The big KTM 990 SMT thread -- riders check in w/ photo!

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Guy Jinbaiquerre, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. Guy Jinbaiquerre

    Guy Jinbaiquerre Monorail Conductor

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    There are a couple of 990 SMT threads floating around already; I'm starting this one as a ADVrider home base for SMT riders to swap technical advice, etc. like the other single-bike threads.

    Other SMT or SMT-related threads on ADVrider include:

    AVAILABILITY IN USA
    2010 KTM USA bringing 990SMT, 990SMR, RC8R and Superduke
    2010 990 SM comming to US?
    WHAT is going on with KTM/N.A.
    Anyone in the USA have a KTM 990SM-T?

    PHOTOS
    KTM 990 SMT pics thread
    More 990 SMT Photos

    COMPARED TO OTHER BIKES
    KTM 990SMT vs Tiger 1050 ABS
    KTM 950 Supermoto or 990 SMT?
    Please contrast 990 ADV and 990 SMT
    Tiger -or- Uly -or- SM-T -or- other...
    KTM 990 SM T vs. Ducati Multistrada 1200!
    Need help: to buy 990 SMT or wait for Ducati MS1200?

    RIDE REPORTS
    KTM 990 SMT + 7 days + Austrian & Italian Alps = FUN!
    Nara and Shikoku, Japan ride report: December 27-31, 2009

    TECH QUESTIONS, PARTS, MAINTENANCE
    KTM 990 SMT Motorcycle FUEL PUMP ???
    KTM 990 SMT Rear Suspension
    KTM 990 SMT Radiator Protection
    Spoked wheels for KTM 990 SMT
    Got Renazco seat for KTM 990 SMT!

    GENERAL/MISCELLANEOUS
    Ktm Smt990
    SMT 990 Thoughts
    New KTM Sport Tourer!!
    KTM 990 SMT launched in europe

    Looking forward to seeing this thread grow... especially once KTM gets the SMT on sale in the States!

    Oh, and here's my sign-in pic:

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    :D :D :D
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  2. Chiasmus

    Chiasmus Been here awhile

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    Awesome post. Thanks for putting it all together for the rest of us--and nice f'ing bike!
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  3. -GUV-

    -GUV- Been here awhile

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    Hi, I only picked mine up a month ago, it's an 2009 demo. I wound a couple of turns of preload into the rear shock and set it to the sports setting, It feels like it is handling better than the 950SM that I had.
    The extra power is fanfargintastic.

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  4. Guy Jinbaiquerre

    Guy Jinbaiquerre Monorail Conductor

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    Nice pipes, Guv! :thumb
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  5. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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  6. ekms377

    ekms377 The 2-Stroke Guy

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    What bag is that on the back?? And on the one next to it?
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  7. -GUV-

    -GUV- Been here awhile

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  8. Guy Jinbaiquerre

    Guy Jinbaiquerre Monorail Conductor

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    BUMP. I know the 990 SMT is on sale in America now; someone posted on another forum that he bought one a week or two ago.

    So, any inmates riding a shiny new SMT? :ear
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  9. RocketJohn

    RocketJohn Hook em' Horns!

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    My pics of the 990SMT at the Tokyo Motorcycle show:
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  10. chiefrider

    chiefrider Chrome won't get you home

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    I want to see a picture of a SMT with factory hard panniers (boxes, not the little things in promo pics here), bash plate, tank guards and/or centerstand.

    Tom in Salem
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  11. some_finn

    some_finn Wannabe Adventurer

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    This is an SW Motech promo pic as the stickers show but the "KTM" hard panniers are SW Motech items. As are the bash plate, tank guards and the centerstand.

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  12. Guy Jinbaiquerre

    Guy Jinbaiquerre Monorail Conductor

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    List of threads updated.
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  13. Tome

    Tome Been here awhile

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    The tanks panels are the same as the 990 SM ones so you can make it black with just 'KTM' on it or they do white panels with 'SMT' on them.
    As some_finn pointed out all the parts are SW Motech but great quality and can have bash plate and centre stand fitted together (with the right combo of nuts, bolts and spacers lol).
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  14. CWaATWannabe

    CWaATWannabe Adventurer

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    Oooh I friggin love this bike. It's on the wishlist.
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  15. Chuckracer

    Chuckracer Jerkus Maximus

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    Anybody here have any time on a 950 SM and one of these? Can you compare suspension between the two? I loved my SM, but the horrible suspension was eventually a deal breaker for me. I'm hoping KTM and/or WP did a better job valving this one for the real world.
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  16. -GUV-

    -GUV- Been here awhile

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    As you would know there is a lot of factors involved in getting bike suspension to work for you personally, I had a 06 950 SM for nearly 4 years & had it pretty well worked out for my weight & riding style, Then I got the SMT & it really does handle better than the SM for me just after putting a few turns into the spring pre-load.
    Get on one for a decent test ride & I think you will like it.

    -GUV-
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  17. BikePilot

    BikePilot Long timer

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    The basic components are of fine quality. It doesn't make a lot of sense to let valving stop you - for a few hundred dollars you can have it valved to suit your particular weight and preferences.
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  18. Chuckracer

    Chuckracer Jerkus Maximus

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    I couldn't disagree more, but I'll leave it at that.
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  19. D.T.

    D.T. Difficult but useful

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    I'm about to give my left nut for this bike, but what kinda fuel mileage does it get? If it's less than 40 mpg, I probably will not buy this bike.
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  20. ForceRecon

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    I owend a 07 950SMR and just bought a 2010 990SMR. The valving is alot better and I'm 6'1" 275lbs. I did my homework and set up the sag on the suspension. I'm very happy! I don't think the SM-T has any different suspension. On a lighter note...I did buy a SMT seat to see if it fits on my SMR and it's a direct fit. I'm Stoked! Much better for longer trips!
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