New Superduke GT owner experiences.

Aussie Dave
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Re: New Superduke GT owner experiences.

Post by Aussie Dave » Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:24 am

Cheers all.......new disc's sighted at my local KTM candy store.. :lol: .....so it'll have shinny new disc's and pads on saturday.......man that was quick....less than 2 days and the parts are here waiting on me to supply the bike.... ;)

The rotors come in Brembo packaging and have the trademark 'b' on the carrier, so I surmise Brembo makes the carriers and Galfer supplies the brake rotor........I would have been happy to do a deal for some wave disc's but I'm glad to have both disc's replaced at the same time so it is easy to keep track of pad wear etc etc.

I couldn't find anything on the authorised agent's web site for 1290GT, so the wave disc's will just have to wait for a while.. :(

KTM Aus certainly know how to look after their customers... :D
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 ;)

MR C
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Re: New Superduke GT owner experiences.

Post by MR C » Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:10 am

Aussie Dave wrote:
I couldn't find anything on the authorised agent's web site for 1290GT, so the wave disc's will just have to wait for a while.. :(
... :D
My fronts galfer's were listed for the SDR, when I brought them the bike had only been out a month so there were no listing for the GT .

It's seems Brembo discs are not as good as they used to be, lots of Duc multi Dvt owners having discs replaced under warranty for the same reason as yours !

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Re: New Superduke GT owner experiences.

Post by Aussie Dave » Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:17 am

Cheers Mr C........ guy on the customer desk said 'there are Brembo disc's and there are really good Brembo disc's'.......I wonder if mine are the RG ones... :roll: Oh well, as I do about 20k kms a year I guess I'll know pretty soon... :lol:

HEY, You Beauty.....I just clicked on a photo (the one and only) of a GT with a Puig screen......looking for ideas to spend money on... ;) ......and there is a mob in France called sdmoto-parts.com.......and they will package screens (in an oversize package no less!) and send to Aus.....and they are good on price too...... :)......now we are thinking again..... :lol:

Has anyone dealt with them before ?........I didn't see any customer rating on the site.
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 Superduke GT owner experiences.

Post by Aussie Dave » Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:08 am

Okay, I managed to overtighten the Puig screen and didn't notice the cracks until a week later - so be careful installing yours....... I managed to invent a repair that I hope will work - lesson learn't - keep eyes open and always work in a really well lit area - and never work under time pressure..... ;)

Oh yeah, I was out for a ride this morning - doing the last few kms before giving the GT an oil and filter change and a knob on a Suzuki M109 400 tonne cruiser rode up beside me at a red traffic light. Oh gawrd - he is riding in rubber thongs (that's jandals in NZ speak ;) )....and shorts and a 'T' shirt...... and he blasted off ahead and joined the motorway at 100kph........ I hung back - not interested in witnessing what might have happened if he got knocked off by an ignorant cage driver....... it wasn't hot today either.......a tad chilly with a stiff southerly bringing a cool change up from Antarctica.... 8-) .....not that light clothing is any help if the bitumen is 50-60 deg C in full summer heat... :roll:

Ah wtf.....it felt great to be back on the Gt and it now has 10,000kms up. :)......I should have hit 15k kms by now but I missed a couple of trips away and lost most of sept to a sneaky virus......bugger!
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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