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by Aussie Dave
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Well That Was a Surprise...
Replies: 83
Views: 8042

Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

:lol: ...... what happens when the fish aren't biting....... go home via the local fish shop......... so the boss keeps thinking you are working hard to provide for the family when you go out boating..... :lol:

Mate, you live in paradise...... :mrgreen:
by Aussie Dave
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Well That Was a Surprise...
Replies: 83
Views: 8042

Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

Must be all those cold front weather systems blowing across the ditch........ ;) . We just had some long overdue steady rain showers - breaking the winter drought - so we might green up a bit. I'm due to see my Cardio Doc on 18 Sept......... sooooo, I'll be asking for my freedom - hopefully he will ...
by Aussie Dave
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Your adventures..
Topic: Lookin For Adventure...... Head Out On The Highway.......
Replies: 0
Views: 311

Lookin For Adventure...... Head Out On The Highway.......

Oooooh yeah....... 2018, a year I'll never forget :( However, I've been busy preparing my 1290GT for some adventures in 2019 (or sooner, if I can ;) ). Decided to graft my old style 40Ltr cases on and create a Heavy Duty Hauler........ well, I was getting itchy feet (or cabin fever :lol: ) lounging ...
by Aussie Dave
Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: SW Motech EVO Side Rack & Rear Seat Rack-plate
Replies: 2
Views: 521

Re: SW Motech EVO Side Rack & Rear Seat Rack-plate

Right-EO....... or should I say..... Right-EVO....... :roll: Fitted the seat rack last wednesday........ probably not worth the cost unless you have access to reduced registration fees for rider only m/cycle....... and it isn't weather tight either...... but it looks tuff :lol: Motech Rear End 1Sep0...
by Aussie Dave
Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Well That Was a Surprise...
Replies: 83
Views: 8042

Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

Hah..... no surprise here :lol: ..... back in hospital for a test fire of the implanted device and to remove the redundant loop recorder....... more anesthetic :roll: ....... but it was only day surgery this time 8-) . Anyhooo, feelin ok, so off to the garage to play with my new 'EVO' rack from the ...
by Aussie Dave
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Well That Was a Surprise...
Replies: 83
Views: 8042

Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

Congrats on 'pulling the pin' :mrgreen: I'm basically 'retired'....again....... my career ended with involuntary redundancy some years back and after a while I fell into a casual driving job to keep occupied and earn some petrol money....... that has slipped away with my stubbornly slow recovery fro...
by Aussie Dave
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Pit Bull headlift stand
Replies: 1
Views: 423

Re: Pit Bull headlift stand

G'day Afrankart, I use a headlift stand........ mine is the La Corser (KTM Copy) universal headlift stand and it is really easy to use....... but the steering will only swing part of the way L & R which will be common to all headstock lifts on the GT. I saw the Pitbull video months after I bought th...
by Aussie Dave
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Introductions!
Topic: My first KTM
Replies: 1
Views: 535

Re: My first KTM

Welcome newbie........ Oh boy, you'll enjoy that motor, it just pulls so hard....... can't help but smile when you open the taps up :D After a few rides you might feel the slightly tallish gearing gets in the way of easy cruising in town speed limits/traffic etc....... if so, fit a 40 tooth rear spr...
by Aussie Dave
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Fuel Tank Removal, Emissions equipment removal for GT
Replies: 29
Views: 13528

Re: Fuel Tank Removal, Emissions equipment removal for GT

Glad to be of assistance........ also very glad I had the 'brain snap' to save Tanc's procedure as I have not yet attempted to remove my fuel tank........ still trapped by warranty period (2 years here in Aus) but also nothing has needed attention/forced me to go under the hood as yet. When I am all...
by Aussie Dave
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Fuel Tank Removal, Emissions equipment removal for GT
Replies: 29
Views: 13528

Re: Fuel Tank Removal, Emissions equipment removal for GT

I have the removal saved on my laptop, but it won't attach to a PM......... maybe it will attach here.....
1290 Fuel Tank Removal.zip
(1.49 MiB) Downloaded 32 times

Yes...... it worked.......yahoo....... :lol: :roll:
by Aussie Dave
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Fuel Tank Removal, Emissions equipment removal for GT
Replies: 29
Views: 13528

Re: Fuel Tank Removal, Emissions equipment removal for GT

G'day Vinjah......

Same as you...... photo's are gone from the first post...... all called 'image' now :(

I use a laptop and google home page for access (I know, so old skool/out of date :roll: ) so i think it might be a forum archive thing as Tancarkar has moved on to another brand.

cheers
by Aussie Dave
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: SW Motech EVO Side Rack & Rear Seat Rack-plate
Replies: 2
Views: 521

SW Motech EVO Side Rack & Rear Seat Rack-plate

G'day from Australia ;) Sitting around yesterday.... had another look at these items (I was interested in them when I bought my GT in Feb017 - but didn't like the price or the waiting time....and went with KTM cases sight unseen :roll: .). Visited the Aus agent (Motorrad Garage) and..... behold........
by Aussie Dave
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Well That Was a Surprise...
Replies: 83
Views: 8042

Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

Hi JJ, Good to hear you are on track for the recovery I thought I'd have..... :lol: Also, good thinking to delay bike riding for longer than car driving as the breast bones will only be partly healed/bonded by 3 months....... and you wouldn't want to test them with a prang or a slip/slide on the bik...
by Aussie Dave
Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Top box carrier max load?
Replies: 12
Views: 938

Re: Top box carrier max load?

Arrrgh....... I should have been the fifth Gt there (Morgan Park).... but I had to watch the racing on TV as I still don't have the green light to drive or ride........ :x (heart surgery survivor..... long story.....still recovering :lol: ..... yawn..... am i there yet.... :roll: ). I put the 40 too...
by Aussie Dave
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Well That Was a Surprise...
Replies: 83
Views: 8042

Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

G'day jjsc6, Glad to hear you're on the mend....... just promise us you won't overdo things ;) . Your heart's electrical circuit has had major disruption so you must go easy and let it settle down. The Cardio people should give you some guidelines to follow, but basically all you can do is walking e...
by Aussie Dave
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Cam lobes damaged!
Replies: 11
Views: 1010

Re: Cam lobes damaged!

So I got interested in oils and downloaded some tech specs...... I'm not an oil specialist....... but at least I could compare KTM's Motorex 4T ( Formula 15w50 semi syn and Top Speed 10w40/15w50 full syn) to the Motul 5100 4T 10w50 I have used for over 12 years in my Honda (with no valve wear/oil us...
by Aussie Dave
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Introductions!
Topic: GT missing from KTM site
Replies: 33
Views: 3360

Re: GT missing from KTM site

G'day doggy,

That retro fit might be a mission...... but I wonder if the extra set of cornering lights might be an advantage on a dark rainy night out on a lonely country road?
by Aussie Dave
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: '16 vs '17 GT
Replies: 10
Views: 815

Re: '16 vs '17 GT

Just to add to the other Dave's words of wisdom...... my GT is the 2017 version (has LED rear indicators) but it was actually assembled in Nov 2016. So I think the issue might be more about the assembly of the initial 2016 builds. The later 16's like DaveNZ's appear to be fine. Have a look on the le...
by Aussie Dave
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Well That Was a Surprise...
Replies: 83
Views: 8042

Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

Welcome back jj....... :) Have the nurses shown you how to do the 'coughing' exercises without busting your chest.....(?) They showed me how to cuddle a pillow and cough - after a coupe of days of really painful attempts at crossing my arms in the brace position (if I was quick enough). So hug that ...
by Aussie Dave
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Cam lobes damaged!
Replies: 11
Views: 1010

Re: Cam lobes damaged!

Crikey :shock: ....... that's considered as ok......... glad they had a rethink!

I'm in the "change oil at half recommended interval" camp like DaveNZ. (I use 15w50 in V2's, 10w50 in my 4cyl CBR1100xx).

Hope I don't see cam lobes like those when I get to 30,000kms.