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by DaveNZ
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Hard Suspension
Replies: 39
Views: 1358

Re: Hard Suspension

Good to hear the QS can be fine tuned, hit a couple of false neutrals when really nailing the bike in Austria (coming back from Stelvio to Vipiteno..). Not a huge biggy but unpleasant when timing it for oncoming traffic. An inexperienced biker might panic though. All quick shifters require a positi...
by DaveNZ
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Hard Suspension
Replies: 39
Views: 1358

Re: Hard Suspension

I'm still in the hard suspension group now after more than 3000 miles. I don't know about this "break in" theory for the forks I've had dozens of bikes and never had to break in the suspension before. There's not that many moving parts in there just doesn't make sense to me. At any rate I...
by DaveNZ
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Hard Suspension
Replies: 39
Views: 1358

Re: Hard Suspension

I regularly get 2/3 movement in the forks, and in sports mode i get a little more. (20mm untouched) Sports mode lets the forks dive further under braking, and touring and street mode up the compression under braking to reduce fork dive. . That seems to be way more travel than I have been able to ac...
by DaveNZ
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Exhausts
Topic: Remus link pipe
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Re: Remus link pipe

There seems to be a few problems with the starters, theres been a few guys here having problems, i think its a part replacement, so warranty issue. as for your fault code (MTC) if you have the little cam (Remus)in the right position, leav it there, mine threw a fault code, i walked away under frustr...
by DaveNZ
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Hard Suspension
Replies: 39
Views: 1358

Re: Hard Suspension

I'm still in the hard suspension group now after more than 3000 miles. I don't know about this "break in" theory for the forks I've had dozens of bikes and never had to break in the suspension before. There's not that many moving parts in there just doesn't make sense to me. At any rate I...
by DaveNZ
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: MTC Failure What Do You Think?
Replies: 28
Views: 1285

Re: MTC Failure What Do You Think?

I get the feeling the the sensor that oversees the exhaust valve operation could be quite sensitive, just a minor bit of restriction on the valve may trigger the MTC warning, but as above, if yo let the bike sit for 20 mins, and if there is no actual problem with the value action, the warning goes a...
by DaveNZ
Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: MTC Failure What Do You Think?
Replies: 28
Views: 1285

Re: MTC Failure What Do You Think?

97 miles on the clock first ride out since bringing the bike home, turn the ignition off, i wasnt happy with the lack of lean on the bike on the side stand (it seems rather high after my last bike that leant right over) so I turn the ignition back on to ride 10 yards to a shallower camber and the m...
by DaveNZ
Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: Exhausts
Topic: Remus link pipe
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Re: Remus link pipe

Ive done mine, pay careful attention to where the cam that pulls the valve cables position is, so you can fit the supplied cam in the right spot, also do the 02 sensor removal kit, so your bike doesn't run to lean.good luck. :)
by DaveNZ
Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Fork seal gone
Replies: 21
Views: 1724

Re: Fork seal gone

^^ You could also have some grit or crud caught in the seal, I've heard of guys using a thin feeler gage to to clean them out, you remove the dust seal cover, and insert the thin feeler gage between the tube and the seal and move around the fork tube with a pulling or moving down motion, you will l...
by DaveNZ
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Fork seal gone
Replies: 21
Views: 1724

Re: Fork seal gone

^^ You could also have some grit or crud caught in the seal, I've heard of guys using a thin feeler gage to to clean them out, you remove the dust seal cover, and insert the thin feeler gage between the tube and the seal and move around the fork tube with a pulling or moving down motion, you will lo...
by DaveNZ
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: New Disc Rotors from KTM Aus.....Quick Warranty Service!
Replies: 12
Views: 220

Re: New Disc Rotors from KTM Aus.....Quick Warranty Service!

Yea Mark got a little lucky, bad choice of soft wet tires, but a great choice of having the spare bike set up with slicks. Ive used Hiflo filters before on my 1290R, they are heaps cheeper than the KTM OEM filters supplied by the dealers here.
by DaveNZ
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: New Disc Rotors from KTM Aus.....Quick Warranty Service!
Replies: 12
Views: 220

Re: New Disc Rotors from KTM Aus.....Quick Warranty Service!

Heres a pic he sent me, of his new rotors. Bloody nice, very high quality.
by DaveNZ
Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:42 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: New Disc Rotors from KTM Aus.....Quick Warranty Service!
Replies: 12
Views: 220

Re: New Disc Rotors from KTM Aus.....Quick Warranty Service!

I had a hell of a job getting the rear wheel nut off the first time but with the right tools its not too bad. Since changing the rear tire I've gone back loosened the nut and re-torqued it and I think it had stayed at the correct setting. The security clips should prevent it coming undone too easil...
by DaveNZ
Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Getting a Grip on Fuel Range.....3.5Ltrs reserve or not?
Replies: 8
Views: 187

Re: Getting a Grip on Fuel Range.....3.5Ltrs reserve or not?

On Saturday i did a ride with a mate on his 1299S from home to Pio Pio back to home via a back road, it was a quick ride both ways (scrubbing in a new rear) my fuel warning came on at 264 Ks, i have the larger rear 40 sprocket. I haven't filled up yet, but will come back will how much she takes. (I'...
by DaveNZ
Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: New Disc Rotors from KTM Aus.....Quick Warranty Service!
Replies: 12
Views: 220

Re: New Disc Rotors from KTM Aus.....Quick Warranty Service!

Hey Dave, i put 4 sets of tires on my 1290R, and I've now fitted my 2nd set of tires on my GT, I've had no problem torquing up the rear nut to 220nm, and I've not had one come loose, but i do remember my first rear tire change on the 1290R, i was all set to undo the nut with all my strength, (as mul...
by DaveNZ
Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: New Disc Rotors from KTM Aus.....Quick Warranty Service!
Replies: 12
Views: 220

Re: New Disc Rotors from KTM Aus.....Quick Warranty Service!

Wow, thats great service Dave, can't complain that KTM arnt on the ball on warrantee issues, hey my mate just replaced his rotors on his 1290R, its a year out of warrantee, so he brought a set of Racetec rotors. very nice, and very thick, 6mm i think. very high quality, id like a set for my Multi. t...
by DaveNZ
Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Hard Suspension
Replies: 39
Views: 1358

Re: Hard Suspension

Cheers Dave...... very interested...... even though I'm a Michelin fan, I have been wondering if they are the right choice for a very light, powerful horse like the 1290....... 8-) I see you have a good supervising technician on hand to keep you out of trouble...... ;) Yip, thats Jono, got him from...
by DaveNZ
Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Hard Suspension
Replies: 39
Views: 1358

Re: Hard Suspension

Sorry - I missed the question from Flingit about what tyre pressures I have been running... :oops: I'm not a track day GP star, but I can get along rapidly if I think I can survive....... and I have been running 33-34psi cold in front and 35-36psi cold rear on the still healthy Angel GT's. I'm alwa...
by DaveNZ
Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Introductions!
Topic: Let's see the GT's
Replies: 33
Views: 5329

Re: Let's see the GT's

4 days on the GT, on some amazing top of the North island roads, with a bunch of bikes (mainly Italian IMOC ride) Rear M7RR toast after 3300Ks.spent the last 400Ks in Street mode milking the last few Ks out of the rear. Great riding weather, except for this morning, leaving Auckland at 730 (4 degree...
by DaveNZ
Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Introductions!
Topic: Collected my bike today
Replies: 9
Views: 264

Re: Collected my bike today

Awesome Mick, great purchase eh?. I've just got home from a 4 day 1500Km trip away on the GT, had to buy a new set of tyres on the way home. first set Angel GTs-6,600Ks...2nd .M7RRs 3,300Ks to very bald (rear) so now have purchased some Metzler 01s. This bike loves tyres if you have a heavy right wr...

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