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ktm noobie

Post by ktmkazza93 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:27 am

hey guys just bought a superduke 1290 gt yesterday and pick it up next saturday and been told about this forum as best for hints and tips. As this is my first ever ktm any info would be great. hope to speak to you all soon

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Re: ktm noobie

Post by GaryCulb » Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:27 pm

ktmkazza93,

Welcome!! Lots of great info here. You have a fantastic ride. Enjoy the moments. Best,

Doc :D :D

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Post by ktmkazza93 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:33 pm

thanks gary the test ride yesterday was a good wake up call lol all that tourqe

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Post by Aussie Dave » Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:44 am

Welcome aboard K93......... ;)



Forum members are writing about a Brembo recall and a fuel pump recall (vin depending). It's no big problem.....and the dealer should be ordering parts so they can do them at the 620mile warranty oil & check. (or they might have already done them before you collect the GT).

Latest models might be exempt......but my 2017GT (Nov016 build date) is booked in for both these on Monday ;).

Oh, one thing you could ask about......if you want to run tyre pressures lower than the nanny state 36F 40R then you need to ask the dealers to either reset the trigger minimums or to turn off the warning - if you don't, the bike will constantly warn you about low pressures (I run 34F 36R and the warnings seemed to come on mid corner.....for maximum distraction!). Make sure they understand to leave the "TPMS" 'on' so you can check the pressures onscreen :mrgreen:

Enjoy that weapon 8-)
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: ktm noobie

Post by ktmkazza93 » Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:20 am

thanks ill take that on board

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Post by mick shere » Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:45 pm

Welcome in :-)

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Re: ktm noobie

Post by ktmkazza93 » Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:18 am

thanks well update snow here so gotta wait till next tuesday to pick it up. mother nature she's a cruel mistress :(

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Post by mick shere » Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:04 pm

thought we had finished with this silly season.. just spent 3 hours driving 19 miles, soon be summer :D

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Re: ktm noobie

Post by ktmkazza93 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:39 pm

well everyone iv'e collected my gt and O.M.G are they sure they have qouted the bhp right it feels so much more then 173 maybe that just the grunt. 4th to 5th gears pulls are liek nothing iv'e ever felt. quickershifters amazing electronics great defo needed the heated grips at start. only one slight niggle sidde stand kidna logn bikes nearly stood upright not super safe. gonna resaearch a shorter option. im only 5'6 with 27"inseam and even with without my daytona boots i can get a quater of my foot down slide of a few mm and im flat foot. i think me and her are gonna get on great. :D :D :D :D

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