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by WarBaby
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Painting Rear Sub-frame
Replies: 6
Views: 801

Re: Painting Rear Sub-frame

Fry: Got ya!

Spiff: Thanks. That link gives me some ideas. I was really asking about sub-frame removal/installation but I'll figure it out. My sub-frame might end up being the same gray as the tank which, I think, is 'Anthracite Gray' and also paint my white shock orange.
by WarBaby
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Painting Rear Sub-frame
Replies: 6
Views: 801

Re: Painting Rear Sub-frame

:lol: `Twas born white and surgically altered to the dark color.
by WarBaby
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Painting Rear Sub-frame
Replies: 6
Views: 801

Painting Rear Sub-frame

I'm considering painting the white, rear sub-frame on my '17 SDR using KTM-color rattle cans. Does anyone have any words of wisdom about sub-frame removal and re-installation?

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Thanks & Cheers!
by WarBaby
Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: Celebrating the 'Beast'
Replies: 14
Views: 1962

Re: Celebrating the 'Beast'

I love NC 28 from DG Resort to Franklin and yes, Wayah has become rough...too bad. I only ride the Dragon early mornings, Monday through Friday. Very light traffic then. ;)
by WarBaby
Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: Celebrating the 'Beast'
Replies: 14
Views: 1962

Re: Celebrating the 'Beast'

Hey, that's 4 of us who can meet for some world class curve riding in the Dragon area when the weather is decent with just a little planning/coordination. Multiple SDR's pulling into the Deals Gap Resort might freak a few riders. :lol:
by WarBaby
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: Celebrating the 'Beast'
Replies: 14
Views: 1962

Re: Celebrating the 'Beast'

209rider wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:46 pm
First post (yay!)

+1 for the Super Duke ride day. I'm off of 209 near Clyde and I can always use more riding buddies.
All righty. Hello NC! Welcome to our new, little Dragon Rider's group. 8-)
by WarBaby
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: Celebrating the 'Beast'
Replies: 14
Views: 1962

Re: Celebrating the 'Beast'

McDirty wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:43 am
We need to set up a Superduke met up at the gap. Im only about 4 hrs from the north side

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Agreed, when the roads are warmer (April/May). ;)
by WarBaby
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: Celebrating the 'Beast'
Replies: 14
Views: 1962

Celebrating the 'Beast'

Here is a compressed account of my 2017 Superduke R experience: I've owned about 40 motorcycles in my life (really) and ridden a couple hundred more (really). Yes, I'm older than dirt but I still ride hard and enjoy every second on my SDR. It is a special machine and, as an old drag-racer-turned-twi...
by WarBaby
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: 2017 SDR Mods (Beast 2.0) - What have you done?
Replies: 105
Views: 19630

Re: 2017 SDR Mods (Beast 2.0) - What have you done?

I've always liked drag bars for their forward ride position, more weight on the front wheel and a sense of better, more direct, bike control. The LSL aluminum bar I just installed works well for my mountain 'twisties' riding style and the beast feels more beastly now although it took some fiddling t...
by WarBaby
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Exhausts
Topic: Aftermarket exhaust pipes for the 1290
Replies: 277
Views: 123350

Re: Aftermarket exhaust pipes for the 1290

My Arrow mid-pipe AND muffler are both 'straight-through' with no cat disks inside. No restrictions. 100% free flow.
by WarBaby
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Exhausts
Topic: Aftermarket exhaust pipes for the 1290
Replies: 277
Views: 123350

Re: Aftermarket exhaust pipes for the 1290

I am completely satisfied with my Arrow Titanium DeCat exhaust. According to my scale, the weight savings is 10.5 lbs. compared with the factory muffler and cat. The sound is plenty loud (it's all 'straight through' now) and, to my ears, sounds similar to a full Akra, without the Akra expense but a...
by WarBaby
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: My Duke
Replies: 6
Views: 1937

Re: My Duke

Cool ride! :)
by WarBaby
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Exhausts
Topic: Aftermarket exhaust pipes for the 1290
Replies: 277
Views: 123350

Re: Aftermarket exhaust pipes for the 1290

I am completely satisfied with my Arrow Titanium DeCat exhaust. According to my scale, the weight savings is 10.5 lbs. compared with the factory muffler and cat. The sound is plenty loud (it's all 'straight through' now) and, to my ears, sounds similar to a full Akra, without the Akra expense but al...
by WarBaby
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: 2017 SDR Mods (Beast 2.0) - What have you done?
Replies: 105
Views: 19630

Re: 2017 SDR Mods (Beast 2.0) - What have you done?

I'm finally just about finished with mods (I think :lol:) except for a LSL aluminum drag bar coming from Europe and maybe 2 new mirrors for the drag bar. I'm loving it too...it's the perfect bike for me. :mrgreen:
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Cheers!
by WarBaby
Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Loss of low end torque AR exhaust and removing exhaust valve.
Replies: 22
Views: 4551

Re: Loss of low end torque AR exhaust and removing exhaust valve.

For reference, my 2017 mods are in my signature and I can detect no power or torque loss at any RPM as modified. Indeed, it is VERY obvious to me that my throttle response is sharper and available torque must be higher throughout the powerband as roll-on acceleration from just above idle is now outr...
by WarBaby
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: 2017 SDR Mods (Beast 2.0) - What have you done?
Replies: 105
Views: 19630

Re: 2017 SDR Mods (Beast 2.0) - What have you done?

Thanks folks. I bought it very slightly used through this forum in perfect condition from 'BigBlock' above in Canada. He was great to do biz with--truthful, honest and quick to ship. :D
by WarBaby
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Exhausts
Topic: For sale Arrow Race Tech Ti silencer/decat mid pipe - SOLD
Replies: 11
Views: 2034

Re: For sale Arrow Race Tech Ti silencer/decat mid pipe - SOLD

Thanks for the good, honest deal. I'm happy! :)
by WarBaby
Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: 2017 SDR Mods (Beast 2.0) - What have you done?
Replies: 105
Views: 19630

Re: 2017 SDR Mods (Beast 2.0) - What have you done?

My Arrow titanium muffler and stainless DeCat mid-pipe bolted up easily, fit perfectly and sound delicious. It is a 'straight-through' system now and still fairly loud but not harsh...deep, crisp. By my digital hand scale, the assembly is 10.5 pounds lighter than the factory cat and muffler. Life is...
by WarBaby
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: 2017 SDR Mods (Beast 2.0) - What have you done?
Replies: 105
Views: 19630

Re: 2017 SDR Mods (Beast 2.0) - What have you done?

A short-term memory lapse is a looooong way from stupidity. You're good. ;)
by WarBaby
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: 2017 SDR Mods (Beast 2.0) - What have you done?
Replies: 105
Views: 19630

Re: 2017 SDR Mods (Beast 2.0) - What have you done?

Fry wrote:
Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:19 pm
WarBaby wrote:
Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:12 pm
I don't know what you did...software/map-disabled ECU servo-check function?
I just took everything off. I do have a PCV with a map from Rotti? I've never had the dealer disable anything in the ECU? Hum.
Is your Rotti map in addition to an Akra map?