950 Supermoto Chronicles

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

  1. Thumper996

    Thumper996 Been here awhile

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  2. Thumper996

    Thumper996 Been here awhile

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    Nope they won't work. Dang it.
  3. Thumper996

    Thumper996 Been here awhile

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    Mounts, you mean foot pegs?

    I am going all black and will be pulling the upper Orange frame sliders as well as front and rear Orange axle sliders in the near future for resale.
  4. ridemorestressless

    ridemorestressless Adventurer

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    I meant the method of attatching those upper frame sliders by mount. I have looked but can't find 950sm upper frame sliders anywhere. I would also prefer black sliders. Thanks.
  5. preppypyro

    preppypyro Been here awhile

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    Valve adjustment, never done one on my ktm yet either.

    Is it pretty tough to do for you guys that have done them? Im going to be doing a ton of work on my bike next month ish, and I should probably check the valve adjustment while I have everything torn down.

    Looks alot more complicated then the ones on my xt600 haha.
  6. 6USMC6

    6USMC6 R.I.P. Party Boss

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    Follow the procedure in the "HOW". It isn't really difficult, just a bit time consuming. It's easier on the SM/SMR than an Adventure.
  7. preppypyro

    preppypyro Been here awhile

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    Time I have haha. Ill have to order a valve shim kit and check it out. Sure would like to have my bike running 100 percent tip top this summer!
  8. ridemorestressless

    ridemorestressless Adventurer

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    where is a good how to on checking valves?
  9. cnw126

    cnw126 Been here awhile

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  10. 6USMC6

    6USMC6 R.I.P. Party Boss

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    There is an EXCEL shim calculator in there (or PM me with your email and I'll send it to you) that makes determining the correct shim a piece of cake.
  11. KHVol

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    Hey Ridemore, The problem with backfiring is due the bike sitting up so long. The adjustments were right before it sat up and should be right now.

    It does not take long for sitting gas to gum up the jets. I have usually been able to just run the bike with Sea Foam or something similar and get it eventually cleaned out (except for a VFR which sat for 2 years.)

    You may have to take the carbs off and clean the jets, nothing major. (I thought I had really screwed mine up when that happened but it cleaned out after several minutes)

    Good luck.

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  12. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy.....

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  13. KHVol

    KHVol Long timer

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    I can easily see myself owning another KTM. So far, after a lotta years of riding, my former 950 SM is the most enjoyable motorcycle I have ever owned ( XR650R is second) . The new ones are supposed to be $20,000 + which will be a stretch.... I have unfortunately not seen anything about an 1190 SM.
  14. 6USMC6

    6USMC6 R.I.P. Party Boss

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    From what I've read so far, the new 1190 Adventure is closer to an SM than an Adventure and that's what I am shooting for.

    Now the new 1290 Super Duke should be a whole other ball game!
  15. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy.....

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    In regards to the 1190, though some consider it blasphemy I'm all about a more street oriented Adventure. There's still the R model for the diehards. A SD, RC8, SM, SMT, ADV, and ADV-R would be one hell of a line up.
    I've considered an SMT, but the ADV 1190 is pulling at me ol heart strings.
  16. 6USMC6

    6USMC6 R.I.P. Party Boss

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    I was all set to pull the trigger on an SMT when I heard about the 1190. It sounded good enough to be worth the wait. I want the standard bike, I'm not interested in the R.
  17. ridemorestressless

    ridemorestressless Adventurer

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    I got the programmable LED 12v integrated tail/ brake/ turnsignal/ licence plate assembly for the DRZ400 from 12 O'CLOCK labs. Some cutting and shaping of the included aluminum mounting bracket and the existing plastic tail piece, combined with making a little mount extension; and this is what I got last night.



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  18. mcmann

    mcmann Motorcycle Maniac

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    Careful . . . You may shoot your eye out with an SD :D:huh
    I have the same problem with the SM as I did with my SE . . . Too much throttle lifts the front wheel . . . Even at over 60 years of age:
    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8sdP1TW54e0


    Even on a 950A:
    http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=relmfu&v=dJDgURIWOak#/watch?feature=relmfu&v=dJDgURIWOak


    625's are much easier to keep the front up:
    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oknaDfmEWsg
  19. 6USMC6

    6USMC6 R.I.P. Party Boss

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    I've got six years on you and probably the two neatest things that's happened to me in the past 20 years, occurred on my SMR.

    Once hitting everything just right coming out of a gas station and keeping the front wheel in the air through most of first, second and third gears. Cool !

    Second time was the first time I backed it out of a turn with the front wheel off the ground. Once I figured it out, I could do it at will if the road surface was right. For a guy in his 60's, that's better than getting ..............
  20. wpbarlow

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    No it ain't :lol3