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Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2015, 03:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 918
Posted By Stromcat
No,I was asking about mileage,not miles per...

No,I was asking about mileage,not miles per gallon.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 918
Posted By Stromcat
Big Mileage.

Anybody run up any big mileages on the water cooled GS? Just wondering what sort of mileages they are capable of.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-22-2015, 02:52 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,096
Posted By Stromcat
Kappa 35 litre.The universal fitting kit goes...

Kappa 35 litre.The universal fitting kit goes well on the 1190 rack.
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,646
Posted By Stromcat
KTM 690r longevity

How long can the 690 motor be expected to last,and how easy is maintenance on these bikes? What sort of mileages are you guys running up on the 690r? I was just thinking about general reliability and...
Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 985
Views: 205,728
Posted By Stromcat
Agree with the guy above.VFR 750,vastly...

Agree with the guy above.VFR 750,vastly overated.And most Kawasakis for that matter.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-15-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 818
Posted By Stromcat
New 1050 Adventure

Motor Cycle News are reporting that there will be a 1050 Adventure in the KTM range next year,based on the current 1190.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 08-04-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 389
Posted By Stromcat
1190 starting problems.

Sorry if this has already come up in a thread,but I could not find anything.I was touring Scotland last weekend on my standard 1190,which has 4000 trouble free miles on the clock.It was left outside...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-24-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,195
Posted By Stromcat
Thankyou.

Thankyou.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-24-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,195
Posted By Stromcat
My bike seems to be leaking oil from the rear...

My bike seems to be leaking oil from the rear valve cover also,at the vent entry. Can these O rings be changed from the outside,or does the valve cover have to be removed?
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-18-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,019
Posted By Stromcat
Just had a look at the GS LC problem thread- runs...

Just had a look at the GS LC problem thread- runs to 151 pages so far.And we think we have problems.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-18-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,630
Posted By Stromcat
Had a GS1150 for 7 years and 50000...

Had a GS1150 for 7 years and 50000 miles.Fantastic bike.Own a 1190 Adventure now.More fun than anything.Try a KTM before you get too old.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-04-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,312
Posted By Stromcat
Strange,there is definetly a bolt there on my...

Strange,there is definetly a bolt there on my standard 1190,its holding part of the centre stand.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-22-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,429
Posted By Stromcat
Try taking them off the bike with the lids...

Try taking them off the bike with the lids open.Seem to come off easier this way,I think the pannier lid latches need to be able to move for the pannier release mechanism to work.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-15-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,081
Posted By Stromcat
Who is your dealer please?

Who is your dealer please?
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-15-2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,081
Posted By Stromcat
I have the standard bike,2013, and gave it...

I have the standard bike,2013, and gave it 9.5,because no bike is perfect.I have installed a Unifilter,rad guard and side stand big foot,plus a Scotoiler.3000 miles so far,with no probs apart from a...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-06-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 5,110
Views: 821,198
Posted By Stromcat
If you loosen that nut on the back of the horn...

If you loosen that nut on the back of the horn (and use some Locktite on it),you should have a much louder horn.Worked a treat on mine.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-20-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 13,564
Posted By Stromcat
Scottoiler.

Scottoiler.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-17-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,282
Posted By Stromcat
My wife thinks the pillion position is poor,the...

My wife thinks the pillion position is poor,the seats ok but the footpegs are too high and the grab rails are poor,they would be better behind her.She now refuses to go on it unless I put the topbox...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-13-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 627
Posted By Stromcat
1190 valve clearance check.

Has anyone done the first valve clearance check,18000 mile,on the 1190 yet.If so,what did you find,were they all in spec or what?
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-13-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 909
Posted By Stromcat
What the manual says.

What the manual says.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-22-2013, 03:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 526
Posted By Stromcat
Unifilter power readings.

Does anyone know what,if any,the power losses are when fitting the Unifilter to a 1190? Just trying to work out whether to install the full system or leave out the snorkel prefilters.Anyone have any...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-18-2013, 03:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,780
Posted By Stromcat
Had a Scottoiler fitted to my 1190 by the dealer...

Had a Scottoiler fitted to my 1190 by the dealer before I picked the bike up.He did a nice neat job.1300 miles so far,so good.Had one on a previous bike from new,a Vstrom 1000,which did 24000 miles...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-16-2013, 06:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 758
Posted By Stromcat
Thankyou!

Thankyou!
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-15-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 758
Posted By Stromcat
Service warninig 1190

Can an owner remove the sevice warning message on the 1190,or does it have to be done by a dealer?
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-09-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,365
Posted By Stromcat
Unifilter for 1190

Does anyone know if the Unifilter requires a fuelling mod on the 1190? Cheers.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-14-2013, 12:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,860
Posted By Stromcat
I have just fitted a Kappa monolock topcase using...

I have just fitted a Kappa monolock topcase using just the supplied universal fitment plate,no problem.Its a K35,but larger ones are available.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-11-2013, 01:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,637
Posted By Stromcat
Rated at 130mph.I think that answers your...

Rated at 130mph.I think that answers your question.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-02-2013, 02:41 AM
Replies: 6,785
Views: 1,718,395
Posted By Stromcat
The MSC can be retrofitted to the 2013 model,it...

The MSC can be retrofitted to the 2013 model,it is a software update only.About 350 in the UK I believe.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-12-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,647
Posted By Stromcat
Luggage

I have gone with the KTM plastic panniers and a Kappa K35 monolock top case.This has gone straight on with the included plate,no need to buy a different rack.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-07-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,314
Posted By Stromcat
Alternator

The figure of 450 watts is from the owners manual.Should be plenty,don't forget there is only a single headlamp and all the other lights are low power LED's.I run heated grips,GPS and a heated vest...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-30-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,258
Posted By Stromcat
Chain lube

Nobody seems to mention the fact that it is the o-rings themselves which need lubing in order to keep them pliant,otherwise they shrink and let out the grease around the pins,leading to a shagged...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 09-30-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 718
Posted By Stromcat
1190 panniers

Anyone else having problems with the locks on the 1190 panniers? Mine seem kind of sticky,and the panniers are not the easiest to put on and take off.And yes,I have the revised keys.Maybe it is just...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 09-11-2013, 06:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,128
Posted By Stromcat
Seat

I have the standard 1190 with standard seat.At first I thought it was a bit firm,but now I rate it as pretty good,it stays firm but doesnt get squishy.300 miles no problem.I weigh 82 kgs.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 09-09-2013, 07:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 790
Posted By Stromcat
Not sure there is an alternative at the...

Not sure there is an alternative at the moment,the Metzeler Tourance Next is in the right sizes,but not a high enough speed rating.Not sure about the Annakee 3.Do you not like the Trail Attack 2 ?
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 09-09-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 774
Posted By Stromcat
Charging 1190 Adventure battery

Does anyone know if you can use the 12 volt accessory socket to charge the battery on the 1190 with an Optimate? I used to do this on my old GS,but the 1190 manual mentions disconnecting the negative...
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