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Old 07-31-2013, 12:44 AM   #76
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Did you have the std 1190, or the R?
he had the R
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Old 07-31-2013, 01:38 AM   #77
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Mine had 2 major things that annoyed me; suspension was not up to the standard of my 990, it was hard and choppy on the gravel, bottomed out when I jumped the bike, even after playing with the settings I was not satisfied! I suppose there is no substitute for travel, the 220mm travel compared to the 265mm of my 990R just doesn't work for me.
Secondly the ultra soft front rim, bends and buckles for virtually any lurker or rut causing instant deflation due to the tubeless st up, resulting in some hair raising moments trying to stay in control of the bike!
In Africa we ride our bikes hard on rough unforgiving terrain which is remote and far from KTM back-up, so maybe the bike copes better in Europe and North America than here!
The result is that I sold the bike with less than 1000km and went back to my 990R!
Must say in the 1190's defense, it was otherwise better than the 990 in everything else, power, performance, brakes, comfort, handling, consumption all better than the 990!
The suspension was what I couldn't live with though!

PS; It also doesn't have the character that the 990 has...............the 990 is another animal that always excites and thrills!
So if it was just suspension, couldn't you upgrade it? Us ex BMW riders are used to having to go aftermarket for suspension ;)
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Old 08-03-2013, 10:35 PM   #78
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The fuel fitter hole is a pain. I can't see how fill it is and about every 2nd fill I spill some.
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Old 08-04-2013, 04:52 PM   #79
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The fuel fitter hole is a pain. I can't see how fill it is and about every 2nd fill I spill some.
Agree. I reverted to filling while bike is on centre stand, a bit better than side stand. Have some water close by every time in case some gets on tha paint. :(
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Old 08-08-2013, 04:41 PM   #80
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i havent had to put petrol in my bike yet so ill let you know on the fuel thing..

But I found one thing that bugs me up the wall..

Anyone used there horn yet? it sounds like a dying cow.. needs a decent horn bigtime!!!
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Old 08-08-2013, 11:47 PM   #81
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Heavens! Upgrade a KTM's suspension. I never thought I'd read a comment like that.
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Old 08-09-2013, 09:08 AM   #82
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I think I can write here again. Some of my problems gone. For example my bike doesn't loose oil anymore. Because of the weather is calm down my heat problem is alot better. My bags are sorted now as well.petrol spend a lot better since my service.

Only things annoy me are;

Side stand.
High speed air turbulence from mirrors.
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Old 08-10-2013, 03:49 AM   #83
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I think I can write here again. Some of my problems gone. For example my bike doesn't loose oil anymore. Because of the weather is calm down my heat problem is alot better. My bags are sorted now as well.petrol spend a lot better since my service.

Only things annoy me are;

Side stand.
High speed air turbulence from mirrors.
what is your side stand problem?
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Old 08-10-2013, 12:42 PM   #84
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what is your side stand problem?
its to small its even digs in to tarmac!
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Old 08-10-2013, 01:25 PM   #85
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Mine is too closexto the bike; even with the extender, everytime I leave the bike, can't be sure whether I will find it standing. :-))
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Old 08-11-2013, 04:26 PM   #86
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+1 on the side stand.. its useless on anything other than concrete..

Seriously though, no one else has complained about the horn? hehe
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Old 08-12-2013, 05:42 PM   #87
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+1 on the side stand.. its useless on anything other than concrete..

Seriously though, no one else has complained about the horn? hehe
I guess the horn is an easy fix. My friend commented it sounded like a duck call.

As for the stand I use the center stand as much as possible unless I'm having a short break near the bike. It's never on anything but concrete for me so less of a problem. I wouldn't trust the side on dirt.
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:25 PM   #88
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The side stand is easily fixed with a "foot"
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:34 PM   #89
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side stand is fine when fitting camel toe
flasher switch just needs getting used to



Will only know about heat when summer arrives

Great bike!
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Didn't know about the Camel Toe option... That come from Dealer, or aftermarket ?
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:54 PM   #90
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Just loosen the bolt on the horn to adjust the sound / volume.
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