Let's see the GT's

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Re: Let's see the GT's

Post by Aussie Dave » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:04 am

Ooops.....that reminds me......mine would look a lot sharper if I gave it a wash...... :oops:

Luckily they don't show much grime.......just some chain paste splatter, dusty wheels, but the things seem to ride above the grime-zone.. :lol:
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Re: Let's see the GT's

Post by Aussie Dave » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:21 am

Newjerseyduke wrote:
Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:51 am
all these GT's are looking great and really growing on me. blacked out tank and full luggage is a great look.

Nah.... don't do it......150 rwhp, 230kgwet weight, great throttle and good sound track.......why would anyone want one of these big pussies ;)

Oh, the oem side cases are nice (only 90cm wide - handlebar width) but if you carry a passenger you might prefer the SW Motech side racks which will allow all sorts of side case types....eg Givi Monokey 41Ltr or Treker style or many other types.......frame might look a bit untidy, but the trade off is bigger carrying capacity -OEM Shad's are only about 25-30 Ltr and have an odd shape (but they do look nice and only weigh 3kg ea with no extra framework and they will hold a ff helmet if empty).

I probably should have gone that way as I already have a set of Givi E41 (they have a nifty combination lock quick access hatch) but the KTM-Shad's are all I need 8-)

Ps.....if you have the budget.....go the current (2017) model.....seems last years (ie the first model) has different suspension which might be a bit harsh.....unlike the 17 which has nice plush sporty-touring boingers ;)
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Re: Let's see the GT's

Post by Dewayne Edwards 1974 » Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:11 am

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Re: Let's see the GT's

Post by DaveNZ » Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:56 am

2200Ks over 4 days of non stop windie roads, and riding with some fast bikes, the GT kept right up with the pace. the roadtec 02s were fantastic.
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Re: Let's see the GT's

Post by AllanP » Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:28 pm

Great when you find tires that work for you, have you tried them in the wet yet?

My bike is still in the dealers after my West Coast trip getting its suspension updated.

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Re: Let's see the GT's

Post by akarmire » Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:00 am

Suspension update? Recall or are you bumping up the preload?

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Re: Let's see the GT's

Post by DaveNZ » Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:44 am

AllanP wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:28 pm
Great when you find tires that work for you, have you tried them in the wet yet?

My bike is still in the dealers after my West Coast trip getting its suspension updated.
Yes, did one day (4 hours) in heavy rain on my way to meet the guys. These are brilliant tires in the rain, they shed the water really well.
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Re: Let's see the GT's

Post by DaveNZ » Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:46 am

AllanP wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:28 pm
Great when you find tires that work for you, have you tried them in the wet yet?

My bike is still in the dealers after my West Coast trip getting its suspension updated.
These are brilliant tires when riding fast in tight twisty roads when you come in hot into a shaded corner and find it damp, I'm also impressed (now) with PR4s, the guy on the BMW flew through fast and occasional damp corners, with me on his tail, on a really fast section of road (Waioweka Gorge) 140Kms of twisty fast corners, the GT and the BMW pulled way ahead of the Tuono 1100s, they were on supersport tires. PS the suspension worked fantastic, especially when the pace was hot. (Sports mode, rider with luggage) i also rode quite abit in street mode (2 people mode) more preload, but softer dampening.
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Re: Let's see the GT's

Post by wearyeyed » Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:00 pm

DaveNZ wrote:2200Ks over 4 days of non stop windie roads, and riding with some fast bikes, the GT kept right up with the pace. the roadtec 02s were fantastic.
Roadtec 02's?

Metzelers?

I might be mildly retarded, but I can't find anything on them. Do you have a link by any chance?

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Re: Let's see the GT's

Post by DaveNZ » Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:59 pm

wearyeyed wrote:
Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:00 pm
DaveNZ wrote:2200Ks over 4 days of non stop windie roads, and riding with some fast bikes, the GT kept right up with the pace. the roadtec 02s were fantastic.
Roadtec 02's?

Metzelers?

I might be mildly retarded, but I can't find anything on them. Do you have a link by any chance?
Sorry Metzeler Roadtec 01s.
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Re: Let's see the GT's

Post by wearyeyed » Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:12 am

DaveNZ wrote:
wearyeyed wrote:
Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:00 pm
DaveNZ wrote:2200Ks over 4 days of non stop windie roads, and riding with some fast bikes, the GT kept right up with the pace. the roadtec 02s were fantastic.
Roadtec 02's?

Metzelers?

I might be mildly retarded, but I can't find anything on them. Do you have a link by any chance?
Sorry Metzeler Roadtec 01s.
Ah, cool. I thought I might have had a stroke that only affected my ability to Google.... ;)

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Re: Let's see the GT's

Post by fredm » Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:44 pm

What was grey / silver is now black. Looks a lot better now, they should have come like this from new.

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I like it anyway. :D

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Re: Let's see the GT's

Post by Aussie Dave » Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:03 am

Nice one......and that stand looks the goods! I have the rear ss style but it takes a grunt to get it up and it also lets the bike spring about a bit (hope it never breaks.....will end in tears if it does)..... but your central stand looks solid - does it lift the front wheel up if you put weight on the back seat?

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Re: Let's see the GT's

Post by mick shere » Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:56 pm

Looks great :D

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Re: Let's see the GT's

Post by MR C » Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:06 pm

Abba stand I have one and there really good, they do a small pivot type to go under the sump to lift the front off the ground .

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Re: Let's see the GT's

Post by Aussie Dave » Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:32 am

Abba.......weren't they a mega selling pop music group last century..... :lol:

Cheers Mr C - how deep is the snow so far this season? we are grumbling about the heat humidity and pesky weekend rain......but that is nothing in comparison to a couple of feet of snow & ice... ;).

Must add, while I've had pesky rain showers up here in the banana republic of Queensland, our riders in Victoria have had widespread flooding from an 'extreme weather event' ( lots of rain) ....... what a weekend ;)
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Re: Let's see the GT's

Post by MR C » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:07 am

Aussie Dave wrote:
Cheers Mr C - how deep is the snow so far this season? we are grumbling about the heat humidity and pesky weekend rain......but that is nothing in comparison to a couple of feet of snow & ice... ;).
;)


We're located in the east of England and as of yet No snow, its been cold some 2 degrees, today 8 degrees supposedly . Certain parts of the U.K. do not see much snow and when it does the roads are gridlock because the local authorities cannot cope with a bit of white stuff.

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Re: Let's see the GT's

Post by RDKLL » Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:17 am

At work the other morning...lighted covered parking
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Re: Let's see the GT's

Post by KTMSpecial » Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:28 pm

Even though the road is straight, nice pic of the GT next to Mt St. Helen's area in Washington.....twas a great ride!
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Re: Let's see the GT's

Post by Aussie Dave » Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:39 am

Well framed shot sir! I visited Mt St Helens way back in 1997.......it was a very solemn sight riding through all the flattened forests (Mt St H blew it's side out and obliterated everything in the park). It has regenerated nicely, though it was a spectacular display of how much power is generated by a volcanic blast wave.

GT looks great with the silver cases ;)
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