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Old 07-02-2013, 01:17 AM   #1
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1190 Noob

Hi all.

I picked up a new 1190 on Friday (not an R) in the trailer.
It's about to spend it's fifth night at home unridden. Oh the humanity!!
I probably won't get to ride till Saturday.
I didn't even test ride one.

I've had a superduke, an smt and I have a 690 duke.
I know it'll be good.

Been fiddling with things and it seems to be pretty straight forward to use the computer thingy.

Our Dealer has Suzuki, Aprilia and a couple of other makes.
I traded my trusty 650 vstrom and two other hacks.
A little part of me will miss the strom.

I've ordered the factory panniers.
Curious to find out what people think of them.

We've got a weekender coming up. Can't wait to do some k's on the dirt (roads that is)

Been a lurker here for years. It's a good a time as any to join and maybe even give some input.

Cheers
John
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Old 07-02-2013, 01:28 AM   #2
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I've just moved from a wee strom myself to a R. Not really an upgrade, more of a totally different bike.
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Old 07-02-2013, 01:28 AM   #3
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Hi all.

I picked up a new 1190 on Friday (not an R) in the trailer.
It's about to spend it's fifth night at home unridden. Oh the humanity!!
I probably won't get to ride till Saturday.
I didn't even test ride one.

I've had a superduke, an smt and I have a 690 duke.
I know it'll be good.

Been fiddling with things and it seems to be pretty straight forward to use the computer thingy.

Our Dealer has Suzuki, Aprilia and a couple of other makes.
I traded my trusty 650 vstrom and two other hacks.
A little part of me will miss the strom.

I've ordered the factory panniers.
Curious to find out what people think of them.

We've got a weekender coming up. Can't wait to do some k's on the dirt (roads that is)

Been a lurker here for years. It's a good a time as any to join and maybe even give some input.

Cheers
John
Welcome John,

NOW MAN THE F UP AND RIDE THAT SUCKER IN THE RAIN.

GUV.
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Old 07-02-2013, 02:15 AM   #4
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Thanks for the welcome Guv.

I have a feeling I may know you.
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Old 07-02-2013, 02:16 AM   #5
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I have a 2012 wee too and am looking and upgrading to the KTM 1190r, hope i can get a good trade in price or may sell it private....... only thing is i'm worried about the 1190 heat problem mentioned on the forums.
keep us informed as to how you find the bike, and put some pics up of your ride
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Old 07-02-2013, 02:22 AM   #6
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I have a 2012 wee too and am looking and upgrading to the KTM 1190r, hope i can get a good trade in price or may sell it private....... only thing is i'm worried about the 1190 heat problem mentioned on the forums.
keep us informed as to how you find the bike, and put some pics up of your ride
Hi Felsy.

I don't think there's such a thing as a good trade in price.
It does pay to shop around though.
Soon find out about the heat.
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Old 07-02-2013, 03:46 AM   #7
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Hi all.

I picked up a new 1190 on Friday (not an R) in the trailer.
It's about to spend it's fifth night at home unridden. Oh the humanity!!
I probably won't get to ride till Saturday.
I didn't even test ride one.

I've had a superduke, an smt and I have a 690 duke.
I know it'll be good.

Been fiddling with things and it seems to be pretty straight forward to use the computer thingy.

Our Dealer has Suzuki, Aprilia and a couple of other makes.
I traded my trusty 650 vstrom and two other hacks.
A little part of me will miss the strom.

I've ordered the factory panniers.
Curious to find out what people think of them.

We've got a weekender coming up. Can't wait to do some k's on the dirt (roads that is)

Been a lurker here for years. It's a good a time as any to join and maybe even give some input.

Cheers
John
Put it in to rain mode and ride the bike. It's very good in rain you will like it. The power delivery isn't so harsh and there is traction control and abs you can't possibly go wrong .

I have the bags they are fantastic and water proof, I ride with them all the time they actually give the bike some adventure look. In traffic they are not bad...

So go out and ride it slowly , get yourself connect with the bike. Don't ride it over 6000 rpm and not steady speeds lots of engine braking so the bikes break in well. Watch the tires first 100 miles. com on go out !
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:47 AM   #8
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I have the bags they are fantastic and water proof, I ride with them all the time they actually give the bike some adventure look. !
FFS!!!!!!!!!!

Are you for real?
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Old 07-02-2013, 02:43 PM   #9
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FFS!!!!!!!!!!

Are you for real?
yeah mate some people like red colour some people blue . it doesnt mean red is ugly neither blue.

i am commuting with my wife withthe bags full from kent to london mayfair. did you ever been on a traffic in park lane :) its not a scooter but the bags are good for me .

the actual bags which is truly design for gsA in 2004 was big boxes but they have been so popular. side bags are perfect fit to the design of the bike but again you probly dont like the design of the bike too :) some people say r looks better :) lol park them together, get infront of them they are the same look :) r only taller and got smaller screen :) its pshcologic to feel they are horrible.

the bags are good though and expensive
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:28 PM   #10
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Thanks Tancaker.

I just couldn't bring myself to take a brand new bike for it's first ride in the rain.
Fingers crossed, the panniers will be here next month.
Function first. If they're ugly, well, so am I. Who cares?
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:43 PM   #11
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Welcome Gillberg!
What i like about the KTM panniers is that you don't have to ride around with the mounting racks if you don't have the panniers on all the time. The panniers have a quite complicated lockingmechanism. I had to lubricate mine generouasly to make them work. Only time will tell for how long they will last. About the looks I don't think they look worse than any other panniers, but like you said, who really cares about the looks of an adventure bike?
Finally you will learn that some people find nothing good at all with the 1190, but still can't stay away from the 1190 threads.
Now, go and ride that thing!
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:49 PM   #12
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yeah mate some people like red colour some people blue . it doesnt mean red is ugly neither blue.

i am commuting with my wife withthe bags full from kent to london mayfair. did you ever been on a traffic in park lane :) its not a scooter but the bags are good for me .

the actual bags which is truly design for gsA in 2004 was big boxes but they have been so popular. side bags are perfect fit to the design of the bike but again you probly dont like the design of the bike too :) some people say r looks better :) lol park them together, get infront of them they are the same look :) r only taller and got smaller screen :) its pshcologic to feel they are horrible.

the bags are good though and expensive
there is no need to explain. You find it nice and functional and is enough.
the "issue" here is your sentence "they actually give the bike some adventure look. !"
so, i wonder... if the plastic side panniers give an adventure look, what kind of look give the Touratech, SW-Motech, Nomada, etc? (they are the aluminium type)
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:02 AM   #13
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there is no need to explain. You find it nice and functional and is enough.
the "issue" here is your sentence "they actually give the bike some adventure look. !"
so, i wonder... if the plastic side panniers give an adventure look, what kind of look give the Touratech, SW-Motech, Nomada, etc? (they are the aluminium type)
as a hairdresser i study shapes and designs. as well as on hair for a creative view i study about big building, shapes . for my trained eye :) the panniers follow the shape and almost complete the design rather then make it look ugly. they are also not solidly attach to the bike they can move alittle by this way in high speed they work with the bike. Triumph already make this sort of thing in their latest touring bike.

PS.The aliminum panniers are very small. you cant even fit a helmet in them.
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Old 07-03-2013, 01:00 AM   #14
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Welcome Gillberg!
What i like about the KTM panniers is that you don't have to ride around with the mounting racks if you don't have the panniers on all the time. The panniers have a quite complicated lockingmechanism. I had to lubricate mine generouasly to make them work. Only time will tell for how long they will last. About the looks I don't think they look worse than any other panniers, but like you said, who really cares about the looks of an adventure bike?
Finally you will learn that some people find nothing good at all with the 1190, but still can't stay away from the 1190 threads.
Now, go and ride that thing!

The lack of pannier racks is part of the attraction.
My Wife has a 1050 Tiger with the same kind of setup.

It'll be nice to go on some trips with a bike that can keep up now.
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