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Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-17-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 587
Posted By TakSD
Another happy customer of the darlas here... I...

Another happy customer of the darlas here...
I can honestly say that cars cut me off much much less now! I have them on 25% all day with the high beam triggering them to 100%

A quality product
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-08-2015, 01:18 AM
Replies: 591
Views: 78,844
Posted By TakSD
I wouldn't know! Rarely find mud in Cyprus and...

I wouldn't know! Rarely find mud in Cyprus and even if I do I'd prefer riding the EXC :)

NEWTOME, I agree. Even when trying to read up on a specific tyre you find all sorts of feedback. I was...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-07-2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 591
Views: 78,844
Posted By TakSD
Best tyre for 1190R

For the 1190R the ideal tyre is the Pirelli MT90 that was the OEM tyre for the 990. It sticks like glue on the road and is OK offroad too. Obviously it suits the bike too. :D :D :D
I dont...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-03-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 11,749
Posted By TakSD
The performance aspect

Excuse my ignorance if this had already been questioned.

The stock setup seems to benefit from the ram air system at high speeds by creating extra pressure in the airbox thus creating more...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-28-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,106
Posted By TakSD
Even though I couldn't detect any play, the...

Even though I couldn't detect any play, the steering head bearing needed tightening 5 times till it finally set. Have seen more 1190's with the same issue.

Do it and don't question anything else.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-02-2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,211
Posted By TakSD
Also have a very slight oil leak... Not even...

Also have a very slight oil leak... Not even dripping but nevertheless needs to be fixed.

When everybody is mentioning parts, are you talking about the Valve Cover Head Gasket Set only or is there...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-26-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 713
Posted By TakSD
No he is just friendly and will let me play...

No he is just friendly and will let me play around with the dealer net program on his laptop, when I take the bike there....
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-25-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 713
Posted By TakSD
Yes I've actually been through the dealer menu...

Yes I've actually been through the dealer menu options while connected to the ecu but couldn't find how to update the dash...

I would really appreciate if anybody could tell me where to locate it...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-25-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 591
Views: 78,844
Posted By TakSD
I am super happy with the tubeless Pirelli...

I am super happy with the tubeless Pirelli scorpion trails... They are oem on the multistrada, different sizes of course.
I think my next pair will be the MT90 for the best compromise. Will fit some...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-20-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 713
Posted By TakSD
1190: Can somebody explain how the ecu menu update is done?

On the 2014 1190 R (which shouldn't differ from all other 1190's), can somebody, possibly a dealer, walk me through the procedure of updating the ecu menu and its functionality?

Is this done...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 09-15-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 737
Views: 118,447
Posted By TakSD
We'll if you count them, 477 bikes in 2 years...

We'll if you count them, 477 bikes in 2 years isn't that bad, but not that great either...
https://www.howmanyleft.co.uk/?utf8=✓&q=Ktm+1190

They sold something like 1300 gs's... in 2103... :huh
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-13-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,197
Posted By TakSD
Have had a similar battery to WPS on mine for 6...

Have had a similar battery to WPS on mine for 6 months now with no problems. These li-on batteries are all sourced from the same producer in china but seem to be a quality product... I think the...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-10-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,230
Posted By TakSD
Everything is relative... Let's say safer... :) ...

Everything is relative... Let's say safer... :)
I guess 1 broken Erica would be he cost of crash bars, hand guard and rear view mirror!

I guess it all depends on how much off road you do. I don't...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-10-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,230
Posted By TakSD
Was thinking of doing something similar but then...

Was thinking of doing something similar but then they would be too exposed :)
In case of a tip over they would be the first thing to go!

Nice bike BTW! :D
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-10-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,230
Posted By TakSD
My LED setup

Apologies for the late reply...

I am super impressed with the clearwater lights. 2000 lumens each, dimmable, basically a quality product. I ordered extra crash bar mounts and they fit perfect.
...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-17-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,226
Posted By TakSD
My wife also thinks it's better with much less...

My wife also thinks it's better with much less vibration through the seat and on the rear handles! How do you find the 1190's handling in the twisties compared to the multi?




...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-16-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 5,105
Views: 814,558
Posted By TakSD
9300 miles? dont want to open a can of worms but...

9300 miles? dont want to open a can of worms but isnt the cost of an oil & filter change somewhat insignificant in the grand scheme of things? I would prefer to change it in less half of that......
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-15-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 5,105
Views: 814,558
Posted By TakSD
Anybody have a clue?

Anybody have a clue?
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-14-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5,105
Views: 814,558
Posted By TakSD
Wink Can you turn the MSC off?

And how would you do that?

By turning off the MTC or the ABS? It would be nice to have MSC style ABS for safety, but still pull wheelies out of corners on the mountains :D :D :D

I can't get my...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-12-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5,105
Views: 814,558
Posted By TakSD
It's true, it goes away after 1000km, like magic...

It's true, it goes away after 1000km, like magic :)
I had mine done a little early too and forgot to switch it off but there is a way to change the shift light in the settings menu.

Either be...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-12-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 5,105
Views: 814,558
Posted By TakSD
Thumbs down My local bike shop told me that they won't be...

My local bike shop told me that they won't be stocking K&N oil filters anymore as they stopped buying them from hiflo and went down the cheapo route and are sourcing them from China now...

Can...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-10-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,226
Posted By TakSD
Go for it! I had a superduke for 7 years and...

Go for it!
I had a superduke for 7 years and had loads of fun on it but the 1190 is better! It's more comfortable, more powerful, and get this, faster in the twisties 99% of the time! I know that...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-07-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 1,330
Views: 246,902
Posted By TakSD
Maybe it's a geometry issue then... My problem...

Maybe it's a geometry issue then... My problem was at 50-90 km/h so it was probably a different thing. Try adding a little compression damping to the rear shock to see if it helps...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-05-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 1,330
Views: 246,902
Posted By TakSD
At what speed do you get the headshake? Mine...

At what speed do you get the headshake?
Mine was simple, it was the steering head bearing. It was just a little loose.

actually unscrew the top screws in the triple clamps, take of the aluminium...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-03-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,302
Posted By TakSD
Thankfully, PROBLEM SOLVED! Played with...

Thankfully, PROBLEM SOLVED!

Played with geometry, rebalanced the wheels, realigned the rear wheel, checked every single spoke... the shake wouldnt go away...
Just when I was out of options we...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-03-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,479
Posted By TakSD
Totally agree! I bet he could do much of the same...

Totally agree! I bet he could do much of the same with a yamaha tmax!!! :rofl
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-03-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,302
Posted By TakSD
Thanks for all the responses! Blackhills,...

Thanks for all the responses!

Blackhills, tyres pressure is 2.3 front and 2.6 rear. I always prefer to keep them a little low. Beauty of having TPMS :)
Have checked axle torque, bearing play and...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-02-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,302
Posted By TakSD
1190 R low speed wobble - any fix available?

I have read through many posts on the 990 handle bar wobble problems but I haven't really found a solution...

My 2014 1190 now has 2500km; yesterday it was like it was on rails and today while...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-14-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,985
Posted By TakSD
:rofl then i still have another 25 years to...

:rofl

then i still have another 25 years to go :D

Since you have been riding for longer than me, correct me if i'm wrong... Hasn't the price of OEM come down significantly the past 10-20 years?...
Forum: The Garage 03-13-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,015
Posted By TakSD
Know jt sprockets very well and have used them...

Know jt sprockets very well and have used them many times... it seems their chain is also picking up as i have seen their gold chain on many bikes here, all with good feedback, but i haven't tried it...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-13-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,985
Posted By TakSD
Personally I expect an experienced, well...

Personally I expect an experienced, well respected company like JT sprockets, to know which grade / hardness material to use for their products and I have never been let down in 15+ years of use. If...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-03-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 826
Views: 126,414
Posted By TakSD
Did you check that the air/fuel ratio is ok, so...

Did you check that the air/fuel ratio is ok, so you know the bike isn't running lean or rich? Thanks
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-20-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,230
Posted By TakSD
Hey Dualsport! Looking forward to receiving...

Hey Dualsport!

Looking forward to receiving them :)))
Will probably be early next month...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-20-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 1,877
Views: 579,482
Posted By TakSD
short story

So it finally arrived...
Again thank you to everybody! This forum is great and it has helped me decide on what has turned out to be the best bike ever!

So a little story... This is how it goes......
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-16-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,230
Posted By TakSD
Maybe a nice picture to end the weekend??? ...

Maybe a nice picture to end the weekend???
:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-15-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 826
Views: 126,414
Posted By TakSD
Obviously the prices of exhausts, and most ktm...

Obviously the prices of exhausts, and most ktm parts for that matter, are not driven by r&d or manufacturing costs. It is simply demand, supply, competition and our tolerance...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-11-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1,877
Views: 579,482
Posted By TakSD
Ποδήλατο με γκάζια όμως :)

Ποδήλατο με γκάζια όμως :)
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-10-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,230
Posted By TakSD
Nice!! This is my most desired setup but I think...

Nice!! This is my most desired setup but I think 12k lumens is a tad overboard :)))
Can you post a picture? If you were to choose again would you go for the kristas or the Erica's?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-08-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,831
Posted By TakSD
Always in sets

Agree with chuck 100%!!!!

The sprockets and chain are designed with the exact pitch compatibility. Changing one or the other will accelerate wear as it will be grinding the rollers/teeth and...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-16-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 826
Views: 126,414
Posted By TakSD
Yes... This is the biggest problem with such...

Yes... This is the biggest problem with such forums. Full of such valuable information and then some people just go along and quote their ideas, that can be total BS, and others then use this as a...
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