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by Aussie Dave
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Random chatter
Topic: Micheal rutter on new gt isle of man
Replies: 3
Views: 94

Re: Micheal rutter on new gt isle of man

looks great mate.... :mrgreen:
by Aussie Dave
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Well That Was a Surprise...
Replies: 109
Views: 11085

Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

Aaaaah....... that's better......... gave the GT (and the CBR) their monthly run up to operating temp...... :) Both sounded great with zorst's reverberating inside my brick garage (door open of course....). Fuel getting a bit old now...... but they both fired up quickly........ just another few week...
by Aussie Dave
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE VERY DISAPPOINTED
Replies: 8
Views: 10532

Re: 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE VERY DISAPPOINTED

I think the dealerships were on the back foot with KTM technology way back in 2016. They are much more experienced nowdays and either do better pre-delivery work or know what tweaks are needed after talking to an owner and how to do them. (I hear stories about Ducati/Aprilia/BMW/Triumph.....they all...
by Aussie Dave
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: ABS kicking in & rotor hot after re-assembling rear wheel/axle
Replies: 8
Views: 1569

Re: ABS kicking in & rotor hot after re-assembling rear wheel/axle

Hi all, I have a 017 SDGT and the speedo error is under 2% with oem Angel GTs. Will vary a little with different tyre brands though. I was reading the original post (damaged ABS sensor ring) and recalled a comment one of my KTM dealership mechanical guys said about another customer getting a tyre fi...
by Aussie Dave
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Random chatter
Topic: Which looks better
Replies: 3
Views: 119

Re: Which looks better

Struth..... :lol: ...... I can't decide either....... :lol: Both look good. 8-)
by Aussie Dave
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Well That Was a Surprise...
Replies: 109
Views: 11085

Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

Cheers mate, it's standard procedure here - 6months in the sin-bin if you have any VF/VT attacks after heart surgery........ most are ok to resume normal life within 6-8 weeks, but I just had to be difficult eh :lol: Roll on 15 November........ :mrgreen: Ps Had a spurt of enthusiasm and fitted my C-...
by Aussie Dave
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Introductions!
Topic: Long-time lurker, first-time poster
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Re: Long-time lurker, first-time poster

Cheers Mr,Mrs, errr Mark... :lol: (the second wife comment gave a clue.....) I've not had the pleasure of introducing my GT to the Oxley yet........ actually, I failed to get the previous Italian bike to the Oxley (my R1200RT companion holed a tyre outside of Dorrigo on a long weekend so we were str...
by Aussie Dave
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Well That Was a Surprise...
Replies: 109
Views: 11085

Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

Bugger :( ...... struggled in for my checkup with the doc's at the big hospital (woke up with a slight virus making me feel unwell.......) and the registrar advised me that I have to wait until mid November before they can authorize me to drive again...... at least I have a date now rather than the ...
by Aussie Dave
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: C-TEK Battery Charger
Replies: 6
Views: 381

Re: C-TEK Battery Charger

cheers mate....... got something to do now....... where's my keys/spanner/glasses...... :lol:

Hey, whassit mean "complete" in the side bar opposite my posts?........ should I be worried.... :lol: and why doesn't it list me as a 1290 instead of a 990....... :roll:
by Aussie Dave
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Random chatter
Topic: Kim 1090
Replies: 1
Views: 269

Re: Kim 1090

G'day Kim.... I know the feeling...... no idea why everyone thinks "Brembo" = best when their rotors warp so quickly, but it is a warranty item as mine went floppy at about 7,000kms and KTM dealership verified the runout and two new disc's arrived shortly after. My suspicion is that 320mm brake roto...
by Aussie Dave
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: C-TEK Battery Charger
Replies: 6
Views: 381

Re: C-TEK Battery Charger

So you guys have wired in the adapter harness and just plug the C-tek in without lifting the seat etc :?
by Aussie Dave
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Random chatter
Topic: super semi active comfidence
Replies: 4
Views: 751

Re: super semi active comfidence

Yeah, I'd agree any of the current sporty tourer's would be light years ahead of the old school CB1300 (1970's design). The 2017 GT didn't get any major updates...... it got LED rear indicators (I have a 2017 GT)...... possibly some internal revisions to front forks (from WP) otherwise it looks iden...
by Aussie Dave
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Your adventures..
Topic: Lookin For Adventure...... Head Out On The Highway.......
Replies: 4
Views: 1038

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

Ho Ho.....bloody Ho...... well at least the medical team has given me a date, even though it's another month of waiting..... at least I have a target date ;) - though the SDGT might still have to wait for 2019 before I feel confident/fit enough to ease back into riding...... :mrgreen:
by Aussie Dave
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: KTM Meetups
Topic: sw motech crash bars
Replies: 1
Views: 267

Re: sw motech crash bars

G'day Monco1960 from he other side of the planet :lol: I looked at the SW Motech bars for my 1290GT and they are very solid with three mounting points, but I thought they might possibly be leg breakers as they are close to the rider (I've read about bike journo's getting broken legs in slow speed of...
by Aussie Dave
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Introductions!
Topic: Long-time lurker, first-time poster
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Re: Long-time lurker, first-time poster

G'day and welcome fellow Queenslander :) Great to have another Brisbane based rider converted to the 'light'...... ;) Keep up the pics eh...... forum has been a little slow lately so it's great to see some shots of Gt's out in the wild. (same goes for other forums too...... people must be out riding...
by Aussie Dave
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: C-TEK Battery Charger
Replies: 6
Views: 381

C-TEK Battery Charger

Hi all, Wondering how everybody charges their batteries when in storage/not riding regularly :?: I've been disconnecting my earth terminal and clipping my C-TEK smart charger on just like it says to do in the KTM manual (as recommended for the KTM charger). This is getting tedious, and I'm sorely te...
by Aussie Dave
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Front header turning red @ warmup
Replies: 11
Views: 546

Re: Front header turning red @ warmup

Thanks recip23.... :) Just caught your intention to go 16 t on the front sprox........ I'm sure the other Dave (in New Zealand) would agree to advise you to go to a 40t rear sprox for a couple of reasons:- 1 - the Gt has an amazing "quick change" system = 15mins to swap the rear sprox (no bs) - just...
by Aussie Dave
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Phillip Island Moto GP
Replies: 5
Views: 274

Re: Phillip Island Moto GP

:mrgreen: You'll love the destination too...... Victoria is a beautiful place to ride (we used to take as many back roads as possible to stay off the major highways). Just remember there is a zero tolerance policy in force re- speed limits etc and they have koala cams in gum trees.... :lol: ..... wh...
by Aussie Dave
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Phillip Island Moto GP
Replies: 5
Views: 274

Re: Phillip Island Moto GP

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: very jealous :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: ...... :lol:

You'll have heaps of fun...... just be careful...... the Victorian polite farce know you're coming and will be out to get you. The NSW guys are not so bad. ;)
by Aussie Dave
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Front header turning red @ warmup
Replies: 11
Views: 546

Re: Front header turning red @ warmup

cheers recip23, I had heart by-pass surgery way back in March and have been one of the few that struggled to get back into gear........ The lucky/normal ones like jjsc6 (the other invalid :lol: ) are back driving/working within 6 weeks! Anyhooo, i have a check up scheduled for this Wednesday and hav...