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jjscsix
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New Member from Texas

Post by jjscsix » Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:50 pm

New member from the Houston area. I currently own a 2102 Ducati Panigale, 2015 BMW 1600GT, and 2016 BMW S1000R. I Started riding in 1971, but took off about 16 years to piss away a lot of money on fast boats. I'm also a huge car nut. I did some motorcycle road racing in the early 80s, and have done a little drag racing and auto crossing cars, mostly Corvettes I've had. Basically I'm a card carrying speed freak!

There is a good chance I'll be buying a SD GT very soon and have been check all the forums for information. I've found that this seems to be the best forum.
2017 KTM Superduke GT, BMW 1600 GT, Ducati 1199 Panigale

Superdave99
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Re: New Member from Texas

Post by Superdave99 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:43 pm

Welcome from the north side of h-town. Theres just afew sdgt owners that i know of from beaumont to conroe that i have run into. Would be a great addition to your collection. Do think need more orange around :D

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Re: New Member from Texas

Post by Aussie Dave » Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:24 am

Happy N-Y errr, alphabet soup, ahhh jjscsix,

You'll be no stranger to some horsepower so you'll enjoy the SD. Check with your locals - KTM TPMS will nag you to keep high pressures (ie 36f 42r) and will display full screen nanny state warnings just when you don't need them.....so when you put your money down on either Gt (has dynamic damping) or SDR (has conventional rider set suspension) , ask the dealer to change the warning triggers or kill them off (but retain TPMS readout).

The 1290 sure makes a lot of power.... :D though the WP dynamic stuff is not Ohlins, it works pretty good once it has a few 000mls up. (not a criticism....most of the dynamic damping stuff isn't as good as a well set up conventional damper.......but it works well on ordinary roads and allows fast on the fly changes).

Cheers from the dark side (Oz)... ;)
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: New Member from Texas

Post by jjscsix » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:55 am

Aussie Dave wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:24 am
Happy N-Y errr, alphabet soup, ahhh jjscsix,

You'll be no stranger to some horsepower so you'll enjoy the SD. Check with your locals - KTM TPMS will nag you to keep high pressures (ie 36f 42r) and will display full screen nanny state warnings just when you don't need them.....so when you put your money down on either Gt (has dynamic damping) or SDR (has conventional rider set suspension) , ask the dealer to change the warning triggers or kill them off (but retain TPMS readout).

The 1290 sure makes a lot of power.... :D though the WP dynamic stuff is not Ohlins, it works pretty good once it has a few 000mls up. (not a criticism....most of the dynamic damping stuff isn't as good as a well set up conventional damper.......but it works well on ordinary roads and allows fast on the fly changes).

Cheers from the dark side (Oz)... ;)
Thanks for the advice Dave!
2017 KTM Superduke GT, BMW 1600 GT, Ducati 1199 Panigale

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