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Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-16-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,318
Posted By airwater
Isn't the idea you use the money the insurance...

Isn't the idea you use the money the insurance co. pays out on your loss?
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-13-2015, 03:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 600
Posted By airwater
Yes! I want to contribute to these pipe dreams: ...

Yes! I want to contribute to these pipe dreams:

Eco/Sport mapping selection
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-12-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 600
Posted By airwater
Something like an Aprilia SXV?

This bike looks like an absolute hoot to ride but it's the maintenance that would putt me off. Is there anything similar that doesn't need so much pampering?
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-11-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By airwater
Will dealers negotiate on for SA in UK?

I'm planning my budget and how I get the money together but what price can I hope to get it for?
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 548
Posted By airwater
Are those observations much different to the RP2...

Are those observations much different to the RP2 because I'm weighing up if the upgrade is worth it?

Alternative I suppose is to buy a waterproof over suit and live a little longer with it.
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 548
Posted By airwater
BMW Rallye 3

I have the old Rallye from 10 years ago, the one that Ewan wore, and it's been a great suit.

Highs:
Durability even after some spills
Keeping cool up to 90F
The waterbladder keeping me hydrated...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-18-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,465
Posted By airwater
You'll never know if minor (but too much rider)...

You'll never know if minor (but too much rider) input, however small would have lead to a spill or if the TC did enough to keep the traction around or if he got out of the oil.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-28-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,465
Posted By airwater
Sorry guys but this thread could get tedious if...

Sorry guys but this thread could get tedious if everyone is going to tell us if their light comes on.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-27-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,465
Posted By airwater
Is there traction on ice where MSC can hold the...

Is there traction on ice where MSC can hold the speed stable eg. not allow breaking or acceleration inputs?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-26-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,676
Posted By airwater
Well done elephant memory. :D Now in UK.

Well done elephant memory. :D Now in UK.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-26-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,465
Posted By airwater
Really good info. My next question was going to...

Really good info. My next question was going to be does TC imply wheelie control and it seems that it does. Good to know because once I had a whopper on the back, opened the throttle and next thing I...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-26-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,465
Posted By airwater
So in this scenario, you either run out of road...

So in this scenario, you either run out of road or run out of tyre but you don't lock up which is probably the most likely scenario if you head into a corner too hot and input too much without aids....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-26-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,676
Posted By airwater
Excellent point.

Excellent point.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-26-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,465
Posted By airwater
Isn't that what the 2nd poster painterdude said...

Isn't that what the 2nd poster painterdude said that it did do - save a front end wash out?
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-26-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,465
Posted By airwater
Yes I get that it will be useless when: A...

Yes I get that it will be useless when:

A car or wall is coming towards me.
When I run out of tyre when I get my elbows down.

I'm purely taking about road surfaces but am curious to test...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-26-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,676
Posted By airwater
It's unique because there aren't any other 950s...

It's unique because there aren't any other 950s with 990 bodywork. There are those who appreciate a carb bike with 990 improved styling who will like it. I'm not implying it is worth $1m. I am trying...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-26-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,465
Posted By airwater
MSC - limitations of

Can it save me if I drive like a total lemming? Coming from a 950 Adv and having no assistance as such, I've adapted my riding style to be very cautious of the following hazards. MSC seems to mean I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-26-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 400
Posted By airwater
Oops, wrong forum. Will repost. Admin please...

Oops, wrong forum. Will repost. Admin please delete
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-26-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 400
Posted By airwater
MSC - limitations of it

Can it save me if I drive like a total lemming? Coming from a 950 Adv and having no assistance as such, I've adapted my riding style to be very cautious of the following hazards. MSC seems to mean I...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-25-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 14,099
Posted By airwater
In my view it should be an option that KTM adopt...

In my view it should be an option that KTM adopt and fast. Why? Because the competition has it: R1200GS
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-25-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,676
Posted By airwater
Value my unique bike please

Putting up for sale my unique KTM but not how much it's worth but it will contribute to a 1190 upgrade. The details for this UK based machine:

'03 KTM Adventure carb'd bike 38K miles
Wearing...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-28-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,238
Posted By airwater
Because that's a luxury and I think made sense...

Because that's a luxury and I think made sense perhaps 10 years ago but these days, with the power of these adventure bikes, they have similar power to a sportsbike from just a few years ago.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-27-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,238
Posted By airwater
I think I've made up my mind about changing the...

I think I've made up my mind about changing the bike, the problem is if I will go the GS route as I've heard the new watercooled one is right up there. I would love to repeat getting another KTM for...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-25-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,238
Posted By airwater
haha. I mean it's as close to a bike for life as...

haha. I mean it's as close to a bike for life as I can imagine. Put another way, difficult to imagine it being significantly outshone for perhaps another 10-15 years. I would wait until KTM release...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-25-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,238
Posted By airwater
That's interesting although I'm worried about...

That's interesting although I'm worried about putting more money into an old bike. What I'm thinking is that the 1190 is so good it be good for a very long time where I feel the 950 is showing it's...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-24-2014, 02:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,238
Posted By airwater
I'm so grateful for everyone's input - this has...

I'm so grateful for everyone's input - this has turned into a great thread. I especially enjoyed DesertSurfer's contribution as well. And to think I was worried someone would shut me down by asking...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-22-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,238
Posted By airwater
This is pretty big to me because top end on...

This is pretty big to me because top end on street riding is not lacking with the 950 but if I can turn and stop it quicker, those are big sellers for me. Do other people concur that it turns much...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-21-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,238
Posted By airwater
Pretty unanimous then. Is there anything...

Pretty unanimous then.

Is there anything quantitative such as a track lap comparison between the 950 and 1190 you know about? I think that will give me a good idea of 'real world' differences...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-21-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,238
Posted By airwater
Got a 950 Adv, love it, how much better is the 1190?

My bike is 10 years old now and I'm considering my next bike options which are realistically going to be either the new BMW water cooled GS or the KTM 1190 Adv. I ride 90% on road, and split my...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-19-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,064
Posted By airwater
Wait, you've put a FI motor into a carb bike?

Wait, you've put a FI motor into a carb bike?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-19-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,756
Posted By airwater
Don't rule out some partially severed cables...

Don't rule out some partially severed cables around the head stock...this happened to my 950 which caused it to die and then come back to life inexplicably only to recur at a later date. Do report...
Forum: Australia 09-02-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,322
Posted By airwater
Thumb This 1290 Super Adventure is the sh*t. It looks...

This 1290 Super Adventure is the sh*t. It looks much better than the 1190...I shall buy it.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-15-2013, 03:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,191
Posted By airwater
On a stock 2003 adv I get 35 mpg in London heavy...

On a stock 2003 adv I get 35 mpg in London heavy traffic or 51 mpg I got yesterday (fully loaded Gobis including top box) while going very lightly on the motorway in Spain. And the bike is overdue a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-09-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,193
Posted By airwater
Yo, I'm with Motorcycle Direct and my premium is...

Yo, I'm with Motorcycle Direct and my premium is pretty good.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-10-2013, 12:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,881
Posted By airwater
With those miles the gremlins like the TSBs will...

With those miles the gremlins like the TSBs will largely be sorted out but a call to the dealer will allow them to run off the service history (if done by KTM) so you'll know exactly what's been...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-07-2012, 06:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,193
Posted By airwater
Should have also mentioned that the V5...

Should have also mentioned that the V5 registration document got changed over to the new colour no bother with no charge or no evidence requests. Also had mentioned to my insurance company that I was...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-06-2012, 09:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,193
Posted By airwater
na?

na?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-05-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,193
Posted By airwater
So change the E to a C? haha

So change the E to a C? haha
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-05-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,193
Posted By airwater
My 950 Adventure Revamp project

Being too much of a consumer rather than producer on this forum over the years, it's time to put something back. I may not be the first person to do this on here but here goes...

I have a 2003...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-06-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 629
Posted By airwater
UK orange/black 990s: what colour on your V5

I've swapped over my panels from a 990 onto my carb 950 and need to register the colour change with the DVLA. This is the link to what my bike looks like now here...
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