950 Supermoto Chronicles

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

  1. wpbarlow

    wpbarlow Long timer

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    Did a club ride Sunday. Combo of slow 'n tight, and fast 'n twisty and curving. And a bit of slab to get to the start and then to get home. Good time had by all.

    No pics from the day; so one from the archives

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  2. Chuckracer

    Chuckracer Jerkus Maximus

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    Clay and Immemares (??), I'd suggest if it ain't broke...

    Walter, I want one O them SD front fenders!
  3. Just Bob

    Just Bob Been There Done That

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    If it feels like it surges when you hold the throttle and speed steady at that point raising the needle one clip should smooth it out.
  4. aeronaut

    aeronaut Been here awhile

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    Decannister will not effect fueling during running at all. Helps startup, and removes hoses. Otherwise, your choice.
  5. MookieBlaylock

    MookieBlaylock Long timer

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    canister really has to go. once fuel gets backed up into the canister,and it will with a full tank and a hot day or a tipover, the carbs cant vent. The starter gets abused the battery dies and you get stranded.
  6. EastSideSM

    EastSideSM Isn't that dangerous?

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    Just Bob +1 on that. When I got my bike I noticed that at low RPMS and around a steady 35 mph or so the bike had a slight surge. When I took it in for the first service that is exactly what they did and it solved the problem. Still running stock cans and jetting (hoping to get some Wings this summer) and the bike has been a champ. I did de-sas it but was too lazy to remove the rear cannister in the tail.
  7. EastSideSM

    EastSideSM Isn't that dangerous?

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    :rofl Hey Walter I just noticed I am catching up to you, I've got almost 11,856 smiles on my Katie.
  8. iammemares

    iammemares Been here awhile

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    For those that have decaned, has there been any need to adjust jetting or air/fuel screws, etc.

    If the the no start condition occurs due to the canister, what is the immediate solution. Waiting, bump starting, turn off the fuel supply for a while,??
  9. aeronaut

    aeronaut Been here awhile

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    Removing cannister and the carb jetting are unrelated. So if you're happy with jetting as is, the answer to your question is NO.

    10-30 seconds of starter cranking worked for me. But eveyone's bike seems to be a little different in this respect.
  10. wpbarlow

    wpbarlow Long timer

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    Keep going! My "problem" with accumulating miles on the SM is that I always have other bikes I like to ride for different reasons/circumstances- so no one bike gets really significant mileage. I like the SM the best; but like the others as well.
  11. wpbarlow

    wpbarlow Long timer

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    I put it on mainly to reduce spray in the winter months and intended to put the original back about now. However, I've noticed that the bike is more stable and smoother going as slow as 70-75 mph with the low fender, so I'm keeping it on even though I think the bike looks much better with the high fender (and yes, I know looking better is relative when talking about the 950SM :lol3 ). I put the SM fender on the SE and think that bike looks so much better with it than with the stock SE fender.
  12. JBird

    JBird Retriever

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    I thought that you shouldn't remove the SAS system and still run the catalytic converters??? I thought they needed the extra air to function:huh
  13. EastSideSM

    EastSideSM Isn't that dangerous?

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    I'm not sure. The bike doesn't run any different really otherwise. The dealer removed it when I had my fuel tank replaced and had some issues with it starting after that when it was hot. Never had a problem since. I think that carbon builds up in cats over time anyway and they basically lose their effectiveness at some point. Maybe it will happen quicker? I'm probably going to swap the stock for some wings in the next month so I'm not too concerned.
  14. EastSideSM

    EastSideSM Isn't that dangerous?

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    Walter, that is nice to have different bikes to choose from. I don't have a garage (had to store at my sis' house this winter) so I can only have one bike at a time right now. I'm glad it feels like several though. Great choice in my opinion if you can only have one.
  15. iammemares

    iammemares Been here awhile

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    Been really surprised at how good my SMR sounds with LV cans. I took the dB killers out and OMG, quite alot louder. I also think I might have lost a little low to mid punch with the db killers removed. I think they need to go back in, but boy does it sound good.
  16. Taipan

    Taipan Adventurer

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    Could you 950SM owners do me a favour please? My bike has a vibration problem which I'm trying to find. I just grabbed the rear sprocket and there is some for and aft play, which I expected to be between the cush drives. But mine isnt like that its metal hitting metal??? Can you see what yours is like please.
    Many thanks
  17. Garry

    Garry Old and In The Way

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    That's my take too. Great sound/tone with the inserts out, but too loud for use around civilization. I had mine out recently and put them back in for my trip last weekend.
  18. Chuckracer

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    My take as well. I pull them out of my Akro's once in a while and it sounds cool, but I'm too self-conscious about the racket so I put them back in.

    Taipan, my rear sprocket has a little play just like you described.
  19. Chuckracer

    Chuckracer Jerkus Maximus

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    I got all inspired today and mounted my SE inner fender

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=460071

    ...and while I was into it, I cut 1/2" off the handlebars. :deal

    Haven't ridden it yet (tomorrow), but sitting on it in the garage it feels like a good difference. Glad I didn't go 3/4" though as my KTM Enduro handguards barely fit back on the bars. :evil
  20. 6USMC6

    6USMC6 R.I.P. Party Boss

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    Has anyone thought of or tried to put an Adventure dash on an SM? The speedo looks to be the same and the tach is a real tach. The set up could also be too big. I don't have access to one to compare it.