Hello all - new SMT, can't stop grinning

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Hello all - new SMT, can't stop grinning

Post by bigred » Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:34 am

Hi All
Thanks to everyone that has contributed to this forum so far, your shared experience and knowledge has been most helpful.
My new pride and joy is a 2013 990 SMT black with orange frame (the best color combo :) ) with my givi/honda top box resprayed ktm orange to match.
I have the 16T front sprocket and am working hard to adjust to the fast spinning LC8 and its on/off throttle that requires the most delicate of wrists at some slower and cruising speeds. Bit of an adjustment from a Honda Nx650, especially after 17 years on the dommie!
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Re: Hello all - new SMT, can't stop grinning

Post by jhalfhide » Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:38 am

bigred wrote:Hi All
Thanks to everyone that has contributed to this forum so far, your shared experience and knowledge has been most helpful.
My new pride and joy is a 2013 990 SMT black with orange frame (the best color combo :) ) with my givi/honda top box resprayed ktm orange to match.
I have the 16T front sprocket and am working hard to adjust to the fast spinning LC8 and its on/off throttle that requires the most delicate of wrists at some slower and cruising speeds. Bit of an adjustment from a Honda Nx650, especially after 17 years on the dommie!
Cheers
I'm about to pick up the same. 2013 in same colours. Pics of top box please as that sounds like a good look [THUMBS UP SIGN]

I've already purchased SAS removal plates and Tune ECU cable in anticipation of collection.


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Re: Hello all - new SMT, can't stop grinning

Post by kevxtx » Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:18 am

There are quite a few things to do to tame the throttle, a different ramp twist grip, O2 eliminators which help at part throttles, loading a different map.

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Re: Hello all - new SMT, can't stop grinning

Post by bigred » Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:06 pm

Hi Kev

Can you let me know what you mean by "different ramp twist grip"?

I have ordered a Tune ECU cable and plan to turn off the EPC retard immediately. With standard exhausts (it's going to take a little while to save for Wings or Leo's) is it work turning off the O2 sensors?
First mod will be an air box - seeing if I can get a Uniflow custom made, if not looks like base plate from Sportingwood (and SAS blanking plates) then an ITG JC30-80.

You don't by any chance have any of your air box kits floating around still do you? Or have any interest in making more up?

Would you suggest #18 map with stock pipes and airbox, or only once i get her breathing better?

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Re: Hello all - new SMT, can't stop grinning

Post by jhalfhide » Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:12 pm

There's a mod you can do to change the angle of the initial bit of the twist grip. Download Kev's mod book (PDF) and that explains all.

Sounds like you and I have exactly the same planned. Where are you based?


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Re: Hello all - new SMT, can't stop grinning

Post by Andy J » Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:15 pm

I was in My KTM dealer last week (Jim Aim M/C) chatting with one of the workshop guys about how snatchy the throttle is on the SMT. He recommended fitting an RC8 throttle assembly as it has a less harsh initial ramp. He said he fitted one to his SMT. And its only £20!
Im seriously considering fitting one but im wondering, would i need to do the 15 min idle reset afterwards?

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Re: Hello all - new SMT, can't stop grinning

Post by jhalfhide » Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:43 pm

Andy J wrote:I was in My KTM dealer last week (Jim Aim M/C) chatting with one of the workshop guys about how snatchy the throttle is on the SMT. He recommended fitting an RC8 throttle assembly as it has a less harsh initial ramp. He said he fitted one to his SMT. And its only £20!
Im seriously considering fitting one but im wondering, would i need to do the 15 min idle reset afterwards?
Ah, an Essex lad. Mines currently in Colchester Kawasaki.


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