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

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

  1. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds I'm alive.

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    As I mentioned, pretty sure the Conti's are the main problem. It's "twitchy" beyond reason when the pavement is not perfect. Like a worn out bias ply tire kind of twitchy. I can feel it through the bars.

    I'll play with the suspension. I know I need to do that.
  2. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds I'm alive.

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    They arrived. :clap

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    I won't get them on for awhile though. They'll go on when the bike gets back home.
  3. Kafn8td

    Kafn8td Been here awhile

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    Anyone have recommendations where to buy the Givi screen from in the US? I looked at my normal places an they don't have one in stock.
  4. MIghty

    MIghty Been here awhile

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    Try ktm twins or twisted throttle. Twisted throttle might be your best bet. I think they are located in RI.
  5. Kafn8td

    Kafn8td Been here awhile

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    Thanks, I couldn't find it on either one.
  6. -GUV-

    -GUV- Been here awhile

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  7. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds I'm alive.

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    Are you taking it home?
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    dtysdalx2 PITA but useful

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  9. prooney377

    prooney377 Pete Rooney

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    Podman Rocketman

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    How did you get all the sheep to pose for the picture:clap
  11. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds I'm alive.

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    They know better than to turn their back on him?

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  12. Shaggie

    Shaggie Unseen University

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    Is he an Aussie?

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  13. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds I'm alive.

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    Nah, he's in Liverpool. They have a famous video game team, I hear.

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    On a SMT related note, I'm thinking of trying out the Rottweiler intake. Any comments on that?
  14. Kafn8td

    Kafn8td Been here awhile

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    I don't have a lot of miles on it yet, but I like mine. I pulled the acctuator rods and secondary flies at the same time and with the tune it runs smoother and accelerates quicker. Oh, and the noise it makes is fun too!

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  15. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds I'm alive.

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    I like the smoother part. I dislike city riding as it is, smoother will help. That's one thing that was not exaggerated about the bike. Engine manners at lower RPMs/speeds are bad.
  16. Kafn8td

    Kafn8td Been here awhile

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    I never noticed any low throttle issues. I did have a starting issue when I first got it. It was like the choke wasn't coming on. I fixed that with the 15 min idle reset. Have you tried that?
  17. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds I'm alive.

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    I'm referring to the jerky on/off that happens in parking lots. Is this what your talking about as well?
  18. Kafn8td

    Kafn8td Been here awhile

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    yes. I was expecting it after reading the forums, but I never had the issue.
  19. Pork-Chop Express

    Pork-Chop Express Been here awhile

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    I never noticed the jerky throttle thing either on the demo day when I got to ride an SMT. We even turned around in a parking lot to make the return trip to the dealer and the bike remained very smooth even at crawling slow speed. I still preferred the power delivery, riding position, stiffer suspension, and lack of wind buffeting on the Super Duke to the SMT but there's no denying the SMT is a very nice, very smooth light touring machine.
  20. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds I'm alive.

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    Well, I'll have to try to reset the ECU. Thx