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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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Re: Has The Forum Died? Been Anywhere on your Kato?

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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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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