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Old 07-25-2013, 11:55 AM   #1
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KTM 1190 problems?

As you can see from my signature, I own a new LC GS, so before anyone acuses me of trolling, I'm not. I change my bikes every year or so. There have been some issues already with the new GS, none of which I've experienced (yet!).

So, thinking about my next bike already, I'm intrigued by the 1190. I'm trying to find out if owners are experiencing any issues, if so, what are they, and what's the support like from KTM?

My move to the orange side is a little way off, so in the meantime, what issues/ problems have the new owners experienced with the new beast?
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Old 07-25-2013, 12:03 PM   #2
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The side stand spring was replaced under a recall
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Old 07-25-2013, 12:09 PM   #3
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Mostly complaints about the heat off the left side. We get the new 1190 here around the end of August. Dealer will have a demo available in a week or two.

I would never buy the first year production of ANY vehicle, especially BMW's. Did it once, never again. ('04 1200GS )

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Old 07-25-2013, 01:18 PM   #4
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I had a small oil leak from the rear tappet cover.

Repiared under warranty at first service
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Old 07-25-2013, 01:42 PM   #5
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No issues.

After a few hours of riding my hands get a bit buzzy, but that's it.
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Old 07-25-2013, 04:05 PM   #6
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No big issues on this bike for now, I've been following all threads closely
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Old 07-25-2013, 05:12 PM   #7
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Big issue 1 - not enough time to enjoy the orange beast and look forward to every ride.

Big issue 2 - I'm getting a bit tired answering the many enquiries about the bike from passers by - I'm happier just to watch them admire the bike and they do

Big issue 3 - my friend is saving for one and keeps wanting to borrow mine for a ride, don't like sharing my bike and have to decline

Big issue 4 - gotta watch the speed, it's too easy to go into points deduction territory without knowing because the bike is what it is.


I complained about the left side heat before but it's not that bad after getting use to it and I'm in 30c + heat.
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Old 07-25-2013, 07:44 PM   #8
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Do you change your bike every year because you get bored by them or because you get seduced by new options? I've only owned nine (including a 250 and 300 as winter bikes) in about 250,000 miles. I develop a relationship with them. The longest I kept any was a BMW R1100GS, which I took from 4K to 95K miles.
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:25 AM   #9
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Do you change your bike every year because you get bored by them or because you get seduced by new options? I've only owned nine (including a 250 and 300 as winter bikes) in about 250,000 miles. I develop a relationship with them. The longest I kept any was a BMW R1100GS, which I took from 4K to 95K miles.
I do get seduced by new bikes! This is my fourth GS, and I'm thinking that maybe I should try something orange next time.

Thanks for the replays guys, so not too many issues, which is great.
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Old 07-26-2013, 02:49 AM   #10
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I think there are not too many issues and big un solved problems.

As far as I know we have a heat problem under the seat and the left side from the engine. I think that is can be sorted by putting a heat shield under the seat but didn't have time to do it yet.

I also had a lean running problem . Ktm service plug my bike in to Computer and reset all and I get better fuelling now.

For a very very new bike there are no problems with electronic suspension, engine, or any buttons or ignition.
The bike seems very steady on high-speed + for a v-twin its smoother then ducati multisrada or a Ducati diavel.
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Old 07-27-2013, 01:58 PM   #11
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Old 07-28-2013, 04:28 AM   #12
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No issues.

After a few hours of riding my hands get a bit buzzy, but that's it.
AaaaHA! So...now we have the truth....things are a little rocky in paradise....



Yeah, yeah....I'll just go and sit in the corner....
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Old 07-28-2013, 07:20 AM   #13
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KTM have recalled the key's (to short for the KTM boxes), some R models have 690 spokes in mate of mine has to take it in for them to be changed, my one's rear tail light flickers. Traction control is a bit of a pain (don't ride with it on anymore) It usually wont let the front wheel go to high but the other day it came staright up and went straight down (landed on with my nuts on the tank) now I just leave it off its like getting a new bike
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Old 07-28-2013, 01:16 PM   #14
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What's the difference in spokes?
Thickness?
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Old 07-28-2013, 05:22 PM   #15
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1. Heated grips feel loose on the bars, too much free play, fixed the left side by tightening the screw underneath. Right side will have to look into further.
2. Brake light flickers constantly when riding, most likely the pressure switch in the abs unit. Have herd of one other case of an 1190 with the same problem.
3. I had my engine completely shut off yesterday while riding, I believe the cause may be the side stand spring, allowed the side stand switch to operated which I believe there is already a recall for. This has only happened once.
4. Dust in air box, this hasn't been a problem for me as I've only had my bike for 2 weeks and I haven't been off-road yet, my local dealer told me there is a recall on the air-box which involves fitting a pre filter set up, KTM Australia are rolling out kits for this recall over the next few weeks.
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