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Forum: Orange Crush 06-22-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 603
Posted By SwedishViking
Advice needed: Electrical wiring for GPS on 1190R

I would not mind getting a few pointers on your experiences and advice when it comes to how to connect your GPS (in my case a Garmin Zumo 660) to some juice (and I am not inclined to use the...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-09-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 6,745
Views: 1,515,360
Posted By SwedishViking
Time and more extended rides will tell more, so...

Time and more extended rides will tell more, so take these comments for what they are:
- I had no problems myself with the passenger pegs but my friend did. In fact, I think that it could well have...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-09-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6,745
Views: 1,515,360
Posted By SwedishViking
Just trying to help you bro' :-)

Just trying to help you bro' :-)
Forum: Orange Crush 03-09-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 6,745
Views: 1,515,360
Posted By SwedishViking
Oh boy...

I had a chance to test ride them both today. I have already ordered an 1190R and it has arrived at the dealer but most of the accessories will arrive over the next three weeks, so I have to wait a...
Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 84,194
Posted By SwedishViking
Inspirational to say the least

Thanks for your efforts in sharing your experiences with all of us. Fantastic and inspirational ride report in many ways. :clap:clap:freaky:freaky
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,633
Posted By SwedishViking
Congrats. Whatever choice you made, you could not...

Congrats. Whatever choice you made, you could not go wrong. Enjoy your new ride! It is a special motorcycle!
Forum: Road warriors 12-12-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,633
Posted By SwedishViking
They are fun in different ways. You need to...

They are fun in different ways. You need to figure out what kind of riding you want to do the most. I have just the same amount of fun on my GTL as the GS on regular roads. The GTL engine is magic...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-10-2012, 10:39 PM
Replies: 6,745
Views: 1,515,360
Posted By SwedishViking
It seems that this special addendum to that issue...

It seems that this special addendum to that issue did not make it far outside UK... Same in Sweden. Bought the Mag on the Ipad instead...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-27-2012, 10:37 PM
Replies: 6,745
Views: 1,515,360
Posted By SwedishViking
Heart vs head

Thanks for your report. I went with my heart; I am supposed to take delivery in February (and the GS goes).
Forum: Orange Crush 11-11-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 6,745
Views: 1,515,360
Posted By SwedishViking
You might be right... but you might also be...

You might be right... but you might also be wrong... it has happened in the past that new bikes completely outperforms previous bikes you know ;-) Let us wait and see.
Forum: Orange Crush 11-07-2012, 07:43 AM
Replies: 6,745
Views: 1,515,360
Posted By SwedishViking
:thumb Indeed, it is very good!

:thumb Indeed, it is very good!
Forum: Orange Crush 11-06-2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 6,745
Views: 1,515,360
Posted By SwedishViking
Hi Mark, I too had initial problems when...

Hi Mark,

I too had initial problems when purchasing the issue; it seemed that it got stuck and i had to redo the process. However, at some point I just let the ipad sit for a few minutes and then...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-02-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 6,745
Views: 1,515,360
Posted By SwedishViking
....

Really?? I must have been dreaming about all the negative comments about the new adventure then, how many have been whining about the extra weight, that it would not be off-road worthy, questioning...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-01-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 6,745
Views: 1,515,360
Posted By SwedishViking
indeed..

I guess it won't. I was told that KTM riders where hard-core riders, and BMW GS riders were posers. This thread is making me believe that some in the former group are also hard-core whiners, and some...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-01-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6,745
Views: 1,515,360
Posted By SwedishViking
Me too...

I am also looking forward to a test ride... even thinking of placing an order right away, and trade in my GS. It was interesting to learn that they thought 1190 was better than the 990 in the...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-31-2012, 11:19 PM
Replies: 6,745
Views: 1,515,360
Posted By SwedishViking
Bike magazine UK

In the latest issue of the Bike Magazine there is a 30+ pages focusing on the KTM adventure 1190, where they are reporting when test riding rather mature P2 prototypes. It is indeed a great read. If...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-22-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 6,745
Views: 1,515,360
Posted By SwedishViking
One of the posts as of late that is making sense

I was starting to believe that a big bunch of the KTM crowd has superpower abilities to tell how the new adventure will ride.... But hey, maybe they are just perfect humans reluctant to change (and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-13-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 11,692
Posted By SwedishViking
+1. :clapSociety should not have to pick up the...

+1. :clapSociety should not have to pick up the cost... other than that, I am all in favor of letting the rules of Darwin do their job. if some does not feel like they need to wear a helmet to...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 2,012,576
Posted By SwedishViking
Your thinking is making a lot of sense to me....

Your thinking is making a lot of sense to me. Enjoyed reading it.
Forum: Road warriors 05-04-2011, 01:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,696
Posted By SwedishViking
That is fantastic Garry! Glad you are getting...

That is fantastic Garry! Glad you are getting reasonable numbers on the fuel consumption...

As far as the comment about 160hp goes, once you ride it makes a lot of sense to have that kind of...
Forum: Road warriors 05-01-2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 179,334
Posted By SwedishViking
I know that feeling...

I know that feeling...
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2011, 10:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,938
Posted By SwedishViking
Schuberth helmets are also up there among the...

Schuberth helmets are also up there among the most quiet helmets.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-11-2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,676
Posted By SwedishViking
Sad to hear since it affect people's life. I too...

Sad to hear since it affect people's life. I too wish them well.

As far as Big Dog motorcycles go though, they have had significant quality problems, especially of electrical nature. And as far as...
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,362
Posted By SwedishViking
Congratulations

I am jealous in many ways. Enjoy your new beautiful ride!
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 179,334
Posted By SwedishViking
Picked up my K1600GTL today

and drove about 200 miles or so today. People have asked me to share my very initial impressions so here we go
- Engine is sweet, beautiful sound (you tube clips do not do justice to reality), silky...
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2011, 11:47 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 26,789
Posted By SwedishViking
Could not agree more... I still need to add a few...

Could not agree more... I still need to add a few bikes to my stable to feel that it is complete.... would not mind a cruiser, an lightweight offroader, and an old cafe-racer old-style that we have...
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2011, 11:51 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 20,306
Posted By SwedishViking
Impressive in many regards! You have had some...

Impressive in many regards! You have had some real sweet bikes... How you ever could parted with some of them I do not understand. Respect in many ways.
Forum: Road warriors 03-15-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 179,334
Posted By SwedishViking
I ordered a K1600GTL so unfortunately it is not...

I ordered a K1600GTL so unfortunately it is not mine. You reminded I should update my profile. I live in Sweden since a year back.

Cheers, J.
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2011, 10:57 PM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 179,334
Posted By SwedishViking
arrival and delivery

My bike arrived at the dealer yesterday :-) Unfortunately, I cannot take delivery until next monday due to travel.... but I am glad it was delivered on time as they said. I am taking monday off to...
Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,864
Posted By SwedishViking
I had no idea about this. That is great news -...

I had no idea about this. That is great news - thanks for sharing! I think I just have to go back and revisit the fat bob (but it won't happen this year so it would have to be 2012 plan).
Forum: Road warriors 03-01-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,864
Posted By SwedishViking
I agree. As long as we are all happy riding......

I agree. As long as we are all happy riding... then whatever floats your boat... and for me, like you, I am fortunate to have more than one bike, and can then enjoy their specific characters and...
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2011, 02:02 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,218
Posted By SwedishViking
nifty computer

I got the 13" MBA, and I use it on a daily basis since the last couple of months. For travel, the 11" is superb but I opted for the larger screen to get more every day usage out of it. The Macbook...
Forum: Road warriors 03-01-2011, 01:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,864
Posted By SwedishViking
rent one

I was in your shoes... and I so much wanted to like the fat bob. I think it is a beautiful bike... but I could not get to test ride one. So I decided to rent one for a day. I returned the bike after...
Forum: Road warriors 02-21-2011, 11:36 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 31,177
Posted By SwedishViking
That is just too much and ridiculous... (the...

That is just too much and ridiculous... (the number of switches that is).
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2011, 10:21 AM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 179,334
Posted By SwedishViking
I too was a bit disappointed with the low-mid rev...

I too was a bit disappointed with the low-mid rev performance. I was hoping for K1300GT aggressive performance. Did not like the "elastic connection between the egnine and throttle" either.

...
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 179,334
Posted By SwedishViking
First review!?!?

See http://www.ashonbikes.com/content/bmw-k1600gt-review
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 179,334
Posted By SwedishViking
I understand your concern, but nevertheless, the...

I understand your concern, but nevertheless, the structure of the two engines are different to begin with.

But what is that we see here?

Do we know what has been damaged and do we know the...
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2011, 03:05 AM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 179,334
Posted By SwedishViking
Well said! But then again, what the hell does BMW...

Well said! But then again, what the hell does BMW know about building motorcycles... well, when i think about it... they happen to know quite a lot so why assume the worst or not giving them the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-19-2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,571
Posted By SwedishViking
...

It is unclear to me where the money comes from that you are going to spend on the bike. If it is money from your parents that you have been able to save, well, then it really is not your money to...
Forum: Road warriors 02-17-2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 179,334
Posted By SwedishViking
see ashonbikes.com on sun and tue.

see ashonbikes.com on sun and tue.
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