Back for a 5th Superduke... this time 08SDR

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Back for a 5th Superduke... this time 08SDR

Postby weeksy » Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:01 pm

Imagesmaller by Steve Weeks, on Flickr

Back again, another day, another Superduke :)

Picked up this SDR at the weekend after selling my 2016 690 Duke... I wanted a bit 'more' so came back in for an SDR.

Seems a little quiet here compared to the old years.... But thought i'd stick my head in anyway
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Re: Back for a 5th Superduke... this time 08SDR

Postby RichUK » Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:25 pm

Hi Weeksy

I've already been chatting with you on KTM UK (TrouserSnake) about your new bike, glad you decided to keep it as she's a lovely looking SDR.

This is your 5th superduke? :shock:

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Re: Back for a 5th Superduke... this time 08SDR

Postby weeksy » Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:31 pm

RichUK wrote:Hi Weeksy

I've already been chatting with you on KTM UK (TrouserSnake) about your new bike, glad you decided to keep it as she's a lovely looking SDR.

This is your 5th superduke? :shock:


yes mate, i've been through 50+ bikes in the last 10 years, different bikes for different trips, different ones for track, tours, etc. I've always loved SDs but always sold them as they were a bit too GRRRRRR at times. But i'm back in the place where i want and need a bit more than the 690 was giving me, it was great but it never made me whoop with happy faces...

Hence the SDR :D
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Re: Back for a 5th Superduke... this time 08SDR

Postby No. 47 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:47 pm

Thought you'd get there eventually.......................
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Re: Back for a 5th Superduke... this time 08SDR

Postby jambox » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:24 am

Welcome back (again) weeksy!
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Re: Back for a 5th Superduke... this time 08SDR

Postby Scotty » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:21 am

Welcome back to the SuperDuke fold mate, enjoy 8)
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Re: Back for a 5th Superduke... this time 08SDR

Postby scamb66 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:10 am

You on repeat??

Good to see you back mate, maybe you can kick the place in its pants. A bit of sparkle is lacking ATM.
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Re: Back for a 5th Superduke... this time 08SDR

Postby weeksy » Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:14 am

scamb66 wrote:You on repeat??

Good to see you back mate, maybe you can kick the place in its pants. A bit of sparkle is lacking ATM.


I can try my best. How about a little bit of early morning insanity and some pics.

3 miles after collecting, this happens.
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2018-10-07_02-47-56 by Steve Weeks - Flickr2BBcode
VFD 710, undefined@3.6 mm, f2.0, 1/50s, ISO64

So I've not actually seen the bike much yet. The supplying dealer collected it and we're waiting impatiently for parts now. Thought they were coming in Thursday, but they never sadly.
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Re: Back for a 5th Superduke... this time 08SDR

Postby weeksy » Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:18 pm

Well I may not have a bike, but I do have a seat

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Re: Back for a 5th Superduke... this time 08SDR

Postby No. 47 » Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:30 pm

Usually indicates that rear header not properly aligned when refitted after multiple ceramic gasket replacements.
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Re: Back for a 5th Superduke... this time 08SDR

Postby weeksy » Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:43 pm

Obviously the dealer has to remove the lot to get new piece fitted, so hopefully we'll be golden once it arrives.

Another thing I noticed is that the bobbins are restricted by the rear crash protection on swingarm. I don't recall that issue previously on SDs.
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Re: Back for a 5th Superduke... this time 08SDR

Postby SPEIRMOOR » Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:08 pm

Youve saved the best SuperDuke for last! Best seat also

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Re: Back for a 5th Superduke... this time 08SDR

Postby scamb66 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:09 am

weeksy wrote:Well I may not have a bike, but I do have a seat

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2018-10-13_03-03-18 by Steve Weeks - Flickr2BBcode LITE

THis shits me no end. If you can make a seat more comfortable why not put it on in the first place. PP fookers.

Haven't seen that happen to headers on here before. Rough fooker. :roll:
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