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by OldGit60
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Hard Suspension
Replies: 63
Views: 3188

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'd have to...
by OldGit60
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Puig windscreens for SuperDuke GT in US?
Replies: 25
Views: 2407

Re: Puig windscreens for SuperDuke GT in US?

I found the puig touring screen useless, I'm 5'7" and it created too much buffeting, rather than just stick it in draw and forget about it I decided to cut it down, looks rather good, I'll have to go and try it to see if there's any difference to the turbulence . Must admit I love mine ! Didn't bre...
by OldGit60
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: New Superduke GT owner experiences.
Replies: 263
Views: 45938

Re: New Superduke GT owner experiences.

Thanks guys, will try and source the Metz.
by OldGit60
Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: New Superduke GT owner experiences.
Replies: 263
Views: 45938

Re: New Superduke GT owner experiences.

Thanks for that MrC, I'll check them out.

I haven't got any problems with the Angel GT's fitted but was hoping for a bit more mileage, how did the Metlzer's stand up?
by OldGit60
Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: New Superduke GT owner experiences.
Replies: 263
Views: 45938

Re: New Superduke GT owner experiences.

Hi All, The love/hate relationship with the GT continues, but I must admit the 'Put it in sport and ride like it's stolen' approach works. 3,000 quite hard miles later and, yes the suspension seems to have softened, or maybe it just works better a higher speeds. I find myself 'squatting' on the bike...
by OldGit60
Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Gas tank pressurised
Replies: 17
Views: 1471

Re: Gas tank pressurised

"I still have the torque limiter screech every now and then when I try to start it and sometimes it won't turn over when I press the starter "

Following on from AllanP , my starter shrieks occasionally - more so when hot - and is booked in to be checked out. Is this a normal/common phenomenon?
by OldGit60
Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Hard Suspension
Replies: 63
Views: 3188

Re: Hard Suspension

Hi Flingit, Check out my posts elsewhere on the forum - I went from the 1190 as well and suffered to the point of considering trading it for a 1290 s. Couldn't justify the loss so have stuck with the GT. Like a few others have said, it does noticeably soften up after a few miles, would could be a wo...
by OldGit60
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Puig windscreens for SuperDuke GT in US?
Replies: 25
Views: 2407

Re: Puig windscreens for SuperDuke GT in US?

Fitted Puig screen over 1000 miles ago - vast improvement and looks like standard fit. Recommended, pity KTM didn't design one like it as standard, would have saved £100!
by OldGit60
Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: New Superduke GT owner experiences.
Replies: 263
Views: 45938

Re: New Superduke GT owner experiences.

I should add the Adventure S rode smoothly and comfortably. I stayed in the seat the whole time, something that doesn't happen on the GT!
by OldGit60
Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: New Superduke GT owner experiences.
Replies: 263
Views: 45938

Re: New Superduke GT owner experiences.

Good afternoon all! I see a lot of the same old problems still coming up on the ride/handling issues. Should we really be looking at carbon fibre wheels, different tyres etc on a premium priced bike like the GT?? I took an Adventure S out for a long test ride (100 miles plus) on the same roads that ...
by OldGit60
Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: New Superduke GT owner experiences.
Replies: 263
Views: 45938

Re: New Superduke GT owner experiences.

@OldGot60 thanks for the update and great to no the screen works, I'm going to order one just to use for my trips alway, being such a big screen does it vibrate much ! Hi MrC, I haven't done a lot of miles but at mid height setting I didn't notice any vibes - the screen looks and feels a quality pi...
by OldGit60
Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: New Superduke GT owner experiences.
Replies: 263
Views: 45938

Re: New Superduke GT owner experiences.

Quick update - have fitted new screen from Puig, not cheap but works well. No significant wind blast or buffet up to 130 mph (private road of course).
Riding permanently in 'Sport' but trying 1290s when demo bike arrives at dealer next month......
by OldGit60
Mon Dec 19, 2016 3:34 pm
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: New Superduke GT owner experiences.
Replies: 263
Views: 45938

Re: New Superduke GT owner experiences.

[quote="DucBMW"][quote="OldGit60"]Quick update. "Interesting... as this was the only explanation that I was NOT given. " Once again Albert, thanks for updating me, it would seem that someone within KTM is not telling me the whole story! When I get on my bike the extra sag is hardly measurable, again...
by OldGit60
Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: New Superduke GT owner experiences.
Replies: 263
Views: 45938

Re: New Superduke GT owner experiences.

MR C wrote:Just tide it, with miles it's gets better and better, anyways after 20k the oil in the forks will be like piss and the suspension will be like a wet sponge.
Thanks for that Mr C - fills me full of optimism! :lol:
by OldGit60
Mon Dec 12, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: New Superduke GT owner experiences.
Replies: 263
Views: 45938

Re: New Superduke GT owner experiences.

Quick update. Albert, apparently your issue was a headstock problem. It would appear that the bike is designed for riders of 85 kg upwards and no cure for my problem is forthcoming. As a matter of interest, you cannot call KTM head office as they won't give out the number! If anyone wants to know ho...
by OldGit60
Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:44 am
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: New Superduke GT owner experiences.
Replies: 263
Views: 45938

Re: New Superduke GT owner experiences.

DucBMW, With your permission I'll reference your reply, they have in fairness offered to check the bike over and it might be the case that mine was put together wrong as well. I have no problem with you pointing your dealer at my experiences, but it might be more effective to just direct them to th...
by OldGit60
Mon Nov 21, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: New Superduke GT owner experiences.
Replies: 263
Views: 45938

Re: New Superduke GT owner experiences.

JDS1290Dr, When it comes to handling, my 1190 Adventure was far nicer, smoother, more compliant and could take pretty much anything in it's stride. It turned in just fine and held it's line which, to my mind at least, is what handling is all about rather that ultimate grip and roadholding. Thanks g...
by OldGit60
Mon Nov 21, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: New Superduke GT owner experiences.
Replies: 263
Views: 45938

Re: New Superduke GT owner experiences.

DucBMW, Thanks for that reply, it seems we have experienced some similar problems, which is interesting as KTM inferred I was the only person that was having issues. They have suggested that should ride in sport mode- allowing more responsive turn in as forks are allowed to dive. Rather defeats the ...
by OldGit60
Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: New Superduke GT owner experiences.
Replies: 263
Views: 45938

Re: New Superduke GT owner experiences.

Quick update. Following a visit to the dealer for the bikes first service, it appears that KTM are looking into softer spring rates for lighter riders, they are aware of front forks being over hard and harsh. I must admit I thought the whole point of semi-active suspension is to find the best compro...
by OldGit60
Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: New Superduke GT owner experiences.
Replies: 263
Views: 45938

Re: New Superduke GT owner experiences.

Or a re-shaped head!