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Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,493
Posted By Jonny955
I used to have Cruise Control in my car and used...

I used to have Cruise Control in my car and used it all the time until I realised it made my driving worse! Without it, you are subtly co-ordinating throttle control almost without realising it and...
Forum: Beasts 07-23-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 18,097
Posted By Jonny955
Ummm...isn't that just what the system on the KTM...

Ummm...isn't that just what the system on the KTM allows you to do? Watch the video again.

Jon
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 10,301
Views: 1,330,289
Posted By Jonny955
I've ridden my 14 Stelvio and my mate's 13 GSA...

I've ridden my 14 Stelvio and my mate's 13 GSA back -to-back, with a passenger. If there is any difference in weight, it's irrelevant.

The two bikes are very close. They are two different takes...
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 18,097
Posted By Jonny955
Unless it remains 'just' a safety measure it will...

Unless it remains 'just' a safety measure it will simply become a way to push the performance envelope and enjoy incredible ride dynamics until a software glitch becomes apparent under heavy braking,...
Forum: Beasts 07-18-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 18,097
Posted By Jonny955
Wink Well, each of us has an opinion on whether we...

Well, each of us has an opinion on whether we would want these devices on our bikes and that's fair enough.

What concerns me is the blinkered assumption that every situation will be safer with...
Forum: Beasts 07-06-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 18,097
Posted By Jonny955
Yes, of course. What I meant was the prevention...

Yes, of course. What I meant was the prevention of crashing whilst being ridden with gay abandon was all down to the clever electronics. It's what the demo video shows for the KTM1190.

Are...
Forum: Beasts 07-05-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 18,097
Posted By Jonny955
Yes, point taken regarding apples etc. ...

Yes, point taken regarding apples etc.

Your comment on the KTM 1190 system is a case in point. Yes, the technology is amazing and from what I understand, the electronics allow you to ride...
Forum: Beasts 07-04-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 18,097
Posted By Jonny955
Oh dear, how quickly the serious sensible...

Oh dear, how quickly the serious sensible discussion can degenerate!

Whether you like ABS/TC or dislike it, please don't bore us with how it has saved your a*se. If you really believe it has, the...
Forum: Beasts 07-02-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 18,097
Posted By Jonny955
Your English is very good! Just a few...

Your English is very good!

Just a few points on what you said, though :)

Actually I thought the point "I brake better than ABS does" has died years ago. Seems not. I really do hope...
Forum: Road warriors 07-02-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,374
Posted By Jonny955
Have you looked at the significant difference in...

Have you looked at the significant difference in weight between the two?

It's shocking! Harley Davidson must have searched high and low to find the heaviest materials available, which may also...
Forum: Beasts 07-02-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 18,097
Posted By Jonny955
OK, as you insist... I don't agree that...

OK, as you insist...

I don't agree that traction control got anyone out of any ditch or up any slope. AGREE> It's done by riding and opening the throttle, sometimes to the extent that you spin...
Forum: Beasts 07-01-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 18,097
Posted By Jonny955
Agree with this ^ Jon

Agree with this ^

Jon
Forum: Beasts 07-01-2014, 02:25 AM
Replies: 10,301
Views: 1,330,289
Posted By Jonny955
Yep - that's exactly what I've discovered with...

Yep - that's exactly what I've discovered with mine.

Jon
Forum: Beasts 05-01-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 10,301
Views: 1,330,289
Posted By Jonny955
Regarding the chaffing wires, is this something...

Regarding the chaffing wires, is this something that was put right on the later 'big tank' model update?

I have a new 8V (cast wheel model) with the crash bar mounted aux. lights and from what I...
Forum: Beasts 05-01-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,868
Posted By Jonny955
Touche!

I've just been through EXACTLY the same dilemma over here in the UK!

I had a brilliant KTM990 Adventure. It was definately a keeper until my wife developed a (hopefully short term) problem with...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-19-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,058
Posted By Jonny955
Remus 2:1 with Akro mapping

I'm on my second 2012 990 Adventure.

My first was bog standard (std. cans, std. map) and varied between about 45-49mpg with touring screen

My current has the 2:1 Remus can with ADV tank and...
Forum: Beasts 03-14-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,358
Posted By Jonny955
I loved the 2006 Tiger I had from new. I sold it...

I loved the 2006 Tiger I had from new. I sold it in 2012, simply because I fancied a change.

Strengths;
Smooth effortless power in top gear from 15mph (you need to keep the TBs synched)
Comfy...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,380
Posted By Jonny955
Don't write the 390 engine off as 'poxy' until...

Don't write the 390 engine off as 'poxy' until you've ridden the 390 Duke.

Plenty of go, relaxed cruising, flexible engine, negligable vibration and fantastic fuel mileage. To me, it sounds ideal...
Forum: Road warriors 02-06-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 52,880
Posted By Jonny955
My wife bought a nearly new 390 about 10 weeks...

My wife bought a nearly new 390 about 10 weeks back. It was probably the first secondhand example available in the UK and provided her (us) with a massive saving.

I volunteered to ride it home...
Forum: Road warriors 11-19-2013, 05:30 AM
Replies: 2,163
Views: 202,727
Posted By Jonny955
Looks aside, this bike is much heavier than the...

Looks aside, this bike is much heavier than the Blast and by design, will have a larger turning circle. For those learning to ride for the first time, weight is the enemy.

Of course, HD have not...
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2013, 01:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 826
Posted By Jonny955
OK, I hope this works ...

OK, I hope this works

http://www.adventurebikerider.com/media/kunena/attachments/1651/Duke1.JPG (http://www.adventurebikerider.com/media/kunena/attachments/1651/Duke1.JPG)
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 826
Posted By Jonny955
My wife has just bought one. She had...

My wife has just bought one.

She had already put a (refundable) deposit down on a brand new one when perhaps the first used example in the UK pops up for sale. Immaculate, run-in. loaded with...
Forum: Road warriors 11-13-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 2,163
Views: 202,727
Posted By Jonny955
Exactly. The Blast is/was perfect for new...

Exactly.

The Blast is/was perfect for new riders. Easy to master, unintimidatiing and (dare I mention it:wink:)...light weight:clap

There are supposedly only 7 or 8 examples over here in the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2013, 11:36 PM
Replies: 2,163
Views: 202,727
Posted By Jonny955
How many times have you heard a rider talking...

How many times have you heard a rider talking about his or her bike saying "Gee, it's a great bike but I wish it weighed 50lb more"?

These bikes are supposed to appeal to younger urban riders...
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2,163
Views: 202,727
Posted By Jonny955
Good point but the bike is still much heavier...

Good point but the bike is still much heavier than it could have been. The steel-framed V-twin Ducati Monster 696 shows the way it could have been done. Two wheels, one V-twin engine, a set of pipes,...
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 2,163
Views: 202,727
Posted By Jonny955
Well, whatever your opinion is on the looks and...

Well, whatever your opinion is on the looks and build quality of these bikes there is one thing that isn't in doubt - they are very heavy.

I actually like the looks although it's nothing 'new' in...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-13-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,143
Posted By Jonny955
Whichever hard cases you choose, there is a lot...

Whichever hard cases you choose, there is a lot to be said for keeping the pannier frames on the bike (leaving the cases behind) when you go off-road. The added protection is reassuring.

On my...
Forum: Beasts 08-06-2013, 12:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,689
Posted By Jonny955
My 2009 does that too, sometimes. It always...

My 2009 does that too, sometimes.

It always starts but I fear a strain on the starter when it all goes quiet 'mid stroke'. For peace of mind, when this happens I usually take my thumb straight...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-01-2013, 02:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 506
Posted By Jonny955
Thanks for the response. I guess I had it...

Thanks for the response.

I guess I had it the wrong way around regarding unburnt fuel and heat to the Cats.

I'll be collecting my (2nd) KTM990 Adventure soon and it's already been fitted...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-31-2013, 02:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 506
Posted By Jonny955
Quick question for fuel map gurus...

Hi. Just a quick question because I am a bit confused.

The fuel mapping for the standard 990 takes into account the requirements for the catalytic converters in the two exhausts, right?

My...
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,415
Posted By Jonny955
I've had both (well, my Steamer was a '93 but my...

I've had both (well, my Steamer was a '93 but my Girlie was a 2006). Both good bikes but given the same predicament, I would go for the 2006 Girlie every time.

Despite EFI, the Girlie was easier...
Forum: Beasts 06-02-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 942
Posted By Jonny955
We're in exactly the same predicament, although...

We're in exactly the same predicament, although my wife rides Buells (she's 5ft 2ins).

She did have a 125cc Suzuki VanVan for a bit of off-roading but we are planning a trip to Morocco so...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-15-2013, 11:50 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 45,070
Posted By Jonny955
I agree that, compared to the outgoing 990, the...

I agree that, compared to the outgoing 990, the 1190s blend in a bit too much! I prefer the look of the R, in any case.

The thing is, the 9x0 polarised opinions and the marketing bods at KTM have...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-25-2013, 12:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,254
Posted By Jonny955
This happens on mine too (2012 with standard cans...

This happens on mine too (2012 with standard cans and mapping). I was a bit alarmed at first because sooty deposits suggest that the engine is running a bit rich.

Actually, it probably IS running...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-03-2013, 10:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,719
Posted By Jonny955
Just as a comparison, I checked the accuracy woth...

Just as a comparison, I checked the accuracy woth GPS the other day.

Bike: 990 (2012 model) with standard 21" front wheel & Pirelli Scorpion
GPS: Garmin Montana

What I found surprised me a...
Forum: Beasts 03-13-2013, 05:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,740
Posted By Jonny955
Belt drives? I had one on my Kawasaki...

Belt drives?

I had one on my Kawasaki GPz305 back int he mid eighties. I loved that bike, and the clean drive system that required only talcom powder and initial adjustment. The belt snapped at...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-12-2013, 01:14 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,519
Posted By Jonny955
^YES! My 2012 has had the the wobble at the same...

^YES! My 2012 has had the the wobble at the same speed range since new. I have cranked the REAR preload up to maximum because I like it that way and this has the effect of sharpening the steering...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-11-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,457
Posted By Jonny955
I'm thinking seriously about fitting the ADV tank...

I'm thinking seriously about fitting the ADV tank to my 2012. I have the 'quick detach' SW Motech racks and Gobi panniers, not the fixed older type tubular racks for Gobis.

Has anyone tied this...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-08-2013, 12:25 AM
Replies: 6,755
Views: 1,523,175
Posted By Jonny955
Thanks for the report, Igor. From the above...

Thanks for the report, Igor.

From the above comment (150bhp on a wet rocky surface), you are a braver man than I !

Jon
Forum: Orange Crush 03-04-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 6
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Views: 676
Posted By Jonny955
The later model with the R cams is much smoother....

The later model with the R cams is much smoother. It's still a lively beast but nowhere near a bucking bronco!

Jon
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