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    I didn't do my reed valve. TBH I only noticed it...

    I didn't do my reed valve. TBH I only noticed it should be changed after i ordered all the parts. If I was to do anything with them, I'd probably blank them off and delete the SAS anyway.

    When a...
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    That looks lovely. Not seen one that colour...

    That looks lovely. Not seen one that colour before.

    I too have never owned a Kawasaki in over 40 years. Nothing against them, just never fancied one enough. I like yours though :)
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    Doesn't it make your beard sticky?

    Doesn't it make your beard sticky?
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    It's a standard Snap~On deep socket SFSM14...

    It's a standard Snap~On deep socket SFSM14 Dimensions in the link.

    I said thin wall earlier as I thought i'd used a proper plug socket, but it appears not.

    Tip: blow out the well that the plug...
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    This is from the KTM Special Tool Catalogue ...

    This is from the KTM Special Tool Catalogue

    https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Odds-and-Ends-20/i-W7qKtz5/0/b2194b54/XL/Screenshot%202020-04-01%20at%2010.14.46-XL.png

    I just checked what plug...
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    14mm thin wall socket needed IIRC.

    14mm thin wall socket needed IIRC.
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    There's a load of useful info on ADVrider about...

    There's a load of useful info on ADVrider about checking the valves on the 1190, which would be largely relevant to the 1290 too.

    https://advrider.com/f/threads/1190-valve-shim-diy.998160/
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    Should never have sold it really. Especially for...

    Should never have sold it really. Especially for the price I got for it at the time :tears
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    Mick Walker looks a bit like Saul Goodman.

    Mick Walker looks a bit like Saul Goodman.
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    I had/built one of them once. ...

    I had/built one of them once.

    https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Bikes/i-Jq6vv4d/0/8bacf368/L/V7%20Cali-L.jpg
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    It'll never catch on.

    It'll never catch on.
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    Looks very much better than stock :thumb

    Looks very much better than stock :thumb
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    Looks much better :thumb

    Looks much better :thumb
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    Modes were dropped on the 701E after the 18MY. ...

    Modes were dropped on the 701E after the 18MY.

    I've only found it an issue if you hit an awkward bump that sets the rider back unexpectedly opening the throttle with the movement.
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    It's a 19 like yours. The forks were very...

    It's a 19 like yours.

    The forks were very stiff and crashy when new, but softened up in a few hundred miles. Never think about them now. Back end is OK, but a bit soft if I get into deeper whoops...
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    Sounds like they realised their mistake and...

    Sounds like they realised their mistake and fobbed you off sharpish.

    Still, they really won't be able to give them away soon, I'd have thought.
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    The exact opposite of my experience. I too bought...

    The exact opposite of my experience. I too bought a 701 because I "just wanted one", but the longer I've had it, the more i love it.

    Long ago i used to enter quite a few enduros (XR250), and was...
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    Tarka's right about the red and white one, but...

    Tarka's right about the red and white one, but the chrome tank is just naff.

    So black then.
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    Good call :)

    Good call :)
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    Valve adjustment on Ducati used to be more...

    Valve adjustment on Ducati used to be more expensive until one day the powers that be decided the closers didn't have to be zero clearance any more and they were ok to flap about. Took a lot of time...
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    Hard to believe either bike weighs 215Kg even dry.

    Hard to believe either bike weighs 215Kg even dry.
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    That's a tad dear.

    That's a tad dear.
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    Makes KTM service sound cheap.

    Makes KTM service sound cheap.
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    Definitely considering a set of those Rall Zs for...

    Definitely considering a set of those Rall Zs for my 701 after the current Michelin Trackers wear out, and that won't be very long looking at the state of them.
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    I've read that the X/O rings can overheat and...

    I've read that the X/O rings can overheat and fail if they dry out.

    Views on this differ, but personally, I like to see my chain clean and lightly oiled. None of that sticky grease stuff that...
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