What did you do to your bike today ??

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Rossgo » 10 Jul 2018, 12:45

Cheers cavetrol. That might be a tad far though think if i were to do it then id go somewhere quite local. Cheers for the link

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Kwacky » 11 Jul 2018, 08:55

30 miles on reserve and still I can only get 17.5 litres in a tank that's supposed to hold 21 litres.

I think someone is telling fibs.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby C00kiemonster » 11 Jul 2018, 09:44

Kwacky wrote:30 miles on reserve and still I can only get 17.5 litres in a tank that's supposed to hold 21 litres.

I think someone is telling fibs.


Sounds like the triumph - i have 3+ litres in the tank after the dash has gone bananas and says i have 0 miles left. I suppose you really do have no excuse to run out :D
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Deegee » 11 Jul 2018, 19:36

I can only imagine there needs to be a certain amount in the tank to prevent the pump from sucking in air and getting damaged whilst riding “normally”. Does sound a bit on the safe side though. (wasntme)
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Stonesie » 14 Jul 2018, 21:20

Today I fitted a USB socket in place of the standard cigarette lighter style one with it's usb adaptor which fell out, a lot.

Didn't take long as everything is nicely accessible with the dash off and KTM were kind enough to use a standard size.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Stonesie » 15 Jul 2018, 19:21

And today a 300 mile ride up into the dales, lunch at a small place in Middleton in Teasdale (Cafe 1618) through some very tight and twisty roads, the brakes got a workout and the tyres impressed me, I'm starting to gel with this bike and am trusting it more and more.

On the way back I let my Italian friend have a go while I rode his tuned V-Strom 1000, compared to my GT It's got a lower seat with high bars, smoother low down grunt with good confident handling but it's no Superduke. He is now upset that he didn't buy a Superduke GT, he just loved it except the tiny controls and the indicator switch, which barely moves on the KTM, and has about an inch of travel on the suzuki. Might show him how to turn the TC off next time, he likes a wheelie.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby rocket » 15 Jul 2018, 20:01

Took the rs250 to Anglesey for a classic track day. Not done the new circuit before. I enjoyed it the group was really mixed bikes and abilities. The rs never missed a beat but it was hard work not much room for error when over taking most of the bikes as they had more power. It was great to give it some beans in the sun round a track.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Itchy » 15 Jul 2018, 21:09

Haven't been on the forum much lately. Haven't been on the bike much either.
Was contemplating a post in the venting thread.

However, me and my daughter decided to get out on the bike this weekend. A bit of a stretch for our unconditioned posteriors, but we headed out to the Ponderosa on the Horseshoe Pass.
Not the most exciting of rides, seeing as the vast majority of it was on the A5, but Holly isn't up to a Tankslap rideout yet (and neither are my skills carrying a pillion), and although we had fun sailing past all the cars today wasn't really about the ride, it was about the time together.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Cavetroll87 » 18 Jul 2018, 16:39

listed it for sale
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Rossgo » 18 Jul 2018, 16:49

Good luck with sale CT

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Blade » 18 Jul 2018, 20:45

Had the cracked TFT Instument cluster replaced.

£900 part, thank God Ducati paid (lol)
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby bud » 19 Jul 2018, 00:53

Fitted some new rear pads ready for the mot. Still a bit of life left in the old ones, but for £15 might as well do it.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Kwacky » 19 Jul 2018, 08:21

I'll be glad when the summer holidays start. The traffic seems to be really bad this week.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Rossgo » 19 Jul 2018, 10:43

Blade wrote:Had the cracked TFT Instument cluster replaced.

£900 part, thank God Ducati paid (lol)
Jeez £900!! Warranties worth their weight in gold!

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby C00kiemonster » 19 Jul 2018, 13:40

Organised it's annual service - cant believe i've had it a year already! It also needs some recall work done.

Local dealer is really busy so cant get it done until end of August, but thats positive for them. Selling well apparently.

I've also organised a new Speed Triple RS for an extended test while mine is being sorted.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Blade » 19 Jul 2018, 17:13

Rossgo wrote:
Blade wrote:Had the cracked TFT Instument cluster replaced.

£900 part, thank God Ducati paid (lol)
Jeez £900!! Warranties worth their weight in gold!

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It was out of warranty Rossgo. Had to do some Blade Jedi mind tricks (giggle)
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby duke63 » 19 Jul 2018, 18:31

To be fair Ducati have a good reputation for fixing faults out of warranty if its a manufacturing defect.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Rossgo » 19 Jul 2018, 20:09

Blade wrote:
Rossgo wrote:
Blade wrote:Had the cracked TFT Instument cluster replaced.

£900 part, thank God Ducati paid (lol)
Jeez £900!! Warranties worth their weight in gold!

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It was out of warranty Rossgo. Had to do some Blade Jedi mind tricks (giggle)
well in Blade

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Kwacky » 19 Jul 2018, 20:44

The motorways looked shit so I took the long way home

Sadly so did everyone else.

Country lanes, hot weather, heavy traffic and double white lines are a shit mix.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby D41 » 19 Jul 2018, 20:56

Double whites are only a suggestion..... ;)
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