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Forum: Orange Crush 07-13-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 792
Posted By TakSD
Have had a similar battery to WPS on mine for 6...

Have had a similar battery to WPS on mine for 6 months now with no problems. These li-on batteries are all sourced from the same producer in china but seem to be a quality product... I think the...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-10-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,530
Posted By TakSD
Everything is relative... Let's say safer... :) ...

Everything is relative... Let's say safer... :)
I guess 1 broken Erica would be he cost of crash bars, hand guard and rear view mirror!

I guess it all depends on how much off road you do. I don't...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-10-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,530
Posted By TakSD
Was thinking of doing something similar but then...

Was thinking of doing something similar but then they would be too exposed :)
In case of a tip over they would be the first thing to go!

Nice bike BTW! :D
Forum: Orange Crush 07-10-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,530
Posted By TakSD
My LED setup

Apologies for the late reply...

I am super impressed with the clearwater lights. 2000 lumens each, dimmable, basically a quality product. I ordered extra crash bar mounts and they fit perfect.
...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-17-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 982
Posted By TakSD
My wife also thinks it's better with much less...

My wife also thinks it's better with much less vibration through the seat and on the rear handles! How do you find the 1190's handling in the twisties compared to the multi?




...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-16-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 3,071
Views: 377,642
Posted By TakSD
9300 miles? dont want to open a can of worms but...

9300 miles? dont want to open a can of worms but isnt the cost of an oil & filter change somewhat insignificant in the grand scheme of things? I would prefer to change it in less half of that......
Forum: Orange Crush 04-15-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 3,071
Views: 377,642
Posted By TakSD
Anybody have a clue?

Anybody have a clue?
Forum: Orange Crush 04-14-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3,071
Views: 377,642
Posted By TakSD
Wink Can you turn the MSC off?

And how would you do that?

By turning off the MTC or the ABS? It would be nice to have MSC style ABS for safety, but still pull wheelies out of corners on the mountains :D :D :D

I can't get my...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-12-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3,071
Views: 377,642
Posted By TakSD
It's true, it goes away after 1000km, like magic...

It's true, it goes away after 1000km, like magic :)
I had mine done a little early too and forgot to switch it off but there is a way to change the shift light in the settings menu.

Either be...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-12-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 3,071
Views: 377,642
Posted By TakSD
Thumbs down My local bike shop told me that they won't be...

My local bike shop told me that they won't be stocking K&N oil filters anymore as they stopped buying them from hiflo and went down the cheapo route and are sourcing them from China now...

Can...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-10-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 982
Posted By TakSD
Go for it! I had a superduke for 7 years and...

Go for it!
I had a superduke for 7 years and had loads of fun on it but the 1190 is better! It's more comfortable, more powerful, and get this, faster in the twisties 99% of the time! I know that...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-07-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 718
Views: 118,340
Posted By TakSD
Maybe it's a geometry issue then... My problem...

Maybe it's a geometry issue then... My problem was at 50-90 km/h so it was probably a different thing. Try adding a little compression damping to the rear shock to see if it helps...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-05-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 718
Views: 118,340
Posted By TakSD
At what speed do you get the headshake? Mine...

At what speed do you get the headshake?
Mine was simple, it was the steering head bearing. It was just a little loose.

actually unscrew the top screws in the triple clamps, take of the aluminium...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-03-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,591
Posted By TakSD
Thankfully, PROBLEM SOLVED! Played with...

Thankfully, PROBLEM SOLVED!

Played with geometry, rebalanced the wheels, realigned the rear wheel, checked every single spoke... the shake wouldnt go away...
Just when I was out of options we...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-03-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,653
Posted By TakSD
Totally agree! I bet he could do much of the same...

Totally agree! I bet he could do much of the same with a yamaha tmax!!! :rofl
Forum: Orange Crush 04-03-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,591
Posted By TakSD
Thanks for all the responses! Blackhills,...

Thanks for all the responses!

Blackhills, tyres pressure is 2.3 front and 2.6 rear. I always prefer to keep them a little low. Beauty of having TPMS :)
Have checked axle torque, bearing play and...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-02-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,591
Posted By TakSD
1190 R low speed wobble - any fix available?

I have read through many posts on the 990 handle bar wobble problems but I haven't really found a solution...

My 2014 1190 now has 2500km; yesterday it was like it was on rails and today while...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-14-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,602
Posted By TakSD
:rofl then i still have another 25 years to...

:rofl

then i still have another 25 years to go :D

Since you have been riding for longer than me, correct me if i'm wrong... Hasn't the price of OEM come down significantly the past 10-20 years?...
Forum: The Garage 03-13-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 843
Posted By TakSD
Know jt sprockets very well and have used them...

Know jt sprockets very well and have used them many times... it seems their chain is also picking up as i have seen their gold chain on many bikes here, all with good feedback, but i haven't tried it...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-13-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,602
Posted By TakSD
Personally I expect an experienced, well...

Personally I expect an experienced, well respected company like JT sprockets, to know which grade / hardness material to use for their products and I have never been let down in 15+ years of use. If...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-03-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 47,089
Posted By TakSD
Did you check that the air/fuel ratio is ok, so...

Did you check that the air/fuel ratio is ok, so you know the bike isn't running lean or rich? Thanks
Forum: Orange Crush 02-20-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,530
Posted By TakSD
Hey Dualsport! Looking forward to receiving...

Hey Dualsport!

Looking forward to receiving them :)))
Will probably be early next month...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-20-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 1,372
Views: 373,691
Posted By TakSD
short story

So it finally arrived...
Again thank you to everybody! This forum is great and it has helped me decide on what has turned out to be the best bike ever!

So a little story... This is how it goes......
Forum: Orange Crush 02-16-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,530
Posted By TakSD
Maybe a nice picture to end the weekend??? ...

Maybe a nice picture to end the weekend???
:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Orange Crush 02-15-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 47,089
Posted By TakSD
Obviously the prices of exhausts, and most ktm...

Obviously the prices of exhausts, and most ktm parts for that matter, are not driven by r&d or manufacturing costs. It is simply demand, supply, competition and our tolerance...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-11-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1,372
Views: 373,691
Posted By TakSD
Ποδήλατο με γκάζια όμως :)

Ποδήλατο με γκάζια όμως :)
Forum: Orange Crush 02-10-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,530
Posted By TakSD
Nice!! This is my most desired setup but I think...

Nice!! This is my most desired setup but I think 12k lumens is a tad overboard :)))
Can you post a picture? If you were to choose again would you go for the kristas or the Erica's?
Forum: Orange Crush 02-08-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,020
Posted By TakSD
Always in sets

Agree with chuck 100%!!!!

The sprockets and chain are designed with the exact pitch compatibility. Changing one or the other will accelerate wear as it will be grinding the rollers/teeth and...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-16-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 47,089
Posted By TakSD
Yes... This is the biggest problem with such...

Yes... This is the biggest problem with such forums. Full of such valuable information and then some people just go along and quote their ideas, that can be total BS, and others then use this as a...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-13-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,503
Posted By TakSD
I queried the touratech bash plate weight on the...

I queried the touratech bash plate weight on the Australian site and they answered back that it weighs 4.24 kilos... Not that it makes that much of a difference so low on the 1190, but I am concerned...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-02-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 718
Views: 118,340
Posted By TakSD
Metzeler also does the Karoo 3 in tubeless... Not...

Metzeler also does the Karoo 3 in tubeless... Not knobbies but still should get the job done...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-02-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 39,002
Posted By TakSD
Appreciate the feedback! :thumb Luckily here...

Appreciate the feedback! :thumb
Luckily here in Cyprus it wont be that cold :)
Forum: Orange Crush 01-01-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 39,002
Posted By TakSD
When choosing a helmet (from a decent brand of...

When choosing a helmet (from a decent brand of course) I firstly see if it fits my head shape... I have always been a shoei fit and never had an arai I was happy with (last one I bought was the rx7...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-30-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 39,002
Posted By TakSD
Have you tried the agv ax8 evo dual? I found it...

Have you tried the agv ax8 evo dual? I found it very light and very comfortable... There is a color scheme that really suits the 1190R too! Yes I am one of those guys that has picked up the helmet...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-26-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 454
Posted By TakSD
1190R top case options

The R is now on order and should be here by the end of Jan :)))))))))))))
It's going to be a long month but I want to get all the accessories here by the time the bike gets here... Wings shorty,...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-26-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 528
Views: 82,752
Posted By TakSD
Corsica, is that screen the touring screen from...

Corsica, is that screen the touring screen from KTM's power parts?
I didn't know they had a tinted version available ... When riding do you actually see over or through the screen?
Nice bike by the...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-15-2013, 11:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,653
Posted By TakSD
I dont understand how people can still be...

I dont understand how people can still be complaining about this bike! It is miles better than any of the competition, and it has 2 versions to keep everybody happy. It seems to have proven itself...
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,155
Posted By TakSD
I have a feeling that there will be a commercial...

I have a feeling that there will be a commercial version available to you and me... :wink:
Forum: Orange Crush 12-13-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,653
Posted By TakSD
Obviously had not read BallisticXchris' excellent...

Obviously had not read BallisticXchris' excellent post...

Anybody else have more feedback?

Thanks
Forum: Orange Crush 12-13-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,653
Posted By TakSD
Question 1190 Standard or R? Anybody driven both???

Now that the 2014 model is out it’s time to get myself a new bike… Problem is, don’t know which one. The standard with EDS or the R? The more I think about it the more confused I get.

I have seen...
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