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Forum: Americas Today, 05:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 419
Posted By antirich5
OK, thanks, great advice. The timing really...

OK, thanks, great advice. The timing really helps, for I often miss judge timing and distance when traveling out West; much bigger country than I'm used to :D

But I'm wondering: what type of roads...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) Today, 05:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 862
Posted By antirich5
Man, I really suck at off road riding :(: ...

Man, I really suck at off road riding :(:

Very cool video though. :D
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) Today, 05:12 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,432
Posted By antirich5
I gotta tell ya, installation of the KTM grips...

I gotta tell ya, installation of the KTM grips was stupid easy. I didn't even remove the front fairing; just fished out the connector wires with a pick. Plug in and go.

Controlling the head...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) Yesterday, 07:08 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,432
Posted By antirich5
You can get the KTm factory heated grips on US...

You can get the KTm factory heated grips on US ebay for $130 USD. Shipping can't be that bad, assuming you can get by the Sweedish tax man. The box is very small if that helps.
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 06:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 419
Posted By antirich5
I'm heading to that area in a few weeks, need to...

I'm heading to that area in a few weeks, need to get from Vegas to Reno; planned ot take 395 north with various stops.

I'm looking at Google maps and wondering is there a way to hit Kernville...
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 06:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 489
Posted By antirich5
Rt 29 south from Frenchtown hugs the Delaware...

Rt 29 south from Frenchtown hugs the Delaware river. Very nice (but not cheap) small historic villages along the river. I used to ride that route all the time when i had a street bike. Once you hit...
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 06:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 164
Posted By antirich5
Man, that's a tough one, mainly because of the...

Man, that's a tough one, mainly because of the weather variable. We used to drive from NJ to central Texas when I was a kid, and my dad always did a straight shot down there. Took us three days of...
Forum: Americas 04-22-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,367
Posted By antirich5
One would think that TSA shouldn't have an issue...

One would think that TSA shouldn't have an issue with two kids from a peaceful, neutral country like Norway, but you never know. They are however clamping down on immigration, and two young men with...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-18-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,613
Posted By antirich5
Yea, those numbers sound pretty low. My triumph...

Yea, those numbers sound pretty low. My triumph 675 just dynoed at 126 (Granted, with lots of engine work)

My bet is on the fuel dongle, second the knobbies.

Rotwielier has some dyno numbers...
Forum: Americas 04-14-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By antirich5
I didn't over night it there, but spent 1/2 day...

I didn't over night it there, but spent 1/2 day waiting for my bike to arrive. Make sure you hit the real downtown area; not the suburban spraw/Home Depot part along the highway. Lots of nice cafes,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-10-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 554
Posted By antirich5
I purchased a few Aprilia super motos a few years...

I purchased a few Aprilia super motos a few years back from a deer in California. I was able to bypass sales tax for a truck was there to pick them up. Pretty sure I had to sign something as well.
...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-09-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,517
Posted By antirich5
I just own the Std, never rode an R model. ...

I just own the Std, never rode an R model.

Overall, this bike handles WAY better than it should. Something this upright and comfy should handle like a couch, but nothing is further form the truth....
Forum: Americas 04-09-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,376
Posted By antirich5
If you're concerned about low temps and don't...

If you're concerned about low temps and don't want (or have) a sub 15 degree bag, then consider one of these:

http://www.rei.com/zoom/zz/9082c4c1-31be-4f96-9876-a4392304ff91.jpg/440


It's...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-07-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 162
Posted By antirich5
Reno area garage for short storage?

Hello,

Looking at the next leg of my cross country trip, which will take me from Vegas to Reno. Wondering if any inmates in the Reno area have any storage space for my 1190 Adv for a few months?...
Forum: Americas 04-07-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,020
Posted By antirich5
12 hours is really pushing it out there for one...

12 hours is really pushing it out there for one day with that many stops. Keep in mind, you may run into a place that you just want to explore, nothing worse that seeing something cool, and having to...
Forum: Americas 04-04-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,020
Posted By antirich5
OK, 7000ft it is. Remember, i come from an area...

OK, 7000ft it is. Remember, i come from an area where 2000 is considered a mountain :D


I also wouldn't bother with 4-corners, not worth the 5+ hours ride. Just a tourist place for photos,...
Forum: Americas 04-04-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,020
Posted By antirich5
Yea, it interesting for someone who's not used to...

Yea, it interesting for someone who's not used to it. The real stickler is getting over 9000 and the effects of altitude start kicking in. I tried mountain biking at Park City on day one of arrival...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-04-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,996
Posted By antirich5
I can't speak for the 1190, but I replaced the...

I can't speak for the 1190, but I replaced the stock steering stabilizer with the Hyperpro unit on my Triumph 675 Daytona. The stock unit was basically worthless, like a screen door dampener; the...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-03-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 817
Posted By antirich5
OH, yea UPS is fine. When you said that 'you do...

OH, yea UPS is fine. When you said that 'you do the work' i was thinking you want me to come over and actually swap the panels on your bike ;-)


This is my bike, about 3000 miles, never been down...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-03-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 1,966
Views: 242,583
Posted By antirich5
Technically, yes, but the angles of the KTM...

Technically, yes, but the angles of the KTM bodywork make it VERY difficult for it to hold its shape. I tried covering one of the upper sidle panels near the tank with Orange wrap, and it just didn't...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-03-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 817
Posted By antirich5
Well, I live in NJ and the bike's in Las Vegas,...

Well, I live in NJ and the bike's in Las Vegas, so not sure how i can help you swap panels in South Dakota.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-03-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 817
Posted By antirich5
Thinking about performing a cardinal sin on my 1190

OK, I know this will result in a bashing to no end, but I REALLY like the look of the R's body work. The colors just stop me in my tracks every time i see one. The gray is OK, but the while and...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-03-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 611
Posted By antirich5
Yea, just felt the bike needed a public defense...

Yea, just felt the bike needed a public defense forum for a change :D
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-03-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,096
Posted By antirich5
Yea, I dont' even bother responding to all of the...

Yea, I dont' even bother responding to all of the nonsense about the air filter issue. You can just see that some are so militant about their views, it's not worth discussing. I've talked to a few...
Forum: Americas 04-03-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,087
Posted By antirich5
I figured there are, and I didn't push it that...

I figured there are, and I didn't push it that much. Maybe 20 over in some long stretches.

I don't like speeding around other vehicles, and i maybe passed 4-5 cars (on the other direction) the...
Forum: Americas 04-03-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,020
Posted By antirich5
You'd be amazed on how comfortable a GS is....

You'd be amazed on how comfortable a GS is. You'll also get a much higher riding position; FAR better in traffic and overall viewing. Much easier to move around, park, and just get anywhere. Plus,...
Forum: Americas 04-02-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,020
Posted By antirich5
Best advice: extend your trip. The place is about...

Best advice: extend your trip. The place is about an exact opposite of Toronto as you can image. All of those locations are absolutely amazing.

I would seriously consider renting a GS800 or 1200,...
Forum: Americas 04-02-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,087
Posted By antirich5
I camped and rode the park twice, early fall and...

I camped and rode the park twice, early fall and mid winter. Both times I rode from one end the other, and never saw anyone running radar. I think maybe a ranger's truck passed me once that I can...
Forum: Americas 04-02-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By antirich5
Looks like you did that whole canyon with street...

Looks like you did that whole canyon with street tires. How did it handle the loose stone going down hill?

I just did the little 3 mile entrance road from the park to the one way section. That was...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-02-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,043
Posted By antirich5
Very cool. I'm looking at shipping my KTM to...

Very cool. I'm looking at shipping my KTM to Europe once I'm done riding back east. This sounds perfect.

Still a little confused about the necessary customs and clearance needed upon arrival....
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-02-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,096
Posted By antirich5
Heat issue: See those little carbon fiber side...

Heat issue:
See those little carbon fiber side covers under the seat? Made those in my garage, and worked wonders. I'm sure the Wings covers work even better. PowerSports seat also made a...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-02-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 7,432
Views: 473,790
Posted By antirich5
I would recommend a quick release kit; allows you...

I would recommend a quick release kit; allows you to bring the battery inside for cold overnights. I used to do that with one of my 250s, for it didn't like staring in the cold. Keeping it inside...
Forum: Americas 04-01-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,087
Posted By antirich5
I found Death Valley to have some of the best...

I found Death Valley to have some of the best paved roads anywhere. Perfect surface, well banked turns, lots of elevation change and excellent view of around corners. Even if you don't touch a speck...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-01-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,180
Posted By antirich5
Can anyone give a ballpark as to pricing in the...

Can anyone give a ballpark as to pricing in the US? I know it all varies, but are we talking $200 or $900? With KTM, its hard to predict.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-31-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,096
Posted By antirich5
Why I decided to buy my 2014 KTM 1190 Adventure

Starting to feel like this forum is more about the negative than the positive. thought I'd throw out there some positives for people who come here and think the 1190 is a ticking time bomb.

...
Forum: Americas 03-31-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 702
Posted By antirich5
Thanks Herb. Looking at the map, not sure if...

Thanks Herb. Looking at the map, not sure if doing Death Valley to Tahoe in one afternoon is a good idea, so maybe an overnight at Mono Lake is worth it. Gives us some time to explore, which is...
Forum: Americas 03-30-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 702
Posted By antirich5
Well, trip is starting to look like the third...

Well, trip is starting to look like the third week in April. Any feedback on what Rt 395 from Yosemite area to South Lake Tahoe will be like that time of year?

I know its been dry as heck, but...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-28-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,126
Posted By antirich5
Yep, same thing here. Had it tightened twice at...

Yep, same thing here. Had it tightened twice at dealerships; pretty sure they didn't loctite it. Wondering if i should just find an independent shop to do it next; didn't get a good vibe from the...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-27-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,307
Posted By antirich5
" did find myself having to concentrate a little...

" did find myself having to concentrate a little more because this bike has a nasty habit of creeping up in speed"


If it's anything like the STD 1190, the speedometer is a bit over optimistic. I...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-27-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,591
Posted By antirich5
Well, in conversation with Chris at Rottweiler,...

Well, in conversation with Chris at Rottweiler, he said I could post his detailed response about the how the fuel dongles work. Here it is verbatim:


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Rich, here are the instructions that...
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