Hello From the Great Northwest

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Hello From the Great Northwest

Post by HAY56 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:44 pm

I live in WA State and just bought a 2019 SDGT. My first KTM and I'm new to this forum. I've learned a lot already from this forum and will continue to scan topics and hopefully contribute, as well. Great to have this resource!

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Post by Aussie Dave » Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:16 am

Welcome Hay56,

Sorry nobody replied to your post..... they can get buried - or there's just not many viewing :lol: .

Anyway, read away - remember your 19 model is significantly different to the 16-18 versions so most/if any issues won't affect you.

One that might is the right hand switch block wiring - some 19GTs had wiring that was a tiny bit tight/short which caused some starting/other issues...... fear not, if it happens you can jiggle the switchblock to get started then the Ktm dealer will simply replace the entire assembly with the new part under warranty - it may even have been dealt with by recall. Probably old news by now ;) .

Oh, remember to ask/insist on resetting the tyre pressure trigger points to a lower psi reading so you can run sensible pressures if you want, without annoying 'nanny state' warnings distracting you in tight corners :lol: .
(errr, was just thinking, maybe that was done already in the 19's new improved software..... I'll have to let one of my tyres down and ride around the block to see if I get a warning..... I've had the 19ECU upgrade done to my 17SDGT so I've no idea what's in the box anymore :lol: ).

I still run 35psi f and 37psi r and have never had a slip/crash and get great tyre mileage (15k kms on the AngelGT's).

Cheers from Australia.
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Re: Hello From the Great Northwest

Post by HAY56 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:34 pm

Hi Dave,
Thanks for the information. So far, I have not had any issues with the right-hand switch block but will keep an eye on it. When I took it in for the 1000km service I asked the tech to check for any recall notices and there were none.

Just curious why you run 35f and 37r when the recommended pressures are 36f and 42r? Do you notice a smoother ride with the lower pressures?

Thanks again.
HAY56

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Post by mick shere » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:58 am

Welcome in mate :D

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Post by phatdoughnut » Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:26 pm

Bombing range brewing is awesome 8-)

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Post by DaveNZ » Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:50 am

HAY56 wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:34 pm
Hi Dave,
Thanks for the information. So far, I have not had any issues with the right-hand switch block but will keep an eye on it. When I took it in for the 1000km service I asked the tech to check for any recall notices and there were none.

Just curious why you run 35f and 37r when the recommended pressures are 36f and 42r? Do you notice a smoother ride with the lower pressures?

Thanks again.
HAY56
Wellcome Hay56. Yeah Dave is on the money with tire pressures. 42 is way to high mate, 34-36F and 36-38R. 42 Is max pressure, and gives a harsher ride. on my 790 i run 32F 32R, but its on sports tires and its a feather weight.
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Re: Hello From the Great Northwest

Post by Aussie Dave » Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:45 am

Yes.... what the other Dave says....... he and I are twins :lol: ...... even though we have never met and are from different countries....... :) .

Some guys have had the embarrassment of eyeballing the bitumen - it's the nature of the beast with it's tall gearing and strong/sudden ride by wire throttle. If you find yourself trying to ride with low rpms (like under 4k revs) you can get caught and the rear tire may unhook...... even with TC...... it has happened, though I can't say whether it has been rider inexperience or just plain bad luck.

I've never had any traction issues with the more suitable pressures. I still managed to get 15,000kms out of the Angels, using all the rear tyre.... maybe not as aggressive as the other Dave, but no fuddy duddy riding either ;) .... except for when I'm being followed by a police patrol car/bike..... :lol: .

I've got Michelin Road 5's on now..... they went on in June for a 2,700km trip, and have since done another 3000km trip, plus many day rides..... they have done 11,000kms so far...... and they look like they have just gone over half tread on the rear..... but they have much more grip than the oem Angels........ and the same long life at 34-35f and 36-37r.

:D My 17SDGT has the 19 ECU software and I've just clocked up 25,680kms on today's 200km sortie into the mountains.....
Current delights...1290GT-2017, CBR1100XX-2005

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