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by Bootworks
Sat Aug 14, 2021 4:18 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Reflash and the 3000 to 3800 rpm vibration
Replies: 2
Views: 5806

Re: Reflash and the 3000 to 3800 rpm vibration

Under what circumstances would you be spinning your mill under 4K, again? Ya got to pay attention to what your engine asks of you, it will punish you if you don't.
by Bootworks
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: Got rear ended, didn't die, need a footpeg
Replies: 2
Views: 7857

Re: Got rear ended, didn't die, need a footpeg

Lucky! Glad to hear your lady and you are OK. I ride the same roads and traffic patterns have changed during covid-19. There's a big surge in traffic in the past week and cagers are a bit more unpredictable. You've got to be on your game.
by Bootworks
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: What quality conrol?
Replies: 10
Views: 16209

Re: What quality conrol?

Ya got the citrus, the one-in-a-thousand. Yeah, I've had a couple of minor niggles but out of the eleven in the last few years and the five in the garage this is THE keeper. A '14 well massaged. Wouldn't trade it for the world.
by Bootworks
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Leaky radiator
Replies: 22
Views: 26997

Re: Leaky radiator

It doesn't have to be that way: I had mine replaced and the new one has been golden.
by Bootworks
Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: 2019’s due in dealerships...when?
Replies: 2
Views: 5320

Re: 2019’s due in dealerships...when?

Woohoo!~ Congrats!
by Bootworks
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Leaky radiator
Replies: 22
Views: 26997

Re: Leaky radiator

Spiff wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:56 pm
How common is this? These are the first cases I have heard of.
It's a known issue, not sure I would call it "common". I had a radiator replaced (under extended warranty) earlier this year.
by Bootworks
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: 1290 Power Commander V Custom maps
Replies: 484
Views: 482845

Re: 1290 Power Commander V Custom maps

I think Kev altered my assumptions/expectations about A/T long ago, the effects of engine brake while building a map using A/T, etc.
by Bootworks
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: What oil are you guys running? Summer vs winter?
Replies: 5
Views: 5016

Re: What oil are you guys running? Summer vs winter?

I've been using Amsoil 10-40 on both my SMT & SDr, combined 65,000 miles. Both bikes must think it's Motorex, they haven't complaint. After all these years and miles I spend more time enjoying the ride than worrying, some items deserve a bit of attention but nothing seems to implode when not done st...
by Bootworks
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: 2018 model
Replies: 3
Views: 7349

Re: 2018 model

Seems as if they're on a three year refresh cycle. But you cannot go wrong with any of them!
by Bootworks
Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Tell me it is a bad idea..
Replies: 7
Views: 6807

Re: Tell me it is a bad idea..

The motorags say last qtr of the year as a '19 model. Based on my experience buying my SMT & 1290r I would estimate early deliveries about a year from now.
by Bootworks
Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Tell me it is a bad idea..
Replies: 7
Views: 6807

Re: Tell me it is a bad idea..

I'm looking forward to the introduction in the U.S. later in the year, I'll provably end up buying one. It promises to be another category buster, this time in the middleweight division. I'm even considering parting with my beloved SMT to make room for this lightweight wonder.
by Bootworks
Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: Second motorcycle to contrast the 1290?
Replies: 27
Views: 22855

Re: Second motorcycle to contrast the 1290?

Vibral, what floats your boat? A Brutale 800? A DR-Z400SM? A KTM 790r or maybe a Thruxton 1200 r? Or, go to the Dark Side for a 2018 'Fat Bob'? Man, the choices are endless!
by Bootworks
Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: Thinking of Selling
Replies: 23
Views: 15782

Re: Thinking of Selling

I'd be curious to hear more about the reasons why a turbo 'Busa would tempt you to part with a 1290 SDr.
by Bootworks
Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: KTM Meetups
Topic: Northern California/Bay Area?
Replies: 18
Views: 18099

Re: Northern California/Bay Area?

Just got back Tuesday: Hwy #26 (like glass!) to #88 to #89, Monitor Pass. Back on Ebbetts Pass, a rollercoaster ride past some gorgeous alpine lakes. Al in all 535 miles of fun in one day. #49 was closed at Coulterville due to Mariposa fire, looked like a nuclear mushroom from a distance! Heading ba...
by Bootworks
Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: KTM Meetups
Topic: Northern California/Bay Area?
Replies: 18
Views: 18099

Re: Northern California/Bay Area?

I'm in Livernore (East Bay) Got to check these boards more often, I missed that ride. Heading to do the Sierra passes in a couple of weeks, insane roads!
by Bootworks
Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: US/North America 2017 Super Duke R release/timing
Replies: 90
Views: 47177

Re: US/North America 2017 Super Duke R release/timing

U.S. certification caused delivery delays with the first gen 1290r also, normal stuff but no consolation to those of you with the fever. My wait was all worth it, I'm sure yours will be also! All that anticipation is fun but can get expensive as you plan all the improvements to make 'er yours!
by Bootworks
Wed Nov 02, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: build quality/fit & finish
Replies: 29
Views: 26132

Re: build quality/fit & finish

Well said, Gimlet.
by Bootworks
Sun Oct 23, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Warning: Verify clutch fluid replacement is appropriate!
Replies: 10
Views: 15839

Re: Warning: Verify clutch fluid replacement is appropriate!

I suspect Magura had something to do with it, based on stats and logistics. Personally I'd rather stay with the mineral oil, DOT 4 is nasty to painted surfaces and it attracts moisture, so it needs all the more attention. But, if I had to deal with manufacturing realities, I'd much rather have one u...
by Bootworks
Mon Oct 03, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Anyone with BST C/F wheels?
Replies: 104
Views: 63330

Re: Anyone with BST C/F wheels?

Same here, I've been riding on BTS's for ~2 years: They look as the day they went on. They've survived 'La Gloria Road' from Monterey East, and then later on that tour the grade into San Juan Bautista: If they can handle that they can survive anything!
by Bootworks
Sat Aug 13, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Rear shock rebuild at 36K miles.
Replies: 15
Views: 11326

Re: Rear shock rebuild at 36K miles.

Let me be clear, this suspension had been maintained by a pro shop all along. Neglect or abuse were not factors, that's what made the failure remarkable and worth posting.