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by Gimlet
Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Calsci Touring Windshield
Replies: 6
Views: 570

Re: Calsci Touring Windshield

try the Palmer screen. Can't compare directly with the Calsci but the Palmer works on the SMT. You sit in clean and quiet air, its adjustable and it isn't huge and doesn't look hideous. Worth paying for the option of powder coated brackets and it looks even better. The screen material is better qual...
by Gimlet
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: New Oberon
Replies: 2
Views: 310

Re: New Oberon

The Oberon slave I had on my SMT was really easy to reverse bleed. I've never managed to do it with a KTM slave. I'll be getting one for my Superduke because the original is constant trouble and the lever action feels weak and flaccid. I hate it. Oberon going on this winter. Though I am wondering wh...
by Gimlet
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Orange, Silver, Black or ?
Topic: My SMT's dubious superlative
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: My SMT's dubious superlative

Good move. That's exactly what I did and for exactly the same reasons. Sold the SMT (only 18000 miles on mine) and bought a mint 2015 1190S with under 3K on the clock. Haven't regretted it for a second. The 1190 has got under my skin just like the SMT did. I've become deeply attached to mine and in ...
by Gimlet
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Orange, Silver, Black or ?
Topic: My SMT's dubious superlative
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: My SMT's dubious superlative

What you going to replace it with?
by Gimlet
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: Thinking of Selling
Replies: 23
Views: 1275

Re: Thinking of Selling

What you need is a supercharger for the Superduke.
by Gimlet
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Head bearing
Replies: 7
Views: 295

Re: Head bearing

At least yours had grease on them. Mine were pretty much bone dry and orange. I didn't use a pressure washer either.
by Gimlet
Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: The Adventure Family..
Topic: Back in the fold!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1756

Re: Back in the fold!!

1190s are damn quick. They don't have anything like the outright acceleration of the 1290 but the pace they can keep up through bends takes a lot of people by surprise. They annoy the hell out of sports bikes. Through the windies I'm just as quick on the 1190 as I am on the Superduke. Sometimes more...
by Gimlet
Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Random chatter
Topic: The new 790 Duke for 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 296

Re: The new 790 Duke for 2018

There's a review of the prototype in Performance Bikes this month. Hasn't got its finished colours but it doesn't look much like the concept. Looks like a slightly bigger 690 Duke.
Be interesting to see the finished article. Should make a hell of a track bike on a small circuit.
by Gimlet
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Pointers for a SMT buyer
Replies: 16
Views: 689

Re: Pointers for a SMT buyer

I'd rather run a chain quite a bit slack than just a little bit tight, especially on a bike with long travel suspension.

A lot of people seem to run chains too tight these days. Its extremely bad for the gearbox and drive train.
by Gimlet
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Random chatter
Topic: Dust on me wheels, what am I gonna do!!
Replies: 2
Views: 219

Re: Dust on me wheels, what am I gonna do!!

Sell it, it's fucked. :mrgreen:
by Gimlet
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Pointers for a SMT buyer
Replies: 16
Views: 689

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: 16
Views: 689

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: 19
Views: 1341

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: 943

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: 943

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: 9
Views: 911

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: 611

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: 18
Views: 1139

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: 4209

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: 793

Re: Tire Pressures M7RRs

I find the back goes squirmy if too low. I run 34F/38R