New (to me bike)
Picked up a 2006 KTM 950sm with 33k km on it last night. Almost had a trade for my cbr 600rr but went ahead and sold mine privately and worked out a better deal with the seller. I’ve read some really good things about these and first impressions are great! It came with KTM panniers and tank bag and a service manual on a CD, but otherwise it’s stock. It’s been sitting for a year, so runs lumpy and has a habit of stalling at idle. I’ll get a good poke around it at the weekend and hopefully clean out the carbs and balance them to hopefully fix it. Changing plugs and oil/filter too. Just need to get about a month out of it before Winter sets in (snow for 6 months over here) and I can start putting some new bits on it.
List is as follows:
Pair of slip-ons
Remove emissions shite
New rubber (current tires are squared off)
Check clutch slave cylinder, water pump and fuel pump (known issues)
Anything else I think would look cool!
When it’s moving, it feels great, moves around nicely even with shite tires, pulls strong (can tell why people say they’re wheelie machines) but just need to sort the carb issue and it’ll be perfect.