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Old 07-17-2013, 07:14 PM   #226
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HMM SO APPARENTLY.. bolton motorcycles doesn't have stock of the KTM adv R, but took my deposit on a adventure R which is in transit to australia atm.. yet if you speak to any other dealer, they cannot possibly get a hold of any..

Could of swore they said the one on the showroom floor was the one i was buying, i might go pay them a visit as I haven't been there yet..
My local dealer has a R on the floor at the moment . Kessner Motorcycles in Adelaide .
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Old 07-17-2013, 08:03 PM   #227
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I never added mud guard raisers to my F650 twin and took it through serious mud with E-07 dakars and never had a problem...

I reckon you could even argue with more room it would allow more mud to build up in there and that could clog it more severely as well?
This was where I took the shield out going over the bars...



...when this clogged up under the standard front fender and locked my front wheel at speed!





I'll take a high fender please!

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Old 07-18-2013, 05:24 PM   #228
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...when this clogged up under the standard front fender and locked my front wheel at speed!

I'll take a high fender please!
Jesus, I stand corrected

I've never had the front clog up like that before with E10's or E07's..

What tyres are you running? (looks like mud slicks haha)
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Old 07-18-2013, 05:47 PM   #229
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Jesus, I stand corrected

I've never had the front clog up like that before with E10's or E07's..

What tyres are you running? (looks like mud slicks haha)
Karoos.

But I've managed the same thing with road tyres riding to the pub in the snow!

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Old 07-19-2013, 08:07 PM   #230
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Hi Danny,


Hey I am thinking about doing the 16 tooth front sprocket on my standard 1190 but for primarily road riding, what are your thoughts on the 16 tooth for road riding mate?


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16T Front Sprocket

The 1190's gearbox is a cracker. I think it is one of, possibly even the smoothest, gearboxes I have come across so far (my Suzuki heritage can't believe I just wrote that ). The ratio's are widely spaced and it engages effortlessly but I am finding that 6th only becomes relevant at around 130kph. With that kind of spread, I just fitted a 16T front sprocket to make 1st a little lower for tackling tight off road situations. I suspect that I may end up running a larger 45T rear (42 Stock) down the track but I will see how the simple front swap goes for the moment. The front sprocket (and I think the rear?) is the same pattern as the 990's.

While I was in the process of swapping the sprocket I thought would pass on a neat trick I saw here on Adventure Rider for undoing the primary nut. In the past I have found it necessary to use an impact gun in this situation but some clever Austrian has given this some thought and made the axle spanner attachment from the toolkit slide onto nut and sit into a groove of the chain buffer on the swingarm.




All you do then is rotate the rear wheel clockwise (I know this seems counter-intuitive until you think about the process) and the nut is undone.
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Old 07-21-2013, 07:07 PM   #231
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Hi Danny,


Hey I am thinking about doing the 16 tooth front sprocket on my standard 1190 but for primarily road riding, what are your thoughts on the 16 tooth for road riding mate?


Craig
G'Day Craig,

The benefits are probably less obvious for road riding. The standard gear ratio's seem to line up better with our speed limits using the smaller front cog though (ie. I find 4th usable around town and 6th comfortable on the open road).
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Old 07-21-2013, 07:39 PM   #232
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Looking forward to seeing pics of a Great Basin on your bike! The deliberation and comparison between the different luggage designs was interesting to hear. Did you order the Great Basin from Adventuremoto?
G'Day,

I ordered it from Adventure Moto here in Oz. They couldn't tell me if anyone had tried them on the 1190 yet but I figured it would fit providing the exhaust didn't get in the way.

After trialing a couple of mounting options, it now tucks in nicely and still allows the use of the rack for a tent. Room wise, it has plenty of space to fit all of my gear (including the tent and a decent winter sleeping bag) but I am going to keep the tent on the outside to avoid importing moisture. Tending to travel fairly light, I reckon could comfortably live off the bike using this setup.








And yes, cattle are indeed curious beasts

The profile of the bike stays nice and slim which was my main objective (you can barely even see it from the front).


Clearance to the exhaust is no problem.

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Old 07-22-2013, 04:51 AM   #233
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G'Day,

The profile of the bike stays nice and slim which was my main objective (you can barely even see it from the front).


Clearance to the exhaust is no problem.
- hmmm, could please stop teasing us with your awesome pics...
It is better looking than the PR-section in Mattighofen could have made up. Just an idea: they should hire you for the 2014-brochure
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:37 AM   #234
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In my opinion that is the best looking luggage setup I've seen to date.
Did you polish the skid plate or what? I've never seen one so shiny
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:33 PM   #235
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In my opinion that is the best looking luggage setup I've seen to date.
Did you polish the skid plate what? I've never seen one so shiny
+1 !!

never seen such a shiny skid plate.. is that so slippery that the mud doesn't stick? ;)
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:57 PM   #236
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Did you polish the skid plate or what? I've never seen one so shiny
No, that's how it turned up in the box from B & B. Haven't had a chance to get it properly dirty yet but I can tell you that moo poo slides right off

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Old 07-23-2013, 08:09 AM   #237
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No, that's how it turned up in the box from B & B. Haven't had a chance to get it properly dirty yet but I can tell you that moo poo slides right off

I ordered the same and was thinking it could be a good idea to powder it black. Does someone have any suggestions. From a practical side of view a blank surface is better, but for optics it could look great!!!
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Old 07-23-2013, 07:44 PM   #238
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No, that's how it turned up in the box from B & B. Haven't had a chance to get it properly dirty yet but I can tell you that moo poo slides right off

What did theB&B bashplate end up costing mate? KTM Newey can supply a genuine for under $400.
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:49 AM   #239
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normally quote and normally dislike quotes with pics as I've already seen them.
BUT your pictures are so good, no beyond good that they're a delight to watch again and again.
I need a good pic of a KTM and a big red as a screen saver
So pretty please

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Old 07-24-2013, 03:32 PM   #240
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I could not find any discussion of oil changes on the new engine. Does it still take removing the fuel tanks, side of fairing, and crossmember? (Yes, my browser WAS to sucky to find the search term).

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