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by Aussie Dave
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Cam lobes damaged!
Replies: 11
Views: 1185

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: 34
Views: 3712

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: 1010

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: 109
Views: 11069

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: 1185

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.
by Aussie Dave
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: fuel pump or fuel filter fail
Replies: 21
Views: 5714

Re: fuel pump or fuel filter fail

Hi all, there is a recall out on fuel pumps/filters which would likely be the solution to stalling/loss of power issues on some 1290's. I have yet to hand my GT in for the recall (I haven't had any issue with the fuel pump but will do the recall when able)....... but my guess would be some of the pu...
by Aussie Dave
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Well That Was a Surprise...
Replies: 109
Views: 11069

Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

:lol: Good come back DaveNZ :lol:

I like it........ "The Invalids"......... :lol:

I'll be 'Aussie the In-valid'........ a legend in my own mind........... :roll:
by Aussie Dave
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Well That Was a Surprise...
Replies: 109
Views: 11069

Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

Best wishes on a great outcome jjscx6..... ;) It is amazing how well you will feel within a few days of the big op....... they usually show patients the door after only 5 days recovery......... naturally you will be pretty banged up for 6-8 weeks, but the soreness goes away quickly, although you'll ...
by Aussie Dave
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Introductions!
Topic: GT missing from KTM site
Replies: 34
Views: 3712

Re: GT missing from KTM site

G'day all..... :) I just visited my KTM/Ducati/Suzuki/CanAm BRP thingy super store on Saturday (got a mate to pick me up as I still can't legally drive or ride without medical authority.......yet...... :( ). They were having an open day for their new Duvati showroom...... but I saw the 2018 model 12...
by Aussie Dave
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Constands CENTRAL STAND EVO or Abba SUPERBIKE
Replies: 21
Views: 2082

Re: Constands CENTRAL STAND EVO or Abba SUPERBIKE

Used my Abba with front wheel lift accessory yesterday, while installing new front tire for my SDGT. Worked like a champ! Easy, stable. Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk G'day Mr C....... :) Just curious...... how did you attach the lift strap? Did you put a 'pin' into the rear axle or does Abba s...
by Aussie Dave
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Constands CENTRAL STAND EVO or Abba SUPERBIKE
Replies: 21
Views: 2082

Re: Constands CENTRAL STAND EVO or Abba SUPERBIKE

Cheers Gary, I use www.motea.com/en for Constands (weird name eh?....... but no con... :lol: ). I cannot find my "Central Stand EVO" on the manufacturers website........ but it comes up easily on Motea's site :) The Abba stand is more clever because it can be adapted to raise the front wheel (google...
by Aussie Dave
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Constands CENTRAL STAND EVO or Abba SUPERBIKE
Replies: 21
Views: 2082

Re: Constands CENTRAL STAND EVO or Abba SUPERBIKE

I've got the abba simply because a mate was selling it cheap though honestly I haven't used it yet, I need someone the other side to monitor until a gain confidence in it ( still got 3 years payments to go ;-) ) Hi Mick, Google Abba superbike stand video's online......(if you haven't already)..... ...
by Aussie Dave
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Constands CENTRAL STAND EVO or Abba SUPERBIKE
Replies: 21
Views: 2082

Re: Constands CENTRAL STAND EVO or Abba SUPERBIKE

Cheers Mr Clogan....... I don't think they offer the front lift combo like the Abba stand....... but I didn't require it as I already have a 'La Corser' front steering stem lift stand (another KTM stand copy which I can use even in my dilapidated post surgery state :lol: ). Had I known what I know n...
by Aussie Dave
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Constands CENTRAL STAND EVO or Abba SUPERBIKE
Replies: 21
Views: 2082

Re: Constands CENTRAL STAND EVO or Abba SUPERBIKE

Hooray... :D .... Aussie Post has delivered my package earlier than I expected........ miracle or what :o Ok so out with a knife and a 5mm allen key and some thread locker and then to the garage for a test fit..... Well made & easy to use.jpg Good long lever helps haul it upright..jpg Hoists rea...
by Aussie Dave
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Hard Suspension
Replies: 75
Views: 13153

Re: Hard Suspension

Cheers Aka, I see you got your knee down....... :mrgreen: lookin good!
by Aussie Dave
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Constands CENTRAL STAND EVO or Abba SUPERBIKE
Replies: 21
Views: 2082

Re: Constands CENTRAL STAND EVO or Abba SUPERBIKE

:lol: :lol: New Constand Evo is in Melbourne...... so that'll be another 4 days by road via Sydney before it arrives here on Thursday.... yawn..... it's not urgent.... but I wish the DHL freighter was direct to Brisbane Airport :lol: :lol:
by Aussie Dave
Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Heat Shield
Replies: 9
Views: 890

Re: Heat Shield

G'day supergt, Has your GT got the silver heat shield sock around the rear exhaust pipe? I only notice some heat when I stop at traffic lights and even then it's not uncomfortble...... just noticeable...... but I am 32" leg and 5' 9.5" for comparo. I often wonder if hot running on various models/bra...
by Aussie Dave
Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Hard Suspension
Replies: 75
Views: 13153

Re: Hard Suspension

Well....I'm an idiot. I've read somewhere on here that the Angel GT's feel shitty under inflated and l believe thats exactly what it was. I thought that something just went wrong with the bike recently or l was pushing the bike more since l was used to it. Every since my dealer turned off my tpms I...
by Aussie Dave
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Well That Was a Surprise...
Replies: 109
Views: 11069

Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

Best wishes from Aus mate......... hope the stint is all you need........but if it goes the other way, well that's still better than the other option ;) I'm getting stronger by the day now that my little friend (an ICD = defibrillator with pacemaker) acts as my personal ambulance watchdog......... h...
by Aussie Dave
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Well That Was a Surprise...
Replies: 109
Views: 11069

Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

Cheers jfw........ rocket man was directing his warm greetings towards the other Dave (Dave in Newzealand), so I couldn't take offence........ they were having a discussion about the big 'Don'........ which can lead to a scary place..... ;) I wonder if rocketcaptain is an SDGT owner or just a troll ...