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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigyin View Post
    Is that all ?

    Ducati major service every 15,000 that covers all the valves and the belts changed (or 18,000 on newer ones) comes in at just under 900 through a main dealer

    https://www.ducatiglasgow.co.uk/page...plan-n4-11.htm

    Needless to say i have a specialist independent i used for my last one .... i had 2 major services on the old bike due to my high useage so the replacement shouldnt see the same silly numbers
    So you can blow a KTM up for cheaper than a Ducati service!

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    Noticed occasionally recently the oil pressure warning light flick on for a second just after starting. You turn the ignition on and the light comes on as normal. You start the bike and the light goes straight off, then a few seconds later it comes on/off. Only for a second or less and then stays off. Never happens outside of starting. I wasn't overly worried as it goes out but called the KTM Centre just in case. They said that as long as the oil level is where it should be (and it is) and it goes off pretty much straight away and never happens when riding then it should be ok.

    Did a quick search but couldn't find much on this other than a possible sensor issue or the start of a collapsing oil filter, but will keep an eye on it. Most people who've had the light come on is because they've run it low on oil/overfilled the oil or done something wrong when servicing it.

    Getting it serviced in a few weeks so will get it double checked then.

    Got a trip to Yeovil planned for next Friday weather dependent. Will be going the very twisty route via my TomTom from Herford to Yeovil so should be a good ride, not had a look via the TomTom but normally that's a 3 hour odd ride so reckon 4-5 hours at least going this way. Gonna leave early and head to Tring sort of way to get to the left of the M25 and set a way point for Marlborough and hopefully that'll keep me in the Chilterns/North Wessex Downs area. This was supposed to be my Kent trip but looked like I was gonna be on my Jones so switched to Yeovil as can overnight with my Aunt/Uncle which will be nice as can catch up with them and much better than a Premier Inn on my own.

    Route back I'll wing with the Sat Nav but not setting myself any time limits and will allow for stops. Might see if there are any English Heritage places I can do for an hour to break things up. I did notice this place last time I was that way so for a free visit might be nice.
    https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/...erford-castle/

    Other than that not much to report other than it needs a wash which it'll get Wednesday night.

    Was also looking at possible mounting points for a Tutoro and noticed yesterday that I think I can get it under the rear seat, routing the tube down the subframe and onto the chain with pretty much the whole thing hidden, so hopefully that'll work.

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    IIRC the area under the seat is sealed, so you'd need to drill a small hole for the tube to go through?

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    IIRC the area under the seat is sealed, so you'd need to drill a small hole for the tube to go through?
    I thought the same but at the front of the underseat area are some wires going to the front of the bike, including my sat nav wiring. The wiring goes down under the front seat/top of airbox, but to the left you can see daylight between the top of the airbox and the subframe so as long as the tube can fit I should be able to run it down the inside of the subframe and then down the frame rails. This will mean the tube will need to do uphill following the wiring but my neighbour runs his with a bit of uphill tubing and he says it works fine. If not my second option is behind the left rear footpeg. I'm not drilling anything.

    Neighbour runs his on his 1190 from the brake reservoir bracket on the right of the bike across behind the shock, down the frame to drop onto the top of the chain above the front sprocket.

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    I cobbled mine on to the frame just above the front end of the chain and positioned it to drop onto the chain just before the sprocket cover. Worked really well but looked a bit shit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taipan View Post
    but looked a bit shit!
    Yeah I want to avoid this if I can I've already got a top box no need to saddle the poor girl too much

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    Gave the bike a real good wash last Thursday and then some more cleaning Fri night with some rags and GT85 including the chain, under the frame etc. Got some micro stone chips on the top of the swing arm and the frame rail above the rear shock Only small but there non the less. Think I'll try and source some of that plastic stick on stuff to try and protect it. Any recommendations? Also wondering as crap as it might look about rigging up a mud flap of sorts like some other bikes have just to stop the stones shot blasting everything. Neighbours 1190 comes with one and my Firestorm did too.

    Saturday afternoon I rigged up the Scala Q Solo I got on my lid. Wasn't too bad to fit and apart from a little on my right ear I don't notice it's there. Sunday arvo I took the bike out on a quick ride to test it all worked with the Sat Nav and it was great. Ok speaker quality isn't great but I can hear it fine and it adjusts the volume as you get quicker (assume it picks up the wind noise) so you can still hear it even with ear plus in. For 65 it's a good little thing and much better than having to keep checking the screen which I've now mounted lower on the handle bar clamp.

    Was only a quick 50 mins to Buntingford and back via the back lanes...but due to taking the fun route I now have some mud splats up the back and on the Cat. Oh well she was clean for 3 days Was tempted to give it another quick clean off but worried that'll jinx the weather for my trip.

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    Dunno about your lid, but on my Tour-X I managed to get the scala speakers behind the lining, made getting the helmet off and one without snagging an ear on a speaker loads easier.

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    Yeah I have a Shark Speed R and it has little recesses by the ears for speakers. They fit in nicely and are covered by the cheek pad liningso I cant feel the actual speakers just where they are a little bulky but not uncomfortably so

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    Well the Yeovil trip went very well if a little tiring so think I'm a bit un-bike fit.

    I left early doors from home so that I could get into the Chilterns for the tail end of rush hour so for the first part I avoided what the Sat Nav said and stuck on the A414/405 to Kings Langley way then headed into the twisties. I had set the Sat Nav to take me the most twisty/hilly route which in the Chilterns was a right laugh as the roads were very narrow with some of them partially being taken back by nature This was followed by some lovely faster more open sweepers as I got to Henley and beyond and I stopped shortly after at a garden centre for a coffee. Stupidly I didn't check with Weeksy to see if he was home else I could have bombed round to his for a coffee but I assumed incorrectly he was working that early so missed a chat.

    At the coffee stop I noticed coolant all over my boot This was from my checking my coolant for the first time in a while the night before and noticing it was only just about the min level so I topped it up. I started by putting a tiny bit in...and then noticed it was at the top of the very small bottle. Checking again the level still looked only just above min, but that was just where the color was most concentrated and it'd actually been fine. I then spent 10 mins trying to get the level back down by soaking it up with cloth! Stupidly once the kids grew up we threw all the little syringes we had out as that would have been ideal and had no hose about. Anyway I got it down to just above the full level but presumably once it got hot it chucked what it didn't want out of the overflow. Doh. Cleaned my boot off and it was fine until I hit traffic near Yeovil where it wee'd some more but none since so it's back to where it should be. Idiot.

    The roads over the top of Newbury and down to Salisbury way were stunning with lots of nice views so I took a second stop for a wee and a biscuit looking out over some of England's finest. This was just past Burbage before it brought me out onto a nice section of the A338 one of the few A-roads it took but a nice one before back on the B's to Amesbury.

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    Next was Salisbury plain presumably as there were lots of tank crossing signs so I was more careful than usual at the cross junctions Once into the South West the scenery is much more dramatic. I love the roads near me but the land is all rolling fields and fairly flat, down in the SW I love all them high ridges and plunging valleys and with the Sat Nav set to most hilly I got some great views.

    With only 50 mins to go I started to get cramp in my inner left leg something which I always get on long trips on the Duke due to the number of gear changes I think as to keep the engine in the sweet spot on nadgery B-roads you are dancing about on it a lot. So I decided to have lunch in Mere where I found a decent pub on the edge of town. Food/watered the last section was good fun for the run down to Yeovil where I arrived feeling ok to be honest. Seems like Sportsbikes are still in fashion in the SW as most bikes I saw were race reps with a few supernakeds. My way it's all gone full on Adventure bike.

    Had a good afternoon/night with my Aunt/Uncle but due to my cousin coming over I left much later than intended on the way back. I'd meant to leave 10ish to have a lazy ride back but didn't end up leaving till 1 so I had to mission it back if I wanted to do the twisty route and still make it home to see the kids before bedtime.

    Route home was different as I set it to medium twisty/medium elevation to save a little time and I cheated a bit with a couple of A-roads to get back quicker. With only a 15 mins stop for fuel/sarnie/bar of chocolate. So it wasn't as relaxed as I'd have liked but still a brilliant ride. By the time I got home though I was feeling it. I think it's usually 120 miles Hertford to Yeovil and it's about 3hrs or under if on the bike. Due to the Sat Nav route it was 338 miles return and about 5hrs each way so my arse was flat and I was aching a bit as not bike fit..Oh and I can just about feel my finger tips!! Don't notice the vibes much on the 690 normally but 10 odd hours worth has certainly let me know they are there.

    Bike ran faultless apart from me overfilling the coolant and didn't use much fuel at all. Due to the nature of the roads esp on the way home where I was maintaining a nice flow rather than attacking roads I didn't know I managed 133 miles for under 9 litres of fuel so high 60's mpg. I reckon I might even have got home one 1 tank.

    Was feeling a bit second hand Sunday morning so decided to make it worse by taking down a kids playhouse and a job lot of gardening

    Already thinking about next decent ride out, thinking max twisty to Market Deeping to see my mate next time. And I might try and do another Yeovil trip but think I'll leave for home earlier next time so I take take a couple of breaks on the the way home.

    Got to book a service now as at 8700 miles and gonna get it done at 9ish. Must admit to looking at 1090's over the weekend as I think if I did a lot more longer trips it'd be a more relaxing ride..would it be so much fun though?

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    My neighbour bought himself a 690 Enduro today to partner his 1190. Whilst he was there he picked up a 690 service kit and 2 litres of Motorex for me. Decided I'm gonna do the oil/filters myself this time as there's nothing the KTM Centre will do that I won't so may as well save myself the cash.

    He reckons he's gonna do a fair mileage on his enduro and intends to do his own valve services which is handy as if I help him I'll hopefully learn to do my own. That way I'll be able to check the rocker arms whenever I want. And worst case I'll just do my own interim services and let the dealer do the big ones.

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    What a bunch of arse. Looks like the everything you need 690 service kit doesn't come with a sump plug crush washer So I'll need to go to Hemel anyway

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    What a bunch of arse. Looks like the everything you need 690 service kit doesn't come with a sump plug crush washer So I'll need to go to Hemel anyway
    Copper washer? Just anneal it over a flame. It'll be fine.

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    Copper washer? Just anneal it over a flame. It'll be fine.
    Didn't know that. Do you just hold it over a flame for a bit?

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    Heat it over a flame until it changes colour, then let it cool and refit.

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