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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: 268

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: 467

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: 5
Views: 118

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 ...
by Gimlet
Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Random chatter
Topic: What did you do to your ktm today?
Replies: 688
Views: 65533

Re: What did you do to your ktm today?

Fitted the Screen and headlight mask from the 1290 SA to my 1190 Adv today. It is now a different bike. Works fantastically well.
by Gimlet
Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Exhausts
Topic: de-cat and slip on or full system with cat?
Replies: 4
Views: 160

Re: de-cat and slip on or full system with cat?

If by full Akra you mean the Evo, it doesn't have a cat. What looks like a cat is a resonator box. Straight-through aftermarket decat link pipes with no chamber in them tend to be louder and harsher. Personally, I've yet to see an aftermarket system that makes me wish I hadn't bought the Evo. Withou...
by Gimlet
Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Evotech has great quality
Replies: 6
Views: 347

Re: Evotech has great quality

Got the same on mine. Also a big fan of Evotech. Waiting for a rad guard for my 1190 but they're out of stock.
by Gimlet
Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Exhausts
Topic: ITG intake noise
Replies: 6
Views: 343

Re: ITG intake noise

Sound changes depending what oil you use. I oiled the Rotweiller on mine with No Toil. Then tried changing to Motorex after a service. It sounded very harsh and metallic so I went back to No Toil. Much smoother sound. No Toil clings to the filter better too. The Motorex disappeared after a few hundr...
by Gimlet
Sun May 28, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Tyres
Topic: Dunlop Roadsmart 3
Replies: 6
Views: 348

Re: Dunlop Roadsmart 3

Just avoid Metzeler Z8s. They caused terrible bar-wagging on my SMT. The 01s seem to have universally good write-ups with very good wear and wet grip characteristics - something which I think does vary between brands in a tight sector. Some are more prone to squaring than others and some some can be...
by Gimlet
Sun May 28, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Exhausts
Topic: Dynomapping
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: Dynomapping

No. You need a better dyno shop. They're trying to sell you an unnecessary PC because they can't re-write the ECU. All a PC does is add extra fuelling instruction to those running on the ECU. It doesn't control any other parameters and it can't alter what the ECU is doing already. If they have the s...
by Gimlet
Sat May 27, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Tyres
Topic: Dunlop Roadsmart 3
Replies: 6
Views: 348

Re: Dunlop Roadsmart 3

I ran a couple of sets of Roadsmart IIs on my SMT before switching to M7RRs. Grip and feedback are both very good and they have a nice turn-in characteristic, just the quick side of neutral. Wet grip is also very good but they are slow to warm and feel wooden and nervy until up to temp. In the winte...
by Gimlet
Fri May 26, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Service costs
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Re: Service costs

I had a major service done on my SMT recently just before selling it. It was an 18,000 mile biggie done early at 17000 miles. THere were no problems but they checked everything. Valve clearances were checked but didn't need adjusting. Everything else was done, all fluids changed, brakes overhauled e...
by Gimlet
Fri May 26, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Random chatter
Topic: Sell the SMR for 1290SD?
Replies: 4
Views: 247

Re: Sell the SMR for 1290SD?

You could have sold the SMR and remapped the Duke..
by Gimlet
Fri May 26, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: supension setup question
Replies: 17
Views: 1123

Re: supension setup question

Is it not written under the seat as is usual with KTMs?
by Gimlet
Tue May 23, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: SDR 2017 clogged fuel filter
Replies: 8
Views: 537

Re: SDR 2017 clogged fuel filter

Fuel pump problems aren't unknown. The mechanic road tested my 2016 SDR when it went in for its first service and said it wasn't right. He checked the fuel pump and found it was down on pressure. They took one off a new bike in the show room and fitted it on the spot under warranty and its run perfe...
by Gimlet
Fri May 19, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Random chatter
Topic: Sell the SMR for 1290SD?
Replies: 4
Views: 247

Re: Sell the SMR for 1290SD?

Do it.
by Gimlet
Tue May 16, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: Opinion's or Thought's wanted
Replies: 12
Views: 776

Re: Opinion's or Thought's wanted

I'm baffled why anyone would sell a bike that's barely past its first service, unless it was a self-destructing, hideously uncomfortable gutless mal-handling dog, which the SDR clearly is not, or unless they just enjoy throwing money down the drain. You can't possibly form a judgement on a bike befo...
by Gimlet
Tue May 16, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Stock tire pressures
Replies: 3
Views: 364

Re: Stock tire pressures

39 rear, 34 front for me.
by Gimlet
Sat May 13, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: The Adventure Family..
Topic: Ktm 1190 vs Ducati Multistrada 1200S
Replies: 7
Views: 656

Re: Ktm 1190 vs Ducati Multistrada 1200S

Probably a little late to this thread but as a Ducati (Streetfighter) and a KTM owner, my opinion for what its worth is I'd have the 1190 every time. Too many problems with Multis. Seems to be a gamble. Some are trouble-free, others are horror stories and IMO even a good one is not a viable high mil...
by Gimlet
Sun May 07, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Orange, Silver, Black or ?
Topic: Seriously not impressed
Replies: 12
Views: 631

Re: Seriously not impressed

The side stand on the 1290 SDR is about 10 mm too long. You get used to searching the ground ahead for a low spot to set it down into when parking and turning round so its leaning with the wind and not into it.
by Gimlet
Sun May 07, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Palmer Products Screen
Replies: 22
Views: 1773

Re: Palmer Products Screen

No, they're very good. The quality of the plastic is superior to standard KTM screens. Its clearer and less inclined to scratch or smear. I had the medium tint. When I first fitted mine I was conscious of some reflection from the headlight and the indicators at night but nothing excessive and it was...

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