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Old 10-29-2011, 09:06 AM   #301
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Hi Al,
I got way fewer miles out of the Stock rear!
I'm currently running Michelin Regular Pilot Powers front and rear.
Of course I'm riding on the sides of tires all the time here in the mountains,
so I was thinking about a front tire with even better grip on the sides.

I called the Michelin 800 number to see if the Pilot Power 2CT would
do anything for me because I wasn't clear on whether the 2CT's were:

A. the same on the sides and harder in the middle, OR
B. the same in the middle and softer on the sides.

The Tech guy told me that "B" is true.
BUT he also told me that many customers complain about a
"falling into the curves" sensation with the 2CT,
but not with the regular Pilot Power.

I am now considering the softer Michelin Power Pure for the front only,
and keeping the Regular Pilot Power on the rear.
I have a few more Regular Pilot Power fronts in stock that I have to use up first.
I'm getting backed up with too many tires downstairs.

If you decide to go to Regular Pilot Powers though , be aware that the
rear tire has a 6mm shorter radius than the stock Pirelli,
and you'll want to lower your yokes to compensate
(easy job with torque wrench).




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Funny you should say that buddy I recon thats why it lasted 2k the tread in the center lasted longer cos the suckers always on it,s side.Even though the tread has worn out in the center the tyre still has an ok profile as it hasn,t squared off.
I,ve found a decent deal on some British Avon Viper sport 2 tyres down here with they say a double compound tyre ''harder in the middle with softer compound on the sides and a bigger contact patch'' We shall see!!!
Al
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Old 10-29-2011, 09:07 AM   #302
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9. This only works by phone as far as I know. I assume that if you order online, you will get the online price which is higher.

(There are some places like www.partspitstop.com
that list prices lower than are LISTED on Tracey's www.worldofcycles.com ,
but the price that Tracey's will CHARGE you is lower than BOTH if you always follow the above)





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do they have more than what is on the site?
I didn't see much on there for SMT or SMT.
be nice to get a great deal on some sliders
and a skid plate. Even some new cans down
the road.
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Old 10-29-2011, 10:56 AM   #303
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Hi Al,
I got way fewer miles out of the Stock rear!
I'm currently running Michelin Regular Pilot Powers front and rear.
Of course I'm riding on the sides of tires all the time here in the mountains,
so I was thinking about a front tire with even better grip on the sides.

I called the Michelin 800 number to see if the Pilot Power 2CT would
do anything for me because I wasn't clear on whether the 2CT's were:

A. the same on the sides and harder in the middle, OR
B. the same in the middle and softer on the sides.

The Tech guy told me that "B" is true.
BUT he also told me that many customers complain about a
"falling into the curves" sensation with the 2CT,
but not with the regular Pilot Power.

I am now considering the softer Michelin Power Pure for the front only,
and keeping the Regular Pilot Power on the rear.
I have a few more Regular Pilot Power fronts in stock that I have to use up first.
I'm getting backed up with too many tires downstairs.

If you decide to go to Regular Pilot Powers though , be aware that the
rear tire has a 6mm shorter radius than the stock Pirelli,
and you'll want to lower your yokes to compensate
(easy job with torque wrench).




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Good eye seeing the pirelli in the pic...I am keeping it on until it's done and since its snowing here now it may take a while..My impression of the. 2ct may not be a good evaluation of it since I would be using the hard center and you would be using the softer sides.lol.. I did drop the triple clamp down to a total of 5mm since I put the 2ct on the rear and that is working for me now....
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Old 10-29-2011, 03:09 PM   #304
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Hey Blank,
Here's what they say:

We have been working with FP Racing for sometime now on getting some of their super cool Custom Billet Aluminum Levers made for the 950 Supermoto, 950 Supermoto R, 990 Supermoto T and 990 Supermoto R.
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I have an extra pair of these bought a 2 pairs in different color combs so I have (NIB 10/10...Shorty/orange) laying around if anyone would like to own a set... just pm me with a Reasonable offer.


Thanks


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Old 10-30-2011, 05:53 AM   #305
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do they have more than what is on the site?
I didn't see much on there for SMT or SMT. ?
be nice to get a great deal on some sliders
and a skid plate. Even some new cans down
the road.
Yes!
For KTM hardparts & accessories:
If you can find the KTM part number someplace, Tracey's will send it to you.

For KTM hardparts & accessories, I usually find the KTM part number on some other site, then call Tracey's.

Also:
When you go to www.worldofcycles.com for KTM part numbers,
you want click on "parts finder,"
then click on "KTM dirt bikes" even for street bikes,
then year, model, etc. etc. They have all the OEM parts for SM-T AND SM-R & every other KTM.




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Old 10-30-2011, 05:55 AM   #306
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Funny you should say that buddy I recon thats why it lasted 2k the tread in the center lasted longer cos the suckers always on it,s side.Even though the tread has worn out in the center the tyre still has an ok profile as it hasn,t squared off.
I,ve found a decent deal on some British Avon Viper sport 2 tyres down here with they say a double compound tyre ''harder in the middle with softer compound on the sides and a bigger contact patch'' We shall see!!!
Al
I never tried those Al.
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Old 10-30-2011, 06:11 AM   #307
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Good eye seeing the pirelli in the pic...I am keeping it on until it's done and since its snowing here now it may take a while..My impression of the. 2ct may not be a good evaluation of it since I would be using the hard center and you would be using the softer sides.lol..
Well, plan on coming down here Spring or Summer so you can wear out the sides!
I did drop the triple clamp down to a total of 5mm since I put the 2ct on the rear and that is working for me now....
How many miles do you have on that bike now, George?




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Old 10-30-2011, 07:33 PM   #308
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How many miles do you have on that bike now, George?




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KTM has 3200 miles, I do ride every day but the other bikes get used for work and when I need to carry things,,,KTM comes out when I am riding for pure fun. Work got in the way this year lol, but I plan on using it much more next year and I will be coming back down your way probably in the spring when you have some time to ride for a few days.

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Old 10-31-2011, 02:40 PM   #309
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Could the SMR be made into a Super SportTouring Bike.

Aqualine SE Tank

Cee Bailey's bigger screen

Gobi Bags

Accessory Outlets for Gerbings

Hand Guards

SMT Seat

Kaoko Throttle Lock

ZUMO

V1

???????????????

I can feel it.
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Old 10-31-2011, 03:52 PM   #310
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Save yourself a shitload of trouble and buy an SMT!
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Old 10-31-2011, 04:37 PM   #311
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Save yourself a shitload of trouble and buy an SMT!
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:59 PM   #312
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KTM has 3200 miles, I do ride every day but the other bikes get used for work and when I need to carry things,,,KTM comes out when I am riding for pure fun. Work got in the way this year lol, but I plan on using it much more next year and I will be coming back down your way probably in the spring when you have some time to ride for a few days.
See you then.
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Old 11-02-2011, 10:12 AM   #313
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Funny you should say that buddy I recon thats why it lasted 2k the tread in the center lasted longer cos the suckers always on it,s side.Even though the tread has worn out in the center the tyre still has an ok profile as it hasn,t squared off.
I,ve found a decent deal on some British Avon Viper sport 2 tyres down here with they say a double compound tyre ''harder in the middle with softer compound on the sides and a bigger contact patch'' We shall see!!!
Al
Getting the Pilot Pure rear put on today! We shall see
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Old 11-02-2011, 11:42 AM   #314
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Getting the Pilot Pure rear put on today! We shall see
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We,re here for a good time,not a long time!
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