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by Aussie Dave
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Different front brake pads?
Replies: 10
Views: 943

Re: Different front brake pads?

Yes to DaveNZ's summary........one of mine went warpy at 7,000kms (that's when I first noticed them in city traffic riding and red light stops). The dealership did their check ride to confirm my report and KTM Aus supplied two new disc's. I shouted for a new set of pads which turned out to be identi...
by Aussie Dave
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Introductions!
Topic: Hello from Vancouver, BC
Replies: 11
Views: 321

Re: Hello from Vancouver, BC

G'day SuperGT....... from Downunder (Aus). Welcome to the forum and enjoy tricking that weapon up with bling. When you look around at the competition, all the bikes in this category have become very pricey. Others have very small fuel tanks/ low horsepower/ no panniers/ massive weight etc etc... and...
by Aussie Dave
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Well That Was a Surprise...
Replies: 33
Views: 2846

Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

Well........ now I'm feeling like I'm a really old oldbugger........ :lol: The esteemed doctors at the big hospital decided to adjust my tablets and also slice me open to install an ICD (errr, that's an internal defibrillator with pacemaker) to make sure my heart rate doesn't go too slowww or too fa...
by Aussie Dave
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Well That Was a Surprise...
Replies: 33
Views: 2846

Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

Yep, you guessed it.. :roll: ..... I overdid it yesterday...... moving bikes, pumping tyres up (with my compressor) and also doing the Tucson's tyres....... shoulda known to leave it for another week.. :roll: . Oh well, my local GP says driving approval has to wait about 3 weeks to let the most rece...
by Aussie Dave
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Top box carrier max load?
Replies: 6
Views: 415

Re: Top box carrier max load?

Cheers pk1, I usually carry no more than 10kg of stuff in the top box. If you need to carry heaps, then have a look at the SW Motech web site. There is an alternative side case rack that allows Givi/Hepco Becker/etc etc bags to be fitted. It looks robust and would let you run much bigger normal shap...
by Aussie Dave
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Well That Was a Surprise...
Replies: 33
Views: 2846

Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

Hey Dave Un Zud........ you're not helping at all with pics like that! ;) :lol: :lol: Got a ride in today.... ;) ........ of sorts - I am strong enough now to start my bikes and ride them from temporary storage in my neighbour's spare garage, across the grass and back into my garage......... bikes w...
by Aussie Dave
Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Seven warranty claims, and counting
Replies: 7
Views: 939

Re: Seven warranty claims, and counting

Ditto for me....... well I would have had around 20-24000kms up if I hadn't had a coronary artery blockage :( Anyway, my GT is waiting for 'me' to be fixed under warranty :lol: , and only has 11,300kms due to my unreliability ;) . The Brembo brake is a safety recall (on behalf of all Brembo equipped...
by Aussie Dave
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Flashing E Realy Means One Gallon Left!!
Replies: 9
Views: 686

Re: Flashing E Realy Means One Gallon Left!!

Hi from the other end of the horse ;) We of the never never (that's Aus) have to be careful when you northener's talk gallon's.... I US Gallon = 3.78 Litres but 1 UK Gallon = 4.54 Litres .......... From memory (as I have been laid up for 2 months) I suspected my 17GT had 3 Litres reserve for sure......
by Aussie Dave
Thu May 31, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Well That Was a Surprise...
Replies: 33
Views: 2846

Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

Cheers all, thanks for the encouragement :) Hoping to be strong and ready for some pulse raising excitement in spring...... hopefully my run of 'bad luck' has ended and I can get back to >90% so I can throw a leg over the orange bike :lol: Counted the pills I take daily........ so far 11. Some will ...
by Aussie Dave
Thu May 31, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Well That Was a Surprise...
Replies: 33
Views: 2846

Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

Back again........ :o Lap top had a bung RAM card........ and I had a virus that put fluid around the heart causing some AF (Arterial Flutter) .......so, 'another' two weeks in hospital,with a drain put in under local anesthetic....... that was fun :roll: ...... and the removal was almost as uncomfo...
by Aussie Dave
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Well That Was a Surprise...
Replies: 33
Views: 2846

Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

Cheers DaveW, My (get this terminology 8-) ) CABG wound (pronounced by medical staff = 'Cabbage' and short for 'Cardio Arterial Bypass Graft'.......yeah and I thought all graft was money... :roll: )..... is wired together and feels very solid...... gotta remind myself not to lift our fat cats or oth...
by Aussie Dave
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Chain for KTM SDGT???
Replies: 4
Views: 569

Re: Chain for KTM SDGT???

Ditto for me......... only 11,300kms but chain looks new. I'll expect around 60k kms maybe more (though it is a V2 with uneven power pulses and bulk horse power.. ;) ). No snow grit on our roads ( :lol: ) errrr, lumpy tracks. Cheers from Scar (they are healing nicely so I'll have to think of a new n...
by Aussie Dave
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Well That Was a Surprise...
Replies: 33
Views: 2846

Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

Well that was fun........ :o Fainted while at 'Outpatients' waiting for my appointment....... ended up in ED again (bloody cold aircon) and then in a ward for the weekend (no bloody TV......arrrgh...... missed the Moto GP :( ). Will have to catch the replay on Friday morning....... ;) . The Doctors ...
by Aussie Dave
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Well That Was a Surprise...
Replies: 33
Views: 2846

Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

:lol: :lol: Cheers Brett. Just call me 'Scar' eh? :lol: I put up a good fight too...... but no match for the chainsaw the doctors had waiting for me....... Better than dying but holy cow Batman....... best to be avoided if it's just diet and lifestyle related (unfortunately mine was family genetics ...
by Aussie Dave
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Rear Tyre Pressure censor smashed.
Replies: 5
Views: 632

Re: Rear Tyre Pressure censor smashed.

Hey Davo........ you realise it was "April 1st"......... eh? GT might have been playing a trick on you?
by Aussie Dave
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Brembo recall
Replies: 52
Views: 4831

Re: Brembo recall

Me too....... brake part and fuel pump are waiting for me (was booked in for 19 March) but am unable to do any riding for a few weeks (months?) so it can wait till I'm up for it or my cousin the bike mechanic takes it for a spin (now that Yamaha HQ Brisbane has decided he is too 'old' for their pref...
by Aussie Dave
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Any reliable SD-GT's out there?
Replies: 73
Views: 13134

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

Cheers buddy........ I hope so......... going really well now.......... just got to remember to throttle off and not do anything stupid before I heal enough to go out for a spin...... :)
by Aussie Dave
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Introductions!
Topic: New 17 GT
Replies: 6
Views: 808

Re: New 17 GT

Cheers Thomas54........ glad to have another GT forum member aboard. Frozen landscapes ......... at least it will thaw ............ I have to recover from by-pass surgery right in the middle of the most perfect riding weather ............. arrrrghhhhhhh .........but them's the break's eh :roll: Prob...
by Aussie Dave
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Introductions!
Topic: GT missing from KTM site
Replies: 23
Views: 1708

Re: GT missing from KTM site

Cheers all, Apologies, I've been hiding out in hospital for the last 3 weeks........but....... I put my hand in my wallet and bought the current issue of AMCN (Aus m/c news) magazine......... annnnd there is a major update to the SD-R coming soon to a bike shop near yu ;) So that is not an SDGT........
by Aussie Dave
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Well That Was a Surprise...
Replies: 33
Views: 2846

Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

awwww crap, lost the draft again........ Many many thanks for the well wishes my friends :D I've come out of 3 weeks in hospitals in great shape and heading for a solid recovery. Will be 3-6 months before I am allowed - or - are game enough to put my still healing chest bones to the test of a GT rid...