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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Guy Jinbaiquerre, Feb 23, 2010.
WTF happened to your side luggage?
It was damaged in a lowside. Still functional so I won't spend 350 bucks for a new set. I think I may try to paint on some truckbed liner or latex or something to smooth it out and waterproof it a bit more. We will see, I am a very lazy person at times, tons of ideas, just no initiative
One more question. What tail bag is that? looks like what I need for mine
While my SMT had its 7500km service I went for a testride with the 1190 Adv.
The engine in that thing is brilliant I loved the power and the way how it makes it. Also the choice of the different mappings is a great option. Also tried out the different suspension settings on the 1190 Adv, but I could live without that option.
Would I trade in my SMT for it? Ehhhh no, I prefer the handling/brakes of the SMT over the 1190 Adv. Also the seating position on the SMT fits my perfectly.
So KTM get me my 1190SMT
Heres the link for the bag. http://www.ktmtwins.com/ktm-690-950-990-rear-tail-bag Its nice because it's expandable by about 2 more inches if you unzip the lower zipper.
Can't think of another bike I would want until an 1190 SMT came out.....
My dealer told me he just got ahold of another 2013 SMT. Loving mine 5300 miles now , just did second oil change. If anyone is looking for one let me know.
You can make your life a lot easier if you route the vent tube above tank base instead of under like in your photo.
That way you can get the cap out of the way pretty much the same as if you didn't have the tank.
I like these bikes, but I dream of an 1190 SMT.
I live in the Salem area but I'm in Pendleton pretty much every weekend now days spending time with my Grandmother. I'd sure like to know where those nice roads are that you were talking about. My knowledge of that area is limited. I did make it up to the "rattlesnake" north of Elgin last year, best road I think I've ever been on! I'd like to know some that are in the Umitilla County area. Most of the places I've seen in that area are pretty straight...
Indeed, I have been looking at the Multistrada 1200 pretty hard lately. HP is a big consideration for me. I'd like to give KTM my $$, as Ducati has already seen enough of it. Especially their parts and service department.
The SMT seems to be the superior bike, I just wish that it had the HP that the Multi does. It would make the decision much easier...
I'm sure the 990 motors are just fine, but the HP output on my FZ1 has me spoiled.
I traded in my FZ1 for the SMT. FZ was faster, better gas mileage and just as comfy. Riding the SMT I always have a smile on my face.
My buddy has am FZ6 and he yours around worth me on an SMT and my buddy on a tiger 800. The only thing that or have over his is tail rack. Kind of interesting too to hear the different motors when we hit the throttle.
Well I'm going on my first camping trip. Gonna head down through oak harbor, hit the ferry to port townsend then head over to forks and neah bay and lake quinalt. Hopefully just two nights. But i have time for 3 if i cant make it back to the ferry on time. This will be a good starter trip cause there are towns nearby that i can get supplies if i forget something or realize i should have something i didnt think about.
Glad to hear that. I just wish the Yamaha had a bigger alternator on it.
I only ran a couple of accessory plugs and never had any issues. What do you want to add?
My search to replace my 950 Adventure has taken me down a lot of roads, including Ducati, H-D, BMW, Kawasaki, Honda, as well as KTM. For whatever reason I never thought about the SM-T until recently. After going to the dealer today and actually checking one out in person I'm sold that it'll be the next bike in my garage. Love the looks and typical 1st class components that KTM uses. I promise to post pics as soon as I get it.
Got my 2013 SMT 2 weeks ago I am in LOVE!!!! I have 3 championships in florida HS/Enduros A Class CR500s Had everthing from a Kaw Meanstreak, Honda Goldwing, A 2000 Kaw ZX12 with Muzzy 1400 motor 220 rwhp did 215 at salt flats. But this is the BEST overall bike I have ever owned. TO much fun! Found out on thing to get to carry stuff in stock bags and stay dry I got some Hefty jumbo 2.5 gal bags with zipper seal put change of ckothes jeans shirt socks in bag zipped and left a little open then rolled it TIGHT to get air out then closed zipper. Was able to get 2 sets in half of one BAG! and watertight!
That is a great idea. I will have to remember that for next time. I didn't take any pictures of how i had mine set up for camping. One flaw was my sleeping pad was too close to the muffler and melted a hole in it. Duh. But good thing it was just a work out mat. I also realized that it felt better on the throttle loaded down.