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by Joe1290
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Replacing 17mm chain tension bolt.
Replies: 2
Views: 580

Re: Replacing 17mm chain tension bolt.

Nothing special you need to know. Bolt comes out completely and does right back up again! No drama, no fanfare.
by Joe1290
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Clutch Switch Cover?
Replies: 2
Views: 433

Re: Clutch Switch Cover?

My 2015 looks just like yours and the part schematics look the same for both models with no cover I can see.

I've had no issue with switch in 75,000km.
by Joe1290
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: 2016 SDR stored off battery now throwing check engine light
Replies: 8
Views: 1495

Re: 2016 SDR stored off battery now throwing check engine light

I was told (by a service tech recently returning from KTM school) that the only way to clear an engine check light is to reflash the ECU. That's what had to be done on my bike. I had been to two different dealers and talked to three different techs and none knew of the previously mentioned hack tha...
by Joe1290
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Anybody running 20w50 amsoil
Replies: 27
Views: 6906

Re: Anybody running 20w50 amsoil

Hi I am just about to do a an oil change on the 1290 and noticed that my local ktm dealer put 10w50 in after the first service then switched to 10w60 for the last three, anyone else in Oz using that weight? Just be wary. My dealer tried to tell me the oil specs had changed to 10W-60 from 10W-50, bu...
by Joe1290
Wed May 02, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Not sure what my options are here...
Replies: 4
Views: 1027

Re: Not sure what my options are here...

Sorry to hear of your troubles. My bike suffers from both those issues, but I'm well out of my warranty and have over 72,000km on the clock. I did get the first set of rotors replaced under warranty, but the issue came back. Fortunately it's not bad and no more than an annoyance at this point. What ...
by Joe1290
Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Heads up with higher mileage.
Replies: 0
Views: 953

Heads up with higher mileage.

After destroying a chain in 11,000km, I noticed my rear sprocket carrier loose. Bike is currently at 71,000km and sprocket carrier was flogged out and in need of replacement. Jar dampers replaced too. I certainly wouldn't consider myself a hard rider and my bike is near stock, so with mods, it may b...
by Joe1290
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Sheared off oil filter cap screw
Replies: 4
Views: 1338

Re: Sheared off oil filter cap screw

Nasty, so best of luck with that extraction.

Secondly, why are you still using the old filters?
by Joe1290
Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: What oil are you guys running? Summer vs winter?
Replies: 5
Views: 1088

Re: What oil are you guys running? Summer vs winter?

slowdown wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:55 am
Who has strayed from the KTM recommendation of Motorex Power Synthetic 5W40?
That's only a recommendation for temps below 0°C. Above and 10W50 Power Synthetic is the recommended oil.

That said, I use Total 10W50 4T synthetic as it seems to work well and is very reasonably priced.
by Joe1290
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Do you all tighten your rear wheel nut to 250nM? If so, HTF do you get it loosened?
Replies: 15
Views: 2350

Re: Do you all tighten your rear wheel nut to 250nM? If so, HTF do you get it loosened?

He told me the '14 1290 takes a 50mm Nut, not a 60mm. I told him I think that's wrong, as I've read 60mm all over the place, and have in fact used this 60mm socket successfully once before..... Am I crazy?? The nut is M50 x 1.5 and requires a 60mm socket, so you're both right lol. I've actually got...
by Joe1290
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Tacho Stuck ...
Replies: 7
Views: 2434

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: 2681

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: 3067

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: 3067

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: 2150

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: 3067

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: 1796

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: 2681

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: 1720

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: 2114

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: 6188

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".