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Old 04-25-2009, 01:00 PM   #46
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Good to see another of the rare, fastest-color SD.

Join http://www.superduke.net/forum/ & begin the insanity.

You'll find all the major/minor mods you can do, and what works/doesn't work.

Bring your sense of humor, and bring your British/English dictionary.
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Old 04-25-2009, 02:39 PM   #47
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Good to see another of the rare, fastest-color SD.

Join http://www.superduke.net/forum/ & begin the insanity.

You'll find all the major/minor mods you can do, and what works/doesn't work.

Bring your sense of humor, and bring your British/English dictionary.
Thanks, I did join superduke.net I am KStrom over there.
I am sure I will have a few questions for you guys about a few mods along the way.
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Old 04-25-2009, 03:03 PM   #48
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I do a lot of trackdays on my (07) SD, Kyalami (wsbk) and Phakisa (old motogp track); bike is quite frankly brilliant, and punches waaay above its division. My friend (05 SD) and I did 2 2-day events at Phakisa mid-08, and they still talk about 'those crazy ktm dudes'.

I test-rode a 990SM about 3 months ago; I didn't find any benefits over the SD; the power was down, felt heavier, and the front didn't feel as.... secure as the SD. Coming from superbikes to the SD, the SM was a step too far seating-wise for me, and just felt odd.

The only thing I crave is a bit more power. But then, I'm in South Africa, where the roads are mostly straight. And I came off a 154rwhp blade.

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Old 04-26-2009, 09:40 PM   #49
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This bike rocks.....300 mile days.....canyon runs....commutes....

PCIII + Dyno tune + Exhaust = perfection....

I have had a 950SM and this is its big bad brother...I have motarded a 950SE and where as that was a blast it was a bit narrow in focus...




My favorite KTM to date....

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Old 04-27-2009, 10:38 AM   #50
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Superduke guys: Have you gone through the same problems the rest of the LC8 world seems to, ie; clutch slave upgrade, starter claker fix, rebuild and upgrade the waterpump, possible fuel pump problems, etc?

Has anybody got some miles on one of these? What's the report?
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Old 04-27-2009, 02:40 PM   #51
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I got my 08 in July. I'm at 7500 miles and no problems so far.
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Old 04-28-2009, 12:31 PM   #52
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It is the same engine, the LC8. Only the valves/cam different, afaik.
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Old 04-28-2009, 10:25 PM   #53
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How is it for a tall rider? I am 6'4"
I am looking at a 2006...any problems?
The 2006 has a carb are the newer ones F.I.?
What should I look for (problems?) if buying a used one?
thanks, Doug
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Old 04-28-2009, 10:30 PM   #54
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I'm 6'7 and find it cosy and comfortable.
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Old 04-29-2009, 04:21 AM   #55
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hi there SD-wannabe here....


would this be an option for windblast?

http://tinyurl.com/cv5n6e

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Old 04-29-2009, 06:18 AM   #56
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Superduke guys: Have you gone through the same problems the rest of the LC8 world seems to, ie; clutch slave upgrade, starter claker fix, rebuild and upgrade the waterpump, possible fuel pump problems, etc?

Has anybody got some miles on one of these? What's the report?

No. None of those have been reported on the superduke.net site (doesn't mean there have been ZERO failures). There are a few UKers on this site with lots of miles on their SDs (they've had them since MY2005).
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Old 04-29-2009, 06:25 AM   #57
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How is it for a tall rider? I am 6'4"
I am looking at a 2006...any problems?
The 2006 has a carb are the newer ones F.I.?
What should I look for (problems?) if buying a used one?
thanks, Doug
Do NOT buy a 2006 SD, as the 2005/6 were all grey mkt bikes in the US. Only the '07-on bikes are US spec bikes (plus, they have a bigger fuel tank & radial brakes). ALL superdukes are fuel injected - if someone is selling you a "carbed" one, just walk away.
I'm 6'3", so I put on the 18mm bar risers, and it fits perfectly.
Check out superduke.net for more than you ever wanted to know about the SD.
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Old 04-29-2009, 05:01 PM   #58
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I did read in the SD forum about some fr brake lock ups so I replaced the pads to be safe, much better than the stock pads Shaggie that screen looks taller than the SD touring option but the mnt holes won't match, I'm going to look at the Adventure screen
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Old 06-26-2009, 03:37 PM   #59
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OK, I got her all broke in now, 2,000 miles and picked up some FMF carbon pipes.
very loud without the restrictors in and tolerable with them in.
still pretty rumbly but it does sound good.
the shape of the pipes really fits the bike well.
the biggest thing is the heat under the seat is much reduced, it was a real roaster before , especially with the 90 degree temps this time of year.


Now that it is broken in it runs much smoother and the suspension seem to be much better.

Pulls like a locomotive, one of the funnest bikes to ride I have ever owned.







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Old 06-28-2009, 02:58 AM   #60
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I do love my SD.....

I need to get a better pic...

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