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Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 04-29-2015, 02:01 PM
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Posted By Tragic Overlander
Thanks Mark, Matt and everyone else involved in...

Thanks Mark, Matt and everyone else involved in organizing such a great event:clap:clap. It bodes well for the future of your organization. I really enjoyed the event, and it was great hanging out...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-10-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,854
Posted By Tragic Overlander
Actually, the van is loaded with big and little...

Actually, the van is loaded with big and little bikes (and way too much crap):rofl:rofl. Heading to a hare scramble in NM now, and then up to Moab for the RMAR Moab rendezvous- roughly 8 days of...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-09-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,854
Posted By Tragic Overlander
mmmm........so many options. Lets get...

mmmm........so many options. Lets get creative.......heat exchanger off the muffler that cools a beer cooler......:confused
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-08-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,854
Posted By Tragic Overlander
:y0! Nice one Brad. I am surprised that it...

:y0! Nice one Brad. I am surprised that it doesn't actually have an on board espresso machine standard? How do you think the canbus would go with them apples:lol3 Actually, now I think about it, an...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-05-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,854
Posted By Tragic Overlander
mmmmmm........I think I might be...

mmmmmm........I think I might be wr.....wr......wr......:rofl Oh shit. Did I mention somewhere earlier that I am not very smart:deal?
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-01-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,854
Posted By Tragic Overlander
Hey okdq, Funny, I just rode with George today...

Hey okdq,
Funny, I just rode with George today and he was all excited because his new 1190r is at grand junction ready for him to pick up. They haven't agreed on a trade for his f800 yet. He is...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-01-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,854
Posted By Tragic Overlander
Talking Hey brad, I have a little secret to tell you....

Hey brad,
I have a little secret to tell you. On my way back from Moab last week, it began to snow, so I pulled into a Starbucks to warm up. Of course there was no photographic evidence of this...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-01-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,854
Posted By Tragic Overlander
Me too! Stop working, and come out and to play!

Me too! Stop working, and come out and to play!
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-01-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,854
Posted By Tragic Overlander
Yeah, I must admit that I haven't spent much time...

Yeah, I must admit that I haven't spent much time looking into this compatability either - having too much fun riding. I would certainly appreciate hearing your feed back if you research it a little...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-30-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,854
Posted By Tragic Overlander
Good question, and honestly I don't know. I...

Good question, and honestly I don't know. I suspect that the Rottweiler air intake system probably does, but then again, I think if warranty was to be denied by a fix to a known KTM problem, there...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-30-2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,854
Posted By Tragic Overlander
Thanks. The bike is at the dealer now getting...

Thanks. The bike is at the dealer now getting suspension work and first service!
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-29-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,854
Posted By Tragic Overlander
A few questions

I have received a few PM's with questions that might be of interest to others:

KTM vs BMW 1200 GSA?

The decision to buy another KTM was a no brainer for me. Although there have been some well...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-28-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,854
Posted By Tragic Overlander
Yeah, I did too. They are both great products....

Yeah, I did too. They are both great products. The Altrider that I have is solid and fit perfectly. The only slight question I have is the level of protection it gives to the side stand mount. It...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-28-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,854
Posted By Tragic Overlander
I call it "character building":gerg! May the...

I call it "character building":gerg! May the force be with you!
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-28-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,854
Posted By Tragic Overlander
Thanks. Glad to hear this stuff is helpful. Are...

Thanks. Glad to hear this stuff is helpful. Are those upper crash bars on your bike from Touratech? If so, how do you like them?

Cheers,

Dave
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-28-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,854
Posted By Tragic Overlander
Congratulations:freaky. I'll see you around - I...

Congratulations:freaky. I'll see you around - I spend a lot of time out your way. Let me know if you want to go for a ride.

Dave
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-27-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,854
Posted By Tragic Overlander
Impressions

A few observations:

The OFF ROAD mode is very good. It dumbs down the motor to a much more manageable level. I thought this motor would be quite intimidating in slow and technical terrain, but it...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-27-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,854
Posted By Tragic Overlander
The wind howled all night, and it seemingly came...

The wind howled all night, and it seemingly came to a crescendo around 7.30am. As much as I would have like to have a bit of a sleep in and a leisurely start, it was bloody miserable. I wrestled with...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-27-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,854
Posted By Tragic Overlander
Cruising along past Potash, the trail climbed up...

Cruising along past Potash, the trail climbed up to take in the views of the Colorado River which I never tire of.
...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-27-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,854
Posted By Tragic Overlander
Ha. I wasn't worried about speeding. I was more...

Ha. I wasn't worried about speeding. I was more concerned about launching off a cliff into the Colorado River due to more ambition than skill:lol3 You are right. I constantly checked the speedo with...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-27-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,854
Posted By Tragic Overlander
No worries. Good luck with your new bike. Let me...

No worries. Good luck with your new bike. Let me know if I can help.
Dave
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-27-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,854
Posted By Tragic Overlander
http://tragicoverlander.smugmug.com/Other/Building...

http://tragicoverlander.smugmug.com/Other/Building-my-1190R/i-x78Kcb6/0/L/IMG_1261-L.jpg (http://tragicoverlander.smugmug.com/Other/Building-my-1190R/48163475_QwqmFH#!i=3954550477&k=x78Kcb6&lb=1&s=A)...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-27-2015, 01:28 PM
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Views: 6,854
Posted By Tragic Overlander
Good idea!

Good idea!
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-27-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,854
Posted By Tragic Overlander
First ride

I had 2 days off this week, so I decided to load up the beast and take it down to Moab. The theory was, that I would test it out fully loaded and do a good combination of road and reasonably...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-27-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,854
Posted By Tragic Overlander
Yet another package arrived. The OEM front...

Yet another package arrived. The OEM front fender. This picture does not show it very well, but the color is a much more accurate match to the rest of the OEM plastics. On it goes.
...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-27-2015, 12:57 PM
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Views: 6,854
Posted By Tragic Overlander
On to the luggage. The first thing that was added...

On to the luggage. The first thing that was added was my tried and trusty Wolfman tank bag. This has seen some good use, and hopefully will stay with me for a long time to come.
...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-27-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,854
Posted By Tragic Overlander
I am going to put a bit of thought into this. I...

I am going to put a bit of thought into this. I have previously mounted a RAM ball onto the plastic and had good results. Maybe there is a way to do this somehow....I am interested to hear about...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-27-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,854
Posted By Tragic Overlander
Thanks Chief, Yeah, I bought and installed...

Thanks Chief,

Yeah, I bought and installed the Fuzeblock before I found out about the PDM60. It looks like the unit to get, and I would probably do so if I had my time again. That being said, I...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-27-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,854
Posted By Tragic Overlander
OK. Now for the electrical add on’s. I have...

OK. Now for the electrical add on’s. I have decided to run all auxiliary items through a Fuzeblock. This is a nice set up, and allows certain items to be switched, and others to have constant power –...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-27-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,854
Posted By Tragic Overlander
The next major step was the lighting. I was not...

The next major step was the lighting. I was not very impressed with the light from the stock head lights, and decided to go with a Cyclops LED replacement bulb set. I took my time understanding the...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-27-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,854
Posted By Tragic Overlander
The next project was installing the new BRP...

The next project was installing the new BRP steering damper mount. This unit is nice, and does not require a whole new triple clamp.
...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-27-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,854
Posted By Tragic Overlander
Next came the new skid plate. I have to say that...

Next came the new skid plate. I have to say that I was impressed with the quality of this unit from Altrider. I had a BDCW unit which saw duty on my 08 990 as well as the 11 990R and it survived well...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-27-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,854
Posted By Tragic Overlander
Thanks. I must admit that I procrastinated for a...

Thanks. I must admit that I procrastinated for a long time before I got stuck into it. Once I got started it was all down hill:slurp
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-27-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,854
Posted By Tragic Overlander
Agreed. After the first ride my ass was numb on...

Agreed. After the first ride my ass was numb on the slab ride, and it was too low and restrictive in the technical stuff. It will be replaced!
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-27-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,854
Posted By Tragic Overlander
Now onto the air box. I have been reading with...

Now onto the air box. I have been reading with interest all the issues about the OEM system and blown motors. Despite assurances that the 2015 air box has been reinforced and sealed at the factory, I...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-27-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,854
Posted By Tragic Overlander
Certainly sir! I am trying to work out how to...

Certainly sir! I am trying to work out how to bolt on an espresso machine:D
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-27-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,931
Posted By Tragic Overlander
I had the same concerns as you, and have just...

I had the same concerns as you, and have just come back from my first ride on my new 1190R. This bike is awesome. I found the computer controls worked very well for off road, and IMHO makes this bike...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-27-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,854
Posted By Tragic Overlander
I began with wheeling this beast onto my lift. Of...

I began with wheeling this beast onto my lift. Of course, I spent quite a while just looking at it and drooling. IMHO It is a really nice bike!
...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-27-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,854
Posted By Tragic Overlander
Building my 1190R and first ride impressions

After owning 2 KTM 990’s in the past 7 years, and putting on around 60k on them, it was time to upgrade to a new bike. I had absolutely loved both 990’s, and so it was a no brainer to get another...
Forum: Ride reports 12-22-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 44,701
Posted By Tragic Overlander
Thanks for the inspiration:clap:clap. I am...

Thanks for the inspiration:clap:clap. I am following along with great envy:freaky
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