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

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

  1. kaivalagi

    kaivalagi Adventurer

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    Not got a pic with me in it, but here's mine:
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    Tell me about it, and I had a sv650 before my SMT....what's the chances....just over a year back I decided to let her rip and got collared, no case to argue at all! Just your basic hooliganism :evil

    I am not sure if I will ever ride anything not KTM anymore...next is likely a Adventure 1190 unless they decide to stick that 1290 lump into a new SM chassis in a year or so :)
  2. Pork-Chop Express

    Pork-Chop Express Been here awhile

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    Nice SMT, I always thought the black and white colorway was one of the best looking KTM has ever offered. Regarding the 1290, they haven't announced anything about a new SM yet but the new Super Duke will have the big 1290cc mill. It would be a nice compliment to your SMT!
  3. Christophe

    Christophe weekend warrior

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    Hi, I have not seen tires like these around my area, are they winter mounts or something special? Any info please?
    I am still riding the original conti sport attack 2 but I am considering other options,
    Thanks.

    post-edit. sorry, I should have known better, michelin pr3, I am new to road bikes.
  4. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    ..I thought Michelin was from France.
    :lol3

    Those seem to be the Pilot Road 3's, probably the most common
    (and best) choice in the sport-touring class at the moment.
  5. Scutty

    Scutty Been here awhile

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    Yep, those are Pilot Road3's - I am on my second set and don;t thinks theres anything else I would fit to my SMT.

    Here's mine - not a great photo, I'll add another when I picked it back up from it's second service.

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  6. zimm

    zimm KTM

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    PR3's are the best tire I've ever run for daily use. I can hit my local onramp to the highway leaned over with cold tires and 25 degree temps and they still stick. Work great in the rain too. I don't plan to track day them though.

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  7. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy.....

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  8. Cracker Red

    Cracker Red Adventurer

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    Still looking for an SM-T if anyone knows of some available.....
  9. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy.....

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    Any word if the SMT will be discontinued in the US after the 1190 ADV is released?
  10. Sideout

    Sideout Noob Adventurer

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    There were two SM-Ts in the flea market area here on ADV ...

  11. zimm

    zimm KTM

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    The motorcycle factory in woodbridge, VA has a white 2012 on the floor.
  12. MIghty

    MIghty Been here awhile

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    Not sure. I know 2013 990 smt will be released. But from what I'm reading. Adventure will come out with 1190. After that not sure if they will make smt in 1190.
  13. Kafn8td

    Kafn8td Been here awhile

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    Here's a couple of picts of my SMT! New go fast parts installed.:evil

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  14. Suruppak

    Suruppak Been here awhile

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    I am in central Illinois, looking to test ride an SMT. I test rode a Multistrada in St. Louis and loved it, I'm hoping I love the simpler and cheaper SMT just as much! Does anyone know where one can be test ridden? I can't seem to find one.

    :ear
  15. Desmofan

    Desmofan Been here awhile

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    Hey Kafn8td, I have the same setup on my SMT. Does the intake honk ever get on your nerves :ear The CPR filter drowns out the pipes in at WOT :lol3
  16. Kafn8td

    Kafn8td Been here awhile

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    I actually haven't ridden with the mods yet Desmo. I'm looking forward to the roar of the filter though. I've done similar mods on other bikes and the air box hasn't bothered me. You are the second one to mention it though, so we will see...
  17. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy.....

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    You want "simple and cheap" you can ride my vstrom. :lol3
  18. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds I'm alive.

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    This will be my first photos in this thread. I'll use decent size ones so the details can be seen.

    I started my mods withe the ergos. I'm tall and I need a bit of room.

    I started with some SW foot pegs. IIRC, they're 20mm lower. (About 3/4" for those using the archaic measuring system. I mean really, is your calendar based on lunar cycles too? :lol3)
    I forgot to get a couple before pics - but if you already have an SMT you'll have a good idea.



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    I had some 50mm/2" ROX anti vibe risers on my shelf as well. They went on next. The cables were long enough although I had to remove the little plastic cover around the key tumbler.



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    I bought the bike at a dealership. I got them down to a reasonable price (for Canada) and then bartered in a KTM tank bag. I'm not normally one for brand specific gear but this bag is well made and fits the funny SMT tank.



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    A common complaint with larger tank bags is that they need to come off when fuelling. Not the case with this bag. Getting the cap off the first few times is awkward however:


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    I'm not a fan of how the straps wrap around the seat. It's not noticeable through riding pants though.


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    The bike came with the higher touring windscreen. I like it.


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    There are some other neat mods that I'd like to do. Exhaust might be a start. I'd really like a steering stabilizer and I've heard that a rekluse style clutch 'is da bomb!' on the LC8 motors. If anyone has something to share about these mods or a link I should see... :ear




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  19. burgerking

    burgerking echt bezopen

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    Nice :beer

    Be careful with that tank bag, the matt black looks cool but it is a pita to keep it like that. The rubbing of the harnas will make the tank shiny, so use some protective foil on the tank.
  20. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds I'm alive.

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    Good call. I Layered a bit of electrical tape on my 640.