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Old 05-07-2013, 06:26 PM   #8821
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I can't ride the KTM since I am to short. Enginewise the KTM is competition for the MTS1200, but on the road it has a disadvantage with its 21" front wheel. Neither of the bikes is bad, they just got a different focus.
The KTM 1190 has the 19/17 wheel size, the 1190R has the 21/18 rims.
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:29 PM   #8822
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I have the AdvMonster LED's with the control module in the photo below. The 2011 GS came with a 4 wire connector which I was only able to use the ground wire to connect to the module. The purple wire on the module is to trigger the AdvMonster LED's to full bright when the bike lights are switched to high beam.

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4 WIRE CONNECTOR

Have you been able to mount these on the new GSW?
I am in the process of adding some lights to my bike but it is not easy to find any connectors. Waiting for a tool to get the CV clamps off the intake ducts to access the space under the airbox.
So far it looks like the wires from the switchgear is coming from the main harness of the ECU. Have not found any connectors yet.
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Old 05-08-2013, 01:20 AM   #8823
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I did a search on this thread about the Chrome Exhaust Option and didn't manage to find this information, so don't shoot me if it's already been discussed - OK, well here goes nuthin'

I was at the local dealer today discussing my Wasser Boxer order - he and I both learned something new about the Chrome Exhuast Option. All the bikes no matter what package, including the base model, come with Chrome Headers - the option on the exhaust has to do with the Canister itself unlike previous GS model years that had steel exhaust headers or chrome headers. The two options on the canister is the chrome or brushed aluminium - - this was all news to me, so we went out and looked at their base demo model that had the brushed aluminium, and then we looked at a customer's bike that had the chrome canister - both bikes had chrome headers. I also looked at a customer's bike that had the BMW/Akropovic canister installed - - man did that look sweet -- has a really nice carbon fiber guard where the canister attaches that mates very nicely with the exhaust valve actuator thingy - - very nice! So of course I had to add the Akro to my order ;+)

So I would assume that the confusion was previously cleared up on this thread regarding the "Chrome Exhaust" option, but I never could find that issue addressed, so maybe I missed a previous post on it. Can anyone else confirm what I was told at my dealer - is this the case with the Chrome option referring to just the Canister and all the bikes have Chrome headers. I saw a bike that was the full Dynamic package with the LED headlight and it did indeed have chrome headers.
Looking at the browning of the headers on the bike on the One World One GS tour, I would say that bike doesn't have chrome headers, as I've never seen chrome go that brown before. On all my bikes with chrome headers, the chrome has only ever gone blue.
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Old 05-08-2013, 01:54 AM   #8824
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Another alternative is to take fewer clothes and take synthetic tops, underwear, and socks that you can wash out after riding, wring out (inside a towel if you're in a motel), and they'll be dry the next morning. I usually take a set of 3 synthetic tops, underwear, and socks so that if I'm tired one night and don't feel like washing them, I can skip it. Works for me.
Exactly. I managed to make my two weeks trip from Finland to Alps, Northern Italy and Monaco with just a bit over 30 liters of capacity...

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Old 05-08-2013, 02:48 AM   #8825
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To get back INTO TOPIC (a Diavel in here? BAH!), three new videos...

A light and happy video as intro...


Greek review IN Greek (by Moto.gr)...


And a must see video by Dirk Thiesen. This guy CAN ride...

(I still haven't seen it fully, but I think this is the one video to replace his other two videos for the video-reply to question "can this bike go off-road?" - he says yes AFAIK... maybe you know better... because you know, Internet is FULL of "know-it-alls")
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Old 05-08-2013, 03:43 AM   #8826
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To get back INTO TOPIC (a Diavel in here? BAH!)
Don't be so serious...that was a real "adventure bike".
Would you be brave enough to take a longer ride with italian bike?

Anyway, does anyone know if any of the aftermarket metal top racks would fit into varios top case?
Something like this (Givi Trekker)

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Old 05-08-2013, 03:49 AM   #8827
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Don't be so serious...that was a real "adventure bike".
Would you be brave enough to take a longer ride with italian bike?
My comment was humorous don't worry (even with missing smillies).
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Old 05-08-2013, 04:19 AM   #8828
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Your comments are tiresome
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Old 05-08-2013, 05:15 AM   #8829
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Your comments are tiresome
Yeah I know.


But I definitely know how to keep threads alive (and with new sh*t not just useless posting - stress on "not JUST").
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Old 05-08-2013, 05:40 AM   #8830
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Yeah I know.


But I definitely know how to keep threads alive (and with new sh*t not just useless posting - stress on "not JUST").
It is not your job to keep threads alive.

Constant drivel from one member, will drive members away from good threads
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Old 05-08-2013, 05:57 AM   #8831
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It is not your job to keep threads alive.

Constant drivel from one member, will drive members away from good threads
I don't see this as a problem. This thread will slowly die while specific threads for the LC arise.
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Old 05-08-2013, 06:34 AM   #8832
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In any case, if my presense here is a problem whatsoever, make sure to tell me directly (PM prefered though), not just "hint" me.
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:15 AM   #8833
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Fuel mileage/range?

I asked this before, but I guess all new owners are too busy riding

Have any of you new owners measured the fuel consumption? I'm curious as to the range...

Thanks very much.

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Old 05-08-2013, 12:47 PM   #8834
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Looking at the browning of the headers on the bike on the One World One GS tour, I would say that bike doesn't have chrome headers, as I've never seen chrome go that brown before. On all my bikes with chrome headers, the chrome has only ever gone blue.
the one World bikes definately have chrome headers if you go back and look at the pictures.......some pictures just have too much mud to tell but if you look at the bike clean they are chrome headers and looks like the brushed aluminium canister. Any new owners comment on the exhaust option?
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Old 05-08-2013, 01:08 PM   #8835
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I have the chrome exhaus option. On the right side after few hundred kilometers the right pipe started turning shitti dark brown. Now after 1500km it turning into dark blue-black. The left pipe is still shiny.
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