Hope you nail the next testToday was the big day for my road test to drop the big "L". We require (3) tests here for your motorcycle license - 1) written 2) parking lot skills test 3) driver follows you in a car road test.
Well I failed the road test
Instructor was a hard *** and talking to people at work it sounds like quite a cash grab here as majority people have failed on their 1st crack of the road test. He nailed me for incorrect lane position and not shoulder checking to the right at stop signs - bad habits. Oh well booked in for 2nd attempt in (2) weeks and shouldn't be a problem.
Until then here is a pic for seeing what's new :balloon:
Glad I got mine done last year. I walked into the dealer with the full AKRA system installed on my 17. He inputs the mods installed on your bike and the Akra flash appears (actually one from 2017 and one from 2018). But I guess now they have totally locked out that feature.Had bike in for TSB's (which were done from the factory) , firmware updates (nothing required) and the Track pack software -
NOT available from KTM :kboom:
The KTM dealer mechanic here is great and recognized across Canada for his extensive knowledge around KTM's. He hooked up both his "systems" and showed me first hand there is nothing available for 2016+ 690's - why tho??? Was it ever available? Does anyone with a 16+ have the Trackpack installed? Can we pull fuses to get rid of traction control or someway else to manipulate it?
Oh well what can a guy do hey? Anyways here are a couple low-res pictures with the replacement tank graphics over the the carbon. Anyone know a good hosting site for hi-res? The garage on the forums here butchered my pics :crying2:
Nice graphics..Good day fellow Dukers & KTM enthusiasts...
I spend a lot of time on this forum now and figured it was worth a re-introduction as well as a place to document my "build" - pictures, installs, travel, track time (?) and whatever else relevant to Bike Life. Travis, 35, currently living in northern BC ,Canada with my understanding girlfriend and our two dogs. Just a couple of dinks (Dual Income No Kids) in the heavy duty equipment business with Finning - Caterpillar and a passion for motorsports.
*Inserts dirty mug shot at my favourite spot in the house*
Having never owned a streetbike then Karly telling me last summer "you should get one" I started looking into the Husqvarna Vitspelin for commuting to & from work. At almost $20K for the 701 and well over 10 for the 400 I couldn't justify the price when I found out the KTM Duke was pretty much the same bike. Going back and forth with the dealer here I haggled them down on a 2016 Duke they had new in the box and was like a kid in a candy shop taking this thing out on its Maiden Voyage.
Coming from an automotive / tuner background it was evident the bike required some upgrades. Akra and the K&N drop-in went on but I'll be honest - was not much louder than stock. Debated cutting the DB killer out but went a different route which I'll get to later.
Bought some knock-off crash bars & spools. Haven't had a chance to test them out yet but if they fade I'll just give them a fresh coat of paint.
Tail Tidy was from an American vendor on ebay with 250+ positive transactions (Creese1). Came with new signals and all the hardware just required a tad bit of fabbing with the old dremel.
Next up was getting rid of that unnecessary catalytic converter and swap it out for a straight-pipe. "Titanium" special went on without a hitch and really woke the decibals up. Haven't had a chance to go for a rip yet but it is noticeably louder now and dropped ~12 lbs!!!
I guess I can only upload 8 pics at a time so hold my beer, BRB.
No our wires are crossed but thank you for your reply as that makes perfect sense and good to know for the dirt scoots!G'day IDT,
Did I read that right? You have worn sprockets and are thinking of not replacing the chain at the same time?