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Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) Yesterday, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1,719
Views: 123,967
Posted By sideup
I wonder....

What do you think the chances are the 1290's have been sitting in a warehouse in NA since before mid April or March waiting on this emissions sticker. It would explain the original due dates that...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-04-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 2,077
Views: 255,064
Posted By sideup
Wow ,that is funny. Doesn't reflect too well on...

Wow ,that is funny. Doesn't reflect too well on their credibility .

On the other subject, other than the demo bikes in NA, no bikes reported to be delivered to customers in NA.
Bikes In the...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-02-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 2,077
Views: 255,064
Posted By sideup
Went to a swap meet at my KTM dealer today. I...

Went to a swap meet at my KTM dealer today. I am #1 on their list for a SA with still no certain on dock date.
The Dealer told me they have a dealer meeting next month and he personally was going...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-28-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 1,719
Views: 123,967
Posted By sideup
For what it's worth and that's not much.

My dealer talked to his KTM representative today. He still has no dates for U.S. Delivery. Quite baffling! Just tell the real story, customers are generally understanding.
Can't help thinking...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-25-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1,719
Views: 123,967
Posted By sideup
It is very odd an inmate in the UK can get the...

It is very odd an inmate in the UK can get the exact production day in June for his 1290 adv. from his dealer straight from the factory production list. Where as customers and dealers in the States...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-21-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 2,077
Views: 255,064
Posted By sideup
SirToU : I think your dealers on that side of the...

SirToU : I think your dealers on that side of the pond are getting much more information forwarded to them than are dealers in the U.S. No way can they tell us that kind of detail about deliveries. ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 4,902
Views: 1,692,324
Posted By sideup
Just a thought , did you change the filters at...

Just a thought , did you change the filters at the oil change?
Maybe a filter is not seated, or in backwards, blocked?
Forum: Vendors 04-17-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1,998
Views: 282,259
Posted By sideup
Tank Bag

Andrew , Pete,

The Tank bag is looking good. Glad it will be offered in different sizes.
I too like the CC pouch.
Tell Pat Frodel hello and let him know we are proud customers, using your...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-16-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 1,719
Views: 123,967
Posted By sideup
You are right, I am not sure if I would pay extra...

You are right, I am not sure if I would pay extra for those options, but when your dealer says it comes standard with all the features for the US market it makes it a little easier to accept and pay...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-16-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 1,719
Views: 123,967
Posted By sideup
Yeah the luggage they pawn off on the US...

Yeah the luggage they pawn off on the US customers because they can't sell it as an accessory item. +1 I don't want it also. I have Mosko Soft bags.
All these magazine articles saying how great...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 22,402
Views: 2,754,692
Posted By sideup
WHAT! another week away? It is going to be a nice...

WHAT! another week away? It is going to be a nice weekend.

For what it's worth I ran the oil that came in the bike till the 1st 600 mile oil change on both 690's we own. Oil was pretty clean, no...
Forum: Vendors 04-15-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 18,968
Posted By sideup
Scribe : Mine came today. Looks like it will...

Scribe : Mine came today. Looks like it will do the job.
thanks again for putting this together.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-14-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 584
Posted By sideup
Said capacity is 4.75 gallon? That is one big...

Said capacity is 4.75 gallon? That is one big bag :evil
As big as the fuel tank.

I guess it could be 17 liters , sounds funny when measured in gallons.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-10-2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,304
Posted By sideup
Love your SF plate. My son has 16 years in the...

Love your SF plate. My son has 16 years in the 1st Group and counting.
Thank you for your service.
I have a 690 set up in Rally Raid kit , sold my 990r and awaiting delivery of a 1290 mainly...
Forum: Ride reports 03-26-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,651
Posted By sideup
I am in.

Pete,

What a great trip report. So many little challenges every day....
but traveling together makes things easier, right?


Jack
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-24-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 1,719
Views: 123,967
Posted By sideup
No supply for existing demand yet

Seems like only a handful are in customers hands. They have not kept up with there own production predictions yet.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-06-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,151
Posted By sideup
International contact page

After reading the last post I wondered if KTM International was aware of this 7 page long of customer complaints about KTM NA.
After finding the page and filling out all the required blocks and...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-04-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 1,719
Views: 123,967
Posted By sideup
It may be the case, but coming from a dirt bike...

It may be the case, but coming from a dirt bike background I trust oiled filters over paper for dusty roads. Just my preference though.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-04-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 1,719
Views: 123,967
Posted By sideup
Uni Filter part number

It appears the 1290 Airbox is the close if not the exact air box as the 1190.
With the reports of the 2015 model 1190 air boxes still passing dust I am not taking any chances. I just ordered the...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-01-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 2,077
Views: 255,064
Posted By sideup
Yes you are probably right I will be thanking...

Yes you are probably right I will be thanking her.
Fortunately my wife is my main riding partner, she rides a lowered 990 Adv.
She knows how fun KTM's are to ride.

She is actually in hope that...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-01-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2,077
Views: 255,064
Posted By sideup
Another One

Ok, after selling my 990R due to I have a nice set up 690 for off road duties I still want that comfortable long distance touring bike. After reading all the issues with the 1190's I was skeptical...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-01-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5,013
Views: 387,323
Posted By sideup
John, Nice.. What old railroad grade are you...

John,
Nice.. What old railroad grade are you guys on ?
Jack
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-28-2015, 03:10 AM
Replies: 1,719
Views: 123,967
Posted By sideup
Dealer report after Maui ride test

Just talked to my local dealer who rode both the 1190 and the 1290 at the dealer meeting two up with his wife. He said wearing just Levi's at 85F ambient the heat from the 1190 was still very...
Forum: Vendors 02-19-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 1,998
Views: 282,259
Posted By sideup
I use the 30 duffle also. Perfect for a day...

I use the 30 duffle also. Perfect for a day trip.
Careful with that spot attached to the back. I swore that webbing could never unhook itself from the clip on the spot. I lost my Spot Connect on...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 22,402
Views: 2,754,692
Posted By sideup
White decal are fine.

Well now you know some that haven't bubbled. It is hard to see but these white decals that came with the RRP tanks were applied in April 2014. They have about 3500 miles on them absolutely no...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-03-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 306,250
Posted By sideup
KTM 990 Aventure R for sale

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=26079868&postcount=1
Forum: Trials 02-02-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 908
Posted By sideup
Bent Lever in Vancouver. They ride trials bikes...

Bent Lever in Vancouver. They ride trials bikes and are familiar with GG bikes.
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 936
Views: 265,036
Posted By sideup
Make sure the connector is plugged all the way in...

Make sure the connector is plugged all the way in and plastic clips are mated. The light ring and the bottom light come on ,on low beam. On high beam the bottom light goes out and the top high beam...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-01-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,151
Posted By sideup
So sorry for your loss, our pets our part of our...

So sorry for your loss, our pets our part of our family also. It is so hard to lose them especially unexpected. Time will heal, and you will always have the memories of the joy they brought to your...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-01-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 12,188
Posted By sideup
Thank you so much

This is heartbreaking to see . Let us hope the sub humans that did this will get a visit from Karma.
I have a little stray dog sitting by side right now that I found after someone set him out on a...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-31-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,151
Posted By sideup
You are right no bike is perfect, it is the lack...

You are right no bike is perfect, it is the lack of customer support that this thread is addressing. Your location says it best: the Mattighofen waiting room.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-31-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 522
Views: 70,253
Posted By sideup
No problem, thanks. The 990 and 1190 are the...

No problem, thanks. The 990 and 1190 are the best dirt worthy twins out there. That's why we ride them. BTW the air filter issue is not limited to the 1190. The 690 leaked fine dust through the...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-31-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 522
Views: 70,253
Posted By sideup
Don't be so defensive , I love the look of the...

Don't be so defensive , I love the look of the 1190 and updated improvement over the 990.
I wasn't trying to start the 990 vs 1190 debate, I have beem looking at selling my 990 and moving up to the...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-31-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 522
Views: 70,253
Posted By sideup
They put knobbies on this year..... The real...

They put knobbies on this year.....
The real joke is the above post: "My dealer said they still recommend you stay out of heavy dust, and they'll fit a DNA filter for it if you choose."
This is an...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-30-2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,151
Posted By sideup
I applaud Mike at KTM for his desire to improve...

I applaud Mike at KTM for his desire to improve customer service.
However when trying to make your company have world class service it seems the best way to start out is to "benchmark" your...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-30-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,151
Posted By sideup
I see you have a 2015. This is disappointing ,...

I see you have a 2015. This is disappointing , thinking of selling my 2011 990R, talking to two different dealers. I asked them both if the 2015 models had fixed the problem of dust getting past...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-28-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 477
Posted By sideup
Well said Dan (Ladukebob) this forum is...

Well said Dan (Ladukebob) this forum is invaluable.
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4,902
Views: 1,692,324
Posted By sideup
you could make your own for $10

I have worked a lot with Carbon Fiber, but it i so easy to make your own corner protectors out of Kydex .

It is very easy and they have been tested, knock on wood.....so far so good.
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 22,402
Views: 2,754,692
Posted By sideup
Slavens 9.6

I also went with a Slavens 9.6Kg./mm. Rider weight 225lb. plus pannier weight 50-60lbs. works great. I was able to set the correct sag with panniers. Not possible with stock spring. Make sure...
Forum: Vendors 01-26-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 18,968
Posted By sideup
Add 2 more.

I am in for two if you can get up to 30.
I will tell a couple friends right now.
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