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Old October 26th, 2014, 06:21 PM   #31
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Well that's... a good thing?

Maybe you should get away from Ducati altogether then. Go ride a BMW or a Honda. Or the new Kawasaki Versys.
My first bike was a Honda. So were my second and third. Then I had three BMWs. One bought right before I left my job at a BMW motorcycle dealer. Then I had a KTM.

On the day I went bike shopping, if I'd ridden the KTM Duke to a Japanese bike dealer first, I'd probably have rolled out on another Honda. But because I felt like another Honda would be a bland sensible choice, I went back to the eurobike dealer where I got the Duke and the BMWs didn't call to me like the Hyperstrada, which at the time seemed like it had everything I wanted in a bike. Like I said earlier, if the dealer let me ride it first I'd have probably passed, maybe taken a BMW out and liked that ride quality more. I dunno.

What I do know is that I am stuck with the Hyperstrada for now, since trading it will mean a huge depreciation hit, plus the remainder of the Duke's loan is rolled into the financing, and anything else I'd consider getting, even a Japanese bike, is gonna run me more money.

For now I'll need to make the best of the Hyperstrada and wait until the spring or something.
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Old October 26th, 2014, 06:39 PM   #32
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Hmm. Torque, huh? Considering I only torqued them all by hand to the spec of "that feels about right" there may be something to that, in causing stiction or something. Can you post a link to where you were reading about that?

I wonder where I can find the torque specs for those triple tree bolts.
Well reading .. I misspoke - It's here:

KTM 350EXC-F with Chris Hollis & Adam Riemann - YouTube

and just for kicks - this is the guy riding - he's a good rider:

http://youtu.be/JkEm3vUbeDs
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Old October 26th, 2014, 06:53 PM   #33
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For torque rates I get this from a manual:

Fastener retaining steering head to fork (right+left) 10* Nm Tolerance 10%

Fastener retaining bottom yoke to fork (right+left) 16* Nm Tolerance 10%

The * indicates critical point for dynamic safety. Tightening torque tolerance must be 5%.

A shot in the dark but easy enough.

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Old October 26th, 2014, 06:57 PM   #34
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For torque rates I get this from a manual:

Fastener retaining steering head to fork (right+left) 10* Nm Tolerance 10%

Fastener retaining bottom yoke to fork (right+left) 16* Nm Tolerance 10%

The * indicates critical torque values on these bolts.
Thanks. I did some reading about it after you mentioned it, and I also paid the fee to download the manual from a site mentioned elsewhere on the forums. I also found the heights were uneven by a very small amount, so I leveled them out and torqued the pinch bolts to spec. I'll see if there's a change in ride quality on tomorrows ride to work.
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Old November 25th, 2014, 07:55 AM   #35
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Thanks. I did some reading about it after you mentioned it, and I also paid the fee to download the manual from a site mentioned elsewhere on the forums. I also found the heights were uneven by a very small amount, so I leveled them out and torqued the pinch bolts to spec. I'll see if there's a change in ride quality on tomorrows ride to work.
I'm curious - how is the front suspension issue? Did you resolve it?
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Old November 25th, 2014, 08:28 AM   #36
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I'm curious - how is the front suspension issue? Did you resolve it?
It's better, but I hit some giant potholes recently and I think I might have broken something. I only say that because the ride sort of improved afterward, strangely enough, since it got softer. I think a plastic spacer broke. I haven't been riding nor have I had the time to open it up and see, but I'll post back if I open it up and find something.
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Old November 25th, 2014, 10:26 AM   #37
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It's better, but I hit some giant potholes recently and I think I might have broken something. I only say that because the ride sort of improved afterward, strangely enough, since it got softer. I think a plastic spacer broke. I haven't been riding nor have I had the time to open it up and see, but I'll post back if I open it up and find something.
Well, as they say - If it's broke, don't fix it
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