950 Supermoto Chronicles

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by wpbarlow, Jul 20, 2006.

  1. farmerger

    farmerger Snowed in Adventurer

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    Renazco seat..'nough said. I rode it home 2500km in 3 days, better tourer than my 1200GS, honest (just don't tell anybody in the oilhead forum that I said so.:wink:) I thought the small(ish) tank would suck, but it turned out to be just perfect spacing for butt breaks, and I never missed a windshield but that might just be me. All I used for luggage was a GL Fandango tank bag and a Wolfman Alpha duffle.
  2. omnivore

    omnivore SuperSportTourer

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    I did 2500 miles in 4 days thru thu NY,PA,WV and KY, then on to Indy, and home to Toronto area. I did have a 3 day stop in the middle of the trip in Indy, but other than the hard seat, and lack of wind protection, it was fine. The aggressive geometry made it tough over 75 mph , but of course that was also towing my trailer behind the bike. I am certain KTM didn't factor a trailer into the equation when engineering the bike,LOL
  3. Tachedoutoffroad

    Tachedoutoffroad Mr. Parrish

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    Holy diamond encrusted bike batman :eek1

    Husky 610SM insurance $181 year
    Yamaha FZ1 $417 year
    KTM 950SM. $1,079 year :cry

    Progressive has the Husky as a dirt bike, mine as a street-sport, and the KTM as a super-sport

    .....that hurts me....
  4. wpbarlow

    wpbarlow Long timer

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    Definitely try another company. 950s are generally cheap to insure.
  5. 900rider

    900rider Been here awhile

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    +1

    Down to $200 a year full coverage with rider. 07 smr and a clean record.

    35yrs old
  6. BuckMoto

    BuckMoto Adventure Napping

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    I've got State Farm on the house, cars and bike and it runs $265.32/yr for an '07 SMR.
  7. nattyMo

    nattyMo Been here awhile

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    Shop your insurance....

    Clean record, $218 per year on my 07' SMR. Single moto policy with Esurance (now Allstate). My rate has dropped from around $500 when I first purchased the bike in 08'. I did have one no fault claim (deer attack), my rate actually dropped. Weird, I know.
  8. 6USMC6

    6USMC6 R.I.P. Party Boss

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    The 950 and the 1200 (BMW) - together - cost me $283 and I have full coverage with low deductibles with Allstate.
  9. Tachedoutoffroad

    Tachedoutoffroad Mr. Parrish

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    It's just odd that one SM is a super-sport and one is a dirt bike? Not a CC difference, a whole class difference.

    I guess all 950 guys are hooligans :D :lol3
  10. 900rider

    900rider Been here awhile

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    As mentioned above this bike makes us into criminals :)
  11. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy.....

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    I have esurance, and pay $78 a month. Not horrible. But doable. (2 speeding tickets and a no mirror ticket are the cause)
  12. omnivore

    omnivore SuperSportTourer

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    In Canada, State Farm and TD see the 950SM as a sportbike. But Primmum sees it as a dual sport.

    State Farm quoted me $1360/yr full coverage (1 mil PL/PD + comp and coll.)

    Primmum carries my policy now for $878
  13. eSONG

    eSONG Been here awhile

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    For mine, Rider Insurance in NJ quoted me $580/year for 100k/300k/50k, 500 deductible and comp/collision with 3 moving violations. Dropping Comp/Collision lowered the price to $380/year.
  14. BuckMoto

    BuckMoto Adventure Napping

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    Hi Garry,

    I'm a few pages late in saying so, but thanks for posting the pictures and link to your RR. This picture is amazing! :clap I can't imagine any roads being much better than these. One of my all-time favorite pictures was one you posted in an annual summary a year or two ago. IIRC, it was a slightly misty overlook down a steep hillside with trees that had blazing red leaves. I went looking for it but couldn't find it.
  15. Garry

    Garry Old and In The Way

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    I really like that photo too. Route 16 is a great road between Tazewell and Marion (VA). It was late in the day and I just happened to stop at the top of Hungry Mother State Park before the run down the mountain to Marion where I was staying for the night. Turned around and saw the great late afternoon light on that 15 MPH twisty sign and knew I had a winner. Just being in the right place at the right time...
  16. big_sur

    big_sur Tarded

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    A few goodbye pictures of the big katoom :cry

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  17. snowhawk jockey

    snowhawk jockey Slack Jaw Gaper

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    >sniff<:cry
    I am sure she will be missed.
    Best of luck with her replacement!
  18. Garry

    Garry Old and In The Way

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    I just discovered that my bike won't start if it's in gear and the clutch is pulled in. I always start in neutral, so I never noticed it. I'm guessing that some switch on the clutch is shot and needs to be replaced.

    Is said switch on the bars or tied to the clutch slave somehow? I just installed the Evolutione clutch slave a couple weeks ago and wonder if that somehow caused this?

    Anyone have to fix this yet? I'm at work or I wouldn't be quite so lazy about looking up the parts fiche/etc.
  19. exhaust_nut

    exhaust_nut Been here awhile

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    What position is your side stand in during all this, that switch can fail too.


  20. Garry

    Garry Old and In The Way

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    Pretty sure the sidestand was up. I will have to experiment a bit tonight. Gonna be wrenching on the 530 tonight, so I'll be in the garage all evening.

    Got any troubleshooting tips? I have cheapo Rat Shack multimeter I can poke around with if given some tips on what to try...