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Richard
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Rear Shock damage

Post by Richard » Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:35 am

Hi everyone,
New to this forum but wondering if anyone else has seen this kind of damage on a SuperDuke GT. It looks like the spring has made contact with the damper, but no marks I can see on the damper itself. I Noticed it when cleaning the bike after a ride round Loch Ness with pillion and luggage this weekend. Contacted my dealer this morning and awaiting a response, its 7:30am so I'll give them some time.
Bike has covered about 800 miles.

Cheers Richard
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Re: Rear Shock damage

Post by Aussie Dave » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:12 am

I've yet to wash the crud of my GT after the weekend's tour, but I'll have a close look to see if mine looks the same as yours.

I usually have mine in comfort/street damping and either 1up or 1+lgge. Not had the pleasure of a nice passenger... :roll: but I carry about 30kg of gear when I lock the panniers on for a tour. (should add that I'm a 83kg 173cm/5' 9.5" bag of bones... :lol: )

Cheers from an Aussie GT owner :D

Ps......GT bathed, no sign of any rubing/scraping on spring coating.
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Re: Rear Shock damage

Post by Tancakar » Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:07 pm

never seen before , it looks like your coating paint peeled off , this shock spring has to changed because now it can get rusted.

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Re: Rear Shock damage

Post by AllanP » Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:50 pm

Welcome to the forum. I checked my spring (5300 dry miles) and there is no sign of this. Your pics were helpful and I'm inclined to agree with Tancakar that the paint looks like its flaking not being rubbed off by contact.

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Re: Rear Shock damage

Post by DaveNZ » Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:09 am

Id say poor paint job, or a stone got caught in there. A light sand, and a touch up with some white enamel paint, or leave it to the dealer.
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Re: Rear Shock damage

Post by Richard » Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:02 pm

Thanks guys,
I am awaiting the dealer getting back to me. Hopefully get it down to them at the weekend. This is my 4th KTM, 620 Duke, 900 Adventure and 990 Adventure and now Superduke GT and I'd not seen this before.
I'll let you know how it goes.
Cheers Richard

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Re: Rear Shock damage

Post by Richard » Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:59 pm

Hi Guys,
KTM have said its damage from a foreign object so no warranty claim :cry: . Oh well looks like DaveNZ's idea of some paint to touch it up is the way to go. I'll have to go on the look out for a model shop to find Humbrol (I recall) white paint.

Had a good ride down to my nearest dealer, Drysdale motorcycles in Perth on Saturday, the guys were very helpful and provided pretty good coffee but the man from KTM, he say no! Typical Scottish summer, rained all the way back to Aberdeen.

I noticed others are listing their bike stable so here's mine.

2017 KTM 1290 SuperDuke GT
2012 Harley Davidson XR 1200X
2008 Kawasaki ZX10R
1979 Ducati 900 SS
1980 Moto Morini 3 1/2 Sport
1980 Suzuki GT 250 X7

Cheers Richard

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Re: Rear Shock damage

Post by AllanP » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:03 pm

Its not a really functional failure and easily fixed.

I was interested in your bike stable, you have a lot of bikes with "character" there, a real glutton for punishment :D

I'm pretty ancient and bought a new Moto Morini 3 1/2 Sport back in the 70s. I cant remember exactly which year it was but I think it was the first year they were in sale in the UK and mine had the double-sided single leading shoe Grimica front brake on it. By the standards of the day the handling was among the best there was, the front brake was good and even better after I filed down the leading edges of the brake shoe liners to reduce grabbing, and the unheard of 6-speed gear box made me feel like a GP star. It was bloody expensive though and I recall it costing almost as much as a Norton Commando but that might be my old brain playing tricks on me.

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Re: Rear Shock damage

Post by Richard » Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:45 pm

Hi Allan,
My Morini is a 1980 K1 with twin discs up front, completely overbraked but as you say it handles so well just leave them alone and throw it in. The right hand gear change is OK, not so good when I change down with he brake pedal though. I bought it for my wife for her birthday 20 years ago for about £2K I recall.
The Ducati is in Glasgow at the moment eating money, but you have to have toys and unfortunately they need looking after every so often, had this one for 24 years now.
Took the X7 to work this morning, running fine, I forget how much fun light two strokes are sometimes. I rebuilt this one in 2006.

Better mention KTM or I'll get kicked off the forum. I asked on another section if anyone had come across a rack to fit the GT. Ive seen the SW Motech one.

Cheers Richard

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