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Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-28-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 51,498
Posted By bigkuri
How many miles on it now? Those are some...

How many miles on it now? Those are some temps... ouch.

Mine got hotter as I went above 5k miles on the clock, but is sort of "stable" now - however if definitely got hotter with some miles...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-28-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By bigkuri
Don't bother - just buy a better chain....

Don't bother - just buy a better chain. Seriously.

I use the Almax Immobisler 4 on the back wheel, and a Granit 30 on the front wheel. The Almax was an investment at around 380 for two 19,,...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-28-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,651
Posted By bigkuri
Don't do it! Or at least keep it.

Don't do it! Or at least keep it.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-27-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,664
Posted By bigkuri
Posting Chippie's photos. A great mod!! On mine...

Posting Chippie's photos. A great mod!! On mine most of the wobble comes from the rotating mount thingy, which I was considering gluing into a solid lump, but this is neat, and simple:


Base...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-26-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 844
Views: 101,313
Posted By bigkuri
Bought a nice Oberon clutch slave and mounting...

Bought a nice Oberon clutch slave and mounting plate:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/316/18553853234_206ec54c17_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ugxmah)


Fitted:

...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-26-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 850
Views: 147,562
Posted By bigkuri
A "new" exhaust option (at least I have not seen...

A "new" exhaust option (at least I have not seen mention of it here) is GPR exhausts. Made in Italy "by hand" and they do loads of sports and GP bikes - custom stuff.


...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-24-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 523
Posted By bigkuri
Crikey they make a lot of quickshifter options!...

Crikey they make a lot of quickshifter options! :) Which one did you go for (hoping you say the cheapest, as I'd love one on the bike..!! ) :D
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-23-2015, 02:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,141
Posted By bigkuri
I wondered about this too. On my 990 AdvR I...

I wondered about this too. On my 990 AdvR I cleaned and oiled (waxed) the chain every ride off-road and every 4-500 miles on-road. It lasted 20k miles. Replaced the chain and sprockets and then did...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-22-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By bigkuri
Christ, I thought that went into the radiator!!...

Christ, I thought that went into the radiator!! Top right radiator...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-19-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,404
Posted By bigkuri
Yep. Same with using the clutch. A good...

Yep. Same with using the clutch. A good clutchless shift is also a good clutch-shift (but better). If you get what I mean? Hard to describe.....
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-19-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,910
Posted By bigkuri
Is it bad I just had to use an online age...

Is it bad I just had to use an online age calculator to find out I'm 44? (thought I was 45...woot?). 72 bikes owned, and not slowing down - three this year alone (SE, SMR, Adv). Next year to...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-19-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,485
Posted By bigkuri
Really sorry to hear that :( Not experienced what...

Really sorry to hear that :( Not experienced what you are describing, but in thinking about it logically it can only really be fuel or spark? And fuel would seem the most obvious, especially given...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-19-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,404
Posted By bigkuri
Same... and it got progressively worse until the...

Same... and it got progressively worse until the clutch slave pretty much failed. Common on 9x0 KTMs, and they have not fixed it on the 1190 or 1290... I had been hoping that as the clutch is far...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-16-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 698
Views: 101,820
Posted By bigkuri
hah! (as in, "no surprise here"....) ...

hah! (as in, "no surprise here"....)

Well that is no box knife - just the tyre meeting its' limits on the 1190. It is not critical, nor especially bad, but keep an eye on it.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-16-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 641,789
Posted By bigkuri
What a great "short-cut"/"long-cut"! :D That...

What a great "short-cut"/"long-cut"! :D That looks awesome!

What is your bash plate?
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-10-2015, 02:28 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,595
Posted By bigkuri
No difficult, just a little overwhelming maybe if...

No difficult, just a little overwhelming maybe if you do not work a lot on bikes, due to all the screws. Choose a nice day, start early, and make an "event" out of it in getting to REALLY know your...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-10-2015, 01:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,179
Posted By bigkuri
wow, 300?! That's a long way to a tank!!...

wow, 300?! That's a long way to a tank!! Impressive.

I'm also amazed that the weight difference is so little, as visually the SA seems so massive?

Just stick some TKC80's on it and...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-09-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,179
Posted By bigkuri
And the fact the SA is like a big fat cow between...

And the fact the SA is like a big fat cow between your legs.... Weight and dimensions aside, the SA seems like one HUGE girl compared with the 1190 R.

Bad bad idea - I think all that very...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-09-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 879
Posted By bigkuri
I like my solution - used on many many bikes.... ...

I like my solution - used on many many bikes....

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/443/18473261531_f04b230831_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/u9qi4a)

The "top bag" is just a Healey Hanson waterproof gym...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-08-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,595
Posted By bigkuri
For peace of mind, yes. I did - Powercell right...

For peace of mind, yes. I did - Powercell right away. It is not that expensive, and you do it and forget about it forever.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-07-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,595
Posted By bigkuri
Merlin, just a thought, but it is all worth it......

Merlin, just a thought, but it is all worth it... The bike is FUN and very versatile, big road trips, track days, proper off road. Even the inmates with the terrible bad luck to have a succession of...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-07-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,595
Posted By bigkuri
....which is why I bought a powercell setup even...

....which is why I bought a powercell setup even before getting the bike.... I think I "could" have really safely gone unifilter and snorkel pantyhose, but the doubt.... Hence powercell and have not...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-07-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 844
Views: 101,313
Posted By bigkuri
Great call on painting those tank protectors...

Great call on painting those tank protectors black, looks great!
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-07-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,683
Posted By bigkuri
Sorry to chip into this thread so late, however...

Sorry to chip into this thread so late, however I'm surprised no one has bought up the trailtech Voyager - which is basically "track only" GPS. It's biggest weakness is no basemap, however I still...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-07-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,664
Posted By bigkuri
Thank you for the link! Sounds great - promising!...

Thank you for the link! Sounds great - promising! Think I may be sold :)
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-07-2015, 02:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,664
Posted By bigkuri
Also considering this one, however... it uses the...

Also considering this one, however... it uses the same mounting points as the KTM Power Parts one, and with trail and error I have found that most of the wobble of the KTM mount is from the support...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-07-2015, 02:05 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 51,498
Posted By bigkuri
I think part numbers posted a few dozen pages...

I think part numbers posted a few dozen pages back, but just in case:

Radiator Protection - 60335040000

Seat air deflectors - 60308053044

Tank air deflectors - 60308052044

...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-07-2015, 01:29 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 51,498
Posted By bigkuri
On a recent long trip - 25 days and 6k miles I...

On a recent long trip - 25 days and 6k miles I had the chance to play around and observe.... In Europe we generally have two grades of fuel - 95 and 98. We are also starting to see 95 with E10, and...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-07-2015, 01:20 AM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 641,789
Posted By bigkuri
https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8882/18473373161_6c0...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8882/18473373161_6c0f8fb234_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/u9qSeP)

Hi PainterDude and thanks! - reminds me I need to go post on the "hot seat" thread, some...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-06-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,595
Posted By bigkuri
I'm used to KTMs - but they are the only bike...

I'm used to KTMs - but they are the only bike that excites me.... I did not HAVE to mod it, but I wanted too, and it is peace of mind. People get their knickers in a twist about this design flaw,...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-06-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,595
Posted By bigkuri
OP - see my recent posts and links. Zero...

OP - see my recent posts and links.

Zero issues on a well-abused bike. Zero. 10,000km in 25 days, all sorts of terrain. Nada.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-06-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 101,313
Posted By bigkuri
Great video and ground/tails Kave. Great music...

Great video and ground/tails Kave. Great music too. I was in Sweden a couple of years ago on the bike - what/how can you tell if you are allowed on the trail ? :)
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-06-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 641,789
Posted By bigkuri
Hi Jaimoto, Yes, Kreiga Overlanders'...

Hi Jaimoto,

Yes, Kreiga Overlanders' mounted like this:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8854/17848823434_75638c9a54_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/tceTn5)
...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-06-2015, 01:26 AM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 641,789
Posted By bigkuri
25 days travelling through Portugal, Spain,...

25 days travelling through Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, etc.. 6,000 miles, zero issues, faults, problems. Just utter reliability and fun. Did (in total) about 500 miles off...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-04-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 101,313
Posted By bigkuri
I don't mean to take over this thread with...

I don't mean to take over this thread with pictures, however a bike that performed so flawlessly over 10,000km deserves some podium time! :deal

So, as a compromise I've linked to a UK KTM forum...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-03-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 101,313
Posted By bigkuri
What did I do to my 1190 today? Well not today,...

What did I do to my 1190 today? Well not today, but I rode 10,000 km on a new Adventure R around all the European mountains and twisties, including loads of off-road, a col at 2,804 masl, and most of...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-13-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 101,313
Posted By bigkuri
My dealer finally got the correct short tinted...

My dealer finally got the correct short tinted windscreen. WHAT a difference for me. Before I had the standard S clear windscreen, and it was mega turbulent and noisy. Now (in the tall position but...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-12-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 101,313
Posted By bigkuri
Nice!! 20k miles and it still brings a smile =...

Nice!! 20k miles and it still brings a smile = good bike :)
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-11-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 101,313
Posted By bigkuri
Fitting some crash sliders from a previous KTM I...

Fitting some crash sliders from a previous KTM I had laying about (off an SMR). Front axle tensioner nut needed drilling, but aside from that a perfect fit.
...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-11-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,808
Posted By bigkuri
Oi what's this! - it is not cool miss-quoting...

Oi what's this! - it is not cool miss-quoting someone. The text "who gives a stuff" was in reference to my own lacking technical knowledge of fuel boiling points. The reference to YOU was the next...
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