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by Joe1290
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Tacho Stuck ...
Replies: 6
Views: 1133

Re: Tacho Stuck ...

This has started happening to my bike since the 60,000km service and getting worse. Just yesterday the needle cycled when ignition switched on and stuck around 10,000rpm. On start-up it was reading over 11,000 and into no mans land when revved. :( Service tech is going to look into it. Even a repair...
by Joe1290
Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Fork seal leaking at 2700 miles WTF
Replies: 11
Views: 1199

Re: Fork seal leaking at 2700 miles WTF

56,000k in a couple years, nice. If you don't mind I would sharing how the bikes held up? you're right at the 2nd valve check how did they spec? Finally got the 60,000km service done this month. Clearances still all good, in fact overall condition good. Just replaced chain/sprockets again, so now o...
by Joe1290
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: ST Tires
Replies: 19
Views: 1540

Re: ST Tires

Clogan wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:22 am
Anybody ever try Shinko tires? I ran them on my last 3 bikes, and liked them a great deal. In terms of cents per mile, they were unbeatable.
I tried a Shinko Apex 010 on the rear of the SDR. Sport tyre with ok grip, but longevity in the toilet I wouldn't be in a hurry to try another.
by Joe1290
Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: ST Tires
Replies: 19
Views: 1540

Re: ST Tires

Volvor wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:30 pm
I’ve been using Michelin pilot power 3, and now am using pilot power 4’s.
You sure you're not meaning Pilot Road 3/4? Pilot Power 4 will never be a reality as it's call the Power RS.
by Joe1290
Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: 18,000 mile service
Replies: 9
Views: 1167

Re: 18,000 mile service

Should be 18,641 mile service. :D

Not sure if you're aware, but KTM list this service at 182 minutes for a 2015 model and 186 minutes for a 2016 model, but that doesn't seem to include valve adjustment, only check.
by Joe1290
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: ST Tires
Replies: 19
Views: 1540

Re: ST Tires

big tall dave wrote:
Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:40 am
I got a set of Dunlop Pilot Power RS's for another bike so I'll update on those too.
You may want to check the manufacturer on those Power RS's, cause my one's a Michelin. ;)
by Joe1290
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Tail light plastic broken
Replies: 10
Views: 830

Re: Tail light plastic broken

HDKAWKTM wrote:
Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:55 pm
I went on a web site that has parts diagrams and the same part number is used all the way to the 17 year so either they have not changed anything or they did and left the number the same.
There is a change with that part. Previous = 61314140000 and later = 61314140200.
by Joe1290
Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Fork seal leaking at 2700 miles WTF
Replies: 11
Views: 1199

Re: Fork seal leaking at 2700 miles WTF

I had a leaking fork seal at 5 months old/8000km. Replaced under warranty.

Strangely, after that there were alternating leaks from side to side, but they'd stop on their own??? :lol: Over 56,000km now and not had any further seal problem.
by Joe1290
Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: What mpg
Replies: 9
Views: 809

Re: What mpg

Stock apart from Wings can.

Best to date is 5.1ltr/100km. That was 370km and a 18.9ltr refill. Conversion to US mileage is 46.1mpg

Tried the Akra map briefly, but the only great change was the rise in fuel consumption, so I changed back to stock.
by Joe1290
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Best braking pads
Replies: 12
Views: 1015

Re: RE: Re: Best braking pads

5150 Pops wrote:I wish people would learn how to edit quotes correctly or simply not at all.
I did NOT make that assertion.
True you didn't. My apologies.
by Joe1290
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Need recommendation for good naked bike helmet
Replies: 23
Views: 2915

Re: Need recommendation for good naked bike helmet

Random00 wrote:Another recommendation for the Arai Defiant. It was designed for naked bikes.
My recommendation too, though here and probably the UK it's called "Rebel".
by Joe1290
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Best braking pads
Replies: 12
Views: 1015

Re: RE: Re: Best braking pads

dukebadboy wrote:
5150 Pops wrote:But someone told me to avoid EBC pads as they kill the rotors quickly.
I'll call bollocks to that. I've been using EBC HH pads for the last 22,000km and measured wear is between .03mm - .04mm. With a wear limit of .5mm, that should give me an approximate 275,000km from my rotors. :lol:
by Joe1290
Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: Exhausts
Topic: Aftermarket exhaust pipes for the 1290
Replies: 274
Views: 68840

Re: Aftermarket exhaust pipes for the 1290

Oh I like that!

Very nice indeed.
by Joe1290
Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: High fuel consumption?
Replies: 80
Views: 6778

Re: High fuel consumption?

I gather we're talking US gallons and not imperial?
by Joe1290
Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: High fuel consumption?
Replies: 80
Views: 6778

Re: High fuel consumption?

chrisRR wrote:That must be open road cruising rather than around town though huh?
Yeah 98% of my riding is open road.
by Joe1290
Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: High fuel consumption?
Replies: 80
Views: 6778

Re: High fuel consumption?

Glad you have it somewhat sorted. Last week I managed 370km from a tank, so I'd consider that rather economical. Usual riding is around 310-330km per tank. Back to stock map again, but fuel consumption was down by about 20-30km per tank with the EVO map. My bike is stock apart from a Wings can. Oh a...
by Joe1290
Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: akra map for 1290
Replies: 35
Views: 4914

Re: akra map for 1290

My bike is stock apart from the Wings can. Had the akra map installed after a chat with the KTM mechanic (thought it a little lean). Lived with it for 5000km and then had it re-mapped to stock. Found akra slightly smoother at lower rpm, but it didn't go any better and its ability to drink excessive ...
by Joe1290
Sun Dec 25, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Lithium battery on the 1290
Replies: 21
Views: 3429

Re: Lithium battery on the 1290

NiteKreeper wrote:And in general terms, you should never fully charge a Li battery, as higher voltages stress them and shorten operating life. Around 80-90% is ideal...
So while the bike is operating the battery voltage is at what percentage??? :?
by Joe1290
Thu Nov 03, 2016 7:15 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Sintered front pads
Replies: 7
Views: 1856

Re: RE: Re: Sintered front pads

dukebadboy wrote:The grab feel of OEM on SDR is the same as OEM on Diavel, they are both Brembo, hence I thought they are organic (Diavel's one are).
OEM Brembo's are HH

I'm using EBC HH and find them better than OEM, with more initial bite when cold.
by Joe1290
Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: ATIR (Automatic Turn Indicator Reset)
Replies: 7
Views: 1621

Re: ATIR (Automatic Turn Indicator Reset)

10 seconds AND 150 metres ;)

But I'm not so sure I'd get it done again. I've had no dramas, but I do find myself indicating later than I used to and I still turn them off manually. Just habit.