as "less stable" though... rather as "responsive to input". I wonder is suspension setup has something to do with it too? I cannot compare to the setup you have though. Maybe I will not notice the difference because I nowhere near push the limits of the bike in cornering... only in acceleration. And boy, does the SE accelerate well with the Scorps on.

As for looks, I cannot see much difference between the two... maybe just a tiny bit narrower & taller? But very slightly...
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