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Old 06-09-2012, 09:47 AM   #511
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You could post a "Seat Wanted" on the "Flea Market" thread under parts.
Lots of people have the Ergo seats, so there MUST be stock seats sitting around somewhere.
What did the original owner do with his stock seat? Maybe you should call him?
Thanks, Mike. I did all of those things. No responses on here, and the original owner just left his stock seat with the dealer when he bought the bike. I found a seat at a local motorsports superstore, it had just shipped in that day. KTM has them on back order until August.
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Old 06-09-2012, 10:36 AM   #512
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I have both the SM-R seat and the SM-T seat.
I use the SM-T seat for two up riding, and the stock SM-R seat for riding the curvy roads one up.

The difference is a little bit hard to describe, but the SM-T seat seems to shift my pelvis back a bit,
which is comfortable for just sitting there, but makes it more difficult to stay "on top of the bike", or to keep my weight forward enough for handling the bike as precisely on the curvy roads. So I use the stock SM-R seat more.

Try one right after the other IN THE CURVES and see if you can feel the difference.





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This is probably a dumb question, but do you know if the R seat fits on the SMT? My SMT seat pushes me too far forward.
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Old 06-09-2012, 03:20 PM   #513
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Great thread and lots of awesome info - thanks guys. First time I've seen it...shows how often I check in!!

Had a 950SM which I adored and so had to pony up for the SMR. Glad I did as it's a noticeably stronger overall package. Drove down to OC to get mine as the dealer there was much more aggressive and I got him to put on Akras and remap it. Baffles out! Music!!

A couple of little niggles:
- a also have a 690 enduro with a second set of wheels (17") and I got the suspension worked on. Huge improvement and it is now so good that it shows the relative 'weakness' of my SMR set up. I need a stiffer rear spring as it is a bit wallowy if I push it hard.
- do others suffer with the chain slap at 3-4k RPM? No biggie, but annoying sometimes. I have tried to cure it by playing with chain tightness, but can rarely cure it.

Rode mine up the coast to Point Reyes this morning. Perma-grin, as usual!
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Old 06-10-2012, 11:45 AM   #514
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If you haven't, try first to change the shock setting to sport, I think the rear wp's are excellent, I'm not exactly lightweight and it worked for me.

I do suffer the chain slap, but less than before, after I put a 16 front sprocket.
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Old 06-11-2012, 12:05 PM   #515
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This is probably a dumb question, but do you know if the R seat fits on the SMT? My SMT seat pushes me too far forward.

I guess it would have to Captain, but we might have to be careful.
Many of us have been assuming that the T seat and the Ergo seat for the R are the same seat. And they may be, but I don't think I'm 100% sure on that.
Do we know for sure that those 2 seats are identical?
Do they have the same part number?

Hey George, is that a T seat or Ergo R seat that you have?


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Old 06-12-2012, 03:37 AM   #516
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I guess it would have to Captain, but we might have to be careful.
Many of us have been assuming that the T seat and the Ergo seat for the R are the same seat. And they may be, but I don't think I'm 100% sure on that.
Do we know for sure that those 2 seats are identical?
Do they have the same part number?

Hey George, is that a T seat or Ergo R seat that you have?




Mine is the ergo seat, the one listed on page 8 post # 116 of this thread I "assumed" It was the same as the stock smt seat but since they list it as an ergo seat for the sm/smt it may be a replacement for both bikes. The only way to know for sure is check parts numbers or give a KTM dealer a call..
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Old 06-19-2012, 04:12 AM   #517
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George, WTF? LOL. Say it ain't so dude.....
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Old 06-19-2012, 02:52 PM   #518
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George, WTF? LOL. Say it ain't so dude.....
That didnt take long..lol. I thought KTM Miike would have noticed first ....dont think he knows.....
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Old 06-21-2012, 01:43 PM   #519
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That didnt take long..lol. I thought KTM Miike would have noticed first ....dont think he knows.....

No! I don't know for sure.
I have asked that question a few different times along the way on this thread and never got a definite answer:

Are the Ergo seat and stock T seat the same thing???

I have a stock SM-R seat AND the same Ergo seat that George has apparently.
I have often referred to the Ergo seat as a T seat because it looks the same to me in the pictures, but what do I know?.
I have never even seen a KTM SM-T, so it is very likely I have never seen an actual stock SM-T seat (IF it is different from the Ergo).

So no. At this point we still don't know.

Eventually someone from the T thread may drop in and answer us.












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Old 06-21-2012, 02:02 PM   #520
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part numbers are different.

62007040000 Stock SMT (SPARE PARTS MANUAL: CHASSIS ART.NO.: 3CF9875K0EN)
62007040100 KTM Ergo Comfort Seat 990 SM/SMR/SMT 2010-2011 (ktm-parts.com)
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Old 06-21-2012, 02:12 PM   #521
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They're two different seats; the ergo (with the KTM logo embossed in one side), and the stock one. Both are two level seats -smr stock is one level. But all 990 smr/smt seats, plus the ergo, can be mounted in any of both bikes.
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Old 06-21-2012, 02:22 PM   #522
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This is what I was giving George sh*t about

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=801040
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Old 06-22-2012, 03:21 AM   #523
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OK I finally had time to look all this up:

stock 990 SM-R seat . . . . . . . . . . . . 626 07 040 000 04 . . . . . $175.55

stock 990 SM-T seat . . . . . . . . . . . . 620 07 040 000 . . . . . . . . $147.55

990 ergo comfort seat . . . . . . . . . . 620 07 040 100 . . . . . . . . $160.00


TRACY PRICES:
http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....&postcount=298


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Old 06-22-2012, 09:07 AM   #524
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I believe the ERGO seat may have a gel pad in it, but don't quote me on that.

I have an SMT that I have had the stock seat reworked by Sargent. It does well enough, but I'm thinking of buying another stock seat (or SMR seat) and having Renazco give it a go.

Question for you SMR guys. Do you know if the plastic seat pan on the SMR is the same shape as the SMT? I know the foam is different (split level vs single level). If so, then I'll just buy the cheaper SMT stock seat and have Renazco build it like a dual sport seat.
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Old 06-29-2012, 09:53 PM   #525
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I am back...you convinced me ... Not selling the KTM...it is just toooo cool of a bike ... The touring bike is going to have to wait until next year when I won't have to sacrifice the KTM to get it..... Now where is that lotto ticket..
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