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Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 776
Posted By YamaLink
I'll take two! :D

I'll take two! :D
Forum: Trials 09-23-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 584
Posted By YamaLink
Trials legend Danny MacAskill official ambassador KTM Freeride Electric motorcycles

http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/news/article/danny-macaskill-becomes-official-ambassador-for-ktm-freeride-electric-motorcycles-42524/
Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,047
Posted By YamaLink
Maybe it's my small phone screen or that I'm too...

Maybe it's my small phone screen or that I'm too new of a 1290 owner/drag strip virgin, but are you doing full throttle upshifts with no clutch?

Your photos and reports are nothing short of...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 45,373
Views: 8,887,465
Posted By YamaLink
Believe all my bikes have Primary Drive...

Believe all my bikes have Primary Drive sprockets. Sure hard to beat for quality and price.
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,493
Posted By YamaLink
Buddy rode a 2012 WR450F from Alaska to Idaho. No...

Buddy rode a 2012 WR450F from Alaska to Idaho. No oil cooler. Proper gearing and changed oil at overnight stays. Then the sick bastard rode back after just 36 hours rest in town. :eek1

And as...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 549,911
Posted By YamaLink
There's a local desert racer who started...

There's a local desert racer who started competing about 5 years ago aboard his first bike, the WR250R. He completed every 100 miler and didn't regret it because he had a billion other things to...
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 742
Views: 98,667
Posted By YamaLink
Bingo! My ktm 1290 makes me toggle to turn the...

Bingo! My ktm 1290 makes me toggle to turn the ABS off. Pain the ass 5 seconds but totally worth it. Okay, I keep front ABS on and the rear in supermoto mode. But that post-bump thump thump thump is...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,743
Posted By YamaLink
An added bonus of the 500exc = turns into the...

An added bonus of the 500exc = turns into the baddest snowbike evuh!
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 18,767
Posted By YamaLink
Stock gearing, 165 pound rider, 3600 ft...

Stock gearing, 165 pound rider, 3600 ft elevation, damn chilly, in tuck with left arm behind back (completely alone in middle of nowhere = no one to laugh at my goon style): titch under 85mph...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4,160
Views: 1,360,606
Posted By YamaLink
Be mindful when lowering the rear (full...

Be mindful when lowering the rear (full disclosure: we are a Kouba Link reseller) and raising the forks UP. Changes to the front effect (or is it affect, I never remember) geometry at a much...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 45,373
Views: 8,887,465
Posted By YamaLink
My buddy saw your post and is going to attempt...

My buddy saw your post and is going to attempt the same. He has a Vstrom windscreen, by chance, but the brackets are being scrounged up today. Nice job, and thanks!
Forum: Road warriors 09-01-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8,368
Views: 1,294,802
Posted By YamaLink
Red:...

Red: http://www.indianmotorcycle.com/en-us/scout-indian-red
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 164,652
Posted By YamaLink
On backorder forever my PowerParts tail tidy came...

On backorder forever my PowerParts tail tidy came in. Fits great, easy install. About $120. I was content riding the stock fender and am somewhat frugal toward tail tidies and the like, but the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 164,652
Posted By YamaLink
I have zero remorse buying my 1290. Having said...

I have zero remorse buying my 1290. Having said that how did you like the S1000R's electronics? On-the-fly, adjustments, etc? Especially after turning bike on/off. Or do you keep it basic and just...
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 164,652
Posted By YamaLink
I know YMMV and it depends on rider size, style,...

I know YMMV and it depends on rider size, style, etc., but in your opinion is the forward position not as street-friendly? I'm 5'10" with 32" inseam and right now I have bars in rearward position and...
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 164,652
Posted By YamaLink
Exactly. I knew the tail tidy would be a wait,...

Exactly. I knew the tail tidy would be a wait, joked with the dealer "I'll probably get it in winter (we get lots of snow and ice thus I'm not riding)" but the tank pad has been back ordered almost 2...
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 837
Views: 124,622
Posted By YamaLink
Rode a friend's 1000R yesterday for about 50...

Rode a friend's 1000R yesterday for about 50 miles. Full disclosure: I purchased a KTM 1290R last month.

I'm not an inline 4 fan these days due to decades of Japanese liter bikes, but this BMW...
Forum: Vendors 07-01-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 1,421
Views: 227,349
Posted By YamaLink
Rev'It Airwave fit compared to Dainese Air Flux

Can't decide between the two. Mainly because the Airwave was "redesigned" a year or so for a more Euro slim fit. Looking at the Revzilla vids the Rev'It still seems more boxy. Maybe it is the model,...
Forum: Road warriors 06-25-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 164,652
Posted By YamaLink
Thanks! Just tried killing ignition via the...

Thanks! Just tried killing ignition via the switch and the SPORT mode stays on!!

Somewhat related: The ROAD & SuperMoto option defaults back to Road even with workaround; guess that's where the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-25-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 164,652
Posted By YamaLink
Mine can be completely turned off via the two...

Mine can be completely turned off via the two settings on the screen: MTC and ABS. The third line/option is ROAD or SUMO.
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 164,652
Posted By YamaLink
I've been wondering how the MTC reacts under full...

I've been wondering how the MTC reacts under full throttle use. So the light comes on.....does this mean the rear wheel spinning stop and the bike accelerates with maximum efficiency or does the ecu...
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 164,652
Posted By YamaLink
That is crazy. Several KTM dealers told me...

That is crazy. Several KTM dealers told me they're charging "just" $180 for actual prep time. Said the $400 charge even shocked those able to afford the 1290.
Forum: Road warriors 06-14-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 164,652
Posted By YamaLink
I haven't even ventured into supermoto mode....

I haven't even ventured into supermoto mode. Thinking it's next since I've decided TC is a must stay on for me. ABS is a gametime decision.
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 164,652
Posted By YamaLink
If by glorious you mean it made my gut sink and...

If by glorious you mean it made my gut sink and cheeks pull back in awe then yes, enough that I pulled over to put MTC back on! *yes, my Aprilia and BMW buds can do it quickly on the fly.
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 164,652
Posted By YamaLink
Even though I had the video example and written...

Even though I had the video example and written how-to of how to reset the service light it took me about an hour before I got the 10 second procedure through my thick skull. Break-in miles and oil...
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 164,652
Posted By YamaLink
Thanks! The wiring and oem were my main issue....

Thanks! The wiring and oem were my main issue. Local dealer price on the PP is $115 but availability is vaporware.
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 164,652
Posted By YamaLink
Is the Power Parts tail tidy the only option...

Is the Power Parts tail tidy the only option which utilizes the oem blinkers and wiring? Can't find it online to get a visual. Link would be appreciated.
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 164,652
Posted By YamaLink
Exactly. Only reason I went for it is the...

Exactly. Only reason I went for it is the lifelong family friend owns the KTM dealership. Fingers crossed!
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 164,652
Posted By YamaLink
I've never done extended warranties on anything....

I've never done extended warranties on anything. Big rip-off. The car dealership and their upsells of "this car has an expensive windshield and for only $950 we guarantee a crack will be fixed" or...
Forum: Road warriors 06-11-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 164,652
Posted By YamaLink
Not that it's a major DIY, but I did the 1000km...

Not that it's a major DIY, but I did the 1000km first service. Purchased filter at shop for $7.20, oil at auto store for $12 per quart and in about 15 minutes was done with fluid check, chain...
Forum: Road warriors 06-10-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,978
Posted By YamaLink
Wow, talk about a transformation! Bike looks 50...

Wow, talk about a transformation! Bike looks 50 pounds lighter and more menacing.
Forum: Road warriors 06-10-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 1,186
Views: 189,596
Posted By YamaLink
While it's almost a polar opposite from my 1290...

While it's almost a polar opposite from my 1290 the Nine T was a top contender. Bmw captures a great buying demographic potential.
Forum: Road warriors 06-10-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 164,652
Posted By YamaLink
Unfortunately for my options the Aprilia...

Unfortunately for my options the Aprilia dealership is no more. The long-time Ape dealer let it go and the new one let it go after a year. Called around the West asking because that V4 is beyond...
Forum: Road warriors 06-09-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 164,652
Posted By YamaLink
I'm still pre-600 miles on mine and cautiously...

I'm still pre-600 miles on mine and cautiously getting to know the beast. With great traction and in sport mode will TC always act as fail safe?

Is it an abrupt end to fun or seamless? Like...
Forum: Road warriors 06-09-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 164,652
Posted By YamaLink
My dealer got a black demo and an orange one. I...

My dealer got a black demo and an orange one. I had no idea they made the matte black. Dealer has to keep the demo for 3 months. I bought it 2 weeks and 36 miles old. The next black comes in July and...
Forum: Road warriors 06-08-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 164,652
Posted By YamaLink
Middle of today's ride, filling up with gas, the...

Middle of today's ride, filling up with gas, the bike started and it was in Sport mode! Yea, finally. Later in ride, restart, back to Street mode. Oh well, it was nice thinking the manual was wrong...
Forum: Road warriors 06-07-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 164,652
Posted By YamaLink
Ah, now I get it!!

Ah, now I get it!!
Forum: Road warriors 06-07-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 164,652
Posted By YamaLink
My manual and my persistence trying cannot get...

My manual and my persistence trying cannot get the bike to change modes on the fly. I've read yours stays in Sport even after turning key on/off. Mine does as manual says: reverts back to default...
Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 164,652
Posted By YamaLink
With just a little bit of fine-tuning things like...

With just a little bit of fine-tuning things like lever position, suspension, etc., this is going to be a very nice street bike. Nearest track is about 6 hours away and although many say it's a shame...
Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,978
Posted By YamaLink
Very nice pics. Currently own a black 2008 S3...

Very nice pics. Currently own a black 2008 S3 with Arrow slip-ons, but it's being sold for a 1290R. Will surely miss the bug eyes.

You keeping it stock....other than taking off the fork...
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