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

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

  1. JJGeo

    JJGeo Been here awhile

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    I traded my orange side panels to a guy in the Netherlands for his gloss black ones. I like it! :D

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  2. Fubars

    Fubars What would Scoobydo?

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    All black. Cool.
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  3. hornet_sv

    hornet_sv Adventurer

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    Time for a BUMP!

    This is my 2010 SM-T the day I bought her home.
    I had a set of Akro's fitted from the dealer along with a performance airfilter and remap.

    Apart from that she is stock for now (goodies coming soon :) )

    All I can say is what an awesome bike! There isn't much that it cannot do.

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  4. Sideout

    Sideout Noob Adventurer

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    Hi all,

    I liked the SMT the moment it came out. I am kind of considering it now (as well as the new MTS1200). I had a couple of questions and was wondering whether you could help me find the answers.

    1. I wanted to see whether you have ran into any issues with the bike so far. I used to own a 2006 950SM. And the only issue I had with it in 10K miles was a faulty kick stand.

    2. Do you guys also service it yourselves? I realize that a 4500mi service is just an oil change. But the 9K service is a bit bigger than that ...

    3. Have anyone of you tried fitting either a Givi Trekker or a Trax top box on your SMT? I would really want to see how it looks with it.

    4. And finally would you mind sharing what kind of a discount were you able to get from the stealers here in the US? I know that MSRP is 14K. But it never hurts to negotiate, right?

    Thanks in advance.
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  5. JJGeo

    JJGeo Been here awhile

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    1. No issues at 8,000 miles.

    2. I don't plan on it now, but who knows. I'll do oil changes and radiator flushes though.

    3. check out the SMT990 forum. There's a guy there that has the full Trax set-up. They look good.

    4. I got mine in May 2010. Dealer gave me $300 off MSRP and threw in a set of the white side panels, as well as discounts on the skid plate, crash bars, and heated grips.
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  6. Desmofan

    Desmofan Been here awhile

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    I got a 2010 demo for $11K, with the Zumo GPS deal. There are some 2010's around..GP in San Diego has one, Thousand Oaks KTM has one advertised for $12K.
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  7. Lambo

    Lambo Been here awhile

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    I just have to say that this bike is really a well balanced, well thought out, and well manufactured bike.:clap
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  8. Whip

    Whip Onward through the fog

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    You guys are killing me.

    Someone make a bigger gas rank and I will buy one.

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  9. Retired_Colonel

    Retired_Colonel "An Old Redleg.."

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    My bike is en route from FunCity Cycle Mart in Moline, Illinois, so can't help on questions 1-3. I got a very good deal from them at $12,600 + $98 document fees...white 2011 with zero miles on it...not a demo. So, even with shipping, it comes in cheaper than I have seen anywhere else. Cheers, Steve.
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  10. tpulls

    tpulls Been here awhile

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    Wow, isn't MSRP $13999 for a brand new 2011? Very good deal you got there.
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  11. Sideout

    Sideout Noob Adventurer

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    There is a 2010 Orange at Honda/Kawasaki/KTM in Marina del Rey for 12.5K with 0 miles. It's been sitting there forever. So I am sure they could cut a good deal
    Also a saw a posting on cycletrader from a dealer in Tucson or Phoenix also for a 2010 with 0 miles listed at 11K.
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  12. bigboyxl

    bigboyxl Been here awhile

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    Hi mates!
    I've been riding the SMT for 2 seasons, covered more than 22k kms and now I have some issues with electronics.
    Wanted to ask maybe somebody also had this and knows the cure:
    First I had the meltdown of the boardcomputer wiring which then caused my battery to have 0 voltage and this was almost in the middle of nowhere in Sweden on my way to Nordkapp around a month ago, so I had to turn back home :(
    Now there is the problem with ambient temperature sensor (actually it was also when I had an issue with wiring, but now all the wires are ok), temp is being recalculated every 5-10 seconds and it recalculates in small numbers 0.1-0.2 degrees all the time. My dealer tried to install new sensor and it didn't help, problem remains, then tried to connect to computer - no errors shown. Any ideas???? I don't want to get stuck again in the middle of nowhere.
    On the other side I love this bike it makes a perfect combination for me: SM-T for commuting, long distance on civilized roads and LC4 Adventure for off-road and bad roads traveling.

    P.s. Anybody has an aftermarket seat on SM-T?

    and here is a pic of my bike, clean and shinny :evil
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  13. seh750

    seh750 Been here awhile

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    How did your ambient temperature behave previously? My new SMT does exactly what you are describing with constant changing temperature, but on the move that makes sense. In my mind they shouldn't have shown the tenths, just the whole degrees, so it wouldn't change so much.
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  14. BikePilot

    BikePilot Long timer

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    Just a thought, it seems the fuel mapping on the LC8s is quite poor. It seems like, perhaps, a really well crafted fuel map could do as much or more for range as a larger tank. I know my TLS which was similarly poorly mapped from the factory went ~108 miles before the light went flashy (saying I'd better find a station right away) to 140+ miles before flashy after really careful remap. Gained power and responsiveness too. Anyone doing careful maps for these bikes yet?
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  15. bigboyxl

    bigboyxl Been here awhile

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    It started just after I had issues with wiring and battery, before I didn't recalculate so often. And it's not on the move only, while the motorcycle is parked - sensor still counting and even when the engine isn't running.
    As I said I have the bike for some time already and before (when it was 16-17k km's on ODO) everything was alright.
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  16. julesmt

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    Thought I`d check in with my SMT. Bought the bike new in `09. Now has 30.000 km`s on it. I use it for everything from commuting to racing the nordschleife (nurburgring) trips to the alps, norway, corsica. Great bike, I ride it hard most of the time, love to wheelie and slide it into corners. Bike is holding up fine, eats a lott of tires though.

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  17. WAP

    WAP Weekday Warrior

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    I'm interested in hearing more about this. What tires are you running on it, and how long do they last you?
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  18. julesmt

    julesmt Adventurer

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    I run it on everything thats needs wearing down / I can get cheap. From pirelli scorpion syncs, to used track supercorsas. The firts set of conti sport attacks were completly gone after 3500 km.
    Before a trip I usually mount new michelin pilot road 2ct (2 compound sport touring tyre) they last about 5000 - 6000 km if I dont abuse them too bad. I ride my bike hard, if you take it easy you could probably get 8000 - 10000 km out of a set pilot road 2`s.
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  19. ChrisK7

    ChrisK7 Been here awhile

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    So it sounds like KTM is still having some fueling issues with these engines. Does anyone know if they are getting any better with the latest couple year models or if there is a re-flash, etc, to make it any better?

    Also, does the big 990 have the changeable map settings like the 690 does?

    What sort of real world mileage are you all getting from a tank on the SM-T's?
    I have an 06 950 Adventure with carbs that I can get right at 200 miles a tank on and I also have the 2010 Multistrada 1200s that gets right at 200 mile range per tank.
    I really like this 990 SMT and think I need one and would like to know all the little niggles about them.

    Anyone know if the Adventure wheels will fit the SMT?
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  20. ChrisK7

    ChrisK7 Been here awhile

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    I also run the Pilot Road 2's on my Ducati. I love them. Great handling, hook-up, and wear. Riding pretty hard on the twisties up here in OR. I can get at least 4600 miles out of a rear and close to double that on the front. That is with 150 hp on the Ducati Multistrada 1200s.