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Old 08-10-2013, 03:19 AM   #16
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Great video! How would you compare the new 1190 with the outgoing 990?
I've owned a 990 and 1190 has it on a couple of things. 1. No buffeting from the windshield...yay. 2. much better fuel range, around 350 ks. 3. Traction control settings and ease of use on the fly, excellent.

BUT

still those soft forks on the front.
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Old 08-10-2013, 12:46 PM   #17
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I've owned a 990 and 1190 has it on a couple of things. 1. No buffeting from the windshield...yay. 2. much better fuel range, around 350 ks. 3. Traction control settings and ease of use on the fly, excellent.

BUT

still those soft forks on the front.
you cant be serious ?

the forks are not soft may be you need to loose some weight mate?

the 1190 r needs alot adjusting but the 1190 standart with electronic suspension is fantastic. off road mode directly trow the settings to sport which is really hard forks!
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Old 08-10-2013, 01:27 PM   #18
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you cant be serious ?

the forks are not soft may be you need to loose some weight mate?

the 1190 r needs alot adjusting but the 1190 standart with electronic suspension is fantastic. off road mode directly trow the settings to sport which is really hard forks!
I think you are getting confused. The Adventure R doesn't have electronically controlled suspension. Secondly, I'm not the only one talking about the forks. As I said in the video, for average riders they are great. But for those that ride a little harder they do bottom out. As for my weight...88 kgs I think that would be about average for riders of this bike.
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Old 08-10-2013, 04:35 PM   #19
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you cant be serious ?

the forks are not soft may be you need to loose some weight mate?

the 1190 r needs alot adjusting but the 1190 standart with electronic suspension is fantastic. off road mode directly trow the settings to sport which is really hard forks!

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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!
And remember the R is the one with the good suspension, while the standard has just a basic non serviceable shock (don't know about the fork)
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Old 08-11-2013, 06:17 AM   #20
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Excellent video and great review. You guys in the big countries are spoiled with these bikes. Getting to use them how us urban riders dream...
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Old 08-11-2013, 02:34 PM   #21
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Very slick pro-quality vid. Thanks. Tires?

The tires as sold won't do me any good for the 1190R. I love the scorps for the type of haul roads/ loose rock I ride on my 990. What did you fit Edog? Stock wheels? Tire pressures?

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Old 08-11-2013, 03:30 PM   #22
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Thanks for the great review. Exactly the kinda of footage I wanted to see from the adv r
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Old 08-12-2013, 12:45 AM   #23
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Excellent video and great review. You guys in the big countries are spoiled with these bikes. Getting to use them how us urban riders dream...
However, I did find a little tiny piece of sand riding in Woburn Sands, when I had my 990. I went up and down that lane ten times.
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Old 08-12-2013, 12:48 AM   #24
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The tires as sold won't do me any good for the 1190R. I love the scorps for the type of haul roads/ loose rock I ride on my 990. What did you fit Edog? Stock wheels? Tire pressures?

Thanks, Ted

Front TKC80s, rear Kenda Big Block 150/70B18, also put a tube in the rear. For the Lithgow run with John I the rear was untouched. It's wear rate was much better than I had expected, considering the weight and power of the bike. When I handed the bike back, still had tons of wear left.

I found that rear excellent in the dirt, be it twin or single, sandy or hard, and ok on the road.
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Old 08-12-2013, 01:33 AM   #25
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Front TKC80s, rear Kenda Big Block 150/70B18, also put a tube in the rear.
I assume a standard tube is ok then despite the offset valve position?
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Old 08-12-2013, 02:05 AM   #26
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excellent video and great review. You guys in the big countries are spoiled with these bikes. Getting to use them how us urban riders dream...
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Old 08-12-2013, 05:14 AM   #27
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Thanks for the review. The big KTMS never disappoint!
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:27 AM   #28
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you cant be serious ?

the forks are not soft may be you need to loose some weight mate?

the 1190 r needs alot adjusting but the 1190 standart with electronic suspension is fantastic. off road mode directly trow the settings to sport which is really hard forks!
Maybe watch the video before you comment......
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:14 AM   #29
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However, I did find a little tiny piece of sand riding in Woburn Sands, when I had my 990. I went up and down that lane ten times.
If there were speed cameras and 22 million cars on that section i would sympathise..
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Old 08-12-2013, 01:36 PM   #30
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I assume a standard tube is ok then despite the offset valve position?
No, the valve stem was offset.
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