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by DaveNZ
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Introductions!
Topic: 2020 1290R.
Replies: 12
Views: 1790

Re: 2020 1290R.

Glad to see KTM are continuing to improve, the sdr does look amazing but Im sure my missus would be happy touring on it ;) Did 370 miles this weekend to visit one of the kids now this lockdown is easing over here My wife was never totally happy on the back of the GT Mick, i originally brought the G...
by DaveNZ
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Introductions!
Topic: 2020 1290R.
Replies: 12
Views: 1790

Re: 2020 1290R.

DaveNZ, Wooo good for you mate. Funny i was looking on trade me just now and what a 1290GT at Boyds. Hopefully you got a decent trade in price for the GT going off their retail ??? So i flicked onto this site and what do you know ...you sitting on a brand new "R" Enjoy :D cheers DaveW Thats another...
by DaveNZ
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Introductions!
Topic: 2020 1290R.
Replies: 12
Views: 1790

2020 1290R.

Well guys after 4 years of 1290GT ownership I'm saying goodbye. I test rode the 1290R yesterday, and holy molely its insane. So i traded the GT and my much loved 790 on it. It is fast, bloody fast with amazing suspension, and very nimble so it will replace my GT for fast touring with mates and repla...
by DaveNZ
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Lowering Kit 25mm for SDGT
Replies: 25
Views: 6667

Re: Lowering Kit 25mm for SDGT

R Williams wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:29 pm
Hello Aussie Dave, my mate reckons that when you reach 97, you stop looking at women !. :)
Your mate is wrong. Google Metart, Ill be tuned in when i hit 97. :lol:
by DaveNZ
Sun May 24, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Exhausts
Topic: Mods without map
Replies: 5
Views: 1987

Re: Mods without map

I have link pipe and Remus muffler, and dongle to remove exhaust valve. I did the O2 sensor removal plugs and dongles, bike ran ok, smooth down low, no popping etc. but i always felt it ran rich down low. Fuel consumption was a lot higher. I refitted the O2 sensors, and went down the path of a boost...
by DaveNZ
Thu May 21, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Lowering Kit 25mm for SDGT
Replies: 25
Views: 6667

Re: Lowering Kit 25mm for SDGT

If some one can measure their spring length in say Street mode rider only, and compare it to your spring length in the same mode, it would be a great place to start from.
by DaveNZ
Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Quick shifter not working
Replies: 4
Views: 889

Re: Quick shifter not working

You may have to go back to the KTM dealer to get them to hook up to their system and turn it back on.
by DaveNZ
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Exhausts
Topic: Cheap Slip On
Replies: 5
Views: 1806

Re: Cheap Slip On

St99603 wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:58 am
Thanks, just too expensive. Without doing the cat delete, no benefit to be gained with an expensive vs cheap pipe. Just doing it cause I don't like having an auto size muffler!
China your best bet for "cheep" but you get what you pay for. Or you could try second hand.
by DaveNZ
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Introductions!
Topic: 401 Days OMG
Replies: 10
Views: 2179

Re: 401 Days OMG

DaveW your back, theres been some odd things going on with this Forum, a few times I've been unable to get in for a month or so. You must have clocked up a few KMs by now. I was down in your neck of the woods last November with a bunch of Auckland guys on 1290Rs Tuono V4 factories and BMW 1000rrrrrs...
by DaveNZ
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: Exhausts
Topic: Cheap Slip On
Replies: 5
Views: 1806

Re: Cheap Slip On

I fitted a Remus pipe and link pipe, sounds very good and heaps lighter. Very solidly build pipe.
by DaveNZ
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Converting a 1290 GT into 1290 R?
Replies: 5
Views: 1512

Re: Converting a 1290 GT into 1290 R?

The R tank wouldn't fit, as the GT tank is huge to fit over all the extra shit the GT has. Mounting points are also different. Your best bet is either to get the GT tank plastic welded if possible. The next problem would be the GT suspension, its soft and suited to fast touring, and its not really p...
by DaveNZ
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Introductions!
Topic: New member from Devon, UK
Replies: 23
Views: 3314

Re: New member from Devon, UK

^^^You now have a Dictator, getting rid of him is going to be very difficult. Lets not be too political here as its a MC forum, but we all see the same thing, from like minded people around the world. Not good.
by DaveNZ
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: GT and the Booster Plug.
Replies: 3
Views: 1092

Re: GT and the Booster Plug.

10mins for the 1290, and 15mins for the 790. I think time is to get the motor up to temp so that the fans turn on.
by DaveNZ
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Introductions!
Topic: New member from Devon, UK
Replies: 23
Views: 3314

Re: New member from Devon, UK

PS Hey DaveNZ.... NZ in drought :o ...... pull the other one!........ you just had a big cyclone drift slowly over the Tasman - didn't push any rain onto your landmass eh...... sure wet our feet over here! Most of the north island and the top 2/3rd of the south island haven't had any significant ra...
by DaveNZ
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Introductions!
Topic: New member from Devon, UK
Replies: 23
Views: 3314

Re: New member from Devon, UK

Just to be clear about the U.S. denouncing climate change. It's really only one person. Yes, I get that he is the boss right now. But we do have term limits. If we could just get a short lived recession to start in late summer, it could be just one term. I had my fingers crossed for impeachment, bu...
by DaveNZ
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: KTM SDGT Lean Angle Lights to Running Lights
Replies: 20
Views: 5351

Re: KTM SDGT Lean Angle Lights to Running Lights

I think constant running lights (not headlights) are illegal here in NZ, and would probably fail a WOF.
by DaveNZ
Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: Introductions!
Topic: New member from Devon, UK
Replies: 23
Views: 3314

Re: New member from Devon, UK

^^^Its a tough one this i call it "Global weather change" Australia exports over a billion tons of coal every 2 years, and is your biggest earning single export item. Can't have it both ways unfotunatly. But the big polluters are China and the USA. And they denounce climate change. We are seeing vir...
by DaveNZ
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Introductions!
Topic: New member from Devon, UK
Replies: 23
Views: 3314

Re: New member from Devon, UK

Wellcome Mr Williams, Beautiful summers day here, i did the forgotten highway today on the 790, and i stopped to take a pike of this sign, just for yous'e fulla's.
by DaveNZ
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Gearing Ratio's for SDGT's
Replies: 11
Views: 5549

Re: Gearing Ratio's for SDGT's

I replaced my chain and front sprocket at 30,000kms mainly because i had a big bike tour ahead and didn't want to risk a stretched worn chain ruining my ride. But i made a little mistake of ordering a DID chain in the stock length, (114 links) so i couldn't fit my 41 rear tooth sprocket on, so had t...
by DaveNZ
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Fuel Injection info from Booster Plug - a good read.
Replies: 28
Views: 4702

Re: Fuel Injection info from Booster Plug - a good read.

Thanks for the recognition Dave. Yes, that made the tank installl much easier. Good work on the new exhaust! Sorry about your weather. You get now what Houston gets the other half of the year. It's winter here if course. Great weather for riding here now. Arrr, i missed your idea to leave out the b...