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Old 08-26-2008, 06:23 AM   #751
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been discussed in multiple threads. I looked at that as an option but couldnt find anyone to try a test fit. looks close but i think it would take a lot of work.
I will say that the SM is fine for light off road and will do single track if you have to but, i aint no dirt bike. If I had bought the SE instead I would probably still have it. If you want to pound it off road the SE is the choice. If you want a hooligan good time bike that is great on the street and can do dirt roads, gravel roads and light 1-2 track the SM works. Need a skid plate though. there are exposed oil lines under the engine.



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slightly confused. when did ktm start routing the exhaust underneath the motor for the supermoto?
currently undecided between the se and the sm. any pointers in either direction? i have plenty of road and off road experiance so confidence on either is not a factor.

has anyone put the se exhaust header on the sm?? is this even viable?
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Old 08-26-2008, 08:15 AM   #752
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+1, someone make a skid plate!
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Old 08-26-2008, 09:53 AM   #753
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Re: the shift lever height. I removed the rubber insert in the pegs and lowered the lever one notch. The combo seems spot on for me. Thanks for the ideas.
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Old 08-26-2008, 09:03 PM   #754
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Whelp, the "Klacker" is a very real thing. I'm ordering parts tomorrow and fixing it next week. It's been getting worse and worse instead of better. Remarkable, huh? I thought if I ignored it...well, no.

I have the water pump parts on the shelf ready to go when it does, so I'm in front of that one, and now I'll keep an eye on my fuel pump points and I'm over the hump!!
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Old 08-26-2008, 10:47 PM   #755
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Pretender windscreen

Hey Chuck , I saw in a old posting that you had the Pretender windscreen on your bike.

How is it after having it for a few months?

When you ordered it, do you remember how long it took to get to you from Germany?

Did it come UPS or Fed EX?

I ordered one last week , so Im wondering how long I should expect to wait

P.S. did you order the tall or the short screen?

Thanks for any info


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Old 08-27-2008, 07:24 AM   #756
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Actually it came with the bike (used), and I sold it after two rides. To me, it didn't seem to actually accomplish anything other than generate turbulence. It was a tall. btw.

I've tried three different windshields now on this bike, and have come to like nothing the best.
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Old 08-27-2008, 07:39 AM   #757
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...I've tried three different windshields now on this bike, and have come to like nothing the best.
Did you try the Hyde Racing type that I use? It works for me; though I know people have different sensitivities wrt this.
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Old 08-27-2008, 07:41 AM   #758
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Walter, ... I think KTM should give you a SD for all your hard work, no marketing MBA can get better results

Thanks! I'll be sure to mention that to them
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Old 08-27-2008, 08:38 AM   #759
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I have the tall Pretender screen. I notice no increase in turbulence and a half-decent reduction in wind blast. 85 with the screen feels about as tiresome as 70-75 without it.
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Old 08-27-2008, 01:17 PM   #760
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FRONT brake pads

What are you guys seeing for life on the front brake pads? I have close to 4,000 miles on mine and they look fairly well used at this point??
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Old 08-27-2008, 03:19 PM   #761
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Did you try the Hyde Racing type that I use? It works for me; though I know people have different sensitivities wrt this.
So far I've tried the Pretender Tall, The Laminar Lip Tall (mounted in two different heights), and the KTM 690 SM screen.

I'll use the tall LL or the KTM when it gets cold up here, but I hate the turbulence from all of them.



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Old 08-27-2008, 03:22 PM   #762
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What are you guys seeing for life on the front brake pads? I have close to 4,000 miles on mine and they look fairly well used at this point??
I've got 16000 miles on mine now and the pads are fine.
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Old 08-27-2008, 03:25 PM   #763
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I purchased the KTM Tank bag (62512019200)per the recommendations earlier in this thread. Just received it and wanted to say whoever recommended this is correct - perfect fit (and very secure,) very nice quality, and I can even refuel without moving it one bit. I am very happy with this and would second those who recommended it.

Got it from cheapcycleparts.com $135.00

I appreciate the knowledgebase here!
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Old 08-27-2008, 03:28 PM   #764
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Yep, I use mine a lot, and am thrilled with it.

I found re-fuels were tricky till I realized you can up-zip it from the base 2/3's of the way around and simply lean it over to the left...brilliant!
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Old 08-28-2008, 05:05 AM   #765
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Walter, Chuck everybody else - thanks for the great thread and info.

I've bought the third last new 2007 950SM available in Australia and I can't wait to pick it up!!! (has to be shipped from Perth to Brisbane, then assembled)

Got the full touring package and looking forward to some great rides.

cheers!
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