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by guzzi4v
Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:42 am
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: What to make of the Teething Problems forum
Replies: 26
Views: 17927

Re: What to make of the Teething Problems forum

There's a thread on the camshaft thing. Let's be clear; there wasn't a catastrophic engine failure. There was very slight blueing on the cams and they were replaced as a precaution. The dealer did that under their own steam; I probably would never have known. Remember also that my bike is an early 2...
by guzzi4v
Fri Dec 30, 2016 1:39 am
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: What to make of the Teething Problems forum
Replies: 26
Views: 17927

Re: What to make of the Teething Problems forum

Interesting to find a topic like this on a day where I find myself pondering the idea of just selling the beast and buying something not necessarily my style, but something that doesn't fill me with regret every time I see it or ride it. A bike where I don't have that looming fear and expectation o...
by guzzi4v
Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:06 am
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Camshaft blueing
Replies: 6
Views: 6423

Re: Camshaft blueing

I'll be very interested to hear how you go.
by guzzi4v
Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Camshaft blueing
Replies: 6
Views: 6423

Camshaft blueing

This is an update on the camshaft issue I hinted at in the front brake thread. At the 30000km service the dealer contacted me to inform me that I had scuffing on the cams requiring replacement under warranty along with new oil jets. This was a bit confusing because it turns out it was more about blu...
by guzzi4v
Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:30 am
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Front brake issue
Replies: 28
Views: 23831

Re: Front brake issue

For sure. My first rotors were toast.
by guzzi4v
Mon Aug 29, 2016 6:43 am
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Front brake issue
Replies: 28
Views: 23831

Re: Front brake issue

Thanks for the response. I'd imagine the shipping time would be somewhat similar to your country as to the USA if it came from Austria. How long did it take for it to arrive, since that last post it's been nearly a month, and like you I bought but not yet received some Brembo HP 5.5mm rotors, but t...
by guzzi4v
Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Front brake issue
Replies: 28
Views: 23831

Re: Front brake issue

I am waiting on new front wheel as we speak. I had my discs replaced under warranty; things improved slightly for a while but the problem was still there. I purchased a set of upgraded Brembo discs that float more easily because I was tired of it. The bolt holes on those discs were indented and had...
by guzzi4v
Sun Jul 31, 2016 12:02 am
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Front brake issue
Replies: 28
Views: 23831

Re: Front brake issue

I am waiting on new front wheel as we speak. I had my discs replaced under warranty; things improved slightly for a while but the problem was still there. I purchased a set of upgraded Brembo discs that float more easily because I was tired of it. The bolt holes on those discs were indented and had ...
by guzzi4v
Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: 1290 Suspension
Replies: 273
Views: 216134

Re: RE: Re: 1290 Suspension

After investigating what is available for the 1290 my suspension tech has come up with the following options: 1. Front & rear gold valve upgrades and sprung to my weight. The rear is a relatively simple upgrade, but the shitty setup on the front requires a heap more work. His advice is coming from ...
by guzzi4v
Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:43 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: 1290 Suspension
Replies: 273
Views: 216134

Re: 1290 Suspension

After investigating what is available for the 1290 my suspension tech has come up with the following options: 1. Front & rear gold valve upgrades and sprung to my weight. The rear is a relatively simple upgrade, but the shitty setup on the front requires a heap more work. His advice is coming from ...
by guzzi4v
Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: 1290 Suspension
Replies: 273
Views: 216134

Re: 1290 Suspension

Top right, there's a flag - pick the Union Jack - that'll give you English. For the front. http://www.andreanigroup.com/products/motorbike/105|KT3/ That's in Italian! Thanks but it's not much help for some of us who don't read or speak Italian. Phew. Thanks JasonK. Now we can all get some sleep.
by guzzi4v
Sat Apr 23, 2016 6:17 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: 1290 Suspension
Replies: 273
Views: 216134

Re: 1290 Suspension

by guzzi4v
Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: Tank bag options
Replies: 4
Views: 4904

Re: Tank bag options

I use the Kriega tank converter. It's not a dedicated tank bag, and doesn't have the same features, but it works fine.
by guzzi4v
Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:03 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Rear fender eliminator with KTM Luggage
Replies: 11
Views: 8947

Re: Rear fender eliminator with KTM Luggage

The KTM Powerparts fender eliminator works.
by guzzi4v
Wed Dec 02, 2015 9:36 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: 1290 Suspension
Replies: 273
Views: 216134

Re: 1290 Suspension

Thank you for the post. I've been waiting for this.
Just a quick question; it looks like you went with the top option (K911 cartridges and Evo shock). Do you believe you get better street performance with the more expensive option?
by guzzi4v
Sun Oct 25, 2015 1:53 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: 1290 Power Commander V Custom maps
Replies: 484
Views: 482850

Re: 1290 Power Commander V Custom maps

Fragoulis; thanks for that little bit of info regarding Rapid Bike modules and the relationship to the Akra map and stock map. I wasn't informed about that and I need to do my homework. I currently have a Rapid Bike Racing installed on top of an Akra map.
by guzzi4v
Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:00 pm
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: Competent 1290 workshop around Sydney AU
Replies: 6
Views: 4855

Re: Competent 1290 workshop around Sydney AU

KTM Oz have done a few of those now. That horse has well and truly bolted. Confirm the fault in the shop with a dial gauge and you should get some action.
by guzzi4v
Sun Oct 18, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: Competent 1290 workshop around Sydney AU
Replies: 6
Views: 4855

Re: Competent 1290 workshop around Sydney AU

Overall I would have to give them a thumbs up. Unlike my dealer they went into bat for me on the wobbly rear wheel situation and got it resolved. On the other hand, I had the front brake disc problem and asked them to look into that for no result (I got that one resolved back at my dealer in the end...
by guzzi4v
Fri Aug 28, 2015 11:25 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Handlebar swap.
Replies: 7
Views: 5533

Re: Handlebar swap.

No issues whatsoever. When I started to look I was surprised at how hard it was to find a bar with the right dimesions. The only other bar I would look at is a Kwala Flo handlebar, low version. It is low, flat, less sweep, and is ok on clamp and control areas. However it is wider again. As I said, I...
by guzzi4v
Thu Aug 27, 2015 11:50 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Handlebar swap.
Replies: 7
Views: 5533

Re: Handlebar swap.

After searching around I ended up with an LSL 'Cross" bar. Be aware; it is a bit wider than the stock bars. This suits me because I am a big bloke with wide shoulders. Bar looks good, fits perfectly and is lower with less sweep. I'm very happy with it.