Crossing an SMT with an Adventure

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by kamanya, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. kamanya

    kamanya Andrew to most

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    One of the inmates on our local forum did this;

    To quote him,

    Suspension Mostly, - 950 S long travel would do fine, Front and Back,
    Knobblies - For sure, with 21 front wheel and 17 rear with a TKC
    Front Fender - KTM 990 Low Fender with Brake lines
    Exhaust system too low, - 950 S exhaust routed over side of engine - Slightly Modified with Air age Cans,
    Colour Scheme, - Carbon Black
    Side Stand - 950 S,
    Bash Plate - 950 modified brackets to fit,
    Handle Bars - 1200GS ADV with 800GS hand Guards,
    Rear Subframe - Made it Black,
    And a few small body panel changes.


    AND VOILA !!!!!

    A 116HP - 200Kg Beast,

    Started with a 2010 990 SMT

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    And ended with,

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  2. DC1200

    DC1200 KTM 990R Adv

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    Phark, there's fun to be had there!
    If possible though, an 18" spoked rear would balance it out a bit better?
    Good stuff. :thumbup
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  3. KTBen

    KTBen Barrrp!

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    That looks AWEsome!

    But.....how dose it handle?
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  4. No Degree

    No Degree Where's the decency?

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    I like the transformation. For me I would install a 19" front wheel. I like cruising dirt roads at a brisk pace.
    Obviously, your setup has a different purpose. Why not go with a Super Enduro?
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  5. snowhawk jockey

    snowhawk jockey Slack Jaw Gaper

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    Awesome looking ride! I love the conversion. Can't find any SE type's with the FI and 990 so, why not an SMT?
    18" wheel won't shoe into the swinger, since it is two inches shorter than an ADV. I wonder if he is going to get knob burn on the front of that skid with the 21" front.:eek1
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  6. Bronco3738

    Bronco3738 Mike

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    Can you fit the ADV swinger to that bike? That would give you access to 18" wheel and slightly longer wheel travel.
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  7. Camo Jo

    Camo Jo a lotta Mojo

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    Correct , the 18" rear wont fit cause the swing arm is shorter, we were a bit worried about the 17" rear on Gravel,

    We took it out on gravel last week and it is solid as a Rock,
    Unless you go wild with the throttle, That back wheel really lights up quickly. :evil

    The bike came from a Breaking Yard,
    And we also had a 950S (Accident), so the logical thing for us was to marry the two. using all the parts we already had from both bikes, Into a Usable Beast and the result is amasing.

    It looks more refined than the 950SE,
    Already have a 19Litre fuel tank,
    and turned out really usable no matter what your riding style.

    I will post a trip report,

    We ordered the SW-Motech Pannier Frames. Just waiting for them to arrive then we will take it on a longer trip.

    Greetings from SA,
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  8. Terence FFM

    Terence FFM prof. cat-herder

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    That's a really cool idea! I think I would tend to, as others have mentioned, go the 19" front route and combine it with a 17" spoked rear 4" or 4.25" wide. That would give you access to the selection of tires made for the GS12/8 and would still let you put a 160 street oriented tire on when the need arises.

    Now stick an RC8 engine in it and you have a Multistrada eatin', R1200GS spittin' out all road (deliberately not "Trail") burner!
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  9. bigjoe1

    bigjoe1 Adventurer

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    That SMT/990 ADV hybrid is beautiful!!
    Almost bought an SMT last year but I ended up (happily) with an ADV R. No bad choices there...

    I do have a related question for the forum...

    I like the chain guard on the SMT much better (better leg protection?!) than the somewhat non-existent one on the ADV.

    Looks like the SMT chain guard would fit on the ADV?!

    What do you guys (and ladies) think?
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  10. Whip

    Whip Onward through the fog

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    ...needs two more gallons of gas.
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  11. Misery Goat

    Misery Goat Positating the negative Super Moderator

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    I like this as I'd like to have a Superenduro like bike with the 990 fi. I'd go with the 18" spoke rear as well. It'd be nice to have the preload handle on the rear shock again as well. I'd ditch the second brake disc on the front too.

    I might have to keep an eye out for used SMTs now.
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  12. 42mike

    42mike Let's Go!

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    Very good Sir.
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  13. Paulzilla

    Paulzilla Been here awhile

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    I was wondering if there were 17 knobbies out there. Can you get front and rears?
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  14. brents347

    brents347 Trusting my Cape...

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    First off, love the bike. The look is super cool. So I've looked at this thing for a couple of days now and I have to ask. Did anyone do a full suspension compression test on the front end of the bike? My 950 SM would not clear the oil tank/radiator with anything larger than a 19" front wheel and looking at the suspension trajectory of the front wheel in your pictures it doesn't look like your 21" front is going to clear the skid plate/radiator at all. Thoughts?
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  15. snowhawk jockey

    snowhawk jockey Slack Jaw Gaper

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    Having ground the top front mount of my SM oil can with my 19" front tire, I can tell you that it is a good thing the tire is rotating away from it. The tire climbs its self off the oil can and leaves a nice little burn/scuff mark. A 21" wheel on the leading lug forks of the ADV might have the same clearance as a 19" on the under lug forks of an SM. How has this bike handled with the longer front suspension/wheel?
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  16. Yascher

    Yascher Been here awhile

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    21" clearance was the firs thing that sting my eye on this short wheel base bike from the picture. Did you try to take the springs out from forks and see if it will clear radiator with ability to turn the bars as well?
    must be a wheelie monster with this shortened rear)))))))

    Great looking bike:clap
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  17. Pitster

    Pitster miniac

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    This bike looks great but what was done with the nose? It looks like the stock smt has a lower portion of the nose right? Did you trim the nose or? I would lilke to make a set up like this but MUST run the high fender like a se, but I am afraid the high fender cannot clear the nose on the smt, thoughts?
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  18. galamarti

    galamarti n00b

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    hi,i'm going to do the same with a ktm 950 sm...could you tell me what tire is it? tkc 150-80-17? did you put a "Y" piece fron adventure? thanks regards
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