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by Stark
Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Throttle body balancing ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1176

Re: Throttle body balancing ?

I've been working up the courage to bench-sync mine for some time now. I just fear that I will make it worse and that what I have now may be already optimal. I'm lacking the insight as to just how smooth these big twins can get. The throttle response on mine still feels a little rough/jerky. Though ...
by Stark
Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: 2015 Still In Crate - Should I Buy?
Replies: 32
Views: 2415

Re: 2015 Still In Crate - Should I Buy?

Lol, I had originally typed out a lengthy post entailing reasons not to buy it, until I read the last line in your post.

I hope it all works out. ;)
by Stark
Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: Whelp, It happened.
Replies: 13
Views: 1161

Re: Whelp, It happened.

Surprisingly easy mistake to make, especially if you don't follow the rules and attach your lanyard. I did this on my 1200gs using one of those shitty Zena locks. I got about half a meter out of the garage and *crack* the lock smacked into the fork arm after making 3/4 of a rotation. Hard to believ...
by Stark
Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Fork seal leaking at 2700 miles WTF
Replies: 11
Views: 1157

Re: Fork seal leaking at 2700 miles WTF

I guess KTM aren't going to discount the possibility that the rider could have been hopping gutters or landing some really hard wheelies to cause said issue. Still, I don't think there are that many bad riders out there to necessitate such a strict policy. You would think they would cover it out of ...
by Stark
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: Whelp, It happened.
Replies: 13
Views: 1161

Re: Whelp, It happened.

Surprisingly easy mistake to make, especially if you don't follow the rules and attach your lanyard. I did this on my 1200gs using one of those shitty Zena locks. I got about half a meter out of the garage and *crack* the lock smacked into the fork arm after making 3/4 of a rotation. Hard to believe...
by Stark
Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Bike shuts off at low speed when cold and downshift to 1st
Replies: 35
Views: 3090

Re: Bike shuts off at low speed when cold and downshift to 1st

I would say it's quite likely that it's an issue with the bike. The stalling/dying issue that I experienced didn't feel operator induced at all. To go into finer detail; After the first few occurrences I tried compensating by giving excessive amounts of throttle and riding the clutch, And what I lea...
by Stark
Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: 1290 Power Commander V Custom maps
Replies: 465
Views: 78314

Re: 1290 Power Commander V Custom maps

Map #4 - 1290 This map is fucking fantastic! Smoother, more power and bike no longer stinks of un-burnt fuel. Thanks for making this available Kev, it's like a totally different bike! :D Motobox intake SAS removal Austin GP3 -V3 slip-on Stock Cat/headers Aussie fuels Glad the map helped you out. So...
by Stark
Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: 1290 Power Commander V Custom maps
Replies: 465
Views: 78314

Re: 1290 Power Commander V Custom maps

Map #4 - 1290

This map is fucking fantastic! Smoother, more power and bike no longer stinks of un-burnt fuel. Thanks for making this available Kev, it's like a totally different bike! :D

Motobox intake
SAS removal
Austin GP3 -V3 slip-on
Stock Cat/headers
Aussie fuels
by Stark
Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Bike shuts off at low speed when cold and downshift to 1st
Replies: 35
Views: 3090

Re: Bike shuts off at low speed when cold and downshift to 1st

I too had stalling issues when I first bought the bike. Though it never really felt like I was actually stalling it. Not only did the bike die, but the display would reset too. Always happened in first gear. Fitted a PCV to the bike and it went away entirely. Haven't stalled the bike since. I'm stil...
by Stark
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Best alarm for 1290 SD?
Replies: 4
Views: 712

Re: Best alarm for 1290 SD?

I had the factory system fitted from the showroom as part of that promo deal and I don't regret it. Decently loud, easy to use, has a rotating code. Just don't put anything like a tire repair kit under the pillion seat as this will muffle the alarm by about 50%. While I think the extra piece of mind...
by Stark
Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: KTM Large tail bag
Replies: 3
Views: 699

Re: KTM Large tail bag

I've used that bag for just over a year, just not in the way it was intended. It's a decent bag with good resistance to the elements, clip-lock works good and handy side-pockets. The main drawback is that mounting it on the pillion area prevents you from wearing a backpack any bigger than a purse. T...
by Stark
Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Panniers/Saddlebags with full Akra
Replies: 26
Views: 2670

Re: Panniers/Saddlebags with full Akra

NiteKreeper wrote:
Stark wrote:But I'm not done yet, I'm going to stick a 70l dry bag on top of it for a total of 190 liters of storage. :twisted:
Haha why stop there?!
You've actually given me a brilliant idea for a kegerator...
Lol, you know, that would actually be doable. You'd be the most popular guy in the group. ;)
by Stark
Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Panniers/Saddlebags with full Akra
Replies: 26
Views: 2670

Re: Panniers/Saddlebags with full Akra

Well, you've only got to please yourself, and I'm very pleased with it. True, and if I turned up with 36 beers on my back seat, my mates would also be pleased... Indeed! But it's not all about what you can fit inside it, but rather on top of it. I've had car seats, 2 meter square marine ply, comput...
by Stark
Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Panniers/Saddlebags with full Akra
Replies: 26
Views: 2670

Re: Panniers/Saddlebags with full Akra

NiteKreeper wrote:At the point where you bolted a checker-plate Esky to your back seat, you should probably have stopped worrying about the angle of your panniers and whether they looked OK.
Because Jesus-Fuck, that's ugly...

Well, you've only got to please yourself, and I'm very pleased with it.
by Stark
Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Panniers/Saddlebags with full Akra
Replies: 26
Views: 2670

Re: Panniers/Saddlebags with full Akra

Not my bike. http://www.ktmsmt.com/download/file.php?id=2504&t=1 The main problem with side panniers on this bike is that it's hard to fit them without obstructing the rider seat as can be seen in this picture. I had to fiddle and fart about with these to get them at a suitable height and angle. ht...
by Stark
Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: SAS gone
Replies: 12
Views: 1359

Re: SAS gone

ktm definitely has canister in all the models but not America, they don't care about the environment so much It's like that in Australia too. Even our new enduro bikes come De-smogged! Love it. :D Maybe they work it out per capita and overall carbon footprint ? So less people = less restrictions :?:
by Stark
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: SAS gone
Replies: 12
Views: 1359

Re: SAS gone

It's stated that the SAS removal saves 0.5kg, 500 grams or 1.1lb. Pretty sure this includes the charcoal canister too.

Haven't weighed mine, but 500 grams seems about right.
by Stark
Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Weight Savings.
Replies: 15
Views: 1511

Re: Weight Savings.

We deal with lithium batteries in products where I work and they can become very unstable and burst into flames, we can't send them via air freight as they don't trust them. I would look into the validity of these before going anywhere near them. And I would say that is why the bike manufacturers d...
by Stark
Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:47 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Weight Savings.
Replies: 15
Views: 1511

Re: Weight Savings.

I weighed the stock battery from the 2015 at 4.9kg. The SSB I stuck in there weighs 600 grams! It makes a massive difference in the handling of the bike. Money well spent. Maybe in a few years we'll see bikes coming standard with Li-ion batteries. Still haven't figured out why they don't do this fro...
by Stark
Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Exhausts
Topic: Confused about exhaust options
Replies: 46
Views: 4528

Re: Confused about exhaust options

I also live at high altitude. If I lived a sea level I wouldn't dream of needing more power. OK firstly, this is bullshit. Not because I don't understand the physics, but because I believe you'd still want more power by the sea... Maybe I want the wheel to lift in 4th 5th and 6th by just jerking th...