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Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-12-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,948
Posted By ktmwes
A. No B. Yes, without a doubt the most fun...

A. No

B. Yes, without a doubt the most fun bike I have ever owned and I have owned some nice bikes. What other bike can you get on, ride two days through the rockies like a sport bike, meet...
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,503
Posted By ktmwes
Latitude is the best bang for the buck with Klim,...

Latitude is the best bang for the buck with Klim, recently purchased one and promptly tested it with cold mornings, hot afternoons, a little rain and even a trip over the bars (in silt bed) the E3O...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 09-29-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 16,084
Posted By ktmwes
Finished my installation yesterday, added the...

Finished my installation yesterday, added the shorter velocity stack on the rear throttle body and the red pre-filter. I have to say the install is very clean and looks great, the bike runs very well...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 09-27-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 792
Posted By ktmwes
Sorry to hear about your starting issues, I had...

Sorry to hear about your starting issues, I had similar concerns about cold starting before heading out on a week long trip to CO, MT, ID and WY with some friends. The first cold morning we were out...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 09-21-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,353
Posted By ktmwes
Umm.... I'm pretty happy with 1190 standard just...

Umm.... I'm pretty happy with 1190 standard just returned from doing a partial Heart of the West tour (work got in the way) in CO, ID, WY and MT. I rode the bike from Oklahoma City to Alpine MT in...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-22-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 13,415
Posted By ktmwes
Oh yeah, this bike is freaking awesome on and off...

Oh yeah, this bike is freaking awesome on and off road! I have a great dealer that has great techs that I have purchased dozens of KTM's and Husabergs over the years and the experience has been top...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-16-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,472
Posted By ktmwes
Wicked At 6' I found the handlebars a little low myself,...

At 6' I found the handlebars a little low myself, so I installed some KTM 25mm taller bar clamps that I had laying around from a late model Husaberg. Much better now:D
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-21-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,819
Posted By ktmwes
The Cal Sci medium is the one to get for now........

The Cal Sci medium is the one to get for now..... you can tune it somewhat by using different length spacers. for me a 1/4 shorter top and 1/4 longer bottom angled the shield just right for me. There...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-15-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4,833
Views: 722,451
Posted By ktmwes
I'm getting about 41-42mpg @ 900 miles on my 1190...

I'm getting about 41-42mpg @ 900 miles on my 1190 however for the first 500 or so mine was very poor but I had a good excuse, the front wheel was in the air a lot of the time :evil After that I...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-08-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,403
Posted By ktmwes
Might want to try this windshield out made huge...

Might want to try this windshield out made huge difference in ride comfort and noise level

http://www.calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/KTM1190prod.html

Not as finished or as classy as a Cee Baily but...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-06-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,797
Posted By ktmwes
If the cylinder walls are damaged, KTM needs to...

If the cylinder walls are damaged, KTM needs to replace the cylinders they should not be honed.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-25-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,763
Posted By ktmwes
2014 standard model, one of the finest bikes I...

2014 standard model, one of the finest bikes I have every owned:clap The so called seat, almost a windshield and lack of cruise control keep it from being a 10. The standard model as I see it is more...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-18-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,071
Posted By ktmwes
I'm kind of at a loss why some have such a poor...

I'm kind of at a loss why some have such a poor opinion of Touratech products. The two I have experienced seem well made for their intended use and look good doing it. I'm sure the LED headlight...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-17-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,071
Posted By ktmwes
Tough crowd..... so far I have found the TT clear...

Tough crowd..... so far I have found the TT clear headlight protector quite nice and the GPS mount is great after I built a custom machined mount for my GPS. Downsides.......... so far it has not...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-13-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4,833
Views: 722,451
Posted By ktmwes
Why? They seem more robust than the bags I had on...

Why? They seem more robust than the bags I had on my Concours 1400 or any other street bike I have had. I have no illusions that these will not survive a lot of abuse being thrown on the ground but...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-07-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,659
Posted By ktmwes
I would say the electronic on the std bike. Soft...

I would say the electronic on the std bike. Soft is not always better, even for comfort, my Versys is very soft but has too much high speed compression damping and ends up harsh. The comfort position...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-06-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 4,833
Views: 722,451
Posted By ktmwes
Yes, however I was a little too far to the side...

Yes, however I was a little too far to the side of the dash but it turned well. Wish that they had supplied a template instead of a smallish black & white photo that was NOT to scale :eek1
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-06-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4,833
Views: 722,451
Posted By ktmwes
I was a little surprised at the amount of work...

I was a little surprised at the amount of work involved to run the wiring and install the switch. I could not get myself to drill a hole in the side panel for the rear seat so it's just under the...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-29-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,102
Posted By ktmwes
At 6' tall the handlebars on my 1190 were too low...

At 6' tall the handlebars on my 1190 were too low for me while standing on the pegs and honestly felt a little low while sitting as well. In my case I had a new in box set of KTM bar brackets for one...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-22-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,550
Posted By ktmwes
I'm 6' and 25mm risers made the fit just right...

I'm 6' and 25mm risers made the fit just right for me. A little goes a long ways... not to mention the mounts get more flex as the height increases.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-21-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 62,296
Posted By ktmwes
My first tank went about 200 miles and the low...

My first tank went about 200 miles and the low fuel light had been on for awhile and finally when the last bar on the fuel gauge started blinking I started looking for a gas station:eek1
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Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-19-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,675
Posted By ktmwes
Eek Seats are a pretty personal item opinions vary...

Seats are a pretty personal item opinions vary widely but the stock seat on my 2014 (non R) seemed pretty good however I did install the "comfort seat" for the heating option and it is a little more...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-06-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,912
Posted By ktmwes
My last bike a 2008 Kawasaki 1400 concours was a...

My last bike a 2008 Kawasaki 1400 concours was a great bike with all kinds of electrical stuff however an inoperative "security" ECU let me down in the middle of nowhere but it could have been a EFI...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-25-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,876
Posted By ktmwes
What did you do with the hoses? I would think...

What did you do with the hoses? I would think that one is the actual tank vent and the other a vacuum hose.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-24-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,196
Posted By ktmwes
Hmmm.....maybe with a few bent/broken parts along...

Hmmm.....maybe with a few bent/broken parts along the way. My 2010 Versys is a pretty good bike considering what I paid for it, it will eat regular gas from anywhere, it gets 48 + miles to the...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-20-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 43,955
Posted By ktmwes
Got the phone call this afternoon that my grey...

Got the phone call this afternoon that my grey 1190 is ready to pickup tomorrow! However we are expecting close to an 1" of ice tonight and into the morning:cry:cry:cry
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-16-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 43,955
Posted By ktmwes
Same here in Oklahoma, dealer said after the...

Same here in Oklahoma, dealer said after the first of the year for mine. I'm guessing that delivery trucks are having a hard time crossing the Mississippi river or it vacation time for the...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-08-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6,782
Views: 1,665,060
Posted By ktmwes
I suppose it's more of a point of reference as to...

I suppose it's more of a point of reference as to a more dirt worthy bike. From my reference a KTM or Husaberg 450 is a "real dirt bike" and where I ride a 690 or better will likely not make it out...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-01-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,577
Posted By ktmwes
For me it's 3 hours in any direction before I hit...

For me it's 3 hours in any direction before I hit much in the way of corners. With the fly by wire throttle control cruise control is is merely a couple of switches to set the speed and some...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-30-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6,782
Views: 1,665,060
Posted By ktmwes
Yes, if the valve face or seat wear then the...

Yes, if the valve face or seat wear then the valve sits further in the valve seat and reduces the clearance between the valve stem/follower and the camshaft. This keeps the valve open and reduces...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-27-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 43,955
Posted By ktmwes
Another C1400 rider here that just put a deposit...

Another C1400 rider here that just put a deposit down for an 1190 and apparently have quite a wait in front of me :cry
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-05-2006, 12:55 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,072
Posted By ktmwes
Boy that's sounds like ALOT of work for little...

Boy that's sounds like ALOT of work for little gain, the stock LC8 setup is not nearly as bad as the LC4 carbs. Of the 4 variations of the LC8 I think the Adv, SE and SM use standard offroad forks...
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