slartidbartfast's Recent Activity

  1. slartidbartfast replied to the thread VStrom Owners Thread.

    K&N costs more, takes much more effort to maintain properly, provides ZERO performance benefit (on the weestrom - which has air box...

    Apr 26, 2018 at 12:11 PM
  2. slartidbartfast replied to the thread DR350 Thread.

    I think you’re reading the wrong consensus. The pumper carbs are the ones that are tough to tune, wear out quickly and don’t handle...

    Apr 26, 2018 at 10:46 AM
  3. slartidbartfast replied to the thread 1290 SA Owners Thread.

    Should not need a breaker bar or robust socket. The torque spec for aluminum nut on KTM rear axle is not very high. Have tried wheel...

    Apr 26, 2018 at 10:39 AM
  4. slartidbartfast replied to the thread 2018 1090 2-up/camping?.

    Told you that already. It’s the electronically adjustable preload (generally better suspension) and heated passenger seat. A few extra,...

    Apr 26, 2018 at 10:05 AM
  5. slartidbartfast replied to the thread 1290 SA Owners Thread.

    Factory toolkit seems like it covers most routine activities. For my upcoming trip to Alaska, I will also throw in most or all the...

    Apr 26, 2018 at 8:33 AM
  6. slartidbartfast replied to the thread 1290 SA Owners Thread.

    The KTM spoked wheels are pretty light but then so, probably, are the one piece (cast/forged). One-piece wheels could be lighter but we...

    Apr 25, 2018 at 2:41 PM
  7. slartidbartfast replied to the thread What Did You Do To Your 1050/1190/1290 Today?.

    If you let the bike sit for a month and parasitic drain uses up 5Ah, the Shido will be dead, whereas the ol' lead-acid will still have...

    Apr 25, 2018 at 2:35 PM
  8. slartidbartfast replied to the thread MotoLad's 2017 1290 Super Adventure R - build thread.

    You'd better be absolutely certain that's a freely exchangeable copy and not copyrighted or otherwise protected. Sharing such materials...

    Apr 25, 2018 at 12:00 PM
  9. slartidbartfast replied to the thread 2018 1090 2-up/camping?.

    For the price of a 1090, you could get a used 1290 with the electronic suspension. Makes adjustment for 2-up dead easy and probably...

    Apr 24, 2018 at 2:31 PM
  10. slartidbartfast replied to the thread DR350 Thread.

    Shorai is not waterproof - they can corrode like crazy inside the case of they get wet. Also has no internal balancing circuit...

    Apr 24, 2018 at 2:14 PM
  11. slartidbartfast replied to the thread Fork skins for the big KTMs.

    That's the sort of thing I was thinking of. WTH happened to your front fender?

    Apr 24, 2018 at 1:29 PM
  12. slartidbartfast replied to the thread KTM 1190ADV S / 1290SA Ultimate Tire Thread.

    I don’t think al wheels are interchangeable without other changes in some cases. Trying to put a 21” front on a bike that originally had...

    Apr 24, 2018 at 9:47 AM
  13. slartidbartfast replied to the thread Mitas E-07 PLUS.

    You are talking about the old E-07 front, not the plus?

    Apr 22, 2018 at 9:25 PM
  14. slartidbartfast replied to the thread DR350 Thread.

    I'd wipe the dust up with a rag and blow out the remainder with compressed air, then clean the commutator with a clean cloth soaked in...

    Apr 22, 2018 at 2:45 PM
  15. slartidbartfast posted a new thread.

    Fork skins for the big KTMs

    Has anyone used neoprene fork skins (or other protection) on their 1090/1190/1290 upside-down forks? I'm not too impressed with the...

    Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much HP

    Apr 22, 2018 at 2:30 PM