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Old 07-17-2013, 12:15 AM   #46
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Well I've done a deal and ordered my new KTM 1190 Adv.
Haven't stopped thinking about one since my demo ride and although it's a shed load of money, I'm going to be retired at the end of July and this'll be the nice gold watch present to myself for years of service.
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Old 07-17-2013, 01:32 AM   #47
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Well I've done a deal and ordered my new KTM 1190 Adv.
Haven't stopped thinking about one since my demo ride and although it's a shed load of money, I'm going to be retired at the end of July and this'll be the nice gold watch present to myself for years of service.
I cant think of a better argument than that
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Old 07-17-2013, 04:32 AM   #48
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7.8! Im going have to tell my girlfriend to loose weight
Im sure the paniers make a difference, they are exactly aerodynamic. But I also bought them for their carrying capacity, so I cant complain.
Well my wife is 60 kg and I am 70kg so we are not that heavy and the load is each side 5 kg in the bags!

It's thirsty in the heavy traffic you can sometimes see even 9lt/100 but I am talking about not moving traffic and moves every 10 sec . So stop and go :) .

By the way the figure I gave is also got a average speed of 28mph
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Old 07-17-2013, 11:55 AM   #49
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Well I've done a deal and ordered my new KTM 1190 Adv.
Haven't stopped thinking about one since my demo ride and although it's a shed load of money, I'm going to be retired at the end of July and this'll be the nice gold watch present to myself for years of service.
Congratulations! Im sure its well deserved.
I cant imagine youll be sorry. I feel so good on that bike, its definitively taken my riding to a whole new level. Even the passengers I have taken with me say they feel much safer on it, thanks to my sureness and confidence. The bike is just so smooth and holds the line so well and turns with such ease.

Cant wait to get home from a business trip and get back on it!
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Old 07-17-2013, 01:04 PM   #50
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[QUOTE]Congrats for your bike!!!

Could you tell us L/100 in your short trip?/QUOTE]

Thanks...to be honest I didn't really pay attention that much. I was in a big rush. I tanked mostly when my range dropped to about 50-70km, then I could only fill around 16-18l so about 7-5L was still left. I think I got about 300k's out of it. Once out off France and in Spain I was pushing 150-160! so I'm pretty happy with the consumption.

I do think there are a few downsides to the bike I so if anybody has some suggestions regarding these please feel free to share...

At the end of the ride my right wrist muscles were hurting quite a bit and ended up pretty bad tendinitis a few days later ! I think because with the electronic throttle it's harder to keep it in the same place like conventional throttle and you end up forcing your grip.

I read that a few riders found that the engine was putting out a lot of heat and I can say the same! It was a 35 day on the french riviera and I had to ride with my leg a bit spread open (nice sight!) to stop sweating. In traffic jams and waiting at the toll stations the oil creeped up to 95 and then with the fan blowing it gets really, really hot. Don't think i'll complain in the winter about this but I'll might have to make some carbon heat shields too. Also the seat is not as comfy as I wished it was and on day 2 I was constantly shifting around

I find that the engine does have a fair amount of vibrations under 4000-4500rpm even in 3rd but once above that all hell brakes loose:)

Any suggestions for a softer seat? Has anybody bought the two piece seat wich is, if I understand correctly, a gel seat?

Other than that it's a beauty. I'm starting to prepare for a little round S.America trip next year




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Old 07-18-2013, 07:19 AM   #51
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Well I've done a deal and ordered my new KTM 1190 Adv.
Haven't stopped thinking about one since my demo ride and although it's a shed load of money, I'm going to be retired at the end of July and this'll be the nice gold watch present to myself for years of service.
Davy did you deal in Lisburn ?
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Old 07-18-2013, 07:46 AM   #52
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How are the heat issues of a 1190 compared to a 990 with stock mufflers?
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Old 07-18-2013, 09:35 AM   #53
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How are the heat issues of a 1190 compared to a 990 with stock mufflers?
Didn't spend a lot of time on the 1190R but heat comes from the engine.
Down, left side. Heats your leg.
Not enough time on traffic to feel the heat on the seat.

On the 9X0 the heat comes from the front vents (radiator, you'll only feel it when riding on shorts pants or on really heavy traffic) and exhaust.
Rear, Up. Heats your ass.
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Old 07-18-2013, 10:33 AM   #54
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Can any of you lucky owners commnet on the maintainance requirements such as oil change procedure (hopefully simplified from the 990/950), valve inspection/adjustment intervals, air filter replacement process, etc....

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Old 07-18-2013, 04:34 PM   #55
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Can any of you lucky owners commnet on the maintainance requirements such as oil change procedure (hopefully simplified from the 990/950), valve inspection/adjustment intervals, air filter replacement process, etc....

Thanks.
I'm thinking the same thing as NuckaMan.

If I drop $21K US on a bike, and I'm seriously considering it, I'll be damned if some kid in a bike shop is going to work on it with a monkey-wrench!

Can you do any work on this bike yourself?
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Old 07-18-2013, 10:09 PM   #56
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Davy did you deal in Lisburn ?
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Yes, Steve. I had done my homework and am happy to say that Andy gave me a great deal, or at least one that I am more than happy with.
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Old 07-19-2013, 12:05 AM   #57
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Might I ask which tank bag that is? It looks good. The OEM sucks
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Old 07-19-2013, 05:05 PM   #58
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Might I ask which tank bag that is? It looks good. The OEM sucks
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Not sure anymore! Had to change country and can't take my bike on the boat
and didn't really pay attention. I think it's Givi. I'll confirm later.
Really good stuff. Has a clip you you mount on the fill cap and the bag clips on. No straps around the tank just a safety belt in front. 2 second on and off! Also has a removable belt with small pockets around the bag that can serve as a belt.
EOM? no comprendo
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Old 07-19-2013, 05:18 PM   #59
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How are the heat issues of a 1190 compared to a 990 with stock mufflers?
Never rode a 990 but it get's hot...really hot!! Mostly when the fan(s) are blowing. Definitely needs some custom heat shields.
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Old 07-20-2013, 02:35 AM   #60
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Never rode a 990 but it get's hot...really hot!! Mostly when the fan(s) are blowing. Definitely needs some custom heat shields.
1190 gets very hot in traffic! 2 days ago after riding 1 hour in traffic i had a heat rush developed inbetween my legs. i didnt have any leathers i only got jeans.its so much heat that when you waiting 20 sec on lights even your pillions says the bike is hot :( not very happy about this but i am sure in winter it will be fantastic.
the bike needs heat shelds definetly, no brainer.
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