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Post by knackers » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:35 am

Aussie Dave wrote:Good one Steve 8-)

Post a few here for fun or create a new thread and make us all envious...... :mrgreen:

Hopefully my left shoulder will settle soon and let me get on my GT...... looking forward to building up to some long range adventures into 2019..... ;)
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Post by mrslackloin » Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:39 pm

In order of substantive stops: Glen Innes, Armidale, Scone, Rylstone, Sofala, Neville, Woodstock, Neville, Lithgow, Woy Woy, Gloucester, Uralla. Just over 2000 kays in five days. Some pics below.

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Post by mrslackloin » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:15 am

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Tourist bimble from Cleveland to Wellington Point, then Wynnum Esplanade for a coffee. Been on a cruise for five days and had to get out on the bike somewhere, anywhere. Hoping to do a day loop up to Sunshine Coast hinterland next weekend.

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Re: Anybody Still Riding....

Post by Aussie Dave » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:14 pm

Cheers all...... nice pics...... once again I was due to throw a leg over (to ride in to get my recalls done :roll: ) but have been struggling with another virus or weird heat/dust/whatever effect..... I'm ok but not as good as last week...... dang it, just bad timing...... oh well - re-booked for the 24th and a couple of long term super friends are available to ride with me so long as I buy the coffee :lol: .

Lots of those pics (except for mick's) are places I have haunted over the years....... :mrgreen:

Hey, Mrs Lackloin :lol: ;) ...... you were only a km away from my place when you parked on the Wynnum foreshore last Saturday. (looks like the wading pool precinct)...... I was having coffee with my elders down Springwood way in the morning (car), and came home feeling a bit off (suspected virus) and wasted the weekend being careful and resting..... :(......I might be a bit of a WUSS but it is scary pale face, tummy discomfort, stingy eyes, tiredness stuff that reminds me of my pre-heart bypass symptoms.. :roll:

I hope the tide was in like it was the last time I had a ride on my Bluebird.... pic up near Darling Point Lighthouse park......looking back to where you were coffee-ing.....
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Post by DaveNZ » Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:41 am

Just spent a week riding with my son, i brought him an MV Rivale to ride when he's home visiting from Melbourne, we did some great roads, averaging 500kms a day. We stopped for this pic on the way home over the Central Plateau.
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Re: Anybody Still Riding....

Post by ogden » Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:37 pm

I had my first day out on two wheels in five months last weekend. Cobwebs well and truly blown away, and a proper ticking off from the wife after a few two-up ton-plus wheelies cos I forgot how fruity the XR is. Think that's the longest I've gone without even sitting on a bike in, christ, must be at least a decade. Mostly cos of this...
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Between the bust ankle*, the thick end of a month in Aus, and crappy British weather when I got back, I just couldn't be arsed to ride.

Anyway, I won't bother with photos or a writeup, cos it wasn't on a KTM - I finally sold my knackered SMT to a fellow hillclimber late last year, after almost two years gathering dust in the garage. But the weather's perking up, I've got a couple of Brexit-busting foreign trips planned in the next six months, and I can't bring myself to socialise with other beemer owners, so I'm still kinda here.

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Re: Anybody Still Riding....

Post by linehand » Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:10 pm

No pics...cause, well, I'm still riding. Had to stop for about 3 weeks while the roads were too icy but rode the last week to work in the pouring rain and wind. My Co-workers thought I was completely bonkers. When asked why (this happened many times) I said "it's not like I get wet beneath my suit". They don't get it. They have no idea how much fun it is!

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Re: Anybody Still Riding....

Post by Aussie Dave » Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:25 pm

Cheers linehand,

Good to know somebody is still riding & reading this forum...... 8-)

I'm stunned by the amount of auto loading data eating adverts over on the 'KTM Forum' site..... this forum is a breeze by comparison..... no distractions from car adverts that start playing using my data (unauthorized & unwanted).......

Hopefully, members will return and contribute...... :mrgreen:
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Re: Anybody Still Riding....

Post by knackers » Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:42 am

Well my wife and I are always out riding and to make sure that we keep it up we’ve just purchased some new ones.
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Re: Anybody Still Riding....

Post by knackers » Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:47 am

Here is some photos from a week ago on our trip on the older bikes.
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Re: Anybody Still Riding....

Post by Aussie Dave » Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:41 pm

G'day Knackers & better half,

New bike looks fabulous! Tracer GT 09 for her and the white star of the forum for him :lol:

Hey, those pics - that would be the lookout at MT Buffalo if my memory is correct..... biking paradise around Bright ;).

Let us know what you think of the revised suspension damping once it settles in eh..... My 17GT always felt like it needed more rebound on the Comfort & Street settings (even after 5000kms) and feels a bit hard on sport unless I'm fully loaded....... if the new software magically corrects that then I shall have to follow your lead 8-)
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Re: Anybody Still Riding....

Post by knackers » Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:57 pm

No worries Davo, I will keep you informed about the suspension as yes it needs to settle in first. I set up my SDR in sports mode and it’s a cracker of a bike and is a little different to this but I love the newbie and handles like a dream.

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Re: Anybody Still Riding....

Post by Aussie Dave » Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:12 pm

G'day all,

Was passing my local (KTM) on saturday and dropped in to view the 19SDGT..... it was the 'all-black' version vs knackers 'snow white' looker......

Very nice too..... didn't see it at first glance, then spotted the headlamp and new screen top and zero'ed in on the bike..... it was camouflaged/hiding beside a black 18 model (a bit like the 'black hole' created by all the vintage British bikes at the National M/C museum in Nabiac NSW :lol: ..... they were all drab black back then because of paint shortages in post war economy...... and they leaked so much oil :lol: .. seriously... it created a 'black hole' effect in the museum hall :lol: ) ......

Anyway..... nice upgrade to SDGT.... very solid windscreen mount, neat little side pockets that flip out to open and that big TFT screen (which I didn't get to see powered on). It's a demo bike for those in Brisbane's south, so keep in mind these things are a bit rough when new and super tight...... they become almost totally different after 5000kms or so.... nicely loosened up engine, suspension etc..... but a test ride shows the brakes and power and confirms the fit/comfort (I'd select sport map & street damping to help with traffic).

I suspect it also has the 38 tooth Euro rear final gearing so it probably also needs a 40t sprox (unless the engine changes - heavier crank, titanium valves etc - make a big difference to the smoothness <4k rpms).

Oh boy, I wish i had ridden down..... i could've taken it out for a short spin..... :mrgreen:
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Post by Aussie Dave » Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:03 am

Oh alright...... scratching for something to do on a humid and sweaty afternoon...... not pleasant riding weather at all :roll:

Well, I've broken the ice at long last...... actually it was 12 months from my by-pass surgery.... but who's counting eh?....... took the SDGT for it's 1st cruise back from storage on Sunday morning and even though it was blistering hot and 90+% humidity - IT FELT GREAT :D
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Would've been nicer if the bloody tide was high enough to cover the mud..... :lol:

So not much of a ride to report...... but then again, it was one giant leap for me!

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At Last.... Cooler Temps...... Perfect Riding Weather....

Post by Aussie Dave » Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:15 am

Cheers all....

Went for breakfast at Horizon Shores (down near Jacobs Well, out from Stayplton BP roadhouse) for my 2nd adventure....... sorry, no pics...... was distracted by a mystery engine check lamp and 10k/ltr fuel cons readout...... :o

Cured the fuel cons by removing my ESE dongle and plugging back into the Exup connector..... back to 20k/ltr legal speed cruising :D ........ but the engine check lamp was still on....... later I discovered my +ve battery terminal was only nip tight, not proper ring spanner tight :roll: ...... hoping that will resolve the issue.

Anyway, distractions and all, it was a fabulous ride - my first was just 20kms local in 50-60kph zones on a stinking hot morning a week ago...... yesterday was a very nice 21C morning and my first 112km ride including motorway 110kph speedlimits and lots of traffic...

So another giant leap for me...... damn I wish I had taken a pic..... it was very nice at the cafe beside the boat harbour...... beautiful day, flash looking boats..... and my SDGT looked good too! :lol:
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Re: Anybody Still Riding....

Post by Steve-Gnome » Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:32 am

Indeed - perfect weather for riding. Took ours out for a weekend 1000 km round trip out into the SA countryside - first trip with the new 40t rear sprocket and post 1000km service. Definitely an improvement with 6th gear at 110km/hr now actually possible (just).
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Re: Anybody Still Riding....

Post by Aussie Dave » Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:06 am

Good on ya Stevie.....

So the 19 still has slightly tall Euro oem gearing...... typical eh?

Just had a thought (well, 2 actually)...... it will get easier as the kms accumulate (no BS), mine is silky smooth (for a twin) at 11400kms, and a question - did you put the sprocket on yourself?

I ask, because, the super sprox (and any other brand) must fit one way only, but there is no instruction warning.

The pretty machined/beveled side must go toward the hub to line the sprocket up perfectly with the front cog.
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It's an amazingly easy thing to do eh? A true 'Quick Change' system......

PS Your GT looks FAB with those orange cases and wheels and the white+orange tank spoilers...... I'm very envious....... :mrgreen:

Pps Long term thoughtie...... I put my K&N filter in while bored when still unable to ride, and the oem paper filter came out looking like new at 10,300kms...... so it would have easily made it to the 30k km service unless you ride in heavy diesel truck traffic or very dusty air. the intakes must be high enough to avoid dirty air..... and I'm still using semisyn 15w50 oil (change every 5k kms) with zero oil usage :D

Pleased to report now at 11400kms..... :lol: ..... but that'll change rapidly from now on..... ;)
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Re: At Last.... Cooler Temps...... Perfect Riding Weather....

Post by Brendan7 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:30 am

Aussie Dave wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:15 am
Cheers all....

Went for breakfast at Horizon Shores (down near Jacobs Well, out from Stayplton BP roadhouse) for my 2nd adventure....... sorry, no pics...... was distracted by a mystery engine check lamp and 10k/ltr fuel cons readout......

So another giant leap for me...... damn I wish I had taken a pic..... it was very nice at the cafe beside the boat harbour...... beautiful day, flash looking boats..... and my SDGT looked good too! :lol:

It's still too cold for me to travel, but I'm getting ready. This winter, I gained too many pounds by tasting home-made beer and playing at https://duckdice.io/lottery I'm afraid I will have to make an intensive schedule for the warm season. By the way, you did not notice that lately, I don't want to take pictures. I seem to forget about it.

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Re: Anybody Still Riding....

Post by Steve-Gnome » Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:00 am

Yes - got the dealer to do it when I had it serviced. Joking said to them as I collected the keys "you did get the sprocket the right way round didnt you?". Checked the bike myself and ... sure enough.. sprocket the wrong way round! - even the dealer gets it wrong!
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Good on ya Stevie.....

So the 19 still has slightly tall Euro oem gearing...... typical eh?

Just had a thought (well, 2 actually)...... it will get easier as the kms accumulate (no BS), mine is silky smooth (for a twin) at 11400kms, and a question - did you put the sprocket on yourself?

I ask, because, the super sprox (and any other brand) must fit one way only, but there is no instruction warning.

The pretty machined/beveled side must go toward the hub to line the sprocket up perfectly with the front cog.

Sprocket change......pretty side in.....too easy.jpgthis is the inside......and keep those lugs seated when tightening the sprox nuts.jpg

It's an amazingly easy thing to do eh? A true 'Quick Change' system......

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Re: Anybody Still Riding....

Post by Aussie Dave » Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:45 pm

Aaaaagh, I didn't take a pic again... :lol: .... Ride #3 to KTM service shop on Saturday morning...... and I think I spotted Mrslackloin's pretty SDGT with Ackra muffler parked outside the service shop door while mine was still hiding inside beside the counter......... along with a white 19GT in for it's 1000k check (1290GT Central eh 8-) ).

My Ducati mates insist on having coffee at 'Extraction's' so I miss out on the bike shop cafe scene just because they like the Saturday crowd full of pretty sheila's and the great coffee and the fantastic food...... oh :oops: ... I get it :roll: ...... but I still miss the bike shop cafe scene........ ;)

Recent weirdness with my GT turned out to be caused by a failed resistor in the purge valve eliminator dongle. All fixed, oem purge valve re-installed but no need for any hoses... just plugged in as a resistor..... fault lamp cleared and we are are all smiles again... 8-)

I love this bike :D
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