New Superduke GT owner experiences.

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Re: New Superduke GT owner experiences.

Post by Brett » Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:57 am

Hi

Thanks DaveNZ, went and gave it a go 1up this morning, thanks to the guys at Brisbane ktm at underwood. Will try a 2up soon to see how it goes.

I have read every review but never was prepared for that, wow! Docile and easy going under 4000, ready to shrink the world over 5000😍. It goes that hard that i think i was in 2 places at the same time😨 and have ridden pushbikes that have felt heavier!


Thanks also to aussie dave for coming across to say hi, great to meet you.

What a great morning
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Re: New Superduke GT owner experiences.

Post by Aussie Dave » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:35 am

Cheers Brett, glad to have bumped into you - I was intending to visit the local Hyundai dealership while they had new 2017 Tuscon Active's on sale, but one of those ancient reprobates I was sitting with phoned and invited me to coffee instead...... :lol: .......can't have a car in the garage that is newer than the Gt eh?

My only fear for you is that now you've ridden one....you won't be able to think of anything else..... ;)

Got away for a breakfast ride to Canungra this morning (finally free of feeding 4 cats, 1 dog and covering two houses for sudden storms, security, etc etc :roll: ) rolled out at 630am - nice.....23C......got up to 34C pretty quick but up on Mt Tamborine after breaky was lovely....... ;) .....where's the F-photo....oh, at last..... :lol:
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Re: New Superduke GT owner experiences.

Post by Aussie Dave » Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:07 am

Cheers again Brett.......been searching for the KTM Top Case pics and they are in accessories under 'KTM top case'.......now that makes sense eh?... :lol:

The pics show the grab rail is lost (same mounting point as mine) and how far back it sits. The rack might be more readily avail now, but it was a lengthy wait for (?) Big Joe back then as I suspect they are made to order by SW Motech and sent via KTM ......and I think they are about $400ea plus another $4-500 for the orange top case. Hence I adapted the SDR rack ($240 4wks del) - it can come with a metal adapter plate to suit whchever brand top case you might want.....but I just bodgied the plastic plate that came with my Shad case (note that the KTM oem luggage is all made by Shad specially for KTM). I could also have adapted my old 'Gearsack' bag and used soft luggage......anyway, happy thoughts......hope the cashier finds the rear seat acceptable - oh, a back brace/top case whatever is probably a must as you might lose her if you hit the throttle hard..... :lol: :lol: .....I did that to a mate I was doubling once...... :lol: :lol: ....his feet came up under my arms when i just applied throttle as the lights changed earlier than i expected and over he went...... :lol: :lol: :lol: ....but I brought him back up with the brakes, so no harm done..... :lol: :lol: :lol: ....fuk it was funny at the time ;) (err, not on the Gt.....was a long time ago on a Z1000J1 Kawasaki).
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Re: New Superduke GT owner experiences.

Post by Brett » Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:14 am

You are right, brain locked in the pop and crackle thoughts from yesterday. The triumph felt fat and lethargic on way home........

Now to see (hope..) that 2up is as good🤞

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Re: New Superduke GT owner experiences.

Post by DaveNZ » Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:19 am

I went for a 200K ride yesterday, but so much christmas traffic, so i went fishing today, so no last 2017 ride, but some nice fish for tea, and smoked a few in the smoker. Happy new year guys, hope to hear from you all some more.
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Re: New Superduke GT owner experiences.

Post by Aussie Dave » Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:06 am

Happy New Year to all....

Oh boy it has gotten so hot and humid......worse than over xmas - at least it rained to cool things off... ;)

And a quick note to Brett (ok, 2 notes).....the coming soon 2018 model GT will also have the TFT dash that the 1290SA-Sport has (maybe even an up-down QS?)...but nobody knows when it will be here or how much.. :roll:

And, if you like, I can put my side cases on and catch you after you do the two up test.....so you can see what I couldn't when I was buying mine - actual pannier cases on a GT :lol: (that demo colour scheme is rather nice, and there is a dinkum test report in the 'BIKE' 2017 road test annual magazine too....... ;) ).


Cheers everybody - maybe we will all emigrate over to NZ Dave's and cool off a bit between rides.... :mrgreen:
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Re: New Superduke GT owner experiences.

Post by Brett » Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:25 am

Happy new year, 2018 already, y2k seems only a year or so ago!

Thanks for the offer Aussie Dave, they had the cases inside the front door so was able to have a look. I have been a bit spoilt with the cases on the sprint gt, looks like time to relearn how to pack light.

Seems like the guys at Springfield are like columbian drug lords, first hit was free and now i might be hooked 😊

Think we are heading in that direction on Friday for a 2up go 🤞

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Re: New Superduke GT owner experiences.

Post by Twisty » Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:55 pm

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Boy I wish we had some hot, humid weather here in the northern hemisphere right now. (Got to be careful what I ask for—I really don’t want that much global warming!😬) But my stable of mounts are getting restless in the snow!

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Re: New Superduke GT owner experiences.

Post by mick shere » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:12 pm

ok guys settle down... its -2 and 70mph (110kph) winds up here, winter solstice just passed, no change. I drag the sheet off mine put a duvet jacket on have a beer and reflect. Rock on summer

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Re: New Superduke GT owner experiences.

Post by DaveNZ » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:00 pm

mick shere wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:12 pm
ok guys settle down... its -2 and 70mph (110kph) winds up here, winter solstice just passed, no change. I drag the sheet off mine put a duvet jacket on have a beer and reflect. Rock on summer
Local temp recorded 28 yesterday, but where i an, she got into the low 30s, nicer today, cloud cover and a nice warm 25. i think i shall take the multi for a blast.
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Re: New Superduke GT owner experiences.

Post by Aussie Dave » Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:17 am

Geeze, Mt Twisty....... is that bare knuckle bar ends on your bikes? With all that white stuff on the floor, you should fit some hand guards (Acerbis are great, but there are others - just go with the single 'end mount' type as the rugged dual mount types might hit the dash on full turn).

With hand guards on you'll be unstoppable in the chilly weather... :roll: ....especially on "black ice" (as we know it in Aus).......so named because it keeps to the colour on the bitumen and is invisible.....I know what it feels like as I survived a 'moment' on the ice......was just starting to go sideways when i cleared the cutting and got back onto the road surface......... :D to survive that one!.......(Canberra in winter .... brrrr).


Oh, also, cheers to Brett. Hope the 2up test goes good. I even test sat on my passenger seat the other night out of curiosity - I used the riders pegs to push up and back onto the rear seat - so I recon that's the go for GT passengers. Look closely at those cases.....they are ok but they are 'small' because of the weird shape. Google SW Motech for 1290Gt and you'll see the rugged and strong rack they make - it will sit a pair of Givi E41's at approx 105cm width vs the oem KTM cases at 90cm.(Trekka's would be slimmer, I think).......not too wide given the extra load capacity, costs more than the KTM kit after buying the rack and fittings, but would be more robust and easier to pack.......have fun considering the options.........
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Re: New Superduke GT owner experiences.

Post by Aussie Dave » Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:45 am

Hah, not really a superduke experience......well maybe.....since the GT will have to shimmy over a bit to let me park a new stablemate beside the Kato & the Honda........ :lol:

I've finally beaten my inner accountant and upgraded to a 2018 Hyundai Tuscon Active with 18" wheels ( :lol: everything else is metric here in Oz but we still label wheel sizes in inches.......go figure :roll: ), and a pricey but must have nudge bar with included LED light bar (gotta be able to singe the retina's off kangaroo's or other difficult motorists eh... ;) ).

Ahhh, it's only money..... :!: .....but at least the thing has a sex speed auto and direct erection,.. errrr,... I mean, 6 sp auto & direct injection....oh, and it's very blue......sad to see 24yo Bluebird Ti go (very comfy lounge room....and cheap to run on LPG :) ), but the Tuscon is a great drive.. :D.....I like the high driving position too.....very easy to get in and out of the cab.. 8-)

Cheers from he who had some money yesterday..... :lol: ( I had two coffee's at the car dealership, they cost me $16k ea....car was free after that....... ;)).
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Re: New Superduke GT owner experiences.

Post by DaveNZ » Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:38 pm

Dave, nice choice on car, i brought (we) wife car a Hyundai IX35 Elite, Diesel a few years back, great car, 750 Ks from 45 litres of diesel. wife loves it, 180hp, goes well. had a 2009 Honda Type R before that, wife loved that, but accumulated a few tickets. :shock: Nothing has to move in my shed, i have a bike room of my own.
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Re: New Superduke GT owner experiences.

Post by Aussie Dave » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:17 am

Cheers mate, I'll have enough room once I throw out some junk that I've kept for no good reason.... :lol:

Bit like my clothes - keep that, it's still good, and I'll fit into it once I loose a few kg's...... :lol:

Yeah right :roll: ........out i say, make room for the new Blue.......so that'll be a blue car, a blue CBR1100XX and that other Orange safety colour thingy.......oh, and a red mower.... :lol:
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Re: New Superduke GT owner experiences.

Post by Aussie Dave » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:01 pm

Ok...... blown my fuel budget now...... Gt, wassat? oh, yeah, it's the orange thing under the dust sheet.... :lol:

Yeah, well the temps have been well over 30C and the air is sweaty humid from sunrise, so this new thing with it's air-conditioning has been occupying my wake time....... :roll:
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Not to worry, the weather will come good soon (I hope) and the new shed-mate will get less attention as I throw a leg over the Kato and the Honda. (errr, not at the same time..... ;) ).

Gotta have a big throw out soon, too much junk in storage, need more bike room, big blue whale takes up most of the garage..... :lol:......and our locals have decided to drive like fek'n lunatics over the holiday's so I'm better off waiting till school resumes and the roads clear a bit.. ;) Fark.....what's gotten into the 1st year 'P' plate drivers :!: .....crazy stunts hmmmm, must have learned to drive on a simulator...
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Post by jfink » Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:33 am

I learned a little about my GT today. They called for me to bring my SDGT in, so they could do the fuel pump recall. The wife was coming to pick me up, and said "I will probably beat you there!" Me, "I don't think so!" When I passed her on the little country backroad, I bounced it off the rev limiter in second, hit third and the front wheel came up. Dang! Coming of much larger bikes, I was so surprised at how easy the front wheel came up. I guess the noise spooked a flock of sparrows and they scattered. One hit my helmet, another hit my shoulder. My wife was none to pleased about the aviary homicide. Fortunately, none hit the bike! I seem to attract the fowl.

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By the way Mr. Dave, isn't that a Hyundai Tucson or have they started making a new model with Italian roots, called the Tuscon? Interesting story about that name. It is rumored that In WWII the Yanks used it to trick up the Jerry's (dressed as Yanks) by asking them to pronounce the name of different cities. Nice car, just got a used Elantra Hatchback for the youngest daughter.
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Post by jjscsix » Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:49 am

Joe, please tell me you did not wheelie past Laura! :twisted:

I see you went back on the GW to admire your next meal, I hit one at least that big on my FJR several years ago out near Brazil’s bend. I caught the meat of he body in my chest.
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Re: New Superduke GT owner experiences.

Post by jfink » Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:08 pm

jjscsix wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:49 am
Joe, please tell me you did not wheelie past Laura! :twisted:

I see you went back on the GW to admire your next meal, I hit one at least that big on my FJR several years ago out near Brazil’s bend. I caught the meat of he body in my chest.
Jim, I did wheelie past Laura, by accident, but she and I didn't talk about that! ;-) I was amazed at just how easy it came up. There was no clutch pop, I just auto shifted up and bam, it was up.

That "turkey" shoot was a couple years ago. Interestingly, it was right outside of Turkey, Texas. It may look like his head in the picture, but it isn't. I caught him on the mirror, head went over and body under and got me in the hand. No damage though, at least not to me. Taking that one full on in the chest would have probably killed me. I was doing at least 70mph. How fast were you going?

Any news on yours?
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Post by mick shere » Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:32 pm

I was going to say big sparrows! But I note you were in Texas ;-)

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Re: New Superduke GT owner experiences.

Post by jjscsix » Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:13 am

jfink wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:08 pm
jjscsix wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:49 am
Joe, please tell me you did not wheelie past Laura! :twisted:

I see you went back on the GW to admire your next meal, I hit one at least that big on my FJR several years ago out near Brazil’s bend. I caught the meat of he body in my chest.
Jim, I did wheelie past Laura, by accident, but she and I didn't talk about that! ;-) I was amazed at just how easy it came up. There was no clutch pop, I just auto shifted up and bam, it was up.

That "turkey" shoot was a couple years ago. Interestingly, it was right outside of Turkey, Texas. It may look like his head in the picture, but it isn't. I caught him on the mirror, head went over and body under and got me in the hand. No damage though, at least not to me. Taking that one full on in the chest would have probably killed me. I was doing at least 70mph. How fast were you going?

Any news on yours?
I think I had slowed to about 45. I was just glad he cleared the windshield on the FJR. It did not hurt but probably would have broken the windshield.
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