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Offline AfricaOffroad

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Re: I am weak.
« Reply #20 on: July 31, 2018, 10:02:30 am »
I think this bike is a figment of Stu's imagination - still to see a picture of it, with a mug shot and today's newspaper
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Re: I am weak.
« Reply #21 on: July 31, 2018, 10:15:24 am »
I think this bike is a figment of Stu's imagination - still to see a picture of it, with a mug shot and today's newspaper
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Re: I am weak.
« Reply #22 on: July 31, 2018, 10:29:08 am »
 :laughing4:





I haven't had much time on it.  Did 180ish kms on Saturday and then a quick 300km ride on Sunday morning. 

Now:
- Get the bluetooth stuff sorted
- 1st service.
- Probably quick shifter
- Organise UNI-filter kit (or Gasket + DNA)
- some tank protector vinyls.
 

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Re: I am weak.
« Reply #23 on: July 31, 2018, 10:52:15 am »
cool , enjoy Stu
 

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Re: I am weak.
« Reply #24 on: July 31, 2018, 11:57:41 am »
Quickshifter is a must.

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« Reply #25 on: August 01, 2018, 09:36:23 am »


That's all I got.  Taking it to the dealer on Saturday to hopefully sort out.
 

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Re: I am weak.
« Reply #26 on: August 01, 2018, 10:59:16 am »
Congrats Stu!

Beautiful machine - enjoy.

Check out Evolution Motorcycles in Benoni - Jacques Nel 072 023 4455 for the tank protectors, I have a set of rubber ones from him that make the vinyl protectors look terrible by comparison.
 

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« Reply #27 on: August 01, 2018, 12:05:35 pm »
Congrats Stu!

Beautiful machine - enjoy.

Check out Evolution Motorcycles in Benoni - Jacques Nel 072 023 4455 for the tank protectors, I have a set of rubber ones from him that make the vinyl protectors look terrible by comparison.

Shot bru!

Cool I'll have a look!   

The 6500RPM run is killing me haha
 

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Re: I am weak.
« Reply #28 on: August 01, 2018, 01:33:19 pm »
After 500 km, I couldn't consistently stay below 6500rpm
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Re: I am weak.
« Reply #29 on: August 01, 2018, 01:52:25 pm »
After 500 km, I couldn't consistently stay below 6500rpm

Yeh. Iíve had it moan at me once or twice for sure  :biggrin:

But Iím trying to be good and just give it a break for the first while. Trying to vary the revs as much as possible and give it short bursts of bigger throttle openings.
 

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Re: I am weak.
« Reply #30 on: August 04, 2018, 12:20:38 pm »
Be prepared for a stiff R1700 first service :xxbah:... I was quite surprised as the Super 10's I have owned1000 km service was R600-R700...
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« Reply #31 on: August 04, 2018, 12:23:53 pm »
Just the labour on a two hour first service will set you back R990!
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« Reply #32 on: August 04, 2018, 06:09:48 pm »
Be prepared for a stiff R1700 first service :xxbah:... I was quite surprised as the Super 10's I have owned1000 km service was R600-R700...


Yeh I knew it was about that going in.

Will hopefully get it done this week.
 

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Re: I am weak.
« Reply #33 on: August 05, 2018, 02:28:52 pm »
Slowly getting used to this big beasty.

It's weird.  It doesn't FEEL as crazy as the 1190, but then you look down and you're doing like 30km/h faster than you thought you were.  Even in corners, it just seems scarily easy to do silly speed, everywhere, with no effort.   The 1190 felt more "peaky" than this one (to be fair I have been trying to keep it under 6500rpm though).

Screen, I don't think is as good as the 1190R. I might look at getting an S screen and see how that goes. This wind has been cray the last few days so it's hard to get a feel for it.

Got the KTM My Ride stuff working and it's pretty cool. The Navigation is definitely handy, and the music is cool, but you aren't hearing a whole lot at cruising speed haha.

I really like that you can switch the MTC off and on while moving.
55kms more till service  :biggrin:   I wonder how many times around the block that is?
 

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Re: I am weak.
« Reply #34 on: August 05, 2018, 03:18:28 pm »
the last 55kms you could actually, on an open stretch of road, take it up to 9 000RPM full throttle, close throttle and repeat - makes rings run against compression - Yamaha SA tech manager suggested that when I had the XT1200

are you going to get orange headlight cover and/or spots, if you do a lot of town riding?
 

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« Reply #35 on: August 05, 2018, 04:40:54 pm »
the last 55kms you could actually, on an open stretch of road, take it up to 9 000RPM full throttle, close throttle and repeat - makes rings run against compression - Yamaha SA tech manager suggested that when I had the XT1200

are you going to get orange headlight cover and/or spots, if you do a lot of town riding?

Yeah I've given a few good pulls, Probably 8000Rpm 2 or three times, and a few loaded WOT pulls from low down to the 6500 point which I imagine would do what you're saying.   I feel like the run-in period is also to run-in the rest of the bike, not really the motor. Bearings and bushing and stuff get a chance to settle before you start to really lean on it haha :biggrin:


I feel like a headlight cover is probably a good idea....I imagine this Alien light costs a bit to replace! :o   I'll do spots at some point, but most of my riding is out of town.
 

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Re: I am weak.
« Reply #36 on: August 05, 2018, 05:40:23 pm »
yes, warranty won't cover a rock busting your headlight  :lol8:

I treated my bike well running it in and gradually 'abusing' it more and more - the motor really starts livening up at around 10k km - you gonna love it!

just read on my 1290 FB page of 2 guys that have now reached 50k km without ANY shit and even after 39 other bikes, the one guy, who works for kawasaki, believes the 1290 is the best bike he's ever owned - I agree with him - enjoy!  :thumleft:
 

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Re: I am weak.
« Reply #37 on: August 05, 2018, 07:44:29 pm »
Congratulations!!!!!

Enjoy the bike.....I have also been tempted quite a bit over the last few months....and you have now done so again.
 

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« Reply #38 on: August 05, 2018, 10:05:54 pm »
Congratulations!!!!!

Enjoy the bike.....I have also been tempted quite a bit over the last few months....and you have now done so again.

Shot man.

I haven't had a chance to take it onto the dirt yet.  I think there'll be some getting used to though. The front/rear balance seems quite different, like there's more weight in the front compared to the 1190.
From what  I can see they reduced the trail on the 1290 so that maybe explains the weight feeling, and the sharp handling.

 

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Re: I am weak.
« Reply #39 on: August 07, 2018, 08:16:50 am »
Tryng to get this 1st service done is proving difficult haha.