Search found 110 matches

by AllanP
Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Fork seal gone
Replies: 36
Views: 2624

Re: Fork seal gone

I knew I was taking a risk with this but perhaps I'll get a nice surprise with the update. I've got my fingers crossed. What update is this Allan? My suspension is harsh too can't relax your hands on the bars afraid the next manhole cover you hit will knock the bars out of your hands. No update yet...
by AllanP
Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Fork seal gone
Replies: 36
Views: 2624

Re: Fork seal gone

Hi Dave,I agree that a little oil makes a big mess and can look worse than it is. I have checked the fork tubes for dings and scratches very carefully but they're unmarked, I've also had the seals cleaned, but the fork has leaked oil from the first day I rode it. I never pressed KTM hard to do somet...
by AllanP
Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Fork seal gone
Replies: 36
Views: 2624

Re: Fork seal gone

My 2016 model bike now has 12981km/8113 miles on it since I bought it at the end of February 2017, and the left fork leg has wept oil since day one. This is a picture after my recent 4160km/2600 mile road trip. The bike was very clean before I started but by the time I finished, oil from the fork ha...
by AllanP
Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Getting a Grip on Fuel Range.....3.5Ltrs reserve or not?
Replies: 13
Views: 537

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

I've never been comfortable with range-to-empty gauges either. What sort of distances do you have between fuel stations in your part of OZ? They can average 50miles/80kms even on relatively main roads in the more rural parts of West Texas. If you like to explore the back roads, they can be far less ...
by AllanP
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: New Disc Rotors from KTM Aus.....Quick Warranty Service!
Replies: 12
Views: 400

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 easily...
by AllanP
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Fork Chatter
Replies: 14
Views: 1001

Re: Fork Chatter

That's a great outcome Dave.

These are my third Brembo brakes. 990SD, Triumph Street Triple-R and now the SD-GT and so far no issues with them but any kind of brake issue would bug the hell out of me and I'd have to get it fixed.
by AllanP
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:00 am
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Getting a Grip on Fuel Range.....3.5Ltrs reserve or not?
Replies: 13
Views: 537

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

Interesting thread. I haven't been able to make any sense out of my fuel gauge yet but I haven't really applied myself to it either. I guess filling it up ten bleeding fuel out of the tank and seeing how what amount of fuel corresponded to what bars would do it but that's a hell of a PIA :D
by AllanP
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Fork Chatter
Replies: 14
Views: 1001

Re: Fork Chatter

An interesting development here. I've got 5500miles/8800kms on my 2016 and what I described as fork chatter/clonking still persists. Two weeks ago I got a call from KTM USA Customer Service asking me what I thought of the local dealer service I'd received and if there were any problems with the bike...
by AllanP
Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Introductions!
Topic: Collected my bike today
Replies: 9
Views: 374

Re: Collected my bike today

I've been impressed by how stable the bike is in strong cross winds too and also when passing big trucks in the same conditions.
by AllanP
Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Introductions!
Topic: Bought my 1st KTM,
Replies: 9
Views: 546

Re: Bought my 1st KTM,

Aussie Dave and Bruce Wayne thanks for the replies. Just took her in for 1st services and told tech about a noise I was hearing when starting a few times not every time. When tech went to start it made the noise (thank god) and he stated that a gear in starter was prob bad and had same problem on a...
by AllanP
Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Introductions!
Topic: Almost but not quite there yet
Replies: 21
Views: 947

Re: Almost but not quite there yet

Post a couple of pics :D
by AllanP
Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Introductions!
Topic: Just back from South of France.
Replies: 9
Views: 378

Re: Just back from South of France.

Great ride! Did you hit any rain on the trip and I'd be interested in any observations you have about that.
by AllanP
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Rear Shock damage
Replies: 8
Views: 555

Re: Rear Shock damage

Its not a really functional failure and easily fixed. I was interested in your bike stable, you have a lot of bikes with "character" there, a real glutton for punishment :D I'm pretty ancient and bought a new Moto Morini 3 1/2 Sport back in the 70s. I cant remember exactly which year it was but I th...
by AllanP
Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: KTM 1290 Super Duke GT 2018 ???
Replies: 44
Views: 6724

Re: KTM 1290 Super Duke GT 2018 ???

A Multistrada AND an SD-GT! your wife sounds like a sweetheart and deserves a bit of TLC :D
by AllanP
Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Picked up bike after nearly 3 months in the shop
Replies: 6
Views: 400

Re: Picked up bike after nearly 3 months in the shop

Great news. That was quite a saga but I'm glad they've done a good job on your bike and you still have plenty of "warm weather" riding time left :D
by AllanP
Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: KTM 1290 Super Duke GT 2018 ???
Replies: 44
Views: 6724

Re: KTM 1290 Super Duke GT 2018 ???

That's an interesting idea Dave and I'd like to hear how it works out.
by AllanP
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Burned Valve servo motor
Replies: 2
Views: 278

Re: Burned Valve servo motor

Annoying but nothing was damaged when the one on my 2016 failed too but be careful if the Failure Warning cancels itself. I rode my bike for a week on a road trip with the failure warning on most of the time, but every now and again I would restart the engine after stopping for some reason (food, fu...
by AllanP
Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: KTM 1290 Super Duke GT 2018 ???
Replies: 44
Views: 6724

Re: KTM 1290 Super Duke GT 2018 ???

Even with the problems I've had with my 2016 I'd buy another new SD-GT in a heart-beat but only if it had conventional suspension. I can't remember exactly what he said but Aussie Dave made the best summary of the bike for me when he said something like "its a sport bike with touring suspension". Ch...
by AllanP
Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Who's done front sprox mod !
Replies: 71
Views: 4128

Re: Who's done front sprox mod !

Even with the 38T the bike acceleration is limited in the first 3 gears by wheelies not thrust and I don't think lowering the gearing buys you anything. With my skinny ass on the bike 4th is not too stable either and hitting a big bump causes the front to go light the practical difference for me is ...
by AllanP
Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Who's done front sprox mod !
Replies: 71
Views: 4128

Re: Who's done front sprox mod !

Half of the problem with the SD-GT is that its so easy to change the rear sprocket, and its interesting to experiment so I couldn't wait :D DaveNZ: The magic 40T will go on in September when I get back from my road trip although by that time I might have 12k-15k kilometers on the bike and will chang...