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by DaveNZ
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 1290GT oil leak
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Re: 1290GT oil leak

^^^ I don't see why not.
by DaveNZ
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Introductions!
Topic: New to the forum
Replies: 9
Views: 298

Re: New to the forum

I did a KTM track day, and rode most sessions with to guys who race 390s, we had so much fun battling each others, those 390s are very quick through the corners, but id get then exiting corners and down the straights. most fun I've ever had on the track. Light weight bikes are fun.
by DaveNZ
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Introductions!
Topic: New to the forum
Replies: 9
Views: 298

Re: New to the forum

thomaspanton wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:14 pm
mick shere wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:20 pm
Well said DaveNZ :D
Yes, I agree with you.
Thanks
Enjoy your bike, great way to get into team orange, KTM make great real world bikes, and theres a great stepping stone range. The 790 is one fabulous bike if your ever moving up the CC stakes. Ride safe. Dave.
by DaveNZ
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Introductions!
Topic: New to the forum
Replies: 9
Views: 298

Re: New to the forum

Congrats, nice bike. I have a 790, and a 1290GT...........i think you have posted in the 1290GT thread. But who cares, its a nice bike.
by DaveNZ
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Clutch lever issue
Replies: 5
Views: 331

Re: Clutch lever issue

Heres how it should look.
by DaveNZ
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Clutch lever issue
Replies: 5
Views: 331

Re: Clutch lever issue

It looks wrong, and shouldn't be held back. the pin only comes into contact with the "metal clip/lever" when the clutch is pulled in, ill post a pic soon.Its possibly a sensor for your stand also.
by DaveNZ
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Introductions!
Topic: Hello one and all from Stockton UK
Replies: 4
Views: 385

Re: Hello one and all from Stockton UK

mick shere wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:37 pm
Welcome in mate, nice for another GT owner to be on here, don't see many in the UK
Hey mick I'm from Plymouth, just its a New Plymouth..........Oh and wellcome to our new GT friend.
by DaveNZ
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Cam issue...2017 GT
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: Cam issue...2017 GT

Very few 1290 engines need any valve clarences done at 30,000kms or 24,000 miles. Yours will be fine, just get it booked in for its check and its service, as they log it in to KTM and do any ECU up grades while hooked up.
by DaveNZ
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Rottweiler Conversion Leaking Oil?? Oil Catch Solution
Replies: 2
Views: 437

Re: Rottweiler Conversion Leaking Oil?? Oil Catch Solution

Good post Gary, no trolls here bud.
by DaveNZ
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: gearbox failure, 1290R SUPERDUKE.
Replies: 7
Views: 499

Re: gearbox failure, 1290R SUPERDUKE.

I've got a 1290R first registered in october 2017 with a 2 year warranty, travelled 26,000 kms and has had a serious gearbox failure, ( broke a gear which then went through the rest of the gearbox ), been without the bike for 2 months now and it doesn't look like coming back anytime soon, Very disa...
by DaveNZ
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: KTM provide free suspension upgrade
Replies: 19
Views: 1199

Re: KTM provide free suspension upgrade

Got my suspensionecu updated to the latest model GTs suspension, and, Well it feels more like a sports bike now,> Gone is the pogo effect in Comfort mode, comfort now feels more like the Street mode, but with better controlled rebound. Street mode feels more like Sports mode, but with better rebound...
by DaveNZ
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: New bike damaged cam lobe!
Replies: 15
Views: 902

Re: New bike damaged cam lobe!

Thanks Dave. I am glad they found it during it's first service and it didn't cause a massive failure out on a trail somewhere or on the side of the highway. It's been perfect riding weather where j live the past month as well so that just compounds my desire to ride!! I appreciate your input. Total...
by DaveNZ
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: New bike damaged cam lobe!
Replies: 15
Views: 902

Re: New bike damaged cam lobe!

So a little update, just talked to the dealership and they said an oil line was plugged and that's what caused all the damage to the cam, follower, and cam chain tensioner, so they gotta get those parts in now... So, with all of that said, it's going to be in their shop over a month and multiple di...
by DaveNZ
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: 1290 gt mods so far
Replies: 10
Views: 752

Re: 1290 gt mods so far

😂😂😂 Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha. Been riding my 790 heaps lately so decided to take the 1290 out yesterday. Power to corrupt, but man the first tight corner i threw it into, it felt like a tank in comparison to the 790. Gotta say the 790 is amazing fun, and a perfect stable mate for the tank, opps i mean 1290 :...
by DaveNZ
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: New bike damaged cam lobe!
Replies: 15
Views: 902

Re: New bike damaged cam lobe!

Thanks for helping put my mind at ease everyone. I absolutely love my bike, and I'm more frustrated about not being able to ride, more than anything. Also, should I change my oil at half interval myself and then take it in for the "recommend" service interval? I want to make sure I keep the bike wi...
by DaveNZ
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: New bike damaged cam lobe!
Replies: 15
Views: 902

Re: New bike damaged cam lobe!

Once the cams are replaced the bike will be fine, the 1290 engine over all is very robust, its built very strong, and its in a few of the KTM range, and proving very reliable. Once you get it back just ride it, if anything is likely to happen it will be in the warrantee period.
by DaveNZ
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: 1290 gt mods so far
Replies: 10
Views: 752

Re: 1290 gt mods so far

😂😂😂 Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha. Been riding my 790 heaps lately so decided to take the 1290 out yesterday. Power to corrupt, but man the first tight corner i threw it into, it felt like a tank in comparison to the 790. Gotta say the 790 is amazing fun, and a perfect stable mate for the tank, opps i mean 1290 :D
by DaveNZ
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: 1290 gt mods so far
Replies: 10
Views: 752

Re: 1290 gt mods so far

I got my 1290GT a little brother, a 790...........For the price of those mods and extras you guys got, i got another bike. :lol: :lol: :lol:
by DaveNZ
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: KTM provide free suspension upgrade
Replies: 19
Views: 1199

Re: KTM provide free suspension upgrade

Had mine done at the dealers yesterday, went for a 40mile run trying all modes after update and to be honest If you hadn’t told me it was done I couldn’t really feel any difference? I believe it learns as you drive so possibly needs more miles to notice. I thought my suspension was good before the ...
by DaveNZ
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: KTM provide free suspension upgrade
Replies: 19
Views: 1199

Re: KTM provide free suspension upgrade

Im going to get mine done as I've always had a niggling problem with the 2016 models lack of rebound dampning, and all the feed back coming from the 2019 model is its a large improvement over the 16. The lowest mode, forgotten what its called now, is near useless to ride, the bike was like a pogo st...