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My time to brag a little ... my KTM 950 SM
« on: October 11, 2017, 01:40:46 pm »
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Julian (also known as wrench on this very forum) at Superbike Solutions cleaned, balanced and rejetted the carbs on my 2005 KTM 950 SM and got it all perfect on his dyno

The cars were dirty and gunged up - this was to be expected - the bike has only done just over 6 000 km in 12 years ... very little mileage and must have stood for long periods with vrot fuel in it

Bike was misfiring and very lumpy at idle beforehand ... also had an ugly flat spot higher up - super silky smooth and very responsive now and feels more powerful too (and is definitely faster - my bum says so)

Std rated power is 98 hp and torque of 95 Nm - see here http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/ktm/ktm_rc8_950_supermoto%2005.htm

After Julian weaved his magic wand my bike now makes 106 hp and 98 Nm ... these figures are on the back wheel ... and with dB killers in.

Julian told me he sees between 10 - 15 hp gains on 1000 cc bikes when dB killers are removed - I appreciate that this is on super high revving in-line 4 cylinder bikes and not on an old v-twin KTM ... but realistically I know I  could expect another 7 - 8 hp if I removed the dB killers, but at the sacrifice of very big noise which I don't like

If any of you reading this own older carb fed bikes that you feel are not performing as they should then I highly recommend you give Julian a shout

I'm super chuffed with this bike ... it handles well, stops well, wheelies lekker, looks good ... (and to steal the phrase I read recently from another WD) it fucks off like a stabbed rat

« Last Edit: October 11, 2017, 06:41:55 pm by JustBendIt »
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Re: My time to brag a little ... my KTM 950 SM
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2017, 01:45:27 pm »
Awesome bike. I want one  :drif:
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Re: My time to brag a little ... my KTM 950 SM
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2017, 01:47:25 pm »
It doesn't look too kak either  :drif: :drif: :drif:
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Re: My time to brag a little ... my KTM 950 SM
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2017, 02:30:55 pm »
That's an old pic above - taken very soon after I bought it from adv

Since that pic was taken the exhausts end cans have been replaced with Leo Vince SBK carbon fibre cans and the header pipes have been ceramic coated silver

There is a new white sticker kit being designed that will go on soon and the rims will be resprayed gloss black and get some of tikketokkel's reflective white KTM rim tape

Here are some fresh pics taken today - the last 2 photos show up close one of the OBERON clutch slave cylinders I have just imported (there are still 5 left - see here http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=215982.0 )

I will post new pics when the bike is all done - I am not a king for bling - I like my bikes to work properly and look good
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Re: My time to brag a little ... my KTM 950 SM
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2017, 05:00:27 pm »
Could I borrow that magnificent machine from you?

I have a trip up VanRhyns pass later this year. :pot:
 

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Re: My time to brag a little ... my KTM 950 SM
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2017, 05:08:29 pm »
Could I borrow that magnificent machine from you?

I have a trip up VanRhyns pass later this year. :pot:

with pleasure 2StanchionDan ... I have got some spare "fairy wheels" that I have just taken off my son's bicycle ... these should help you stay upright
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Re: My time to brag a little ... my KTM 950 SM
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2017, 06:14:59 pm »
Roflmao

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Re: My time to brag a little ... my KTM 950 SM
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2017, 06:27:47 pm »
Beautiful example Justin!
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Re: My time to brag a little ... my KTM 950 SM
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2017, 08:09:04 pm »
Love those "cans" :3some: :3some:
 

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« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2017, 08:36:59 pm »
Very cool motard - " old engine " and all will wallop most modern engined bikes in a tight mountain pass  :laughing4:
 

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Re: My time to brag a little ... my KTM 950 SM
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2017, 10:47:06 am »
Hooligan tool of NOTE............. just love them and great buys  :thumleft:
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Re: My time to brag a little ... my KTM 950 SM
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2017, 10:49:13 am »
Huge bargain buys currently. I've had both the 990 and the 950 and the latter is smoother by far.

Would love an smt though

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Re: My time to brag a little ... my KTM 950 SM
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2017, 11:25:17 am »
Could I borrow that magnificent machine from you?

I have a trip up VanRhyns pass later this year. :pot:

with pleasure 2StanchionDan ... I have got some spare "fairy wheels" that I have just taken off my son's bicycle ... these should help you stay upright

and some fairy dust on the speedo, to limit it to 50. :-[
 

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« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2017, 11:36:24 am »
Could I borrow that magnificent machine from you?

I have a trip up VanRhyns pass later this year. :pot:

Rather buy a 250 Honda.  Horsepower more suited to you.   >:D
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Re: My time to brag a little ... my KTM 950 SM
« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2017, 12:10:13 pm »
Looks amazing! Where did u get the ceramic coating done?
 

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Re: My time to brag a little ... my KTM 950 SM
« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2017, 12:43:34 pm »
Looks amazing! Where did u get the ceramic coating done?

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Re: My time to brag a little ... my KTM 950 SM
« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2017, 01:12:36 pm »
Could I borrow that magnificent machine from you?

I have a trip up VanRhyns pass later this year. :pot:

Rather buy a 250 Honda.  Horsepower more suited to you.   >:D

Plus the bonus of a geniune quality machine. :deal:
 

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Re: My time to brag a little ... my KTM 950 SM
« Reply #17 on: October 12, 2017, 01:45:15 pm »
Now what did this whole dyno tune and all that cost you if I may ask?
Iíve got a 950 Adv and would like to get the carbs sorted aswell


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Re: My time to brag a little ... my KTM 950 SM
« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2017, 02:24:13 pm »
Now what did this whole dyno tune and all that cost you if I may ask?
Iíve got a 950 Adv and would like to get the carbs sorted aswell


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Re: My time to brag a little ... my KTM 950 SM
« Reply #19 on: October 13, 2017, 12:10:29 pm »
That is good gonna fix my linkage and carbs then take it to wrench...


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