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Old 08-27-2014, 07:19 AM   #3541
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just received my blackdog skid plate and pegs, all I can say is wow! Quality of this product is second to none, and looks virtually indestructible. Expensive but like insurance small price to protect a $17k bike.



Their adventure pegs are one piece of CNC'd machined aluminum, work of art really...

For sure the Black Dog skid plate is worth every penny!

I had mine off to change the oil so I gave it a power wash. Check out the gouges!

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Old 08-27-2014, 07:31 PM   #3542
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Still waiting for my Altrider Bash plate

8 days and counting since FedEx picked it from them, never had much luck with FedEx here in the midwest.....

I leave for SD/WY tomorrow so I put the KTM bash plate back on and finished the packing. I did however get my Drift Ghost-S today so woo hoo. So looking forward to this trip.
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Old 08-28-2014, 07:07 PM   #3543
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Omw to the black hills and just came through a huge storm in south Nebraska
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Old 08-28-2014, 07:58 PM   #3544
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Omw to the black hills and just came through a huge storm in south Nebraska

Nice one, ride safe.
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Old 08-28-2014, 08:05 PM   #3545
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Rather than wasting my time with various windscreens, I removed my mirrors and went for a ride (to test a theory) - all buffeting at my shoulders and the sides of my head disappeared. I am running the stock 1190 standard windscreen with the CPR Rottweiler mirror mounts and crg arrow mirrors and it has transformed the bike completely. I am 6'3" and generally run my stock seat on the high position and I've also recently added the rox risers in 1.75" rise. I made sure to "point" my handguards in a slight downward angle position and can run with either the stock or the shorter R windscreen - both result in clean, smooth airflow with a peaked or regular helmet. Yes, the mirrors made a huge difference. The handguards are not the most aerodynamic pieces either and they disturb the airflow a bit but it's tolerable. Really guys, think about removing your mirrors and go for a ride to test it for yourself. The difference is night and day.

Hey Alongat - back in July I had similar experience - although I'm a very different height. However, I found a different mirror which helped enormously....... see my post at: http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...2#post23634102

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Old 08-28-2014, 08:52 PM   #3546
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Omw to the black hills and just came through a huge storm in south Nebraska
Ride report?

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Old 08-28-2014, 10:25 PM   #3547
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Bought a Drift Ghost so plan to do a video report....I may have to get my 10 y/o to help me with the video part though
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Old 08-29-2014, 06:00 AM   #3548
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Omw to the black hills and just came through a huge storm in south Nebraska
Nice picture KAG. What I find interesting about it is the size comparison of the two bikes. Back when I had my 990R and my friend had his 2008 GS Adventure, I used to look at the two bikes together and noticed how much bigger the GSA seemed to be compared to my svelt 990R (other than my 990R's towering height) but when I look at this picture, it seems like the 1190 has grown a lot over the 990 through when I ride mine, it doesn't seem bigger (it's definitely lower and the fuel tank area is substantially wider).
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Old 08-29-2014, 06:12 AM   #3549
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Hey Alongat - back in July I had similar experience - although I'm a very different height. However, I found a different mirror which helped enormously....... see my post at: http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...2#post23634102

Cheers
Yes, those stock mirrors are quite disturbing when it comes to the airflow despite being very good for doing what they're supposed to do in terms of view and location. Now that I've moved the mirrors to the ends with the Rottweiler mounts, my kids look at the front of my bike and say that it looks like a moose with the longish face and handlebars that look like low-slung antlers :)

If I feel truly ambitious, I may try a different handguards setup. I don't want metal reinforced handguards (I don't like the idea of metal reinforced handguards on such a heavy bike - seen too may friends' big bikes go over and experience energy transfer of a fall onto other components such as handlebars and forks - I'd rather have the sacrificial components be the handguards themselves) so if I change mine to anything, it would be for the touratech handguards if I believe that they're aerodynamically superior or...I may have a look at a set of Aprilia motard handguards that are carbon fibre - they are lower in the vertical dimension (height) and seem to have a more pointed side profile. That said, they probably won't provide as much protection from the wind / cold and being carbon fibre, they will have zero flex in the case of a tip-over...we'll see...that and I have no idea if they can be mounted on our bikes because they don't clamp onto the bars on the inside - they seem to be designed to mount onto the brake / clutch perches.
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Old 08-29-2014, 07:52 AM   #3550
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...Has anyone found a small handlebar bag that sits nicely on the KTM1190R 2014. I purchased the Giant Loop Handlebar Bag and it seeps like a cup. Cheers

I bought some handlebar bags that were sold in the "atv" part of an auto parts store about 7 years ago. They cost about $5 and are for all intents and purposes waterproof. I use one on my SE handlebar and one just in front of the luggage rack. They came in "camo" pattern too, so everyone can tell I'm hard core
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Old 08-29-2014, 07:55 AM   #3551
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Nice picture KAG. What I find interesting about it is the size comparison of the two bikes. Back when I had my 990R and my friend had his 2008 GS Adventure, I used to look at the two bikes together and noticed how much bigger the GSA seemed to be compared to my svelt 990R (other than my 990R's towering height) but when I look at this picture, it seems like the 1190 has grown a lot over the 990 through when I ride mine, it doesn't seem bigger (it's definitely lower and the fuel tank area is substantially wider).
Be careful of the perspective it can be misleading ;-)

Same GS different 1190 but you get the drift...

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Old 08-29-2014, 08:44 AM   #3552
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Be careful of the perspective it can be misleading ;-)

Same GS different 1190 but you get the drift...

Its all about perspective
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Old 08-29-2014, 02:13 PM   #3553
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Yes - that GSA is rather portly, isn't it? Despite its girth, it's still a hell of a bike and makes for a very authentic looking zombie apocalypse machine...
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Old 08-29-2014, 02:33 PM   #3554
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I was riding with a fellow on a GSA a couple weeks ago and that machine is one big walrus! My 1190R was a greyhound by comparison.
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Old 08-29-2014, 05:52 PM   #3555
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I was riding with a fellow on a GSA a couple weeks ago and that machine is one big walrus! My 1190R was a greyhound by comparison.
Yeah...and you saved about $7-8k less for a better bike! BMW Guys get their Panties in a Wad when you remind them of this! KTM Elitist!
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