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Forum: Orange Crush 01-17-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 6,570
Views: 1,416,157
Posted By Jimkatoom
Dyno #s/Insurance

Wonway and ChrisK7 have it right- the SHAPE of the graph is as important as the raw numbers (as long as those numbers are healthy:rofl) the curve confirms what we've all felt- the bike pulls smoothly...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-16-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,744
Posted By Jimkatoom
Skid plate mounting

Vasculopath-
Thank you for posting this official KTM bulletin. I had read other info on this in other threads, but they didn't have photos posted, nor did they mention (I don't believe) that one had...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-12-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,022
Posted By Jimkatoom
1190tires

The Heidenau k60 Scout is a great all around tire, and don't be too concerned about the solid center block unless you spend time in deep sand/mud...
Nobody has mentioned Mefo tires. I used them on...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-12-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,827
Posted By Jimkatoom
690/990/1190?

My 2 cents: sounds from your location and riding style/intentions that a bigger twin would be more appropriate. So then, 990 or 1190?
Well I still have a 950S (4 sale) and recently got an 1190 and...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-11-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 939
Posted By Jimkatoom
Bad fuel dongle

I believe that is EXACTLY what the 'bad fuel dongle does'- keeps ABS off, keeps you in off-road mode when you shut off ignition, then when you restart the bike, it no longer defaults to ABS on...
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Forum: Vendors 01-10-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,894
Posted By Jimkatoom
Forum: Orange Crush 01-10-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 449
Posted By Jimkatoom
Missing? Bolt

Ok, first you've got two different spots indicated: the first is the rear, main frame to engine mount and there is nothing missing. The second photo is underneath on the right rear, and that is where...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-09-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,489
Posted By Jimkatoom
1190 vibration?

Well, I've had my 1190 for just a few days now, but I've been riding for 47 years, and ridden most everything out there, and had LOTS of my own bikes...
This is my 5th KTM ( 06 950 Adv S, 07...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-09-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 939
Posted By Jimkatoom
Bad fuel dongle

I would say " friggin lawyers" but at least KTM has the hair on their ass to go ahead and make the thing available to us-disclaimer and all. Don't know how many other companies would do this today......
Forum: Orange Crush 01-09-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,099
Posted By Jimkatoom
Skid plates

Fhammond-
Congrats on your New Bike Day!
I had a deposit on an 1190 R at Motor Cafe, but didn't care for their sales guys, so I went looking and found one elsewhere- glad you got yours!
Skid...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-07-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,673
Posted By Jimkatoom
Tires to Alaska

The Heidenau K60 is THE tire. Great mileage, good grip, a true 50/50 tire, wear like iron, stick well, too.
They are going on my new R pronto!
As stated earlier, maybe not the best in real mud or...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-07-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,291
Posted By Jimkatoom
Az to SF

PatSmith is right on- from San Simeon to Carmel is the best, tho NorCal has some awesome riding as well... There are also some great fire roads -south Coast Ridge Rd that-"parallel" the PCH up on the...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-06-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,291
Posted By Jimkatoom
1190 by San Fran

LSHD-
Great ride and photos! Hope you got some PCH ( I'm partial to Big Sur over N. Cal Hwy 1) miles in while you out here, the weather has been FANTASTIC
Your tank bag- is it basically the same...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-05-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 36,401
Posted By Jimkatoom
My 1190 R is home

After realizing my first dealer couldn't get me a bike as fast as I wanted, I went hunting and found an R at Wilson's in Fresno! And it was available!
Gave the same deal I would have gotten before,...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-03-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 36,401
Posted By Jimkatoom
1190 r

C L V -
Glad you got your bike! Congrats on a Happy New Bike Day:clap
I also was 5th in line for an R, at my dealer, he got 2 standards, one R, and said he knew he had one more on the way. He said...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-03-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 941
Posted By Jimkatoom
'06 950 adv s

I've got an '06 Adv S, bought new in 06 in Salinas, Ca and if I recall, there were at least two standard 950's in orange and black as well, that were sold by the time I got my money together...and I...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-01-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 36,401
Posted By Jimkatoom
California 1190s

Quote:
Mackatoni-Im very sad. I put my deposit down in 2012!!! Thats right in 2012 when there was just a whisper about the bike being built. I put down $500 with one of the biggest KTM dealers in...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-01-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 6,570
Views: 1,416,157
Posted By Jimkatoom
Congrats on your new bike!

Chris, happy new bike day, and happy new year! Fun videos you posted, and your pic of the bike in frosted grass by a levee? Looks colder than a witches tit...
I grew up outside Chicago, so I am...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-01-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By Jimkatoom
HB Topcase

My Hepco Becker top case will hold my size large, Arai XD4
Forum: Orange Crush 12-31-2013, 11:06 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 36,401
Posted By Jimkatoom
Motokeith- thanks for the info on bikes arriving...

Motokeith- thanks for the info on bikes arriving to the Sack-o-pimento area :D
Shouldn't be too much longer... Of course, it's almost New Years Day, so, holiday... Then I have to work Thursday and...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-31-2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 6,570
Views: 1,416,157
Posted By Jimkatoom
Any 1190's delivered to California yet?

Been following this thread with great interest and finally made it to the last page! Those of us here on the left coast seem to still be waiting for our bikes...
Waiting very impatiently for my R to...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-30-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 36,401
Posted By Jimkatoom
California delivery?

Anybody in Ca get their 1190/(R) yet? Looks like the delivery fleet has made it to Oregon... Still waiting, and loving the pictures everyone is posting, no bikes here yet, damn holidays...:puke1
Forum: Orange Crush 12-26-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 36,401
Posted By Jimkatoom
Also waiting on my 1190R

Hey all,
My very post here, after lurking for a year and a half... Had a VERY GOOD test ride in Fresno, Ca in Oct and fell in lust. This will be my 5th katoom ('06 950 ADV S, '07 SuperDuke, '08 450...
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