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Forum: The Garage 08-27-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 17,250
Posted By speed_racer
old post i know but... I have one of these...

old post i know but...

I have one of these kits and it was great to get out a broken glow plug.. exhaust stud though... its snapped inside it.. i should have just drilled further and tapped...
Forum: Equipment 08-24-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 19,713
Posted By speed_racer
the fit and feel really.. I think both would do...

the fit and feel really.. I think both would do just as good as each other in protection but the sidi's felt a bit too tight and the sales guy was pushing the sidi's as they were the last ones they...
Forum: Equipment 08-21-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 18,754
Posted By speed_racer
Thanks guys.. I maybe should have gotten a...

Thanks guys.. I maybe should have gotten a smaller size instead..

The revzilla video looks like the armour is huge in comparison.. Not sure what the older one or badlands is like?

I'm keen to...
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 67,553
Posted By speed_racer
Gday, Not sure if its been mentioned yet or...

Gday,

Not sure if its been mentioned yet or not but Mud Maps is awesome!!! (off road of course.. on road I just use maps that come with the phone)
Keeps everything offline and uses a range of...
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,990
Posted By speed_racer
Question Sleeping bags and Sleeping Mats, what ya use?

Hey Guys,

So I bought a supposive -7 sleeping bag and a single foam mat from rays outdoors (Australia) and the sleeping mat may as well be the grass or rock underneath it.

The sleeping bag I...
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 19,713
Posted By speed_racer
I've owned a set for about a year now. No...

I've owned a set for about a year now. No complaints here..

They are super comfortable and you forget your wearing them when it times to chill after a long ride and your sitting at the camp fire....
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 18,754
Posted By speed_racer
Old thread I know.. But I was reading it hoping...

Old thread I know.. But I was reading it hoping that someone would have the BMW R3 and new Klim adv jacket to compare..

I have the R3 jacket and the venting and comfort (other than weight) has...
Forum: Australia 08-19-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 34,911
Posted By speed_racer
The same people who are contemplating buying a...

The same people who are contemplating buying a royal enfield.. hehehe

The problem with these bikes is they were made in their domestic market to be cheap and reliable. But by the time they are...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-13-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 15,453
Posted By speed_racer
The dealer in australia confirmed it was a recall...

The dealer in australia confirmed it was a recall issue. They replaced the fuel vent valve and piping with a new one from KTM and since then, there is no whooshing sound from the fuel cap. It's...
Forum: Asia Pacific 08-13-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,522
Posted By speed_racer
Totally agree.. Cash in the country is the best...

Totally agree.. Cash in the country is the best way, I negotiated between a few different companies and banks in Australia for the best rate and ended up getting it from Amex cash exchange.

Once...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-09-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 50,154
Posted By speed_racer
Wicked Having owned both the bmw 800cc and 1190 adv r,...

Having owned both the bmw 800cc and 1190 adv r, I'd say reliability is still with the bmw, once the teething process is sorted with the big kato, it's a better machine by far... The engine feels more...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-26-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 15,453
Posted By speed_racer
Really? Gone? The problem is.. How can u let go...

Really? Gone? The problem is.. How can u let go from that supreme engine and suspension when nothing else comes close?
Forum: Orange Crush 07-22-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,888
Posted By speed_racer
I weigh about 95kg Plus gear (maybe 105 to...

I weigh about 95kg Plus gear (maybe 105 to 110kg?) and found in offroad the rear spring was a bit too stiff and wouldnt bog down enough and allow me to throw more weight across the back etc.. I'm...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-06-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 1,028
Views: 172,117
Posted By speed_racer
i found it takes alot out of the battery each...

i found it takes alot out of the battery each time you start it and have had it often reset both counters..
Forum: Orange Crush 07-05-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 15,453
Posted By speed_racer
There is no way id pay $169 for a fuel filter......

There is no way id pay $169 for a fuel filter... When I need a new one I'll ask the dealer but if it's this ill bypass it n put a $10 one on..
Forum: Orange Crush 06-30-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 15,453
Posted By speed_racer
Interesting comments.. So far we have.. - Fuel...

Interesting comments.. So far we have..
- Fuel Pump
- Fuel Vent
- Plastic Tank Shrinkage against pickup.

I actually find mine only does it on really cold weather (EG: Mornings when I'm grumpy...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-11-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6,777
Views: 1,592,105
Posted By speed_racer
HI Robzorba, Thansk for that. i have...

HI Robzorba,

Thansk for that. i have emailed my dealer to see if there is any other warranty issues as the one in the city are too big to care.. I'll see how I go. I got the air filter...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-11-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 15,453
Posted By speed_racer
thanks for that. do they actually change...

thanks for that. do they actually change anything or just drill a hole or check the vent hose isn't kinked?

They said it will take a couple of weeks before they can book me in.. I said Well if i...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-11-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 15,453
Posted By speed_racer
So did you end up sorting this out? I found...

So did you end up sorting this out?

I found my bike surges when it has about half a tank left according to the guage.. and it wont rev much past 6000rpm..

I rang up Peter Stevens in melbourne,...
Forum: Australia 06-11-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 587
Views: 34,915
Posted By speed_racer
sadly, im still waiting for my licence.. another...

sadly, im still waiting for my licence.. another couple of weeks.. then its time to put on some knobbies and have some fun!
Forum: Orange Crush 06-10-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 6,777
Views: 1,592,105
Posted By speed_racer
It seems that we learn more on the forums than at...

It seems that we learn more on the forums than at the dealers about these sorts of things..

Was it you who had your adv r at peter stevens with the surging issue? ...

I have a problem when the...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-01-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 1,028
Views: 172,117
Posted By speed_racer
oh interesting.. it makes sense about off road...

oh interesting.. it makes sense about off road mode..

I saw a couple of posts regarding ABS and MTC failing/ staying off while your riding too.. I noticed when i jsut about drained the battery a...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-01-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 1,028
Views: 172,117
Posted By speed_racer
oh i wasn't aware that the stock battery is...

oh i wasn't aware that the stock battery is 230cca.. but that extra might make a difference.. in a car an extra 100cca makes a difference so maybe 60cca in a bike might make a greater difference? ...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-01-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 1,028
Views: 172,117
Posted By speed_racer
Actually mate, the ktm 1190 has modulating...

Actually mate, the ktm 1190 has modulating brakes, so if you pull the front brake, it does apply the back as well. I put my fingers over the rear caliper the other day and felt the squeeze when i...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-01-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 1,028
Views: 172,117
Posted By speed_racer
don't let these issues put you off.. If I had to...

don't let these issues put you off.. If I had to sell mine for whatever reason and then had the money to buy another bike, I would still buy a KTM 1190 adventure R, without a doubt..

You...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-01-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 1,028
Views: 172,117
Posted By speed_racer
haha :D I sure do.. and it does have a fair...

haha :D
I sure do.. and it does have a fair bit of grunt.. I used to use it with my turbo diesel patrol which used to be be an ass to start on cold mornings as well (common theme for me)

They...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-30-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 1,028
Views: 172,117
Posted By speed_racer
Wicked Hey, thanks for that.. I reckon the starter and a...

Hey, thanks for that.. I reckon the starter and a battery would be the way to go but I'd much prefer that on a 10 month old bike that they replace it under warranty. I was looking at a bigger 290CCA...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-29-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 1,028
Views: 172,117
Posted By speed_racer
Question Cold start issue

Hey guys,
I read a few of you had issues with cold starting but at the time I didn't have an issue, now however I do.. To the point it has flattened the battery twice before starting on a jumper...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-22-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 44,028
Posted By speed_racer
Turn it to sports mode and put ur trust in them...

Turn it to sports mode and put ur trust in them to give it full stick in first and second, if ur feeling like wearing ur undies on the outside, turn off MTC as well.. Then it doesn't have a bog down...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-21-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 44,028
Posted By speed_racer
Only problem with mine is... Haven't put...

Only problem with mine is...
Haven't put knobbies on to go for a decent ride
Lost my licence for 6 months so I can't ride it &....
Takes a while to start when cold
Forum: Asia Pacific 03-14-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,522
Posted By speed_racer
haha you can always get one of the girls from a...

haha you can always get one of the girls from a bar to jump on the back for about $35AU a day. Plus you get a massage at the end of it *wink*
Forum: Orange Crush 01-16-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 65,331
Posted By speed_racer
Well an educated guess here.. I believe you would...

Well an educated guess here.. I believe you would benefit by having a special tune specific to this setup, however the cost of that tune being around $1000-1200 with a gain of maybe 2 more hp...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-10-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 255,857
Posted By speed_racer
Because 1st especially and 2nd and 3rd we're not...

Because 1st especially and 2nd and 3rd we're not ballsy enough?
Forum: Orange Crush 01-10-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 65,331
Posted By speed_racer
It's done with a simple ecu flash, if you want a...

It's done with a simple ecu flash, if you want a custom tune then you need to buy an interface and get someone to do it.. Which is about $1200 + tuning, for 8hp as opposed to 4/5hp from the akro map...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-10-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 65,331
Posted By speed_racer
Do a :topes Lol.. U have 150hp why r u...

Do a
:topes

Lol.. U have 150hp why r u worried about weight saving lol
Forum: Orange Crush 01-10-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 65,331
Posted By speed_racer
It doesn't need to be remapped but when I had it...

It doesn't need to be remapped but when I had it in for a service I asked them to put the akro map on and it has a little more mid range..
Forum: Australia 01-05-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 587
Views: 34,915
Posted By speed_racer
Sounds good.. One small problem I forgot about...

Sounds good.. One small problem I forgot about though, from today I don't have a licence for 6 months :(
Forum: Australia 01-04-2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 587
Views: 34,915
Posted By speed_racer
oh jindabine.. yeah transit up to there is about...

oh jindabine.. yeah transit up to there is about 7 hours.. Might be a bit hard..
Forum: Australia 01-02-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 587
Views: 34,915
Posted By speed_racer
Dude, I'd be keen, u reckon id need knobbies...

Dude, I'd be keen, u reckon id need knobbies though? I've been hanging to take the ktm on a advriderr voyage ;)

How's your shoulder?

Btw how far is mt hope/groggin?
Forum: Orange Crush 12-30-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6,777
Views: 1,592,105
Posted By speed_racer
I did the same when I thought I had lost 1 of my...

I did the same when I thought I had lost 1 of my black keys.. None of the dealers tell you the orange key is a programmable one. But I managed to find my black one and it didnt work, I wiped off...
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