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by Gimlet
Sat May 12, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Orange, Silver, Black or ?
Topic: Would you change an SMT for a 1090 Adventure
Replies: 11
Views: 1775

Re: Would you change an SMT for a 1090 Adventure

In your situation, yes. I had an SMT. Loved it dearly but it wasn't really my idea of touring bike. I bought it as a budget touring/adventure bike but really its a big supermoto with a better seat and slightly better tank range. Mine was fully uncorked as well, pipes, airbox, remap etc etc. As a bac...
by Gimlet
Fri May 11, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: The Adventure Family..
Topic: Would you change a SMT fo a 1090 Adventure
Replies: 1
Views: 468

Re: Would you change a SMT fo a 1090 Adventure

In your situation, yes. I had an SMT. Loved it dearly but it wasn't really my idea of touring bike. I bought it as a budget touring/adventure bike but really its a big supermoto with a better seat and slightly better tank range. Mine was fully uncorked as well, pipes, airbox, remap etc etc. As a bac...
by Gimlet
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: 1290 Mode Control Question
Replies: 10
Views: 1942

Re: 1290 Mode Control Question

People are probably not opening the throttle wide enough.Its the progressive wide-by-wire ramp. At medium openings you need to dig deeper than is intuitive to find the real muscle. But its there all right. Mine has the TC switched off and it will readily wheelie in fourth without clutch or bumps if ...
by Gimlet
Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Brembo recall includes KTM???
Replies: 12
Views: 1941

Re: Brembo recall includes KTM???

KTM's online VIN checker told me my '16 SDR was unaffected but I got a letter from my dealer saying that it was affected and I should book in to get it fixed.

If in doubt, ask your dealer.
by Gimlet
Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: How much louder is a Rottweiler than the stock intake?
Replies: 9
Views: 1175

Re: How much louder is a Rottweiler than the stock intake?

Sound great or its too loud, depending on what you're doing. I had a DNA filter on my SMT. Sounded fab for charging about the B roads and general hooliganism. I was far less keen when I took the bike touring for a week. If you're riding aggressively it adds to the exhilaration and its pleasingly thr...
by Gimlet
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Turning off MTC!
Replies: 2
Views: 632

Re: Turning off MTC!

If it's a pre-'17 bike it will accelerate harder in a straight line on dry roads because the MTC feathers the power. And yes it will wheelie and keep wheelying. Doesn't alter the throttle timing though so you have to be pretty ham-fisted to get caught out popping un-planned fat ones or losing the ba...
by Gimlet
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: Help me pick next mod
Replies: 11
Views: 1600

Re: Help me pick next mod

Cool. That'#s the one. Didn't realise that was Lambchop. Useful vid that. Sounds fab too.. Nice to see a true before and after for a change and to see the shape of the power and torque curves discussed. That's so much more important than the headline figures. I thought those curves were as close to ...
by Gimlet
Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: Help me pick next mod
Replies: 11
Views: 1600

Re: Help me pick next mod

Rottweiler intake. This. Very encouraging piece in Performance Bike magazine in the UK this month. They took a 2014 SDR staff bike that had the full Akra system and map but was otherwise standard and added a stage 4 Rotty with intakes and PC3. They also added the ignition tuning module. They did th...
by Gimlet
Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Brembo recall includes KTM???
Replies: 12
Views: 1941

Re: Brembo recall includes KTM???

Just affects 690 Dukes and 1290 SDRs from 2015-2017 as far as I know. Had my letter too. I'll book it in towards the end of the month. Get them to fit an Oberon slave too while they've got the hydraulic fluid out.
by Gimlet
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: 2017 Keyless issue
Replies: 52
Views: 13410

Re: 2017 Keyless issue

No idea what the dealers did with their demo bikes. They only mentioned the fob battery. I suspect there is a bug in the software which will have been quietly ironed out on the 2018 bikes. The brake recall is for a faulty Brembo front brake M/C piston which goes back to 2015 and also affects Ducat a...
by Gimlet
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: 2017 Keyless issue
Replies: 52
Views: 13410

Re: 2017 Keyless issue

I had the "key not in range" issue when riding a 1290 S demo bike here in the UK. (in fact I've ridden two 1290 S demo bikes, a year apart and it happened on both of them). The dealer said it was probably the battery in the key fob. If so there seems to be ab awful lot of key fobs going out with dud...
by Gimlet
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Orange, Silver, Black or ?
Topic: What’s it worth (UK)
Replies: 6
Views: 988

Re: What’s it worth (UK)

Trade prices for standard bikes of that age and mileage are 6.5 - 7K. The extras may or may not make it worth more depending on who's buying. KTM'ers in the know are more likely to value the upgrades and pay a premium for them. First-timers less so. Advertise on the UK forum as well as this one. Try...
by Gimlet
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Orange, Silver, Black or ?
Topic: My 2013 has arrived
Replies: 6
Views: 1463

Re: My 2013 has arrived

Try any sticky sports tyre, it can do them justice. I ran Metzeler M7RRs on mine. Dunlop Sportmax are good but I found the Metzelers warm up faster and give more feedback. Never tried Conti Sport attacks but I know someone who rated them highly on the Superduke so they should suit the SMT. If you wa...
by Gimlet
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Raising forks through clamp
Replies: 4
Views: 684

Re: Raising forks through clamp

You don't have to but sometimes the weight of the wheel pulling pulling the fork leg against the yokes causes friction which makes the legs harder to move smoothly. Taking the weight off the wheel with a jack helps but if you take the wheel out the forks move effortlessly. TBH when I did my SMT the ...
by Gimlet
Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Raising forks through clamp
Replies: 4
Views: 684

Re: Raising forks through clamp

That's basically it. I used an Abba stand and got both wheels off the ground. Remove the front wheel and fender. You can remove the calipers if you wish and hang them from the handlebars to take as much weight off the fork as possible but I didn't bother. Slacken the pinch bolts evenly so you can mo...
by Gimlet
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Orange, Silver, Black or ?
Topic: Clutch /engine problem LC8
Replies: 5
Views: 1205

Re: Clutch /engine problem LC8

Do you mean the chain guard became detached from the swinging arm and was carried forwards on the chain and got rammed down between the front sprocket and the gearbox thus straining the drive shaft and wrecking the bearing? If so that is something of a freak accident which I've never heard of before...
by Gimlet
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Random chatter
Topic: 2018 gt new spec
Replies: 7
Views: 1239

Re: 2018 gt new spec

There was a write-up on the '8 GT in yesterday's MCN and the said it would have the full colour dash from the 1290 SA S.
by Gimlet
Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Calsci Touring Windshield
Replies: 7
Views: 1714

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: 12
Views: 1782

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: 1135

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 ...