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Forum: Orange Crush 06-26-2013, 03:46 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By vanilla
Wouldn't want to buy one of their ex-demos!

Wouldn't want to buy one of their ex-demos!
Forum: Orange Crush 05-30-2013, 01:56 AM
Replies: 6,782
Views: 1,620,039
Posted By vanilla
You'll be on the hit list for all nostalgic...

You'll be on the hit list for all nostalgic 950/990 owners for saying the new bikes better!!!

Welcome to the 1190R club!!
Forum: Orange Crush 05-30-2013, 01:51 AM
Replies: 664
Views: 260,666
Posted By vanilla
It has its own page on the menu as you scroll...

It has its own page on the menu as you scroll through so its pretty easy to find. If it doesn't come up, check the plug under the seat ....
Forum: Orange Crush 05-29-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 260,666
Posted By vanilla
Indicates exact psi reading of both front and...

Indicates exact psi reading of both front and rear tyres
Forum: Orange Crush 05-14-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6,782
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Posted By vanilla
My brake light also flickers! Got it booked in...

My brake light also flickers! Got it booked in this week...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-13-2013, 01:44 AM
Replies: 6,782
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Posted By vanilla
It must be broken. It took me a while to build up...

It must be broken. It took me a while to build up the courage to accelerate hard at 6k rpm and felt MUCH faster than the 990! I have at some beans at around 60 mph in third the other day and the...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-13-2013, 01:34 AM
Replies: 6,782
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Posted By vanilla
I spend 95% of my riding at or below 6500rpm,...

I spend 95% of my riding at or below 6500rpm, where it still feels more powerful than the whole rev range of the 990. I change fear less than I used to, taking most sweepers in 6th gear with plenty...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-07-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6,782
Views: 1,620,039
Posted By vanilla
It misses the screen on the 1190R....

It misses the screen on the 1190R....
Forum: Orange Crush 05-07-2013, 01:25 AM
Replies: 6,782
Views: 1,620,039
Posted By vanilla
I'm not sure I follow? It doesn't even touch the...

I'm not sure I follow? It doesn't even touch the screen?
Forum: Orange Crush 05-05-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 6,782
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Posted By vanilla
The Ktm tank bag needs unclipping and lifting...

The Ktm tank bag needs unclipping and lifting when filling up. It's very easy, I found it very good for my trip...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-05-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 6,782
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Posted By vanilla
Yes, filling up at exactly the same time. The GS...

Yes, filling up at exactly the same time. The GS was using about 1L more for every 20L. I was having more fun with speed too!!!!
Forum: Orange Crush 05-04-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6,782
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Posted By vanilla
Another good point was fuel consumption- I was...

Another good point was fuel consumption- I was averaging 43.5mpg all the way through Spain at quite high speeds.... When we were filling up, I had 40 miles left on the tacho range, whilst my mate on...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-04-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6,782
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Posted By vanilla
The touratech luggage isn't the most...

The touratech luggage isn't the most aerodynamic... Strapping a couple of breeze blocks to the side of your bike would probably give similar results!!

Everyone else seem to be relatively happy...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-04-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 6,782
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Posted By vanilla
Exactly that- just me and top case. I'd never get...

Exactly that- just me and top case. I'd never get to 150mph! The engine would, but the bike would have spat me off by then!!!!

I'll get the bike checked out, maybe something's not right. I'll try...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-04-2013, 02:33 AM
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Posted By vanilla
1700 miles in and a trip to Jerez for the GP, my...

1700 miles in and a trip to Jerez for the GP, my thoughts on the R...

The good...
- Standard seat is really comfy for long journeys- better than the Renazco on my 990!!
- Standard screen is...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-04-2013, 01:05 AM
Replies: 6,782
Views: 1,620,039
Posted By vanilla
What's the fastest people have got out of their...

What's the fastest people have got out of their R? I've had an indicated 142mph and the bike did not feel stable! In fact anything over 130mph puts it into a wobble!! Would be interested if others...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-16-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 1,608
Views: 471,355
Posted By vanilla
I've got the R already! I should have given you...

I've got the R already! I should have given you my number to show you the nice roads on my bike- although it looks like u found the nice areas anyway! Let me know if u plan another trip- Norfolk and...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-16-2013, 04:57 AM
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Posted By vanilla
The TT panniers on my 1190 ADV are excellent! A...

The TT panniers on my 1190 ADV are excellent! A vast improvement to the standard non pro panniers on my old 990!
I went for the adventure luggage package which included top box and tank bag- worked...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-16-2013, 04:31 AM
Replies: 1,608
Views: 471,355
Posted By vanilla
Were you the Dutch guy on the Harwich ferry that...

Were you the Dutch guy on the Harwich ferry that I spoke to? Friday 14:30 crossing?
Forum: Orange Crush 04-16-2013, 12:58 AM
Replies: 1,608
Views: 471,355
Posted By vanilla
183 miles and the light came on. Computer read...

183 miles and the light came on. Computer read 39.5 mpg. Only managed to get 19 litres in the tank, so it does come on early!

Started taking it above 6k rpm yesterday with some more spirited...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-06-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 1,608
Views: 471,355
Posted By vanilla
Collected my R this morning. Have done k 's miles...

Collected my R this morning. Have done k 's miles on 950 & 990 adv's since owning them from 2004. My notes, old vs new:

Looks: R wins hands down
Road handling: R much more compliant, feels...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-05-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 1,608
Views: 471,355
Posted By vanilla
I have the luggage pack... That came pretty...

I have the luggage pack... That came pretty quick- only ordered it last week!!

Can't wait to pick the bike up tomorrow morning!!! :)
Forum: Orange Crush 04-05-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 1,608
Views: 471,355
Posted By vanilla
And for my Akra pipe- I also have to wait a...

And for my Akra pipe- I also have to wait a month, yet Igor has that too!!

That Igor guy has contacts ;)
Forum: Orange Crush 03-25-2013, 05:19 AM
Replies: 6,782
Views: 1,620,039
Posted By vanilla
No panniers?

No panniers?
Forum: Orange Crush 03-25-2013, 04:21 AM
Replies: 6,782
Views: 1,620,039
Posted By vanilla
Has anyone got the luggage for their R yet? If...

Has anyone got the luggage for their R yet? If so; the touratech or the Ktm luggage?
Forum: Orange Crush 03-24-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6,782
Views: 1,620,039
Posted By vanilla
Stiffer suspension than the Multi? I am...

Stiffer suspension than the Multi? I am surprised...

Is it as good a road bike as the Multi? Same speed?
Forum: Orange Crush 03-22-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 6,782
Views: 1,620,039
Posted By vanilla
Thanks! What's the road handling of the R...

Thanks!

What's the road handling of the R like vs the 950/990?
Forum: Orange Crush 03-22-2013, 02:56 AM
Replies: 6,782
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Posted By vanilla
990adv with a nice comfy renazco seat!

990adv with a nice comfy renazco seat!
Forum: Orange Crush 03-22-2013, 02:17 AM
Replies: 6,782
Views: 1,620,039
Posted By vanilla
Thanks Igor! So you don't need a 'Touring...

Thanks Igor!

So you don't need a 'Touring Screen' in your opinion?

I've got Jerez MotoGP coming up...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-21-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6,782
Views: 1,620,039
Posted By vanilla
Great pics, guys! Igor- how is the low...

Great pics, guys!

Igor- how is the low screen and standard seat on longer journeys? I've got my R arriving next week and have some touring planned already, but wondered if I'd need the taller...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-15-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6,782
Views: 1,620,039
Posted By vanilla
Those beautiful orange bars OFF the bike?? I'd...

Those beautiful orange bars OFF the bike?? I'd rather go on a diet!
Forum: Orange Crush 03-13-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6,782
Views: 1,620,039
Posted By vanilla
Has your dealer got the R yet? Why are they...

Has your dealer got the R yet? Why are they taking longer than the base model?
Forum: Orange Crush 03-10-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 6,782
Views: 1,620,039
Posted By vanilla
Many things now are low power consumption, eg LED...

Many things now are low power consumption, eg LED lights.
Forum: Orange Crush 03-07-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 6,782
Views: 1,620,039
Posted By vanilla
That's a great looking bike too! Congrats!

That's a great looking bike too! Congrats!
Forum: Orange Crush 03-02-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6,782
Views: 1,620,039
Posted By vanilla
Congrats! Let us know what your first impressions...

Congrats! Let us know what your first impressions are !
Forum: Orange Crush 02-25-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6,782
Views: 1,620,039
Posted By vanilla
Another UK buyer is great news!! Did you go for a...

Another UK buyer is great news!! Did you go for a standard or an R?
Forum: Orange Crush 02-23-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 6,782
Views: 1,620,039
Posted By vanilla
I've had KTM's for over 10 years: a EXC, a 950...

I've had KTM's for over 10 years: a EXC, a 950 and 990 ADV, all without issues. The build quality on them is equivalent to the German brands...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-19-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 6,782
Views: 1,620,039
Posted By vanilla
My thoughts are that even the Adventure R will be...

My thoughts are that even the Adventure R will be better on the road than my 990 ADV. But with more power. Much more power. That for me is enough to sign off on a 'R'.


Sent from my iPad using...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-18-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6,782
Views: 1,620,039
Posted By vanilla
So, will it be the Adventure or the Adventure R...

So, will it be the Adventure or the Adventure R for you now?
Forum: Orange Crush 02-17-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6,782
Views: 1,620,039
Posted By vanilla
Is it all you wanted it to be? Is it still FUN?...

Is it all you wanted it to be? Is it still FUN? Have they still got the edge of the 990??
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