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Forum: Vendors 06-30-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 1,092
Views: 117,997
Posted By mantan
that's great. Please post some pics of the...

that's great. Please post some pics of the install. I will order 2 after I come back from vacation.
Is there any cutting / drilling required? How big
is your Canbus adapter?
Forum: Vendors 06-26-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1,092
Views: 117,997
Posted By mantan
I have tried several different "canbus" aware...

I have tried several different "canbus" aware ballasts, "error cancellers", and in-line resistors of 10/15/25 watts for both high and low beam HIDs on my 1190 and nothing worked.

so I am very...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-11-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,653
Posted By mantan
GoCruise is nice but the KTM heated grips are too...

GoCruise is nice but the KTM heated grips are too short and curved on the inside making it very difficult to use the GoCruise. Might have to go with Kaoko.
Forum: Orange Crush 06-09-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 536
Views: 85,434
Posted By mantan
Holan panniers

Here is my bike with the Holan Nomada panniers. 38 lt symmetric set with
Wings shorty. Shad topcase. I need to move to top case a bit to improve the
clearance for the pannier lids. I did not bother...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-22-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,604
Posted By mantan
yes. 2600 miles so far. The problems are easy to...

yes. 2600 miles so far. The problems are easy to address unless there is lack of good dealer nearby
Forum: Orange Crush 05-16-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,249
Posted By mantan
it's a shame that so many people give up on the...

it's a shame that so many people give up on the Aprilia RXV without even trying it.

I asked people here before buying mine and the geniuses here said stuff like, it will blow up within 200 miles...
Forum: Racing 04-16-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 18,348
Posted By mantan
I am not buying it either. He said there were too...

I am not buying it either. He said there were too many on his helmet. I am suspicious. The roar at the starting grid would drive the mosquitoes away, I think.
Forum: Racing 04-16-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 18,348
Posted By mantan
mosquitoes got Lorenzo

saw it on autosport but no mention here. Reminded me of Biaggi's mosquito bite response after the fight with the Dr.
Forum: Orange Crush 03-14-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 85,434
Posted By mantan
The only thing uglier than the Jesse bags is the...

The only thing uglier than the Jesse bags is the Jessy rack. That is probably the main reason why one hardly sees a bike with Jesse system sans the bags. I would not have them on my bike even if they...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-13-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,769
Posted By mantan
Excellent, thank you! How did you plug the line,...

Excellent, thank you! How did you plug the line, any special part needed for that or just put some glue/filler? I know, a rather stupid question...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-07-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,279
Posted By mantan
just get a multistrada

just get a multistrada
Forum: Orange Crush 02-27-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,157
Posted By mantan
you are correct about the duck tape. But there...

you are correct about the duck tape. But there are other tapes and rim strips available, all of which should help protect the tubeless setup.

I will certainly do it at the first tire change.
Forum: Orange Crush 02-27-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,157
Posted By mantan
I think it will be wise to put a layer or two of...

I think it will be wise to put a layer or two of duck tape or something over the rim strip to prevent accidental damage during tire changes and also some extra protection from nails etc going through...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-07-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 47,608
Posted By mantan
PM sent

PM sent
Forum: Orange Crush 02-07-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,350
Posted By mantan
No luck with the CANbus ballast and capacitor...

No luck with the CANbus ballast and capacitor either. This is the setup that works on the new Ducatis and also latest euro cars.

I don't know how KTM engineers have set the parameters for allowed...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-06-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,350
Posted By mantan
I bought the CANbus specific ballast from a local...

I bought the CANbus specific ballast from a local store and they also gave the capacitor things, AKA error eliminators.

I will report back tonight. Hopefully it will all work.
Forum: Orange Crush 02-05-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,350
Posted By mantan
I am not putting 55W HID. Only 35W ones. Too many...

I am not putting 55W HID. Only 35W ones. Too many horror stories about 55W HIDs damaging the headlight housings and also a problem for the oncoming traffic.

Anyways, the problem is the CANbus...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-05-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,350
Posted By mantan
I followed the service manual, which says: ...

I followed the service manual, which says:

Preparatory work
- Remove the front side cover (x2)
- Remove the tank cover
- Remove the mask spoiler (x2)
- Remove the wind shield
Main work
-...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-05-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,350
Posted By mantan
HID a no go for the 1190

Not working in Low or High beam. Errors galore.

Low beam failure. High beam failure. General failure, etc.

This is a huge problem given how much work is involved in taking the headlight out....
Forum: Orange Crush 02-05-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 47,608
Posted By mantan
repacking

does the Wings or Remus requires repacking down the road? I know Staintune did not, so was like the sock pipe in a way. They are all way overpriced and it will be a bummer if repacking is needed.
...
Forum: Vendors 01-21-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 20,426
Posted By mantan
What size are those? I would think 35 and 45 lt....

What size are those? I would think 35 and 45 lt. Is that correct?
Also, how wide is the bike with them? Thanks
Forum: Vendors 01-20-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,460
Posted By mantan
Thanks for the response. Do you have any estimate...

Thanks for the response. Do you have any estimate of how long it will take to get a kit if someone orders now?
Forum: Orange Crush 01-20-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 536
Views: 85,434
Posted By mantan
Holan Nomada panniers

Has anyone bought these yet? So far, these look the best to me among the Aluminum bags. Looked at Touratech, Globescout, Trax and the Holan. To me the Jesse's look ugly, kind of like the Pontiac...
Forum: Vendors 01-20-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,460
Posted By mantan
Holan Nomada panniers for KTM 1190 Adv

Hello,

I am thinking of ordering the Holan nomada panniers for my 1190 Adv and have a couple of questions.

Do you have inner bags for these? The description says there are options butI don't...
Forum: Equipment 12-27-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,463
Posted By mantan
It is quite possible that this bulb still needs...

It is quite possible that this bulb still needs development but it is the first one
that I have seen which looks promising as a drop-in replacement, except for
the fan. But the efficiency is no...
Forum: Equipment 12-26-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,463
Posted By mantan
Possibly the first real LED headlight replacement bulb

Saw it in the new Motorcyclist. I have no connection with the magazine or any motorcycle product/accessory seller.

Seems like there is H4 and H7 versions for now.
...
Forum: Vendors 12-24-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 26,575
Posted By mantan
thanks Terry. Not WOT, mostly mid range...

thanks Terry. Not WOT, mostly mid range improvements. Now I need to decide between this or the ktm 1190 :D
Forum: Vendors 12-20-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 26,575
Posted By mantan
Terry, hp/torque graph with and without the...

Terry,

hp/torque graph with and without the AF-XIED. I want to see if there is an objective improvement in performance. Already have the accelerator plug and the bike runs smooth. So drivability...
Forum: Vendors 12-20-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 26,575
Posted By mantan
Roger, your explanations are quite good but why...

Roger, your explanations are quite good but why no dyno data?
Forum: GS Boxers 12-05-2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 669
Posted By mantan
Battery is ok

Sorry about the late update but the battery is alright. After some head scratching, my conclusion is the there was a short between the unused 2nd +ve terminal and the seat. After taking care of that...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-03-2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 669
Posted By mantan
You have a point there but it is very tempting to...

You have a point there but it is very tempting to go with these lightweight Lithium batteries. I will try to charge it today and see if it comes back to life.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-02-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 669
Posted By mantan
Mirai battery problem GSA

Has anyone tried Mirai Lithium battery?

I bought one at the San Mateo show in Oct and finally put it in my 06 1200 GSA yesterday. Bike ran fine on a short test ride and today in the commute but...
Forum: Road warriors 11-20-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 938
Views: 142,969
Posted By mantan
Clutchless upshifting is much easier to implement...

Clutchless upshifting is much easier to implement and the only real benefit of that is in acceleration.

Quickshifter that allows downshifting is a lot more complex and the benefits include safety...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-01-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 39,253
Posted By mantan
I also got to test ride both the std. and the R...

I also got to test ride both the std. and the R at the demo. Its a fantastic bike. Looking to replace my 06 1200GSAdv.

I noticed significant heat around the seat on the R but the std. was fine....
Forum: Beasts 11-01-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,181
Posted By mantan
I have 5200 trouble free DS miles on my 09 RXV...

I have 5200 trouble free DS miles on my 09 RXV 550. IMS tank and 41T rear sprocket. Seat gets quite hot. I had the exhaust jet-hot coated, did not help much. Now there is a heat reflector under the...
Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 71,639
Posted By mantan
The Hyperstrada is actually lighter. Ducati lists...

The Hyperstrada is actually lighter. Ducati lists 399lb dry/450 lb wet and that is including center stand, which is a must for a bike that will see some miles, esp. one with a chain drive.

The KTM...
Forum: Ride reports 01-04-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 76,095
Posted By mantan
Your ride is right up with the best ones I have...

Your ride is right up with the best ones I have seen here :clap

BTW, Samarwickrama more accurately means the one with prowess to battle on, certainly something you have!
Forum: Ride reports 12-07-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 92,467
Posted By mantan
I will also be following your report! Interested...

I will also be following your report! Interested in the 1190. The range sounds very good.

I also like the Pirelli Scorpion Rally tires, have them in the same size as you plan to use on my RXV 550
Forum: Beasts 11-25-2012, 06:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,750
Posted By mantan
I would not take my GSA to India. My other bikes,...

I would not take my GSA to India. My other bikes, Aprilia RXV 550 or F650GS will be much better. I have traveled well in both north and south. Infrastructure is simply not keeping up with the...
Forum: Racing 10-25-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5,368
Views: 531,027
Posted By mantan
Nice straw-man argument there... but yes, his...

Nice straw-man argument there... but yes, his death was an untimely tragedy
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