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Old 05-05-2014, 10:20 AM   #241
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I'm running the Black Dog skid plate which includes a frame mount to relocate the side stand. It seems sturdier than OEM and has a better angle. I feel completely safe using the left peg to mount/dis-mount when the bike has high rear luggage.
That's great news, thanks ... and hopefully Black Dog Cycle Works will have the side stand relocation frame mount available separately soon (like they do for the 990).
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Old 05-05-2014, 10:27 AM   #242
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bad fuel dongle takes care of it. you can shut it all off and it will stay that way..
Thank you. Just ordered.
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Old 05-06-2014, 03:17 AM   #243
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Thank you. Just ordered.

You might wanna do a a bit if research on here first. Seems to be the bad fuel dongle creates more problems than it fixes.
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Old 05-06-2014, 04:44 AM   #244
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You might wanna do a a bit if research on here first. Seems to be the bad fuel dongle creates more problems than it fixes.
It doesn't create any problems, but when it is connected (via the white multi way diagnostic port connector on top of the battery tray) you get a warning message popping up saying "Warning - illegal". The message is a reminder that you may have disabled ABS, TC etc., and the message is displayed at the insistence of KTM's lawyers because ABS is a legal requirement in many countries. The message can be cleared by pressing the down button, and it doesn't prevent you from starting the 'bike or anything like that, but it does obscure the rest of the display until it is cleared.

I like having the "dongle" mounted on the bike, and I plug it in when going offroad so my TC and ABS mode settings are remembered. I would also use the 85 RON setting if ever I had no option other than refilling with low octane fuel. When on a long road-only journey I unplug the dongle (takes 30 seconds) to avoid clearing the warning message each time I start the 'bike.
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Old 05-06-2014, 07:56 AM   #245
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You might wanna do a a bit if research on here first. Seems to be the bad fuel dongle creates more problems than it fixes.

as mentioned above all it does is the warning message, which is good for a laugh when you let someone ride your bike "hey what's this not legal thing?"

it isn't than big of a deal to me. without it you have to turn on the key, hit the starter button. with it you have to turn on the key , hit the starter button and hit one of the buttons on the left bar. not really all that much extra work?
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Old 05-06-2014, 10:08 AM   #246
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Where does the 85 octane choice come up? I haven't seen it with the dongle connected.
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Old 05-06-2014, 01:05 PM   #247
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Where does the 85 octane choice come up? I haven't seen it with the dongle connected.
It comes up as an extra option in the " settings" multi-page screen. Use the down button to scroll to the bottom.
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Old 05-06-2014, 03:35 PM   #248
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You must be awful trusting to let someone ride your $20K motorcycle. :)
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..snip.. which is good for a laugh when you let someone ride your bike "hey what's this not legal thing?"
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Old 05-06-2014, 03:43 PM   #249
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You must be awful trusting to let someone ride your $20K motorcycle. :)

I have good friends and family.... and good insurance
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Old 05-13-2014, 07:39 PM   #250
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Suspension

The suspension is not sprung and valved properly to push the bike through whoop sections the way I would like. I appreciate any bike that has more ability than I do. It allows you to grow into it while learning to push it to its limits. The 1190R while a great motorcycle reaches it's limits in the suspension dep't way too soon.
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Old 05-13-2014, 11:44 PM   #251
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What annoy's me.....

The absolutely SHOCKING reaction of KTM dealers and importers. There is NO proactive problem solving, they ALL wait and see what Austria does.

1) These continuous warranty repairs means a poorly tested machine
2) Rubbish airbox's damaging engines
3) INCORRECT keys that do not work properly on the luggage,to short that are being replaced, MY2013
4) Steering knock, problem is there is no locking nut on the stem solution, use locktite, after 2 sets of new bearings in 3000km, it's finally fixed
5) CRAPPY heated seat controls, grips work off the dash great, the seats, off cheap nasty buttons that you can't see during the day what setting it is on and passenger must go by "feel" as they can't even see the button nor can the rider...STUPID cheap after market thought
6) Cooking eggs from absolutely NO thought into people actually RIDING the bike, if you ride a V-Twin you KNOW the rear cylinder COOKS your ass so design airflow channels but no, KTM are the "experts".
7) Starter motors, what a joke, under-spec'd starters gives you sluggish swinging in mildly cool conditions, if it drops to very cold then forget it, like trying to start a John Deere tractor.

These are my experiences and I see I am lucky so far, no blown motor or faulty electronics.....

Sorry but KTM Austria produced a shyte bike, they rushed it, did false marketing to push it and now we the owners sit with constant recalls and fighting with KTM to fix their OBVIOUS design flaws, you have to be brand BLIND to say KTM made a "mistake", they cocked up period and they not coming to the party to address ALL these issues.

I own another KTM300 and I love it, not a days problem but my first high end KTM purchase, will be my last and I will never recommend the 1190 Adventure to anyone, not until they have sorted ALL these issues out.
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Old 05-14-2014, 01:06 PM   #252
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That I don't have one!!!
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Old 05-14-2014, 09:36 PM   #253
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The fact that every time I stop the bike people come over and ask me how I like it. Then they tell me if I heard about the new 1290 Adventure and how every magazine says that it is the best bike ever built. When I tell them it is the 1190 they are referring to they argue with me.

Then I just say that I couldn't afford that one so I got the 1190 instead.
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Old 07-20-2014, 06:09 AM   #254
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It seems that the modern bike rider forgets he is riding a motorbike....maybe some of them should buy a Lexus
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Old 07-21-2014, 07:48 AM   #255
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I've owned various Aprilias, Husqvarnas and Triumphs and a Ducati over the years. None of them were close to perfect (AKA, Hond-ish). But, they all had character and were far more enjoyable to ride than any of my past Hondas. Something you just can't engineer into a bike.
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