KTM 990 SUPERMOTO-R Thread???

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

  1. bajamcguide

    bajamcguide Adventurer

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    I am running the Akrs with stock mapping and it runs great. This is my third LC8 and the fueling is great. Didn't want to take a chance on having fueling issues by going to the akra map. not that the akra map is bad, just like the way she runs as is.
  2. rellim_63

    rellim_63 Adventurer

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    Can someone point me towards an online service manual? I'm due for my first service in a hundred miles
  3. ultrachrome

    ultrachrome Poser

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    User's manual is downloadable from KTM's site. Repair manual you must buy.
  4. ktmMike

    ktmMike Human GPS

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    You can BUY it here:

    http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=17183659&postcount=298





    The manuals come on discs, but I print mine out and put them in ring binders along with any other important printable info on each model.




  5. ktmMike

    ktmMike Human GPS

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    Good! Glad to hear it.

    I was not so lucky with the 690 SMC. It had a severe stalling problem with Akra cans and STOCK map. The Akra map cured the problem pronto.






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  6. theturtleshead

    theturtleshead Tits on a fish

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    Same thing 40 odd years later.
  7. Velociraptor

    Velociraptor TrackBum

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    Nice pic!
  8. Taz1200

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  9. PineyMountainRacing

    PineyMountainRacing Oops....

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    His last post said he was selling the wheel set so I thought maybe someone here might be interested or at least get to see the bike with a different option ... It does look cool....
  11. PineyMountainRacing

    PineyMountainRacing Oops....

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    I followed his thread last year, he never did post up any other pics. I'd love to see some more. I suspect that even though he can swap the wheels in 30 minutes, it's a pain to switch the suspension settings back and forth. Mine is about right for the track and hard street riding, but would rattle your fillings out off road.

    I bought a plated XR650R last month so I'm working on getting a set of 17's for it. Then I'll have the big KTM and the "little" Honda, both as 'tards LOL
  12. Taz1200

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    I like to have multiple bikes also instead of multiple wheel sets..lol. I need a new distance bike to replace my BMW GSA just have not decided yet.. I want to see the new KTM 1190 when it comes out or on the more practical side the Yamaha tenere...I have put 20k on the Vstrom this year but need more power when traveling..and keep Vstrom for commuting duty....and SMR for the crazy fun days...
  13. PineyMountainRacing

    PineyMountainRacing Oops....

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    +1 on the crazy, glad you didn't sell it.
  14. ktmjvh15

    ktmjvh15 n00b

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    My 2011 KTM 990 SMR arrived today. I found a new one and got a killer deal on it. It was shipped to me from out of state. I have an 04 625 SMC currently and with my owners manual kit I received not only an owners manual but a parts manual for the engine and chasis, manuals for the forks and rear shock, and a list of items that came in the crate.

    When I got my SMR today all i had was this little owners manual. I talked to the shop and they are going to look into it to see if they missed anything but I was just curious what the rest of you received when you picked up your new bike. Thanks for the help.

    Also one other thing I noticed. According to the owners manual the ambient temperature should display when I click the mode button on the instrument cluster and cycle through the different modes. But when I do click this button it just cycles from the odometer to trip 1 and trip 2 and then back to the odometer. The temp never displayed I talked to the dealer and they think there may be an issue with the instrument cluster. Did anyone else experience this problem?

    Then one last issue the ignition lock. My RC51 it just locks when I turn the wheels all the way to left and turn the key in the ignition to the locking position. The KTM I noticed when I turn the handle bars all the way to the left and try to to push down the ignition from the off to the locking position it seems like it doesn't want to turn all the way. Maybe I need to jiggle the handle bars a bit to get the pin to go through. Anyone else run into issues with this?

    Thanks for your help.
  15. k1973

    k1973 Been here awhile

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    ^ regarding ignition lock... Rotate the bars back towards straight just a bit while trying to lock ignition. The steering stops are adjustable, so they may have set them a bit tighter than needed.
  16. PineyMountainRacing

    PineyMountainRacing Oops....

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    Yeah, mine locks at about 45 degrees left from straight ahead, most my other bikes lock further left so it took awhile to get used to

    I show ambient temperature after trip meter #2, but before odometer.

    Mine ca,e with the owners manual, which is pretty detailed. I haven't bought the DVD service manual yet but I plan to.

    Congrats on the new ride!
  17. ktmjvh15

    ktmjvh15 n00b

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    thanks for the feedback. I did end up getting the ignition lock working by moving the handle bars forward. All good there.

    And the ambient temp for some reason that doesn't show up so I will have to take that in to get looked at.

    I found on the KTM website you can download the spare parts manuals for the engine and the chasis for the bike. You just need to enter your VIN # and delivery certificate #. Apparently all that comes with the bike is the owners manual. At least this is what the sales manager from the place I bought it from told me today. He said this is what his KTM rep told him. I am assuming he's telling the truth.
  18. ktmjvh15

    ktmjvh15 n00b

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    Steering dampers for this bike. Does anyone use one here? Is it necessary?

    Do they even make one that fits the bike Scotts or GPR? Just curious what others are using or not using.

    Also from most of the reading I have been doing people have good feedback about the motobox for this bike. I found a local shop here that has the Rottweiler intake system. Has anyone used this one? This is basically the same concept.

    http://www.cprfabrications.com/RottweilerIntakeSystem.html
  19. ktmjvh15

    ktmjvh15 n00b

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    Does anyone here use a steering damper for the bike? Is it necessary? If so what brand GPR or Scotts.
  20. nattyMo

    nattyMo Been here awhile

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    I've been running an Emig damper on my 950SMR for several years now. Is it necessary... well that depends. Strickly speaking I'd say no. However I noticed at elevated highway speeds in traffic the wind turbulance off of SUV's and large trucks would cause instability. I tried several suggested fixes, the only thing that worked was the damper. I find the damper very useful on bumpy back roads and at the Track as well. Plus the upgraded tripple clamps improved stearing response and feel. Overall it's made an amazing bike even better in my mind.

    The only down side is price. I've long since forgot the pain of the nearly $1k purchase and would say it's made a much greater overall improvment in the ride than the simularly priced Akro end cans I'm running.

    Enjoy your new ride!

    NM