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by AllanP
Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Bar risers
Replies: 5
Views: 204

Re: Bar risers

steved57 wrote:Hi Alan
No did not have to re-route or change anything and all cables etc... are fine


Great. Its an easy and relatively inexpensive way to change the character of the bike.
by AllanP
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Bar risers
Replies: 5
Views: 204

Re: Bar risers

I won't be fitting risers to my bike but your post prompted me to look at the amount of "extra" cable available from control switches and the brake line on my SD-GT handle bars needed to accommodate risers and it looks pretty tight. Did you have to re-route anything in order to be able to ...
by AllanP
Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Removing and replacing the rear wheel spindle nut ?
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Removing and replacing the rear wheel spindle nut ?

I'm at the stage in ownership now when I need to change my first tires but have run into a problem. I'm too feeble to loosen the rear wheel nut by myself using a breaker bar and 60mm socket and there is no way I could tighten it to the colossal 184.4 lbft/250nm torque required using my 2ft long torq...
by AllanP
Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Rear Shock damage
Replies: 5
Views: 137

Re: Rear Shock damage

Welcome to the forum. I checked my spring (5300 dry miles) and there is no sign of this. Your pics were helpful and I'm inclined to agree with Tancakar that the paint looks like its flaking not being rubbed off by contact.
by AllanP
Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Gas tank pressurised
Replies: 17
Views: 882

Re: Gas tank pressurised

OldGit60 (I'm an even older Git!) The dealer replaced the starter torque limiter on my bike at 3444 miles. Its got 5300miles/ 8480kms on it now and the starter has never made any noises since the repair was done. Because the shrieking noise could be made to go away by changing a part, I'm calling th...
by AllanP
Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: MTC Failure What Do You Think?
Replies: 20
Views: 666

Re: MTC Failure What Do You Think?

Furndog: I think its potentially dangerous to ride the bike with persistent MTC failure warnings for the very reason that you just experienced. The bike can suddenly shut down all power and if that happens in an inopportune pace, it could land you in trouble. Mine did exactly the same as yours until...
by AllanP
Sun May 28, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Who's done front sprox mod !
Replies: 65
Views: 2646

Re: Who's done front sprox mod !

I have to go away for a couple of weeks starting next week but will try to get a 40T ordered before I leave and fit it when I get back. Got 8000km/5000miles on the bike now and its been running well.
by AllanP
Sat May 27, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Ergo seats
Replies: 21
Views: 975

Re: Ergo seats

I just got my SD GT seat back from Sargent. It is the same height as stock, maybe a little bit lower since is has a slight "dish". They use a proprietary Atomic Foam that is a little softer and conforms slightly after 30 min. of riding. I thought the stock seat would break in after 4000 m...
by AllanP
Sat May 27, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Who's done front sprox mod !
Replies: 65
Views: 2646

Re: Who's done front sprox mod !

Some great info in this thread. I went 2 teeth larger on my 990SD and appreciated the difference and I think I'll be going for a 39 or 40 on the SD-GT. I'd be interested to know much do the different sprockets change the length of the wheel base?
by AllanP
Wed May 17, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Any reliable SD-GT's out there?
Replies: 67
Views: 3033

Re: Any reliable SD-GT's out there?

Thanks, Dave. I'll take it in this afternoon or tomorrow and see what they can do. I've copied the relevant parts of these posts on my phone, maybe they'll provide the service guys with some guidance. I hope they get it sorted out for you. Be careful riding the bike until you get the MTC problem fi...
by AllanP
Wed May 17, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Fork Seals - a thought
Replies: 24
Views: 922

Re: Fork Seals - a thought

My bike has 4124miles/6598kms on it now. These are a couple of pics taken yesterday 680miles/1088km since the dealer cleaned the fork seals. I haven't washed the bike since then or ridden in the rain and there is definitely a lot less oil than before. Don't know if this is the fork cleaning or the s...
by AllanP
Wed May 17, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 1290 SD GT recall
Replies: 4
Views: 288

Re: 1290 SD GT recall

Yep, old news yet I just got my letter on 5/10/17. And this is after asking my dealer to check on it a couple of months earlier and he said it did not apply...then when I was wrecked and the bike was taken to the repairing dealer, he was checking numbers and found it was under a recall... I got my ...
by AllanP
Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Track Days on a SD-GT
Replies: 27
Views: 1036

Re: Track Days on a SD-GT

You can apply your own settings tbh. Problem is that its within the parameters of load, and comfort/street/sport damping. It doesnt have the fine tuning possibilities that would be ideal and some other systems have. So far my best setting is Sport, 1 rider plus luggage. The bike seems to sit right ...
by AllanP
Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Track Days on a SD-GT
Replies: 27
Views: 1036

Re: Track Days on a SD-GT

Cheers Allan.......that's a photo of you in a few weeks eh? (ref Aeor post above) I'm thinking the dynamic damping isn't necessarily a track star making suspension, more for real roads comfort, but you might find otherwise - usually racers want predictable/consistent settings they can rely on and r...
by AllanP
Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Track Days on a SD-GT
Replies: 27
Views: 1036

Re: Track Days on a SD-GT

It goes hard. Knee Down.jpg Any observations about bike set up, tires and tire pressures? I'm likely to go full-on trackday rubber but not slicks and have a while to think about exactly which. Its going to be pretty hot at COTA in July and in the middle of the afternoon its likely to be 90-100F, 34...
by AllanP
Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Track Days on a SD-GT
Replies: 27
Views: 1036

Re: Track Days on a SD-GT

Unlucky about the speeding tickets, they're pretty unforgiving in NZ. I got one in a rental car for 5km over!! That 3 fecking miles per hour, I can walk faster than that! When you say 5mm more pre-load what exactly are you measuring ? I think the base measure from where your preload starts in each ...
by AllanP
Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Crash Protection
Replies: 16
Views: 605

Re: Crash Protection

Troy Bayliss!

What a great WSBK champion and his 2006 MotoGP win was epic!

I did get the "tough" bit right though :D
by AllanP
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Track Days on a SD-GT
Replies: 27
Views: 1036

Re: Track Days on a SD-GT

Unlucky about the speeding tickets, they're pretty unforgiving in NZ. I got one in a rental car for 5km over!! That 3 fecking miles per hour, I can walk faster than that!

When you say 5mm more pre-load what exactly are you measuring ?
by AllanP
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Any reliable SD-GT's out there?
Replies: 67
Views: 3033

Re: Any reliable SD-GT's out there?

A couple of updates. 3500 miles/5,600kms on the bike now and I just picked it up from the dealers where they replaced the torque limiter on the starter because of the loud noises we heard sometimes when it was started. They also cleaned the fork tube oil seals to in an attempt to eliminate the sligh...
by AllanP
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Fork Seals - a thought
Replies: 24
Views: 922

Re: Fork Seals - a thought

I picked up my bike from the dealers after some warranty work on different issues. While it was in the shop, they also moved the dust boots and cleaned the fork seals using a fork seal cleaning tool like Charliektm400exc suggested. I'll keep you informed if it makes a difference.

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