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by J biker
Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: KTM 1290 Super Duke GT 2018 ???
Replies: 25
Views: 2142

Re: KTM 1290 Super Duke GT 2018 ???

Dont buy bikes like these, (or Multistrada/GS/high end bikes) and expect to recover most of the money a year later. It aint going to happen. Just the same with cars. Your getting a new and shiney bike with full warranty and breakdown cover. Price includes 20% vat contribution for the Goverment to pi...
by J biker
Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Pictures & Video
Topic: Pannier design
Replies: 0
Views: 64

Pannier design

design looks just about right, beer leans against bike, doesnt spill :D :D
by J biker
Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Hard Suspension
Replies: 20
Views: 560

Re: Hard Suspension

Im running 3-4 psi below, 33f 38r. This is cold though and if you watch the tps display, the pressure increases 3-4 with some heat in the tyres. The GT doesnt seem to react well to dropping the pressures any further. This was on Angel GT and now M7rr for a bit fun. Back on with something harder wear...
by J biker
Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Puig windscreens for SuperDuke GT in US?
Replies: 13
Views: 1121

Re: Puig windscreens for SuperDuke GT in US?

Standard screen is good, with little turbulence. I just wanted something a bit taller to give a bit more high speed protection from the weather on Autobahn/Europe roads when I go away.
by J biker
Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Puig windscreens for SuperDuke GT in US?
Replies: 13
Views: 1121

Re: Puig windscreens for SuperDuke GT in US?

KTM seem to think we are only interested in styling in this department, they have another screen available; it is the same shape and size but tinted! Just silly.
by J biker
Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Hard Suspension
Replies: 20
Views: 560

Re: Hard Suspension

The roads where I live are really bumpy, convinced that 3k+ of thrashing the bike around them has helped. If running on mosty good(ish) roads my guess is more time/miles will be required to loosen up.
Comfort setting a waste of time from day one as the bike just seems to pitch and yaw. Feels weird.
by J biker
Sat Jun 10, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Hard Suspension
Replies: 20
Views: 560

Re: Hard Suspension

Should add that mine is now set to one person plus luggage, this seems to just lift or stiffen the back a tiny bit. Handles superb now.
by J biker
Sat Jun 10, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Hard Suspension
Replies: 20
Views: 560

Re: Hard Suspension

I had similar issues. As stated though, with miles it does soften off a lot.
Sport mode actually works well and allows more movement at the front with a little fork dive (helps turn in).

Its a great bike and now at 3500miles on mine it just gets better and better.
by J biker
Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Bar risers
Replies: 5
Views: 234

Re: Bar risers

Big improvement on comfort. Also reduced the feeling of front end suspension harshness by taking weight off hands. Great addition for touring!
by J biker
Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: KTM 1290 Super Duke GT 2018 ???
Replies: 25
Views: 2142

Re: KTM 1290 Super Duke GT 2018 ???

Gt will have full change on 2018 as i think they can sell the GT anymore, all the dealers i visit sit on a 3-4 Gt stock cant get rid of them. I think there are alot of them in Ktm head quarters and because they cant sell them i think they will have the update on them too. The GT is already euro 4 s...
by J biker
Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Any reliable SD-GT's out there?
Replies: 67
Views: 3070

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

Just hit 3000miles this weekend, problem free happy miles;)

Unlike my mates new Multistrada....had to cancel meeting up with us, big pool of oil next to his bike that should have been inside the fork leg!
by J biker
Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Bar risers
Replies: 5
Views: 234

Bar risers

Just fitted Touratech bars risers to the GT today.

They are not listed as for the 1290gt model if anyone wants to order them, this is the product description;

Handlebar riser 25 mm, for KTM 1050 Adventure/ 1190 Adventure/ 1290 Super Adventure


Part number 01-371-5255-0 1 £56.00
by J biker
Tue May 23, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Random chatter
Topic: Euro trip
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Euro trip

6 weeks to go and counting!
Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Germany route planned from Amsterdam ferry. Should be around 2800 miles. Cant wait. Hope to put a proper report up on how the 1290 performed and compared to the German competition (Audi owned Ducati!!).
Anyone over there 2nd week July?
by J biker
Mon May 08, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Mirror Shake and position
Replies: 9
Views: 398

Re: Mirror Shake and position

Yes, combination of poor mirror position and vibes results in poor rear vision. If I am concerned that a vehicle behind me 'warrants' a second look I press on the mirror with my finger to get a non blurry look. Not ideal but not a huge issue IMO.
S1r BMW was worse at certain revs!
by J biker
Thu May 04, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: MTC Failure What Do You Think?
Replies: 20
Views: 689

Re: MTC Failure What Do You Think?

^^ and you can probably give it a much better clean on the inside as well by removing the end can. Easy enough.
by J biker
Thu May 04, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: MTC Failure What Do You Think?
Replies: 20
Views: 689

Re: MTC Failure What Do You Think?

^^ Yes.

For what its worth I try to keep that area clean, also spray it with wd40 or similar frequently. Dont know if the lube does much but it might help wash out dirt before it gets cooked off!
by J biker
Wed May 03, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: MTC Failure What Do You Think?
Replies: 20
Views: 689

Re: MTC Failure What Do You Think?

Exhaust valve sticking. Causes problems for other manufacturers too.
by J biker
Mon May 01, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Introductions!
Topic: First time KTM owner
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: First time KTM owner

Welcome aboard
by J biker
Mon May 01, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Introductions!
Topic: Another new guy!
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Re: Another new guy!

Welcome to the forum..
by J biker
Mon May 01, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Suspension
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Suspension

Seem to have had an epiphany with 1290GT this weekend. Out on Saturday 2 up, set the suspension to 2 peeps and sport. Lovely. Suprised to find both me and the missus prefer the comfort, handling etc to the GS and Multistrada of previous. Wasnt expecting that. Set suspension back to 1 rider, luggage,...

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