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

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

  1. dougpaw57

    dougpaw57 Adventurer

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    I'm pretty sure the saddlebags have always been standard equipment in the US. Yeah, the $15,399 is tough to swallow seeing that I paid $13,400 out-the-door for a brand new 2010 last November. That's about $11,200 before freight, license, and tax.
  2. MIghty

    MIghty Been here awhile

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    2011s were 1399.00 plus freight tax tag and things. My dealer told me its about 1k. It is a steep price but worth it.
  3. MIghty

    MIghty Been here awhile

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    Anyone know where I can get an extended rear hugger in the states? Like the skidmark kind? There are several places online to get them but I don't think they ship to the US.

    Thanks
  4. ultrachrome

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    Skidmarx won't ship to the US. They referred me to http://streetfightersbydesign.com their US distributor. I emailed the distributor about pricing and availability but never got a response. However, I later stumbled upon the hugger (superduke) for sale by them on Amazon.

    Another option: http://www.simpson-detour.co.uk/Hug...1&B_GUID=d88d8baa-8b26-40c8-9cd2-cfc411906c55 And they'll ship to the US. Some find this better looking but installation is trickier than Skidmarx.

    I ended up making a fender extender out of ABS plastic for $2. http://www.ktmsmt.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=3597

    Check the accessories forum at ktmsmt.com for more hugger discussion.
  5. Superbikemike

    Superbikemike Been here awhile

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    if u r worried about your shocks and want protection..... http://www.dirtskins.com/category_s/39.htm i have these on for 30k on the ohlins shocks on the bmw, and my shocks look like new.... a larger rear hugger will keep the rear end cleaner though, your call... ;)
  6. Tubulchain

    Tubulchain odaat, atgatt

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    That sucks I was told the price was $13,999 by the dealer just last week. Maybe he was wrong I hope not.
  7. MIghty

    MIghty Been here awhile

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    I did see the post on the ktm forum and saw the Simpson site. I'll look at streetfighter. Thanks
  8. zimm

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    Forgive the double post- I put this on the "what did you do to your KTM today thread" also, but thought it deserved to be here in the 990 SMT thread.

    I installed heated grips under the stockers and put in an HID bi-xenon headlight. I put heat shrink on the left handlebar, then used an extra throttle tube size grip to fit over it. Installed the switch in the dash.

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  9. MIghty

    MIghty Been here awhile

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    So how much brighter is it?
  10. zimm

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    A lot! I haven't ridden at night yet, but it lit up the garage crazy bright.
  11. Shaggie

    Shaggie Unseen University

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    where did you get the HID conversion?
  12. zimm

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  13. Shaggie

    Shaggie Unseen University

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    good man! was hoping you'd say from Bruno - he a good guy and where i got mine from :D
  14. ultrachrome

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  15. beezman

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    That's the Canadian MSRP. In the States, it's still $13,999 per the website :deal

    Beezman
  16. MIghty

    MIghty Been here awhile

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    Just ordered my rear hugger form streetfighter. Amazon! Woot.
  17. MIghty

    MIghty Been here awhile

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    I didn't see that. I got the other number from an article I read.
  18. zimm

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  19. ultrachrome

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    Thanks but more questions...


    Does it still give a good sharp cutoff that you can adjust to not dazzle oncoming traffic?
    How well does the high beam work?
    How would you rate the improvement overall?

    I'm nervous about a retrofit bulb. The futurevisionhid thread even starts with pointing out the perils of using an HID bulb with a halogen reflector design. I credit them for being upfront about that.
  20. zimm

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    I'll have to get some better photos at night and see how the cutoff works.

    High beam is out- solenoid is stuck. I'll have to get with futurevision about that.

    Improvement is huge over stock.

    I don't mind dazzling traffic with a reflector headlight- on a motorcycle. I would never do it to a car without projectors. I want to be SEEN- even during the daytime.