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

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

  1. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy.....

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    Can anyone give me a heads up on the model year this gloss black was available? And is it paint, or decal? Curious if the bubbling of the decals I experienced on my 950SM would be an issue here as well....

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  2. Mr. Canoehead

    Mr. Canoehead Taste Gunnels!

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    Nice bike! I think the Recluse 'is da bomb' offroad. I don't think it is suitable for primarily on-road use. YMMV
  3. Scutty

    Scutty Been here awhile

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    The black one is a 2011 or 2012 model.
  4. ultrachrome

    ultrachrome Poser

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    I've only seen the white model in the US.
  5. MIghty

    MIghty Been here awhile

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    2012 only came in white for US. 2013 I heard will be white and dark gray. Both available for US
  6. wpbarlow

    wpbarlow Long timer

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  7. D.T.

    D.T. Difficult but useful

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    How come KTM didn't come to Minneapolis??? :cry
  8. Taz1200

    Taz1200 .

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    Be happy they did not.. I saw the 2013 smt at the NY show and now I can't sleep trying to resist temptation. :D. It looks awesome and I had an SMR and know it is a great bike and fun to ride.
  9. Podman

    Podman Rocketman

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  10. burgerking

    burgerking echt bezopen

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    To be honest I couldn't care less, even if it came dead last. :dealI love my SMT.:clap
  11. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds I'm alive.

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    Agreed. As the article states, the fuel economy is the only thing holding the bike back.

    The write up listed some pretty awesome bikes. An impressive list. The SMT deserves a spot up on top.
  12. kaivalagi

    kaivalagi Adventurer

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    I think the Adventure 1190 with the RC8 motor and lower oil and fuel use and higher MPG that comes with it will be up on top spot in any new top 10's coming around the corner... and likely it'll be the next bike for me after the SMT, give it another 1-2 years and I'll trade in :) Still plenty of fun times to be had on the SMT yet though...
  13. prooney377

    prooney377 Pete Rooney

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    Hi People. I only came across this thread the other day. Proud owner of a 2011 SMT. Got it from new after previously having a FZ1s Yamaha. Anyway, this is it away camping last year in the Lake District of England.

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    Boil Time by prooney377, on Flickr

    I also did a short RR on here with a video and some pictures.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=824098

    Subscribed to this thread now.

    Cheers
  14. prooney377

    prooney377 Pete Rooney

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    Good Call
  15. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds I'm alive.

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    Just ordered some LeoVince's for the SMT. :)
    The smt forum has a dyno chart for them. Modest increase across the RPM range with factory map. The weight savings and lack of heat near the luggage is my true interest though.
    New from Amazon, 620 shipped to the door.

    I actually wanted a steering stabilizer first. Couldn't seem to find a good price on one though. The search continues.
  16. Kafn8td

    Kafn8td Been here awhile

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    You'll love them.
  17. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds I'm alive.

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    Any suggestions on a stabilizer?
    Brand?
    Source?
  18. Kafn8td

    Kafn8td Been here awhile

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    Do you think the SMT needs one? I really haven't seen the need yet. I've had them on my dirt bikes, but I ride out of control most of the time in the dirt.
  19. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds I'm alive.

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    To be honest, I've only been on 2 bikes with them - a KTM LC4 in SM trim and my Husky 510. They were great on those to applications.

    I've pushed the SMT pretty hard in some corners and felt the front end not track right. My first guess was that the stock Conti's are crap. The people on the interwebs seem to agree. I'll have to try another tire to compare. That won't be until this one looks funny.

    I've read that a couple people have them on their LC8 SM bikes and really like them. If I can find a reasonable price on one, I'd really like to try it.
  20. Lambo

    Lambo Been here awhile

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    Scotts make a good stablizer but on this bike I am not sure it is necessary. Tires and tire pressure make a difference and moving the forks up or down in the clamps and rear spring preload can quicken or slow the steering as needed. You may want to try these adjustments first.