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Old 05-09-2012, 06:17 PM   #466
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Looks to be photoshopped to me, swing arm is off a 690sm or 690 Duke, as is the exhaust, if it's real at all.

Nice looking job.

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Does anyone know the manufacturer of that exhaust system on this bike? I love how this looks and want one. I hope it's not photoshopped. I did a search on google with no results, also looked at the name that's on the tank, nothing
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Old 05-15-2012, 03:17 AM   #467
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Looks to be photoshopped to me, swing arm is off a 690sm or 690 Duke, as is the exhaust, if it's real at all.

Nice looking job.

Yeah, Natty, that swingarm is off a 690 all right.
I wonder if it's even strong enough for the heavier 990?
Personally I never did like the look of that swingarm compared to the stock one.










Hey Craig, we have another 990 SM-R in our area: Trapperj in Knoxville.







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Old 05-15-2012, 07:50 PM   #468
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New and read the whole thread"

Hi guys,

Thanks for the dedicated KTM 990 SMR thread! I read through the entire thread. Took my time...lots of good info here. I started off looking for a 950 SM or SMR but found a decent buy on a like new 990 SMR and brains enough to pull the trigger. I am still getting acquainted with her right now but as I PMed KTM Mike my head is spinning with ideas. I never have been able to leave well enough alone. I reckon it's a sickness. I hope not to do anything monumentally stupid to her so soon. She seems to be pretty well thought out. I have went full circle with motorcycles starting out with dirt bikes as most here did it seems. I went through the crotch rocket stage and lived....couple of zx-11 s early on and always had a KLR or two in the garage. (still do) .. Bunches of bikes in between ...had the latest gen Triumph Tiger and enjoyed it a lot. But the SMR kinda called my name and so I bought one.

Maybe one day if I listen and learn I can contribute something useful to this forum. I will shut up and listen and learn some more.

Glad to be here! Great thread!
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:25 AM   #469
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Anyone who has experience on both the 990 and 690 smc? I love the 690 on our bumpy twisty roads. But when touring it feels a bit busy and under powered. Would the 990 smr offer similar fun and abilities in the twisties?


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Old 05-22-2012, 10:14 AM   #470
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In short, YES.

I had a 690sm, now on a 950SMR. Don't miss the 690 one bit.

You'll notice the 990's extra Kg only in the tightest of twisties. On the motorway the 990 has it all over the 690. It's relaxed at the pace the 690 begins to strain, say anything over 130kph.

Do you currently own all the bikes in your sig? If so, I would say the 990smr is a nice blending of the 690smc and the Megamoto HP2.

See here:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...5&postcount=28

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Would the 990 smr offer similar fun and abilities in the twisties?

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Old 05-26-2012, 03:24 AM   #471
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Anyone who has experience on both the 990 and 690 smc? I love the 690 on our bumpy twisty roads. But when touring it feels a bit busy and under powered. Would the 990 smr offer similar fun and abilities in the twisties?


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Yeah, I have them both.

I prefer the 690 more of the time. We have no straight roads here, but a lot of very tight twisties, and I am constantly either accelerating or decelerating when I ride. The 690 is perfect for this area. The fuel mileage is much better (44mpg), and it doesn't go through tires as fast as the 990. Maintenance on the 690 is a breeze compared to the 990. Valve shim adjustments are hilariously easy on the 690! If I had to choose between the two, for where I live, I would take the 690.

The 990 is great fun, but totally different. Fuel mileage is 28mpg under these conditions, and riding it on the constantly curvy roads is an exercise in restraint. Fortunately I change my own tires, because I replace them very often on the 990. Sometimes I get less than 1000 miles out of a Michelin Pilot Power rear when I am really pushing it hard. Fortunately I know where all the gas stations are, because the fuel tank is very small for a bike this thirsty. On the rare occasions I take the 990 out of the mountains and into the sweepers, it rules! The 990 is much less practical for riding in this area. Then again, I don't think any of us bought it for practicality.

Tire choice and steering geometry are EXTREMELY important on both.

[The KTM 530 EXC is a hoot too! (after you upgrade the charging and cooling systems)]


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Old 05-26-2012, 09:44 AM   #472
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Thanks for the info guys. I just got home from hospital after crashing my Tuono V4 yesterday. I might need to replace it with something so maybe both the 990 and 690 will do.

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Old 05-26-2012, 11:07 AM   #473
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Guys I just sold my SMR 990 if anyone interested relatively new shock (heavier guys) and T preload Adjuster, Comfort seat ... (150-200) miles on it

Hey guys. I'm new to the forum, so forgive me if I missed an intro post. I just purchased a 2011 SMR. It's on a truck from New York to Southern California as I type this. Bought it "used" with 400 miles and an akro slip on. Really excited, but also overwhelmed with the stuff I want to do (motobox, sliders, etc.)

I'm a heavy guy (about 260), so if you still have that spring, let me know! I'm close to LA, so I could pick it up.

Anyway, look forward to learning from you guys.
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Old 05-26-2012, 03:12 PM   #474
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Welcome to the thread Trapperj, RoteEddie, and H8ter.

This thread was suffering from inactivity for a while (winter maybe?)

Thanks for bringing it a little life. Let us know when you have questions. We may be able to help.



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Old 05-26-2012, 04:05 PM   #475
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Yeah, I have them both.

I prefer the 690 more of the time. We have no straight roads here, but a lot of very tight twisties, and I am constantly either accelerating or decelerating when I ride. The 690 is perfect for this area. The fuel mileage is much better (44mpg), and it doesn't go through tires as fast as the 990. Maintenance on the 690 is a breeze compared to the 990. Valve shim adjustments are hilariously easy on the 690! If I had to choose between the two, for where I live, I would take the 690.

The 990 is great fun, but totally different. Fuel mileage is 28mpg under these conditions, and riding it on the constantly curvy roads is an exercise in restraint. Fortunately I change my own tires, because I replace them very often on the 990. Sometimes I get less than 1000 miles out of a Michelin Pilot Power rear when I am really pushing it hard. Fortunately I know where all the gas stations are, because the fuel tank is very small for a bike this thirsty. On the rare occasions I take the 990 out of the mountains and into the sweepers, it rules! The 990 is much less practical for riding in this area. Then again, I don't think any of us bought it for practicality.

Tire choice and steering geometry are EXTREMELY important on both.

[The KTM 530 EXC is a hoot too! (after you upgrade the charging and cooling systems)]


Yes Sir
The 990 is sometimes jut a bit to much on the really twisty stuff and I,m sure I,d be faster a lot of the time with the higher cornering speed of the 690 I few of the locals hav,em here and they are a bugger to keep up with!
The 990 is great to roll on the throttle coming out of bends an riding the torque.But it,ll get you into trouble real quick if you let it.Luckily those brakes have saved my skin up till now.
May be time for a 690 before my luck runs out-40 odd kilos less would make all the difference for a kak handed twat like myself.
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Old 05-26-2012, 11:44 PM   #476
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Sorry to hear of your crash. Hope you recover quickly and the Tuono isn't too badly damaged.

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I just got home from hospital after crashing my Tuono V4 yesterday. I might need to replace it with something so maybe both the 990 and 690 will do.

My balls ache
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Old 05-27-2012, 01:49 PM   #477
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Yes Sir
The 990 is sometimes jut a bit to much on the really twisty stuff and I,m sure I,d be faster a lot of the time with the higher cornering speed of the 690 I few of the locals hav,em here and they are a bugger to keep up with!
The 990 is great to roll on the throttle coming out of bends an riding the torque.But it,ll get you into trouble real quick if you let it.Luckily those brakes have saved my skin up till now.
May be time for a 690 before my luck runs out-40 odd kilos less would make all the difference for a kak handed twat like myself.
Al

Al! Where have you been? Hows life down there in the tropics?
Today is the first day that it really feels SUMMER HOT up here in the Appalachians.
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Old 05-27-2012, 06:46 PM   #478
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Since this thread came back to life,,I figured I would try to figure out how to post pics directly from my phone....


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Old 05-28-2012, 02:51 AM   #479
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Hey guys. I'm new to the forum, so forgive me if I missed an intro post. I just purchased a 2011 SMR. It's on a truck from New York to Southern California as I type this. Bought it "used" with 400 miles and an akro slip on. Really excited, but also overwhelmed with the stuff I want to do (motobox, sliders, etc.)

I'm a heavy guy (about 260), so if you still have that spring, let me know! I'm close to LA, so I could pick it up.

Anyway, look forward to learning from you guys.
Did you buy the bike from a guy in Rochester, NY, off Craigslist?
If so, what was the deal there? Did he not like the bike?
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Old 05-28-2012, 04:57 AM   #480
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Withiam!
Haven't heard from you in a while.
Where is Knudsen Flow anyway?



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