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by Twisty
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: '16 vs '17 GT
Replies: 10
Views: 1223

Re: '16 vs '17 GT

The reliability of the '16's is subpar--issues with suspension, rough idle. Search the forum--you'll find the problems. Always better to buy a bike after its initial release year.
by Twisty
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: '16 vs '17 GT
Replies: 10
Views: 1223

Re: '16 vs '17 GT

My advice is to stay AWAY from the '16. Far away.
by Twisty
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Anyone try National Cycle V-Steam wind screen.
Replies: 30
Views: 4051

Re: Anyone try National Cycle V-Steam wind screen.

Looks great but....that won't make a bit of difference over the OEM screen in terms of wind deflection. I've had great results from this Puig with integrated spoiler. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Windscreen-Puig-Vario-KTM-1290-Super-Duke-GT-16-17-light-smoke-touring-screen/332507359123?epid=24005152814&...
by Twisty
Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Do the vibrations get better?
Replies: 15
Views: 2529

Re: Do the vibrations get better?

When I test rode the GT, it was a ‘17. I was blown away. A refined beast. I don’t recall a lot of engine vibration. But there was a ‘16 at a different dealer that was deeply discounted. It had 0 miles on it. They let me turn it on, but wouldn’t let me test ride it. Perhaps foolishly I bought that bi...
by Twisty
Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Do the vibrations get better?
Replies: 15
Views: 2529

Do the vibrations get better?

So I’ve put 600 miles on the GT and really like a lot about the bike. I love the seating position and handling. I personally haven’t had an issue with the suspension. But my ‘16 seems to vibrate an awful lot, even at high rpm. Does this improve as the engine beds in over time?
by Twisty
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 40 T rear sprocket
Replies: 69
Views: 10367

Re: 40 T rear sprocket

Since changing to a 40T rear sprocket, the bike rides tremendously better. But I still don't use 6th unless I'm on the interstate going consistently faster than 75-80 mph. So I would not go to a 39 if I were you.
by Twisty
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Pushing the GT in 1st gear
Replies: 11
Views: 1668

Re: Pushing the GT in 1st gear

Thanks guys. Good to know it’s not an issue with the SDGT. Like I said, my BMW R1200R is easy to push around in 1st with the clutch squeezed. It has a dry clutch though. Maybe that’s the difference.
by Twisty
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Pushing the GT in 1st gear
Replies: 11
Views: 1668

Re: Pushing the GT in 1st gear

Thanks Allan :)
by Twisty
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: SW-Motech Handlebar Guards on 2017 KTM SDGT
Replies: 2
Views: 1100

Re: SW-Motech Handlebar Guards on 2017 KTM SDGT

Wow Doc. ;) Nice job and way to work through the the issues. It looks really sharp—especially the LED turn signals. Was it difficult to wire in the turn signals?
by Twisty
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Pushing the GT in 1st gear
Replies: 11
Views: 1668

Re: Pushing the GT in 1st gear

So just to confirm, it’s not supposed to be difficult to roll the turned off bike in 1st gear and the clutch squeezed? It should be just as easy as if it is in neutral?
by Twisty
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Pushing the GT in 1st gear
Replies: 11
Views: 1668

Pushing the GT in 1st gear

Hey guys. When I try to move my turned-off GT around the garage with the clutch squeezed and the bike in 1st gear, it's really difficult to move around. When I put her in Neutral, it's easy to move her around. I'm confused by that. It makes no difference moving my turned-off BMW R12R around whether ...
by Twisty
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Warranty coverage for 2016 SDGT?
Replies: 16
Views: 2157

Re: Warranty coverage for 2016 SDGT?

Really? 2 years warratny in the US? I bought my '16 in November and it only had a 1 year warranty. When did you purchase yours akamire? That may be how they slashed the price so steeply and offered the dealers a rebate.
by Twisty
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: New Superduke GT owner experiences.
Replies: 318
Views: 91937

Re: New Superduke GT owner experiences.

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Boy I wish we had some hot, humid weather here in the northern hemisphere right now. (Got to be careful what I ask for—I really don’t want that much global warming!😬) But my stable of mounts are getting restless in the snow!
by Twisty
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Introductions!
Topic: New Owner
Replies: 4
Views: 861

Re: New Owner

Welcome Tmation to the orange family!
by Twisty
Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 40 T rear sprocket
Replies: 69
Views: 10367

Re: 40 T rear sprocket

Some have noted that changing to a 16T front sprocket was too extreme. Most have felt just a 2-tooth change in the rear does the trick. I’m curious how a 41T or 42T rear sprocket would affect the bike since the 40T was such a positive change. I’m not so into sheer speed as I am into low end torque a...
by Twisty
Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 40 T rear sprocket
Replies: 69
Views: 10367

Re: 40 T rear sprocket

So I changed to a 40T Supersprox Aluminum Alloy rear sprocket. As everyone said, it was pretty straight forward even though I've never even adjusted a chain before. I took her out today and I must say it has vastly improved the riding experience for me. In addition, as many have said here, I'm slowl...
by Twisty
Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: GPS Bracket
Replies: 32
Views: 4229

Re: GPS Bracket

Excellent. Thanks.
by Twisty
Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: GPS Bracket
Replies: 32
Views: 4229

Re: GPS Bracket

I assume when you tighten the bolt on the RAM mount the gap that the windscreen securing pin travels in must narrow some, no? Does this change the ease with which you can raise and lower the windscreen?
by Twisty
Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: GPS Bracket
Replies: 32
Views: 4229

Re: GPS Bracket

Thanks Clogan!
Very nice job.
P
by Twisty
Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: GPS Bracket
Replies: 32
Views: 4229

Re: GPS Bracket

Thanks Clogan.
Can you send a pic if possible? Especially of the bolt you used?
Thanks again.
Peter