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Hi new KTM owner

Post by TUBSY » Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:40 pm

ive just purchased a new 1290GT not ridden it yet due to work and ice but looking forward to getting it out but was just wondering what revs people have there quickshifter set at

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Re: Hi new KTM owner

Post by fredm » Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:43 pm

Hi there, do you mean "what revs to people have their engine rpm warning light set at."?

I believe the 1290 GT has the ability to do clutch less upshifts at any revs, although I don't bother unless I'm changing up at around 6000 rpm as I find it a bit harsh on the gearbox at lower revs.

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Re: Hi new KTM owner

Post by DaveNZ » Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:30 pm

Anything above 4000 revs, you don't actually set it, you just do the change with a positive throttle, and it changes best over 4k revs.
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Re: Hi new KTM owner

Post by TUBSY » Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:23 am

hi I was ment to put shift light but thanx for the info just need to get it out to try it

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Post by Aussie Dave » Sun Dec 24, 2017 7:00 am

G'day Tubsy from the other side...... ;)

When I read my destruction manual, it said something about keeping rpms under 6k (from memory :roll: ) while the motor is on it's first few 00mls, so I set my shift light to warn me at 5000 and the second light at 6000......then later reset it to higher limits.

The shift light flashes at the first limit and gets angrier as it approaches the second limit.

Now I just have it set to 9000 and 10500.......mostly because when you are giving it to the Gt the revs rise very very quickly and that red shift light comes on so quick.....and the scenery is a blur......yahoooooo :lol:

But you can set it to whatever you think is right......that red flashing triangle sure gets your attention.

Oh, welcome to the forum - hope the snow melts quickly so you can get out for a ride :mrgreen:

Ps I'm ok with my quickshifter.....it seems to work fine whenever I use it but I'm probably over 4k rpms anyway as the motor is happiest around 5k revs. Engine takes a while to properly loosen up.....way longer than 620mls. When it does fully settle down, everything seems nicer....suspension is softer, gearbox smoother, easier to ride at speed limits without needing to drop down a cog on inclines - though 6th is a super tall overdrive. Fuel economy also improves heaps after 3000mls or so. Have fun when the sun comes out ;)
Current delights...1290GT-2017, CBR1100XX-2005

Prev loves...Capo1200TP-014, CBR11xx-002, 2xFZR1000genisis-94, FJ1200-89, FJ1100-84, XS1100P, VF1000F-83, CX500, VF750S, KZ1000J1-81, KZ1000ST-79, CB750F2-77, CB360T-74, CB175.. started it all in 1974 ;)

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Re: Hi new KTM owner

Post by Aussie Dave » Mon Dec 25, 2017 5:40 am

G'day again Tubsy........forgot to mention...(must be the disgusting heat & humidity here - oh that's right, it's xmas, mid summer, all the aircon super markets are closed..... :( )..........the quick shifter needs to be 'turned on' in the menu screen (I'm not sure if you can activate it or if the KTM dealer guys must do it......mine was 'on' when i collected my GT new... :) ) .

Have patience with the WP rear shockie......it will either be too soft and floaty in 'Comfort' damping or too hard in 'street' damping for the first few 000mls.......but be assured it settles down as the oil wears in and the seals loosen up.......then Street damping is very nice and sport damping is great for hard sporty riding. You will probably find 1+luggage spring will be good for solo riding, and like me, use 2up spring for loaded solo riding.

I'd recommend using Sport engine map from new - when I got around to trying it I discovered it was smoother than street engine map around town/in traffic......and I am still in sport map today ;)

Sure wish it would rain.......and I live on the coast.....it's over 40C in western towns....only 34c here but oppressive humidity....just tooo hot to pull a skid lid on and go riding.. :roll:
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Re: Hi new KTM owner

Post by TUBSY » Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:36 pm

thanx for all that information I understand it all now never had a quickshifter before weather looking ok for tomorrow might get out a very hot 8 degrees lol just cant wait to ride and thanx for the welcome

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Re: Hi new KTM owner

Post by mick shere » Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:59 pm

Welcome in :-)... Just use it:-)

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Re: Hi new KTM owner

Post by DaveNZ » Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:48 am

TUBSY wrote:
Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:36 pm
thanx for all that information I understand it all now never had a quickshifter before weather looking ok for tomorrow might get out a very hot 8 degrees lol just cant wait to ride and thanx for the welcome
You have 8 degrees Tubsy, and Brisbane Dave has 37 degrees, well I'm stuck in the middle with 22-25 degrees C......I think i win. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Hi new KTM owner

Post by TUBSY » Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:46 am

yes you win perfect for biking we now have 1 degrees so even worse

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Re: Hi new KTM owner

Post by DaveNZ » Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:59 pm

TUBSY wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:46 am
yes you win perfect for biking we now have 1 degrees so even worse
My sister is now living just out of London, she sent me a pic of her wearing 2 puffer jackets, and still cold, ha har. she lived in Keri Keri (the winterless north) before hand, she went over with he English husband, and she hates the cold.
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