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Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-13-2015, 01:50 PM
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Views: 76,345
Posted By bigkuri
My dealer finally got the correct short tinted...

My dealer finally got the correct short tinted windscreen. WHAT a difference for me. Before I had the standard S clear windscreen, and it was mega turbulent and noisy. Now (in the tall position but...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-12-2015, 03:20 PM
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Views: 76,345
Posted By bigkuri
Nice!! 20k miles and it still brings a smile =...

Nice!! 20k miles and it still brings a smile = good bike :)
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-11-2015, 04:18 PM
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Posted By bigkuri
Fitting some crash sliders from a previous KTM I...

Fitting some crash sliders from a previous KTM I had laying about (off an SMR). Front axle tensioner nut needed drilling, but aside from that a perfect fit.
...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-11-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,565
Posted By bigkuri
Oi what's this! - it is not cool miss-quoting...

Oi what's this! - it is not cool miss-quoting someone. The text "who gives a stuff" was in reference to my own lacking technical knowledge of fuel boiling points. The reference to YOU was the next...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-10-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,565
Posted By bigkuri
The pressure and no breathing means it would boil...

The pressure and no breathing means it would boil faster, and would take less heating. Like pitting a lid on a pot to make it boil quicker, and stay boiling with less energy (heat). Well that's my...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-10-2015, 10:28 AM
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Views: 76,345
Posted By bigkuri
So are they the male or female plug? His website...

So are they the male or female plug? His website lists both.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-09-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,565
Posted By bigkuri
Sorry I stand corrected - it was NOT venting ok....

Sorry I stand corrected - it was NOT venting ok. You said it pushed into the canister, which means it WAS NOT venting at all. There is an open breather on the cap that allows venting.

So high...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-09-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,755
Posted By bigkuri
All I can suggest is removing all the plates, and...

All I can suggest is removing all the plates, and lightly polishing the steels (I'd say sanding and cleaning, but I mean a lot less than that). Then soaking the whole stack in oil overnight. Roughen...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-09-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 35,536
Posted By bigkuri
:eek1 :puke1 Arseless chaps?... :eek1:huh ...

:eek1 :puke1

Arseless chaps?... :eek1:huh


:D
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-09-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,565
Posted By bigkuri
Just BTW - I think you will find that the boiling...

Just BTW - I think you will find that the boiling point of most petrol is 100 to 150 degrees Celsius... NOT Fahrenheit :)

100 F is like 44 degrees C? Which is the temperature of a nice day :)
...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-09-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,565
Posted By bigkuri
So it is NOT a failed fuel pump then. Good news! ...

So it is NOT a failed fuel pump then. Good news!

And it is venting ok! Which is great news!

So it is a blocked filter, and dodgy fuel, a high E content, or just crap fuel in general - more...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-09-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,755
Posted By bigkuri
Long toes... :P What do the fibre plates...

Long toes... :P

What do the fibre plates look like? The steels look flat...

You said that you did the clutch jet - was it blocked? Or clear?

Is the basket itself secure?
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-09-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,755
Posted By bigkuri
Yep. Something wrong with the plates or basket....

Yep. Something wrong with the plates or basket. Sorry mate.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-09-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,706
Posted By bigkuri
Thanks for the pics dragos, I think they're what...

Thanks for the pics dragos, I think they're what I'll go for, best looking I think :)
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-09-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,565
Posted By bigkuri
Ah that is such a shame you are having the same...

Ah that is such a shame you are having the same basic issue, for the SECOND time around! What a bugger. Especially seeing your brother has a 1190 too?

I don't know much about your fuel over...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-09-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,755
Posted By bigkuri
From memory it is something like a 6mm or 8mm...

From memory it is something like a 6mm or 8mm Allen key to remove plug. It is not torx head.

Will be back home in an hour or two, so can post photo of it then if need :)
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-09-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,755
Posted By bigkuri
Sorry, not at my computer, or my bike. It is a...

Sorry, not at my computer, or my bike. It is a plug, like a mini version of the one in the centre of the alternator cover. It is facing upwards, and is above where your photo is. It is covered by a...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-09-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,755
Posted By bigkuri
Re-reading your initial post - after the above...

Re-reading your initial post - after the above the NEXT thing is to take the clutch cover off the engine and check that the clutch bolts are all done up. Maybe they have come loose....
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-09-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,755
Posted By bigkuri
In old 9x0 talk the simple answer to this would...

In old 9x0 talk the simple answer to this would be that your clutch oil jet is blocked.

Oh, wait - just checked the service manual, and it is the same! It's the best place to start.

...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-08-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By bigkuri
I just bought this one, not arrived yet...

I just bought this one, not arrived yet though....

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/111654867623?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-08-2015, 01:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 838
Posted By bigkuri
It's like a tardis... when you drill and dig it...

It's like a tardis... when you drill and dig it out, yanking stuff with pliers etc., it changes volume! Ended up with a bin of mangled stuff, about 05 litre in volume? See how the above photo it...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-07-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 693
Views: 76,345
Posted By bigkuri
Not really. Deeper maybe. But I'm still waiting...

Not really. Deeper maybe. But I'm still waiting on my GPR end-can, so I am currently running that massive factory silencer and it is hard to tell :)
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-07-2015, 06:41 AM
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Views: 134,936
Posted By bigkuri
I've skimmed through most of this thread, and yet...

I've skimmed through most of this thread, and yet to see someone try a GPR exhaust?

I've taken the plunge on one, it's a month wait to get it though :( Will report on findings.

It...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-07-2015, 03:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 838
Posted By bigkuri
Ah yes - I should have said that I'm still...

Ah yes - I should have said that I'm still waiting of delivery of my end can, so right now it has the heavily muffled stock silencer. I imagine that makes a big difference :)
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-07-2015, 02:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 838
Posted By bigkuri
Note, that is not to say it does not sound...

Note, that is not to say it does not sound different, just that the volume didn't seem to change (if you get what I mean?). All measured using a TIS760, crude, but accurate.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-07-2015, 02:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 838
Posted By bigkuri
Removed mine yesterday. I crudely measured the...

Removed mine yesterday. I crudely measured the temp before and after using the same location/idle time etc.. 5cm from the CAT it was 50 C before, and after it dropped to 35 degrees C. That may not...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-07-2015, 01:36 AM
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Views: 372,352
Posted By bigkuri
Ouch that is $$$ You are better off getting...

Ouch that is $$$
You are better off getting a "custom" graphic set from someone like Crispy over on ktmforum.co.uk. He does a complete vinyl wrap. He could maybe do one OEM for you?
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-06-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 603
Posted By bigkuri
Hi there, that plug is for the USA emissions...

Hi there, that plug is for the USA emissions crap. In Europe it is just hanging there, just like your pic, unused. So tuck it near to the headstock out of the way and forget about it :)
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-06-2015, 09:35 AM
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Views: 76,345
Posted By bigkuri
de-cat :)

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5344/17203220108_31f36549cc_c.jpg

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8866/16768503794_55d085d3d7_c.jpg
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Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-06-2015, 04:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,355
Posted By bigkuri
Also happens with the side stand bolt, and you...

Also happens with the side stand bolt, and you don't see it as it just drops out. The stand then stays folded up with spring tension alone, and the first you know of it is when kicking it out to have...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-06-2015, 02:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,438
Posted By bigkuri
The KTM twin one is on back-order anyway? Any...

The KTM twin one is on back-order anyway? Any KTM Oberon will work.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-05-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 595
Posted By bigkuri
Hi, Warning - I'm only writing this...

Hi,

Warning - I'm only writing this after 4 days with the bike..... So I have the airhawk pillon pad medium x 2, and just used both for me and my GF on yesterday's 400km round trip to the...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-05-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 693
Views: 76,345
Posted By bigkuri
Nice - I have always loved Remus exhausts, well...

Nice - I have always loved Remus exhausts, well made and great sound. :clap
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-05-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,417
Posted By bigkuri
Yep, after the first I'll do all my own...

Yep, after the first I'll do all my own servicing. I'm more experienced and better trained Tha most of the KTM wrenches in London, that's for sure. Plus like many I'll be dumping the oil more often...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-05-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By bigkuri
Enjoy! Great pic with the lake and mountains,...

Enjoy! Great pic with the lake and mountains, wow.

That is the weirdest 950 screen, ever! :)
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-05-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,121
Posted By bigkuri
So was this test against other bikes? You mention...

So was this test against other bikes? You mention the GS, how about the Ducati etc?
Thanks for posting this.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-05-2015, 01:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,392
Posted By bigkuri
Discolouration is usually from a substance...

Discolouration is usually from a substance heating/burning off on the exhaust. It's like how you used to colour new headers by covering them in oil and take a blow-torch to them - makes a nice...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-05-2015, 01:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,417
Posted By bigkuri
Thank you all for your views - I was still torn...

Thank you all for your views - I was still torn by "I'll do all the subsequent services" and the above.

However having thought on Ol'Fuddy's comments I think this will sway it - there are some...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-04-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,069
Posted By bigkuri
15,000km which is 9,000 miles. :) It was one...

15,000km which is 9,000 miles. :)
It was one of the big selling points of the bike in the competitive market of the Multi/GS etc..

It also demands a service every year, regardless of...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-04-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,417
Posted By bigkuri
Home sevice or not....

I figure with so many people on here that live a fair old distance from their dealer, it'd be a good place to ask and poll opinions...

New bike - should I home service it or not, in particular...
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