Greetings! Anyone know this 2008 UK SDR 990?

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Greetings! Anyone know this 2008 UK SDR 990?

Postby drunkenmunkey » Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:29 pm

Hi, great site!

I am the new very proud owner of the bike in this link. The first photo is shite but the others are OK.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2008-08-KTM-SUPERDUKE-R-990-GENUINE-SDR-11600-MILES-REGAL-SUPERBIKES-/351985509191?_trksid=p2141725.m3641.l6368

I haven't got it home yet but it seems pretty much mint and has FSH. Traded in my old Aprilia Tuareg 600 against it and am having sleepless nights awaiting it's delivery :)

If anyone knows the bike I love to hear about it.

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Re: Greetings! Anyone know this 2008 UK SDR 990?

Postby CEREC1 » Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:47 pm

Looks a nice bike
Had mine for 6 years next month.
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Re: Greetings! Anyone know this 2008 UK SDR 990?

Postby bic_bicknell » Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:09 am

I like the rear sets!

Shame, with all the mods previous owner has invested in, that it hasn't had the airbox done. First thing on your list to get the benefit of that exhaust system.
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Re: Greetings! Anyone know this 2008 UK SDR 990?

Postby drunkenmunkey » Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:41 pm

Hi, the dealer delivered the bike and the front brakes had locked on in transit. More concerning though was that it kept stalling.

He's taken it back to look at the brakes but is the stalling a known issue? I've seen a few threads suggesting various causes but am still unsure. This particular bike had no baffles and you could smell it over fuelling.

I would welcome some sage advice, I'm a bit of newbie with this KTM lark.

Thanks!
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Re: Greetings! Anyone know this 2008 UK SDR 990?

Postby No. 47 » Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:17 pm

Doesn't take much for locked/dragging front brakes on both my SDRs, just a wet Friday and no weekend use/cleaning/tlc in an unheated garage will result in rusty discs and liberal application of brake cleaner needed come Monday morning - search here to underline need to regularly clean and maintain SDR front calipers.

Does the dealer have experience with SDRs? Could just be result of sitting around for a while - is it stalling at tickover, all/any revs, closing throttle or all of these?
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