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Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-18-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,139
Posted By 2wdrift
It would be good to have the headstock bearings...

It would be good to have the headstock bearings checked anyway. Also on the front wheel there is a small spacer onthe right hand side that isnt really visible and can easily be forgotten or if you...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-18-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,476
Posted By 2wdrift
On mine the traction control works perfectly. All...

On mine the traction control works perfectly. All modes work fine and do what they are designed for.

I normally ride with mtc off in sport mode and abs in off road mode. The chassis and suspension...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-12-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,740
Posted By 2wdrift
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I have not met any 1190 owner who does not have a issue with a slow leak on their bike. I have brand new rims with brand new rim bands that are fitted with brand new tyres and they still lose...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 08-03-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 482
Posted By 2wdrift
From my experience the throttle maps and hp limit...

From my experience the throttle maps and hp limit are the same with or without MTC. The abs light I have not seen flicker yet, but then when I wheelie I try to look where I am going.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 08-02-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 196,166
Posted By 2wdrift
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Cry havok and let slip the dogs of war.
:deal
Forum: Face plant 07-30-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,028
Posted By 2wdrift
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I have had many close calls where other drivers skip red lights and similar things happen. The difference between life and death there have been a second earlier or later at that position. This I can...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-25-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 196,166
Posted By 2wdrift
The fact that it is not rocket science is what...

The fact that it is not rocket science is what really annoys me. Its taken them two years to not fix a very simple problem. And its taken them two years to not admit to any issues and to ignore us...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-24-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 196,166
Posted By 2wdrift
Oh my bad. I didnt do research on that yet. ...

Oh my bad. I didnt do research on that yet.

Thanks for correcting me on this.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-24-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 196,166
Posted By 2wdrift
I am happy with my bike overall. I even bought an...

I am happy with my bike overall. I even bought an extra set of wheels for it so I can have an offroad set as well. I am planning on keeping this bike for a long time.

I have gotten ktm's solution...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-24-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 196,166
Posted By 2wdrift
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The dust gets there regardless or there being oil or not. The bikes sold here in SA do not have the canister where the toolbag should be and we have the same issue. Oil does not attract dust, it...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-24-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 196,166
Posted By 2wdrift
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Yeah just wait for the updated version of the software and the bike that comes with it in 2015 should have this problem sorted. If they dont I would suggest moving away from KTM.

Coolest bike I...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-17-2014, 01:31 AM
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Views: 196,166
Posted By 2wdrift
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I dont believe KTM will fix the issue, on the 2015 bikes they might have a redesigned airbox but for us with the flawed one the only hope is to fix the problem yourself. KTM dont want to acknowledge...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-15-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,229
Posted By 2wdrift
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Just keep it in first and open the throttle fully from 3000rpm the bike should start picking up very quickly so beware that it might jump up and try to flip. In second gear the same works but at...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-15-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 196,166
Posted By 2wdrift
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Sorry to hear about your problems man, I hope you get them to give you a new motor. Maybe ask KTM USA if the unifilter voids the warranty, in SA it depends who you ask...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-14-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 10,293
Views: 2,195,775
Posted By 2wdrift
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I got pulled over by a cop the other day, I was riding my brand new KTM 1190 Adventure R and feeling very proud on it. So he checks my drivers licence and the registration disc. I am standing next to...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-14-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,229
Posted By 2wdrift
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Yes you have to turn the traction control off for the front to rise, my R will loft the front wheel in the first two gears without any help and third with the clutch. I am at 1300-1500 meters above...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-13-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 783
Posted By 2wdrift
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Yeah the best solution would be to have two sets of wheels. Tubed 21 and 18 for offroad, and a 19 and 17 set for road use.

I read somewhere that the rims are too wide to be very strong, so it...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-13-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 783
Posted By 2wdrift
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Yeah this morning doing about 50mph I hit a smallish rock in the road and the front wheel got two smileys and went flat instantly. This is the second time I have bent the front rim on it, I was...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-07-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 196,166
Posted By 2wdrift
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Your front wheel may be out of balance or your headstock has play. Those have been the most common causes for the headshake.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-06-2014, 05:18 AM
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Views: 196,166
Posted By 2wdrift
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Yeah my motor has already had dust damage and it was not fixed, so I am riding with a damaged motor that might still get more dust in. If the filter works fine then its good to know. If the filter...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-05-2014, 04:25 PM
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Views: 196,166
Posted By 2wdrift
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Where are you based?

Yeah uhm KTM only adjusted the valves and fitted the DNA filter on my bike. Nothing else, I am testing the DNA now. If the DNA also lets dust through I will get them to give...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-05-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,110
Posted By 2wdrift
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I had this on mine from day one, both wheels.

Leaky rims
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-04-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,539
Posted By 2wdrift
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Mileage and year?

Mine did that when the airbox issue let dust through. But it could be many things.

(yeah I know all problems are airbox related, even the hot seat is caused by the faulty...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-04-2014, 03:08 AM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 196,166
Posted By 2wdrift
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To a certain degree I agree that it shouldn't be taken too seriously, but the internet is the greatest source of info and knowledge in human history. Mixed in with lots of crap and personal opinions...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-04-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 196,166
Posted By 2wdrift
+1 But if I am honest I dont expect much...

+1

But if I am honest I dont expect much change in reliability or after sales service on the 2015/16 models :evil

However if the shoehorn the 1290 superduke motor into it I will probably have...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-01-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 24,502
Posted By 2wdrift
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I get the same symptoms on my bike, especially when riding long distances. After a while I just speed up as fast as it will go while stuttering and pull in the clutch. I kill the motor for a few...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-01-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 196,166
Posted By 2wdrift
It is beginning to look like it yes hahahaha:rofl...

It is beginning to look like it yes hahahaha:rofl

It would probably be less whiny if we could be out on our bikes:hide

Like I have said before, the bike is awesome and the flaws acceptable. The...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-01-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,759
Posted By 2wdrift
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I have the powerparts ergo heated seat and it does have the heat shield. The powerparts seat does seem to dampen the heat a lot more than the standard seat.:thumb
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-30-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 196,166
Posted By 2wdrift
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Oh I ride offroad, when the rains come down on our farm the guys in landrovers have a hard time getting out to the paved roads, and not just cause they broke down.:evil

I ride into the absolute...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-30-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 196,166
Posted By 2wdrift
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This might be true...

I personally ride about 60% dirt and gravel when I "commute". When I ride for leisure I try to keep it to about 80% dirt and gravel with the odd patch of sand. Its the reason...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-30-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 196,166
Posted By 2wdrift
AFAIK the 2013 gets the extended warranty, I have...

AFAIK the 2013 gets the extended warranty, I have heard nothing about the 2014. I have not gotten any info on recalls or anything else at all since I got the bike in january. I have asked about...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-30-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 196,166
Posted By 2wdrift
Pissed This post is single handedly pushing me very hard...

This post is single handedly pushing me very hard away from this brand. What a bunch of fucking arseholes. No other bike manufacturer I know of has ever said this to customers. KTM's ADVENTURE bike...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-29-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,290
Posted By 2wdrift
I mentioned this to the dealer but they cant find...

I mentioned this to the dealer but they cant find the issue on the laptop so they cant fix it...t
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-29-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 196,166
Posted By 2wdrift
Yeah but the Honda probably wont have 150...

Yeah but the Honda probably wont have 150 Austrian horses with rabies... :deal
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-29-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,290
Posted By 2wdrift
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When mine starts losing power I simply turn it off for a minute and start it up again. It will then run a few hundred km without losing power.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-28-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 196,166
Posted By 2wdrift
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Uhm I live on a farm and I have at least a 7km dirt road to ride to get to the tar any direction I choose. I bought this bike because I need to travel on dirt roads rain or shine. KTM advertisements...
Forum: Face plant 06-21-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,223
Posted By 2wdrift
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Sorry to see the damage man. Hope you and your bike heal well.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-21-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 196,166
Posted By 2wdrift
I will be expecting KTM to come and fix my bike...

I will be expecting KTM to come and fix my bike in the middle of the namib fckn dessert if it breaks there because of their airbox incompetence.

I am going on a long trip for the next few days...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-21-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,244
Posted By 2wdrift
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I am a field guide by trade, meaning I do game drives and trails walks for a living. We walk with the big five and encounter them often. One thing to always remember is that animals behave very...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-21-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,244
Posted By 2wdrift
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Near my home there is a big five reserve (big five= elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard).

And I ride through it every now and then while on a gravel loop somewhere. My best experience was...
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