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Forum: Orange Crush Yesterday, 01:35 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 12,851
Posted By dragos
Disagree completely. I see no way to say that 1...

Disagree completely. I see no way to say that 1 sporty V-twin, chain-driven, space-frame frame, offroad oriented is similar to a shaft driven boxer, tubular frame, telelever suspension,...
Forum: Orange Crush Yesterday, 10:59 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 12,851
Posted By dragos
So because a bike has a large tank makes it...

So because a bike has a large tank makes it GS-like and a copy-cat? I don't think you can find many bikes that are so different than the 1190 and GS, in the same category.
Forum: Orange Crush Yesterday, 10:46 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 12,851
Posted By dragos
Maybe you need to re-read my post. I said the...

Maybe you need to re-read my post. I said the category itself is bland. That is, all the Japanese sport bikes seem very similar. I'm certain they're very exciting to ride.

I simply don't care why...
Forum: Orange Crush Yesterday, 09:28 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 12,851
Posted By dragos
Again, the rules are made under manufacturer's...

Again, the rules are made under manufacturer's pressure. The classes are what they are because this is how the big 4 (and Ducati) wanted them as such.

Plus, the fact that the Euros are willing to...
Forum: Orange Crush Yesterday, 07:19 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 12,851
Posted By dragos
That's why the Euros (Ducati, Triumph, BMW, MV...

That's why the Euros (Ducati, Triumph, BMW, MV Agusta and even KTM) have the most distinctive sport bikes?
And let's not fool ourselves, the rules are made by the manufacturers. Fact is, the...
Forum: Orange Crush Yesterday, 06:59 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 12,851
Posted By dragos
Is there a segment on the market that's more...

Is there a segment on the market that's more undifferentiated and bland?
Forum: Orange Crush Yesterday, 05:18 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 12,851
Posted By dragos
Not sure I agree, but we'll surely see in the...

Not sure I agree, but we'll surely see in the next years :)
If you look at the PC market, which has very low profits, it became very uniform. And the one player that disturbed it and innovated, did...
Forum: Orange Crush Yesterday, 01:05 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 12,851
Posted By dragos
Regarding my bubble statement, just read an...

Regarding my bubble statement, just read an interesting interview with the head of Kiska, who does the design for KTM:
http://www.pistonheads.com/news/default.asp?storyId=30655

I find this...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-28-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 12,851
Posted By dragos
This is pure trolling and you're wasting...

This is pure trolling and you're wasting everybody's time.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-28-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 12,851
Posted By dragos
The exact same thing happened when the FI 990 was...

The exact same thing happened when the FI 990 was released 3 years after the carbed 950. No tragedy ensued :)


Adv bikes are absolutely great. What I meant by bubble is that the market is...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-28-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 12,851
Posted By dragos
I was mostly referring to the "Made by Yamaha"...

I was mostly referring to the "Made by Yamaha" statement.
This is getting off-topic btw.
Yes, I'd like a lighter adv twin, made by KTM, but that will not be "a lighter 1190".

The current 1190 R...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-28-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 12,851
Posted By dragos
No, it's not what we all want.

No, it's not what we all want.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-27-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 12,851
Posted By dragos
Semi-active suspension, different windscreen and...

Semi-active suspension, different windscreen and windscreen adjustment system, and maybe some fixes to the heat problem.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-27-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 778
Posted By dragos
Only the manually adjustable forks in the "R"...

Only the manually adjustable forks in the "R" have preload adjustment.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-27-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 12,851
Posted By dragos
Maybe Tenere is more reliable out of the box. But...

Maybe Tenere is more reliable out of the box. But its also uber-heavy, which for an adventure bike is as big a sin as unreliability, and seriously limits what can be done with it in an "adventure"...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-27-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 36,296
Posted By dragos
There are already too many: ...

There are already too many:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=955803&page=6
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=996896&page=8...
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 941
Posted By dragos
If I don't use it then I don't want the...

If I don't use it then I don't want the complexity & weight.
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 941
Posted By dragos
Really hope they don't. Enough helmets with that...

Really hope they don't. Enough helmets with that feature, there should be at least one for the ones who don't want/need it.
I'm pretty sure the next iteration of the Shoei Hornet will have it.
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,113
Posted By dragos
My wife has a pair of Daytonas similar to this: ...

My wife has a pair of Daytonas similar to this:

http://oi40.tinypic.com/2a7x6za.jpg
https://www.fc-moto.de/WebRoot/FCMotoDB/Shops/10207048/Products/34311-1714550/34311-1714550.jpg

That sole is...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-26-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 12,851
Posted By dragos
Exactly. Fact is, the 1190 has some irritating...

Exactly. Fact is, the 1190 has some irritating issues which are well known and can be fixed cheaply.


If you don't fix your airbox, maybe yes. But for this, see above. (and KTM fixed this under...
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 989
Posted By dragos
I have an Arai XD and I sometimes remove the peak...

I have an Arai XD and I sometimes remove the peak when I'm doing long stretches of road touring. It definitely helps.
I would rather recommend something like Arai XD or Shoei Hornet for more...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-26-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 274
Posted By dragos
Here's the manual for the 2006 640 Adv, with info...

Here's the manual for the 2006 640 Adv, with info on shock adjustments:
http://ktmdirtquestions.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/2006-KTM-640-lc4-adventure-owners-manual.pdf
Forum: Equipment 08-25-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 989
Posted By dragos
It's not as safe because of the shape. In case of...

It's not as safe because of the shape. In case of a fall at some speed, the elongated front and the peak will act as levers and twist your neck, either sideways or backwards.

That's why hybrid...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-24-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 725
Posted By dragos
It was ordered by the dealer, in Germany. It cost...

It was ordered by the dealer, in Germany. It cost 10.90 EUR (you can see it at the very first link in my post, above the photos.
It's supposed to work as-is on the R but you need some more stuff to...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-24-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 100,399
Posted By dragos
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=22...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=22703732
Forum: Orange Crush 08-23-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 100,399
Posted By dragos
Giant Loop Siskiyou soft panniers seem to fit...

Giant Loop Siskiyou soft panniers seem to fit nicely:
http://giantloopmoto.com/tech-tip-siskiyou-panniers-on-ktm-1190-adventure-r-rackless-mount/
Forum: Orange Crush 08-23-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 725
Posted By dragos
In the first link posted above it says that for...

In the first link posted above it says that for the non-R version there are some additional bits needed for mounting (use Google Translate). Has to do with the absence of crashbars.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-22-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 725
Posted By dragos
KTM plastic radiator guard for 1190 Adventure

Just bought this, will install it next week. Dealer says that for some reason it doesn't show up on KTM's PowerParts site, but can be ordered if you know the PN.
Definitely not as classy as RAD or...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-22-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 989
Views: 94,367
Posted By dragos
That's true, but the instructions say it's good...

That's true, but the instructions say it's good for both years. I thought you were asking if it's a different one for MY2014.
Anyway, will know for sure next week when I'll install it.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-22-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 12,851
Posted By dragos
http://shop.ktm.com/uk_en/catalogues

http://shop.ktm.com/uk_en/catalogues
Forum: Orange Crush 08-22-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 989
Views: 94,367
Posted By dragos
My airbox was spotless at 4100 Km, with the stock...

My airbox was spotless at 4100 Km, with the stock filter and grease applied around the filter and airbox lid.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-22-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 12,851
Posted By dragos
I didn't say that, only that the windshield is...

I didn't say that, only that the windshield is different.
But it *is* very possible to be a 2015, as I understand they won't be changed much.
At least, that picture might offer an idea of the 2015...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-22-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 989
Views: 94,367
Posted By dragos
Yes, but I trust my dealer. I do think Uni...

Yes, but I trust my dealer.
I do think Uni would be the best in very dusty situations (desert etc), but I don't like their brute force approach and at least part of their solution (eg intake...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-22-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 989
Views: 94,367
Posted By dragos
It's oiled and it definitely says that's also for...

It's oiled and it definitely says that's also for offroad in the instructions. The dealer said it as well.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-22-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 12,851
Posted By dragos
This image in their new PowerWear 2015 catalogue...

This image in their new PowerWear 2015 catalogue shows a 1190 with a new windshield.
Also some PP handguards.
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/22/u3e2uzy9.jpg
Forum: Equipment 08-22-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By dragos
Lightworks.

Lightworks.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-22-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 989
Views: 94,367
Posted By dragos
At the top of the first instructions page I...

At the top of the first instructions page I posted they say Adventure 13-14 and SuperDuke 14.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-22-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 989
Views: 94,367
Posted By dragos
Just got the DNA (official KTM) filter, planning...

Just got the DNA (official KTM) filter, planning to install it next week when I get home. Found some very interesting stuff inside the box.

The filter itself seems well made. It's oiled and looks...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-22-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,323
Posted By dragos
As you can see, there are lots of good options. ...

As you can see, there are lots of good options.
I'm happy with the Enduristan Sandstorm 2 (the current model is 3). It has a nice system of continuously variable volume and it's fully waterproof....
Forum: Orange Crush 08-20-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 12,851
Posted By dragos
When did that become an issue? I think everybody...

When did that become an issue? I think everybody was asking for a lighter, more offroad capable one?
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