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Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) Today, 09:44 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 148,766
Posted By Doug Matson
You funny boy! Have fun, ride safe.

You funny boy! Have fun, ride safe.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) Yesterday, 08:36 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 148,766
Posted By Doug Matson
More like a mother thing! She taught me how to...

More like a mother thing! She taught me how to clean things, then the Navy taught me how to clean bigger things and 30 yrs of fire dept that turned me into a machine! Funny thing is I love dirt.
Forum: Photos Yesterday, 08:21 AM
Replies: 661
Views: 288,151
Posted By Doug Matson
1190 at The...

1190 at The beachhttp://dmat.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/KTM-Adventure-1190/i-DStKxrM/0/X3/IMG_4627-X3.jpg
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-05-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,384
Posted By Doug Matson
Just read the Cycle World long term test (11K...

Just read the Cycle World long term test (11K miles) of the "R" and the GSA, about even in the easy dirt road stuff but it just could not do any of the tuff stuff the "R" got into (without an expert...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-05-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,907
Posted By Doug Matson
Who ever told you that? It's your report, your...

Who ever told you that? It's your report, your story and your pictures! if someone doesn't like it, it's their loss and our gain. Now go have some fun take some pic's and get to writing!!!
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-05-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By Doug Matson
I store a 14'GS for a friend and I have to ride...

I store a 14'GS for a friend and I have to ride it once every couple of weeks. Yes the GPS controlled through the scroll wheel is nice the funny thing is I forget that the 1190 doesn't have that...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-04-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 45,675
Posted By Doug Matson
Just took off the TKC80 front off and threw on a...

Just took off the TKC80 front off and threw on a TKC70 to match the rear, I also used balancing beads for this and the rear. The beads work, tires run smooth up to 80. The 80 was just took much...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-04-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,310
Posted By Doug Matson
Somebody needs some undergarments! Nice flash...

Somebody needs some undergarments! Nice flash though!!
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-03-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,907
Posted By Doug Matson
You are a great writer and photographer! Have...

You are a great writer and photographer! Have been on many of the roads you traveled. Keep it coming and have a safe trip.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-03-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 1,989
Views: 647,396
Posted By Doug Matson
Probably your Beemer friends playing a joke on...

Probably your Beemer friends playing a joke on you!
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-03-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By Doug Matson
I never even thought about that, but I am sure...

I never even thought about that, but I am sure Craig Johnson (CJ Designs) did! Gino the filter does look like the same unit, just took a look on Ken's site. One more good thing, I just filled it up...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-03-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By Doug Matson
Not sure what micron size the filter is but it is...

Not sure what micron size the filter is but it is very fine. The one on ebay looks nice also, but Craig Johnson (the CJ in the Designs)has been on Advrider a long time and has made so many cool...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-02-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 868
Views: 106,821
Posted By Doug Matson
Got rid of the keyed fuel filler, replaced it...

Got rid of the keyed fuel filler, replaced it with one that has a sock filter also.
http://dmat.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/KTM-Adventure-1190/i-JF4gqBV/0/X2/IMG_4553-X2.jpg
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-02-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By Doug Matson
Just trying to follow after the President! But...

Just trying to follow after the President! But this one I feel is very worthwhile.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-02-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By Doug Matson
CJDesigns fuel filler

I hate using the key to open and close the tank so when I saw this one that CJ makes I ordered it. It comes in black or orange. I really like it and it has a filter sock that I ordered with it that...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-02-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 560
Posted By Doug Matson
It would be so much easier if there was more wire...

It would be so much easier if there was more wire so you could get a good grip on it and move it to a better position. Like everyone else has said, pain in the ass!
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-01-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3,885
Views: 293,133
Posted By Doug Matson
Way better to be to loose than to tight with...

Way better to be to loose than to tight with KTM's. The chains slap and you hear them but they are a big chain. If you want to make sure it's right do it the only correct way. Take the shock loose,...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-01-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 697
Posted By Doug Matson
Below bar mount dampers do. Probably all that is...

Below bar mount dampers do. Probably all that is available now.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-01-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 815
Views: 131,758
Posted By Doug Matson
If it has an old Boyer in it and the battery is...

If it has an old Boyer in it and the battery is low then it will retard and kick back. I have a friend that this happened to and turned the kicker into a big loop and blew his knee out! I have an...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-30-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 3,885
Views: 293,133
Posted By Doug Matson
On thing that really helped me was with the 1190...

On thing that really helped me was with the 1190 having the traction control and off road abs. It was much better in the dirt than my 950 was. Don't think the GS has that either at least not like the...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-30-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 528
Posted By Doug Matson
I use them all the time on the freeway and longer...

I use them all the time on the freeway and longer rides. I rest my leg over the top of the peg or just put my boot on them. I usually only do one foot at a time, more comfortable that way. They do...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-30-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 697
Posted By Doug Matson
And the easiest way to fall on a bike like this...

And the easiest way to fall on a bike like this is to ride it hunched over with no leverage to control it. The safest way to ride this is to set it up so you can be alert well balanced in control of...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-30-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 528
Posted By Doug Matson
I use Adventure Designs road pegs ...

I use Adventure Designs road pegs
http://dmat.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/KTM-Adventure-1190/i-4FgTJbW/0/X2/IMG_2723-X2.jpg
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-30-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 697
Posted By Doug Matson
You don't have to bend it much ...

You don't have to bend it much
http://dmat.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/KTM-Adventure-1190/i-6L2Bh5B/0/X2/IMG_4424-X2.jpg
Black Dog Cycle Works is what I have, even has a Beer Bottle opener built in!...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-29-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 697
Posted By Doug Matson
By gently bending the fitting on the brake line...

By gently bending the fitting on the brake line and moving it a little you can go with 2" ROX without the stress tht has been reported. With that and lowered pegs makes for comfortable standing all...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-29-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3,885
Views: 293,133
Posted By Doug Matson
Raise the bumpers on the center stand the 1190's...

Raise the bumpers on the center stand the 1190's came set this way, raise them until the stand is almost touching.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-28-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 868
Views: 106,821
Posted By Doug Matson
The Madstad screen will move around if it is all...

The Madstad screen will move around if it is all the way up with the KTM adjusters but it's not going to hurt anything. Try keeping the KTM adjusters in the down position and use the Madstad...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-27-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 148,766
Posted By Doug Matson
That sucks but good catch! Keep trying.

That sucks but good catch! Keep trying.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-27-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,110
Posted By Doug Matson
Funny thing is if you put you hand on the clutch...

Funny thing is if you put you hand on the clutch cover or the alternator cover as you rev the motor its very smooth almost no vibes, but when you touch the frame you feel the vibes. I don't mind the...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-27-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 148,766
Posted By Doug Matson
The XD4 is a great helmet but the visor really...

The XD4 is a great helmet but the visor really puts a lot of drumming into the helmet. Some have tried to stiffen/dampen it others take it off. One nice thing about the Madstad is you can take it off...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-26-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 148,766
Posted By Doug Matson
I tried the Puig Touring with the Puig Spoiler...

I tried the Puig Touring with the Puig Spoiler and it was fine except when you got into gusty or dirty air or traveling at over 75mph. The screen flexed so much that it felt like you were getting...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-25-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 272
Posted By Doug Matson
Just loosen the screw on the banjo fitting...

Just loosen the screw on the banjo fitting slightly and move the fitting then tighten back up, easy to do. I bent the fitting down a bit and moved it over and I'm running 2" Rox risers with no...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-24-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,772
Posted By Doug Matson
How do they connect the wires? Do you cut the...

How do they connect the wires? Do you cut the wire then join them together, are they crimped or soldered? Looks like a very neat job.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-24-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 868
Views: 106,821
Posted By Doug Matson
Is the 18" working good for you then? Did you add...

Is the 18" working good for you then? Did you add the Puig to it?
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-24-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,772
Posted By Doug Matson
How do these connectors work?

How do these connectors work?
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-24-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 45,675
Posted By Doug Matson
So what PSI are u guys running with the TKC 70. I...

So what PSI are u guys running with the TKC 70. I run one on the rear and ususally run about 40 PSI. Up front I am running a TKC 80 at about 30psi. The bike moves around compared to the Conti Attacks...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-23-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 780
Posted By Doug Matson
When you say Adventure on the 1190 they both are...

When you say Adventure on the 1190 they both are that but one is more geared towards on road "S" the other off road "R". For what you are going to be doing I would think you are meaning the "S". Have...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-23-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,527
Posted By Doug Matson
If you have a GoPro put it up there and video it,...

If you have a GoPro put it up there and video it, if not borrow one.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-22-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 513
Posted By Doug Matson
Not getting to look at it I would say if it's...

Not getting to look at it I would say if it's very hard don't try to screw it out but if you can turn it enough to put the bend up and tap it with a hammer gently to get to to turn I would try that....
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-22-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 969
Posted By Doug Matson
The mag claims it's the Paralever/Telelever...

The mag claims it's the Paralever/Telelever suspension that soaks up the small hits and tracks/feedback better in the dirt. Which is kind of funny because I think it was Cycle World who did a long...
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