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Old 10-15-2012, 07:35 AM   #361
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I just sold my 2010 mts1200 due to the issues that I've had.....shopping the smt now.but I can't seem.to.find any....leads?
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:48 AM   #362
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I just sold my 2010 mts1200 due to the issues that I've had.....shopping the smt now.but I can't seem.to.find any....leads?
You have to either fill out your profile or tell us where you live. Unless you're willing to travel to another continent to get it?
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:13 AM   #363
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You have to either fill out your profile or tell us where you live. Unless you're willing to travel to another continent to get it?
Not knowing where you are...Motoworld in El Cajon CA (San Diego Area) has a new white 2012 that's been sitting for the year.
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Old 10-15-2012, 02:19 PM   #364
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sorry about that! CA is a bit far but shipping is always a possibility.
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:03 AM   #365
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I just sold my 2010 mts1200 due to the issues that I've had.....shopping the smt now.but I can't seem.to.find any....leads?
MFI in Woodbridge VA has one I think....
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:30 AM   #366
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sorry about that! CA is a bit far but shipping is always a possibility.
Carolina KTM in Mooresville, NC just outside Charlotte has a 2012 white 990SMT... they are good guys, and will sell at good price... bought my RC8R there.

It is driveable from Atlanta.
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Old 10-16-2012, 01:24 PM   #367
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I just picked up a used but not abused 2010 Orange SM-T last Friday as a 40th B-Day gift to myself, and retiring my old 99 Cagiva Gran Canyon.
OKAY....in the last month I have put just over a 1000 miles. The windblast is a little much at times with the touring screen. If I didn't like the way it looked so damn much, I'd look at the CalSci screen as an option for replacement. I love the rumble from the Leo Vince pipes, as the sound is intoxicating and inviting of twisting the the throttle more ( which results of course of lowered fuel milage) . I have noticed I am getting about 34-36mpg overall. This bike is easy to manuever and a pleasure to bend into the corners, though I haven't started playing with the suspension too much yet. The P.O. traded the bike in at Bob's BMW for an R1200R apparently. Not sure why or what he was thinking, but his loss (IMO) is my gain. I find for commuting that the Givi E21's on the bike are okay, though I am thinking seriously about a set of B36N's for more storage for trips. Possibly also putting a Rotopax tool and stuff storage case on the back rack with a small topcase mounted onto the top of it. I am not sure if the seat is the comfort one or the stocker, but I am not entirely sure exactly how I feel about it yet. I guess I am going to have to ride the bike more ( darn, that is soooo gonna suck! )
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:43 PM   #368
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The windblast is a little much at times with the touring screen. If I didn't like the way it looked so damn much, I'd look at the CalSci screen as an option for replacement.
I just got the Calsci windscreen for a weekend trip with my dad. We did 855 miles in Northern California and Southern Oregon.

Previously, I had been using the Givi touring screen, but I like the Calsci screen much better. It is so much quieter and there is very little buffeting. I can ride up to about 60mph with my helmet shield open.

I also noticed a significant increase in my mileage. I had two tanks at 43 mpg, where I used to get 35-38mpg.

The Calsci screen definitely does not improve the looks of the SMT, but everything else about it is a positive for me. In fact, I plan to just leave it on permanently.

With the bigger screen, the SMT makes a great light touring bike. Here is my SMT near Crescent City, CA.

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Old 10-17-2012, 04:07 AM   #369
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Just got back from a 7 day 2700 mile trip and the bike is a winner. No issues, comfortable, handles well, no windshield problems, never missed a beat. Had the the bike a little over a year and just hitting the 10,000 mile mark. Would have been at around 17,000 but have other bikes to ride. Best all around bike I have ever owned. Kinda a wish H,Y,K etc would make something like this.
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:42 AM   #370
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Just got back from a 7 day 2700 mile trip and the bike is a winner. No issues, comfortable, handles well, no windshield problems, never missed a beat.
I think that KTM hit the perfect balance between comfort and handling with the SMT. It's so subtle that it takes a few thousand miles to really appreciate the magic there.
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:59 AM   #371
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Just got back from a 7 day 2700 mile trip and the bike is a winner. No issues, comfortable, handles well, no windshield problems, never missed a beat. Had the the bike a little over a year and just hitting the 10,000 mile mark. Would have been at around 17,000 but have other bikes to ride. Best all around bike I have ever owned. Kinda a wish H,Y,K etc would make something like this.
Did you have any issues with handlebar vibration when cruising?
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:10 AM   #372
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Did you have any issues with handlebar vibration when cruising?
It's not so much handlebar but side mirror vibration. Kept it in 5th gear a lot which kept the rpms high enough to keep the mirror completely clear. 16 T sprocket would probably help that but for now 5th works fine. Fuel range was never a problem and just got into a habit of looking for gas at 140 into it. Never really thought I would enjoy this bike as much as I do. I can honestly say that the last 100 miles of the 2700 mile trip was the hardest the rest ENJOYABLE.
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:35 AM   #373
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anyone tried to put Continental Trail Attack tires for some light offroad like gravel?
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Old 10-22-2012, 01:16 PM   #374
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anyone tried to put Continental Trail Attack tires for some light offroad like gravel?

when the current Metzler Roadtec Z8's are done, I was considering an 85/15 tire of some sort for to have the ability to go explore a fire road or whatever if I wanted. That and to have a potentially slightly harder center of the tire to somewhat help keep from flatspotting the center when commuting.
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:42 AM   #375
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