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by Aussie Dave
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: KTM Meetups
Topic: Open Day for Canberra War Memorial Annex - Aussie KTM riders
Replies: 0
Views: 101

Open Day for Canberra War Memorial Annex - Aussie KTM riders

G'day Aussie KTM riders, The once a year open day for the off site storage Annex is on again - 5th October 2019. That's when the Aust War Memorial throws open the doors to the Annex full of stuff that is not on display at the main site....... Good excuse to visit the Capital eh? I'm going, so there'...
by Aussie Dave
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Well That Was a Surprise...
Replies: 267
Views: 36845

Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

Thanks heaps guys...... :D , I've known this was coming since that negligent car driver pulled out in from of me way way back in 1986. So now I'm in the era of high reliability and good quality outcomes, it's time to act - lucky me :lol: . I'm on the Cat 3 list for our Nat Health type scheme....... ...
by Aussie Dave
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Well That Was a Surprise...
Replies: 267
Views: 36845

No surprise this time.......

:lol: ...... had my anticipated review for left hip damage/wear..... and I'm now pre-admitted for total hip replacement surgery....... I must be hooked on hospitals eh? Not a surprise this time as I have been struggling to mount the GT (especially with side cases on) and have been cutting down the d...
by Aussie Dave
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Fork Chatter
Replies: 29
Views: 6789

Re: Fork Chatter

Cheers mate, the suspension has been a mystery - mine seemed ok, but now the front uses more of it's travel than before the upgrade, so I am assuming the new software allows better fork action..... the rear has proper rebound damping and the mid corner jitters I had with the oem software (on bumpy s...
by Aussie Dave
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Clutch lever issue
Replies: 5
Views: 329

Re: Clutch lever issue

G'day Anton...... from the other Dave in Australia :lol: . Pic from Dave in New Zealand is correct..... I'm pretty sure it is the cruise control 'off' sensor - so had you ridden with it contacting the lever pin, the cruise control would not engage...... I use my clutch lever to disengage CC - so now...
by Aussie Dave
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Rottweiler Conversion Leaking Oil?? Oil Catch Solution
Replies: 2
Views: 436

Re: Rottweiler Conversion Leaking Oil?? Oil Catch Solution

Cheers GC..... ;) ...... I know what you're referring to - he has been chastened by moderators and a number of his posts have been deleted. I'm glad I was out riding and hadn't had a chance to read those posts..... it's very disturbing to be the focus of a cyber bully ;) .

Much calmer here.
by Aussie Dave
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: MTC failure
Replies: 22
Views: 4311

Re: MTC failure

G'day InkedZink, the Exup cables are easy to see, but you may still need to see the man if they require adjustment. Maybe just look to see if a lock nut has come loose. Follow the cables down from the servo motor to the exhaust for any obvious loose nuts. If the warning has gone away (usually they s...
by Aussie Dave
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Gearing Ratio's for SDGT's
Replies: 6
Views: 343

Gearing Ratio's for SDGT's

G'day all, I have been experimenting with my 17SDGT final gearing ratio's and here is some info if anyone has been thinking of making some changes. 17/38 = OEM sprockets = awful - too tall geared for Aussie roads and speed limits.... struggles in 5th at 100kph and 6th cannot be used without being ca...
by Aussie Dave
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: KTM Meetups
Topic: 2016 gt quickshifter
Replies: 2
Views: 353

Re: 2016 gt quickshifter

G'day PeterH, Sometimes the quickshifter is disabled when KTM tech's load new updates. It may be worth asking if the system has been knocked out at a previous service. If your 16GT is new..... the dealer is probably waiting for the first service to activate the QS..... though my dealer told me mine ...
by Aussie Dave
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: gearbox failure, 1290R SUPERDUKE.
Replies: 7
Views: 499

Re: gearbox failure, 1290R SUPERDUKE.

Yep, broken tooth, that figures ;) .

Probably sheer bad luck (sorry for the pun :roll: )...... I guess all the manufacturers are in the same boat as they all use 3rd party suppliers for components ....... long gone are the in-house parts manufacturing days, only assembly lines remain.
by Aussie Dave
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Cam issue...2017 GT
Replies: 3
Views: 236

Re: Cam issue...2017 GT

G'day WERAracer (& Dave Unzd ;) ). Book service for valves is scheduled at 30k kms (err wassat in milo-meters?..... arrr 19,000smiles I think..... hip sore no calculator nearby :roll: ). One point to mention - you must ask for the 2019 ECU upgrade - if you want it (and you do.... trust me, I have it...
by Aussie Dave
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Random chatter
Topic: Oh Dear, I Shouldn't Have Done That.......
Replies: 0
Views: 142

Oh Dear, I Shouldn't Have Done That.......

Bugger....... I was kicking tyres with a mate down at my local KTM-Ducati-Suzuki-BRP dealership yesterday and threw my leg over a MS1260S touring demo. I can put both feet flat on the ground, and it has a centre stand. There's a lot different to the previous model (longer swing arm, different ergo's...
by Aussie Dave
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: gearbox failure, 1290R SUPERDUKE.
Replies: 7
Views: 499

Re: gearbox failure, 1290R SUPERDUKE.

Cheers mate, just back from giving my GT a bit of a workout and I'm still smiling...... although it started to rain here in Brissy after i washed the bike last Sunday....... :roll: ..... must have been my fault for cleaning the bugs off too soon :lol: . Let us know what the cause of the failure was ...
by Aussie Dave
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Anyone else ever forget they had panniers on and go 150mph +?
Replies: 12
Views: 2715

Re: Anyone else ever forget they had panniers on and go 150mph +?

My 2019 SDGT bags lost that piece after only a week of ownership. Maybe 300 miles on it. I was only going about 80 mph or so when i think it happened. I took it back to the dealership and I am also waiting on KTM to find out what they are going to do. The service manager said he thought they would ...
by Aussie Dave
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Fork Chatter
Replies: 29
Views: 6789

Re: Fork Chatter

G'day Ravendark & ColoSDGT. If you are still having issues, try asking for the 2019 ECU 'Upgrade' - it not only addresses the rebound damping rates on 16-18 SDGT's, but has several other software upgrades - might be a cure for the forks in there too. Everything is software linked these days........ ...
by Aussie Dave
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Pictures & Video
Topic: First Big Trip since surgery in 2018..... we call it the Zig Zag run
Replies: 1
Views: 132

Re: First Big Trip since surgery in 2018..... we call it the Zig Zag run

Ice warnings means get them under cover..... Bushranger motel at Uralla 19 June 2019.jpg Ice on cars at Uralla's Bushranger Motel.... 0degC at 7am.jpg Greg and Helen's immaculate little 750ss and 659 .jpg Historic Uralla main street.jpg Gloscester Tops from in town.jpg He and she rode the 114cu inc...
by Aussie Dave
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Pictures & Video
Topic: First Big Trip since surgery in 2018..... we call it the Zig Zag run
Replies: 1
Views: 132

First Big Trip since surgery in 2018..... we call it the Zig Zag run

Cheers all still onboard here, Got back from 2700kms of bliss and 7 days of great food/coffee/beer and fun last Friday. My 17 SDGT has the 2019 ECU upgrade and new PR5 tyres and I am very happy to report that the software upgrade is fantastic (unless for some weird reason you really love the old stu...
by Aussie Dave
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: New bike damaged cam lobe!
Replies: 15
Views: 902

Re: New bike damaged cam lobe!

Great news.

Now you can concentrate on putting some miles on the clock ;) .

Enjoy.

PS My BMW friends have had ECU's replaced on their latest model R1200RT's...... so all manufacturer's can have their bad days....... just so long as they sort the issue out asap :lol: .
by Aussie Dave
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: 2019 SD-GT Overheating Discrepancy
Replies: 6
Views: 846

Re: 2019 SD-GT Overheating Discrepancy

Thanks Dave for your follow up. I’m getting warnings coming up when I try to go to the other KTM forum. Anyone else getting this? Is says it could be a site impersonating the other site in order to steal information. Cheers JJ, Sorry i've been away all week (on the SDGT)..... I'm on the KTM forum m...
by Aussie Dave
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: KTM provide free suspension upgrade
Replies: 19
Views: 1199

Re: KTM provide free suspension upgrade

G'day all, Got back from my 2,700km week long fine food, fine coffee, fun roads tour on friday :D . Absolutely love the 2019 ECU flash...... it not only fixes the suspension rebound damping so that any or all of the settings can be used whenever I want ..... but the other forum guys (on KTM forum) a...