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Well I did it again

Postby DribbleDuke » Tue May 14, 2019 3:56 am

There were a few frustrating years of Superduke ownership. It seemed that the Superduke problems were only skin deep. It never left me stranded and never let me feel like it wouldn't. I love the nature of the Superduke and have not been on a motorcycle that behaved even slightly similar to it. I collected a fair amount of ancillary parts through the years. Mostly crash replacement parts and track day plastics that were always on my bike up to the day I put it up for sale. I ran knackered scratched parts for fear that if I left the new pretty parts on they would inevitably hit tarmac and ruin the pretty ones. It has been about two years since I sold the bike and I'm pretty sure no-one on this site except for Jmann was aware of my foolishness. Quite frankly I was embarrassed. Well today i purchased a 2008 White SD with 23104 on the clocks. I like the white ones and If I remember correctly they crash a little softer. This is from some pictures I saw of SDnerd's bike from many moons ago. I'm digging through it now and cleaning up the years of neglect this bike has lived with. I do not understand how a Superduke owner could have such low pride of ownership when they are-were blessed with an incredible piece of machinery. The sight tube was so stained from dare I say burnt oil that you could not discern wether it had oil in it. No it did not and upon further inspection I found it was only a half quart low.
There are items that I want to do to this bike that have been discussed on many occasions. That said I feel that I have earned the right not to get the "use search" bullshit thrown this way when I ask for help with certain problems. I have entertained your fat asses off and on for dam near twelve years leaving many here scratching there heads in wonder whatthefuckisheonaboutnow? I remember reading about the easy hook up for a battery tender lead from bic but don't recall what he typed.
Anyway here we go.

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Re: Well I did it again

Postby RichUK » Tue May 14, 2019 8:54 am

Everyone has memories of old bikes, and through the rose coloured filter of nostalgia it is easy the want what you use to have, the pull of the past is strong..

Thing is, I have spoken to (and read) many 990 SuperDuke owners who have moved on only to regret selling their pride and joy.

Mine has had it's issues, within the first months of ownership I had to do the water pump seal, ok I was expecting that..
The following Spring she started loosing a bit of coolant from somewhere. I was busy with other things and had just saved enough money to upgrade my tourer so I moth balled the SD and instead focused on the selling my old & buying a newer bike. Now have an 1190 Adv in the garage, and she is nice, and fast!:D

This Spring I bought new coolant hoses & rad cap for the SD, clean the air filter (motohooligan), oil & filter, and ACF50 treated her... even bought a compressor & spray gun so I could do that properly (and because I've always wanted to own a compressor).

So this last weekend was my first proper ride on her since last August, so good to be back. Next year I will be able to afford to upgrade her to a 1290 if I wanted too... I'm just not sure I want too.

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Re: Well I did it again

Postby jmann » Tue May 14, 2019 8:33 pm

Ha!!! Welcome back comrade dribble :D :D :D

Glad you've been tickled again.

We must be birds of a feather because I've got a whole workshop rack with pretty parts, new parts, and just-in-case parts - all too good to put on a hack.

I'm not sure what thread you are referring to of Bic's but this thread has a reference to some jump-start cables I leave in place:

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=26976&p=329172&hilit=battery#p329172

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Re: Well I did it again

Postby DribbleDuke » Wed May 15, 2019 4:13 am

RichUK wrote:Everyone has memories of old bikes, and through the rose coloured filter of nostalgia it is easy the want what you use to have, the pull of the past is strong..

Thing is, I have spoken to (and read) many 990 SuperDuke owners who have moved on only to regret selling their pride and joy.

Mine has had it's issues, within the first months of ownership I had to do the water pump seal, ok I was expecting that..
The following Spring she started loosing a bit of coolant from somewhere. I was busy with other things and had just saved enough money to upgrade my tourer so I moth balled the SD and instead focused on the selling my old & buying a newer bike. Now have an 1190 Adv in the garage, and she is nice, and fast!:D

This Spring I bought new coolant hoses & rad cap for the SD, clean the air filter (motohooligan), oil & filter, and ACF50 treated her... even bought a compressor & spray gun so I could do that properly (and because I've always wanted to own a compressor).

So this last weekend was my first proper ride on her since last August, so good to be back. Next year I will be able to afford to upgrade her to a 1290 if I wanted too... I'm just not sure I want too.


It was never a point that the 990 was not enough bike for me so the thought of upgrading to a 1290 wasn't even part of the equation. I have this idea that good is good enough. The power of the SD is plenty good enough. The ability for the SD to hit an apex is splendid. The squirt out after is very controlled and in most every circumstance linear with very few OH SHIT throttle chops. I believe that if this bike stayed in the same tune and chassis characteristics I would have little doubt that It could be bested by another motorcycle for my personal needs in a motorcycle. My experience is limited to a degree but not so limited that I don't know a good bike when I ride one. For me the splendor is that it is a motorcycle that is at or dam close to the most bike needed without rider aids in an upright riders position. It needs not a back torque limiting clutch, a steering damper, an anti wheelie device, or rider aids that become much more important when too much horsepower needs to be tamed. It is a smashingly wonderful bike that rides the curved roads as if it were made just to my qualifications.

I started with my clean up and detail and am hard pressed to start down the never ending modifications. It is an unmolested motorcycle with an original exhaust, evaporative canister, probable original ECU flash,
The thing is I know that it won't stay this way. Hell the weight savings in new exhaust is far too tempting . But some how I feel that leaving it in its standard factory guise for a time just to see what the factory engineered bike was all about is tempting. I have noticed that if my recollection is correct KTM switched to Torx screws instead of Alen between 2007 and 2008. Can any one out there recommend a quality rim tape?
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Re: Well I did it again

Postby jmann » Thu May 16, 2019 3:51 am

Comrade Dribble: Yes!!! That quality rim-tape is exactly what I've been looking for. I'm sure somebody with lots of experience will chime in. I believe its very popular with the IL3 set :lol:

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Postby SDNerd » Tue May 21, 2019 5:29 am

Ahhhhhhh glorious rim tape! Shall we continue with what engine oil is best in 2019? :wink:

At least it's white. The fastest color. Good for 10+ additional horsepower over those more pedestrian colors. I think white 990s weigh less than the other colors too - who knew?

We know the man is a craftsman, and will get this neglected thing sorted. Yes, some may argue that the golden age of motorcycling ended when fuel injection became ubiquitous. While I still appreciate a set of well sorted carburetors, I contend that FI has been liberating. It's the e-nannies have become the real departure from motorcycling purity. When the machine's function is no longer entirely controlled by the rider, there is something lost - some of the craftsmanship of riding. By my metrics, the 990 SuperDuke is among the last bikes of the "golden age".

Ride it well DribbleDuke, ride it well. Glad you're back.

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Re: Well I did it again

Postby SuperDoopa » Tue May 21, 2019 7:35 am

I reluctantly sold my luverly White SD in 2017 to be able to afford my 2017 1290R. It's the one bike I've ever owned, that I regretted selling, but wasn't wealthy enough to be able to keep both.

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Re: Well I did it again

Postby DribbleDuke » Tue May 21, 2019 1:25 pm

SuperDoopa wrote:I reluctantly sold my luverly White SD in 2017 to be able to afford my 2017 1290R. It's the one bike I've ever owned, that I regretted selling, but wasn't wealthy enough to be able to keep both.


Regrets Ive had a few but one regret that haunts me to this day is selling my RD350, It was another fine example of motorcycle. Back then (1975) I did not know that it was special. It took me many years and many bikes to come to that conclusion. I regretted selling my Duke 2 after the purchase of the SD but replaced it Ten Years After Which also was what was playing on my turntable in (1975).
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Postby DribbleDuke » Tue May 21, 2019 1:37 pm

SDNerd wrote:Ahhhhhhh glorious rim tape! Shall we continue with what engine oil is best in 2019? :wink:

At least it's white. When the machine's function is no longer entirely controlled by the rider, there is something lost - some of the craftsmanship of riding. By my metrics, the 990 SuperDuke is among the last bikes of the "golden age".

Ride it well DribbleDuke, ride it well. Glad you're back.


You hit the idea I was trying to express spot on.

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You can always tell when a thread on a oil drain plug is stripped when after initial break loose it still takes a wrench to remove. A salvaged oil reservoir is on it's way as I type this. I think that every bike sold should come with "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" and be prerequisite reading before a wrench is placed on the bike.
I was looking through some old P.M.'s last night and reread our clocks dialogue. The invite for Laguna Seca is still on, it would be a pleasurable party participation Look up our old thread and get back to me.
PS I still have the clocks waiting patiently for the next debacle.
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Postby SDNerd » Tue May 21, 2019 6:55 pm

Nice to know about the clocks!

FWIW I did read the late Mr. Pirsig's tome while it was still on the NYT bestseller list. IIRC, it was on the list a long time ... Yes, I was a child (long ago ...), and probably needless to state, have re-read it since. My mother, a voracious reader, had purchased it so it was on a shelf collecting dust when she was done with this. The motivation was the title seemed intriguing then. I'm pretty certain I scammed a "book report" (oral) out of it, recalling vaguely the perplexed (and bored) expressions of both teacher and instructor when trying to describe events and their relevance.

Thank you for the kind invitation - will look at the calendar for this. Going to ride at LS in a couple+ weeks - looking forward to it.

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Postby DribbleDuke » Wed May 22, 2019 5:11 am

My first read was in my future wife's dorm at SDSU. I have also reread it a few times. I have actually purchased used copies and given them to friends that recently purchased motorcycles and have fear and anxiety over their ability to perform routine maintenance on their new toys. I can't say that any of them read the book and judging from their trepidation into servicing my guess is they did not. This particular bike was butchered by few and its my belief that the only reason it did not show more piss poor craftsmanship is the maintenance was never performed.
That said my last purchase was a 94 r1100gs and there was not one maintenance item performed that did not leave something else broken. Over time I found ugly at every turn of a wrench some else had performed on that bike. I still have it and it and I have bonded well. I took it to Texas for the GP round with two laners through Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, Nevada, and Texas. Great trip.
Fill me in on Laguna track day, maybe I'll ride up and watch you crash. I did, an SV650 in turn ten. Tucked the front and slid a lllloooonnnngggg way. Dam near ended up in the paddock and then hospital. Ouch. Sold the bike after I put it back together because I was sure that it was the bike's fault. Willh may be sliding through here around the same time from his go south trip. Maybe, just maybe we can meet up.

I rode the bike in anger today a thirty six mile loop around the stomping grounds she is sweet and capable with little difference between this one and the first one minus the quietness of this. I think I like quiet. I am concerned that in order to get the fueling better I will need a richer mixture and with running the stock catalyzed exhaust tweaking the ECU will open a can of worms. I do not need more horsepower but more horses came with better fueling which came from less restricted exhaust. I wonder idk I can have my cake and eat it too.
Has anyone played with Tune ECU while leaving all other factory conditions the same? SAS block off plates have been installed on this bike which begs the question, Is the secondary air in place to help oxygenate the unspent fuel therefore creating an easier condition for the catalyst to stay in a heated environment creating the ability for the converter to work? hit me with the science so I can understand what is already fuckedup.
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Re: Well I did it again

Postby RichUK » Wed May 22, 2019 7:32 am

I have copy of Peformance bikes that did a special on the 990SD. Their tuner said that the fuelling on the stock Sd was not bad, it was the ignition map that needed tweaking in order to improve the throttle response at the lower end.

Might it be worth just taking to a tuner to have the a full custom remap done?

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Re: Well I did it again

Postby Willh » Wed May 22, 2019 10:19 am

Congrats :D
If you have a laptop, put tunECU in it and download the smoothened maps. I will bring the cable with me when I come through. Boeing caused me some flight issues. Flying into LA tomorrow and driving to Joshua Tree.
I’ll give you a call Friday.

Edit. Have the touring flyscreen around here somewhere if you want it. Let me know ASAP. Packing this evening.
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Postby DribbleDuke » Wed May 22, 2019 1:46 pm

Willh wrote:Congrats :D
If you have a laptop, put tunECU in it and download the smoothened maps. I will bring the cable with me when I come through. Boeing caused me some flight issues. Flying into LA tomorrow and driving to Joshua Tree.
I’ll give you a call Friday.

Edit. Have the touring flyscreen around here somewhere if you want it. Let me know ASAP. Packing this evening.


don't need the fly screen or cable as we only have Apple computers. I will look into Tune ECU and Performance bikes special. Thanx folks.
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Postby DribbleDuke » Wed May 22, 2019 1:49 pm

Bring the cable if you can leave it for me to ship back to you at a later date. my neighbor has a PC laptop he can help me with. I guess I have ninety thousand posts to read on Tune ECU
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Postby DribbleDuke » Wed May 22, 2019 2:26 pm

jmann wrote:Ha!!! Welcome back comrade dribble :D :D :D

Glad you've been tickled again.

We must be birds of a feather because I've got a whole workshop rack with pretty parts, new parts, and just-in-case parts - all too good to put on a hack.

I'm not sure what thread you are referring to of Bic's but this thread has a reference to some jump-start cables I leave in place:

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=26976&p=329172&hilit=battery#p329172

No not that Jmann. It was about running a pig tail off the battery that you can access with ease to plug a charger into. The space down there in the hinter regions is crammed with stuff and he found another place to hook the pigtail up that lessoned the strife.
I wonder, can a person run a plug into the ACC2 fuse plug and a ground to ,well ground, and use the fuse box to fashion a lead to. electrical pixies don't care which way they travel as long as they eventually touch down to ground.
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Re: Well I did it again

Postby jmann » Fri May 24, 2019 8:05 pm

DribbleDuke wrote:
jmann wrote:Ha!!! Welcome back comrade dribble :D :D :D

Glad you've been tickled again.

We must be birds of a feather because I've got a whole workshop rack with pretty parts, new parts, and just-in-case parts - all too good to put on a hack.

I'm not sure what thread you are referring to of Bic's but this thread has a reference to some jump-start cables I leave in place:

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=26976&p=329172&hilit=battery#p329172

No not that Jmann. It was about running a pig tail off the battery that you can access with ease to plug a charger into. The space down there in the hinter regions is crammed with stuff and he found another place to hook the pigtail up that lessoned the strife.
I wonder, can a person run a plug into the ACC2 fuse plug and a ground to ,well ground, and use the fuse box to fashion a lead to. electrical pixies don't care which way they travel as long as they eventually touch down to ground.


Hey comrade Dribble it's 5:00am and I was thinking about your question. I'm not sure that I entirely understand what the issue is but assume it is convenience. As such, I'm aware of people that simply bite the bullet and have pigtails that directly connect to the battery and feed out at a convenient place such as to the frame near the clutch cover. Others, myself included, go to the trouble of putting a Lithium battery under the seat and simply running battery cables up from the front spoiler to the under-seat area. In my case I use Anti-Gravity batteries and unlike BIc have never had a problem... If you do this you can simply lift the seat and charge or have pigtails installed as well. To simplify installation I just bolt battery cables to the existing connectors in the spoiler. If I could be fussed, I could have removed the original cables and gone directly to the ignition solenoid but so many things to do and so little time...
A critical issue that you have alluded to, is which way the little electron thingies jump. Clearly they can't jump across air space so whatever you do has to be on the battery side of the ignition-key side of the circuit. The ignition solenoid is partly on this side but there is no gain in terms of access.
Overall my view is that unless the cost of cables and a Lithium battery is prohibitive it is the way to go. If it is prohibitive then pigtails out to the frame works.

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Postby DribbleDuke » Fri May 24, 2019 8:40 pm

I pigtailed directly off the battery with a few swearwords and grunts while laying upside down with a headlamp and thick reading glasses. Once you add another terminal to the battery that asks you to hold all that shit together and knock the terminal nut unto the floor several times before you finally back the nut up with some foam rubber all the while trying to cramb ten pounds off shit into a five pound container you realise just how important a lower center of gravity is. Do you suppose that KTM forgot about the need for a battery and then sold the idea of its placement to the marketing department to espouse the engineering marvels at KTM? Jmann its done and now I can charge my battery conveniently. These battery tenders only supply less than two ampere of pixies, I think a person could jump a thin lead off a ACC2 lead inside the headlamp assemble and fashion a USB type charging system for all motorcycles. Hell you could charge the battery from any Starbucks all across the world.
My replacement oil tank showed up today and to my dismay the oil drain bolt was semi-stripped as well. It had no crush washer in place and you know what that means? You just keep tightening till it quits dripping. I wonder if poor mechanical craftsmanship applies to certain makes and model bikes and gorillas prefer KTMs. Willh called from Joshua Tree this morning. It looks like I get to entertain He and his Wife on Memorial day. I'm sure there will be no mentioning 1812 :shock: . I'm looking forward to the occasion and if I'm lucky we will get a ride out through my neck of the world. Ive had SD owners that lived 16 miles away I have never met and one from Italy that rode through and stopped for a nice ride-visit. Trust me I will apologize profusely for our political position and swear I had nothing to do with this shit.
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Re: Well I did it again

Postby Willh » Sat May 25, 2019 2:12 am

Sorry I’m with Jmann on the battery thing

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=27738&p=335820#p335830

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Postby SDNerd » Sat May 25, 2019 2:19 am

I like that bit about your having read it in your now-wife's dorm room. How you got any reading done in there, well I guess that's between you two. :oops:

I do like those big 'ol GSs - roller crank, no? Pretty sure those motors are thermonuclear resistant. Sounds like you had a fantastic ride on that thing. Pirsig would have been proud of you for just keeping it lit on a big roll like that.

I too like it quiet on-road. The Akra EVO cans I put on mine, not only shave about 12 or so Lbs off the bike, but with the baffles in (removeable), its seems quieter than stock - even WFO. Take the baffles out, and its a whole other thing when wringing it's neck.

Philosophical question (or is it metaphysical?): What is it about the 990, that simply encourages you to ride it like an asshole, in anger, and preferably when it's dark out? Serious question. Sometimes, I'll go downtown on a weekend night on the thing - after 10 PM - and roll it hard light-to-light dodging the drunken tourists, pedi-cabs, and various lift-share operators. I can almost hear people thinking "... goddamn, what an asshole ...".

Agreed, I believe that the SuperDuke battery placement was an afterthought. Like "Oh scheiße, wo legen wir die batterie?" Post-panic, it's location got marketed as a "feature". We all know how good KTM is at marketing. Geniuses, really.

Advantage Lithium Battery. Less weight, far better starting capacity, physically much smaller, and will live much, much longer. They also hold charge a remarkably long time. So much extra room, I had to stuff the battery box with closed cell polyethylene foam to fix the battery in position.

Sadly, my favorite domestically produced LiFePO4 battery company (Ballistic), ended late last year.

One upside of some of the newer - again, domestic - LiFePO4 battery products, is that they no longer need special chargers. The electronics are integrated in the battery. E.g. Full Spectrum Power Pulse IPT.

Some Battery Tenders produce as little as 800 mA. 10W is a bit much for USB, but you're right - microchargers should exist. The USB standards are also an inconvenient voltage.

I hope you and Will have a fine visit and ride!

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Postby DribbleDuke » Sat May 25, 2019 4:46 am

I don't know how many of you saw The Book of Eli with Denzel Washington but there was a seen in it that he gets a lead acid battery charged up at the local Smithy so he can listen to his iPod classic on his journey. One, no one is going to get me sticking one of those new fangled electron storing and disposing boxes on my SuperDuke. For one reason they have the name Lithium and I have seen the kind of people that need it in their bloodstreams to cope with reality, two, just saying the words lead and acid bring back fond memories of our industrial revolution.
Flint may have a hard time with lead and the pacific northwest may have a hard time with acid rain but I fully plan on firing up my global warming machine with those two ingredients starting the process. Further more I use the same iPod for my listening pleasure and still have a phone with a headphone jack to plug my speaker system into. The next thing I'll be reading from you hipsters is that I have to step into this bluetooth arena. I'm sticking with lead acid and am happy to use those two worlds till the government strikes them from existence.
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Postby SDNerd » Sat May 25, 2019 2:47 pm

Then lead and acid it shall be for you! The upside of that (and the only one I can think of), is that its completely recyclable. Lead is Green!

I like that bit about Big Brother Brown having signed 2 generations of diplomas, of mother & son. As CA law currently stands, it seems that Moonbeam will have opportunity to rubber stamp 800 new laws a year again, in a couple years. Like Putin! How we continue to leave that gate open, I simply don't understand.

RD350B, and later a 400. After a nice go on a GPz750, an RZ. Every once in a while, I'll see a KR bumble bee for sale, and reminisce. I miss the smoke. I was a skinny little shit then, and after you learned to keep it "on the pipe", damn if you could make those little things go. At least, that's what it seemed like. I would occasionally take trips on those things - can't imagine doing that now, but maybe that's a reason to have one again? It's true successor is the dominant YZF-R6. While the term "on the pipe" is no longer applicable, another bike where if you learn to keep the revs up, and speed through the corners, it can be rewarding ride. That is, if you're <= 5'4 and under 150 Lbs.

I digress ... this thread has compelled me to behave badly on the SD today.

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Postby DribbleDuke » Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:33 pm

An update
willh and his lovely, gabby, happy to laugh wife made a stop by our humble abode for eats, drinks, and be merry. Willh is wonderful person with striking blue eyes and good hearted hard working attitude. I think also that he could kick my ass if it boiled down to it. Just saying.
Willh and I took a short ride through my stomping grounds. Cat Canyon to Foxen Canyon to Alisos Canyon to home. It is not spectacular by any means but is representative of what California agriculture and oil extraction lands up and down the state look like. Workers in the vineyards, cows grazing oak strewn hills, pump jacks keeping a slow even beat and coastal fog taking its precious time to clear. I sent them on a rarely used road that takes them from a Freeway running North- South through Ca. 101 to the Pacific Coast Highway , Nacemiento Ferguson Road. It meanders through coastal farm range, a portion of a large army base ( Fort Hunter Liggett) and puts you high on the coast for a spectacular view. Anyway it was great entertainment and my pleasure to meet up with another member of this community.
I registered my bike with the ca. dmv yesterday. I had an old personalized license plate that I had on a 1983 vf750f that I used for the SD. Who knew that there are fees generated for the reinstitution of old plates. Who knew that the fee structure for registering a motor vehicle can reach a 19 line item event totaling $708.00. The plate was befitting the old Interceptor as it was in pristine condition. CHASTE, one of the definitions of chaste is "without flaw". I like the double entendre of the word in pronunciation it becomes chased which is what I will be when riding with others as I will be in front. I have the SD looking and acting chaste and am very happy with my purchase. Just waiting for my ergo seat to arrive and the bike will be complete for a spell.
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Re: Well I did it again

Postby Willh » Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:19 pm

Thanks again DribbleDuke, we thoroughly enjoyed our time with you and your wonderful wife. Some great riding to be had in your neighbourhood.
The Nacimiento-Fergusson road is unforgettable :!: ( to those that don’t know this road it’s worth looking up, but be warned, as Doug says, “it’s a little more work” :lol: ).

Good to see you’ve dug up the old avatar :D
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Re: Well I did it again

Postby DougFir » Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:27 pm

Hey Guys,

Reporting in with cheers!
Nice to read from old friends.
Developed a pinched nerve in the neck which prompted me to sort out the 08 SDR I picked up 2 winters ago.
The pinched nerve had nota to do with the 05 GSXR 1000 I picked up soon after the SDR purchase. :mrgreen:
Took the SDR on ride and had to be trucked home, then parked for a year...GSXR fun, fun ,fun.
So this spring, I dove into the SRD, to find the rat nest of wires placed in front of the front tyre gave the PO fits.
Sticky tape around the connectors in attempts to keep water out?
You could tell some one spent a lot of time down there.
Well, I went at it to clean all the crap of the wires, pulled the battery out for a charge, and hear some washer hit the metal work stand.
Hum..odd me thought.
What I found was the ground lug that connects to the battery broke off.
This is what left me stranded a year before.
Cheap fix and have been enjoying this SRD ever since.
So guys..keep and eye on the ground lug to the battery...cheap fix to save our remaining hair. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Oh...and yes...I have been really enjoying my time on the SDR...as the GSXR sits under cover.
HD 165, DT! 250, RM250, SR500, Kaw GPZ 750, Husk 430, TT500 DS, Ninja 600R, GSXR 1100, GSXR 750, Ninja ZX7R,
XR400 DS, Ducati ST4S, Suz Bandit 1200, KTM EXC 300, XR650R DS, KTM EXC 300, Tr Tiger 885, KTM SD 990, KTM ADV 950, CBR1100XX KTM 200 XCW

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