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by Aussie Dave
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: Introductions!
Topic: 2020 1290R.
Replies: 12
Views: 489

Re: 2020 1290R.

Cheers TCC, It sure looks like an RC8 style of frame to me (just with a higher steering stem for an upright riding stance)...... and bike mags have used similar terminology to highlight the changes over the old spaghetti style R/GT frame. I think everybody here knows the frames are not taken directl...
by Aussie Dave
Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Introductions!
Topic: 2020 1290R.
Replies: 12
Views: 489

Re: 2020 1290R.

G'day vet57air, Yes, 2021 will see a GT based on the 90% brand new 20SDR....... it's been published in many magazines and spy shots have been analyzed - it's coming - just when is not known...... maybe it will be released to the press in October 21, which will be 3yrs from the 19 models release back...
by Aussie Dave
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Introductions!
Topic: 2020 1290R.
Replies: 12
Views: 489

Re: 2020 1290R.

:lol: ...... the 20SDR is 90% totally new compared to the old gen2 2018......... that RC8 frame and link type rear shock suspension and new motor and zorst is worth the extra cost........ all the guys on the KTM forum that have bought one, or test ridden one, rave about them....... they are not just...
by Aussie Dave
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: '17 Bag Won't Come Off
Replies: 5
Views: 909

Re: '17 Bag Won't Come Off

Hi mcracr, My case lids close well, though I had considered adding extra latches like my Ducati MS1200S touring mates factory cases. But that's as far as I got....... thought about it but didn't go out and look for a decent latch that might look nice..... I just make sure the lid holds only 1 sneake...
by Aussie Dave
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Introductions!
Topic: 2020 1290R.
Replies: 12
Views: 489

Re: 2020 1290R.

Good choice Dave, I'm waiting for the 2021 SDGT which will be the 20SDR with the big tank and cases all over again...... I've just been reading about the Ducati V4S Streetfighter in AMCN........ Hmmmmm, 205Hp and 200Kg kerb........ Hmmmmmm, but only a pissy little 16Ltr tank means it won't go past a...
by Aussie Dave
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Mirrors
Replies: 2
Views: 468

Re: Mirrors

Clever idea....... how bout a pic?

The KTM mirrors are ordinary and a bit blurry and not the greatest for keeping an eye out for stealthy highway patrol cars....... :lol:
by Aussie Dave
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Pictures & Video
Topic: Ever Seen Two 17SDGT's Out In The Wild ?
Replies: 5
Views: 5680

Re: Ever Seen Two 17SDGT's Out In The Wild ?

Yeah, like big orange Bengali tigers...... they are not seen, but they are out there....... all dealer stock gets sold quickly here in Aus, so I know they are out there....... 8-) I get to see more 1290Kat's if I stop at a well known coffee shop and wait a while...... they eventually come in for a f...
by Aussie Dave
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Introductions!
Topic: No more SD GT, traded for 2020 Ninja 1000SX May 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 1064

Re: No more SD GT, traded for 2020 Ninja 1000SX May 2020

:lol: ...... That dose of radiation has given me super powers...... I can climb tall buildings and see in the dark, well, once the swelling goes away :lol: :lol: The big thing with these hip replacements is the new procedure - anterior vs posterior, in from the front means you only have a 3" scar an...
by Aussie Dave
Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: '17 Bag Won't Come Off
Replies: 5
Views: 909

Re: '17 Bag Won't Come Off

G'day mcracr. I also have a 17SDGT, but have never had any issue with my side cases...... BTW, they are made by 'SHAD' for KTM. That's why they are very light weight compared to say the cases made for Ducati MS1260 by Givi. Can your dealership guys sort the issue out (is the bike still new/within wa...
by Aussie Dave
Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Lowering Kit 25mm for SDGT
Replies: 25
Views: 6012

Re: Lowering Kit 25mm for SDGT

R Williams wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:29 pm
Hello Aussie Dave, my mate reckons that when you reach 97, you stop looking at women !. :)

Good..... then I've got 35 years to get through before I lose it :lol:

Ahemmmm, just googled Metart as the other Dave said...... whoooeeeeeee :lol:
by Aussie Dave
Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Introductions!
Topic: No more SD GT, traded for 2020 Ninja 1000SX May 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 1064

Re: No more SD GT, traded for 2020 Ninja 1000SX May 2020

:D Cheers jjscsix I'm back home (since tuesday..... it's now 9am Thursday on this side of the rock). 5.5 days in hospital. Bloody amazing..... there is only one small scar (app 3" long) as they do the entire operation in from the front, instead of the old way via the rear with your ankle up near an ...
by Aussie Dave
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Introductions!
Topic: No more SD GT, traded for 2020 Ninja 1000SX May 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 1064

Re: No more SD GT, traded for 2020 Ninja 1000SX May 2020

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: ........ but still no center stand.... :lol: ;) . Glad to hear others are still riding even with metal CV joints in their hips! I was a bit worried when the radiation oncology doctors advise that the blast of radiation they will give me (to control calcification post surgery), ma...
by Aussie Dave
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Introductions!
Topic: No more SD GT, traded for 2020 Ninja 1000SX May 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 1064

Re: No more SD GT, traded for 2020 Ninja 1000SX May 2020

G'day jjscsix, or should that be "jjscSX"..... ;) I was just reading a review about the 2020 1000SX in my current AMCN bike magazine..... :lol: Kawasaki has done a bit of work on them and they are now the same wet weight as the SDGT. A very nice bike! I'm not likely to put many kms/miles on my GT in...
by Aussie Dave
Sat May 30, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Rear shock spring
Replies: 1
Views: 247

Re: Rear shock spring

G'day Sprint1952, I'm assuming you have a gen 1 SDGT. The spring on mine felt way too soft until I had the 2019GT's suspension software installed - could that be your issue (?). If you haven't had the new software installed, do it, it makes a huge difference! The stock spring copes with a 70-90kg ri...
by Aussie Dave
Sat May 30, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Preload Adjuster Error / Problems with Mizu lowering kit 1290SDGT
Replies: 5
Views: 1367

Re: Preload Adjuster Error / Problems with Mizu lowering kit 1290SDGT

Cheers all...... And yet it has been done successfully ....... lowering a 19SDGT that is ........ see copy of post from 'accessories' thread last year (below).... The wording is important, suggesting it is not a straightforward operation to do it properly. Loski and Steve Gnome are the only two I've...
by Aussie Dave
Fri May 29, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Lowering Kit 25mm for SDGT
Replies: 25
Views: 6012

Re: Lowering Kit 25mm for SDGT

....... Good luck mate, Funny enough, I was reading an article in my current Aus M/C News magazine regarding lowering suspension. Today is Friday down under, and I wasted 2hrs this morning waiting in a hospital specialist clinic for a 10minute medications review consult...... yawn,...$24 parking fee...
by Aussie Dave
Wed May 27, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Lowering Kit 25mm for SDGT
Replies: 25
Views: 6012

Re: Lowering Kit 25mm for SDGT

Hmmmm, I was expecting to read that it was all good..... :( ....... but something isn't right somewhere. Sorry, I haven't read of anybody else that has fitted a lowering kit (other than you & Steve Gnome). There may be some vertically challenged owners lurking on the 'KTM Forum' or 'Adventure Rider'...
by Aussie Dave
Mon May 25, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Lowering Kit 25mm for SDGT
Replies: 25
Views: 6012

Re: Lowering Kit 25mm for SDGT

That sounds promising...... I've not read of anybody doing much +/- fiddling..... SDGT's must be confined to the dealers by the "system" so it's taking a while for aftermarket guys to get a leg in.

Sounds like you're onto it, let us know how you go :)
by Aussie Dave
Sat May 23, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Lowering Kit 25mm for SDGT
Replies: 25
Views: 6012

Re: Lowering Kit 25mm for SDGT

G'day Loski, I think what's going on with the service manager is that he has to charge something as the computerized staff management accounting system cannot allow for any 'good faith' freebie's (or he doesn't know how to manipulate the system, or he is bonus driven and greedy)..... I know of this ...
by Aussie Dave
Wed May 20, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Super duke high idle
Replies: 2
Views: 6939

Re: Super duke high idle

Cheers Roy, Well spotted! Had a similar issue on my 14 caponord 1200...... and learned to be very careful when cleaning/working on these fancy electro-technical wizbang bikes, keeping cloths/hands away from under the levers so as not to accidentally dislodge any micro switches .... the KTM ones are ...