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Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-22-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,525
Posted By r'elise me
Relatively speaking, of course. Maybe (big maybe)...

Relatively speaking, of course. Maybe (big maybe) the riding Chris exhibits could most closely be emulated by the most advanced riders on the KTM only. The GS just begs you to slow it down in the...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-21-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 768
Posted By r'elise me
Looks great in that color too. So other than 3/4"...

Looks great in that color too. So other than 3/4" added susp travel and electronic susp adjustment, are there other differences that aren't that obvious (like cockpit details, suspension firmness)....
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-21-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 768
Posted By r'elise me
1190S with 21" wheel swap and offroad goodies

I'd like to get an 1190 S or R and I'm trying to figure out if setting up an S with 21" wheels or setting up an R with 19" wheels is the better route. I'd like to have the option to go more hwy or...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-19-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,028
Posted By r'elise me
Confirmed 1 in stock. They want full sticker +++....

Confirmed 1 in stock. They want full sticker +++. Gotta pay to play!
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-19-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 573
Posted By r'elise me
Good thread. But i imagine this is a relatively...

Good thread. But i imagine this is a relatively simple swap minus the electronics hassles. I know on the 690E you can adjust the speedo for wheel size easily DIY. I'm interested in knowing the...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-18-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,028
Posted By r'elise me
Question So who in So Cal has an R in stock now? I just...

So who in So Cal has an R in stock now? I just sold all my Ducatis (I'm sooo depressed :cry ) and I really need a happy fix.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-18-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 15,309
Posted By r'elise me
Everything Touratech I've every purchased turned...

Everything Touratech I've every purchased turned out to be flawed in some minor but fatal way. EVERYTHING. And they really do bad customer service. They never accepted any complaint I had as their...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-18-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,774
Posted By r'elise me
I'm reading this thread and the only thing that...

I'm reading this thread and the only thing that sticks in my mind is the one month wait for KTM service. How KTM of them to throw a new bike buyer to the back of the line for something so simple. BMW...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-18-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 840
Posted By r'elise me
Agreed. My 06 GSA windscreen is a terror on the...

Agreed. My 06 GSA windscreen is a terror on the highway. In fact, I've never had a windscreen on any bike that didn't buffet and throb pretty unbearably. So looking at the 1190R gives me reason to...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-17-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 840
Posted By r'elise me
Did you trade a GSA for an 1190R?

I'm wondering if GSA/GS that owners have traded for the 1190R would chime in on the downgrades/upgrades over the GSA ON-ROAD. I'm particularly concerned about highway performance, comfort (wind...
Forum: Upcoming 05-14-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,099
Posted By r'elise me
Sounds like a good time to me! I've been wanting...

Sounds like a good time to me! I've been wanting to explore that part of UT. I'm in.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-14-2015, 12:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,849
Posted By r'elise me
Interesting thread. Adv riding any bike is a...

Interesting thread. Adv riding any bike is a recipe for at least little problems - electrical usually I've found. I remember taking out my new 500 EXC on it's maiden DS ride riding caboose. Engine...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-13-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,525
Posted By r'elise me
So what are your thoughts on the new bike?...

So what are your thoughts on the new bike? Congrats regardless :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 12:29 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 30,182
Posted By r'elise me
The first thing you want to do to the touratech...

The first thing you want to do to the touratech rack is to weld the steel plate's joint that is tack welded at the "fold" as that is where the stress riser occurs and eventually breaks in a near...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 30,182
Posted By r'elise me
That looks real pretty, but I find that hard...

That looks real pretty, but I find that hard luggage and the 690 don't play well together. Giant Loop type luggage is much much lighter, more stable, wont break your legs in an off. The rack combined...
Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2015, 12:41 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 70,958
Posted By r'elise me
I've got nothing bad to say about sport touring...

I've got nothing bad to say about sport touring my 2010 Hyper as I don't mind naked bikes and I don't insist on a lot of frills. In fact, I prefer clean wind from my hyper with Puig touring screen...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 30,182
Posted By r'elise me
Thread revival sort of. THought I'd chime in...

Thread revival sort of. THought I'd chime in about my touring experience on my 08 690e. Did 1000mi in Utah with luggage - lots of dirt, lots of slab, rain, heat, snow, cold, hot, rugged, mild, single...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-29-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 2,339
Views: 179,116
Posted By r'elise me
Bummer. Have to be home to play kid-taxi while...

Bummer. Have to be home to play kid-taxi while wifey goes to her accupuncture appt. :huh Let me know what you have planned for the weekend. This is definitely my LAST stay-cation.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-29-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2,339
Views: 179,116
Posted By r'elise me
Cuttin' pretty short notice but I'll call you...

Cuttin' pretty short notice but I'll call you from the road if I can make it. BIke's at an alternate location unless I jump on the 690E and ride out since it's in my garage. Probably the easiest (but...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-20-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 32,515
Views: 3,206,317
Posted By r'elise me
Grapevine will be very cold and usually snow...

Grapevine will be very cold and usually snow falls this time of year when it rains in the valleys. Do the coast.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-11-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 66,618
Posted By r'elise me
Curious to hear a comparison between your old 950...

Curious to hear a comparison between your old 950 and the new KTM. Also what Wind screen did you end up with on the new KTM? Thanks for the generous comparison
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 726
Posted By r'elise me
Finally got the bike over to my mechanic and he...

Finally got the bike over to my mechanic and he determined that the left coil stick is going bad. Ordered a new one - have yet to install it. I'll report back.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-10-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 66,618
Posted By r'elise me
I have no experience with the water boxers, but...

I have no experience with the water boxers, but my '06 GSA has been unimpeachable maintenance wise and it's easy to adjust valves. The KTM seams to require some work to get to the heads. I loathe to...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-09-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 66,618
Posted By r'elise me
I own a 06 GSA with full Ohlins and I test rode...

I own a 06 GSA with full Ohlins and I test rode the 1190R. My immediate reaction was, "ditch the GSA." The 1190R was just better in every respect, even on the highway due to LESS wind buffeting and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-13-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 2,339
Views: 179,116
Posted By r'elise me
Nice shots Matt! Can't wait to show my son in the...

Nice shots Matt! Can't wait to show my son in the morning. Looking forward to our next ride - as always.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-10-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 2,339
Views: 179,116
Posted By r'elise me
Thanks for the great ride, guys (Mike, Matt,...

Thanks for the great ride, guys (Mike, Matt, Rich, Jim) and the usual trail expertise, Matt. I wasn't worth squat by the time I got home either, but the rest of the day was a real treat. Great to get...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-07-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 2,339
Views: 179,116
Posted By r'elise me
Pitown is open on the weekends - at least always...

Pitown is open on the weekends - at least always has been up to the last time I was there last fall. I'd be up for that, but that's a haul there and back unless you've got a fast route. Anyhow, I'll...
Forum: Airheads 10-19-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 22,706
Posted By r'elise me
So Let's Recap

This is an old and long thread! So can someone recap what the most reliable and functional HID setup is for airheads (mine's 1982 R100). Thanks!
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 09-18-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 38,447
Posted By r'elise me
On the calendar and really looking forward to...

On the calendar and really looking forward to some spectacular riding!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 726
Posted By r'elise me
I can check again but theyre pretty fresh. Theres...

I can check again but theyre pretty fresh. Theres no fuel filter.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-18-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,260
Posted By r'elise me
Thanks for the review. I took one for a test ride...

Thanks for the review. I took one for a test ride and was hugely impressed by the ergos. As a potential replacement for my 06 GSA, I'd say the biggest asset it can offer is narrowness and the ability...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-18-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 726
Posted By r'elise me
06 GSA Wide Open Throttle coughing

Runs perfectly otherwise, but when I open it up WOT it goes flat as it climbs over 6k rpm like it's starving for fuel or there's an ignition cutoff. Maybe coincidentally, prior to discovering this...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-18-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,354
Posted By r'elise me
Jim - is this a custom piece? If not, where can I...

Jim - is this a custom piece? If not, where can I get one? I'm 6-2 and the Adventure screen on my 06 is torture - so much so that I spend half my time standing or croutching below the throb zone.
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 2,566
Views: 821,082
Posted By r'elise me
Touratech tailrack sucks

Just did 1000 mile rally through Utah. On the last day, the TT tailrack (not pannier rack) fatigued and broke despite having mainly toted two empty 1 gal rotopax and the mount 99% of the way. Mfr...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,098
Posted By r'elise me
Thumb EMperor racing seems to have all the right stuff...

EMperor racing seems to have all the right stuff - replaceable front mounts, rear mc protector, cooling slots, alum rear mounts and it looks like it's lower than the Flatlands enough to protect the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,098
Posted By r'elise me
Any plate with built-in front mounting ears out...

Any plate with built-in front mounting ears out of aluminum is worthless since those crack if you sneeze on them. ideally the front mount should be a separate steel piece that bolts onto the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 721
Posted By r'elise me
Doing it much worse today. FreewAy speeds i go...

Doing it much worse today. FreewAy speeds i go wot and it slips. Is there any adjustment on this? I know this isnt normal.
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 565
Posted By r'elise me
500 EXC for adventure rides - subframe issues

Think the subframe on this bike can handle a 30 lbs giant loop? THe subframe sure looks a lot more frail than my old 07 EXC.

690 clutch seems to be on the blink so I'm eyeing the 500 for an 8 day...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 721
Posted By r'elise me
KTM 690E Clutch Slippage - SOS

I'm leaving on a 8 day adv ride in Utah (warm) Friday. I just noticed that when I'm WOT at around 6500 rpm 3rd gear and up, it seems like the clutch is slipping - sort of winds up like a ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-06-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 2,339
Views: 179,116
Posted By r'elise me
From that last photo, Matt, it appears EVERY day...

From that last photo, Matt, it appears EVERY day is a manhunt! One more good reason to be on a motorcycle.

Thanks for the awesome ride, Matt! Great to see dad914 and meet Mike. Really got to feel...
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