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by Gimlet
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Pointers for a SMT buyer
Replies: 6
Views: 140

Re: Pointers for a SMT buyer

The suspension specialist who has set up all my bikes commented on the quality of the SMT's suspension. He thought it a lot better than that fitted to my 2016 Superduke. Three things you should do with an SMT: shed as much superfluous weight as possible, stop feckin about if you don't know what you'...
by Gimlet
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Pointers for a SMT buyer
Replies: 6
Views: 140

Re: Pointers for a SMT buyer

Swinging arm fills up with water on all model years and need drain holes. Sorted in five minutes at zero cost. Headrace bearings often poorly greased and can fail in under 10,000 miles. Test ride the bike. If the steering is weird and feels like the front tyre is half flat, that's probably what it i...
by Gimlet
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: Second motorcycle to contrast the 1290?
Replies: 15
Views: 834

Re: Second motorcycle to contrast the 1290?

I have an 1190 Adv to partner mine. Love the contrast of the upright riding position, the commanding view, the space, the comfort. Nothing like the outright power and thrust of the 1290 but still bloody quick and never feels like the poor relation. In fact through twisty roads I reckon I'm as quick ...
by Gimlet
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: New Helmet Perfect Match.
Replies: 11
Views: 728

Re: New Helmet Perfect Match.

Really like this Shoei. Did a Google image search since I'd never seen that design. It's an "nxr" Model which is I'm guessing the same as what is an RF-1200 in the states? Didn't realize Shoei had different models between UK and US. :shock: Cool. I'd have had one of those if HJCs fitted my head. Ne...
by Gimlet
Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: New Helmet Perfect Match.
Replies: 11
Views: 728

Re: New Helmet Perfect Match.

Cool. I'd have had one of those if HJCs fitted my head. Nearly bought one of these. It would go well with an original orange Duke or the white and orange 1290S Shoei-NXR-Parameter-Helmet-NXR_PARAMETER_TC-8.jpg Bought an X-lite X-802RR in mat carbon in the end because it goes with anything and it was...
by Gimlet
Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: 18,000 mile service
Replies: 8
Views: 547

Re: 18,000 mile service

Mine's not due yet but in the UK I've been quoted about £450 which is $582.
by Gimlet
Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: What mpg
Replies: 9
Views: 439

Re: What mpg

'16 bike. Akra full system. never hit 40 mpg, never dropped below 35.
by Gimlet
Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: ST Tires
Replies: 9
Views: 629

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: 29
Views: 3758

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 that the fin...
by Gimlet
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Tire Pressures M7RRs
Replies: 14
Views: 619

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: 1327

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: 4
Views: 344

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: 261
Views: 58528

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: 522

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: 522

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: 522

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: 522

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: 522

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: 732

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: 1824

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...