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Good Morning from OREGON!

Post by phatdoughnut » Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:25 pm

I was finally able to pick up my dream bike in September. Its amazing. Every mile has been awesome! I've put 1,100 miles on it so far commuting to work. The dealer experience was awesome other then waiting for 3hrs for them to unlock and register it to me. Wife was a little mad that I ruined our anniversary. I'll make it up. :lol: I am glad I waited for the 2019 model. My local dealer didn't have a White one so I had to go chase her down. Seems like they white's are harder to find.
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Re: Good Morning from OREGON!

Post by DaveNZ » Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:41 am

Awesome, wellcome aboard Dougnut. :D
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Re: Good Morning from OREGON!

Post by Aussie Dave » Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:24 am

Greetings phatdoughnut,

Nice colour..... sure stands out in a crowd ;) .

1100 miles already...... only a few 000 more and it will be fully loosened up!

Does your's have Angel GT's as oem tires? If you feel they are a bit slippery at the high book pressures, try running around 35psiF and 37psiR - though you may need to ask the dealer to adjust the TPMS 'warning' trigger settings to stop lots of needless warning messages....... but it is worth it, as a few SDGT drivers have been tricked by the instant throttle/high torque at low revs and have kissed the bitumen as the rear tire unhooks from the road surface. I keep the revs up so have never had any concern....... which reminds me...... if you feel the gearing is too 'tall' for your riding, you can squeeze a 40T rear sprocket on without changing the chain (after a few 000mls as it is a tight fit at first)..... this will make traffic a little bit easier than the oem gearing though you will still not be looking for 6th gear until well over the speed limit ;) .

I ran 34f 36r for 15,000kms (errr, 9,000mls) so wear rates aren't affected..... but the grip was much better than at 36f 42r on a solo lightweight sporty bike.

:mrgreen:
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Re: Good Morning from OREGON!

Post by phatdoughnut » Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:26 am

Aussie Dave wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:24 am
Greetings phatdoughnut,

Nice colour..... sure stands out in a crowd ;) .

1100 miles already...... only a few 000 more and it will be fully loosened up!

Does your's have Angel GT's as oem tires? If you feel they are a bit slippery at the high book pressures, try running around 35psiF and 37psiR - though you may need to ask the dealer to adjust the TPMS 'warning' trigger settings to stop lots of needless warning messages....... but it is worth it, as a few SDGT drivers have been tricked by the instant throttle/high torque at low revs and have kissed the bitumen as the rear tire unhooks from the road surface. I keep the revs up so have never had any concern....... which reminds me...... if you feel the gearing is too 'tall' for your riding, you can squeeze a 40T rear sprocket on without changing the chain (after a few 000mls as it is a tight fit at first)..... this will make traffic a little bit easier than the oem gearing though you will still not be looking for 6th gear until well over the speed limit ;) .

I ran 34f 36r for 15,000kms (errr, 9,000mls) so wear rates aren't affected..... but the grip was much better than at 36f 42r on a solo lightweight sporty bike.

:mrgreen:
Awesome thanks for the tips! Yes it still has the Angels on it! I noticed that the GT part of the tire had already worn out after a couple hundred miles :o :lol: I did have the dealer turn off the warning trigger already during the first service. They weren't sure if they could do it cause no one has asked them but they managed to get it done. I normally like to run a higher pressure on the front but I dont think that will be possible on this bike. I read about that on this forum! so thanks for the members! I also read about the 40T rear sprocket! I will get that done in the spring time most likely. I need to buy some stands! I can't wait to switch over to the PP5's! I really loved the PP4's on my SV650!

Thanks for all the tips! keep them coming! Oh I did have another question and didn't see anyone running crash bars and a chin spoiler? It looks like its not possible with the aftermarket one.

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Re: Good Morning from OREGON!

Post by Aussie Dave » Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:59 am

Cheers phat's....

Crash bars..... there's heaps of options...... the oem ones are the same as the SW Motec ones so if you want the cage style just get the best price/delivery.... but there are others.....

I chose these.....
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But have since seen ones that attach like a slider support bar, though they stop the use of an ABBA superbike central stand. I think there's a good thread on here about crash bars.... hit Dr Google if you don't like the Adventure style cage offered by KTM.

:mrgreen:

PS I've been advised by 2019 owners that there are now accessory screen options available, so you can buy taller or tinted screens or deflector wings.... to modify the screen if the stock version is not quite right for your height.

I wouldn't run a higher pressure on the tyres...... the SDGT weighs only 233kg with fuel and has 150hp at the rear wheel (or 170hp at the crankshaft)....... maybe the higher pressures were needed on big heavy tourer's like Kawa Concourse's or FJR1300 (approx 300kg wet) but not on a light sporty tourer (read mostly sporty).

I run 34f 36r solo and my tyres last 15,000kms (9000mls) - I've used up to 36F 38R but have noticed grip is less confidence inspiring..... but at 36F 42R I realized in the first week of ownership that the Angel's were a disaster waiting to catch me out..... and they have brought a few SDGT's down.... such a strong motor and the Ride By Wire throttle response..... all normal for me, but if you haven't used these system's before, then be careful until you know what they do.

PS Don't baby the thing - give it plenty of revs..... it will likely hate less than 4000rpms..... and the 40T sprox will be better but not enough to allow 6th gear useage under 70 or 80 mph. If you want that you will have to go 16/40 or when the time comes for a new chain, try 17/42 with a longer chain ;) . Otherwise, use it as a 5speed gearbox bike or the motor will chug horribly.
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Re: Good Morning from OREGON!

Post by Aussie Dave » Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:06 am

Errr, me again..... forgot chin spoilers...... several options available too.

Guys on here have SW Motec metal ones or the Powerbronze/Puig styles. Have a look at some photos on line if you google SDGT, some pics will show up..... lots of ideas on display. :mrgreen:

PS Sorry too much info.... but more of us than will admit, change our oils more often than the rather long 9000ml/15,000km manufacturer interval (because there can be some abuse from those who think manufacturer's know everything and aren't influenced by marketing accountants).... but many do oil changes at half interval and some even do them at 1/3rd distance...... I have been using Motorex Top Speed 15w50 in mine and can report that at 26,000kms my SDGT uses zero oil.

I change at 5000kms but many use halfway as the change point (7500km), whatever floats your boat.... I just see very very black oil coming out after 5000kms, so I wonder what the full 15,000kms would do to any oil.

I learned recently that racing formula oils are not suitable for longer road riding intervals - eg Motul 300 or other double esther racing formulas are only meant to provide high level protection for very short milages just like on a race track..... road formula's have long-life polymers so they can last 5-10,000kms.... but racing oils are heavily degraded by 4-5000kms.

Sorry for talking too much..... :lol: enjoy that GT.... I love mine :D
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Re: Good Morning from OREGON!

Post by phatdoughnut » Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:28 pm

I have the motec crash bars, but after looking at the motec chin spoiler I wasn’t sure if it used the same bottom mounting point but I could be wrong. I got them on sale
For 220ish. Price matched them at revzilla. Thanks for the tips on the oil and the air pressures. I’ll get them corrected right away. I’ve noticed the engine has loosened up so much just in 1200 miles. It’s starting to feel so much better!

Now I need to find a good deal on some pit bull stands.

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