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

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

  1. milq

    milq Been here awhile

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    I have the Seat Concepts foam and cover on my SM-T and it's definitely better than the stock seat. The slope is gone and everything is a bit wider, noticeably so when you put both feet down at a stop light. (Not complaining, I just notice it there)

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  2. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds I'm alive.

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    Thanks for posting that. I can see there is not much difference in height.
  3. mastera210

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    Guess what the SMR foam will not fit SMT base the SMT has dip molded into the base so you have to have a SMR complete seat then it will work
  4. mastera210

    mastera210 Adventurer

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    And if you want taller seat without dip have to use SMR seat
  5. neilc

    neilc Been here awhile

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    They look a bit over the top
  6. ktmMike

    ktmMike Human GPS

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  7. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    WTF did you do?! :huh
  8. k1973

    k1973 Been here awhile

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    And I thought I was overweight..... [​IMG]






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  9. wilmar13

    wilmar13 Been here awhile

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    Where is that?

    I guess mtn bike trails arent the only thing suffering in this neverending deluge we have in the southeast.
  10. mastera210

    mastera210 Adventurer

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    That has to be the most powerfull SMR on the planet! Dont think even the new 1290 Superduke could RIP up a mtn road like that!
  11. ktmMike

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    That's in Madison County NC, one of many slides in our area, unfortunately on some of the best twistiest roads we have :bluduh.




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  12. farmboyrr

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    Mike, do you know of a web site the state or highway dept. has that lists road closures?
  13. ktmMike

    ktmMike Human GPS

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    No I don't.
    I ride mostly in parts of Haywood, Buncombe, Madison, Yancey, Mitchell, Cocke, Greene, Washington, Unicoi, and Carter Counties. Many of the slides came down onto the roads from above, and the roadcrews were able to bulldoze them off pretty quickly. When the roads drop down, it takes a lot longer, and they put up the barricades. All the barricades I know of are down except Revere Road and Guntertown Road, both in Madison County. BUT, there are many sections of many roads that are slowly but clearly cracking and separating from their mountainsides, as the rains have not stopped yet. I expect to see more roads gone any day. If you are planning a trip through here, expect to backtrack. It's a real adventure!:poser

    (Also, in the news, there is a barricaded section of Blue Ridge Pkwy somewhere that opened up down the middle, but I usually avoid that road anyway due to high populations of tourists and constabulary) .
  14. k1973

    k1973 Been here awhile

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    This should be interesting indeed as I'm going to in the area in a couple of weeks.

    I'm leaving out of Austin on 8/10, for a 2 week ride. I'll be visiting a friend outside of Charlotte. Then heading up to King, just north of Winston-Salem.

    I plan on riding as many of the great twisties that the region has to offer while I'm there. :D
  15. Av8rPaul

    Av8rPaul Have bike will travel

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  16. ktmMike

    ktmMike Human GPS

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    Yeah, that's way East of my area. Who knows what those roads look like:dunno?



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  17. k1973

    k1973 Been here awhile

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    True.

    But on my way there and back, I'll be riding right through your area. or rather, just south of you.
  18. Kafn8td

    Kafn8td Been here awhile

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    Put some heated grips and a second hand sub frame breaker...errrrrr...46l ktm top box on this weekend.
  19. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds I'm alive.

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    Just did about 2000km this weekend on the 2010. Such a nice bike. Ergo's are really nice. Only complaint I have is that the seat isn't perfect. Merely adequate. I'll deal with that this winter.
    I left the gearing stock as I know most of my riding is on straight, easy slab. Cruising at 120 is easy with the KTM touring screen. Wind hits my helmet about 1/2 way up my visor. No buffeting.
    Cornering through some twisties in the mountains was great. A shame to keep it under the posted limit.
    The factory bags wouldn't be my first choice. So many other better options on the market. I knew that already though.
    The bike works surprisingly well on Logging roads. The limiting factor being the tires.
    I can see me getting some bar warmers for it.
    Not regretting the purchase at all.
  20. mkviz

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    cool thread. Im definitely getting one once winter hits