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by JAMSXR
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: 2018 TFT Display Odometers/Fuel Consumption/Range
Replies: 7
Views: 1614

Re: 2018 TFT Display Odometers/Fuel Consumption/Range

I sure don't want it showing 20% more miles than actual for resale purposes. Did you get anywhere with this? I thought my bike was gaining miles very quickly. Going to check it out today by mesuring against my phone... Update. Check my miles against an odometer app and the bike is bang on. The shee...
by JAMSXR
Sun May 13, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: 17' 1290 Superduke quick questions
Replies: 3
Views: 935

Re: 17' 1290 Superduke quick questions

You can just go slip on and not have to do anything to the bike. If you want to remove all the Euro gubbins and open her up, full Akra system is the way to go in my opinion - anything else will void your warranty.
by JAMSXR
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Puig windscreen
Replies: 12
Views: 1959

Re: Puig windscreen

Wow, not sure how the older one looks better on your 2017 :shock: it covers the headlight and loots totally out of place?

I thought this looked good but no pictures of the whole bike unfortunately..

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3095981287
by JAMSXR
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Loss of low end torque AR exhaust and removing exhaust valve.
Replies: 22
Views: 4073

Re: Loss of low end torque AR exhaust and removing exhaust valve.

Personally I would go either slip-on or Akra full system as I wouldn’t want to invalidate the warranty.

I had the Akra slip-on, it sounded and looked great. Just pulled the trigger on a secondhand full system, now just waiting for the weather to improve.
by JAMSXR
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Loss of low end torque AR exhaust and removing exhaust valve.
Replies: 22
Views: 4073

Re: Loss of low end torque AR exhaust and removing exhaust valve.

I’ve got a 17 with an Akra slip-on with the baffle removed. Main reason for not going full system was inital cost and getting on track. Currently the slip on is pumping out 97DB static and my local track has a 102DB limit. As with most people, since buying the bike I’ve been toying with modification...
by JAMSXR
Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: Invalid KTM warranty
Replies: 2
Views: 867

Re: Invalid KTM warranty

Clearly KTM have been out to the dealers to enforce this. My local KTM dealer (one of the biggest in the UK) will not carry out any non-PowerPart modifications, I then spoke to another dealer who would do the work, but if I had engine running issues (which they believe to be unlikely) I would get in...
by JAMSXR
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: Invalid KTM warranty
Replies: 2
Views: 867

Invalid KTM warranty

Hi All, I'm looking to add the Arrow link pipe (with all the appropriate upgrades/changes), and out of curiosity I emailed KTM to check the warranty situation. I was really disappointed to get the following response. Essentially any non KTM PowerParts will invalidate the warranty. Whilst I appreciat...
by JAMSXR
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: 2015 Still In Crate - Should I Buy?
Replies: 32
Views: 4763

Re: 2015 Still In Crate - Should I Buy?

It's crazy how much these bikes are discounted as leftovers, makes it impossible for me to pony up for the 2017 no matter how improved it is! They can't exactly sell the old bike close to what the new 2017 is going for, it would be sitting around for ages. Does seem like the OP got a great deal tho...
by JAMSXR
Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: KTM 1290 Super Duke GT 2018 ???
Replies: 47
Views: 15945

Re: KTM 1290 Super Duke GT 2018 ???

I can imagine KTM will phase it out. It's an amazing bike but I think it's too niche to be successfull, it's inbetween the interbetween bikes, if that makes any sense. The biggest hit of bike ownwership is the initial moment you take the keys from the dealer, so the shorter time you own your bike, t...
by JAMSXR
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: build quality/fit & finish
Replies: 29
Views: 6838

Re: build quality/fit & finish

It's not put me off much as I've just ordered one in white/orange/gray. Black always shows up the slightest of marks, but the bike I saw was beyond acceptable.
by JAMSXR
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: build quality/fit & finish
Replies: 29
Views: 6838

Re: build quality/fit & finish

I viewed a 2017 2.0 in black today. It had under 300 miles but the quality of the paintwork was awful, it had lots of minor marks and the finish of the paint itself almost looked like it had been washed with a scouring pad. Unfortunately it's typical for most bikes to have soft paint these days but ...
by JAMSXR
Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: 2017 slip on options
Replies: 0
Views: 491

2017 slip on options

Hi All, About to get a new 1290R. Can't justify a complete system so I'm going for a slip on - can you still remove the flapper valve and CAT by using a link pipe or do you need a full system? Guy in my local KTM dealer suggested I needed the full system if I want to remove all the emissions compone...
by JAMSXR
Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Bike shuts off at low speed when cold and downshift to 1st
Replies: 35
Views: 5974

Re: Bike shuts off at low speed when cold and downshift to 1st

The funny/not so funny thing with this is that the guys on the Tuono forum are experiencing the exact same problem. I had a Tuono 1100 which would cut out on occasion when changing down from first to second. I sold the bike last year but I see on the forums that's it's still an issue with the 2017 b...
by JAMSXR
Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:24 am
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: build quality/fit & finish
Replies: 29
Views: 6838

Re: build quality/fit & finish

Thanks for the info and sharing your experiences. I really don't like the idea of spending £15K on a bike with poor build quality, but to be fair, all manufacturers experience quality issues, and it's how the dealer network supports you that can make or break the experience. I am hoping the 2017 mod...
by JAMSXR
Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:10 am
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: build quality/fit & finish
Replies: 29
Views: 6838

Re: build quality/fit & finish

Thanks for the feedback guys, much appreciated. I don't nessisarly think it's going to be a better bike than the Tuono, but I do think it's more suited to road riding due to the better ergonomics and longer travel. Hopefully I'll get to ride the 2017 bike early next year so I will report back after ...
by JAMSXR
Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:20 pm
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: build quality/fit & finish
Replies: 29
Views: 6838

build quality/fit & finish

Hi Chaps Thinking of selling my Tuono 1100 for the 2017 1290 when it's available. I love my Aprilia but the idea of all that grunt, and more, in a more comfortable and street-worthy package seems great. Especially if the 2017 bike has sorted electronics and a decent quickshifter. I appreciate that a...