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January 2021

Coolant exchange …

By |2021-01-09T18:07:57+00:00January 9th, 2021|KTM Super Adventure 1290S|

Front wheel must be lifted to bleed air out of the engine when fresh coolant is poured in.

This setup is not quite how KTM describes it in the workshop manual, but I did not have a 50 cm ramp and someone to hold the bike, so I had to be creative 🙂

Installing the Garmin GPS mount on the 1290 …

By |2021-01-03T16:58:51+00:00January 3rd, 2021|KTM Super Adventure 1290S|

I have been using Tomtom GPS devices for +10 years, but the new Garmin zumo XT is just lightyears ahead of the old Tomtom platform – so it is time for a change.

Installing the mounting plate and the Zumolock locking backplace is easy enough, but it is necessary to remove the headlight to hook up the power supply.

December 2020

Trimming the right hand side heat shield …

By |2020-12-17T10:46:28+00:00December 17th, 2020|SWM 600 SuperDual T|

The heat shield is too long, and makes it necessary to twist your right foot (heel out) when you ride the bike.

This is not ideal for long term comfort, so I cut the front of the heat shield off.

I’ll probably have to wrap a part of the header pipe to prevent it from melting my pants.

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