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back on a KTM

Post by akuma » Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:22 am

hi all picking up my new (to me) 2011 SMT tomorrow in orange- moving from a tiger 800xc which i found to be a bit boring- i had a 950 SMR before that which was a brilliant bike but was marred by technical issues and breakdowns which forced the change. Looking forward to starting modifying the bike to fit me a little better (im 6'5) so i have the 990 SMR seat/ bar risers/ lower pegs all waiting in the garage to go on when i finally get it home.

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Re: back on a KTM

Post by epicmonkey » Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:50 am

Welcome back :) Get some pics up

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Re: back on a KTM

Post by akuma » Wed Jun 15, 2016 1:35 pm

will do

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Re: back on a KTM

Post by akuma » Mon Jun 20, 2016 11:08 am

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here she is!

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Re: back on a KTM

Post by terrydel » Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:54 pm

Nice!
You made the right decision. :D

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Re: back on a KTM

Post by Yoozy » Thu Jul 14, 2016 6:25 am

Definitely made the right choice. I never really fancied the orange ones but I thing they look the business now. No denying they're a magnificent bike. I miss mine.
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Re: back on a KTM

Post by Gimlet » Thu Jul 14, 2016 7:55 am

I remember when mine looked like that. :D I love mine dearly. If I could only have one bike I think it would be the SMT.
Uncorking procedure thoroughly recommended. Looks like the OP's already has the cans.

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Re: back on a KTM

Post by akuma » Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:20 am

uncorking has well and truly begun- rottweiler induction kit fitted/ secondary butterflies removed/ SAS removed/ remapped- sport suspension settings applied- rc high bends fitted lower pegs etc etc its a completely different animal now- so much smoother and a lot louder and more aggressive- theres always that worry that something might go horribly wrong but for the sheer grin factor it has its worth the risk.

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Re: back on a KTM

Post by Gimlet » Thu Jul 14, 2016 7:33 pm

There's no reason anything should go wrong. Provided the fuelling is correct and normal maintenance kept up uncorking will do no harm at all. Mine retains the 2nd flies. Mark Brewin at BSD Perfromance did the mapping and he prefers to leave them in and customise their map in the ECU. No matter either way, if it works its fine.
I've got a Rotty as well. I'm using No Toil oil as it good stuff and it makes the induction noise less harsh. Mine with the Rotty and Leo Vince cans does struggle to pass drive-by noise tests at tracks. I've got a stage 3 DNA ready to try instead as I know someone else who's got an SMT that's otherwise exactly the same spec as mine except that he has the DNA and his seems just a fraction less raucous.

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Re: back on a KTM

Post by akuma » Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:45 pm

The Rottweiler kit was surprisingly loud once I fit it, I still get funny looks when riding through town which is awesome at the moment but might get a bit old soon. The reason I'm a bit worried about things going wrong is because of the bad experience I had with my 950- anything that could go wrong did with that bike. The best bike I have ever ridden when working but a huge headache when it repeatedly broke down.

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