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Old 07-03-2013, 02:05 AM   #16
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That I've had mine almost a week and haven't yet ridden it.
I'm getting great fuel economy though.
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Old 07-03-2013, 02:13 AM   #17
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Sidestand,
Horn button -The sound is better now for me; I don't know what the guys in the service did about it.
and of course, since the first ever ride, never ending seat heating volcano hot rising from the engine.

Really, somebody -who can- has to get in touch with these brillant engineers in KTM and remind them that the northern, cooler part of the world is not the only place to ride these bikes, there is also a warmer southern hemisphere of the world. Can't imagine, I take a trip to Middle East on 1190.
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Old 07-03-2013, 03:56 AM   #18
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Sidestand,
Horn button -The sound is better now for me; I don't know what the guys in the service did about it.
and of course, since the first ever ride, never ending seat heating volcano hot rising from the engine.

Really, somebody -who can- has to get in touch with these brillant engineers in KTM and remind them that the northern, cooler part of the world is not the only place to ride these bikes, there is also a warmer southern hemisphere of the world. Can't imagine, I take a trip to Middle East on 1190.
Even the motor oil is 10w50 fully synthetic , this is specially design for high tempreature running engines. The heat is annoying.
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Old 07-03-2013, 05:16 AM   #19
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Even the motor oil is 10w50 fully synthetic , this is specially design for high tempreature running engines. The heat is annoying.
we have to make a petition and sign.
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Old 07-03-2013, 06:27 AM   #20
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we have to make a petition and sign.
Hahahah
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Old 07-03-2013, 06:36 AM   #21
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anybody here heard about a recall to check the Air Box on the bike?
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Old 07-04-2013, 01:52 AM   #22
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anybody here heard about a recall to check the Air Box on the bike?
Just had my 1k service and it was not mentioned. They only talked about the key and side stand recalls for mine.

What is the rumour / issue?
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Old 07-04-2013, 02:19 AM   #23
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Just had my 1k service and it was not mentioned. They only talked about the key and side stand recalls for mine.

What is the rumour / issue?
I have to take mine in for an inspection of the air box next week, that will take between 1 and 1.5 hours - apparently some air boxes don't seal properly, which could result in dust getting into the engine


what is the story about the side stand? I've fitted a camel toe and mine seems fine now
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:31 AM   #24
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I have to take mine in for an inspection of the air box next week, that will take between 1 and 1.5 hours - apparently some air boxes don't seal properly, which could result in dust getting into the engine


what is the story about the side stand? I've fitted a camel toe and mine seems fine now
How did you find that out? If our ones have a problem too? How do we find out ?
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:36 AM   #25
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How did you find that out? If our ones have a problem too? How do we find out ?
My dealer emailed me - we have the UK/AUS bikes here in SA
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Old 07-04-2013, 03:59 PM   #26
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Had mine only a few days now but have covered 400 miles so far.

Irritations for me are:-
Stiff side stand
Windscreen too low
Indicator switch
Seat is a bit hard

Oh, and that I'm having to wait for my panniers and top box to come in!

So, I can manage the side stand by adopting the technique of using my boot heel to push it up, I can live with the indicator switch, but I've ordered the high screen option ( nearly 4" over std.) and I'll wait and see on the seat. I need to do longer stints in the saddle to see...

I popped into a different dealer the other day and they had one in ready to go that was fitted with the Ergo seats. Mmmmm, soft......I'm not sure I ever need a heated seat, but ....

I have felt the heat on my left boot, and I've noticed thighs getting warm behind the fairing, which will be good in October but less so for summer. But then I do live in England, so that's only going to be a problem for about 10 days a year.
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Old 07-04-2013, 11:57 PM   #27
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what is the story about the side stand? I've fitted a camel toe and mine seems fine now
Don't know what the issue was, but it definetly a lot easier to use, both up and down after whatever they did.

Camel toe! lol I'm going to cut off the small plate and weld a much larger plate on the bottom this weekend.
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Old 07-05-2013, 04:25 AM   #28
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Here in north ITALY where in summer temperature in july/august rise up well over 30 celsius the R is unpleasent to ride! I think that Ktm eng. Just test the bike on Grossglockner road.
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:14 AM   #29
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Here in north ITALY where in summer temperature in july/august rise up well over 30 celsius the R is unpleasent to ride! I think that Ktm eng. Just test the bike on Grossglockner road.
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+1 everything else can be overcome; but the heat takes all the fun away.
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:26 AM   #30
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time will tell when summer hits South Africa in Oct/Nov/Dec - At the moment I can feel the heat from the engine more on left side, but it's not a problem as it's relatively cool here now
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