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Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-09-2014, 12:20 PM
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Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
OK. Here goes the gory details: So far I've...

OK. Here goes the gory details:

So far I've adressed two different 1190R users and asked them if they've been updated or informed about the airfilter issues. One from Sweden and another Norwegian...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-09-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 1,241
Views: 141,692
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
As mentioned - my statements are firsthand...

As mentioned - my statements are firsthand experience based.
I can even document these differences between certain BMW and KTM dealerships. It comes to a point where trust breaks down.

From my...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-09-2014, 05:50 AM
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Views: 141,692
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
Already got a BMW F800GS in addition to a KTM...

Already got a BMW F800GS in addition to a KTM 690RFR. An 1190 will be bought next year or so, so I hope the issues are dealt with until then.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-09-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 1,241
Views: 141,692
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
Totally agree. I'm eagerly awaiting a better...

Totally agree. I'm eagerly awaiting a better coordinated factory response on the flawed design issues before committing to an 1190 R purchase, but the inconsistency between international KTM...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-08-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 1,241
Views: 141,692
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
Manufacturer quality control issues. As one US...

Manufacturer quality control issues. As one US video has shown on a barely 264 miles "old" 1190 R - this airbox suffers inconsistent production quality levels.

In my book this design is simply...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-07-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1,241
Views: 141,692
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
Nice feedback on the Uni. A mustHave :deal ...

Nice feedback on the Uni. A mustHave :deal

One thing: Can the self-tapping airbox bolts be replaced by proper nuts & bolts?

As Filterman has noted these self-tappers are gradually loosing their...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-06-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 1,241
Views: 141,692
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
Wrong. KTM is marketing the 1190 series as a...

Wrong. KTM is marketing the 1190 series as a rough'n tough graveltouring sport touring device in the BMW GS market segment.

There's also no substance behind claiming a 24 bolt- and tank removal...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-04-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1,241
Views: 141,692
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
When it comes to service levels and customer...

When it comes to service levels and customer followup there's no debate in my book. Most 1190 issues can be dealt with. But KTM's willingness to recognize problems and deal with them varies from...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 808
Views: 189,655
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
They're 1,5 litres each. 3 litres in total. As...

They're 1,5 litres each. 3 litres in total. As per rally-raid and Dakar regulations.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-01-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 1,241
Views: 141,692
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
Thumb It's quite frankly good to se both South African...

It's quite frankly good to se both South African and Australian offroaders posting their 1190 series experiences here. Their harsh environment usage will bring the weak points up into daylight faster...
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 358,885
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
I do 25 to 30 000km a year on my F800GS and 690...

I do 25 to 30 000km a year on my F800GS and 690 Rally Replica. Most of this being daily commuting and conventional touring on the F8GS. Since I don't have a car license it means 3 season riding in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-11-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,382
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
I'm in. A must have. 2010 BMW F800GS ...

I'm in. A must have.


2010 BMW F800GS
2008 KTM 690 Rally Replica
1994 Honda ST1100
Garmin Zumo 550
Garmin Zumo 660
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2014, 03:57 PM
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Views: 189,655
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
Agree with Seth here. The 690's bigger engine is...

Agree with Seth here. The 690's bigger engine is simply better for touring and long distance. But the 450 has also proven to be a solid engine, so it wouldn't surprise me if someone did a long tour...
Forum: Racing 01-11-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 12,230
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Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
Ullevalseters bike is now retrieved and back in...

Ullevalseters bike is now retrieved and back in bivouac.
ICO's, CAP-repeater etc. seem OK.

Only front fairing missing. Probably souvenir on somebodys wall over there.

Photo by Vladimir...
Forum: Racing 01-09-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 12,230
Views: 849,119
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
Gonk out? This race is an elite rider killer...

Gonk out? This race is an elite rider killer beyond all :-/

Would be nice if Laia made top ten though. The aliens notwithstanding, with their massive logistic backup - that would reward...
Forum: Racing 01-09-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 12,230
Views: 849,119
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
Yup. That's my day between work shifts and during...

Yup. That's my day between work shifts and during work pauses ;-)

This thread is gruelling to keep up with. After all I'm in the Malle Moto class without a support team :-D

PAU is out after...
Forum: Racing 01-08-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 12,230
Views: 849,119
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
Laugh The socks were prime examples of improvisation. I...

The socks were prime examples of improvisation. I can live with that image in my head. Excellent improvisation.

The headwear made me scared :evil
I mean, why warp the otherwise nice guy's image...
Forum: Racing 01-08-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 12,230
Views: 849,119
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
Wicked This scary picture will haunt me. I'm...

This scary picture will haunt me.

I'm sitting here F5'ing on full throttle with my Klim Revolt jersey and the Lyndon Poskitt Klim Inferno Jacket - both immaculate offroad style garments - when...
Forum: Racing 01-08-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 12,230
Views: 849,119
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
When/where in the race was this taken and who's...

When/where in the race was this taken and who's the guy at left? :evil
Forum: Racing 01-08-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 12,230
Views: 849,119
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
With the present elite rider attrition rate we...

With the present elite rider attrition rate we can safely conclude the bar has been raised a notch or two beyond "normal rally raid competition levels".

There will always be calculated risks, but...
Forum: Racing 01-08-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 12,230
Views: 849,119
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
I agree. And once Sam Sunderland gets...

I agree. And once Sam Sunderland gets "stabilized" he'll start nabbing podium places regularly. The talents are up and storming. :clap
Forum: Racing 01-08-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 12,230
Views: 849,119
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
Nice attitude in adverse circumstances. (...

Nice attitude in adverse circumstances.

( from http://www.dakar.com/dakar/2014/us/stage-3/adrenalin.html )

http://www.dakar.com/PHOTOS/DAK/2014/300/9.jpg

With his green t-shirt and black...
Forum: Racing 01-07-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 12,230
Views: 849,119
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
Laugh Hehe. That's clever thinking. I only have seen on...

Hehe. That's clever thinking. I only have seen on Ari Vatanen's own webpage that his car was stolen - without taking into account other "smart" solutions :lol3

But as they say - "zis iz Razing"....
Forum: Racing 01-07-2014, 06:59 AM
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Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
Let's face it. Many people along the Dakar route...

Let's face it. Many people along the Dakar route will have a shot at making money out of it. I don't think I would hesitate to give these people a reasonable sum of cash to get my bike back from the...
Forum: Racing 01-07-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 12,230
Views: 849,119
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
Let's hope Paals bike shows up later. These...

Let's hope Paals bike shows up later. These strange people might need the salvage money off the bat, and we shouldn't be surprised if somebody will approach either ASO or Team Ullevålseter with a...
Forum: Racing 01-07-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 12,230
Views: 849,119
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
Paal Anders has a developed sense of possible...

Paal Anders has a developed sense of possible dangers through 12 Dakars, and while the official DNF reason is engine malfunction - I know him to be cautious and down to earth.

If he felt the urge...
Forum: Racing 01-06-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 12,230
Views: 849,119
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
http://ipad.dagbladet.no/2014/01/06/sport/dakar/pa...

http://ipad.dagbladet.no/2014/01/06/sport/dakar/pal_anders_ullevalseter/31149450/

"- There was a whole bunch that would take everything I own and have. It was a place you don't want to hang...
Forum: Racing 01-05-2014, 06:27 AM
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Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
This is cool. Mech breakdowns already ;-) ...

This is cool. Mech breakdowns already ;-)

Sent from my C6903 using Tapatalk
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-12-2013, 04:30 PM
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Views: 197,376
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
And for newbs - here's Nerb's user review of the...

And for newbs - here's Nerb's user review of the Unifilter kit.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/H3a8wkJioOI?list=UUcWbNkbuxFz8MDOvsqeyxjA" frameborder="0"...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-12-2013, 03:59 PM
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Views: 197,376
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
The stock air filter is paper, while most dirt...

The stock air filter is paper, while most dirt bikes preferrably run with oiled foam filters - both for maintenance/reuse and pure filtering qualities.

Had the air filter and filterbox not been...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-12-2013, 10:21 AM
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Views: 197,376
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
Thumb Reference. First exhaustive and complete...

Reference. First exhaustive and complete explanation of the 2013 filterbox design flaws. 2014 models are said to have modified filterbox shell halves with different part numbers than the debut year....
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-12-2013, 08:30 AM
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Views: 197,376
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
As Filterman from Unifilter has pointed out - the...

As Filterman from Unifilter has pointed out - the stock 2013 filterbox heat-warped and the filter retension mechanism applies pressure on top of the paper filter unit - allowing dust to creep past...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-08-2013, 09:28 AM
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Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
I agree. The 1190 will replace my F800GS as a...

I agree. The 1190 will replace my F800GS as a roadworthy sport-tourer.
Already got the 690 RFR as a more dirtworthy tool - with far better air filter accessability etc.
The 1190 is an excellent...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-08-2013, 07:22 AM
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Views: 1,637,759
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
Hmm. Nasty one. Oh, maybe a better and more...

Hmm. Nasty one.

Oh, maybe a better and more accessible air filter on the 9x0s :1drink

28 screws, some plastic removal and the fuel tank away before oogling the airbox versus how many on the...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-05-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6,782
Views: 1,637,759
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
Thumb This excellent bike concept will no doubt get its...

This excellent bike concept will no doubt get its aftermarket solutions popping up :1drink

Filterman's thinking is pointing in the right direction. This bike also needs a creative and more...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-05-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 197,376
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
I've ridden in normal traffic jams and heavily...

I've ridden in normal traffic jams and heavily filled narrow Norwegian roads in bad weather.

The accumulated layers of moisture-laden dust and muckfilled dirt I washed off the visor and helmet...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-05-2013, 07:00 AM
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Views: 1,637,759
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
I'd love to see the twin fuel tank setup of the...

I'd love to see the twin fuel tank setup of the 690 RFR or 9x0 series on this bike. And maybe even the 9x0 air filter setup in 1190 format.

No doubt upcoming buyers can easily plonk in the...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-04-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 6,782
Views: 1,637,759
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
Thanks for the first exhaustive and thorough...

Thanks for the first exhaustive and thorough explanation so far.

Confirms my own thoughts about the 2013 air box design flaws.

The heat based warping issue sounds plausible and was suspected as...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-04-2013, 12:06 AM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 197,376
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
I'm already starting to miss the simple air...

I'm already starting to miss the simple air filter access on the 690 RFR and 9x0 series.

28 screws/bolts, some plastic panels and the fuel tank must now be removed before the rider can make a...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-03-2013, 01:50 PM
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Views: 1,637,759
Posted By F650Dakar_Norway
Thanks for a political answer :rofl However...

Thanks for a political answer :rofl

However - the very fact that this has happened to "at least 5 bikes on the pandemic internet" is 5 too much in my book.
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