KTM 990 SUPERMOTO-R Thread???

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by ktmMike, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. ktmMike

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    Let us know how you like the power pure, Al, especially the front one.
    The rear will probably evaporate pretty quickly under that kind of power.

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  2. Effigy

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    Fantastic!


    What brand are those crashbars? I'm thinking about buying one of those, in your experience what do you recommend?



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  3. ktmMike

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    They are KTM crashbars.
    I'll try to find the part # for you.
  4. Effigy

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    Thanks Mike! :)
  5. Velociraptor

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    I've had my SMR for a few weeks now and went through a lot of the usual mods for the engine and controls, and now it's time for the suspension. From the dealer it had the "normal" settings which I moved to the "comfort" settings and it still seems pretty harsh. With all my gear on I am around 200 lbs so probably average to a bit heavy for this bike. I guess I'll have to stop being lazy and measure the sag to get properly started on dialing in the settings and spring rates. My major complaint right now is the harsh front end. My prior RC51 with full Ohlins was a dream compared to this bike. The suspension on that bike was firm but not harsh. In addition to moving the settings to "comfort" I took two turns of preload out of the front and two more clicks of compression out, but without measuring the sag its mostly a waste of time.
    Anyone else have suspension setup advice?
  6. bajamcguide

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    I am about the same weight. and had to remove all the preload of the forks to get about 45 mm of rider sag. The spring rates on the SMR are not balanced front to rear. The front is ok, but the rear is under sprung. same thing on my super duke.
    I was lucky enough to have Dave Moss set up my suspension when I first got the bike.
    These are my current settings.

    Front fork. free sag 25 mm, rider sag 45mm
    compression damping 15 clicks out
    rebound 13 clicks out
    forks pushed down into the top clamp 5 mm. ( helps with adding a bit more trail).
    Using stock 7.5 springs , preload full out

    Rear shock. free sag 20 mm, rider sag 42mm
    high speed compression damping 2 turns out
    low speed compression 10 clicks out
    rebound 12 clicks out.
    using stock 140 rear spring.
    Note. I have the Akrapovic slip on exhaust, which is 19 pounds lighter than stock.

    Overall a good balance of comfort and control. smoother/plusher than my Superduke. but not as smooth/plush as my friends SMT.
    Hope this helps
  7. Velociraptor

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    That helps a TON. Thanks!!
  8. ktmMike

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    KTM Crashbars 620 12 068 000
    See post #299 for best price.
  9. Taz1200

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    I was on KTM USA website today and dont see the 990 SMR or the 990 SMT....only a race version 450which does not look street legal. I wonder if it was dropped for the USA or just not up there yet??
  10. ktmMike

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    Yeah I saw that.
    They just put the 2012 lineup page up last week.
    A couple of weeks ago it still had the 2011 lineup.
    They cut way back on street models here in USA.

    Go to the one for the UK.
    They are getting a 690 SMC- R with orange wheels,
    a longer stroke for an actual 690cc (instead of 654cc),
    and 70 horsepower!

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    They are also getting the 990 Supermotos.

    Actually you can go to:

    www.ktm.com

    . . . and click on any country and see what they are getting for 2012.













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  11. Velociraptor

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    Went to do the 600 mile servie on my bike and the little clutch lube jet on my 2010 model did not have a hole in it! Any advice? Clutch is working fine at almost 800 miles.
  12. Smilin' Dave

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    Are you sure? Its a VERY small hole. When I took mine out to clean it at first I thought it didn't have a hole but a blast of compressed air showed it did.
  13. Velociraptor

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    I tried running a super thin wire and no go. It has this conical part and the hole is supposed to be at the tip of the cone. I will give it another shot but I'm pretty sure there is no hole. I ordered another part and will see if the new one has the hole.
  14. karna

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    Guys I just sold my SMR 990 if anyone interested relatively new shock (heavier guys) and T preload Adjuster, Comfort seat ... (150-200) miles on it

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  15. PineyMountainRacing

    PineyMountainRacing Oops....

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    what's the actual part number - looks like the SMT and the SMR use the same adjustor? I have the '11 SMR...

    Craig
  16. karna

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    Preload Adjuster "62004912000

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  17. ktmMike

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    Yeah, that's the one I put on my 990 SM-R shock a year ago.
    It makes experimentation so much easier.
    All you need to install it is some sort of spring compressor.
    There are many different kinds.

    See #21 on the list below:
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  18. ktmMike

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    Hi Karna,
    For some reason I can't see your attached image on my computer.
    What kind of shock is it?
  19. Velociraptor

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    Eureka! Just suffered through changing the preload on my R model so now I have ordered this nifty preload adjuster. Thanks!
  20. karna

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    The spring is from WP its the recommended spring for guys over the 200 pound mark... the picture is stock photo of the preload adjuster and the box I got from WP. All the parts for the SMR with the exception of the seat as thats both SMR and SMT