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Old 01-21-2014, 09:38 AM   #196
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No start in a cold garage. Only about 30 in there as well. Woo hoo sitting in the sun now. Hope they have a fix for this shit as details have been a little sparse
Do you have the alarm?
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Old 01-21-2014, 09:40 AM   #197
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I am trying the Karoo3s for our Baja trip. Haven't tried them before so we will see.

There are some photos of our prototype skid plate here. Just received the final prototype today so that will be going on shortly. Will try to post pics later today of the finished version.



Will try to document the build as much as time allows. Lots to put on in three days. Will definitely post pics from the trip.

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Old 01-21-2014, 09:40 AM   #198
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I bet thick oil. Who knows. I hope the sun fixes it with its magical love.
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Old 01-21-2014, 09:45 AM   #199
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No start in a cold garage. Only about 30 in there as well. Woo hoo sitting in the sun now. Hope they have a fix for this shit as details have been a little sparse
Does KTM even know about the cold starting issues?
Hope there is a software fix for it
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Old 01-21-2014, 09:46 AM   #200
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Old 01-21-2014, 09:55 AM   #201
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will it push start?
There is no way you are going to push start a 1200cc bike. You let out the clutch and that tire stops rolling.
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Old 01-21-2014, 09:55 AM   #202
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I bet thick oil. Who knows. I hope the sun fixes it with its magical love.
I think its just the kind of batterie. You have wet ones, dry ones and gel ones if i'm not mistaking.

The gel-ones lose power when it's cold. Take an oldfashion wet one, with acid in it with the same specs, and the problem will be solved. But, an acid one weights more and is bigger...
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Old 01-21-2014, 10:49 AM   #203
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Well done Kurt. Clutch cover protection and everything. Nice!
It's what we expect from you!
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Old 01-21-2014, 10:51 AM   #204
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Does KTM even know about the cold starting issues?
Hope there is a software fix for it
In my 2013 R, the dealer told me he replaced some modules because they were drawing too much power when starting. He said this was an official KTM recall, but maybe not so for US?
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Old 01-21-2014, 10:58 AM   #205
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No start in a cold garage.
sounds like you need a smart charger, on my 690 on cold mornings i had to pull the headlight fuse just to give the starter enough and even then i only got a couple shots at it
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Old 01-21-2014, 11:10 AM   #206
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Links to any info on this cold start problem? This is the first I am hearing about it.
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Old 01-21-2014, 11:19 AM   #207
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Congrats Kurt....

We all will benefit from you having this bike.......

I have the Karoo 3 sitting waiting to be mounted....look forward to your report...
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Old 01-21-2014, 11:24 AM   #208
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There is no way you are going to push start a 1200cc bike. You let out the clutch and that tire stops rolling.
you need a little hill....3rd gear and voila........ask me how I know....hahahaha....damn GS's.....
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Old 01-21-2014, 11:26 AM   #209
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I have not experienced any cold start issues. I've had by bike since 16 December and put a bit over 1,000 miles on it. The coldest I've started it was around 17* F. It's a bit fussy at that temperature, but I just chalk it up to being a big twin.
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Old 01-21-2014, 11:26 AM   #210
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The orange koolaid tastes GREAT!!!

I've tested the Stelvio NTX, Super Tenere, GSW, GSA, and Ducati MTS1200. I wrote reviews (just my humble opinions) for each. And in my results thus far, the S10 was on top of the list.




Until today....




Holy mother of batman!!!!! The 1190 AR is a fucking beast!!!!! It has the power of the MTS, better feeling suspension than the S10, and lighter feeling than all but the MTS. I've always loved the GSA because as a 6'5" rider, I fit beautifully on it. I like the boxer engine, and the shaft drive, etc. The issue I have with the GSA (any BMW at this point) is their questionable reliability. Yes, most are probably rock solid, but the new gsw seems to be plagued with issues. That's why I started looking at other bikes.

Long story short, the superior reliability of the Super Tenere used to top the list. But it doesn't get the juices flowing like the KTM 1190AR.

Wow!!!! Just wow!!!! Being 6'5", the seat to peg measurement was a bit cramped, but not too bad. I imagine there are (or will be) peg lowering kits for it. The bars were also a bit low. Easy fix though. I love the fact that the tires are tubeless (ONLY my opinion). There was heat coming out from under the left side of the seat. But I didn't really notice it at speeds over 35. Can someone comment on whether that is only an issue when riding slow or parked? Being in Las Vegas, the heat can be an issue here. Handling was great. Acceleration was RIDICULOUS!!!! Gear changes were fluid, but I did get a missed gear between 4th and 5th. BUT, it's still better than my BMW. Wind protection was really good from my waste down. From my chest up, it felt similar to my MegaMoto, which I'm fine with. In other words, wind management was pretty good. No buffeting like the standard GSW or Duc.

Wow! It's an amazing machine. Oil changes and general maintainence seems like it would be relatively straight forward.

I'm impressed. The ktm is sitting on top, closely followed by the S10 and farther back, the Stelvio NTX.
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