Welcome to my blog

Welcome to my blog and my adventure with a unique motorcycle – the KTM Duke 4. In addition to the posts this blog contains a number of pages which can be accessed via the tabs under the page banner.  I hope you enjoy the visit.  If you would like to be informed of any new […]

Brad Binder wins 2016 Moto 3 title

Brad Binder and KTM today won the 2016 Moto 3 riders’ championship.  Finishing in second position after a race long scrap with five other riders, Binder now cannot be overtaken in the championship in the remaining four races of the year. Binder joins an exclusive club (alongside Jon Ekerold and Kork Ballington) of South African […]

Exhaust bracket fracture

Just when I’d reported that all was well with the Duke, I discovered that something had broken – the front exhaust support bracket which has fractured. It appears to be an isolated problem and is being replaced under warranty by ACR who are carrying out the K100 service at the same time.

Day 451 – 2013km

I haven’t posted anything since March.  Since then Mo (the Duke) has had his first service at Alfie Cox Racing and I’ve covered another 1000 odd kilometers.  I’m pleased to report that nothing has broken, come loose or fallen off the bike.  My only slight concern is oil consumption  – 400cc in the last 1000km.  […]

Rotating the footrest support brackets

In the previous post I wrote about the problem of the relationship between the footrests and the brake pedal. Yesterday I rotated the footrest support brackets as described in the 2013 owners manual. As you can see the relationship between the right-hand footrest and the brake pedal (previously adjusted by Alfie Cox Racing to the […]

Brake Pedal adjustability issue

One of the few shortcomings of the Duke 4 that I’ve discovered in the five months that I’ve had the bike, is the awkward relationship between the footrest and the brake pedal. When KTM introduced the Duke 4, one of the changes compared to earlier Dukes was the introduction of a bolt-on footrest support bracket […]

Status of this blogsite

Yesterday I posted an item announcing that this blog had been transferred to a another server and invited blog followers to sign up at the new site.  In retrospect, I think I acted too quickly, as I’m not yet fully satisfied with all aspects of the functionality of a self-hosted WordPress site, and so I’ve […]

Dainese Boot update

I was up in Johannesburg last week and took the opportunity to return the size 43 Dainese Torque Pro Out boots that I had ordered (and which were too tight a fit – see Day 134 – more thoughts on riding gear) to Race! based adjacent to the Kyalami race circuit in Midrand.  The idea […]