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by Gimlet
Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: ST Tires
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: ST Tires

I use Roadtec 01s as well but on an 1190 Adv and the grip both wet and dry is outstanding for a sports touring tyre. I'm only on my second rear, the first was cut short by an irreparable puncture so I'm not sure about the mileage but I don't think I'm going to get close to 7K. 4 perhaps. But even so...
by Gimlet
Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: build quality/fit & finish
Replies: 27
Views: 2977

Re: build quality/fit & finish

My 2016 SDR is coming up to 12,000 miles and it looks absolutely mint. The only blemish I can find is a small chip on the lacquer next to the oil filler cap. And the non-lacquered "Ready To Race" stickers on the sub-frame and the WP stickers on the forks have started to peel. Other than th...
by Gimlet
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Tire Pressures M7RRs
Replies: 14
Views: 302

Re: Tire Pressures M7RRs

I find the back goes squirmy if too low. I run 34F/38R
by Gimlet
Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: The Adventure Family..
Topic: Back in the fold!!
Replies: 9
Views: 991

Re: Back in the fold!!

Great minds think alike. Sold my SMT a couple of months ago and bought an 1190S. Loved the SMT dearly and it took some parting with. Took a year and a couple of cancelled ads before I bit the bullet. Bought it as a budget upright tourer but really its a back road hooner more than a distance bike. Th...
by Gimlet
Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Orange, Silver, Black or ?
Topic: Greetings from Torbay!
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: Greetings from Torbay!

If you want sports tyres, go for M7RRs. The throttle map can be fine tuned. Mine was done by BSD. They asked me how soft/sharp I wanted it. They can more or less mapped it to order. Mine did have SAS removed, 2nd flies retained. Don't now whether that makes a difference. Dress the brake pads with so...
by Gimlet
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Exhausts
Topic: Aftermarket exhaust pipes for the 1290
Replies: 254
Views: 53158

Re: Aftermarket exhaust pipes for the 1290

Now that I like, A LOT...
by Gimlet
Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Changing the airbox
Replies: 10
Views: 320

Re: Changing the airbox

Cool. Let us know what you think.
by Gimlet
Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Changing the airbox
Replies: 10
Views: 320

Re: Changing the airbox

It was a good two hours, probably more. The airbox can be changed in an hour if its someone who's done it before. On mine I didn't want the crankcase breather venting into the airfilter and oil vapour getting into the throttles so I blanked off the breather pipe socket in the base of the Rottweiler ...
by Gimlet
Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Changing the airbox
Replies: 10
Views: 320

Re: Changing the airbox

Yep they've gone up a bit. My remap at BSD was £330.
by Gimlet
Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Changing the airbox
Replies: 10
Views: 320

Re: Changing the airbox

No, don't run the DNA on standard mapping. It'll be too lean. Even my Leo cans affected the fuelling. They claim they don't, but they do. Bit of a pain if want to ride the bike up. I vanned mine up and fitted the box first myself. Hiring a van was cheaper than getting them to fit the box. Bought my ...
by Gimlet
Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Changing the airbox
Replies: 10
Views: 320

Re: Changing the airbox

I started off with a Rottweiler and switched to a Stage 3 DNA in a moment of mad extravagance. All the foam filters are good but they require washing, drying and oiling at service time. They must be oiled the same way every time with the same type of oil. I used No-Toil bio-degradable which is the o...
by Gimlet
Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: Life Expectancy.
Replies: 4
Views: 486

Re: Life Expectancy.

The workshop who serviced my old SMT have had many LC8 990s through their hands that have done 70,000 miles. There's an RC8 not far from me that's gone past 60,000 including many track days with no problem. A few weeks ago MCN featured a guy who'd clocked up 90,000 miles on an 800 Triumph Tiger. Las...
by Gimlet
Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: SMT rear hugger.
Replies: 14
Views: 1514

Re: SMT rear hugger.

I ended up buying another Skidmarx because I couldn't find anything else. The cracking problem around the L/H screw on the chain guide is simply down to the fact that the hugger doesn't sit down snug and needs packing out to prevent cracking. A rubber tap washer sandwiched between stainless flat was...
by Gimlet
Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Tyres
Topic: Dunlop Roadsmart 3
Replies: 8
Views: 622

Re: Dunlop Roadsmart 3

I'm 1700 miles into a pair of Roadtec 01s on the 1190. They're a good tyre. I would say they beat the Roadsmart IIs on both wet and dry grip by some margin. They do seem to have a slightly harsher ride though. Stability is good but I'm not sure the Trail Attacks weren't better. But there's not doubt...
by Gimlet
Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Need recommendation for good naked bike helmet
Replies: 23
Views: 1299

Re: Need recommendation for good naked bike helmet

Gave up waiting for the new Schuberths and just bought an X-lite X-802RR. XLiteX802RRPuFlatCarbon_Helmet-1.jpg Having said earlier noise is more crucial on a naked, this helmet is quite noisy on my 1190 Adventure which has a (very effective) 1290 SA screen fitted to it but strangely quiet on the Sup...
by Gimlet
Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Random chatter
Topic: Panniers: SW Motech vs Hepco Becker
Replies: 8
Views: 1695

Re: Panniers: SW Motech vs Hepco Becker

If you mean the Trax aluminium panniers, I cant compare to the Hepco because I haven't tried them but I've got a set of the Trax and they're very good for the money. The boxes themselves don't leak and I like the frame mounting system which allows the frames to be quickly removed leaving only some v...
by Gimlet
Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Is there a step by step guide to renewing the standard air filter anywhere
Replies: 5
Views: 311

Re: Is there a step by step guide to renewing the standard air filter anywhere

Yep. Self-explanatory, just follow your nose. The electrical connector for the fuel sender can be stiff and the wires are very thin so patient wiggling may be required. When refitting the tank make sure before you reconnect things that the breather pipe is in position and hasn't been trapped beneath...
by Gimlet
Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: I'm in the hot seat ( literally )
Replies: 15
Views: 531

Re: I'm in the hot seat ( literally )

I only notice engine heat when I'm wearing textiles. Barely feel it in leathers. Not an issue either way. Its a V twin, you're sitting over the rear cylinder: it gets hot.
by Gimlet
Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Random chatter
Topic: Best. Wheelie. Ever. (Followed by the worst)
Replies: 4
Views: 676

Re: Best. Wheelie. Ever. (Followed by the worst)

Next time just pull a 300 yard floater through the first four gears. They'll forget about your stall.
by Gimlet
Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Tire and sprocket replacements
Replies: 7
Views: 404

Re: Tire and sprocket replacements

I used Metzeler M7RRs on my SMT. Suits it down to the ground. I went touring on mine and got just over 3000 miles from the rear. I've just fitted Roadtec 01s to my 1190 Adv and they are very good. Different tyre altogether from the Z8 which I found didn't suit the SMT at all. The 01s would probably ...

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