KTM 990 SUPERMOTO-R Thread???

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

  1. ktmMike

    ktmMike rider

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    I use Akra slip-ons on both the 690 & 990, and they work fine for me.
    I have the oldstyle Akras on my 990, and Taz1200 has the newstyle Akras on his 990
    (see pix above here someplace).





    Can anyone recommend a full system for Karna that they have tried on a 990 SM-R ?:ear








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  2. Taz1200

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    Akra slip on ..runs great..sounds great...looks great.......save some $$ of the full system......just my opinion....
  3. PineyMountainRacing

    PineyMountainRacing Oops....

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    I bought mine over Memorial Day weekend, I had been up to the dealer in Spring Hill, FL (N of Tampa) twice and rode their SMT demo unit. I probably put 300 miles on the demo bike, my head said buy the "T" but my heart said "R." I made the right choice with the R - for sure!

    I added R&G frame, axle and fork sliders, a SW Motech rack so I can carry a soft bag, GB Racing case covers and LEO slip ons. Changed the oil at 700 miles and then took it to Jennings GP for a private track weekend. Been riding it back and forth to work, mainly city :( and a few 200-300 mile runs (that's how far we ride to find a curve down here in FL). But I'm stoked since after tomorrow I'm off for 2 weeks and headed to western NC with the SMR, DRZ and SV in the trailer. Looks like a rainy week up there, maybe the 2nd week will be drier. And a rainy day in the mountains is way better than a sunny day at work...

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    cheers everybody :D
  4. tomotosoup

    tomotosoup looney4bikes

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    Take a hard look at Wings, Akra slip-ons $1300... Wings have (imo) excellent build quality, they sound and look awesome for around $750 (cant remember exactly). I think they ONLY build KTM exhaust, and they don't make em till you order them. They come in Oval or Non-oval shape and different combinations of material (I have the Ti cans with Carbon end caps, Non-Oval on mine). Now I'm looking at getting my headers ceramic coated for around $150 bucks by a local shop, thats everything from the cylinder to the can, for both pipes. My buddy just did his Super Duke and it looks killer, and provides a slight performance enhancement too. I'll have a beautiful full system from front to back for around $900. Exhaust systems seemed to have run their course for major tech break throughs, so I'm always looking for the best quality to dollar value. Leo's, Akras, FMF or Wings I doubt you could find fault with any of them.

    Tomotos two cents. :wink:
  5. tomotosoup

    tomotosoup looney4bikes

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    Love this pic!
    Ah yes, the "T" and the "R", decisions, decisions. Like Frosted Mini Wheats, the kid in you always wins. :clap
    cheers, tomoto
  6. PineyMountainRacing

    PineyMountainRacing Oops....

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    The Leo's were $620 shipped, another company sent me a price of $551 literally 30 minutes after placing my order. My understanding is that the Leo's aren't packed with glass, like the 2B's and FMF's. So maintenance is easier, although it's not really difficult to repack a set. I luv the Akro's, but I'd rather have the extra money for track days or trips to the mountains - LOL :)
  7. ktmMike

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  8. karna

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    Quick question $900 full system ? or is that the cost for ceramic coating + Wings exhaust ? was the mapping easy ? or did you need a power commander ? I'd like to get the most out of the bike, least amount exploration... I had ton of issues mapping some arrows to my previous bike... I'd like to avoid that this time around

    Thanks in Advance

  9. PineyMountainRacing

    PineyMountainRacing Oops....

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    LOL I have a home between Sylva and Whittier. Most of my loops are west of there, down around Suches, over to Tellico and up around your side of the Park, sometimes 129. All the roads in between. I really enjoy the ride between Waynesville and Hot Springs too. I also want to scout out some dual-sport type roads, Ive heard of some good ones over by Tellico and some coming off the Cherhala. I'm coming back up in September with a couple "dual sport guys" from Florida who have no clue how beautiful and exhilarating it is up in your neck of the woods. I've done a lot of dual sport stuff over by me, and down around Toccoa/Suches/Hayesville/Robbinsville. But Id like to take them up over the Skyway since they've never been on it and have never ridden a bike in NC/TN.

    And I am totally open to suggestions... ;). Off road and on road!
  10. ktmMike

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    Hot Springs is central to most of my favorite roads.
    Let me know what day you will be riding over that way.
    (Saturday doesn't look so good weatherwise).
    Check your PM's.
  11. PineyMountainRacing

    PineyMountainRacing Oops....

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    Hoping to get packed up by Sunday and get on the road. I sent my cell and email in a PM. Looking forward to riding with the locals :D
  12. tomotosoup

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    Full system was a figure of speech, and yeah I meant the cost of Wings slip-ons and ceramic coating on the headers. The bike ran fine with the Moto Box and Wings (quiet DB killers) and other misc mods on the stock map.
    With almost a year and a half on the stock map I finally had the Akra map loaded last week end in my never ending quest for more. Needed to know if I was missing something. I wasn't, I cant tell any difference other than the bike runs a bar or two cooler on average. Probably a waste of money, but the bike is getting more fuel on the Akra map so better safe/rich than sorry/lean, I guess. I can say for sure that with out the Moto Box, using just the Wings with quiet DBKs I would stay on the stock map for sure. The owner of Wings suggested the same, and said only to go to the Akra map if I used the loud inserts. A local dealer loaded the map for $55 bucks, so its not a big investment either way.

    If you are inclined to go the extra mile, custom mapping will require a Power Commander or similar, a Dyno and a capable tuner skilled in creating the map and loading it.

    Anyway thats all I know thus far.

    cheers
  13. ktmMike

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    Don't know if I qualify as one of the locals.
    I'm from Pennsylvania. I just live here:lol3.
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  17. ktmMike

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    Really? How come I don't know which bikes we are riding
    tomorrow from Fergusons at 9 :lol3 ???
    Big ones or little ones:dunno?






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  18. ktmMike

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    Oh, now I remember!
    You wanted to see the top of the Tabernacle of the Sacred Bleeding Heart of Our Lady of Blessed Acceleration!
    We'll want the smaller bikes for that. It's steeper than the PartyBoss's "driveway":pope.



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    Yes is was!!:D
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    :poserYou can't even see it for all the fog!



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