New Superduke GT owner experiences.

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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
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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.
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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

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Re: New Superduke GT owner experiences.

Post by OldGit60 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:41 pm

OK Guys, it's time to say goodbye to this part of the forum - I've given up the fight with the GT and gone back to a nearly new 1190 adventure - I can now go round corners and hit bumps at the same time, plus my back loves me again!
Going to miss the sheer grunt and power, mind you the adventure lifts the front in the first three gears and is capable of 160 (indicated) so I can still keep up with most!
Thanks for all the hints, help and info, be happy and ride loads!
Oldgit signing off.....

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Re: New Superduke GT owner experiences.

Post by AllanP » Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:55 pm

Enjoy the new bike OldGit ............not so young myself by the way :D

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Re: New Superduke GT owner experiences.

Post by OldGit60 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:09 am

Thanks AllanP !
Grow old disgracefully eh?

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Re: New Superduke GT owner experiences.

Post by mick shere » Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:56 pm

:D yep decay is better than the alternative..

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Re: New Superduke GT owner experiences.

Post by Aussie Dave » Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:57 pm

Oh gawd, so that's ow it feels when u it '60'..... :shock:

Well, maybe not.......it's just that on my click over date I happened to be flattened by lower back pain (no, not from the Gt.....) and other weird feelings that might also be connected to that back stabbing pain.

Anyway, first ride yesterday.......ahhhh, that's more like it :D ........lovely....beaut day - 20Deg C, fabulous breakfast (mushrooms on turkish with avocado and a cappuccino - mug of course ;) ).......some idiot suv drivers that were foolish enough to display petulant childish behaviour toward the orange bike.......hah, loser's......never had a chance against the 1290... :lol:

So, today (Sunday in the land of Oz)......woke up at 5am thinking I'll do the same......bloodyhell.....it's raining!

Oh that's right, it's a Sunday in the sunshine state (Queensland Oz)..... :lol:

Ps commiseration's to Oldgit on his GT experience, and happy days on the 1190 ;)
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 DaveNZ » Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:41 pm

That Tamborine MT road looks a goodie Dave, but holly shit some of the roads inland from Brisbane were diabolical. Nimbin was fun, i think. :D
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Re: New Superduke GT owner experiences.

Post by Aussie Dave » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:08 pm

Cheers NZDave...... was wondering why you were more quiet than usual (though my USB infernal net connection has been un-cooperative since 23 oct.......latest advice from Optus tech was that all 6 towers in my locality were 'under mtce'.... :lol: ....??? ;) ).

Anyway, it just started working 10mins ago......so i flashed over to the forum to see what I was missing... :lol:

Yeah.....you are 100% about our roads......when I write my excuses for being sensible, that's why..... the roads and the local drivers, just aren't up to a workout anymore......and I suppose there will be heaps of roadworks to suffer over the next few years...... still, I can enjoy my 1290 at legal speeds so it's not all bad.

That Nimbin road was one of the roughest tracks known......haven't been through there for years..... too many potholes and doped up local car drivers :lol:

I'm off on a "Jetscare" adventure on Friday - to Sydney for the big motorcycle show at Darling Harbour..... 8-)

Enjoy the rest of your Aussie Adventure......I haven't ridden my 1290 for 2 weeks, nor the 1100xx (6wks) :(
Current delights...1290GT-2017, CBR1100XX-2005

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Re: New Superduke GT owner experiences.

Post by Brett » Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:42 am

Hi Dave
Did you get your bike from virginia? Am from Brisbane also and would like to try and get a test ride before i splash although that is proving difficult!!!

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Re: New Superduke GT owner experiences.

Post by DaveNZ » Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:25 am

Brett wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:42 am
Hi Dave
Did you get your bike from virginia? Am from Brisbane also and would like to try and get a test ride before i splash although that is proving difficult!!!
If you can get one from NZ and ship it over, you could save a bit, selling here for $21950 with bags (2016) models.
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Re: New Superduke GT owner experiences.

Post by Brett » Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:05 am

Ooh there's a thought. A trip over, pick her up, run her in in the south island!

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Re: New Superduke GT owner experiences.

Post by Aussie Dave » Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:45 am

G'day Brett........been snoozing......so bloody humid.....yawn..... :lol:

Ok, bought my orange firecracker from Springwood (Tony Armstrong/MRUs) as I liked the salesman (no bullshit sort of guy) and I had bought my previous Aprilia 1200TP from them and I trusted their mechanics (and they have a great cafe-coffee shop :lol:) .

Also, Aprilia Aus had just changed owners and the new corporate tossers decided to scrap all existing Aussie service agreements......long story, but I chose to bail out after a brief test ride on the 1290Gt .......lucky me.......they had one Gt a year before , then none until Feb 2017.....so I pounced while I could.......now there are plenty in stock waiting for good homes.........enjoy it .....though there is a slight upgrade due later in the year (SD-R style headlight and new screen)......but the existing headlight is a cracker at night and I'm happy with the screen ayway 8-)

I'd expect the Virginia guys would be as good, but they are over on the north side of the creek for me. ;) I've observed that the Austrian's make a much better bike than the Italian's.......no going back to red bikes for me ;)

Geeze, I've been languishing on 10,440kms (and that 440k's is what I've done since 1 Oct... :oops: ) and now with tricky stormy looking mornings that turn into sweltering hot days :roll: .....roll on autumn I say :lol:

Ps wait......I could, I suppose, emigrate to NZ and enjoy cool weather and great roads....hey Dave ;)
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 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:57 am

Cheers Brett, just remembered, I'm fairly sure that Springwood KTM/Ducati/etc etc have a demo GT on the parking lot.......it's a matt orange & silver one.......though I haven't been hanging around lately (more excuses :roll: ) so i can't say for sure.......but I reckon they will get you on one asap - they realised (after me :lol: ) if you give someone the keys, they will beat a path to the sales desk ....... ;)

Just remember, a new GT will be a bit stiff for a test ride... and they prob have the tyres at 36f 42r. :roll: ...but they will loosen up nicely after a few 000kms :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 ;)

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Re: New Superduke GT owner experiences.

Post by DaveNZ » Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:08 pm

Aussie Dave wrote:
Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:45 am
G'day Brett........been snoozing......so bloody humid....Ps wait......I could, I suppose, emigrate to NZ and enjoy cool weather and great roads....hey Dave ;)
Cooler weather?, its also been hotish here, we had a 27C, but its been around 22 for the last few days with a cool southerly blowing. Oh Dave, I'm taking the GT down to the south island on the 5th of Feb, i saw and drove over some good roads in Aussy, but nothing came close to the roads down there, its going to be fun on the GT, I've done a trip on a Guzzi, 2 trips on a Tuono, 3 trips on my multistrada, and now on the GT. Cant wait. :D oh yes you could emigrate to NZ, you would love it here, you can ride all year round if your a tuff bastard.....(like me)
2016 1290GT-remus link and muffler, 2010 Black 1200 Multistrada full Termi system with mapping, 2005 SMR 640, full Titanium system, Mikuni flatside racing carb, 2 sets of wheels, 18 litre tank, and a nice soft seat.

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Re: New Superduke GT owner experiences.

Post by Aussie Dave » Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:48 am

8-) .......it's above 30C again, rained at 3am this morning so it's humid again......moan.....

Great news though, dropped into my KTM Central to wish the staff a happy NY and puck up a new AGM blattery for the Blackbird (due for a new batt in January=2yrs ) and remembered to ask if they had a source of 40T sprockets.......and they did.........$45Aus and my steel (silver) 40T rear is ordered and due in mid Jan018 :D

They thought it was a supersprox(?) .......I think it's the US brand.......but it's the only one they sell so it'll do :lol:.....what a saga.......of course they didn't have a 39T so i won't be able to have a play around to fine tune it to the new tyres when they are due......but it's a start.. :)

All the best for the NY.... ;)

PPs Also - cheers Brett if reading today - Springwood KTM has a demo Gt on the lot just waiting for your call.
They are open ( they were open today = Friday) on Saturday......it's pretty quiet as most have gone to the Gold Coast.......so you should have plenty of time for a test (they usually give 20-30 mins a booking).
Current delights...1290GT-2017, CBR1100XX-2005

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Re: New Superduke GT owner experiences.

Post by Brett » Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:49 am

A trip back from nsw in a car today, oooooohhhhh.

Thanks Aussie Dave, will check that out. I haven't seen the guys in springwood, nice.
What is the gt like 2up? We do a few trips around tenterfield and need to keep all happy.

Cheers and happy New Year

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Re: New Superduke GT owner experiences.

Post by DaveNZ » Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:03 pm

The GT is quite good 2up Brett, my wife is happy enough on it, with the panniers on, its a little difficult to reach her pegs when getting on, so she uses the riders peg for mounting, if we go on decent trips together, i take the multistrada, its got a larger seat and better positioned grab rail,
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