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Forum: Orange Crush 04-11-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 718
Views: 119,382
Posted By DavidD
I wouldn't give up on your dream just yet. I am...

I wouldn't give up on your dream just yet. I am sure there are loads of 1190 owners out there with no problems at all. Too busy riding to read a thread like this.

My 2013 1190R has over 9000...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-29-2013, 05:09 AM
Replies: 718
Views: 119,382
Posted By DavidD
I have had my 1190R since June and have done 8000...

I have had my 1190R since June and have done 8000 trouble free miles in England and Europe on a mixture of different types of roads, with and without loads.

The first 1000 miles or so, it drank...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-16-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6,753
Views: 1,518,784
Posted By DavidD
Your battery is just cold and a bit low. I always...

Your battery is just cold and a bit low. I always find that an Optimate or other make of trickle charger is good in the winter months. Keep it on overnight and it will be good to go every...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-08-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 718
Views: 119,382
Posted By DavidD
No problems here

7500 miles so far on my 1190R in a little over four months. No problems to date. Its due a service in around 2000 miles so will get the retro ABS fitted plus new tyres.

It has stopped drinking...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-22-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 6,753
Views: 1,518,784
Posted By DavidD
I have the tinted standard screen on my 1190r,...

I have the tinted standard screen on my 1190r, there is no wind buffeting for me at 5' 10". I don't use a peaked helmet on road which probably helps. Its all day comfortable at 80/90 mph (and more...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-22-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6,753
Views: 1,518,784
Posted By DavidD
Couldn't agree more. Its a f**king motorcycle and...

Couldn't agree more. Its a f**king motorcycle and a great one at that.

I have done nearly 7000 miles on mine so far since June and I am loving every ride. Its a great bit of kit and does not...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-02-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 54,266
Posted By DavidD
My head hurts from repeatedly banging it against...

My head hurts from repeatedly banging it against the wall.............:baldy
Forum: Orange Crush 09-02-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,557
Posted By DavidD
I am in North Dorset, so not too far away. ...

I am in North Dorset, so not too far away.

You will enjoy Erg Chebbi - have ridden and raced there many times, though all on a 525 Exc Mecasystem Rally Bike. Morocco is a great place to ride the...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-02-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,342
Posted By DavidD
The comfort seat is neutral, you are certainly...

The comfort seat is neutral, you are certainly not pitched forward. It is easier to stand on the pegs too.

I have not managed to put up my own pics yet, I need to sort that out, but in the...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-01-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,342
Posted By DavidD
Laugh I swapped to the KTM PowerParts split heated seat...

I swapped to the KTM PowerParts split heated seat from the original about 1500 miles ago (I have done 5000 miles). I actually found the original seat OK, but I had promised my wife a better pillion...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-30-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6,753
Views: 1,518,784
Posted By DavidD
Try getting your front wheel balanced, there may...

Try getting your front wheel balanced, there may be some weights missing off the rim, or it might not have been done properly in the first place?

I have done nearly 5000 miles on my 1190R and...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-20-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,593
Posted By DavidD
Let it go mate. The guy is talking about riding...

Let it go mate. The guy is talking about riding it hard 'off road', so you are going to bottom out the forks and the rear suspension.

All my previous EXC's including my current 350 F bottom out...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-05-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6,753
Views: 1,518,784
Posted By DavidD
I genuinely hope it won't be, as you would be...

I genuinely hope it won't be, as you would be missing out on a great bike. Not that the 950/990 isn't a great bike, it is. It's just that the 1190 moves things on in every department.

I would...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-05-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6,753
Views: 1,518,784
Posted By DavidD
On a recent trip to France/Belgium/Holland with...

On a recent trip to France/Belgium/Holland with my brother on his Suzuki GSXR 1000 we were 'pressing on' around 95 MPH (154KM per hour) and above now and again. My 1190R has the handlebar damping...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-05-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6,753
Views: 1,518,784
Posted By DavidD
Hiya, yes I have fitted my Garmin Zumo 660 (from...

Hiya, yes I have fitted my Garmin Zumo 660 (from my old 990R) to my new 1190R. I used the KTM PowerParts GPS bracket CPL (Part No 60312992044) and the Touratech lockable mount...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-17-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 44,900
Posted By DavidD
Talking This has been asked on quite a few threads, but...

This has been asked on quite a few threads, but it is not a deal breaker or anything to worry about - not even in the temperatures we are having in the UK right now (30C).

I have had my 1190R...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-09-2013, 04:30 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 47,352
Posted By DavidD
Wot he said......... The Akra is a KTM hard...

Wot he said.........

The Akra is a KTM hard part so relatively easy to source and specifically designed for the bike. It burbles and pops on the overun and looks pretty good too.

Other makes...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-08-2013, 06:36 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 38,615
Posted By DavidD
Thanks and that is measured at the pump, liters...

Thanks and that is measured at the pump, liters to full and mileage covered, not the onboard computer. Though I think I make up with it on my oil consumption :rofl

I do not use the side panniers...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-06-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 6,753
Views: 1,518,784
Posted By DavidD
Agreed, it really is not an issue. Sat in...

Agreed, it really is not an issue.

Sat in traffic and going slowly above 25C (80F) you can feel the heat on your left lower thigh, but it is not too intrusive and I'm sure I will appreciate it...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-06-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 38,615
Posted By DavidD
That's strange I ran a 990S for three years and...

That's strange I ran a 990S for three years and 36,000 miles, followed by a 990R for four years and 30,000 miles and my bikes always needed oil between services. Maybe its how or where they are...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-06-2013, 03:27 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 38,615
Posted By DavidD
Kawasaki GTR 1400 - Check Ducati Diavel Carbon...

Kawasaki GTR 1400 - Check
Ducati Diavel Carbon - Check
Kawasaki ZZR1400 - Check
Suzuki Burgman 650?1? - Aaaaahhhh :eek1 Sssshhh - I would keep that quiet if I where you!!!

Anyway - fuel...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-06-2013, 03:13 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 38,615
Posted By DavidD
Tancaker - a deep breath, relax...

Tancaker - a deep breath, relax and..................breathe.................

KTM's, like BMWs like a bit of oil, especially when they are running in. Just before my trip to Europe I checked the...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-05-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 38,615
Posted By DavidD
Threads and posts like this :eek1 What's...

Threads and posts like this :eek1

What's happened!?! You go away and ride your bike for a few weeks and OC turns into GSpot!! Reading this and all the other moaners on here you would think KTM...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-09-2013, 02:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 925
Posted By DavidD
"And the obsession culminates with buying orange...

"And the obsession culminates with buying orange things that you don't know what to do with that you didn't really need but that you bought because they're orange."

Which is why I also have an...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-01-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,934
Posted By DavidD
Wot he said........... :thumb You can spend...

Wot he said........... :thumb

You can spend loads on these bikes, depending on your needs, tastes and budget. Do a search on here and there are loads of threads covering all manner of mods and...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-01-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 6,753
Views: 1,518,784
Posted By DavidD
I think you are going to have to wait a bit...

I think you are going to have to wait a bit longer for those sorts of ride reports. The few lucky guys that have the early new bike are only just getting them and still running them in. Plus the...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-28-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6,753
Views: 1,518,784
Posted By DavidD
I live in the real world,...

I live in the real world, thanks..............where we are free to choose what we ride, where we ride and how we ride. I race as well, but I know when to race and know when to go steady.

There...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-28-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 6,753
Views: 1,518,784
Posted By DavidD
Am I on a KTM thread here?!? Or have some wierdy...

Am I on a KTM thread here?!? Or have some wierdy beardy BMW riders ventured from their Latte's and Starbucks to troll?!?

KTM's motto is "Ready to Race", their latest offering for this year...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-24-2013, 04:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,797
Posted By DavidD
I did try and part exchange it once, but as I...

I did try and part exchange it once, but as I said I taken it off road they offered me a terrible price, so have kept it. Maybe if I clean it up..................................
Forum: Orange Crush 03-21-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 711
Posted By DavidD
That brought out a smile after a long day. ...

That brought out a smile after a long day.

thanks
Forum: Orange Crush 03-18-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,607
Posted By DavidD
The other main reason is high speed stability,...

The other main reason is high speed stability, they will use the lower fender on the high speed stages.
Forum: Orange Crush 03-14-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 44,900
Posted By DavidD
Cos I don't want to look like everyone else!! ...

Cos I don't want to look like everyone else!!

I rode GS's before Ewan and Charley did their thing and that was fine.............................for awhile, then more and more wannabe Dakar riders...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-24-2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6,753
Views: 1,518,784
Posted By DavidD
I'm sure most people know, but KTM's are actually...

I'm sure most people know, but KTM's are actually Austrian - asking if they are German is a bit like asking a Canadian if they are American :roflNot sure who would be more upset - the Canook or the...
Forum: Racing 02-14-2013, 01:29 AM
Replies: 18,421
Views: 1,123,555
Posted By DavidD
That's a CAP Repeater - it's main use is to show...

That's a CAP Repeater - it's main use is to show a compass bearing. Sometimes, especially on the dunes you have no tracks or landmarks, so they give you a bearing to follow instead.

Top left is...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,413
Posted By DavidD
Talented riders on great bikes - awesome :clap

Talented riders on great bikes - awesome :clap
Forum: Racing 01-17-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 18,421
Views: 1,123,555
Posted By DavidD
Yeah, if you can find your jeep, you can drive...

Yeah, if you can find your jeep, you can drive your jeep.....................:rofl
Forum: Orange Crush 01-17-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6,753
Views: 1,518,784
Posted By DavidD
Yes, you are better off waiting for the 2014 year...

Yes, you are better off waiting for the 2014 year models........................................after we have identified all the bugs in the 2013 year models that we will be getting in Europe. They...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-14-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6,753
Views: 1,518,784
Posted By DavidD
Maybe!! I took my 990 off road on Saturday...

Maybe!!

I took my 990 off road on Saturday and made the mistake of lending my bike to one of the group I was with, just so they could make a comparison to their own bike. A kilometer up the track...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-10-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6,753
Views: 1,518,784
Posted By DavidD
Ha - who you callin' a 'Dakar keyboard...

Ha - who you callin' a 'Dakar keyboard commando'?!?

Oh...........................................I guess that's me :wave as I was a Royal Marine Commando, I raced in the last African Dakar in...
Forum: Racing 01-03-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,596
Posted By DavidD
Yes it was Rick - thanks for remembering. I...

Yes it was Rick - thanks for remembering.

I took my own bike, it was the same KTM 525 EXC with a Mecasystem rally conversion that I used in the last African Dakar in 2007. It was rebuilt by Patsy...
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