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  • 2015 KTM 1290 Superduke

    Purchased a 1290 Superduke about 2 months ago after test riding one for a weekend, it didn't take long until my mind was made up that I just had to have one of these beasts. I will start a project on it and this is where I am up to now.



    Ready for pick up.

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    First addition is a KTM rear fender eliminator and custom rego plate.



    To protect the bike I purchased a set of crash knobs from Evotech in England as I have found their engineering to be one of the best in the business. So side and front axle first.









    Next was some protection for the R/H side engine cover from Sato, nice piece this along with some Sato frame plugs.





    The Akrapovic muffler turned up so after removing the baffle it was fitted and has a very nice tone to it at that.



    Next I wanted more adjustment in the hand levers so bought some CRG models and also added some KTM branded and anodised master cylinder (front and rear) as well as the clutch.







    Next was a powerparts gel seat and KTM heated grips.



    Now for some tasty carbon pieces. I like the KTM orange so with the front guard I went with a half guard, the other pieces are a rear hugger, exhaust guard, headlight surround, tank insert around fuel cap, coolant overflow tank cover and opposit side cover for wiring.





















    I use this bike a lot now and go away for weekends so I fitted a Ventura rack but with the rear fender eliminator the indicators wouldn't fit under or over the rack so I had to make up some brackets.





    And this is how she sits at this point.

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    • #3
      Subscribed and watching eagerly. This would be my go to bike if i had the extra cash. You lucky ducky.
      Just do it. Seriously, if you look up the standing rules of PSB it goes something like this.

      1. Dont be a dick
      2. Desmo is allowed to be a dick (sometimes)
      3. Buy the one with the most Duke
      4. Dont ask about fixing the search function.
      etc etc..

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      • #4
        Ok I had time today to install the Evotech engine guard that stops stones and small children from hitting the motor when the front wheel is in the air (a lot) and also fit up the Evotech rear axle crash knobs which means being a single sided swingarm you have to remove it when you want to use the race stand.







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        • #5
          Strong pornography
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          • #6
            That is a thing of beauty mate.

            Subtle mods to an awesome bike.

            Nice work.

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            • #7
              How do you find the pp seats compared to the stocker? Any difference in height and slant?

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              • #8


                Mate of mine picked one up on Friday in the black.......I'm to much a katoom fanboi, much prefer the orange.
                Just do it. Seriously, if you look up the standing rules of PSB it goes something like this.

                1. Dont be a dick
                2. Desmo is allowed to be a dick (sometimes)
                3. Buy the one with the most Duke
                4. Dont ask about fixing the search function.
                etc etc..

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Knackers View Post
                  Ok I had time today to install the Evotech. . . .
                  I dont know how to tag so i quoted you...
                  Are you using a particular website to collect all your gear? I'm starting to put some bits pieces on the 990R. Found a couple but all the good ones are US based and dont ship internationally.

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                  • #10
                    Wouldn't mind seeing picture to that Sitngray in the back ground?
                    Originally posted by SIR sparks a lot
                    remember opinions are like assholes everybody will have one
                    Here lies the body of Dorian Grey
                    Who died while defending his right of way;
                    He was right, oh so right, as he journeyed along
                    But he's just as dead as if he'd been wrong


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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Haradrim View Post
                      How do you find the pp seats compared to the stocker? Any difference in height and slant?
                      The PP seat is great and I can go further in comfort as my wife (on her MT09) and I go out for a ride and on average do between 450 to 500 klms in a day. Stand by as I have ordered and should be receiving this week a Corbin seat.

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                      Originally posted by GSXRossi View Post
                      I dont know how to tag so i quoted you...
                      Are you using a particular website to collect all your gear? I'm starting to put some bits pieces on the 990R. Found a couple but all the good ones are US based and dont ship internationally.
                      I look at a wide range of sites and depending on what you are after I can let you know where I go.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Knackers View Post
                          Oh good lord. I think I need new pants
                          "I remember the first time I got my knee down on a track, it was like the first time I put my winkle inside a girl, I just wanted to tell all my mates."
                          Keith Flint, The Prodigy.

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                          • #14
                            Next phase is this unbelievably well made Corbin seat that arrived today and just went straight on no problem. I bought a Corbin seat for my 2006 R1SP and the M109R Boulevard, the cruiser seat is heated and is very, very comfortable. No heating on the KTM seat but the way they shape them is so much better than any standard or gel seat.







                            The next addition that will be fitted are these beautifully made rear wheel sprocket carrier and rear wheel nuts using 7075-T6 bars. These are very light and very strong as well as looking trick.

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                            • #15
                              Just wondering, which dealer gave you a weekend long testride?

                              Very nice bike btw, enjoy

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