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Re: KTM Top Case moving

Posted: Tue May 01, 2018 8:56 am
by pk1
The top plate is designed to move,its supposed to help with the handling, triumph do a simialar thing with side boxes on the explorer! Seen this a few years ago.
Thought it was strange myself but dealer confirmed this was correct for the reason stated above👍

Re: KTM Top Case

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 2:03 pm
by jfink
bigman32hockey wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:51 pm
In case anyone wants to see what it looks like with the side bags on.
I don't/won't use my SDGT for two up touring nor long distance rides, but that certainly looks like the solution. I would be more interested in a small 'tail' bag that replaces the pillion seat. Nothing big, just something to throw a phone and wallet in. Anyone aware of something like that?

By the way, that truck in the background is one of my favorites. I get all tingly when one pulls up in front of my house.

Re: KTM Top Case

Posted: Fri May 04, 2018 1:26 am
by jjscsix
Joe, I have three identical Nelson Rig Tail bags. One is a permanent fixture on my 1600 and one on my SDGT. It looks like it was custom made to fit on the passenger seat of the SD. Sadly I cannot for the life of me figure out why the "add files" feature when posting a response does not work for me on this forum.

Re: KTM Top Case

Posted: Fri May 04, 2018 1:52 am
by dasjefe
If you do the canister delete it frees up a pretty good amount of space under the pillion seat - at least enough for a phone and a wallet. I also bought the KTM '1290 GT' tank bag. It is rather small but pretty well built.

Re: KTM Top Case

Posted: Fri May 04, 2018 2:19 am
by jjscsix
I will probably get rid of the canister. I've read up on a couple of options. Any suggestions.

Re: KTM Top Case

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 10:34 pm
by Rock
jjscsix wrote:
Fri May 04, 2018 2:19 am
I will probably get rid of the canister. I've read up on a couple of options. Any suggestions.
Good lord JJ, what do we buy all the same bikes?!! Am I to get a K1600 next?!?!? :lol:
I'm partial to the nelson rig tail bag myself.
so is the S1000R gone?

Re: KTM Top Case

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 1:17 am
by dasjefe
jjscsix wrote:
Fri May 04, 2018 2:19 am
I will probably get rid of the canister. I've read up on a couple of options. Any suggestions.
I went with the Rottweiler Performance SAS Stage 2 kit. Works really well. I'd also recommend getting the fueling dongles and finding/buying some threaded plugs for the O2 sensors holes. The dongles trick the engine into running richer and buys you a few hundred more useable RPMs in the lower rev range. Pretty easy stuff to install.

Re: KTM Top Case

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 3:28 am
by DaveNZ
dasjefe wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 1:17 am
jjscsix wrote:
Fri May 04, 2018 2:19 am
I will probably get rid of the canister. I've read up on a couple of options. Any suggestions.
I went with the Rottweiler Performance SAS Stage 2 kit. Works really well. I'd also recommend getting the fueling dongles and finding/buying some threaded plugs for the O2 sensors holes. The dongles trick the engine into running richer and buys you a few hundred more useable RPMs in the lower rev range. Pretty easy stuff to install.
This is the route i took, SAS Stage 2, and O2 kit, the Rottweiler O2 sensor removal kit includes threaded plugs for to go into the exhaust.

Re: KTM Top Case

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:32 pm
by jjscsix
Rock wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 10:34 pm
jjscsix wrote:
Fri May 04, 2018 2:19 am
I will probably get rid of the canister. I've read up on a couple of options. Any suggestions.
Good lord JJ, what do we buy all the same bikes?!! Am I to get a K1600 next?!?!? :lol:
I'm partial to the nelson rig tail bag myself.
so is the S1000R gone?
Not sure why I’m just seeing this post. Yes, the S1000R is gone. I liked the bike and put 23,000 miles on it. I can’t explain it, but I liked it a lot but didn’t love it a lot. I was surprised that it lacked refinement in a few different areas. I have read that the upgrades in 2017 made it a bit more refined.

I would actually consider one again....maybe as a replacement for my Panigale. But it’s gong to be agonizing when (if) I ever sell that bike. I love that bike. I’m nearing 66 years old and 150-180 Sunday morning rides on it are still pretty easy for me.

My wife keeps reminding me that most people would love to have my problems :D

Re: KTM Top Case

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:26 am
by Rock
jjscsix wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:32 pm
Not sure why I’m just seeing this post. Yes, the S1000R is gone. I liked the bike and put 23,000 miles on it. I can’t explain it, but I liked it a lot but didn’t love it a lot. I was surprised that it lacked refinement in a few different areas. I have read that the upgrades in 2017 made it a bit more refined.

I would actually consider one again....maybe as a replacement for my Panigale. But it’s gong to be agonizing when (if) I ever sell that bike. I love that bike. I’m nearing 66 years old and 150-180 Sunday morning rides on it are still pretty easy for me.

My wife keeps reminding me that most people would love to have my problems :D
Not quite sure why I couldn't love that bike either. It was fun, comfortable enough for a naked, but I never was quite satisfied with it. Plus I commute long miles so needed something a little more interstate friendly. That I-4 is a very good engine though.

I test rode a newer one recently and it got somewhat smaller. I could not ever consider it again.