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Title: 2017 1290 Super Duke GT
Post by: Blue is Best on January 15, 2021, 10:20:42 pm
I have slightly less than 200 miles on it  now.

Today I put hand guards on it. I am a firm believer that if heated grips are necessary because of weather then hand guards are a must. They were the ones I've used on two different FJRs and my 1250 Bandit. I use the 1st gen Suzuki Vstrom 1000.

As more miles get piled on I will surely come up with other add ons.  An exhaust decat pipe to eliminate the bread box under the motor is on my radar screen. I'm thinking of a larger replacement windshield. It is cold here now but riding it hasn't been too bad.


                          :bigok:


Title: Re: 2017 1290 Super Duke GT
Post by: kver on January 16, 2021, 12:39:04 pm

I have slightly less than 200 miles on it  now.

Today I put hand guards on it. I am a firm believer that if heated grips are necessary because of weather then hand guards are a must. They were the ones I've used on two different FJRs and my 1250 Bandit. I use the 1st gen Suzuki Vstrom 1000.

As more miles get piled on I will surely come up with other add ons.  An exhaust decat pipe to eliminate the bread box under the motor is on my radar screen. I'm thinking of a larger replacement windshield. It is cold here now but riding it hasn't been too bad.


                          :bigok:


I had hand guards on a zx10r -- before I got a heated jacket and heated gloves... looked dorky BUT I could ride on those 50 deg days without using winter gloves that took away all feeling.  


Title: Re: 2017 1290 Super Duke GT
Post by: Blue is Best on January 17, 2021, 08:11:04 am



I had hand guards on a zx10r -- before I got a heated jacket and heated gloves... looked dorky BUT I could ride on those 50 deg days without using winter gloves that took away all feeling.  



Years ago I had a couple riders tell me the handguards don't look good on whatever bike I had at the time. I just smiled and said when I'm riding in 30-40 degree weather I don't care how they look!      :D

50 degree days?   I can't spell the sound I am making right now about that "mild" weather you protest about!           :o




Title: Re: 2017 1290 Super Duke GT
Post by: kver on January 18, 2021, 06:29:48 pm

Years ago I had a couple riders tell me the handguards don't look good on whatever bike I had at the time. I just smiled and said when I'm riding in 30-40 degree weather I don't care how they look!      :D

50 degree days?   I can't spell the sound I am making right now about that "mild" weather you protest about!           :o


Hey -- I admit it I'm a wuss -- and a southernor -- I don't like the cold spring days we get up here in Md....  


Title: Re: 2017 1290 Super Duke GT
Post by: Blue is Best on January 18, 2021, 07:37:52 pm
                                                         SOLD MY BIKE TODAY.



Steve, my best riding buddy bought it and gave me everything($) I have into it.


Title: Re: 2017 1290 Super Duke GT
Post by: kver on January 18, 2021, 09:46:55 pm

                                                         SOLD MY BIKE TODAY.



Steve, my best riding buddy bought it and gave me everything($) I have into it.


Now that was a short love affair!!!!   and he gets your sloppy seconds???  What a good friend you are  :D

What prompted the decision to sell???  


Title: Re: 2017 1290 Super Duke GT
Post by: jay547 on January 18, 2021, 10:00:35 pm
All the fun of posting about it was gone after he rode it. We'll see what's next...


Title: Re: 2017 1290 Super Duke GT
Post by: Blue is Best on January 18, 2021, 10:21:51 pm



Now that was a short love affair!!!!   and he gets your sloppy seconds???  What a good friend you are  :D

What prompted the decision to sell???  


The VTwin thing just ain't my thing. I've ridden many different types and I thought by all the reviews on the KTM that I've read that this would be OK. Nope. Just ain't my thing. This thing is happy over 3,000 rpms. But ordinary riding is not always over 3,000 rpms. I will never be one of those squid 600cc riders that ride around town at 6,000 + rpms in second gear.    :shrug:

This is a great hyper bike that wants to Sport-Tour. That's just fine with me but I don't always Sport ride.


Title: Re: 2017 1290 Super Duke GT
Post by: Mrs. DantesDame on January 19, 2021, 08:36:49 am

                                                         SOLD MY BIKE TODAY.



Steve, my best riding buddy bought it and gave me everything($) I have into it.


$$$ regained, but time! All of that TIME, man!!!  :crazy:


Title: Re: 2017 1290 Super Duke GT
Post by: kver on January 20, 2021, 09:46:37 am

The VTwin thing just ain't my thing. I've ridden many different types and I thought by all the reviews on the KTM that I've read that this would be OK. Nope. Just ain't my thing. This thing is happy over 3,000 rpms. But ordinary riding is not always over 3,000 rpms. I will never be one of those squid 600cc riders that ride around town at 6,000 + rpms in second gear.    :shrug:

This is a great hyper bike that wants to Sport-Tour. That's just fine with me but I don't always Sport ride.


Isn't that what you have the FJR for??? FJR when you want to sport-TOUR --- and the KTM when you want to SPORT-tour...    you had the good wife and the super hot mistress...     :D



Title: Re: 2017 1290 Super Duke GT
Post by: Blue is Best on January 20, 2021, 12:53:06 pm



$$$ regained, but time! All of that TIME, man!!!  :crazy:


I'm retired!!  And for nothing I got to own a 1290 and test it out for 300 miles!    :shrug:


Title: Re: 2017 1290 Super Duke GT
Post by: Blue is Best on January 20, 2021, 12:54:04 pm



Isn't that what you have the FJR for??? FJR when you want to sport-TOUR --- and the KTM when you want to SPORT-tour...    you had the good wife and the super hot mistress...     :D




Yeah, but................I just ain't wired that way.  


Title: Re: 2017 1290 Super Duke GT
Post by: kver on January 20, 2021, 01:20:49 pm

Yeah, but................I just ain't wired that way.  


Me neither -- that's why
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I'd dump the wife and keep the mistress..   :blbl:



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