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by arg
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Electronic Cruise control for SMt?!
Replies: 11
Views: 236

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: 6
Views: 191

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: 236

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: 5
Views: 295

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: 238

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: 331

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: 266

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: 585

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: 462

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: 536

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: 940

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.
by arg
Fri May 26, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Center Stand
Replies: 3
Views: 934

Re: Center Stand

Scottoiler.
by arg
Wed May 24, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Random chatter
Topic: Euro trip
Replies: 8
Views: 1283

Re: Euro trip

We're off the week before, same ferry Holland, then to Bologna and Florence.
by arg
Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: loose rear brake caliper
Replies: 7
Views: 1018

Re: loose rear brake caliper

Loose like that on a floating caliper is good, not loose means seized, not good.
by arg
Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Random chatter
Topic: 2002 ZX-12R Fork Seal Replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 834

Re: 2002 ZX-12R Fork Seal Replacement

OK, well you can put it back the way your suggesting, but its going to be bouncy for a while until the air bleeds out of the cartidges through use.
by arg
Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Random chatter
Topic: 2002 ZX-12R Fork Seal Replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 834

Re: 2002 ZX-12R Fork Seal Replacement

When you need to put it back together and fill it with oil, you dont do it by measuring out the oil, you measure the level with the spring off and the rod compressed. Do you know the level measurement? So the spring needs to come off, the cartridge pumped to empty the oil out. Put the cartridge back...
by arg
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Valve clearance
Replies: 17
Views: 3198

Re: Valve clearance

The shim that was in there had worn, i.e. got smaller, so the clearance got bigger, hence needing a bigger shim.
by arg
Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Valve clearance
Replies: 17
Views: 3198

Re: Valve clearance

A thicker shim before changing it back to the upside down original.
by arg
Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Valve clearance
Replies: 17
Views: 3198

Re: Valve clearance

Wow that many out of spec. You must ride pretty hard. At 30000 miles, I had one slightly out of spec. And strangely, I changed the the shim to the next size and it was still out of spec. So I turned the original shim upside down, put it back in and it was in spec, so the shim has worn on the valve t...