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Old 01-21-2014, 11:48 AM   #211
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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.
hmm.. I did it on my 990, my CBR1000 and helped countless other s with 1400+cc Harleys?
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Old 01-21-2014, 11:53 AM   #212
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hmm.. I did it on my 990, my CBR1000 and helped countless other s with 1400+cc Harleys?
Agree, it worked with my FJR...after getting it pointed downhill.
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Old 01-21-2014, 12:29 PM   #213
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hmm.. I did it on my 990, my CBR1000 and helped countless other s with 1400+cc Harleys?
Well maybe if you are on pavement. I've tried on my 950 and it was laughable. Even if you just stall and release the clutch to fire it back up again you are more likely to skid to a halt, I've found.
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Old 01-21-2014, 12:30 PM   #214
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Sat in the sun for an hour

And the suns love got the bike to start :)
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Old 01-21-2014, 12:48 PM   #215
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Well maybe if you are on pavement. I've tried on my 950 and it was laughable. Even if you just stall and release the clutch to fire it back up again you are more likely to skid to a halt, I've found.

lots of speed, high gear and a perfectly timed seat bump would start the 990 some of the time, but it had to be hardpack. sounds like the slipper clutch makes it impossible on the 1190?
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Old 01-21-2014, 12:53 PM   #216
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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.
I have a friend who is 6'5" - he too has a stelvio.

Seat height can be adjusted upwards to make the seat/peg relationship better. Add the Ergo seat and that raises you another 1". Handlebar raisers can be had from KTM or others. Heat issue is helped by undersea foil but a small piece of something (I used plastic card) zip tied to the frame down tubes from the seat down a few inches stops your legs roasting.

Don't understand the missed gear - this is the first bike I've owned in years that doesn't miss a gear.

I think you found no wind buffeting because your head is out of the buffet zone. Either that or you test rode the R model
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Old 01-21-2014, 02:37 PM   #217
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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.
Any intention in making a version that doesn't require crashbars for mounting?
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Old 01-21-2014, 03:36 PM   #218
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I have a 2014 1190 R. So far, knock on wood, I have not had any errors, warnings, or difficulty starting down to 29 degrees F.
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Old 01-21-2014, 05:03 PM   #219
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The 10w50 oil KTM recomends is only for above 0C / 32F. they recomend 5w40 for temps below that. Wonder if this has something to do with the cold start issue?

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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, 05:13 PM   #220
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Kind of thinking the same thing

I did change the oil at the 600 mile do hicky with motul 15-50 the day before. The multi used the same oil with no problems
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Old 01-21-2014, 05:22 PM   #221
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The 10w50 oil KTM recomends is only for above 0C / 32F. they recomend 5w40 for temps below that. Wonder if this has something to do with the cold start issue?
good point , will ask my dealer
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Old 01-21-2014, 05:41 PM   #222
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Can a US owner confirm that the 1190 R is equipped with TPS sensors? I'm reading that it is only on the standard version however can not confirm this with a dealer at this hour.......
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Old 01-21-2014, 05:51 PM   #223
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Confirmed.

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Can a US owner confirm that the 1190 R is equipped with TPS sensors? I'm reading that it is only on the standard version however can not confirm this with a dealer at this hour.......
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Old 01-21-2014, 06:06 PM   #224
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Confirmed.
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Old 01-21-2014, 06:41 PM   #225
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And the suns love got the bike to start :)
Happy it worked out but I tell ya, I don't want to have to rely on this. Ktm needs to address this issue.
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