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Forum: Orange Crush Today, 01:58 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 21,621
Posted By wilmar13
Well there have been enough anecdotal reports of...

Well there have been enough anecdotal reports of dinged rims out of nowhere at mid to upper 20's psi, that I am not going to follow this.
Forum: Orange Crush Yesterday, 06:48 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 21,621
Posted By wilmar13
Hmm so after debate I ordered TKC80's. Revzilla...

Hmm so after debate I ordered TKC80's. Revzilla has them cheap as shit.

I noticed the front is only 2ply and flimsy as Nowwhat stated, but it also has load rating at 39psi. I think my theory of...
Forum: Orange Crush Yesterday, 06:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 747
Posted By wilmar13
Yeah I mean the EFI on the 1190 is perfect, it...

Yeah I mean the EFI on the 1190 is perfect, it isn't like the older LC8's.

I think if you want to seriously look into this 1190SE, you should read LoCul's thread. ...
Forum: Orange Crush Yesterday, 02:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 747
Posted By wilmar13
Running the engine on carbs is doable for sure,...

Running the engine on carbs is doable for sure, but without the transmission I think you are SOL.

It is very doubtful a 950 gearset will drop right in, but I don't know. You will have better luck...
Forum: Orange Crush Yesterday, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By wilmar13
Actually, the Base has a plus if you have longer...

Actually, the Base has a plus if you have longer legs: more legroom! So if you are sure you want 19/17 setup always and forever then that is a plus for the Base model even if you are tall enough to...
Forum: Orange Crush Yesterday, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By wilmar13
I was set on a base model. I demo'ed my dealer's...

I was set on a base model. I demo'ed my dealer's personal '13 1190 and it was exactly what I wanted: a sportbike for all roads that was comfy and could carry a passenger and more stuff than my RC8R....
Forum: Orange Crush 08-28-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 990
Views: 94,732
Posted By wilmar13
I think the Unifilter probably offers the best...

I think the Unifilter probably offers the best protection, but I just wasn't happy with the power loss. I bought another one and installed only main filter element: no socks or pre-filter, and RTV...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-25-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,429
Posted By wilmar13
IMHO #3 is unnecessary and defeats the advantage...

IMHO #3 is unnecessary and defeats the advantage of an electric pump.
You want the flow rate to be dictated by a thermostat and you do need to make sure that max flow rate is close to stock (#4)....
Forum: Orange Crush 08-23-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 990
Views: 94,732
Posted By wilmar13
You need triple digit speeds to create pressure...

You need triple digit speeds to create pressure from ram air (like free turbo), but a setup like the stock intakes on the 1190 is never for creating additional pressure, it is to draw in cold air. It...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-21-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 679
Posted By wilmar13
Just out of curiosity: if the reason they are...

Just out of curiosity: if the reason they are closed is just due to things like downed trees and rockslides, isn't it reasonable to allow volunteers that would like to use it, to clear it out,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-21-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 679
Posted By wilmar13
Thanks, will do. Sucks to learn that most...

Thanks, will do.

Sucks to learn that most of the roads in Angeles Forest are closed. Perhaps one day the king's deer will be on offer again to we peasants that live here. Until then, just have to...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-20-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 13,236
Posted By wilmar13
I have more than 8k miles on mine and heat has...

I have more than 8k miles on mine and heat has never gotten worse. I have had it in the humid hell of high 90's in the southeast, and the dry hell of the desert sun in the low 100's. I always ride...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-20-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 678
Posted By wilmar13
Its cool that the AMA is giving attention to real...

Its cool that the AMA is giving attention to real motorcyclists. The cynic in me thought it was an organization solely devoted to lobbying against helmet laws for pirates and destroying domestic road...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-20-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 679
Posted By wilmar13
Not a threadjack at all... Not sure how far...

Not a threadjack at all...

Not sure how far you could make it, but I can tell you there was a locked gate before you will get to Hwy 2 here: (Was there yesterday)

Dropped Pin
near Forest...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-20-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By wilmar13
The difference between a 45 and 47 tooth will be...

The difference between a 45 and 47 tooth will be about .34" or 8.5mm in the rear axle position.

Not sure if you are saying you are going to get 120links, but the difference between the sprockets...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-20-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 679
Posted By wilmar13
Riding a KTM 1190 Adventure R pig. Yeah riding...

Riding a KTM 1190 Adventure R pig. Yeah riding there and back. Someday I will get the funds to add an EXC, at which point using the trailer makes sense, but I sold all my bikes when I learned of the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-20-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 679
Posted By wilmar13
Thanks guys. I spent a bit of time last...

Thanks guys.

I spent a bit of time last night trying to decipher the closure listings on the USDA site, but gave up as the posted maps are not only scanned in at 90 deg off, but pretty much...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-20-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 13,236
Posted By wilmar13
Nah. Maybe the base will be upgraded to 1290, but...

Nah. Maybe the base will be upgraded to 1290, but the R never will be. It is already a ridiculous amount of torque to a skinny 18" tire as is. No point in adding more at cost of additional gyroscopic...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-20-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,967
Posted By wilmar13
This is first bike I have ever owned with...

This is first bike I have ever owned with ABS/TC/TPMS, and while I was a curmudgeon about just more stuff to break that skilled motorcyclists don't need when I bought the bike, I am now a convert.
...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-20-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,349
Posted By wilmar13
I have standard Fastway's in lowboy position, and...

I have standard Fastway's in lowboy position, and have same Goldilocks gripe about the shifter position. Another poster suggested kerfing the lever, bending and welding it. May do that eventually,...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-20-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,967
Posted By wilmar13
Yeah, sorry. I should have phrased it "I thought...

Yeah, sorry. I should have phrased it "I thought that.." rather than as fact. I could swear it was an option, but just tried on my bike and it didn't work. Perhaps it used to be before the most...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-19-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 679
Posted By wilmar13
Are there any open roads in Angeles National Forest?

So I recently moved to LA from east coast. One thing I was excited about the move was the "364 miles of designated OHV routes" only a few miles away from my house. ...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-19-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 11,290
Posted By wilmar13
I wouldn't set out for Alaska, but it should be...

I wouldn't set out for Alaska, but it should be fine to ride until it doesn't start or blows out so much smoke people comment "I didn't know KTM made two stoke street bikes"

Very unlikely sudden...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-19-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,967
Posted By wilmar13
I have to eat crow here because I just realized...

I have to eat crow here because I just realized something on a ride today when I was noticing power drop when I went from 600' to 8k' and was thinking about effects of atmospheric pressure. The TPMS...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-18-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,478
Posted By wilmar13
Just another update now that I have a few hundred...

Just another update now that I have a few hundred miles on it.

I have done enough jeep road stuff to say that the 1st-2nd shift glitch I had is gone (knock on wood). Also the shifting is perfect...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-18-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 3,568
Views: 461,975
Posted By wilmar13
I know it isn't what an owner wants to deal with,...

I know it isn't what an owner wants to deal with, but if you spray silicon lube in all the mechanisms (including back where it locks on bike) and make sure the door is aligned it will then function...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-16-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 3,568
Views: 461,975
Posted By wilmar13
If there was metal on the thread of bolt, that...

If there was metal on the thread of bolt, that was the metal that used to be the thread in the case.:D

From what I have seen the QC in machining department was a bit lax on external tapped holes,...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-15-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,016
Posted By wilmar13
Congrats, you won't regret it. The 1190R is truly...

Congrats, you won't regret it. The 1190R is truly a do it all bike. First motorcycle I ever owned I don't see myself ever selling.

I think you will enjoy this one for a long time. :D
Forum: Orange Crush 08-15-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 990
Views: 94,732
Posted By wilmar13
OK, so leakdown showed that rings are good, cyl...

OK, so leakdown showed that rings are good, cyl walls are not scored (at least at top of stoke), and valves seal when closed. I had excellent numbers of 1% for both cyl, and this could be because it...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-15-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,075
Posted By wilmar13
Glad you posted this. I was intrigued by bars...

Glad you posted this. I was intrigued by bars especially as I want to get something with higher bend, but didn't see how they could eliminate or reduce vibration.

These on the other hand, seem...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-13-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 13,637
Posted By wilmar13
I removed the check ball in my RC8R cap, and it...

I removed the check ball in my RC8R cap, and it eliminated all venting issues. If you do this to your cap, you will never have to deal with this issue again:...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-13-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,744
Posted By wilmar13
Yes, I think a scheme like the +'11 RC8R white...

Yes, I think a scheme like the +'11 RC8R white would look slick.

Have to use imagination as this isnt really close......
Forum: Orange Crush 08-09-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,726
Posted By wilmar13
Here ya go, you can even buy it in your country...

Here ya go, you can even buy it in your country (unlike the US):
http://www.ktm.com/int-mx/freeride/freeride-350/highlights.html#.U-byAfldV8E
Forum: Orange Crush 08-07-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,726
Posted By wilmar13
It doesn't make sense to you because you have a...

It doesn't make sense to you because you have a fundamental misunderstanding of packaging constraints. No one designs a motorcycle with X seat height as a parameter working backwards from there. It...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-05-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 990
Views: 94,732
Posted By wilmar13
It bears repeating that the filter socks are not...

It bears repeating that the filter socks are not to keep dirt out of the engine, but to keep it out of the filter. They are easier to clean more often and that is their only purpose. If you don't...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-05-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,726
Posted By wilmar13
Wider bikes with lower seat heights can be harder...

Wider bikes with lower seat heights can be harder to manage than taller bikes with skinny width. An EXC is a great example, as it is a lot easier to get footing on skinny EXC with 38" seat height,...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-05-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 881
Posted By wilmar13
Yes, it is from the chain slider. No worries.

Yes, it is from the chain slider. No worries.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-05-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 873
Views: 142,950
Posted By wilmar13
On the coolant leakage issues, tighten every hose...

On the coolant leakage issues, tighten every hose clamp that is not a clinch on type, make sure the radiator cap is tight, and then that the vent hose out of the cap (going to the overflow tank) is...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-04-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,478
Posted By wilmar13
Ok, I rode it about 120 quality miles this...

Ok, I rode it about 120 quality miles this evening. I'm tired so i will keep it short: shifting is better. More positive, crisp, and mechanical if that makes sense. I noticed the heavier spring in...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-04-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,220
Posted By wilmar13
From an engine performance perspective only,...

From an engine performance perspective only, removing the cat does little to nothing, especially a low density metal core like the 1190 has which is not really restrictive. The reason to remove the...
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