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by arg
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Adding preload adjustment to standard forks
Replies: 1
Views: 231

Adding preload adjustment to standard forks

Hi, Just added adjustable preload adjusters to my forks and fairly easy to do. If you cock this up, could be fairly terminal, so if you are not confident what you're doing, don't. Buy fork tops for a 1290 Adventure R, £120 new. Buy some steel tubing, I brought Length: 300mm of stainless Size: 32mm O...
by arg
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Fuel reserve light issues
Replies: 6
Views: 659

Re: Fuel reserve light issues

I believe it is under the top section of the fuel pump.
by arg
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: 2018 sdr are all the issue's sorted !!!
Replies: 13
Views: 3350

Re: 2018 sdr are all the issue's sorted !!!

I've done 8500 miles on mine, no warranty work. Only issue I have is the quick shifter works well apart from 5th to 6th gear below 5500 rpm, where it misses a gear. Niggles I have, range estimator still miles out, mpg indicator 7mpg high, steering bearing only lasted 7500 miles and rear tyres only l...
by arg
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Hydraulic preload adjuster
Replies: 0
Views: 482

Hydraulic preload adjuster

Has anybody managed to fit a remote preload adjuster to their standard shock?
by arg
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: 2017 steering bearings settings
Replies: 0
Views: 533

2017 steering bearings settings

Anyone have the details on setting up the steering head bearings, torque setting, etc. As they have changed from taper rollers to ball bearing for the 17 on model and my service manual is for the earlier model.
by arg
Thu May 17, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: 2018 TFT Display Odometers/Fuel Consumption/Range
Replies: 7
Views: 2422

Re: 2018 TFT Display Odometers/Fuel Consumption/Range

Did 40 miles tonight with the sat nav to compare mileage and filled up while I was out to compare the trip computer mpg estimate. The mileage was 2.5% high and the mpg was 4 mpg high. The mph reads about 7% high. When I brought the bike and it had the standard exhaust and it was 10mpg high, it seems...
by arg
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Remote pre load adjuster
Replies: 0
Views: 466

Remote pre load adjuster

Has anyone managed to fit a remote preload adjuster to the standard shock or is complete shock replacement the only way to go?
by arg
Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Puig windscreen
Replies: 12
Views: 2702

Re: Puig windscreen

Pics. Sorry the bike is so dusty, should of shut the garage when I was last cutting wood.
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by arg
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Puig windscreen
Replies: 12
Views: 2702

Re: Puig windscreen

Nope went straight on.

Plus I made up a bracket to mount my sat nav above the clocks which does not come above the top of the screen. When the snow has gone, I'll get the bike out, take a couple of pictures and post.
by arg
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Electronic Cruise control for SMt?!
Replies: 11
Views: 1629

Re: Electronic Cruise control for SMt?!

Surging. I found mine very surgy to start with but realised I had too much slack in the cable. Because the difference between a car and bike is the response, engine spins up faster, bike is lighter, it will still surge slightly. You can reduce this by running a gear higher than normal when crusing, ...
by arg
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: How much louder is a Rottweiler than the stock intake?
Replies: 9
Views: 1673

Re: How much louder is a Rottweiler than the stock intake?

Loud. I always wear ear plugs now and my mates have complained when riding with me. I did take someone on the back once, but she's refused to go again, complaining it's too loud (though it could be she just doesn't like me).
by arg
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Electronic Cruise control for SMt?!
Replies: 11
Views: 1629

Re: Electronic Cruise control for SMt?!

I fitted a car universal after market kit to my SMT and it works fairly well. It is a vacum kit, so the biggest issue is going to be where to put the vacum pod, mine doesnt have abs, so I sited it where the abs pump would go.
by arg
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Puig windscreen
Replies: 12
Views: 2702

Re: Puig windscreen

Not nice. I put the earlier version puig for the 2014-16 model on my 17, I felt it looked nicer and since I already had one, cheaper.
by arg
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: Slip Adjustment
Replies: 4
Views: 1479

Re: Slip Adjustment

From memory, cause I havn't ridden mine recently, once you are in the right mode, you go up and down using the up/down keys on the left hand switch gear.
by arg
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Fuel filter
Replies: 7
Views: 1360

Re: Fuel filter

I replaced mine at 30000 miles, but upon inspection it didn't need it.
by arg
Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Random chatter
Topic: RC8R 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1443

Re: RC8R 2012

I had one, sold it after I brought a 1290 as I wasn't using it. Apart form the usual KTM issues, clutch master cylinder, petrol leak on tank due to distortion, the only issue I had which I couldn't sort was occasional false neutrals when going for it. Apart from that I found it lovely after a S1000R...
by arg
Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: To wheelie or not to wheelie
Replies: 3
Views: 1229

Re: To wheelie or not to wheelie

I dont think my 2017 wheelies as well as my 2015. The anti wheelie on the 2017 is definately better at its job than the earlier model.
by arg
Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Headlight bulb keeps burning out?
Replies: 3
Views: 1424

Re: Headlight bulb keeps burning out?

My last headlight bulb blowing was vibration because I found a loose screw in the inner fairing. As well as checking for that, may be worth measuring the voltage across the battery with the engine running, shouldn't go above 14.5V, even if you rev to 5000 rpm otherwise your regulator has gone.
by arg
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Orange, Silver, Black or ?
Topic: 2017 Superduke R Clutch Maintenance/Issues
Replies: 3
Views: 1625

Re: 2017 Superduke R Clutch Maintenance/Issues

Finding neutral will get easier, once the bike has a few miles on it. My 2017 is not great at the mo because it is so low mileage. My 2015 which I just sold was fine but that had 15000miles on it. The clutch was an issue with slipping on the earlier models but they've uprated the springs for this on...
by arg
Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: What mpg
Replies: 9
Views: 2121

Re: What mpg

Mine has the full Akra system on and does 37 to 44 playing/commuting and 50 long distance touring. Did get 56mpg using 98 oct fuel touring once because there was only 95 E10 available but not tried any high octaine stuff since.

But that is UK gallons, which is 20% bigger then US gallons.