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Old 10-17-2013, 06:12 AM   #556
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Oh my god that bike is so good looking in so many ways. You, sir, have excellent taste.

+1 Great looking rig!!
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Old 10-17-2013, 05:23 PM   #557
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nice looking bike!

Do you ride with a non visor helmet?

I have an icon variant helmet and on the old bmw with a small screen the wind would constantly pull my head around..

Same as the ktm in its lower position, but the small screen in the higher position is pretty good.. I have ordered the non R version as well to give it a try..

I suspect if I used a non visor helmet, i wouldnt have that issue but the icon is a good looking helmet (plus the same model saved my head in the past, so i bought it again) so ill stick to it for now
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Old 10-23-2013, 05:45 PM   #558
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on another note, I got my first edition of the Australian adventure rider magazine and saw Dan in there and had a good read about the ktm, along with dakar and some other stuff..

Nice work Dan on the pics and stories ;)

I'll be getting a subscription to this..
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:16 AM   #559
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hi, been reading this topic completely
a treasure of information

considering buying one since I need a new bike for tax reasons

bought first KTM in 2004
950S 2003 with grey faring (50.000km) bought new
950S 2004 GO!!!!!!! was next (160.0000km) old despatch bike, second hand
640adventure R followed
950S 2004 GO!!!!!!! again, current bike (30.000km)

dealer proposed to take the 1190R for a ride while he fiddled my 950

my thoughts
*gravity at standstill is way higher, almost tipped it pushing it off the sidestand, I'm 1.92m so it wasn't short legs
*smooth like a 4 cilinder low down, raging bull above 7000rpm
*felt at home right away
*the misses too
*tried to make rear wheel break loose on purpose and had the ABS working on purpose... these systems work in a great way, not at all brutal like ABS from some years ago, pleasant surprise
*steering dampers works well, when charging out a cornerthe front wheel goes up a little and touches down whith no wobble at all
*doesn't dive under heavy braking
*had screen in lowest position and very pleased, clean wind, no buffetting
*when you go 2 gears down, no blocking back wheel, no dribbling... great stuff
*gearbox is even better than the 950's, smooth as silk, as is the clutch
*duo found grabrail well positioned and seat excellent

so I'm inclined to buy that very same bike as it's the dealer own and he changes every year
price is nice

but can I live without the vibrations of the 950?
won't I regret the roar from both Wings exhausts?
will the electrics and electronics be up to the gruelling task for years to come?


maybe, just maybe I'll hang on to the 950 a bit longer while getting used to the 1190R
maybe I'll get an SMR for doing the home-work commuting

but if I get the 1190R...
I'll probably go for the Wings exhaust as this one really sucks
I think they are very well built and quality wise better than Akras
GPS bracket which puts the GPS above the dash and since I have a full set of alu panniers of all sizes I'll go for the rack off course
and heated grips for I ride all year

I think the heat issue will be solved with the exhaust as it was on the 950 where it is the passenger melting with the original exhausts

I can' t help but comment some guy who thought the missus wasn't seated comfortably, the handlebars not in the right place, the filler cap annoyingly in the middle and the suspension rubbish cause it went all the way...
did he test the bike at all before buying?
about suspension, I weigh in at a (not so) healthy 120+ and tested the bike with my woman on the back... we had a couple of jumps but never anything bottomed out ... makes you wonder ...
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Old 11-11-2013, 01:02 PM   #560
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Does anyone know if the factory heated grips, or aftermarket ones, can be made to work on the R model like the regular model does through the dash (I think)?
Does that make sense?

What I 'm trying to say is I think on the regular model the heated grips are activated through the menu on the dash and is it possible to set up the 1190 R model with aftermarket grips the same way?
If so, is it something a shop has to activate or can the owner of the bike do it?
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Old 11-11-2013, 01:12 PM   #561
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Does anyone know if the factory heated grips, or aftermarket ones, can be made to work on the R model like the regular model does through the dash (I think)?
Does that make sense?

What I 'm trying to say is I think on the regular model the heated grips are activated through the menu on the dash and is it possible to set up the 1190 R model with aftermarket grips the same way?
If so, is it something a shop has to activate or can the owner of the bike do it?
Works just the same way.


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Old 11-12-2013, 12:59 AM   #562
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Does anyone know if the factory heated grips, or aftermarket ones, can be made to work on the R model like the regular model does through the dash (I think)?
Does that make sense?

What I 'm trying to say is I think on the regular model the heated grips are activated through the menu on the dash and is it possible to set up the 1190 R model with aftermarket grips the same way?
If so, is it something a shop has to activate or can the owner of the bike do it?
there is a connector behind the headlight, where you must connect the grips - the menu will then automatically pick up the grips and provide 4 settings (Off, Minimum, Medium, Maximum)
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Old 11-12-2013, 05:43 AM   #563
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there is a connector behind the headlight, where you must connect the grips - the menu will then automatically pick up the grips and provide 4 settings (Off, Minimum, Medium, Maximum)
Great info, thanks.
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Old 11-12-2013, 06:04 AM   #564
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there is a connector behind the headlight, where you must connect the grips - the menu will then automatically pick up the grips and provide 4 settings (Off, Minimum, Medium, Maximum)
I wonder if the grips have anything special in them, or if it would be possible to plug an aftermarket grip heater in and get the same response.

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Old 11-12-2013, 06:33 AM   #565
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Here at the german Ktm forum some have tried it with the daytona heated grips and it worked fine...

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Old 11-12-2013, 09:29 PM   #566
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Here at the german Ktm forum some have tried it with the daytona heated grips and it worked fine...

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I just installed the KTM grips on my 990. They are marked "Daytona" on hte inner flange. Hmmm...
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Old 11-12-2013, 10:05 PM   #567
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I just installed the KTM grips on my 990. They are marked "Daytona" on hte inner flange. Hmmm...
The KTM heated grips are around 200 and the Daytonas are 60!
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Old 11-13-2013, 12:41 AM   #568
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I wonder if the grips have anything special in them, or if it would be possible to plug an aftermarket grip heater in and get the same response.

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No I don't think so - each grip is 10.7 Ohm and they are connected in parlel, so the bike sees about 5.5 Ohm and I'm assuming then supplies the grips with different voltages depending on the heat setting
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:20 AM   #569
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the daytona's have 2 settings
start (very warm) and normal (warm)
had them on my other 950
good stuff
but what do you eave out since no need for the controls of the daytona grips if you connect them to the menu...
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Old 11-13-2013, 03:40 PM   #570
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my thoughts
*gravity at standstill is way higher, almost tipped it pushing it off the sidestand, I'm 1.92m so it wasn't short legs
I've always taken mine off the center stand before getting on..


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*doesn't dive under heavy braking
- Something I WONT miss from the BMW..


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but can I live without the vibrations of the 950?
won't I regret the roar from both Wings exhausts?
I'll probably go for the Wings exhaust as this one really sucks
I think they are very well built and quality wise better than Akras

I think the heat issue will be solved with the exhaust as it was on the 950 where it is the passenger melting with the original exhausts
It will provide some vibes but in a good way.. ;)

Go for the wings, I cannot comment on how much I love this exhaust, With no baffle in its louder than any other bike I've pulled up next too
The heat issue unfortunately isn't fixed by the exhaust, It doesn't bother me too much though it only gets warm when stopped at lights/intersections..
The video doesnt do it justice on how loud it is.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWYWVJMhon4

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I can' t help but comment some guy who thought the missus wasn't seated comfortably, the handlebars not in the right place, the filler cap annoyingly in the middle and the suspension rubbish cause it went all the way...
did he test the bike at all before buying?
about suspension, I weigh in at a (not so) healthy 120+ and tested the bike with my woman on the back... we had a couple of jumps but never anything bottomed out ... makes you wonder ...
Maybe his mrs is fat? LOL.. I'm a good 95kg and my mrs is 50kg and over jumps and everything the suspenion was fine with no bottoming out..(except the whinging for not warning her ;) ) I can tell you the suspension is 1000% better than any BMW
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