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Old 10-23-2013, 06:18 PM   #4621
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a US rider writes......

rode ours home today the "long way round" about 55 miles taking it easy not really revving it hard or trying to see what its capable of just a gentle ride home like I've owned it for a couple years and trying to remember its break in period and not to over do it just yet (that's for Sundays)
first off its comfy ergo wise for my pie eating 295lbs mass that's had it's fair share of beating's from bike related experiences meaning I cant sit dead center on the bike due to some pelvic damage from a little road race get off 25 years ago I still remember well,

second it's light or it feels light! even my missis at 5"4 and with her short fat hairy legs and tyrannosaurus rex length arms thought she could ride it ok despite only touching one hoof down she maneuvered it around the garage like a pro while i put new fluorescent bulbs up,
third, yes there is some heat from under the seat but its a V twin with an open layout so your gonna have to suck it up, its not bad and i was wearing jeans plus it was 57f on the ride and it didn't bother me I just took the time to remember to see if it was there like others have said,

fourth, the screen works great and I'm a 6 * footer but i would like to fit something with a little more protection soon just because I really like to ride with my visor open as much as poss and the stock screen wont allow this comfortably for me but I'm also a pussy,
i did play with the settings a little but in 50 odd miles it's hard to really say what difference they would have on anything long term but you cant feel a difference, the biggest surprise for me and something I've not seen much about was how easy it is to ride gently in traffic, not even going above 3k rpm it just pulls smooth and when i needed to do a fast lane change it did it with ease and no judderyness (not sure that's a an actual word but its best said with a northern UK accent) just smooth point and squirt kinda stuff!

anyway I will be taking it back and forth to work from now on and to the north GA hills Sunday coz it's where i like to start a ride and me mates always seem to be hanging around there shooting the shit (and sometimes the wildlife) and looking for ideas for a destination with food involved and this Sunday will be no different

excuse the mess the cleaning lady has been on vacation



my puppy "Big Norm" wasn't to impressed when i got home he put his nose right on the header pipe as i rode in the garage



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Old 10-23-2013, 06:52 PM   #4622
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Just a thought to help blend in...some paint to match the frame like this.....
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Old 10-23-2013, 11:50 PM   #4623
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Just a thought to help blend in...some paint to match the frame like this.....
Yeah doesn't look too bad but maybe a bit overkill? lets see how it turns out with the carbon look, will blend in better than this grey black unfinished carbon I think...
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Old 10-24-2013, 05:12 AM   #4624
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Yeah doesn't look too bad but maybe a bit overkill? lets see how it turns out with the carbon look, will blend in better than this grey black unfinished carbon I think...

wont it fit on the inside of the frame?
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Old 10-24-2013, 05:21 AM   #4625
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Let me first state that I did a 2945KM tour to Philip Island and back in 6 days. It didn't miss a beat and consumed a little bit of oil which it my 990 did as well upto the first 10000km. However the Pannier case lock mechanism are absolutely the worst I have seen. The key gets in with and to turn it to the right (to lock the case) or left to be able to get the case off is a real struggle.... It feels like you are going to break the key...The current status is that both cases now do not come off anymore as I tried to turn around the key to get it unlock mode. Somehow the internal unlock mechanism got decouple from the key turn part and now the key does not want to go in anymore completely after removing it once. Consequence. Once case permanently locked other one not and both can't come off. My dealer ordered new ones. Has anyone seen a threat on this?

I've had problems with my top case (TC). One time I couldn't turn the key and when I did it wouldn't turn back. I have visions of getting recovered.

I did manage to get the TC off back at home and found there to be two screws inside, effectively either side of the lock assembly. I unscrewed both screws a little. This frees the part of the lock that slides from side to side, and now the case opens real easy.

I can only image that dirt makes its way inside and jams the sliding part which is probably just a gnats to large.

Sorry no pictures at the moment.
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Old 10-24-2013, 05:40 AM   #4626
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These luggages are from SW MOTECH, Germany. You need to buy new rack set and left 45 liter case to use in combination right 37 liters.
Thanks for the news; even though I didn't like it
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Old 10-24-2013, 05:48 AM   #4627
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Old 10-24-2013, 06:09 AM   #4628
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Thanks my friend, I have ridden a 4500 km at the end of August; have written a road report at www.gezginleriz.biz but didn't post here, it's in Turkish. I have really enjoyed the 1190. :-)))

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Old 10-24-2013, 06:22 AM   #4629
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I thought I read it somewhere in the thread, but wasn't able to find it via search if I did.

I have this luggage on my 990 Dakar. Does the same brackets/luggage (i.e., same part numbers) fit on the 1190?

TIA



The SW-MOTECH carriers will not move from model to model. They are all designed for each motorcycle. The cases on the other hand, they will go onto the 1190 carrier along with the adapters on your current 990 carriers. They are 4 spools and a latch receiver - see pic below. Hold onto those.

The proper carrier for the 1190 is this one:



The part number is KFT.04.333.20000.B

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Old 10-24-2013, 07:50 AM   #4630
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Thanks my friend, I have ridden a 4500 km at the end of August; have written a road report at www.gezginleriz.biz but didn't post here, it's in Turkish. I have really enjoyed the 1190. :-)))

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Great looking bike! Anyone know what type of crashbars these are?

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Old 10-24-2013, 08:37 AM   #4631
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You must be one of the KTM Dealers that went to Austria ?




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a US rider writes......

rode ours home today the "long way round" about 55 miles taking it easy not really revving it hard or trying to see what its capable of just a gentle ride home like I've owned it for a couple years and trying to remember its break in period and not to over do it just yet (that's for Sundays)
first off its comfy ergo wise for my pie eating 295lbs mass that's had it's fair share of beating's from bike related experiences meaning I cant sit dead center on the bike due to some pelvic damage from a little road race get off 25 years ago I still remember well,

second it's light or it feels light! even my missis at 5"4 and with her short fat hairy legs and tyrannosaurus rex length arms thought she could ride it ok despite only touching one hoof down she maneuvered it around the garage like a pro while i put new fluorescent bulbs up,
third, yes there is some heat from under the seat but its a V twin with an open layout so your gonna have to suck it up, its not bad and i was wearing jeans plus it was 57f on the ride and it didn't bother me I just took the time to remember to see if it was there like others have said,

fourth, the screen works great and I'm a 6 * footer but i would like to fit something with a little more protection soon just because I really like to ride with my visor open as much as poss and the stock screen wont allow this comfortably for me but I'm also a pussy,
i did play with the settings a little but in 50 odd miles it's hard to really say what difference they would have on anything long term but you cant feel a difference, the biggest surprise for me and something I've not seen much about was how easy it is to ride gently in traffic, not even going above 3k rpm it just pulls smooth and when i needed to do a fast lane change it did it with ease and no judderyness (not sure that's a an actual word but its best said with a northern UK accent) just smooth point and squirt kinda stuff!

anyway I will be taking it back and forth to work from now on and to the north GA hills Sunday coz it's where i like to start a ride and me mates always seem to be hanging around there shooting the shit (and sometimes the wildlife) and looking for ideas for a destination with food involved and this Sunday will be no different

excuse the mess the cleaning lady has been on vacation



my puppy "Big Norm" wasn't to impressed when i got home he put his nose right on the header pipe as i rode in the garage



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Old 10-24-2013, 08:58 AM   #4632
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Great looking bike! Anyone know what type of crashbars these are?

Thanks a lot Daveman, these are from Hepco Becker

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Old 10-24-2013, 09:21 AM   #4633
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anyone have issues or experience with 1190 water pump seals? apparently RC8 owners are getting leaks into the oil. they have changed the specs but it is the same overall design
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Old 10-24-2013, 09:27 AM   #4634
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You must be one of the KTM Dealers that went to Austria ?
yes sir that would be correct, Ive owned GS 1100s 1150S and 12s Super 10s and tigers, a 950 and a 990 KTM plus a couple other oddities (Guzzi Quota and Cagiva E) so this Ive been looking forward too a lot!
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Old 10-24-2013, 10:53 AM   #4635
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I had guessed this would be the 'case' (no pun intended) when i saw them at the dealership, then saw the probs with getting longer keys and stuff..

Instead of the ktm cases which seemed to be poorly designed and built, I went with the givi trekker 46n and a universal mounting plate.

Much better, fit more in it and cheaper.. overall the box is more solid and the locks are quality..
Which KTM panniers you talking about? The rugged alu ones or the more civilised ones with the black front/back?
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