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It has one significant downside. The way it's mounted allows light from the headlight assembly to be reflected up the inside of the screen. It's not really noticeable in daylight but riding at night in unlit areas, the reflected light is a serious and dangerous distraction. Presumably, the French designers never ride in the dark! I solved this by spraying the inner face of the screen matte black and also added some tape to the top of the headlight assembly which is covered by the bottom of the screen. You could alternatively cut out a bit of foam to block the space between the screen and the instrument cluster.
To be fair this is also an issue with the KTM PP "tall" screen - and also on the Givi I fitted later - I used spray on Matte Vinyl on the inside of both.
 

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Dropped bike at dealership, to get my warped front rotors and leaking thermostat housing replaced under warranty. Fingers firmly crossed that KTM does the right thing, and covers them. Warranty expires in January.
 

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I am sad because as of today my season is officially over. The only thing I can do up until March 16th 00h01 is sit in the garage next to the wood stove, scotch in hand looking at my baby. 3 1/2 long months to come before the next ride. 😭
 

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Had the bike well over a year and today I changed from Street to Sport mode. It seems to make a difference, much better hook up on the rear tyre through tight turns - I think I like it.
The other thing I have done recently is change the battery for a lightweight lithium type. Weighs 0.8kg against 3.3kg for the original. My bike is now at least 7kg lighter than stock.
 

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Had the bike well over a year and today I changed from Street to Sport mode. It seems to make a difference, much better hook up on the rear tyre through tight turns - I think I like it.
The other thing I have done recently is change the battery for a lightweight lithium type. Weighs 0.8kg against 3.3kg for the original. My bike is now at least 7kg lighter than stock.
What is the battery?
 

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Hi All,

When I bought it, my bike already had already had Arrow slip-on & KTM PP mirrors, orange engine case sliders + both brake fluid caps.:)
I've done the throttle slack elimination mod (y) and mounted a RAM ball & short arm for a TomTom on the Left Forward Handle bar clamp bolt - works well aimed off towards the clutch side and the Nav doesn't hide the TFT dash.

Not today, but in the last few weeks (sorry if this is against the rules of the thread),
I have put KTM Ergo Rider +20mm and Pillion seats on.
And now I have a lovely pair of Michelin Road 5's - what a difference they make, they are a really big step up from the std Maxis. Grip, turn in, feedback (especially front), ride comfort all better.

Next is Acc1 & 2 in the headlamp for CTEK lead and TomTom power respectively. And will also try to cut down the 'glare' from the headlight reflected in the black PP small Fly screen whilst I'm messing around there!

Great Forum - spending more time reading the forum than riding the bike now due to lock downs and weather here in uK.

Stay safe everyone and Merry Xmas / Happy Holidays / Frohe Weihnachten / feliz Navidad or Seasons Greetings.
Cheers
 

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Actually managed to get out for a ride yesterday. Bit chilly setting off (6.5°C) - but was up to 13° by the time I got back. I've decided I MUST now be getting old. That or using a car with working heater rather than a 25 year old dodgy landrover has weakened my resolve.
 

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I keep getting out for odd rides, despite the cold and damp. Bravely (or foolishly) I am still on the stock Maxxis tyres but I tip-toe carefully in the current wintery conditions - there is virtually no 'feel' until the things suddenly slip and I cannot get them to warm up at all. Sport/touring rubber is on my imminent wish list. I'm even considering pseudo occasional 90%/10% off-road tyres like T31 or Conti TA3, since these might cope better with UK scruffy back lanes - UK IAM and RoSPA groups specialise in finding little-known devious routes away from hum-drum main roads during our ride-outs, hence we have to consider tyres to suit.

Many months ago I opted for both the genuine KTM screens. I have one tiny instrument cover 'fly-screen' plus their 'touring' screen, which is a bit taller. I have painted both inner faces with matt-black PlastiDip to reduce headlight reflections. I can easily change from one screen to the other simply by undoing only the screen screws but retaining the support bracket for the taller screen all year round. When the small fly screen is fitted in this way, two unused 'ears' are left protruding slightly above the top of the screen, but that doesn't bother me. Its nice to be fully in the air stream in summer, which the tiny instrument screen facilitates.
For the colder months, the taller KTM screen shields my body from wind and buffeting quite well up to 70mph. The cut-off blast now occurs at upper chest level, just below my neck. This has left my helmet in clean air and it has remained quiet (Shoei GT Air). I have dabbled with lots of screens in the past but the very tall screens that try to push air above your head unfortunately rarely ever achieve this without creating noise and helmet roar, which is something I cannot tolerate.

To combat the winter wind chill on my upper chest I use a Knox Cold Killer impermeable neck tube with shoulder, chest and back shielding. This is a brilliant piece of clothing for the winter and totally blocks cold and wind chill. Highly recommended (other makes are available). Gerbing heated gloves are amazing too.

So I still ride a naked bike through the winter but manage to stay warm and keep smiling (until the Maxxis let go !! :cry:;))
 

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I keep getting out for odd rides, despite the cold and damp. Bravely (or foolishly) I am still on the stock Maxxis tyres but I tip-toe carefully in the current wintery conditions - there is virtually no 'feel' until the things suddenly slip and I cannot get them to warm up at all. Sport/touring rubber is on my imminent wish list. I'm even considering pseudo occasional 90%/10% off-road tyres like T31 or Conti TA3, since these might cope better with UK scruffy back lanes - UK IAM and RoSPA groups specialise in finding little-known devious routes away from hum-drum main roads during our ride-outs, hence we have to consider tyres to suit.
Here in Spain I'm happy to stay on the Maxxis until they wear out, but yesterday's run had me reaching for RAIN mode on one particular "diesel covered cold damp river valley" set of curves. tbh STREET mode might have been OK - But SPORT was "too immediate". So should the vaccines be effective and travel again be permitted - I think I'll be looking VERY closely at the 90:10 M+S type tyres for Dorset. What I did discover is that rain mode is excellent in areas filled with speed bumps.
 

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Just picked me new wheels up from powder coat and rubber fitted, borrowed light doesn’t do them justice, also need a wipe off.
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Puzzled. Tyres on photo look like Bridgestone S22 ?
I had Conti RA3 on my Kawa Z900 and really liked them. They give you nice progressive warning when they are near breakaway point. Nothing sudden or scary- just a gentle creeping slide sensation. Fantastic all rounder tyre.
 
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