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by JB8
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: The Adventure Family..
Topic: 1290 Super Adventure S
Replies: 0
Views: 1956

1290 Super Adventure S

Hi peeps, I've been away from the orange side for a wee while (2 years - it's been too long) and have been tempted back in with the 1290 Super Adventure S. I was just wondering if anyone has heard the bike with the akro and the Arrow exhaust being used in anger and which one sounds the best? also op...
by JB8
Mon May 23, 2016 9:57 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Soft panniers retaining pin
Replies: 24
Views: 6734

Re: Soft panniers retaining pin

Hi Guys, The locking kit is a different part to the retaining pin that comes as standard on the panniers. I got the part from: http://www.gear4motorcycles.co.uk I can't seem to find the part number though! The guy in the parts department was sound, really helpful! Will keep on looking to see if I ca...
by JB8
Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Soft panniers retaining pin
Replies: 24
Views: 6734

Re: Soft panniers retaining pin

Hi Bootworks,

Sorry for late reply, Work has had me by the neck.

My local KTM dealer called and said that they had found one (cost £27 inc postage, so wishing I'd seen your post first :) )

Thank you for the very kind offer though.

Cheers

James
by JB8
Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:53 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Soft panniers retaining pin
Replies: 24
Views: 6734

Soft panniers retaining pin

Any help really appreciated.

The retaining pin for my left pannier fell out on my last ride and I can not find a spare for love nor money!

Does anybody know where I might be able to find one? Or even the part number (I can't even find this)

Thanks in advance for any help!
by JB8
Sat Aug 22, 2015 10:23 pm
Forum: Your adventures..
Topic: Route recommendations for a long weekend to Eastern France /Belgium region
Replies: 3
Views: 1826

Re: Route recommendations for a long weekend to Eastern France /Belgium region

Cheers Brooksy,

We're going to wing the accommodation, can either camp or grab a guest house. I'll check out those roads though, cheers.
by JB8
Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:58 am
Forum: Your adventures..
Topic: Route recommendations for a long weekend to Eastern France /Belgium region
Replies: 3
Views: 1826

Route recommendations for a long weekend to Eastern France /Belgium region

Hi All, I know that a number of you are seasoned travellers in France / Belgium and I was wondering if there are any areas / roads which are highly recommended? I've put together a basic outline for a few days playing but thought I would ask you all for a few pointers, all and any experiences / know...
by JB8
Sun May 17, 2015 3:00 pm
Forum: Random chatter
Topic: i thought id kicked the habbit
Replies: 7
Views: 1998

Re: i thought id kicked the habbit

I got to test ride the 1050 and 1190 back to back while my SMT was in for a service about six weeks ago. The 1190 was a very nice bike to ride, effortless, calm and collected but a little nutty when wound open, the electronic suspension was very impressive. The 1050 just did not float my boat at all...
by JB8
Wed Dec 25, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: Random chatter
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 17
Views: 2640

Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas all, I hope that you have a great day!
by JB8
Fri Dec 13, 2013 1:33 pm
Forum: Random chatter
Topic: Bust Fibula
Replies: 5
Views: 1053

Re: Bust Fibula

It could have been worse. The biggest issue is that as my wife hates (and I mean hates) bikes she 's got the whole it's massively irresponsible thing going on. I know there is no way I can appease her in this, so I'm not requiring any degree of sympathy and attempting to minimise the inconvenience o...
by JB8
Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:35 pm
Forum: Random chatter
Topic: Bust Fibula
Replies: 5
Views: 1053

Bust Fibula

Gutted, I was just leaving for work this morning and met a car clipping a corner. Cold, newish tyres (90 miles) on greasy road, I stupidly brushed my front brake and slam down she went. Bust my Fibula just above my left ankle, I find out on Monday if it needs plating or if a cast will do the trick. ...
by JB8
Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:53 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Temporary loss of rear brake
Replies: 3
Views: 976

Re: Temporary loss of rear brake

Thanks Kev, The fluid level is right at the top of the sight glass, there are no leaks anywhere that I can find. I took it for a spin and it all seems to be fine now, I even smacked on the rear brakes on the lawn to trigger the ABS and it worked fine. Left a nice 4 meter skid mark :D , just waiting ...
by JB8
Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:20 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Temporary loss of rear brake
Replies: 3
Views: 976

Temporary loss of rear brake

Hi, I went out for a wee ride today and got about 5miles down the road and the rear brakes had gone completely. The pedal pushed with no resistance right to the limit of travel. I rode on, gently pumping the pedal to see if I could get it to work again and after about 5mins it started to work again....
by JB8
Sun May 05, 2013 5:22 pm
Forum: Random chatter
Topic: What did you do to your ktm today?
Replies: 690
Views: 134461

Re: What did you do to your ktm today?

Absolutely sweet nothing, Gastric Flu has nailed me on the first beautiful bank Holiday this year. Needless to say I'm feeling a little peeved off!!!

Hearing the bikes going down the nearest road to us is a double edged sword of enjoyment and envy.
by JB8
Sun May 05, 2013 9:16 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Additional headlight Kit
Replies: 12
Views: 3635

Re: Additional headlight Kit

I've had these fitted to my bike when I picked it up, although I've not done any nighttime riding yet they really do improve your road presence. I've noticed people hanging back at junctions more often when they are on compared to when they are off. I also caught up with my mum on a journey and she ...
by JB8
Fri May 03, 2013 6:02 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Fitting a Datatag
Replies: 1
Views: 992

Fitting a Datatag

Hey,

I've bought a Datatag kit to do my SMT, it'll be the first time I've applied one!
I read through the instructions, nothing difficult there but I thought I'd just ask if any of you have applied a Datatag and if there are any places to not tag and any places that are ideal too tag?

Cheers
by JB8
Fri May 03, 2013 4:44 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: New stuff!
Replies: 3
Views: 1625

Re: New stuff!

Nice, I've just fitted the Givi screen to mine, being 6'2" I'm looking forward to seeing how well it works on my next long ride out. I am intrigued as to how the ergo seat feels?
by JB8
Wed May 01, 2013 3:46 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: ShockTube on 2012 SMT
Replies: 7
Views: 1611

Re: ShockTube on 2012 SMT

Hey, the Dealer managed to fit the shock tube on, I'll post some pictures later on to show how it's fitted.
by JB8
Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:10 am
Forum: Random chatter
Topic: New owner to be!
Replies: 11
Views: 2094

Re: New owner to be!

Cheers, It had to be Orange for me, loud and proud! I must admit to not being too concerned about the fuel consumption as it is returning more than any of the cars / 4X4s I've ever owned, range is a bit short but hell it just gives me a chance to get off and dance a jig of joy :D . I'm going for a b...
by JB8
Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:12 pm
Forum: Random chatter
Topic: New owner to be!
Replies: 11
Views: 2094

Re: New owner to be!

Well I collected my bike on Tuesday and have to say that I'm happier than a kid on Christmas morning. I had a 200mile ride to bring it home, through South and Mid Wales then up through Shropshire and Cheshire. Even though I was taking it steady (trying my hardest to resist opening up too much) this ...
by JB8
Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:55 am
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Is it worth asking the dealer to...
Replies: 8
Views: 2687

Re: Is it worth asking the dealer to...

It's going to get ridden everyday :D , I'm almost giddy with excitement! The roads near here are awesome and run through some fantastic countryside, just got to watch out for those North Wales Coppers when I go in that direction. They have a major issue towards going even a few mph over the limits! ...