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by slowdown
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Sheared off oil filter cap screw
Replies: 3
Views: 467

Re: Sheared off oil filter cap screw

Well, I've tried everything that I'm comfortable trying here in my very amateur workshop. Went and got a punch, got some titanium drill bits, some left handed drill bits, several sizes of easy-outs... I dunno. Tow truck is on the way, dealer is expecting it. Spoke with them on the phone about contin...
by slowdown
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Sheared off oil filter cap screw
Replies: 3
Views: 467

Sheared off oil filter cap screw

I must be the village idiot. After spilling a bunch of oil all over my drive way, I continued on with the oil change on my '14 1290R. I drained all the oil (much of it overflowing from the collection cannister), put my new filter in, and then got ready to re-torque all the bolts and fill with fresh ...
by slowdown
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Front Brakes noise (video)
Replies: 46
Views: 8280

Re: Front Brakes noise (video)

That's incredible it worked for you two. I changed to PowerParts Galfer wave rotors and the noise came back after the first test-ride I took with the new pads and rotors. Bummer. Oh well, I'm about done pouring money into solving this issue. The wavy rotors look give the bike a nice look though!
by slowdown
Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: Help me pick next mod
Replies: 9
Views: 738

Help me pick next mod

What should I do next? So far my 2014 BLACK 1290R has 14,300 miles. Back road smashing, commuting, camping trips, coffee runs, and my first track day scheduled for June. Mods include: Yoshi Tail Tidy KTM Powerparts luggage racks CustomLED Blaster X Integrated tail light SW Mototech engine guards RAM...
by slowdown
Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: What oil are you guys running? Summer vs winter?
Replies: 5
Views: 582

What oil are you guys running? Summer vs winter?

As a 1290 owner in the states, it seems that most of the substances KTM recommends are somewhat difficult to source locally. I'm happy to order online if I need to, but was just wondering what others are using, or have used, and with what results. It's just about Spring here in the Pacific NW United...
by slowdown
Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Wanting to buy new rotors.. Power Parts versus Galfers?
Replies: 17
Views: 1386

Re: Wanting to buy new rotors.. Power Parts versus Galfers?

Did you follow the procedure in the FSM about seating the brake calipers so they are centered? I followed it to the best of my understanding. Here's what I did.. I pushed the pistons as far back into their bores as far as I could. I then fit the new brake pads into the caliper. I slid the caliper i...
by slowdown
Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Wanting to buy new rotors.. Power Parts versus Galfers?
Replies: 17
Views: 1386

Re: Wanting to buy new rotors.. Power Parts versus Galfers?

I finally got the project finished. Inspected my wheel's front rotor landings , installed front and rear PP Galfers, calipers thoroughly cleaned, a new rear tire, new EBC HH pads front and rear, and the brakes bled. I finished everything up this afternoon and took the bike for a quick spin just to s...
by slowdown
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Do you all tighten your rear wheel nut to 250nM? If so, HTF do you get it loosened?
Replies: 15
Views: 1065

Re: Do you all tighten your rear wheel nut to 250nM? If so, HTF do you get it loosened?

Thank you!! Just waiting on the appropriate Loctite 262 to come in the mail, and then all will be re-assembled and finished. Some of these Loctite product numbers are hard to track down in the US. I read some literature about US market equivalencies, but screw it, I'm in no rush. There's snow on the...
by slowdown
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Do you all tighten your rear wheel nut to 250nM? If so, HTF do you get it loosened?
Replies: 15
Views: 1065

Re: Do you all tighten your rear wheel nut to 250nM? If so, HTF do you get it loosened?

I used Motorex grease on the axle and bolt when I last did it up, and will do so again this time. What I probably didn't do was clean the threads very well before I fastened it, so maybe that had something to do with the difficulty I had getting that nut loose. I think another aspect is that my 60mm...
by slowdown
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: ABS Sensor Spacing Measurement?
Replies: 2
Views: 279

Re: ABS Sensor Spacing Measurement?

Thanks mate. I gave it an eyeballing and there's a small gap. Then I took an index card and slid it between the ring and the sensor, which seems to fit without touching. Took out the micro calipers and measured the index card which is 0.39 mm thick, according to my ACE Hardware digital caliper set. ...
by slowdown
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: ABS Sensor Spacing Measurement?
Replies: 2
Views: 279

ABS Sensor Spacing Measurement?

I'm muddling my way through replacing front and rear rotors. Front were pretty simple honestly. The rear is turning into a bit of a quagmire for me, as evidenced by some of my posts here... I'm trying my best! I followed the service manual for removing and installing new rotors. I'm about to insert ...
by slowdown
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Do you all tighten your rear wheel nut to 250nM? If so, HTF do you get it loosened?
Replies: 15
Views: 1065

Re: Do you all tighten your rear wheel nut to 250nM? If so, HTF do you get it loosened?

I always use a cordless impact gun to remove the nut, and then I use one hand to hold the rear brake while I tighten it with a 1/2” torque wrench. Never had a problem. Maybe get a friend to sit on the bike with their foot on the brake while you use a breaker bar with a long piece of pipe slipped ov...
by slowdown
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Do you all tighten your rear wheel nut to 250nM? If so, HTF do you get it loosened?
Replies: 15
Views: 1065

Re: Do you all tighten your rear wheel nut to 250nM? If so, HTF do you get it loosened?

Thanks, you're right Ross, I shouldn't have tried using torque wrench, but it was all I had. I went out and got a breaker bar today... No dice. I literally stood on it, the nut didn't budge. I am starting to round off the points on the nut. In other news, I called my local dealer to see if they had ...
by slowdown
Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: extended warranties
Replies: 4
Views: 561

Re: extended warranties

Steve I did not go with an extended warranty since I wanted to pull the sas and cat. The only thing warranty wise on mine was the high beam switch would not stay latched and that was a common error of them. I also had the taillight mount break after warranty but I went with a company that makes a u...
by slowdown
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Do you all tighten your rear wheel nut to 250nM? If so, HTF do you get it loosened?
Replies: 15
Views: 1065

Re: Do you all tighten your rear wheel nut to 250nM? If so, HTF do you get it loosened?

In fact I did read your post! Found it in a search before I started up this thread. Its incredible how different an experience I am having. I remember last time I un-did the nut it was tough, but I think it came off on the first try. I had my wife pushing on the brake, and I popped it off with the t...
by slowdown
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Do you all tighten your rear wheel nut to 250nM? If so, HTF do you get it loosened?
Replies: 15
Views: 1065

Do you all tighten your rear wheel nut to 250nM? If so, HTF do you get it loosened?

Man, I'm struggling. I replaced my tires a few months back. When I was done I greased the axle and nut, and torqued em down to the KTM spec of 250nm. Trying to replace my brake pads and rotors right now, but can not for the life of me get that damn nut loosened again. I have a huge 1" 60mm Socket at...
by slowdown
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Wanting to buy new rotors.. Power Parts versus Galfers?
Replies: 17
Views: 1386

Re: Wanting to buy new rotors.. Power Parts versus Galfers?

I have the PP rotors on my bike. They did improve the brake feel (I installed EBC HH pads at the same time though). No pulsing whatsoever, unlike the stock ones that howled when walking the bike. https://photos.smugmug.com/2016-KTM-Super-Duke-1290-R/i-SsZs87G/0/e44b7016/X2/rotobox-boost-6-X2.jpg Th...
by slowdown
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Wanting to buy new rotors.. Power Parts versus Galfers?
Replies: 17
Views: 1386

Re: Wanting to buy new rotors.. Power Parts versus Galfers?

Thanks! You are right that the Galfers are listed as directional whereas the PP discs are not... Interesting. I actually found another deal on the PP version for $200 a piece, so that helps the decision making process. Do you have these rotors? What do you think of them? Care to share? :) Yah Man! ...
by slowdown
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Wanting to buy new rotors.. Power Parts versus Galfers?
Replies: 17
Views: 1386

Re: Wanting to buy new rotors.. Power Parts versus Galfers?

Thanks! You are right that the Galfers are listed as directional whereas the PP discs are not... Interesting. I actually found another deal on the PP version for $200 a piece, so that helps the decision making process. Do you have these rotors? What do you think of them?