950 Supermoto Chronicles

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

  1. spike747

    spike747 Adventurer

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    I just picked up my Klim latitude pants. Wow, they seem very we'll built and will work fine for the light dual sporting ill do on my SMR. But one thing about the pants doesn't make much sense to me. Why did they put the jacket zipper connection on the inside of the pants? Every pant I've ever owned had the zipper on the outside. And I have a tough time when it's on the outside. It will be darn near impossible for me on the inside of the pants.
    Anyone know why Klim does this?
  2. ridemorestressless

    ridemorestressless Adventurer

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  3. preppypyro

    preppypyro Been here awhile

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    So last night I decided that I was going to try the continental trail attack 2 tires.

    Hoping they are decent tires, as the best price I could find shipped to me was 375 bucks for both!

    Anyone try them out yet? My riding is alot of gravel back roads, summer roads (dirt mainly) and then highway (to and from work).

    I also ordered a h2w jetting kit to go with my sporting wood intake. The bike should be a bit of a different beast this year!

    I have a ton to do to my bike before I can ride it this year, and we are expecting plus 16-25 degree celcius weather the next week starting tomorrow, doh!

    I shoulda made the quad and the old xt wait in line to get finished haha.
  4. wpbarlow

    wpbarlow Long timer

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    I think you'll like them. I had them on my Capo and currently have them (Road on front/Trail on rear) on my 19/17 990 Adv setup. They seem to work pretty much the same as similar tires, but seem to get better mileage for me.

    Tire prices have stayed pretty high- prices went up when oil went up a while ago (understandable), but didn't follow it down (probably just as understandable :cry).
  5. 900rider

    900rider Been here awhile

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    Anyone try these?
    http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/14/72/962/6175/ITEM/Shinko-003-Stealth-Front-Tire.aspx

    I have a set of them on my 450exc sumo and they're just fine, but the 950 is a lot harder on tires than the 450...
  6. preppypyro

    preppypyro Been here awhile

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    Great to hear good feedback with them!
  7. ridemorestressless

    ridemorestressless Adventurer

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    Where does the ground wire attach on the 950sm?
  8. doctor_big

    doctor_big It hurts when I fall down

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    Hi guys,

    I spent about ten minutes trying to find the post but was unsuccessful...

    Was it Natty who replaced his fuel lines with orange silicone jobbies? One of my fuel hoses split and I used some generic stuff to get me by, but I'd much rather have the stock, pre-formed one.

    Now, if one lets go, the others must be on the way. Has anyone done the research regarding cost of the originals and of the snazzy orange ones? What's the source of the aftermarket lines?

    Thanks in advance,
    Jason
  9. wiseblood

    wiseblood Hall Monitor

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  10. EastSideSM

    EastSideSM Isn't that dangerous?

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    I replaced all of my Coolant Hoses with the orange silicone hoses (samco). I replaced my fuel lines with the OEM that I ordered from KTM Twins. I replaced all of the fuel lines including the preformed pieces. I had one of the lines give out a couple of years ago (it was the piece from the fuel pump) and had replaced pieces here and there, but last year, I ordered every bit of the fuel lines and replumbed all of those bits. I'm not sure if they also make the silicone fuel lines. I went with the OEM cannot remember the cost off hand. I may have an invoice floating around somewhere. The little pre-formed bits I think were a little spendy, but most stuff is for these bikes.
  11. zoki1

    zoki1 Been here awhile

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    I went trough the whole Bible for the nice, clean, decent Handguards .......
    any idea !!!!:norton
  12. 900rider

    900rider Been here awhile

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    I'm partial to these :)

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  13. tarantulahawk

    tarantulahawk slipperyhellionon2wheels

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    Now that's what I call 'Pretty in Punk'!
  14. karviet

    karviet Adventurer

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    Hi, did you change your fuel pump ? Facet, mikuni ?
  15. angustoyou

    angustoyou Adventurer

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    Just offering my opinion. No agenda, objective or anything. I'm just interacting on the web with some like minded people, about a bike that I love. :thumb

    It's great that you are doing what you are doing to try and help owners with a problem, :clap It's much easier to sit and bitch about it than actually do something, so please keep us posted with the numbers that respond, and the results 'cos I am really curious about the extent of the issue. It might affect me as a fellow owner.
  16. JohnE65c

    JohnE65c Adventurer

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    Here are mine.

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  17. DM47

    DM47 Adventurer

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    I use the stock KTM 990SMT guards on my 950.
  18. 6USMC6

    6USMC6 R.I.P. Party Boss

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  19. tahoe

    tahoe Adventurer

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    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=21334655#post21334655

    All good things must come to an end. And I miss every bike I've ever sold. But this one is really gonna hurt. :cry

    Anyway there aren't many used ones for sale these days. Any input on price is appreciated.

    PS I haven't posted much but have appreciated all the awesome info and feedback here over the years!
  20. silli

    silli Into SM

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    I've tried searching to no avail, so here goes a probably stupid question:

    On my 950SM headlight, the low beam only lights up a little bulb in the bottom and the main bulb (H4) stays completely off. The high beam lights up the main bulb. Is this normal?

    Shouldn't the low beam use the main bulb as well, just at a lower power (different filament or something)?

    Just switched from a 5th gen VFR, so I'm still getting to know this thing. And still trying to stop smiling.