The next chapter...KTM Super Adventure S

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Usually 15-20 minutes when I get tired on picnic tables in rest areas. 35-40,000 miles a year is not a big number. There are a lot of people including some forum members that double that and more. In the world of long distance riding I’m just a lightweight. Maybe I ride more than you, maybe you ride more than me. All that matters is we’re out there riding.
 

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Dirt_Dad what bags are you using on your SA?

If you are not already aware of them you should check out a part made for KTMs by a company named Ducati Spacers. It is a piece that goes on the lug in the throttle by wire that eliminates 95% of the slop in your throttle. It’s wicked nice. Once you have it you cannot be without it on your bike.
 
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I'm using the same pelican cases i first installed on my original Tenere more than 10 years ago. The are indestructible and require minimal maintenance. Soft cases don't give me a place for all the stickers.

As far as making changes to throttle response, I'd be hesitant. I remember TrikePilot made some similar changes on his Husky and I really appreciated the improvement. I find the SAS throttle response so ideal for me that I'd be concerned with messing with perfection.
 

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. . . . I find the SAS throttle response so ideal for me that I'd be concerned with messing with perfection.
Nope. You must change. You cannot be correct. At least that's what everybody seems to be telling me about getting my bike flashed. :D That I can't be satisfied with my throttle. Although I too think that mine is perfect.
 

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I seem to remember something to the effect of, “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.” Was a suggestion, far from me to tell anyone else what to do with their bike. The throttle play bothered me but it’s always been something I’m fussy about on bikes even before throttle by wire.
 

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Nope. You must change. You cannot be correct. At least that's what everybody seems to be telling me about getting my bike flashed. :D That I can't be satisfied with my throttle. Although I too think that mine is perfect.
I've got a bit of time on the S10. You really should flash it. ;) Of course I never flashed any of mine. I did ride CW's flashed bike one. Like it, but I personally don't tend to go for changing bike computers. Its just not me.

I seem to remember something to the effect of, “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.” Was a suggestion, far from me to tell anyone else what to do with their bike. The throttle play bothered me but it’s always been something I’m fussy about on bikes even before throttle by wire.
I feel like KTM designed and built the SAS for me. It isn't perfect, but damn it's close. I'm slow to mess with whatever mystical balance that bike possesses.
 

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That’s a wicked cool place to be with a bike.
Agreed! I recognize how lucky I am, and how rare it is to be this satisfied.

Obviously every bike is a compilation of compromises. The decisions made on the SAS just work for me.
 

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I'm a little late to this party, mostly because I just joined the site like 2 days ago. BUT. I had a 2015 Sa-T, that my wife and I put 11,000 miles on in a year, power parts seat and a sheepskin seat cover and it was brilliant. The cruise was first Gen with the on off switch on the right hand but other than being inconvenient it was flawless. The heat is an issue, but you can put a SA-T insulated header on, a lot of guys do, and it'll help. A lot of "diehard" motorcycle guys complain about the lack of adjustment in the suspension. I loved it, especially 2-up, with luggage fully loaded and leaned over in the mountains. Because I was able to focus on the road and not trying to remember what the bike was doing so I could dial it in or out of the suspension. There's a lot bad press on the forums, especially ADVriders, about the issues with KTM. For me, it was the lack of dealer network, and the fact the only place in town wants $44.00 for a spark plug. and there's 4. The 18K mile valve check, low vibes, smooth traceable power and the huge tank made it a great mile eater. The price of parts, low access to a dealer and 6K mile tire life got to be a constant thought in my brain. $20. chain oiler from amazon tuned 1/4 turn after every fill up got me to 18k before the chain went bad, but riding for 4 hours in the rain and having no chain oil didn't help. just my $0.02 YMMV.
 
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