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by Aussie Dave
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: PR5s
Replies: 23
Views: 2937

Re: PR5s

:D :D :D .... :mrgreen: ..... By crikey, Rock is my Doc...... :D :D Yahoooo........ :lol: :lol: Thanks heaps Doc,..... errrr,..... Rock........ ;) I think DaveNZ's pics show he rides them to the edge both front and rear..... so they must hang on - but he would be the one to comment. I also agree, th...
by Aussie Dave
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Your adventures..
Topic: Has The Forum Died? Been Anywhere on your Kato?
Replies: 4
Views: 438

Re: Has The Forum Died? Been Anywhere on your Kato?

:lol: .. 8-) ..... Ahhh, Canungra,...... the Outpost Cafe,......... hoping to be back to a regular soon...... :mrgreen: .

thanks Mark...... errr, the GT's tank is wiiide eh :lol:

Hey...... you parked in my spot...... :lol: :lol: :lol: .... SDGT front and centre...... 8-)
by Aussie Dave
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: PR5s
Replies: 23
Views: 2937

Re: PR5s

The PR5's should give more even wear than the Corsa's (harder center compound - but not too hard) with more grip than the excellent PR4 touring tyre. I'd not bother with Angels - they would have been a lowest price tender option as oem (not a best tyre available deal) ..... they aren't better than P...
by Aussie Dave
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Cold starting
Replies: 1
Views: 210

Re: Cold starting

G'day Mick, You may have a problem with your fuel pump/filter. There is a recall issued for replacement fuel pump as well as the Brembo master cylinder piston and a check of the fuse box. Maybe one or more of these items is affecting your SDR. (the ethanol in fuel has affected filter media or pump s...
by Aussie Dave
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Well That Was a Surprise...
Replies: 118
Views: 13565

Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

Cheers jj..... not yet :( ....... but my six months sin-bin ends next week. I'm seeing my local GP on Friday 16th. Hoping he has the letter from the specialists at the hospital with a good pass mark for me to begin driving again. I've not had any issues like dizzyness or chest pains etc but I still ...
by Aussie Dave
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Well That Was a Surprise...
Replies: 118
Views: 13565

Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

G'day Mick & the other Dave ;) GP was a thriller...... pity the senior citizen had a little slip..... but that's racing. I'll have to emigrate to NZ I think...... we've hit 30degC where I live (on the coast with sea breeze's) but other mates living a bit further inland have had 36 C hot and humid......
by Aussie Dave
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Random chatter
Topic: Some sunday trips
Replies: 1
Views: 271

Re: Some sunday trips

Cheers Paul,

Sunday rides...... :mrgreen: ....... hopefully I'll be up for that very soon....... ;)

Great pics! GT lookin good with cf Akra-po 8-)
by Aussie Dave
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Your adventures..
Topic: Has The Forum Died? Been Anywhere on your Kato?
Replies: 4
Views: 438

Re: Has The Forum Died? Been Anywhere on your Kato?

:lol: Same for me.... been a long year..... read a post on another site that said our forum "still had a pulse" but it's been very quiet last few weeks........ :P

Anyway, good to know there is at least one other reader on the planet ;)
by Aussie Dave
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Your adventures..
Topic: Has The Forum Died? Been Anywhere on your Kato?
Replies: 4
Views: 438

Has The Forum Died? Been Anywhere on your Kato?

Just wondering....... seems like nobody rides much....... or are out riding and haven't stopped to post any pics :lol:.

Always interesting to see our Kato's out in the wild...... show em, don't hide em :mrgreen:

...... :lol: ......anybody still out there?......... :lol:........
by Aussie Dave
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Need a new battery
Replies: 8
Views: 700

Re: Need a new battery

GarrCano wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:43 pm
My 2017 SDGT user manual says: YTZ14S, not YTX14S

Well spotted sir....... and confirmed in my pic above....... Mr Clogan was probably given a bum steer by his bike shop, which caused a bit of a stir about battery availability........ :lol:

All sorted now :)
by Aussie Dave
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Need a new battery
Replies: 8
Views: 700

Re: SSB PowerSport - V-Spec Battery

Dave, Nice find. 350CCA is great. Looks like you have to get it from a vendor in AU & shipping to USA?? Best, Doc :? :? Cheers Gary (& Clogan), I wouldn't bother as the freight would kill the deal...... surely your local bike shops offer similar if not the same battery (under another name?) - howev...
by Aussie Dave
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Random chatter
Topic: 2016 KTM 1190 to a 2019 KTM 790
Replies: 8
Views: 409

Re: 2016 KTM 1190 to a 2019 KTM 790

Cheers guys,....... I was just having morning coffee and realized Ponzi was most likely looking at the 790R adv model (not the Duke). I don't think it has been released in Aus yet (but haven't been down to my KTM shop for a month or so). The specs read well...... light, torquey, 250mile/400km tank.....
by Aussie Dave
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Random chatter
Topic: 2016 KTM 1190 to a 2019 KTM 790
Replies: 8
Views: 409

Re: 2016 KTM 1190 to a 2019 KTM 790

Yes it is....... I have seen them at my local dealership - they look great too....... but I am recovering from heart surgery (nearly back to normal)...... but cannot drive/test ride etc until the doctors give me the 'all clear' so sadly I cannot go for a spin and let you know what I think. From what...
by Aussie Dave
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Not sure what my options are here...
Replies: 5
Views: 1395

Re: Not sure what my options are here...

Old thread but thought I'd add two cents worth....... I've heard the brake drag humm/groan on many bikes I've owned and on many I've pushed around in my cousin's mechanical workshop...... all normal. probably due to pad compound or slight amount of air in lines..... The clutch in push in first gear ...
by Aussie Dave
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Random chatter
Topic: 2016 KTM 1190 to a 2019 KTM 790
Replies: 8
Views: 409

Re: 2016 KTM 1190 to a 2019 KTM 790

G'day Ponzi, I'm a 61 yrs young 1290SDGT owner...... there is logic in your decision to change to a lighter easier to handle 790, and the 790 has plenty of poke for solo riding/touring (I think it makes 100hp at the rear tyre so it won't be slow). I'd have to say a decent test ride (say for a couple...
by Aussie Dave
Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Phillip Island Moto GP
Replies: 6
Views: 473

Re: Phillip Island Moto GP

How'd you go Dave-o-W.... :lol: The telecast was fan-bloody-tastic....... and it didn't rain....... what a race! Maverick was the man, but what about Alvaro Bautista on Lorenzo's GP18........ Hope you had an excellent adventure........ post your photo's of the Camp Ground Crew for the world to see h...
by Aussie Dave
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Leaky radiator
Replies: 8
Views: 466

Re: Leaky radiator

Sooo, what's the dealership say (have you had it inspected yet?)....... surely it will be a warranty item if it is a manufacturing quality issue?

Ps No radiator guard??
by Aussie Dave
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Need a new battery
Replies: 8
Views: 700

Re: Need a new battery

Hi all, Got enthused after getting muddled with battery casing dimensions and waddled out to the GT hangar...... Ok, pulled oem Yuasa out and it is exactly same dimensions as the Vspec battery I purchased for my CBR1100XX. SSB Vspec is same size as Yuasa SDGT.jpg SDGT Yuasa beside SSB Vspec equiv.jp...
by Aussie Dave
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Need a new battery
Replies: 8
Views: 700

Re: Need a new battery

Hmmmm, sounds odd that Yuasa wouldn't have a battery for the GT....... I have a SSB Power Sport branded VTZ14S battery that I bought from my KTM/Suzuki/Ducati/etc dealership for my Honda CBR1100XX, but it appears the same size as the Kato's battery and I might fit it to the GT if my 9-10 months of n...
by Aussie Dave
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Dash blanked out after stall and restart
Replies: 10
Views: 499

Re: Dash blanked out after stall and restart

G'day jjsc6 & rock, I have noticed my GT battery drains down with inactivity (more than my 05 CBR1100xx) and agree with jjsc's analysis. I also have been long term sidelined from riding, running my GT monthly to operating temp, then in a few days time putting it on charge for a day (C-Tek smart char...