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Old 01-23-2014, 07:45 AM   #241
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Do you guys ship to Canada?
of course. we ship worldwide daily
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Old 01-23-2014, 07:50 AM   #242
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Any intention in making a version that doesn't require crashbars for mounting?
Absolutely but not until after I get back from my "product testing" trip to Baja in March. We will be working but will need to work in our fab shop to get that lined out properly
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Old 01-23-2014, 07:58 AM   #243
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Baja build out

Not as much time as I would like to tear into the bike to get it built up for our "product testing" trip to Baja, but a good start.



KTM did a few strange things with the bodywork but not too bad. Definitely more of a "street bike" design in terms of bodywork. Bummer the tank has to be pulled to access the airbox (just like the 950SE) but not a huge surprise. Definitely easier than dealing with the twin tanks in my opinion.

Also - one important discovery I found. Not sure if this has been covered elsewhere. Been a little busy to keep up with the thread. If you are going to install something other than street tires, make sure you have some tubes handy. I spooned up a set of Karoo3s (which are tubeless tires) and the rear tire would NOT hold air. Leaked rapidly from the spokes. From what I am told, unless there is sufficient air pressure to hold the rubber membrane against the rim, the tires will leak air. I believe I had about 30 lbs of air but the rear was flat in no time. The front seems to be holding air fine.

Also, the valve stem / tire pressure monitor will need to be removed and you will need to put an M10 washer under the nut for the valve stem as the hole in the rim is enlarged to accommodate the sensor. Just a suggestion.
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Old 01-23-2014, 11:43 AM   #244
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Howdy folks!

So, last year I drank some Red Kool-Aid and got me a Ducati Monster. Fun bike! I just was never comfortable on it, as I'm a little to old and big for it. Fine for about 45min, then I'm thinking about big, comfy, adventure mounts.

Went to check out the ONLY available 1190R near me yesterday. I don't remember drinking any ORANGE Kool-Aid on the way, but I must have. Struck a deal with them, and will trailer up the Duc, and trailer home the KaToom. It's been bitterly cold here this week, but I see tomorrow it will hit 50. Maybe I can ride it home! We'll see...

I sure hope it's as good as everyone is saying it is. My wife says no more bike purchasing for a while



Hey KTMforget -
How low do you think I could air down for off road, with TKC80's, and not have a problem with the rubber seal?
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Old 01-23-2014, 01:12 PM   #245
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How low do you think I could air down for off road, with TKC80's, and not have a problem with the rubber seal?
If you go below 30 on the front with the world's weakest sidewalled tire (TKC)...your poblem will not be the rubber seal....


I have these same wheels on my Super-moto...26psi....never leaks....lighter bike though...
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Old 01-23-2014, 01:21 PM   #246
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Got my new Wings shorty last night and in about 15mins they was on. I had Akras on my 950 and they were very nice quality but these are just beautiful and they give you two db killers with screens so they will work as a spark arrestor. Only took 5 days to get them.
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Old 01-23-2014, 01:23 PM   #247
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Got my new Wings shorty last night and in about 15mins they was on. I had Akras on my 950 and they were very nice quality but these are just beautiful and they give you two db killers with screens so they will work as a spark arrestor. Only took 5 days to get them.
Why di you chose the Shorty over the Standard?
size or sound?
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Old 01-23-2014, 01:25 PM   #248
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2014 and Unifilter

Are people with 2014 bikes still going to install the unifilter from the start ?
Even though there is a new Airbox design?
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Old 01-23-2014, 01:58 PM   #249
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Why di you chose the Shorty over the Standard?
size or sound?
thanks
I've choosen the shorty aswel.
Looks better in my option. And the go with the smaller panniers holders for Remus exhaust (Nomada).
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Are people with 2014 bikes still going to install the unifilter from the start ?
Even though there is a new Airbox design?
Don't know why... The 2014 has a different airbox without problems.
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Old 01-23-2014, 02:05 PM   #251
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If you go below 30 on the front with the world's weakest sidewalled tire (TKC)...your poblem will not be the rubber seal....


I have these same wheels on my Super-moto...26psi....never leaks....lighter bike though...
True enough! I usually don't drop the pressure a LOT. Just 5 or 10psi makes a massive difference on gravel/dirt. Most of my riding will not have be in rocky, wheel ruining terrain.

It's funny how everyone told me my old vstrom was going to suck off road because it had cast wheels... never had a problem, and I felt that front TKC sidewall give to the amount of me thinking I just dented something, more than once (in CO). Never a problem! I am more concerned with these big spoked hoops, and the few stories I have heard.
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Old 01-23-2014, 02:16 PM   #252
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Are people with 2014 bikes still going to install the unifilter from the start ?
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Old 01-23-2014, 02:36 PM   #253
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I spooned up a set of Karoo3s (which are tubeless tires) and the rear tire would NOT hold air. Leaked rapidly from the spokes. From what I am told, unless there is sufficient air pressure to hold the rubber membrane against the rim, the tires will leak air. I believe I had about 30 lbs of air but the rear was flat in no time. The front seems to be holding air fine.

You must have dislodge or damaged the sealing strip when changing tires. Once the tire bead is set, they'll hold air down to zero.


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Old 01-23-2014, 02:43 PM   #254
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If I understand you correctly, the abs, traction control .....etc. was none functional. Yet the bike was mechanically rideable?

Excellent news! At least we can get home if the system fails.


Tapatalk response filtered through the NSA.

Yes, made me happy too!
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Old 01-23-2014, 02:50 PM   #255
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You must have dislodge or damaged the sealing strip when changing tires. Once the tire bead is set, they'll hold air down to zero.


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This is good to hear. I will make a note to BE CAREFUL when changing shoes.
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