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Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2014, 12:43 PM
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Posted By trapperj
Wicked I've been in, but have a buddy that bought a 1290...

I've been in, but have a buddy that bought a 1290 same time as I. He's 70 years old and has about ground his shifter side peg off. He is a funny sight. Shows up in leathers on the SDR, small, fit...
Forum: Road warriors 08-22-2014, 11:16 AM
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Views: 146,832
Posted By trapperj
If some of the info on the ktm forums is to be...

If some of the info on the ktm forums is to be believed. Ktm often steps up and repairs parts long out of warranty. I'm not counting on this at all. I'd asked about an extended warranty and none was...
Forum: Road warriors 08-22-2014, 11:11 AM
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Posted By trapperj
On another note, any news on the group buy rear...

On another note, any news on the group buy rear sets from Gilles? I reckon they are a busy bunch. Just curious if they'd received enough orders for the bigger discount. I'd say that 5 was a sure...
Forum: Road warriors 08-22-2014, 05:30 AM
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Views: 146,832
Posted By trapperj
Ktm is already the most expensive bike in the...

Ktm is already the most expensive bike in the group. If they added a 3 year warranty to the SDR, it'd likely be over $20k in the USA. The bean counters at ktm keep close watch on the bottom line. No...
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 1,627
Views: 146,832
Posted By trapperj
My point was, if the warranty is factored into...

My point was, if the warranty is factored into the msrp, which it is, how much more would the 1290 be over it's already high price.? Way more than it is now, and probably out of reach for most. The...
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 1,627
Views: 146,832
Posted By trapperj
Crazy that just the intended use of a product...

Crazy that just the intended use of a product determines it's warranty. The Adventure & R are examples. What's really the difference in offering double the warranty unless it's "intended use"? Just...
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2014, 12:21 PM
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Views: 146,832
Posted By trapperj
The group buy link I clicked on took me straight...

The group buy link I clicked on took me straight to Gilles web page, where I left info, picked the color. That's all that was asked.
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2014, 12:13 PM
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Posted By trapperj
Biggest factor for the bmw for me was the much...

Biggest factor for the bmw for me was the much better warranty. Come on KTM. 1 year..? But, the ktm gives me wood like no other bike. The s1000r is much like a Triumph Street triple with electronics...
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2014, 12:09 PM
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Posted By trapperj
I sent them a emai, and cancelled my order for...

I sent them a emai, and cancelled my order for the power parts rear sets. Didn't get any kind of response from Gilles...I hope they have my info. Any word on how many are signed up? Over 5? Close to...
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2014, 12:01 PM
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Posted By trapperj
IMHO, the s1000r needs the adjustable suspension....

IMHO, the s1000r needs the adjustable suspension. I reckon it's because it has less travel than the SDR. My SDR on full sport settings, still soaks up rough asphalt pretty well. On the bmw, I...
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2014, 04:25 AM
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Views: 146,832
Posted By trapperj
I have a SDR, my brother has a s1000r. We swap...

I have a SDR, my brother has a s1000r. We swap back and forth and are both amazed that the 1290 in her nakedness has less wind blast than the BMW that has the optional screen. We don't know how they...
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2014, 07:23 PM
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Views: 146,832
Posted By trapperj
I made a tail tidy out of scraps that were laying...

I made a tail tidy out of scraps that were laying around in the garage. Turned out pretty good. A hack saw , file and drill was all I needed. I'm no craftsman but it beat throwing $200 @ it for =...
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 1,627
Views: 146,832
Posted By trapperj
On full boil on hwy 116...(aka Devils Triangle)...

On full boil on hwy 116...(aka Devils Triangle) it's rare that I rev the bike over 7500RPMs. I just ride that awesome torque swell between 5k & 7k rpm. That damn TC light flashes at every corner...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 12:57 PM
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Views: 146,832
Posted By trapperj
Well when riding aggressive...(which is often) I...

Well when riding aggressive...(which is often) I find myself having to make a effort not to have a death grip on the bars. The damn thing pulls so hard that unless you're in a forward leaning...
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 160
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Posted By trapperj
Reckon it'll have a higher spec suspension than...

Reckon it'll have a higher spec suspension than the latest bikes from Yamaha? That's the biggest drawback to their current offerings IMHO. The triple is great.
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2014, 10:08 AM
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Posted By trapperj
Maybe it's just me, but a brute V/twin makes...

Maybe it's just me, but a brute V/twin makes power that's just harder to launch. With a slick and a wheelie bar it'd be cake. The inline 4 is just easier to get going....well without looping the damn...
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2014, 12:02 AM
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Views: 146,832
Posted By trapperj
Very consistent runs there IMHO. Good job....

Very consistent runs there IMHO. Good job. Curious if you noticed any clutch slippage? Also, did you allow much cool down between each run?
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2014, 06:05 AM
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Posted By trapperj
Please.....more....tell us MORE...:deal

Please.....more....tell us MORE...:deal
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2014, 04:18 PM
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Views: 146,832
Posted By trapperj
With talk on some forums you'd think it's all...

With talk on some forums you'd think it's all doom and gloom for team orange & they'd never sell another bike. Glad to see not all fall for the crap. Congrats on the SDR!:clap
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2014, 04:58 PM
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Views: 146,832
Posted By trapperj
Add me to the GB list. I've had the P/P ordered...

Add me to the GB list. I've had the P/P ordered since forever....no idea when or if they'll show. Let me know if you guys work something out.
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 02:07 PM
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Views: 146,832
Posted By trapperj
I'm happy with my 1290, but so sick of waiting on...

I'm happy with my 1290, but so sick of waiting on back ordered parts. Seems there's no end to the wait either. Nothing is available. The aftermarket should be easy pickings for other vendors. HURRY...
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2014, 02:21 PM
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Views: 146,832
Posted By trapperj
Nice looking levers Big Sur. I've looked long and...

Nice looking levers Big Sur. I've looked long and hard but can't decide between the long & short. Did they fit well without any fiddling ?
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2014, 07:23 AM
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Views: 146,832
Posted By trapperj
Being a beta tester and having the product...

Being a beta tester and having the product available to do it are part of the problem. I reckon KTM used the media as beta testers. All those videos of journalist riding around the track was as much...
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2014, 10:39 AM
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Views: 146,832
Posted By trapperj
Gives the bike a real naked look IMHO that goes...

Gives the bike a real naked look IMHO that goes well with the image.
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 05:51 AM
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Posted By trapperj
Thanks leafman60! Very informative !

Thanks leafman60! Very informative !
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 06:54 PM
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Views: 146,832
Posted By trapperj
No "stop ride" warning issued yet. It could be...

No "stop ride" warning issued yet. It could be worse. I know as well as anyone who's been around awhile there's risks with first year bikes. Mine hasn't show any evidence yet of a faulty hub. I will...
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 05:51 PM
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Views: 146,832
Posted By trapperj
First one the Asheville dealer (Eurosport) had...

First one the Asheville dealer (Eurosport) had the same semi-crushed gauge cluster. This was well over a month ago. I'd been told it'd been repaired already. Figured it wasn't the only one. Thought...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 246
Posted By trapperj
I miss mine. I've had a bunch of cycles & damn...

I miss mine. I've had a bunch of cycles & damn sure don't miss many. I wish I'd had room to keep her, seen a few about for sale of late with few to almost no miles.....hummmm...wonder if she'd notice?
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 1,627
Views: 146,832
Posted By trapperj
I've bought several new bikes from Eurosport...

I've bought several new bikes from Eurosport Asheville, they seem to be as good as any, & better than most. Time will tell, I drive right past a local mega dealer motorcycle mall store & make the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 1,627
Views: 146,832
Posted By trapperj
1290 rider from across the pond had a complete...

1290 rider from across the pond had a complete hub assembly installed today. He's happy. KTM seems to have caught this and responded well ....so far. Time will tell how this plays out. If I was to...
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 1,627
Views: 146,832
Posted By trapperj
I'm sure with our neighbors getting the bikes...

I'm sure with our neighbors getting the bikes before us that KTM is well aware of this issue. I'd say they have a fix in mind already. My friend has 4300 fairly hard street miles on his...and it has...
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 1,627
Views: 146,832
Posted By trapperj
I'm surprised that's not on back order too! You...

I'm surprised that's not on back order too! You may find some instructions tucked away on one of KTMs parts selling stores. Sorry I don't have a link, but I "think" you may find some info to help....
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 57,542
Posted By trapperj
I purchased the 1290 sight unseen & would do the...

I purchased the 1290 sight unseen & would do the same for the 390 if given a chance! Shame shame on KTM for the huge build up only to be let down! They had a chance for huge success....wasteful!
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 1,627
Views: 146,832
Posted By trapperj
Yep, bars were in the forward position when I...

Yep, bars were in the forward position when I picked her up. I had mentioned that to the dealer before the PDI. My friend who purchased at the same time is a flyweight..120#. Complained about the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 57,542
Posted By trapperj
Shame on KTM for not delivering this bike to the...

Shame on KTM for not delivering this bike to the US after the tease!

It is exactly what many aging sport bike riders would clear a spot out in the garage for too. I knew it'd be this way....
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 1,627
Views: 146,832
Posted By trapperj
Thanks Roadie, I yanked so hard I thought I'd tip...

Thanks Roadie, I yanked so hard I thought I'd tip over, & it seemed tight as a teenaged turtles twat. So I hope I'm good. I understand about not riding the GS, it took a lot of willpower to not crawl...
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1,627
Views: 146,832
Posted By trapperj
Most my riding is on a GS, so I've had to...

Most my riding is on a GS, so I've had to re-calibrate how I apply the brake. I normally use 2 fingers...1 is plenty enough w/ the SD, even then I have to be easy peasy...
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 1,627
Views: 146,832
Posted By trapperj
Thanks Roadie,...back & forth..as in side to...

Thanks Roadie,...back & forth..as in side to side?
I'm kinda afraid to go down and check, afraid of what I'll find.:cry
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 896
Posted By trapperj
I have an XChallenge. If my girl was 5'8" she...

I have an XChallenge. If my girl was 5'8" she would need a ladder to get on it. Not saying it couldn't be done, just way up yonder is all. I have seen a few with XMoto wheels installed. I'd reckon...
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 1,627
Views: 146,832
Posted By trapperj
What exactly is the issue with the rear...

What exactly is the issue with the rear bearing/axle ? Is it from over tightening ? Lack of grease perhaps? When the shop looked at your wheel what was so obvious? Planning a medium/long distance...
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