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by Aussie Dave
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Fuel Tank Removal, Emissions equipment removal for GT
Replies: 56
Views: 22445

Re: Fuel Tank Removal, Emissions equipment removal for GT

What would happen if you just remove the canister and loop the 2 pipes? When you think about it, the purge valve would be allowing the vacuum from the throttle bodies to suck unfiltered air from around the fuel tank filler assembly. So removal, or the quick and easy loop of the purge valve, is bett...
by Aussie Dave
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Cam lobes damaged!
Replies: 14
Views: 2134

Re: Cam lobes damaged!..... with worn out oil

In the back of my mind ( :lol: .... scary place eh :lol: ) I've been perplexed with this issue....... so on re-reading that cam lobe story, the story presented was:- Oil at 620ml(1000km) - Motorex 4T 10w50 (I assume that's Top Speed FS, not Formula 4T semi synth). Oil at 7500mls(12,000kms) Oil at 17...
by Aussie Dave
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Well That Was a Surprise...
Replies: 256
Views: 32862

Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

Cheers pk1 & knackers, Same goes for me...... I was happy with bog stock standard...... but I really wanted more space under the rear seat to free up my top case from the weight and bulk of extra tools & puncture repair gear, and to ride without the case if i didn't need it to carry other stuff. I t...
by Aussie Dave
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Your adventures..
Topic: Anybody Still Riding....
Replies: 43
Views: 5410

Re: Anybody Still Riding....

Oh alright...... scratching for something to do on a humid and sweaty afternoon...... not pleasant riding weather at all :roll: Well, I've broken the ice at long last...... actually it was 12 months from my by-pass surgery.... but who's counting eh?....... took the SDGT for it's 1st cruise back from...
by Aussie Dave
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: What have you added to your gt today?
Replies: 31
Views: 2361

Re: What have you added to your gt today?

G'day steveGnome, Have a look on the KTM website if you haven't already visited the dealership. The tinted screen for the 2016-2018 model was $240Au and they send them from the Perth WA warehouse. I haven't had a look at the KTM spares site yet....... there might be lots of goodies available...... b...
by Aussie Dave
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Well That Was a Surprise...
Replies: 256
Views: 32862

Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

G'day Pk1, I plugged the vacuum hoses from the throttle bodies and left them to be used for vacuum tube balancing with the tank on. The Purge valve can easily be looped using the redundant short 'bent' hoses from the vacuum 'Y' connector and from the charcoal canister hose with one straight white ho...
by Aussie Dave
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Well That Was a Surprise...
Replies: 256
Views: 32862

Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

Hi Knacker's....... from the tropic's........ whew, it's hot and humid again today, will be good when winter happens :lol: . Ok, that charcoal filter taking up space under your rear seat pad is connected to a 'purge valve' just up under the tank and in the Vee on the right side... near the multi fra...
by Aussie Dave
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Well That Was a Surprise...
Replies: 256
Views: 32862

Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

Yes to that Rock & Mick & PK1, I noticed my battery startup volts were 9.8 so I'm thinking that's probably the issue...... though it was the first road test with the Healtech ESE dongle plugged in (cat retained) and also the first time out with the charcoal eliminator dongle - so I hope it isn't a c...
by Aussie Dave
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Well That Was a Surprise...
Replies: 256
Views: 32862

Breaking News...... Unidentified SDGT spotted at Manly Qld

:lol: :D There, I've gorne and dunnit...... ;) Not much to brag about, but I suited up and went for two laps of the bay foreshore - about 20kms and 30 mins or so. I intended to stop and shout myself breakfast at Manly but so did everyone else in the area, so I went home after taking a pic to mark th...
by Aussie Dave
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Well That Was a Surprise...
Replies: 256
Views: 32862

Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

:lol: :lol: :lol: ...... a stuffed poodle (?).... eh? Good one jj...... and never be sorry for setting the standard for recovery....... gives us lessor mortals something to aspire to :mrgreen: I gotta say your rehab sessions were amazing...... over here i got 4 weeks of rehab (only one workout a wee...
by Aussie Dave
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: O2 Eliminator Kit from SmartMoto
Replies: 3
Views: 439

Re: O2 Eliminator Kit from SmartMoto

:D Goods are in transit from Smartmoto...... looking good for delivery to me after 27 March...... that'll be good timing as i hope to have reacquainted myself with the Gt by then, so i should quickly notice the difference once i've done the O2-ectomy procedure ;) .

8-)
by Aussie Dave
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: What have you added to your gt today?
Replies: 31
Views: 2361

Re: What have you added to your gt today?

Do they do a tinted screen for the 19 yet?........ there might be some aftermarket ones coming if the KTM shape isn't suited for your height....... keep an eye on Puig/V stream etc and I reckon you'll have to fit one of pk1's tank filler cap sticker design's...... that one's so classy...... 8-)
by Aussie Dave
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Well That Was a Surprise...
Replies: 256
Views: 32862

Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

Great reno jjsc...... That really lifts the gloomy brown kitchen into the bright and airy 21st century....... I watch a lot of those Fixer-Upper home reno shows...... amazing what they do to freshen up houses...... 8-) You've done well...... I'm sure the cat and the dog approve of their new kitchen ...
by Aussie Dave
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Well That Was a Surprise...
Replies: 256
Views: 32862

Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

Cheers Rock :) Glad to read you're kicking along well...... just don't over do it eh ;) . I was a bit concerned when I hadn't heard from you but it's not like I can swing by and check up on ya eh :lol: Over on the other forum, one of the guys (Spartacus) PM'd me for similar reasons...... I had been ...
by Aussie Dave
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: What have you added to your gt today?
Replies: 31
Views: 2361

Re: What have you added to your gt today?

Cheers all, it's neat the way they fold in under the bodywork so they can't fly open while riding.

Not sure they are big enough for jjsc6's wallet though ;) .
by Aussie Dave
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: O2 Eliminator Kit from SmartMoto
Replies: 3
Views: 439

Re: O2 Eliminator Kit from SmartMoto

Cheers Dave-O..... maybe if I had been knocking out the kms I'd have a better idea of what I should do. Unfortunately I'm still not back on board the bike ...... I think I'm ok to ride and the Dr didn't say I couldn't (in fact he asked if the SDGT had a relaxed riding position...... and said that wo...
by Aussie Dave
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: I have a horrible feeling I have an oil leak
Replies: 6
Views: 548

Re: I have a horrible feeling I have an oil leak

I concur with mikesoldebikes...... you are just going to have to get your fingers dirty to find the real source :lol: before doing anything serious like splitting the chain..... surely the sprox will come off after loosening the adjuster cam? Hopefully it's just chain oil (maybe the fuel overflow ho...
by Aussie Dave
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: O2 Eliminator Kit from SmartMoto
Replies: 3
Views: 439

O2 Eliminator Kit from SmartMoto

G'day all, Have been trying to find a seller that doesn't charge more for freight to Aus than the kit is worth to buy so I looked at 'E bay' and low and behold there was SmartMoto in Greece....... 8-) Placed my order for $66Aus including postage and GST (thanks Mr Harvey :roll: )- it should arrive a...
by Aussie Dave
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Cam lobes damaged!
Replies: 14
Views: 2134

Re: Cam lobes damaged!

Yep, just read an article in a respected local bike mag....... fancy "racing" formula's are not suitable for long distance or high annual mileage road use...... it also advised that the SAE rating (eg 10w50 or 10w60 etc) tends to degrade quicker for oils with a greater difference in the rating eg a ...
by Aussie Dave
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Lowering Kit 25mm for SDGT
Replies: 3
Views: 410

Re: Lowering Kit 25mm for SDGT

G'day Stevie-G, You're the first I have read about, to have lowered an SDGT..... and there are quite a few vertically challenged riders well short of my very average 5' 9.5" or 175cm altitude :lol: .... riding these - none have admitted to lowering their ride. The photo might be an optical delusion....