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by ogden
Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Orange, Silver, Black or ?
Topic: SMT to GS?
Replies: 42
Views: 8690

Re: SMT to GS?

I would scare myself stupid on a bike with 160bhp and perfect throttle response I was the same when I first got my gixer thou. It's amazing what you can get used to - by the time I was done with it, it'd got a TRE, I'd lowered the gearing, added a quickshifter, and still wanted something faster. Th...
by ogden
Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Random chatter
Topic: True life story
Replies: 0
Views: 822

True life story

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by ogden
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Track Days on a SD-GT
Replies: 27
Views: 4698

Re: Track Days on a SD-GT

30 front 28 rear is a good starting point for cold pressures if you're taking anything on track. Keep an eye on the tyres and watch for cold or hot tearing, that'll give you an indication of whether the pressure is too low or too high. If the tyres look good with no tearing then your pressures are f...
by ogden
Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Orange, Silver, Black or ?
Topic: SMT to GS?
Replies: 42
Views: 8690

Re: SMT to GS?

BMWs are sanitised, efficient and comfortable-KTMs are like the puppy that pees all over the carpet and then eats the cushions. The only BMW I've ever ridden is the S1000XR. It's definitely comfortable, and reasonably efficient, but I'm not sure I'd call it sanitised. It's going to get me in more t...
by ogden
Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Your adventures..
Topic: Going racing
Replies: 41
Views: 14482

Re: Going racing

I'm not good enough to enter British Superbike Says who? You miss 100% of the shots you don't take... Says me, and says my results, because there's no arguing with a transponder. There are a lot of rungs on the road racing ladder. Novice, Clubman and National licence levels. And then the minimum ex...
by ogden
Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Your adventures..
Topic: Going racing
Replies: 41
Views: 14482

Re: Going racing

It's been a while since I posted any self-aggrandising bollocks on this topic. Two seasons down, I've managed a pair of 7th place finishes in the pre-injection 700 championship, so this year I've gone for 7 as my number. Less an homage to Barry Sheene than an acknowledgement that 7th is clearly abou...
by ogden
Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Luggage
Topic: Recommendations: Hard Panniers
Replies: 29
Views: 4633

Re: Recommendations: Hard Panniers

It's a good laugh, but appalling value considering how much time you actually get on the hill. I was borrowing two of a mate's bikes, as he had a double entry and could only ride one of them at a time.

He wasn't overly impressed when I beat him on his own bike.
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by ogden
Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Luggage
Topic: Recommendations: Hard Panniers
Replies: 29
Views: 4633

Re: Recommendations: Hard Panniers

I now have quite a lot of sunburn. And a few championship points. Which is nice.
by ogden
Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Luggage
Topic: Recommendations: Hard Panniers
Replies: 29
Views: 4633

Re: Recommendations: Hard Panniers

If the weather is good I might go to the Hartland Quay hill climb on Sunday but it'll be on the 1290. If you do, come and say hello. I'll be running a YZ (#204) in the 250 class and a CRF (#567) in the 500 class. Or the numbers might be the other way round, I can't remember. Forecast looks pretty d...
by ogden
Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Speedo and ABS dead
Replies: 1
Views: 870

Speedo and ABS dead

Got the SMT back today, after 7 months off the road - finally got round to getting the timing coil pickup replaced. So obviously now that's fixed it's got another problem. Speedo's stuck at zero, and the ABS light is stuck on. I'm guessing that means a problem with the front wheel speed sensor, so I...
by ogden
Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Random chatter
Topic: What did you do to your ktm today?
Replies: 690
Views: 124830

Re: What did you do to your ktm today?

Nope, still smoking. Almost certainly worn rings, and if I sell it, it'll be cheap, with the smoke.

Ebay auction is written, but not listed, with a starting price of 2200. Haven't yet decided if/when to list it. Besides, I need to fix the speedo first.
by ogden
Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Random chatter
Topic: What did you do to your ktm today?
Replies: 690
Views: 124830

Re: What did you do to your ktm today?

I'm in no rush to sell it ...and now I've got it back working, I'm not sure I can let it go. Fuck me, what a hoot. It weighs nothing, and I'd forgotten just how instance the throttle response is, and why I spend so little on front tyres. Speedo pickup seems to have died, so that needs replacing, as...
by ogden
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Random chatter
Topic: What did you do to your ktm today?
Replies: 690
Views: 124830

Re: What did you do to your ktm today?

Gimlet wrote:What's the buy it now price then Ogden?
Dunno, I don't usually bother with one - I'm in no rush to sell it, don't need the money, would just like to reclaim the garage space.
by ogden
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Random chatter
Topic: What did you do to your ktm today?
Replies: 690
Views: 124830

Re: What did you do to your ktm today?

Ha. Other than the problems with the motor, and a broken steering lock (thanks to a failed attempt to steal it) it's in pretty good condition, especially for one that's done about 40,000 miles through four winters. Certainly scrubs up well. Had new clocks last year, and chain & sprockets. Photos her...
by ogden
Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Random chatter
Topic: What did you do to your ktm today?
Replies: 690
Views: 124830

Re: What did you do to your ktm today?

After seven months festering in the back of the garage, after breaking down on a commute home last year, I put a fresh battery on it and hit the button. It turns over but doesn't, fire, and the engine management light sits there happily flashing away. Bah. Anyway, van booked for tomorrow morning, an...
by ogden
Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Orange, Silver, Black or ?
Topic: SMT to GS?
Replies: 42
Views: 8690

Re: SMT to GS?

Hallstar wrote:Have any of you changed, or thought about changing, your SMT for a R1200GS?
Jesus, I thought I was pushing my luck with the XR, but talk like that will see a severed Krampus head appearing in your bed.
by ogden
Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Weight Savings.
Replies: 15
Views: 2494

Re: Weight Savings.

Fry wrote:I'm such a lazy Fat Fuck that it's easier for me to spend the money to drop weight off of the bike.
Paddock wisdom: "Mr Honda spends millions shaving a few grams here, a few grams there. And you forget to have a shit before a race."
by ogden
Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Luggage
Topic: Recommendations: Hard Panniers
Replies: 29
Views: 4633

Re: Recommendations: Hard Panniers

The default on those SW-M pannier rails is three twist-lock fasteners (kinda like Dzus but more clunky) that take nothing more than a large flathead screwdriver to undo. That also means it takes nothing more than a large flathead screwdriver to steal the panniers with frames attached. The alternativ...
by ogden
Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Pictures & Video
Topic: Well it says KTM on the panniers...
Replies: 8
Views: 2103

Re: Well it says KTM on the panniers...

I've never been mad keen on electronics, quite happy with a manual throttle and no rider aids. But it very much depends how the electronics are set up. On the Tiger Sport I tested, the throttle response had been tamed so much, even in the sporty mode, that it was almost boring. On the XR, even in ra...
by ogden
Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Pictures & Video
Topic: Well it says KTM on the panniers...
Replies: 8
Views: 2103

Re: Well it says KTM on the panniers...

I couldn't bring myself to get rid of the gixer when I bought the SMT. As great as the SMT is/was (on a good day), I liked the idea of still having something in the garage that'd do 180mph if I wanted to. It was downgraded to trackday use when I got the SMT, and downgraded to ornament when I got the...