KTM Super Duke 1290 GT

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by ncj01, Aug 13, 2015.

  1. Troy_V

    Troy_V Ace

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    I installed my 40 tooth using the factory chain. It's quite tight, but doable.
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  2. xtremewlr

    xtremewlr Long timer

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    A little tight. I've had this setup on my SDR for a while now. Chain didn't stretch out and I have over 14k miles on the OEM chain with the 40T rear. Just barely showing signs of wear now. I'm sticking with the 17/40 setup when I finally swap chain/sprockets. Already have a new 40T in hand for that.
  3. eXiLe88

    eXiLe88 n00b

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    This Saturday I will see my new SDGT '17 for the first time but will pick it up only in 2018.
    The wait and EICMA will be pure torture

    Quick info on the PP Seat, I test drove the SDGT with the stock one and i noticed it is rock solid but as I am quite short (5'7") the additional height could be an issue so I'm wondering if it makes more sense to have a custom seat fitted rather than spending on the PP seat.

    Any other short riders here?
  4. NCGS

    NCGS De Oppresso Liber

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    Thanks, Troy.
  5. t-bills

    t-bills mcs are dangerous

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    Another short rider (5'-6"). The touring seat does make it slightly taller. I think the literature indicates its ~1" taller; however, it is a squishier seat. I'm not very picky with my seats, but I will say the touring seat is mediocre at best. It is too squishy and too round (inverted from say, a tractor seat). I'd recommend getting a custom seat.
  6. Troy_V

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    That looks great. They are out of stock right now, but when they come back in stock I'm going to have to copy you. Do you have any photos of where you mounted the switch? Also, do you happen to know the size of the replacement fairing bolts you needed in order to go through the lights?
  7. Troy_V

    Troy_V Ace

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    I took my GT out for a ride today for the first time in a month (due to business travel). The bike has 2,400 miles on it, and I'm the second owner. Upon startup today, I get a "Service" indication and the yellow triangle on the bike. No other info. Bike ran just fine. I went to the Warnings menu, and it only showed "service" - I couldn't get any other info.

    How do I find out what the light is for, other than taking it to a dealer? Does the light come on at the 1-year mark? I believe the original owner bought the bike October 2016.

    Help?
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  8. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Bitch called me a feminist.

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    Could be either just depends on how it was set up.
  9. Ding-Dong

    Ding-Dong Been here awhile

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    Yep it's the service light, It's is what ever comes first 12 months or 9k
  10. eXiLe88

    eXiLe88 n00b

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    Thanks,

    I'll start looking for options for a custom seat. Heated seat seems a little bit overkill in Italy in any case.
  11. Troy_V

    Troy_V Ace

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    Ah, ok. It wasn't clear of the light comes on yearly or not.

    Thanks!
  12. Rodzja

    Rodzja Adventurer

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    Hi folks.
    Got a call from my dealers today.
    They confirmed that the clunk are in the rebound of the shocks. Dont know if it's both or one of them. No solution yet. KTM are aware of the problem. Several complaints from different countries
    One question to you that have the clunk. Does the clunk get better when sport are selected? Mine are much better in sport.
  13. Macroenie

    Macroenie Been here awhile

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    I have put a akrapovic 200cpsi catalytic converter inside my bodis, I hope it will quiet down the bike a bit because with the open bodis and standard end can it is loud as f#ck.
    If it is still too loud I might opt for a large volume Bos exhaust or equal to make it more a bass sound than the raspy note it now has.
    Have yet to start the bike, hopefully this sunday I will know.
  14. 8812nathan

    8812nathan Adventurer

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    Great info. Thanks. I will test it in Sport mode.

    Cheers

    Nathan
  15. Hwy101

    Hwy101 Adventurer

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    I'm in kms, but I got a service light that turns out to be essentially an oil & filter change. The first service was done by the dealer (it was a Whistler dealer demo unit), and as near as I could determine from the dealer, the service at 7,000 (or whatever it was when the light came on) was just oil, filter & a general inspection. I documented the service I did to ensure the warranty stays valid. My dealer said that that would be OK since it's a 2016 machine, but from 2017 on, ALL service must now be done by authorized dealers! I know the US has different laws around this sort of thing than Canada, so it may not apply there, but that's the way it is here. I will take the bike in for the 15,000 k service, but it seems really bogus to me to have to take the bike to the dealer for a simple oil change. I do all the routine maintenance anyway, so they're not going to find a loose, dry chain and all the other stuff that needs looking at regularly.
  16. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Bitch called me a feminist.

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    Yeah, they can't play that game in the US.
  17. Troy_V

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    If the light comes on for only a normal oil & filter change, and we do that ourselves, is there a way to reset the service light without taking it to the dealer?
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  18. t-bills

    t-bills mcs are dangerous

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    The same method as other KTMs:
    To reset the miles or months until next service.

    - hold the up and down buttons and turn on the ignition
    - continue to hold the up and down buttons until the display cycles through all the menus
    - continue to hold the up and down buttons when the setting menu is reached
    - let go the buttons & push both of them again & hold
    - after a few seconds the settings menu will change to allow you to choose the kms and months until next service
    - You can now let go of the up and down buttons
    - If you end up on the MTC/ABS screen you have gone to far start over again
    - Use the "set" button to increase the numbers. Keep going and the kms and months will cycle back around to 0 if you go past your choice.
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  19. Newbusa

    Newbusa Been here awhile

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    I also own one of the Whistler demos, first service was done by the dealer as part of the deal. Been doing the services up to this point,which is about 15 k on my bike, but the big service is at 30k according to my owners manual which includes the first valve check. So why not do the servicing up to that point yourself? Just make sure you document everything.
  20. 8812nathan

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    Here's a picture of the XS307: IMG_1824.JPG