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by mrossk
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: 1290 Suspension
Replies: 272
Views: 93975

Re: 1290 Suspension

So, if I understand correctly, you set the rear sag as is recommended, and the bike handles better. No offense, but isn't setting the rear sag one of the first things to do?
by mrossk
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Throttle body adjustment gone bad. Save my summer!
Replies: 8
Views: 1702

Re: Throttle body adjustment gone bad. Save my summer!

I did the mechanical sync, using two 1/2" router bits (that I checked with a micrometer). You would need some long fuel line, or an aux tank I think to sync with the mercury sticks. I learned the hard way to attach something to the ends of those router bits so they don't fall down into the head as y...
by mrossk
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Throttle body adjustment gone bad. Save my summer!
Replies: 8
Views: 1702

Re: Throttle body adjustment gone bad. Save my summer!

You're right- it's the temp sensor, not pressure, sorry. I happened to have a spare fuel connector from a previous bike (MV Brutale, which notoriously had problems with such) , I can't remember what I paid. But it's all stainless, instead of plastic, which is nice. Can't remember if it's a 5/16 or 3...
by mrossk
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Throttle body adjustment gone bad. Save my summer!
Replies: 8
Views: 1702

Re: Throttle body adjustment gone bad. Save my summer!

it's the plug that connects to the airbox (or at least I thought that's what it is) And there are those 2 other connectors that are disconnected when you remove the tank...I forgot what they are ;)
by mrossk
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Throttle body adjustment gone bad. Save my summer!
Replies: 8
Views: 1702

Re: Throttle body adjustment gone bad. Save my summer!

is it possible you didn't get one of the sensors fully plugged back in when you put the tank back on, or perhaps the fuel line connector isn't fully seated? When I was recently cleaning my air filter, the male part of the fuel line quick disconnect broke (it's a cheap plastic part), but as it was st...
by mrossk
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: General failure on cold starting
Replies: 15
Views: 4329

Re: General failure on cold starting

perhaps a little hasty? Maybe it's something easy, like loose battery terminals. Why not make an effort to figure it out before abandoning the bike?
by mrossk
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Pictures & Video
Topic: Hydro Dip tank cover
Replies: 3
Views: 5640

Re: Hydro Dip tank cover

looks really good. how does it deal with UV over time?
by mrossk
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Exhausts
Topic: Get my full akra delivered tomorrow, few ?s
Replies: 6
Views: 4669

Re: Get my full akra delivered tomorrow, few ?s

I'm in Santa Fe, 7000 ft. I've got the akra as well, standard airbox, no PCV. Bike runs well. First couple tanks of gas, the fueling was sorting itself out a bit, mileage was really poor (low to mid 20's mpg). But after 150 miles or so it really improved. I now average 35 mpg, up to 40 if I'm just c...
by mrossk
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: 2016 SDR stored off battery now throwing check engine light
Replies: 8
Views: 2657

Re: 2016 SDR stored off battery now throwing check engine light

you can clear that warning yourself. With the key off, press the up and down arrows at the same time, keep them pressed and turn on the ignition. Keep them pressed until the computer cycles through a bunch of stuff. When it stops, one of the settings displayed will be your service date/mileage. You ...
by mrossk
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: 2016 SDR stored off battery now throwing check engine light
Replies: 8
Views: 2657

Re: 2016 SDR stored off battery now throwing check engine light

Hey Lee- It doesn't help or anything, but I'm in Santa Fe. Do you have any more info regarding the "check engine " light? I've had mine a few years now, and I don't recall seeing that particular warning. Was it the little yellow triangle with an exclamation point? That could be anything from low fue...
by mrossk
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: 1290 flat up top
Replies: 10
Views: 2549

Re: 1290 flat up top

Interesting. The adjustable traction control is only on the newer bikes (>'17), so it never occurred to me either. The TC on earlier bikes, like mine, is either on or off. Kinda funny if too much power was your problem. Keep us posted with the OFT results, I'm curious. Lots of info on the Aprilia fo...
by mrossk
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Random chatter
Topic: Vote for my photo please
Replies: 6
Views: 1786

Re: Vote for my photo please

I tried your link, but it said "page not found"
by mrossk
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: 1290 flat up top
Replies: 10
Views: 2549

Re: 1290 flat up top

Can't offer any help, but this is the first I've read that someone was complaining about power on this bike. It'd be interesting to see a dyno chart and look at your hp/torque curve and afr curve. Good luck, hope you get it sorted.
by mrossk
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: Don't lose your key!
Replies: 0
Views: 1401

Don't lose your key!

Just a heads up. I lost one key to my '15 1290. $140 to replace the key, and then @ $75 for the dealer to program it when it arrives. Ouch! And, as is often the case, the dealer knew less about this than I did. At first, he told me that I cannot replace just a key, I had to order a complete ignition...
by mrossk
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: any issue with SAS delete and Cat?
Replies: 4
Views: 1303

Re: any issue with SAS delete and Cat?

Also, haven't I read that if you eliminate the SAS and leave the cat, it's possible to overheat the cat?.. Plus, it sounds so much better :D
by mrossk
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Clutch hydraulics needed bleeding
Replies: 2
Views: 757

Re: Clutch hydraulics needed bleeding

I also recently bled the clutch- bleeding at the slave had little to no effect, but I had the same results as you after bleeding the master. Totally different feel and engagement point, but it feels good. It's not the first time I've had to bleed the master. Every 6 months or so. Must be a small air...
by mrossk
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: puddle of water?
Replies: 5
Views: 1145

Re: puddle of water?

I only experienced the puking when the engine was very hot, oil temp close 195F, if I remember correctly. Like being stuck in stop and go traffic in high ambient temp. It would spit out the drain hose on the left side of the radiator (by your left knee).
by mrossk
Tue May 29, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: puddle of water?
Replies: 5
Views: 1145

Re: puddle of water?

I had a shitty radiator cap that allowed the bike to spit coolant when the engine was hot. Brought it back to the dealer twice and they didn't fix it. After reading about the cap on one of these forums, I told them what to fix, and it hasn't been a problem for over a year now.
by mrossk
Fri May 25, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Oil temperature
Replies: 3
Views: 1496

Re: Oil temperature

after warming up, mine runs @ 180F +. I'm not sure if 20 minutes is enough to really warm it up fully, especially if it started from "overnight" cold. Try working it a little harder and see if it warms up more. Hopefully you don't have a faulty sensor or similar...
by mrossk
Thu May 24, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: GT Pannier stuck shut
Replies: 3
Views: 741

Re: GT Pannier stuck shut

have you tried wd-40 or something similar in the key hole?