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Offline Chappers

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Re: KTM 1290 r
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2018, 05:50:20 PM »
Thanks for your views guys, they chap who was going to swap has had a change of heart, felt that the s1000r was too vibey. So back to the drawing board.

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Re: KTM 1290 r
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2018, 03:25:35 PM »
He thinks the S1R is too vibey compared to a 1290R  :112: I had the first genertion 2014 model. I loved the bike, very comfortable on 2 hour plus rides non stop, went like stink and went round corners like it was on rails and the sound with the akra system was immense, they only 2 things that i didn't like was the v twin vibes at mid revs and the local dealer being an absolute tool. To say that the S1R is too vibey against a 1290 is like saying i prefer mince to steak or Susan Boyle to Kelly Brook   :008: I think that was a way out of the deal. As far as 1290R 2015's go they are awesome bikes  but like all, have faults and issues.


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Re: KTM 1290 r
« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2018, 03:31:04 PM »
*Originally Posted by cunningstunt [+]
He thinks the S1R is too vibey compared to a 1290R  :112: I had the first genertion 2014 model. I loved the bike, very comfortable on 2 hour plus rides non stop, went like stink and went round corners like it was on rails and the sound with the akra system was immense, they only 2 things that i didn't like was the v twin vibes at mid revs and the local dealer being an absolute tool. To say that the S1R is too vibey against a 1290 is like saying i prefer mince to steak or Susan Boyle to Kelly Brook   :008: I think that was a way out of the deal. As far as 1290R 2015's go they are awesome bikes  but like all, have faults and issues.

Got to say I thought the same.  :027:

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Re: KTM 1290 r
« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2018, 04:26:18 PM »
The BMW's buzz and for some of us it's more annoying than the vibration of a v-twin. My SDR vibrates thru the footpegs and everywhere else, but it doesn't put my throttle arm to sleep like 5 minutes on my BMW does, good thing too because the pre 2017 sdr's don't have CC to shake it out.
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Re: KTM 1290 r
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2018, 01:40:03 PM »
*Originally Posted by steve59 [+]
The BMW's buzz and for some of us it's more annoying than the vibration of a v-twin. My SDR vibrates thru the footpegs and everywhere else, but it doesn't put my throttle arm to sleep like 5 minutes on my BMW does, good thing too because the pre 2017 sdr's don't have CC to shake it out.

Aye - have done some motorway work of late and that's the killer zone - definitely Hand Arm Vibration issues ! I Can see why they dealt with the issue of the 2017 bike and XR - on open A and B roads though, there's enough variation to ignore the vibes an doesn't seem much of an issue then. 
« Last Edit: June 25, 2018, 01:41:49 PM by nrthrnbkr »

 


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