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Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-16-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 879
Posted By ColoradoKen
Oh no .... please please do not use plastic...

Oh no .... please please do not use plastic in-line filters like that on high pressure fuel injection lines. Even if they are "rated" for fuel injection pressure and use ... plastic = bad, metal =...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-16-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,181
Posted By ColoradoKen
4000 - 5000 miles for me.

Modern synthetic oils are good for extended service intervals like 9500 miles from a lubrication and combustion by-product handling standpoint. Provided you have a high quality and capable oil filter...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-16-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 414
Views: 21,171
Posted By ColoradoKen
I've found KTM dealers to be erratically...

I've found KTM dealers to be erratically informed/knowledgeable at best.

A local KTM dealer looked at my (removed) airbox and proclaimed it to be "the latest and greatest". It is not, mine is the...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-16-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,406
Posted By ColoradoKen
great write up .. thanks

this one saved to my 1190 "hope I never have to do this, but .." folder.

Never been impressed with the turn-over speed on my 1190. Coldest has been low 40's in my garage. Always starts but seems...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-16-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 879
Posted By ColoradoKen
V-E-R-R-Y interesting! I might give that a try....

V-E-R-R-Y interesting! I might give that a try. Nothing to lose, maybe it can be salvaged and kept as a spare. Fuel injector cleaner a good choice, never thought about that, makes sense. Thanks.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-16-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 228,617
Posted By ColoradoKen
Yes ... that was possibly my mistake, so I didn't...

Yes ... that was possibly my mistake, so I didn't make a huge issue of having to replace the fuel filters. ALTHOUGH the Motorex "works with ethanol" fuel stabilizer was recommended by the KTM dealer...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-16-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 879
Posted By ColoradoKen
Nope ...

The outer filter (inner material) was CHARCOAL black, when I took it out thoroughly soaked with gas, squeezing it only yielded clean gas. The bike is under warranty so for now I use only new and...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-16-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 879
Posted By ColoradoKen
Yes, Yes and YES!

Wth 13k miles on my bike I had to replace the fuel filters when my 1190 failed to run at higher (6K+) rpm's. I strongly believe there is a filter material compatibility issue with ethanol-degraded...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-16-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 228,617
Posted By ColoradoKen
Yep .. better get used to it I'm thinkin...

Despite all the marketing bullshit hype I'm very doubtful any of the fuel stabilizers work or even co-exist well in fuels with alcohol added ... this the opinion of friends with chemistry degrees. So...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-16-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 228,617
Posted By ColoradoKen
Thanks X2

Excellent - specific o-ring sizes. Much appreciated.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-13-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 21,573
Posted By ColoradoKen
$140 KTM Platinum Jewel Encrusted 1190 Fuel Filters Replaced - my experience, tips

posted here ...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=26151280&postcount=1265
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-13-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 228,617
Posted By ColoradoKen
$140 Platinum Jewel Encrusted 1190 Fuel Filters Replaced - my experience, tips

Replaced due to power loss at upper rpm's (above 5,000) detailed in this post.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=26137508&postcount=1260

My nearest KTM dealer was not aware/not seen...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-11-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 228,617
Posted By ColoradoKen
Actually I think if you just cleaned up the...

Actually I think if you just cleaned up the wiring, took off the license plate-on-a-tether farkle and dispensed entirely with that stupid plastic thingy it might look bad-ass, plus save weight plus...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-11-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 228,617
Posted By ColoradoKen
2014 1190 Std 14k Miles ... fueling/filter problem

Went for a ride last weekend, doing 55mph and went to pass a car. Rolled the throttle on .... 5,000 rpm - 6,000 rpm - almost around the car - 7,000 rpm and then the power went FLAT with some surging....
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-23-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,746
Posted By ColoradoKen
I used bathtub-sink caulk (the kind that cleans...

I used bathtub-sink caulk (the kind that cleans up with water & soap) ... not industrial strength silicone sealer ... to make removing the cover easier if necessary. A very thin line of caulk around...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-22-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,746
Posted By ColoradoKen
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/62151471/1190/...

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/62151471/1190/relay1.png

Any relay rated for at least 15A will work. A 4 or 5 pin relay like the one shown is available at any auto or marine parts store and...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-21-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,746
Posted By ColoradoKen
Info & pic attached to orig post ...

Info & pic attached to orig post ...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-19-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,746
Posted By ColoradoKen
pic and stock mount mod. info attached to orig...

pic and stock mount mod. info attached to orig post ...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-19-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,746
Posted By ColoradoKen
Pic added to original post ... Aquarium...

Pic added to original post ...

Aquarium supply stores have an amazing selecting of filtration media!

Material is polypropylene and could be oiled using No-Toil Filter Oil (non-solvent based...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-19-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,746
Posted By ColoradoKen
pic added to orig post ... According to...

pic added to orig post ...

According to inspection instructions in owner manual at 8,000 miles mine was "worn -replace" ... WTF?? Really?

Nope ... not even close. I'm at 14k miles and "plenty...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-19-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,746
Posted By ColoradoKen
What? Way too simple ... where's the "Farkle...

What? Way too simple ... where's the "Farkle Happiness" :norton in that?

Great idea, would've done that .. had I known.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-19-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,746
Posted By ColoradoKen
Pics on their way ...

I'll gather some pics and post them tonight or this weekend for sure, along with a schematic for the wiring of the LED's.

May theory on farkling is "If I screw it up (i.e. seat, windshield) ... oh...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-18-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,746
Posted By ColoradoKen
Laugh 26+ Useful 1190 Farkles ... without going broke

Updated On : 12/22/14
added "almost forgotten" details on various farkles, additional pics, requested info

Priority future farkles (at end of post)
a) ULTIMATE Adventure Riding Suit! ... a Mega...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-24-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 1,462
Views: 170,202
Posted By ColoradoKen
"No Airbox Problems On My 1190" You Say? Maybe, if your 1190 passes simple test

Putting the perimeter sealing issue (or non-issue YMMV) aside there is a more pressing ... ugh, actually it's a LESS PRESSING issue ... originating from that bottom-pivoting filter clamp design.
...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-15-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,836
Posted By ColoradoKen
1190 Adventure "Design Compromises" (yes airbox included!)

Hello All,

Purchased my 1190 Std in Feb 2014. 8,000 miles, 90% street. I've had the tank off 4 times at this point:


1 - locate/fix coolant leak (upper right radiator hose clamp loose)


...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2012, 11:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,259
Posted By ColoradoKen
2004 525EXC ... 256 Hours, 7400 Miles

Bought used 2 years ago with 60 hours and 1500 miles on it. Primarily moderate dual sport riding and some moderate single track, no race use. Quite a few all day street + serious jeep track rides of...
Forum: Vendors 03-09-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 4,462
Views: 1,008,371
Posted By ColoradoKen
Comments on ADVMonster Model 30 Light

Just received your Model 30 light and wanted to comment on a few things and make a suggestion ...

:thumb Super FAST shipping without a ridiculous high shipping fee ... awesome!

:thumb Sturdy...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-07-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 38,140
Posted By ColoradoKen
Another Lurker Emerges ... Lured by the Koko

I had planned on riding the Koko. later this month solo and in planning came across this thread. I'm now shooting to make it on the same days as this ride if possible. But my schedule is wacky.
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-27-2011, 09:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,189
Posted By ColoradoKen
so back to my orig inquiry ...

I remember being on some (short) part of FS336 (? pretty sure) last year and it was easy, fast and fun.

What about the others? You can Google Earth & Topo USA all day without getting any real...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-27-2011, 08:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,189
Posted By ColoradoKen
Did Donner Pass on the 525 last year and...

Did Donner Pass on the 525 last year and thoroughly enjoyed it. Last year I didn't keep tracks of several excursions up into Wyoming coming north from Hwy 14, a few included some seriously tough ATV...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-27-2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,189
Posted By ColoradoKen
with a gearing change the 525 does OK on single...

with a gearing change the 525 does OK on single track as long as it's not super technical (tall seat + short inseam = thrill a minute in the tight stuff!)

Any info on do-able single track in the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-27-2011, 03:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,189
Posted By ColoradoKen
bummer ... with all the rain and snow melt it...

bummer ... with all the rain and snow melt it could very likely stay closed, will call to check.

Thanks.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-27-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,189
Posted By ColoradoKen
Anyone familiar with Green Ridge Trail, Forest Rds: 336, 517, 260 in CO?

The general area is north of Hwy 14 (west of Ft. Collins) via CR103 ... Walden, CO to the west, Red Feather Lakes to the east and Wyoming border to the North?

The one and only time I ventured up...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-04-2010, 09:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,352
Posted By ColoradoKen
Expect Something Different!

What ya' expect in a country where as many people are maimed, killed, disabled in ONE YEAR due to drunk drivers as during the entire course of Vietnam War. And we don't dare make the drunk driver be...
Forum: The Garage 03-16-2010, 02:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,388
Posted By ColoradoKen
excellent ...

:clap:clapPlease post in ... Your Favorite Macgyver moments/tricks Sticky! :clap:clap
Forum: The Garage 03-12-2010, 11:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 740
Posted By ColoradoKen
unless one had a hundred buyers already lined up...

unless one had a hundred buyers already lined up OR absolutely zero work OR had same bike/luggage AND problem OR charged a small fortune for the part ... can't imagine it being a profitable endeavor...
Forum: The Garage 03-12-2010, 10:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,792
Posted By ColoradoKen
to orig. poster ... welding cast anything is...

to orig. poster ... welding cast anything is tricky, but a thin wall, stress bearing, cast aluminum piece like that ... not worth it.

The two pics above ... ah the memories :D:D back "in the day"...
Forum: The Garage 03-10-2010, 01:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,226
Posted By ColoradoKen
thanks, that a good link. Nice one to send...

thanks, that a good link. Nice one to send someone that's new to the mysterious magical world of "old fashioned carb's and jetting". 5 years from now we'll be sending them our favorite "super gnarly,...
Forum: The Garage 03-08-2010, 10:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,212
Posted By ColoradoKen
+1 re. plastic welding

If it's fixable ... welding is absolutely the way go. That class of plastic typically doesn't "glue" easily/well (or at all ??) and the location at the filler neck doesn't help matters.

Hope you...
Forum: The Garage 03-07-2010, 10:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,226
Posted By ColoradoKen
Motorcycling's Sacred Cows: #8, Pipe Jetting

http://www.motorcycleproject.com/motorcycle/text/cows-jetting.html

... that's where one can learn about REAL tuned/performance exhausts vs. the incredibly overpriced tubes with packing we...
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