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 s***e
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 s***e 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.