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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 09:07 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 10,109
Posted By ColoradoKen
I for one am very thankful for "hipsters on motorcycles"

:rofl :rofl :rofl
ooh man ... that's a good video.

They are providing many moments of laughter, "really!" and "WTF!" for me.

So "THANK YOU HIPSTERS!" ... you brighten my day :clap
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-28-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 974
Posted By ColoradoKen
Yep ... you got it right

all around I think. I had way more confidence in BMW and jap bike dealers in general. The small mom n pops that were KTM dirt bike shops are now selling $20,000 bikes to a different set of customers...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-28-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,320
Posted By ColoradoKen
Carbon fiber available?

:rofl :rofl
If yes, I'm in! Cost, delivery?:evil

You should send that to KTM in some official looking, tracked, "must sign for" package labeled "Great Product Idea For The 1190 - guaranteed to...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-28-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 974
Posted By ColoradoKen
Aha!

thank you ... simple and effective... sweet!

Not sure why I felt the need to disassemble half the bike to get it out?? Probably because "the book" said to. Seems like when I "don't follow the...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-28-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,170
Posted By ColoradoKen
The only thing I might add

Well you're certainly justified about putting it that way .. but what could the answers be?

"Yep, we're actually not all that competent"

"Yep, we don't truly give a #*$ about you Mr. Customer,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-28-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 1,754
Views: 470,822
Posted By ColoradoKen
Here's 3 from me ... welcome to the club.

#1

You are 100% totally invisible ... to all and every vehicle on every road. Period. No caveats, exceptions.

Doesn't matter how many lights you have on, what color gear you wear, your driving...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-28-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3,865
Views: 582,950
Posted By ColoradoKen
Let's not be discriminatory here ...

Yes you're citing a specific example, I understand .. but I've seen MANY guys equally clueless ... and that just is s-o-o- "not right" ... I mean you're a GUY! How can you not know about things like...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-28-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,066
Posted By ColoradoKen
You sir ... have a

SERIOUS problem!

One I would love to have :D.

I've owned a few in my time but I'm a "Love em' and leave em" type of guy. Yeah I know what a douche bag ... as long as you're satisfying MY...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-28-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,007
Posted By ColoradoKen
Excellent point ... been there

The first clue that the original tire and/or mounting and/or rim on my new 1190 was screwed up should have been the MASSIVE amount weight on the rear wheel.

Didn't quite register ... until the...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-28-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,170
Posted By ColoradoKen
Hang in there ... "attack with a plan"

Pump swap? Needs to be totally at KTM time and expense IMO. Personally I would NOT, regardless of frustration level, be doing this myself based on principle ... yeah I still believe in that sort...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-27-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 574
Posted By ColoradoKen
nailed it ...

It maybe a liter plus motor but its not a long stroke motor ... just the opposite. Mine is not happy lugging 1-2 gears too high below 3500. Yep ... 4000 is really sweet if you want smooth power at...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-27-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,590
Posted By ColoradoKen
:lol3 I hope not! I honestly say the 525EXC...

:lol3

I hope not! I honestly say the 525EXC and 1190 ADV are two of the most versatile bikes I've ever owned. 450 hrs / 14k miles on my street legal 04 EXC ... 17k miles on my 2014 adv....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-27-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,590
Posted By ColoradoKen
Talking Solo vs Group?

Solo 98% of the time in 40 years of riding.

Never been one for the "be a part of our gang, our group, our little cliche etc." ... every activity/sport has em' ... just not for me.

Not that I...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-27-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 38,451
Posted By ColoradoKen
The heat issue has been a non-issue for me ......

The heat issue has been a non-issue for me ... yet. I haven't ridden with lower gear that has mesh areas. For all my other riding gear the heat doesn't bother me personally. I've ridden bikes that...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-27-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,170
Posted By ColoradoKen
Found the repair manual page ...

One might assume this means "1.05 mm"

https://db.tt/ciqn2foI

So if one is trying to diagnose probably should fit something close to this.

Except ... what is NOT specified is the flow rate at...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-27-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 974
Posted By ColoradoKen
Good advice

It's a dirty messy pain to check though. Have to remove the front sprocket unless you've found some clever contortionist way to avoid that? For some this is not part of the "ownership experience"...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-27-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,153
Posted By ColoradoKen
OK ... that was a more intelligent answer than mine :-)

Yep, same here. Good estimates ... IF you're traveling at sane, law abiding speeds:wink:

This bike is NOT aerodynamic even without giant aluminum, rhino-proof, panniers, skid plates, crash bars...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-27-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,170
Posted By ColoradoKen
Hmm ...

"was basically a quick disconnect, a presure gauge and a long hose that run back to the tank."

No restriction on the outlet side other than the ID of the tube?

I'm almost certain I recall the...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-27-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,170
Posted By ColoradoKen
I think that under 60psi (approx ?? not sure what...

I think that under 60psi (approx ?? not sure what the pressure is exactly, maybe around that range?) fuel vaporization in the lines would not be common. In gravity fed or low pressure fuel pump...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-27-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,153
Posted By ColoradoKen
The fix is SUPER simple!

Yep ... wait for it, here it comes ... "THEY ALL DO THIS"

Ignore it ... seriously. It's better than peering into the tank with a flashlight to see how much fuel you have left. But beyond that ......
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-27-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,170
Posted By ColoradoKen
Fuel Pump Test Per KTM

I thought I saw/read somewhere that the "official procedure" for testing the fuel pump involved measuring pressure AND flow via a specific adapter that incorporates a known orifice size attached to...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-26-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,170
Posted By ColoradoKen
Just thinking out loud ... I know how frustrating this must be ... sucks.

IF:
Both fuel filters REPLACED
"inspected" = NO!

Unless they're absolutely loaded with crap a "visual inspection" is useless. Why any dealer would go through the trouble of removing the pump...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-26-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,017
Posted By ColoradoKen
Lemon Law & Motorcycles

Nor in Colorado ... boo!

Have to wonder why only a MINORITY (maybe tiny minority would be more accurate??) of state lemon laws include motorcycles?

Sucks for the consumer.

Given the...
Forum: Vendors 04-27-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 886
Views: 229,807
Posted By ColoradoKen
Squadron Pro/Sport Replacement Optics?

I have two pairs of Squadron lights (1 pair Pro, 1 pair Sport) ... absolutely love them, quality product.

Both pairs have the "Driving/Combo" beam pattern. I'd like to change one pair to a "Spot...
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,328
Posted By ColoradoKen
Now that is a clever tool.

Never seen one (never really looked for one though). I like the concept and no reason it shouldn't be accurate if the load cell and electronics are half decent.

It would be great for a carry-along...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-16-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 20,157
Posted By ColoradoKen
This ..

x 100

After using one you'll kick yourself for not having bought one 20 years ago!

... and for not carrying a teeny tiny bottle of tire paste - the REAL stuff ... and for not finding a place to...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-14-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Posted By ColoradoKen
Thanks for the update ... As long as they're...

Thanks for the update ...

As long as they're equal to or brighter than the filament bulb I"m in. I also like the long life of LED's, the directional thing is not a deal breaker cause if one is...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-13-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,568
Posted By ColoradoKen
I've never heard of nor seen a paste like that...

I've never heard of nor seen a paste like that ... interesting! That is a clever product and application method ... I'll look for it next time I'm at a cycle shop. Handy for traveling indeed ......
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-13-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 26,912
Posted By ColoradoKen
Well ... duh on me

I learn to use those tiny buttons with numbers on them at the bottom next time ... promise

:hide
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-13-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 26,912
Posted By ColoradoKen
Hmm ... interesting

So that's 38W INCLUDING the ballast resistor, on an 1190, correct?

Yes, that's a LONG way from plus/minus 5% ... and a bit hard to believe that the controller on the 1190 is that sloppy ... but...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-13-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,227
Posted By ColoradoKen
Nicely done and good write-up.

I really like Posi-lok/tap connectors (along with WAGO's) for vehicle wiring work.

Pretty amazing how much light a quality LED puts out vs the ancient Uber-Wimpy halogens on the 1190...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-13-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 26,912
Posted By ColoradoKen
Very good question ... and I almost got around to...

Very good question ... and I almost got around to measuring this on my 1190 ... then decided to add four Baja Designs Squadron LED's triggered from stock lights instead of screwing around with...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-13-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Posted By ColoradoKen
The price is reasonable too ..

OK I have to ask the obvious ...

Are they brighter than the stock filament? Or at least equivalent?

Thanks
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-13-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Posted By ColoradoKen
Nice link ... thanks!

Maybe at last I've found LED turn signals that are BRIGHTER instead of DIMMER than factory filament bulbs!

ps (and nothing personal just FYI)

The CanBus is not involved in this - very common...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-13-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 26,912
Posted By ColoradoKen
Straight forward calculation gets you ...

The 1190's chassis power controller (NOT the CanBus as many think) is expecting 55 Watts on the circuit.

The LED's draw only 35W (for example) ... you need another 20 Watt load on that circuit or...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-13-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By ColoradoKen
You just took all the fun out of what could have...

You just took all the fun out of what could have been a multi-day PC and printing adventure:D
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-13-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,568
Posted By ColoradoKen
Yep ... the hardest working parts are sealed and...

Yep ... the hardest working parts are sealed and external lubers are totally ineffective here.

Although ... the external rollers can benefit from some lubrication. Given the pressure/impact...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-13-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By ColoradoKen
Is printing disabled on the CD manual? You...

Is printing disabled on the CD manual?

You could also just explore the CD to see if you can locate the PDF's (I'm assuming PDF format) the table of contents or menu structure references.

If...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-13-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,870
Posted By ColoradoKen
Yep ... this lead-free solder thing is MAJOR...

Yep ... this lead-free solder thing is MAJOR contributor to electronics failures in every manner of device. It's great and noble to want to improve workers and environment health and all that (lead...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-07-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 58,196
Posted By ColoradoKen
Is that a speeding ticket you're pointing at?...

Is that a speeding ticket you're pointing at? :evil

Thought so .... yep I should have added that to my list too!:lol3
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