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by slowdown
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Horn has stopped working.
Replies: 8
Views: 2255

Re: Horn has stopped working.

Relocating the horn further away from the radiator (less hot) fixed my horn issue. Prior to that it would stop working if the engine temp was higher than 185F.
by slowdown
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Bike intermittently losing power won't rev past 5.5k
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Re: Bike intermittently losing power won't rev past 5.5k

Gearhead- That's a remarkable coincidence... Same general area of the world, same issue at same RPM in the same week... Very interesting. What, if any, mods have you done to your bike? Do you still have the original battery from 2014 in it? How many miles on the odometer? It's gotta be somehow relat...
by slowdown
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Bike intermittently losing power won't rev past 5.5k
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Bike intermittently losing power won't rev past 5.5k

Call me Ishmael. Some years ago--... Just kidding, this isn't quite as long as Moby Dick. This past weekend I went on a 3 day organized moto-camping rally through Oregon. I did about 1,100 miles over 3 days. My bike started intermittently losing power, sometimes dying, while cruising along at a dece...
by slowdown
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: What's this hose for?
Replies: 1
Views: 434

Re: What's this hose for?

I'm silly. I found my answer after reading through several threads here, revisiting the old airbox, and reviewing the Rottweiler supplied directions again. The mystery hose is simply a drain line for the stock airbox, which is now sitting in the trash can per Rottweiler directions. The part shows up...
by slowdown
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: What's this hose for?
Replies: 1
Views: 434

What's this hose for?

PHOTOS! https://imgur.com/a/8wnpogF Over the weekend I decided to do an SAS removal, charcoal can removal and fit a new airbox. I'm all done now, just waiting for the new filter oil to dry, and then will re-install everything. However, I found a mystery hose, and its making me have a lot of questio...
by slowdown
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: ABS kicking in & rotor hot after re-assembling rear wheel/axle
Replies: 3
Views: 739

Re: ABS kicking in & rotor hot after re-assembling rear wheel/axle

Thank you Kev, I did that, took it for a spin and it seemed to behave better. Still would love to get ahold of a set of your rings for next time I have the bike apart.
by slowdown
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: ABS kicking in & rotor hot after re-assembling rear wheel/axle
Replies: 3
Views: 739

ABS kicking in & rotor hot after re-assembling rear wheel/axle

I just got new tires and reinstalled the front and rear wheel again. I've done this job several times now. After reinstalled I went for a spin, literally around the block. I tried braking reasonably hard with front brakes -fine, rear brakes however had the ABS kick in wayyy before I feel like it nor...
by slowdown
Thu May 31, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: Help me pick next mod
Replies: 11
Views: 1376

Re: Help me pick next mod

Ya'll sold me. I added a Rottweiler stage 4 intake + Rottweiler stage 2 emissions removal to my cart on Sunday night. I had to drink 3 beers to find the gusto to hit the submit order button... My wallet says ouch, but my soul says yes! Let's see what on the bike I can break when doing the install!! ...
by slowdown
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Sheared off oil filter cap screw
Replies: 3
Views: 756

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: 756

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: 9669

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: 11
Views: 1376

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: 835

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: 1829

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: 1829

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: 1607

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: 1607

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: 389

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: 389

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 ...