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Old 05-31-2012, 09:15 AM   #271
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Oh yes they are
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Old 05-31-2012, 02:38 PM   #272
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Oh yes they are
Good to know because at my dealership the kids that work there told me that the bags aren't included but they don't seem to know too much about what they are selling.
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Old 05-31-2012, 05:40 PM   #273
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sm vs smt

Ive always liked the sm better,but i saw a white 2012 smt at berts yesterday and if one were to strip it down its almost an sm.has anyone done a comparison ??
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Old 06-01-2012, 04:19 AM   #274
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Ive always liked the sm better,but i saw a white 2012 smt at berts yesterday and if one were to strip it down its almost an sm.has anyone done a comparison ??
I think you have it about right.

Seriously, it isn't almost an SM, it is an SM+T... you can take the T bits off and have just an SM if you want with a bigger tank for decent range.

I sat on a 2012 white SMT at Carolina KTM and man it sure is nice, and while sitting on it in the showroom is not that telling, it sure seems like a great do-it-all bike. If only the SMT had the RC8R engine it would be a no brainer and a MTS killer.
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Old 06-01-2012, 02:28 PM   #275
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New smt in nj

Anyone looking for a 2012SMT hanoverpower sports in Hanover nj has 1 left.
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Old 06-01-2012, 03:12 PM   #276
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I thought this was a picture thread!

Here is mine. Fitted a touring screen, heated grips and throttle cam. Goes like a dream.





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Old 06-02-2012, 12:24 PM   #277
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is that touring screen a stock ktm part ?
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Old 06-02-2012, 12:46 PM   #278
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I basically stripped mine down as I prefered the the seat/ tank on the SMT and also the front fender to the SM. I use a Gold Wing for long trips anyway. The suspension is slightly more controlled as the overall travel is a bit less too so less pitching on decel.


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Old 06-02-2012, 06:36 PM   #279
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is that touring screen a stock ktm part ?
Yep. It is the KTM Powerparts touring screen. I had, like may others, a bit of turbulence from the standard screen. Replaced it with the touring screen. Turbulence moves somewhere else. Just bought a Schuberth S2 helmet - all turbulence gone! Amazing, but proves my theory that turbulence on bikes is due to more than just screen alone. By the way S2 is an awesome lid. Best I have ever owned.
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Old 06-02-2012, 11:14 PM   #280
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I think you have it about right.

Seriously, it isn't almost an SM, it is an SM+T... you can take the T bits off and have just an SM if you want with a bigger tank for decent range.

I sat on a 2012 white SMT at Carolina KTM and man it sure is nice, and while sitting on it in the showroom is not that telling, it sure seems like a great do-it-all bike. If only the SMT had the RC8R engine it would be a no brainer and a MTS killer.


Here is my version of that, I find it a pretty great bike for all around use.





Nice comfortable seat, big tank, removed the passenger pegs, cut 2" off the top of the windscreen, and removed the bits that the bags hang on. With the lighter mufflers and the bits removed it makes a clean, light, bike even more so.



Best of both worlds for me.
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Old 06-05-2012, 04:25 PM   #281
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i just had a new set of tires installed. finally the bouncy,busy handling is hugely improved. the stock contis may stick well but they don't handle well
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Old 06-05-2012, 06:55 PM   #282
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i just had a new set of tires installed. finally the bouncy,busy handling is hugely improved. the stock contis may stick well but they don't handle well
What kind of tires did you choose? Getting close to that myself, will probably go with Dunlop RoadSmart since I liked them on a couple of other bikes and they last awhile. But curious what others are using, especially if they're happy with them.
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:46 PM   #283
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I just replaced with a set of Michelin PR3... Much better!

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i just had a new set of tires installed. finally the bouncy,busy handling is hugely improved. the stock contis may stick well but they don't handle well
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:40 AM   #284
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What kind of tires did you choose? Getting close to that myself, will probably go with Dunlop RoadSmart since I liked them on a couple of other bikes and they last awhile. But curious what others are using, especially if they're happy with them.
PR 3s

i would have opted for a stickier tire but they were out of them. truth is the pr3s are probably what i need anyway
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:44 AM   #285
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they're not as bouncy as the contis and they seem stiffer. the steering seems a little slower.
i softened up the suspension setting (to the sport setting) that i had originally stiffened in order to calm down the handling.

im going to raise the forks in the clamps also
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