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Old 07-01-2013, 09:00 AM   #631
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Supermoto epic ride

In two weeks a buddy of mine and I (we both have 2010 990 Supermoto R's) will be riding from Reno Nevada all around Northern California and then down to Monterey for Moto GP races so really looking forward to awesome roads and scenery on the R's
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:08 PM   #632
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Be careful installing front wheel on this bike!

UPDATED AGAIN ON 7/10/13. See especially #10 below.

There are 3 things that you can misalign while mounting the front wheel on this bike if you are not careful,
and the bike's handling will suffer greatly if you get these wrong.
The KTM OWNER'S MANUAL leaves out some steps which are often necessary.
Also, KTM's method of aligning the fork tubes by pumping them up and down, does not always work well
(as confirmed some time ago by Cycle World Magazine).
The Motion Pro Fork Alignment Tool offers a better way to ACTUALLY MEASURE IT!


INSTALLING FRONT WHEEL:
Before I begin, I set my large metrictorquewrench to 45NM, & my small metrictorquewrench to 15 NM.
Also I remove the little spoiler fender for better fork alignment access.
(Left and right always refers to your left and right as you sit on the bike).

1. Hold wheel with one hand, slide axle thru fork and wheel with other hand.
2. Screw the big fat screw into the end of the axle.
3. Snap your 12mm allensocket onto your large metrictorquewrench and try to tighten to 45Newtonmeters.
4. If axle tries to slip inside the fork as it often does before you can reach 45NM, then tighten one pinchbolt on the RIGHT fork to hold it stationary for a moment.
5. Torque fat bolt to 45NM.
6. Loosen pinchbolt on RIGHT fork before you forget.
7. Torque both pinchbolts on the LEFT fork to 15NM and get that out of the way.
8. NOW
set Motionpro forkalignment tool to the measurement at the top of the forks as per instructions that come with that tool, and adjust the lower fork legs to match.
9. Torque both pinchbolts on RIGHT fork to 15NM. Now double check the alignment measurement of the fork tops with the fork bottoms.
10. Mount both calipers, (clean all 8 mating surfaces first so the calipers can slide into place properly) but do not tighten yet.
11. Pump up the front brake lever.
12. To align the 2 calipers, spin the front wheel hard and SLAM on front brake while it spins. Repeat this several times. After the last spin & slam, don't let go of the lever.
13. Use your other hand to bind the brake lever shut with strap or zip tie or duct tape or something.
14. Snap your #45 Torxit socket onto your large metrictorquewrench, and torque all 4 brake caliper bolts to 45NM.
15. Unbind lever.
16. IMPORTANT! : Spin wheel hard. If it doesn't spin easily, loosen caliper bolts and repeat steps 10 - 15 until it does spin easily.
17. WHILE THE FRONT BRAKE DISCS ARE STILL COLD, ride the bike about 1/4 mile WITHOUT touching the front brake lever. Stop and feel BOTH front discs to make sure they are BOTH cold. If either is warmer, go back and start over.

General rule of thumb: (never contained in manuals) After remounting ANY motorcycle wheel, spin the wheel hard and hit the brakes.
If it doesn't feel right, take it apart and start again.
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Old 07-18-2013, 08:15 PM   #633
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Awhile back someone was looking for a stock SMR 990 seat? I have one from my 2011 if someone needs it, never used, I put a stock SMT one on the day I got the bike.
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Old 07-18-2013, 08:31 PM   #634
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Awhile back someone was looking for a stock SMR 990 seat? I have one from my 2011 if someone needs it, never used, I put a stock SMT one on the day I got the bike.
PM Sent.

I'm interested....
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Old 07-20-2013, 07:26 AM   #635
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Had a great ride up around Mt. Rainier yesterday on my 2010 SMR that recently had an ECU brain transplant due to immobilizer problems. Happy to say the bike is running perfectly and is the best handling bike I have ever ridden on these tight mountain roads.
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:03 PM   #636
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i am on mine with a friend who has one also and we have put 1400 miles of curvy roads on them in the last ten days (attending Moto GP at Laguna Seca) and have three more days of riding
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:16 PM   #637
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Had a great ride up around Mt. Rainier yesterday on my 2010 SMR that recently had an ECU brain transplant due to immobilizer problems. Happy to say the bike is running perfectly and is the best handling bike I have ever ridden on these tight mountain roads.
Great photo of one my favorite mountains and beautiful bike. Your KTM just looks right in that setting.
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:17 PM   #638
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i am on mine with a friend who has one also and we have put 1400 miles of curvy roads on them in the last ten days (attending Moto GP at Laguna Seca) and have three more days of riding
Beats riding a miserable ol' MV right?
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Old 07-26-2013, 01:18 PM   #639
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Beats riding a miserable ol' MV right?
Unfortunately my old ass would have to been pried off the MV after that many miles
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Old 07-27-2013, 05:37 AM   #640
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Old 07-27-2013, 11:37 AM   #641
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Supermotos tend to do that when you ride the twisties.
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Old 08-01-2013, 03:08 PM   #642
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I'm looking for a cherry SMR 2010 or 2011, I assume you guys would post here first before trading in at a dealer or something crazy like that?

Steve

I should have posted up sooner. I ended up buying a 950 Super Enduro. i will have a 990 SMR at some point relatively soon but the SE experience will be a hoot for now.
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Old 08-02-2013, 12:42 PM   #643
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I should have posted up sooner. I ended up buying a 950 Super Enduro. i will have a 990 SMR at some point relatively soon but the SE experience will be a hoot for now.
I wish they made a 990 version of the 950SE.
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Old 08-02-2013, 07:27 PM   #644
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I should have posted up sooner. I ended up buying a 950 Super Enduro. i will have a 990 SMR at some point relatively soon but the SE experience will be a hoot for now.
That's ironic. I missed out on an 950 SE. So, I picked up a 2010 990 SMT. I will have an SE at some point in the near future. I'll be enjoying the SMT this fall. Time for a Deal's Gap run.
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Old 08-05-2013, 04:23 AM   #645
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