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by steve59
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: First time KTM owner, loving 1290SDR so far
Replies: 7
Views: 1350

Re: First time KTM owner, loving 1290SDR so far

Nice bike, welcome to the forum. The Beast is just as much fun as you can have on the street. and comfortable to boot.
by steve59
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: New owner
Replies: 7
Views: 1503

Re: New owner

Congrats and welcome, I love the way this bike handles! I read all the reviews that complain and I get that the front is light but try and get an I4 to tighten its line mid turn or better yet toss one from side to side, forget about it. as to the power being comparable...just wait for whats coming a...
by steve59
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: New 18 SDR Owner
Replies: 5
Views: 2330

Re: New 18 SDR Owner

This bike does ok at low rpm's in the first 3 gears but try and keep it above 4k in 4-6th that will also help with the lash of which you speak. I've broke in 2 1290 SDR's now and only having 3-6500 rpm's to play in gets boring really quick, besides I read motoman's break in page and it made sense so...
by steve59
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: Back on a KTM!!
Replies: 2
Views: 654

Re: Back on a KTM!!

they look so nice when they're clean
by steve59
Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Exhausts
Topic: arrow mid pipe (cat)
Replies: 3
Views: 1242

Re: arrow mid pipe (cat)

I think it depends if the bike is 14-16 or later? either way I passed on the mini arrow cat and got a mid pipe with a couple bends to it for back pressure for both my 15 and 16 model. Both bikes were considerably louder than stock with the cat removed, but still quieter than the modded harleys aroun...
by steve59
Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Exhausts
Topic: Full Akra set up minus a bit
Replies: 6
Views: 2438

Re: Full Akra set up minus a bit

somebody nicked you when parked
by steve59
Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: 2015 or 2017 model?
Replies: 15
Views: 2668

Re: 2015 or 2017 model?

I was in the same boat last year after a kid on an atv pulled out in front of my 2015 sdr and totaled it. I wanted a BLACK SDR and my ins ck was $15,350. The best I could find was $18,500 2017, $13,200 2016 orange or $16,250 2016 SE. No black leftovers anywhere I could find so I bought the se becaus...
by steve59
Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: puddle of water?
Replies: 5
Views: 814

Re: puddle of water?

I'm keeping an eye on it. so far it hasn't repeated and running temp is normal.
by steve59
Mon May 28, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: puddle of water?
Replies: 5
Views: 814

Re: puddle of water?

I meant to post there was a puddle of coolant about 3-4 oz worth on the floor and there doesn't appear to be any gasket leaks. The oil in the sight glass looks normal and the little plastic coolant reservoir is dry. Any suggestions to why the bike decided to release several oz's after a ride? I'll a...
by steve59
Mon May 28, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: puddle of water?
Replies: 5
Views: 814

puddle of water?

I get done from an 80 mile ride saturday evening and park my bike in the garage then sunday morning there's a good size puddle of what appears to be water under it?
by steve59
Mon May 28, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: New 18 SDR Owner
Replies: 5
Views: 2330

Re: New 18 SDR Owner

Congrats! The mirrtors work great. Enjoy your new beast.
by steve59
Mon May 28, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: 2014-16 instrument back lighting
Replies: 0
Views: 594

2014-16 instrument back lighting

As we all find out after the 600 mile service the back lighting on the instrument cluster goes off during the day. Is there any way to get it back? I can't see sh!t.
by steve59
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: Painted my BST Rim.
Replies: 3
Views: 1502

Re: Painted my BST Rim.

When I read the title I thought it was a joke. I like how it came out.
by steve59
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: New Bike
Replies: 3
Views: 1013

Re: New Bike

Awesome bike! nearly 15,000 miles later and still laughing every time I ride mine.
by steve59
Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Exhausts
Topic: Akra titanium slip on for sale, cheap!
Replies: 6
Views: 1898

Re: Akra titanium slip on for sale, cheap!

He probably saw what they cost new and retracted! Apparently KTM considers the stock can worth $650. as the promo Akra in spring of 2016 for new leftover 2015's was valued at $350, same as the ins paid out when bike was totaled. Akra's prices are just stupid!
by steve59
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: Second motorcycle to contrast the 1290?
Replies: 27
Views: 4993

Re: Second motorcycle to contrast the 1290?

Go ahead and buy the tuono, you know you want it, it stole the show this year in every shootout and I think the Italians have figured out how to get more than 20 mpg out of that motor! personally still reading to many problems over on that site tho they seem to get better every year.
by steve59
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Exhausts
Topic: Full Akro vs. Akro Slip-on and Arrow mid pipe vs. KTM Side Bags
Replies: 4
Views: 1067

Re: Full Akro vs. Akro Slip-on and Arrow mid pipe

I used a bodis midpipe with the akra slip on and akra map and got slightly different results from my 2015 than my 2016 and I think the 2017 is similar to the 'GT' models in that just swapping the mid pipe and downloading the map will screw things up! if you have the arrow with the small cat built in...
by steve59
Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: extended warranties
Replies: 4
Views: 1114

Re: extended warranties

thanks for the reply. I asked my dealer about the midpipe swap and they said ktm wouldn't void the warranty for doing it so long as it was done responsibly, which I took to mean if my conversion didn't cause a malfunction I would be allright, coarse factory warrantys and aftermarket are different be...
by steve59
Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: extended warranties
Replies: 4
Views: 1114

extended warranties

My 2016se warranty will expire early summer and i'm wondering if getting an extended one is worth the money? I managed 10,500 on my 2015 incident free and I didn't baby that beast. I join forums of bikes i'm interested in to help me decide and the aprilia forum convinced me I won't be buying a tv4 a...
by steve59
Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: ST Tires
Replies: 19
Views: 3283

Re: ST Tires

The shops here get $75 to change the tire on a bike I ride in so longer lasting tires will pay for themselves. We do have a guy locally that will change tires for $25 if I bring the wheel in, but i'm the guy that would get in a hurry and knock the bike off the stand working on it so anything more en...