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Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-19-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,376
Posted By a7an
I'd like to add an update and delayed trip report...

I'd like to add an update and delayed trip report with regards to the Wings heat shield / insulation components.

Another 5,000 miles and a very happy 1190 owner. On even warm days the last 3 miles...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 09-12-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,376
Posted By a7an
Hey Old Fuddy- Good point! If it's any...

Hey Old Fuddy-

Good point!

If it's any consolation, the electronic control unit sits on top of the Wings supplied under seat heat shielding. Easy to assemble without disconnecting the ECU.

I...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 09-09-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,376
Posted By a7an
Thanks RobZorba! It's great when folks share...

Thanks RobZorba!

It's great when folks share their positive (and not so) experiences on forums like this. Thanks for sharing your experiment results. I'll definitely try riding without the cloth...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 09-09-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,376
Posted By a7an
Laugh Tangible Improvement!!!

In an effort to minimize the heat generated by the 1190 engine I have fitted a pair of the wings carbon heat shields.

After a week and a half and over 400 miles, I can report these heat shields...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 08-25-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,376
Posted By a7an
Hello JetdocX At 97* F there may be...

Hello JetdocX

At 97* F there may be something else causing your fueling issues.
I rode across the Sonoran desert in early July (2 500 mile days), with a max temp of over 116* F and 105ish for...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 08-06-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,376
Posted By a7an
I have a 10+ day road trip planned in a few...

I have a 10+ day road trip planned in a few weeks. The ride will include at least two days in the desert. Since a single 500 mile day resulted in burns, I am planning on a one day low cost...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 08-03-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,376
Posted By a7an
JetdocX- Sounds like you've encountered the...

JetdocX-

Sounds like you've encountered the effect of concentrated (moderate) heat over a longer period of time as I have. There is a legitimate concern about neurological and tissue damage.
...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 08-03-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,376
Posted By a7an
Pizza Boy- Thank you for the links. Others...

Pizza Boy-

Thank you for the links. Others are apparently experiencing a simile challenge.
I'll track down other inmates to better understand how successful they've been.

Sleepy Owl-

I'm...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-31-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,376
Posted By a7an
You've pretty much nailed it. While an...

You've pretty much nailed it.
While an entertaining view, a singular view of the real world.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-29-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,376
Posted By a7an
Hoping more folks with solutions chime in! ...

Hoping more folks with solutions chime in!

My 1190R is also a 14' with the insulation under seat.
Heat from under the seat is less than ideal not the deal breaker that roasted rump delivers.
...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-28-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,376
Posted By a7an
Appreciate your thoughts. Running an Akra...

Appreciate your thoughts.
Running an Akra presently.
Jet coating the header alone?
Are you aware if the cat removal requires any electronic voodoo?
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-28-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,376
Posted By a7an
Rump Roast (1190 ADV/R Hot Head)

Love the bike.
Hate the heat.:kboom

I would like to find out how many of 1190 owners are literally being burned by the heat coming through the seat of your 1190.

Background:
° Purchased the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-21-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 2,776
Views: 520,113
Posted By a7an
Spinal Maladies

Hello Sheldon-

I'm gutted to hear you spine is causing issues. Been there, done that for the better part of a decade.

A misspent youth in action sports left me with increasing debilitation for...
Forum: Ride reports 01-28-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 2,776
Views: 520,113
Posted By a7an
a) Ewa rocks! b) What an adventure. Please...

a) Ewa rocks!

b) What an adventure. Please keep it coming!
Forum: Ride reports 01-24-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 2,776
Views: 520,113
Posted By a7an
Congratulations. That is a long time on the...

Congratulations. That is a long time on the road...and it's been a hell of an adventure. We can gel the lows and the highs.

Like to see you around for a long time...Macca's? Really???
Forum: Ride reports 01-13-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 2,776
Views: 520,113
Posted By a7an
Thanks for keeping up with your posts mate! While...

Thanks for keeping up with your posts mate! While we may not be commenting much, the tales of your exploits are greatly appreciated and well followed.

While the islands in Belize are lovely (the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-17-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,874
Posted By a7an
Consider other options!

I am delighted for those of you with successful pain free, highly mobile spinal fusions. Congratulations!

Following an 8.5 year journey of research, misdiagnosis and poor diagnosis I elected to...
Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 6,784
Views: 2,143,201
Posted By a7an
Possible to schedule a second speaking engagement in Portland???

Hello Radioman
Welcome homw,

I am delighted to hear your evening speaking here in Portland (Tigard) sold out.
Is there any chance you can schedule a second engagement? A group of us were unable...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-14-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,142
Posted By a7an
Sumi, Horses for courses mate! Someone in...

Sumi, Horses for courses mate!

Someone in the market for an 1190 probably isn't a likely candidate for a 500 EXC…Or a 950 SE. Different animals for different tastes and environments.

Yes the...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-14-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,142
Posted By a7an
A number of folks seem to prefer the handling of...

A number of folks seem to prefer the handling of the R over the Standard bike.
Off road aspirations, Inseam and aesthetics will likely drive the final decision.
On Two Wheels review of 2013...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-13-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,142
Posted By a7an
Ride both! (as with all motorcycles, One will speak to you. Take that one home!

1190 and 1190 R a brief review: (Bonus GS comparo)

Both KTM 1190 Models were ridden in Oregon during a KTM demo event earlier this fall. The test loop was on a variety of roads (all paved) and...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-01-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6,782
Views: 1,641,904
Posted By a7an
I am also a current KTM owner (bleed orange) and...

I am also a current KTM owner (bleed orange) and will be waiting a quite a while before I plunk down my hard earned on an 1190. My brief experience on the 1190s at a recent demo day was...
Forum: Ride reports 11-29-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 2,776
Views: 520,113
Posted By a7an
Good on ya! Sheldon and Ewa thank you both for...

Good on ya!
Sheldon and Ewa thank you both for sharing your epic adventure!
We greatly appreciate the effort you are both putting into photography, bollocks and posting the lot.

Sheldon, you...
Forum: Ride reports 11-20-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 50,463
Posted By a7an
Where to?

Well, it sounds like a great start!
Where to and for how long?
Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,673
Posted By a7an
Xie Xie!

Really nice ride report!
It is wonderful to see more people taking advantage of the ADVentures China holds. Keep em coming!!!

Xie xie for sharing:D
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 19,879
Views: 2,308,012
Posted By a7an
2014 690 Enduro R with ABS!

It appears the 2014 690 Enduro R will be offered with ABS.
This will undoubtedly divide the 690 faithful.

If it is as advanced and transparent as the system on the 1190 I'd welcome the option....
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-05-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6,782
Views: 1,641,904
Posted By a7an
The seats are interchangeable.

The seats are interchangeable.
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 2,113,097
Posted By a7an
Ed- There are a lot of folks out there...

Ed-

There are a lot of folks out there enjoying your adventure. While you may not need to pass the hat, you may want to consider opening a PayPal account or similar. I for one would gladly fire...
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 2,113,097
Posted By a7an
Ed- Hope you're feeling better in the...

Ed-

Hope you're feeling better in the morning.
New adventures await!

Tough being alone, feeling like crap in an unfamiliar (rainy) place.
Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 2,113,097
Posted By a7an
Hey Ed- Hate to burst your bubble man... ...

Hey Ed-

Hate to burst your bubble man...
Trader Joe's sells it on the West Coast for either $4.99 or $6.99 a bottle!
I cannot remember which.

I was working in Austria in 89/90. During that...
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 2,113,097
Posted By a7an
Hello Ed- As a long time follower of your...

Hello Ed-

As a long time follower of your thread, I would like to offer a heartfelt thanks!
Thank you for taking the time to post your thoughts and photos.
Many of us are quietly, and I might...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,621
Posted By a7an
Like a number of inmates, I've had no steering...

Like a number of inmates, I've had no steering issues.
That said a high quality steering damper makes the world of difference at high speeds and for those unfortunate times when you're slabbing it...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,621
Posted By a7an
For the ultimate hooligan (practical commuting)...

For the ultimate hooligan (practical commuting) machine...

Throw on a pair of Marchesini 17" wheels and some sticky tires...
Unbelievable handling. The weight loss / reduction in rotating mass...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 09-04-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,984
Posted By a7an
Hey Konrad- Sadly I have no first hand...

Hey Konrad-

Sadly I have no first hand riding experience with the 1190 as yet.
There is a great review (on-line / please see below) indicating the R offers superior handling and front end feel....
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-06-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 694
Views: 188,737
Posted By a7an
Well...you may be a wee bit off on weight. The...

Well...you may be a wee bit off on weight.
The new F800 Adventure lists at 505 lbs wet.
A 990 adventure R weighs in a around 510 wet.
Apples to apples then.

The F800 engine is smoother and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-04-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 694
Views: 188,737
Posted By a7an
...makes the outgoing 990 Adventure look like a...

...makes the outgoing 990 Adventure look like a beacon of sanity in an overweight, underpowered, all flash (except the larger tank and faring) and no substance world.

Don't get me wrong, the F800...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-13-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 60,770
Posted By a7an
You are Definitely Posting in the Wrong Forum

Fun

Why do we love motorcycles?
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,285
Posted By a7an
A-b-s-o-l-u-t-e-l-y

Nothing matches the 690 for lightweight, grunty agility.
Never ceases to put a $hi# eating grin on my face!
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,030
Posted By a7an
Aftermarket exhaust. (Leo Vince or Akra) Weight...

Aftermarket exhaust. (Leo Vince or Akra) Weight savings, aural improvement.
Shorai Lithium Battery. Weight Savings. Combined with above = ###!!!
R&G Tail Tidy. Weight Savings & Improved Aesthetics...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-03-2011, 02:12 PM
Replies: 19,164
Views: 7,888,762
Posted By a7an
Mr Sandman 818- Great looking bike. What...

Mr Sandman 818-

Great looking bike.
What windscreen / headlight is that on your 990?
Looks absolutely incredible.

Much modification needed to graft it on the bike or was it a simple bolt on?...
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