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Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2014, 05:12 AM
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Views: 295,539
Posted By Christophe
I was in a KTM group meet-up last weekend, lots...

I was in a KTM group meet-up last weekend, lots of 990s and a majority of votes for Pilot Power 3 and 2 for medium durability, better on dry roads than PR3 or 4. I've had Conti SA and Metz M5 and the...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-18-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,852
Posted By Christophe
It has been almost 3 years now, and I still ride...

It has been almost 3 years now, and I still ride the 690R and the 990SMT, both for single day or multi day trips, either off-road or sport touring. I could possibly use a 990ADV or 1190ADVR to do...
Forum: Europe 04-26-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,380
Posted By Christophe
wow, that's a vast question. It's as if I said I...

wow, that's a vast question. It's as if I said I was arriving (parachuting) in Toronto and will be driving to Florida so what should I see? Paris / Geneva / Cote d'Azur / Rome? sorry, need more...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 3,841
Views: 1,213,188
Posted By Christophe
Salut Bruno! Here's mine on the same muddy...

Salut Bruno! Here's mine on the same muddy weekend trip.

http://i1129.photobucket.com/albums/m514/csuzor/Photobucket%20Desktop%20-%20cs-mbp/KTM/P1010276_zps7af39881.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 1,742
Views: 295,539
Posted By Christophe
I always wear boots, I think soft adventure...

I always wear boots, I think soft adventure boots go well with the style of this bike. Enduro boots are too much (I wear them on the 690ER) and I have no problem shifting with so-called dual sport...
Forum: Road warriors 04-05-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 1,742
Views: 295,539
Posted By Christophe
wow, thanks, I understand now... that sounds like...

wow, thanks, I understand now... that sounds like too much effort and cost for me. I also just realized that I occasionally use the 2 small "bag support" bars to tie a waterproof bag to the back...
Forum: Road warriors 04-04-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 1,742
Views: 295,539
Posted By Christophe
Great, thanks. Are you able to mount them without...

Great, thanks. Are you able to mount them without the loops for the side bags (which I won't ever have), or does that require extra KTM parts? If extra, does someone have the details?
Forum: Road warriors 04-04-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 1,742
Views: 295,539
Posted By Christophe
How is the sound compared to stock? I am worried...

How is the sound compared to stock? I am worried that it will be much louder...
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 1,742
Views: 295,539
Posted By Christophe
I dont recommend the Givi, I bought it and threw...

I dont recommend the Givi, I bought it and threw it away within 2 weeks. It created turbulence entering into the helmet (I am 5'9 / 1.75m), and the cheap glued rubber protection around the edge...
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 1,742
Views: 295,539
Posted By Christophe
lean angle for turning with different center of weight

This takes me back a long way to college maths, so I think this calculation is right.
Basically, the higher the center of weight (including the rider), the more force is generated by leaning the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 1,742
Views: 295,539
Posted By Christophe
For sure the bash plate is worth that price and...

For sure the bash plate is worth that price and you'll be surprised how often you'll hear small stones hit the plate, knowing that they aren't hitting the oil reserve or tubing is reassuring. The...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 17,571
Views: 1,846,154
Posted By Christophe
I am surprised to see this huge rear light and...

I am surprised to see this huge rear light and adv-style blinkers on the 690... Do they come like that in some countries? Maybe for local regulations?
Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 1,742
Views: 295,539
Posted By Christophe
Yes, the weight savings will be interesting......

Yes, the weight savings will be interesting... KTM claim 9kg with the Akrapovič (did I get that right?) but that is an exaggeration (it's actually closer to 8kg according to others) and Wings claim...
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 1,742
Views: 295,539
Posted By Christophe
The big KTM 990 SMT thread -- riders check in w/ photo!

I got the blinkers direct from the barracuda web site (they are Italian but have a French site) for the same price as the OEM, 55 euro for the pair. I think Rizzoma are more expensive but a different...
Forum: Road warriors 03-09-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 1,742
Views: 295,539
Posted By Christophe
I dont have the throttle tamer, but I have a...

I dont have the throttle tamer, but I have a custom map so the throttle response is smoother than original. I did use the KTM glue on the left side for the heated grips, but on the right side it was...
Forum: Road warriors 03-09-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 1,742
Views: 295,539
Posted By Christophe
The barracuda LED blinkers are sold in pairs and...

The barracuda LED blinkers are sold in pairs and come with 2 optional resistors to use when replacing regular blinkers. I tested them without the resistors and they were blinking fast, but with the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 1,742
Views: 295,539
Posted By Christophe
here's a few pics of this new stuff on my 2012...

here's a few pics of this new stuff on my 2012 SMT.

The ralle moto steering damper smoothes out the steering on rough roads or road sections that change angles abruptly (such as coming out of...
Forum: Road warriors 02-08-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 1,742
Views: 295,539
Posted By Christophe
The Torx bolts are great, much stronger than the...

The Torx bolts are great, much stronger than the hex... And there are at least two nasty hex bolts, M8 x 40 for the fuel tank with tiny 6mm heads but significant torque, which I have ruined on one...
Forum: Road warriors 02-08-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 1,742
Views: 295,539
Posted By Christophe
FP Racing levers, Ralle Moto damper

These photos dont look so bad, at that speed the damages are minor. I did a high-side fall last year after hitting the guard rails on a road while testing my new Trax sides cases... destroyed a case...
Forum: Equipment 01-16-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,365
Posted By Christophe
Bonjour, my choice was the MSR hubba hubba high...

Bonjour, my choice was the MSR hubba hubba high perf, about 400 from expe.fr, + the ground sheet. Perfect tent to me.
Forum: Road warriors 12-25-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 1,742
Views: 295,539
Posted By Christophe
Does anyone know if the 1190ADV wheels will fit...

Does anyone know if the 1190ADV wheels will fit the SMT? I assume the rear would, maybe with the SMT brake disk, but the front would require mods because of its size... is there an easier option for...
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2013, 03:16 AM
Replies: 1,742
Views: 295,539
Posted By Christophe
I also recommend the swmotech crash bars, they...

I also recommend the swmotech crash bars, they saved my radiator and fuel tank in a nasty fall.

I also have a 690R and SMT and I wish I could add a 990R for some mixed terrain longer trips...but...
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2013, 01:34 AM
Replies: 1,742
Views: 295,539
Posted By Christophe
taking gear for camping trips

I have a hard time packing light...
For camping on a road trip with the SMT I take the the Trax cases and large duffle and top case, and for camping on a trail trip with the 690R I take a Coyote...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-28-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,285
Posted By Christophe
The pivot pegz are better if you ride standing,...

The pivot pegz are better if you ride standing, IMHO, because your feet stay flat on the peg as you let the bike move over rough terrain or as you lean forward to accelerate or backwards to slow...
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 1,742
Views: 295,539
Posted By Christophe
I have stock exhaust pipes, and after the remap I...

I have stock exhaust pipes, and after the remap I did 188km with 13.5L yesterday having fun on mountain roads at average 65kph. That is 7.2L per 100km, or 33 miles per US gallon, which is more fuel...
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2013, 12:45 AM
Replies: 1,742
Views: 295,539
Posted By Christophe
Wicked remap the bike

The best mod for this bike is a remap, imho. If anyone is still hesitating, just do it, Kev's maps on ktmsmt.com simply transform the bike, and it takes just a few minutes once you have the cable. My...
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2013, 01:05 AM
Replies: 17,571
Views: 1,846,154
Posted By Christophe
I've had this problem on my 2011, and I would...

I've had this problem on my 2011, and I would have hoped that KTM had fixed it in later models, but apparently not? I posted this image shortly after getting the bike.
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 17,571
Views: 1,846,154
Posted By Christophe
Thanks for the advice. I am worried that the...

Thanks for the advice. I am worried that the tough ktm hand guards that I have installed both increase the vibrations I feel, and will prevent significant improvements with other solutions (like...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 17,571
Views: 1,846,154
Posted By Christophe
bar vibrations from motor and trail bumps

Guys
after my recent broken wrist a year ago (690R + ice), I am having a hard time with the bar vibrations on my '11 690R. I can ride my '12 SMT for 10+ hrs/day for several days, but after 3 hrs on...
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2013, 12:43 AM
Replies: 1,742
Views: 295,539
Posted By Christophe
Are you kidding? it gets fun over 6k rpm. yes,...

Are you kidding? it gets fun over 6k rpm. yes, you did miss a big hit. it's the unique combination of handling and motor that makes this bike a winner.
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2013, 06:03 AM
Replies: 1,742
Views: 295,539
Posted By Christophe
The Givi SMT screen is big enough, but after my...

The Givi SMT screen is big enough, but after my recent fall I would not be here if I had a half helmet. Better safe than sorry IMHO.
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 1,742
Views: 295,539
Posted By Christophe
My SMT on Mont Ventoux. Great bike, threw me off...

My SMT on Mont Ventoux. Great bike, threw me off once, I was safe but cost me thousands.
...
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2013, 05:33 AM
Replies: 1,742
Views: 295,539
Posted By Christophe
I started on the SMT coming from off road (690R...

I started on the SMT coming from off road (690R now) and I have asked this same question again and again. With the conti sport attack 1 I could not lean much, then switched to M5 and with the extra...
Forum: Europe 07-24-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 557
Posted By Christophe
Salut Benoit Il y a un autre motard qui hésite...

Salut Benoit
Il y a un autre motard qui hésite encore, donc pour l'instant on sera max 3.

J'espère manger dans les petits restos du coin, histoire de gouter du local, mais je prends quand même...
Forum: Europe 07-20-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 557
Posted By Christophe
Cool2 road trip around Corsica (Corse) Sept-19-24

Hello all

I am planning a road trip around Corsica (on my 990 SMT), it's my first time down there, and I'll probably do another trip next year off-road. Ferry departs Toulon 9pm thursday 19 sept...
Forum: Europe 07-17-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,329
Posted By Christophe
By law in France you need 4 reflective patches on...

By law in France you need 4 reflective patches on a helmet for the road, silver or white, front back left right, and a clear visor. In reality you'd be very unlucky to get pulled over for this, many...
Forum: Europe 07-03-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 452
Posted By Christophe
Hi there, a fellow aussie coming to my home area...

Hi there, a fellow aussie coming to my home area looking for a bike, that is a rare event. I lived in Melbourne early 90s, and am now in the south of france close to Marseille, similar climate. I...
Forum: Road warriors 06-03-2013, 02:21 AM
Replies: 1,742
Views: 295,539
Posted By Christophe
I love the orange version, to me that's a true...

I love the orange version, to me that's a true and easily recognizable KTM (mine is pictured higher up in this thread). If you plan any time in the south of france at summer (as many dutch normally...
Forum: Road warriors 06-03-2013, 02:14 AM
Replies: 1,742
Views: 295,539
Posted By Christophe
That's a fun comparison. I also have a 690 E and...

That's a fun comparison. I also have a 690 E and then I added the 990 SMT for some serious road fun. Both are great bikes, with many similarities, and depending on my mood I'll take one or the other....
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 17,571
Views: 1,846,154
Posted By Christophe
I have a 2011, I rode the first 1000 stock, then...

I have a 2011, I rode the first 1000 stock, then I switch to the akra exhaust and matched map and the foam air filter, and you're right, it makes a big difference in low end smoothness. I can ride it...
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