Superduke 1290R

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  1. xtremewlr

    xtremewlr Long timer

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    Little chilly this morning commuting to work. I actually got the ice warning message for the first time ever on my bike. Looked down and the temp reading was 39F. I was glad for the grip heaters and handguards to say the least! Anyone know at what temp the ice warning normally comes on at? I thought it would have been a little lower than 39.
  2. motomal

    motomal Been here awhile

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    Mine came on for the first time for me on Sunday night too. It was in Celsius and I think it was at 4 degrees?
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  3. xtremewlr

    xtremewlr Long timer

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    4C is 39.2F so maybe the ice warning comes on at anything under 40F/4.4C or 5C. Thanks!
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    xtremewlr Long timer

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    I know what I'm doing this weekend. :clap

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  5. michaeln

    michaeln What're YOU lookin' at?

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  6. NuckaMan

    NuckaMan Space Available

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    Oh damn....Oh Gold!!!

    I gotta say, I'm pretty disappointed the OEM WP do not have pre-load adjusters on the front fork. Your new Oh's will take care of that.
  7. xtremewlr

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    I'll be pulling the forks Friday after installing the shock. The forks are being sent off to GP Suspension for their 25mm cartridge kit with springs to match my weight. Preload, rebound, compression, should be nice! The wait will suck tho, have to drive the truck until the forks are back.
  8. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Bitch called me a feminist.

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  9. SpeedyR

    SpeedyR SE in the SE

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    any reason you didn't go with Ohlins kit for the forks? I know there are some good options for fork internals out there, just was curious. I"m pretty close to Ohlins and may stop in there next month to have them look at my superenduro and see what they have, but at some point may do something with the suspension on the 1290 after I get it on the track and see what it does there...
  10. xtremewlr

    xtremewlr Long timer

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    As far as I know, Ohlins doesn't have a cartridge kit for the SDR. GP is also located here in Southern California and is also a sponsor for a few of my friends that race so I figured I would support them. They also have an extremely good track record with their 25mm kit. Rottweiler is also using their 25mm kit in the 2017 SDR they are building.
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  11. NuckaMan

    NuckaMan Space Available

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    Xtreme....you hit Button or Fontana in present form? I am curious to hear about your thoughts after your setup is completed.

    I plan on doing a few track days in 2018, as time allows. For the most part, mine SDR will be run on the streets as a weekender.

    Please post a few beauty shots after you get everything buttoned up. It will be awesome to see.
  12. xtremewlr

    xtremewlr Long timer

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    I normally ride Chuckwalla Valley Raceway with SoCal Track Days, haven't ridden Buttonwillow, Fontana or Willow Springs in years now. Also haven't had the SDR on the track yet as even on the street, I could tell that I didn't have the confidence in the suspension that I felt I should have, even after setting sag and tweaking comp/reb. The bike just isn't sprung right for my 225lbs.
  13. OConnor

    OConnor Bad juju

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    Plan to find out next spring.

    Another minus though not really a fault of the seat cover is the boot marks it will pick up from D-bags swinging a leg over in the parking lot.
  14. xtremewlr

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    Ouch! Just got the estimate for the forks from GP... $2,273.27. That includes DLC coating the stanchions, re-anodizing the fork legs (the factory black seems to be fading some so I'm having them re-done), springs for my weight (springs are separate from the cartridge kit), new seals and bushings as required and labor for the installation of the kit. Going to be a very LOOOONG 3 weeks waiting for the forks to come back! Pulling and shipping them tomorrow.
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  15. OConnor

    OConnor Bad juju

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    Make sure to post pictures, I'm living vicariously through several of you. :thumb
    Every time I get enough cash in the motorcycle fund for something like that I end up buying another bike in stead. Now I'm looking at new trucks...
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  16. xtremewlr

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    Well, got the shock in. Only took most of the day. Most of my time was pent fighting the crazy split spacer design the Ohlins shock has and making sure they stayed in place while installing the shock. What a royal pain in the ass!! I had to stop for hour and a half to login to work and fix shit. and then had to stop for another hour to take my buddy home after he dropped off the loaner beater bike that I will need when I take the forks out. It's a 1989 BMW K75s. That should be interesting to say the least. Especially after having ridden the SDR for so long.

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    Still haven't ridden the bike or done any setup on the shock. Just finished up and it's dark, I'm tired and need a shower. And I have a date with the woman for sushi. Here are the installed pics. I'll post more about the install itself later.

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    Tripped1 Bitch called me a feminist.

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  18. michaeln

    michaeln What're YOU lookin' at?

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    (blush) Why, thank you!!
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    michaeln What're YOU lookin' at?

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    You think you are up to harnessing the brutal power of that K75?
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    Going to be a loooooong 3 weeks.....

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