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Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-02-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,375
Posted By Black Hills
I am really hoping the Honda lives up to all the...

I am really hoping the Honda lives up to all the hype. When you look at any of the Japanese liter sportbikes I just don't see why they can't apply some of that to a decent adventure bike? I know, I...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-02-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,375
Posted By Black Hills
ride a KLR before you buy one, some can live with...

ride a KLR before you buy one, some can live with it others can't:D
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-02-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 722
Posted By Black Hills
just seems like you are fixing a problem that...

just seems like you are fixing a problem that didn't exist in the first place? I must admit I like the electronics on the 1190 (even though I thought I wouldn't) but have to admit I turn them off...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-02-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,375
Posted By Black Hills
Touche':D

Touche':D
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-02-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 722
Posted By Black Hills
isn't it a lot easier to just put 1 finger on the...

isn't it a lot easier to just put 1 finger on the front brake?
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-01-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,375
Posted By Black Hills
my apple can beat your orange once the pavement...

my apple can beat your orange once the pavement ends, so HA!!
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-25-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 1,359
Views: 272,937
Posted By Black Hills
I use the neoprene thingy's from Kriega, seem to...

I use the neoprene thingy's from Kriega, seem to work but you do have to remember to remove and wash them occasionally. I also pull the wiper down and clean behind it occasionally.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-24-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,737
Posted By Black Hills
this was from last year. Rapid city, SD to...

this was from last year. Rapid city, SD to Durango, CO lots of highway but some of the CO back country discover route as well.

I was happy with it.

...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-23-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1,359
Views: 272,937
Posted By Black Hills
replaced fork seals on mine last year, totally my...

replaced fork seals on mine last year, totally my fault. rode in nasty gumbo mud one weekend and didn't wash it. Dried mud killed the seals in about 20 miles..
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-23-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,171
Posted By Black Hills
I think riding style has a lot to do with it as...

I think riding style has a lot to do with it as well. I used to burn through a set of tires a weekend on my dirtbike. A little more throttle control and I'm going the same speed but tires are lasting...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-23-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,171
Posted By Black Hills
I use SAE90 gear oil (per manual) on every bike...

I use SAE90 gear oil (per manual) on every bike I've had and chains all seem to last me 10-15K miles. dirt bikes they last a season
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-17-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 18,342
Posted By Black Hills
I would loosen the axle pinch bolts and make sure...

I would loosen the axle pinch bolts and make sure the tubes are not binding (per the manual). before I did much more.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-15-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By Black Hills
it's your thinking:D

it's your thinking:D
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-09-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 892
Posted By Black Hills
I'm happy with the Giant Loop and kriega, both...

I'm happy with the Giant Loop and kriega, both work well and are waterproof.

never mind the assistant and security system

...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-09-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 662
Posted By Black Hills
run it for a while, shut it off and restart it....

run it for a while, shut it off and restart it. the light/warnings should go away.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-09-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 530
Posted By Black Hills
at 225 the rear is OK (barely) but the front...

at 225 the rear is OK (barely) but the front springs were pretty soft.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-09-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 530
Posted By Black Hills
I've had great results (990 & 1190) with...

I've had great results (990 & 1190) with Superplush
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-08-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,649
Posted By Black Hills
unfortunately I have not been able to manage high...

unfortunately I have not been able to manage high mileage, but in the last year (10,000mi.) I have had zero issues. I did install the Uni-filter when it was new, and added some extra protection (skid...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-08-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By Black Hills
I believe that is the stock setting. move them up...

I believe that is the stock setting. move them up a notch if you want quicker turning or down a notch for more stability.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-08-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,801
Posted By Black Hills
replaced my slider at 10,000 miles just because I...

replaced my slider at 10,000 miles just because I was paranoid after reading things here. the old one was fine and could have easily gone another 1--20,000 mi. the front sprocket can be removed by...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-03-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,129
Posted By Black Hills
While I love the 1190 I must admit I do...

While I love the 1190 I must admit I do occasionally miss the smooth rush of acceleration of a liter class I4 sportbike. I will probably have to have another when the finances allow.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-28-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 577
Posted By Black Hills
they are a bit of a pain, all bolts need to be...

they are a bit of a pain, all bolts need to be loose until everything is lined up..
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-27-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,737
Posted By Black Hills
it's in km not miles. seems fairly accurate with...

it's in km not miles. seems fairly accurate with that in mind..
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-22-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,821
Posted By Black Hills
Don't get me wrong, I obviously think the 1190 is...

Don't get me wrong, I obviously think the 1190 is superior or I wouldn't have one!! Just saying, riders of his caliber can make any bike look good.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-21-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,790
Posted By Black Hills
you don't really realize how much wheel spin you...

you don't really realize how much wheel spin you get during "normal" riding. I leave it off on the street as well, way more fun!
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-21-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,821
Posted By Black Hills
I'm pretty sure Birch would be equally impressive...

I'm pretty sure Birch would be equally impressive on a GS, Tenerre, or KLR
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-19-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 932
Posted By Black Hills
yep, got a new tire during the Sturgis Rally one...

yep, got a new tire during the Sturgis Rally one time (ruined by a nail). dropped it off in the morning and got the "seriously Mike? a new tire during the rally? you know better than that" Told them...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-19-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,357
Posted By Black Hills
I torqued it to whatever the manual says.

I torqued it to whatever the manual says.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-19-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 852
Views: 103,928
Posted By Black Hills
move it to it's new garage, hopefully I can get...

move it to it's new garage, hopefully I can get some riding in once the moving is done.

...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-19-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 932
Posted By Black Hills
Other than a parts issue I can't understand...

Other than a parts issue I can't understand anything more than a 2-3 week wait at the most. any longer than that and I would take it elsewhere.
IF* you can talk directly to the mechanic things...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-19-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,357
Posted By Black Hills
I do the same except use a channel lock to...

I do the same except use a channel lock to tighten the collar bolt.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-19-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 932
Posted By Black Hills
local dealer is a multi brand dealer and they...

local dealer is a multi brand dealer and they always have long waiting lists, no matter the work. I have found if you can do the majority of the work yourself they can accommodate you. For example...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-18-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,357
Posted By Black Hills
you have to remove the top triple clamp to get to...

you have to remove the top triple clamp to get to it?
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-14-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 45,094
Posted By Black Hills
I see no way the tire could affect warranty?? ...

I see no way the tire could affect warranty??

But, If you crashed and attempted top sue KTM for some type of bike issue and weren't using their approved tires that would be a different story.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-14-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,161
Posted By Black Hills
gas does make a difference, 10% ethanol is about...

gas does make a difference, 10% ethanol is about a 10% range reduction
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-13-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,790
Posted By Black Hills
nothing other than allow the MTC setting to...

nothing other than allow the MTC setting to remain where you put them when you shut the bike off.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-13-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,161
Posted By Black Hills
typically in the mid 40's, high 30's if I'm...

typically in the mid 40's, high 30's if I'm really having fun. Did manage 52 once, riding home from Durango to Rapid City in the rain.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-13-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 788
Posted By Black Hills
I know, now you have to re-learn it all. On the...

I know, now you have to re-learn it all. On the plus side if you are a Keith Code fan you can spend almost nothing on throttle control leaving you more for other aspects, resulting in faster...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-13-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,815
Posted By Black Hills
while I love my KTM's I do think they are lacking...

while I love my KTM's I do think they are lacking in many ways and wouldn't own one if I wasn't at least somewhat mechanically inclined. they definitely need more TLC than the Japanese brands.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-13-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,815
Posted By Black Hills
couldn't you just pull the pump and check the...

couldn't you just pull the pump and check the filter yourself? It would be a quick fix if that is the problem.
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