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by AllanP
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Well That Was a Surprise...
Replies: 14
Views: 1033

Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

I was a bit late on seeing this but all the best with the treatment Dave, I've got my fingers crossed.
by AllanP
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Fork Chatter
Replies: 23
Views: 3288

Re: Fork Chatter

Great news. One thing that surprised me about the suspension fix was how it made "Comfort Mode" useful. When I first got my bike and tried out the suspension settings, comfort mode was was the worst of all of them for rattling and clunking and really unpleasant to use. Its actually pretty good now a...
by AllanP
Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Fork Chatter
Replies: 23
Views: 3288

Re: Fork Chatter

Congratulations Ravendark!

Its no good passively accepting these things and you did everyone a favor by getting KTM to fix this problem. I'd really be interested to hear your experiences with the new forks and hope you post an update for us
by AllanP
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Warranty Term
Replies: 0
Views: 272

Warranty Term

I own a 2016 model SD-GT purchased new in the USA in 2017. My dealer told me there is a two year warranty on the bike but I was never able to find this written for a 2016 bike on the KTM web site or in any of their literature. I've seen that warranty offered on 2017 bikes but not my 2016. After leav...
by AllanP
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Brembo recall
Replies: 47
Views: 3604

Re: Brembo recall

I've been out of the country for a couple of months, just got back and expected to find a the front master cylinder piston recall notice waiting for me but there was nothing. I called my KTM Dealer today to ask if they had heard of anything and he knew all about it and is ordering the parts to be fi...
by AllanP
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Do the vibrations get better?
Replies: 15
Views: 1011

Re: Do the vibrations get better?

Your experience with the 2017 is good benchmark Twisty. The only issue which I recall causing engine vibration that was curable on other bikes I've owned was the fueling/ignition timing. Air leaks into the inlet tracts downstream of the fuel injectors or even on the exhaust side can do it. Does the ...
by AllanP
Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Brembo recall
Replies: 47
Views: 3604

Re: Brembo recall

I've been overseas for weeks and was looking forward to riding my bike when I eventually get home again. I'm not sure how I feel about riding it with a question mark hanging over the front brake. I havn't had a recall notice yet, what do you guys feel about riding your bikes before this is resolved?
by AllanP
Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Do the vibrations get better?
Replies: 15
Views: 1011

Re: Do the vibrations get better?

Vibration is difficult to discuss without a benchmark. I'd say for instance that my 2016 vibrates a lot less than my 2008 990SD and about the same as an RC8R I rode for a weekend at Laguna Seca. Did you have anything in mind that you think it compares badly with?
by AllanP
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Brembo recall
Replies: 47
Views: 3604

Re: Brembo recall

crazyinp wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:55 am
Interesting 2015-2016 is not part of the recall...
This is text from the Canadian recall notice posted by RDKILL, "KTM Super Duke GT, 2015-2018" I think that means 2015 bikes through to 2018 bikes which would include 2016 as well.
by AllanP
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Fork Chatter
Replies: 23
Views: 3288

Re: Fork Chatter

Hi Ravendark, 250kms is not much but I knew I had a problem on my 2016 bike the first time I rode it. I really cannot see any problem that will produce the symptoms you describe which will simply go away with a few kms, but I really hope I'm wrong. If you have the same problem I did however, it is f...
by AllanP
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Pushing the GT in 1st gear
Replies: 11
Views: 872

Re: Pushing the GT in 1st gear

I've been riding since 1965 and have owned and ridden a lot of bikes. I've never seen one that was as easy to push in first gear with the clutch lever pulled back as it is in neutral including dry-clutch race bikes. In my experience they all exhibit clutch drag to one degree or another. My SD-GT is ...
by AllanP
Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Fork seal gone
Replies: 39
Views: 5718

Re: Fork seal gone

The forks are very different now. The most striking difference is in the Comfort mode which was unusable before. I never thought it would have a place in my riding but its actually quite cushy and I do use it if I'm feeling lazy. On the rides since the rebuild, I think I've only used Comfort and Spo...
by AllanP
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Introductions!
Topic: Hi from Canberra
Replies: 8
Views: 590

Re: Hi from Canberra

Welcome Thylacene1 I hope you enjoy the new bike. This is a small group but there is a lot of experience and knowledge here and I've learned a lot from the other members. I've never been Canberra and I'd be interested to know what kind of roads you will be riding your new bike on, city, country, fla...
by AllanP
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:00 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: GPS Bracket
Replies: 32
Views: 2306

Re: GPS Bracket

The top Torx screw in the first picture is used to adjust the angle of the GPS screen. This has internal rubber vibration damping bushes and is a bit of a fiddle to adjust, but no big deal. ] Confused ? You don't need to adjust any torx !! To adjust the angle just grab the sat nav and slide it slig...
by AllanP
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: Introductions!
Topic: Let's see the GT's
Replies: 66
Views: 12057

Re: Let's see the GT's

Wow, you certainly get around Dave, that's a long way from the Land Down Under :D
by AllanP
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: DYNO RUN and Good Results
Replies: 47
Views: 7242

Re: DYNO RUN and Good Results

Welcome Jay60 and thanks for sharing that data with us. That's a text book torque curve and you did a great job there.
by AllanP
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: GPS Bracket
Replies: 32
Views: 2306

Re: GPS Bracket

Its a Garmin Zumo 395LM.
by AllanP
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Burning smell?
Replies: 4
Views: 475

Re: Burning smell?

I like Aussie Dave's explanation better than mine :D
by AllanP
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: GPS Bracket
Replies: 32
Views: 2306

Re: GPS Bracket

These are pretty crappy pics, but perhaps they'll help. The mount is very tidy and well designed and it all fits together without modification. The whole job of mounting it however, will be made much easier if you remove your screen before you start. The top Torx screw in the first picture is used t...
by AllanP
Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Change of suspension
Replies: 15
Views: 1150

Re: Change of suspension

I wondered if it would be possible to add the the large tank and wind protection from a SD-GT to a SD-r. I'll bet that would be a can of worms :D