2017 KTM SDGT- South Carolina USA

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2017 KTM SDGT- South Carolina USA

Post by GaryCulb » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:08 pm

New 2017 KTM SDGT owner from South Carolina USA. Purchased bike from Eurosports of Asheville, NC (installed all purchased accessories FREE). Designing this ride for Sports Touring throughout the Appalachian Mountain Chain. Other bike is a BMW K1600 GTLE with >30K miles. Best,

Doc :D :D

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Re: 2017 KTM SDGT- South Carolina USA

Post by mick shere » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:53 pm

Welcome in, looking forward to your piccies.. weather is NOT good over here in the UK

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Re: 2017 KTM SDGT- South Carolina USA

Post by jjscsix » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:43 am

I have a 1600GT and am serious about trading my S1000r for a SD GT. Didn't we discuss this on the 1600 forum?
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Re: 2017 KTM SDGT- South Carolina USA

Post by GaryCulb » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:52 am

jjscsix,

Yep, I rember you discusing the issue. The dealer wasn't giving you what you need for the S1000R? I think they have a even better deal on the KTM's than when I bought mine in 2017?? I would re-look at the deal.

If you ended up getting one let me know. There are some mechanical changes the dealer or you can make in the KTM SDGT that make it much more reliable/ responsive. Best,

Doc :D :D

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Re: 2017 KTM SDGT- South Carolina USA

Post by jjscsix » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:06 am

Correct. I'm hoping to make a deal In the next few days. My riding friend bought a SD R last Saturday. He traded his S1000R. He uses a different dealer and his trade had a lot less miles than mine.
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Re: 2017 KTM SDGT- South Carolina USA

Post by Aussie Dave » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:40 am

Congrat's on turning to Orange ;) .....

Hey, gotta ask ...... what's with the reference to improved 'reliabiity' tag? My GT is 10880kms young and not quite a year old - starts everytime/all the time and does not use any oil (true). The only mod most will need is to slightly alter the gearing by using the rear quick change to install a 39 or 40 tooth sprocket......and that is not absolutely necessary, but it does make the early running in miles easier by keeping the revs up where the motor will be smoothest.

Keep in mind this thing is a Sport bike that can tour......it's not a sport tourer in the traditional sense ;)


Sorry.......had to race to my GP appointment.......phew.....done.......forgot to mention only bug-bear with GT is the stupid 750rpm gap from 5th to 6th.........so nothing will fix that (without making the other near perfect ratios not so nice.....) but the 40t does bring 6th into a more usable range - at present I just ride mine as 5speeder (6th is only usable above 130kph) but when my 40t rear arrives ( :roll: ) I expect to see 6th usable at 120kph .......without buggering up the nice 1-5 ratio's........note to KTM.......redesign 6th in gearbox for countries that don't have unlimited Autostrada's.......thanks.
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