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Old 11-15-2012, 09:04 AM   #16
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:07 AM   #17
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cool, nice bike, nice trip, good luck for your next trip
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:17 AM   #18
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Have a great journey, Joe!
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:46 AM   #19
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:53 AM   #20
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Thanks for posting Joe!
I look forward to your report and comments about the new bike.
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:35 PM   #21
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Hello Joe!
I've heard of your trips some years ago ;-) (from one czech KTM-maniac)
Have a great trip and as many of us I am really interested in how is your new 1190 doing.
Ride safe!!
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:46 PM   #22
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Joe,

Are you a KTM employee? Ever worked for KTM? Being compensated in any way? Is there KTM support on the trip?

Just want to get this out in the open before the trip begins. Looking forward to watching.
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:15 PM   #23
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Joe, thanks for coming onto the forum.

I hve to say I am very keen to follow your trip and see how the bike performs. There are many armchair riders out here who have dismissed the off road capabilities of the 1190 R based upon photos. I suspect your ride will be a great opportunity to confirm (or at least I hope it will confirm !!) that the new machine is perfectly capable offroad.

Fingers crossed I will be collecting my 1190R in mid February and will be heading to Morocco with it a month or two later ................
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:49 AM   #24
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Joe,

As one of the first people to do a real 'public' test of the 1190 you are likely to be bombarded with questions !

Can I kick off with a tyre question - the 990 Adventure has a 2.15 inch wide rim on the front and a 4.25 inch rim on the rear and uses a 90/90-21 front and 150/80-18 tyres.

What size tyres are you planning to use and how well do they fit on the wider rims of the 1190 R ?

And how many miles will it do to a tank of fuel !!

Thanks !
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:12 AM   #25
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:48 PM   #26
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I'm in.

Looking forward to a fine East African journey. I'll be along with you.
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Old 11-19-2012, 02:05 AM   #27
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I'm not emplyed by KTM.
I get support from KTM Austria, since a couple of years. Otherwise I would't get the bike 3 month before the official start of selling.
On the trip I'm alone, as it was on all the trips I've done since 30 years and 300.000 km..



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Joe,

Are you a KTM employee? Ever worked for KTM? Being compensated in any way? Is there KTM support on the trip?

Just want to get this out in the open before the trip begins. Looking forward to watching.
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Old 11-19-2012, 02:23 AM   #28
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I'll use the Pirelli Sorpion Rally 90/90 21" and 140/80 18"
The same tyres I've used on the 950/990 Adventure.

I'll also change the rims to the same rims with I have used he last years.

This is 2,50 inch on the rear and 1,85 on the front.

I've been yust riding 300 km with the new bike, so its hard to say how many miles you can go on one tank.
But a lot more then with the old one. In normal conditions I think it should be around 400 km or even more, but we'll see.



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Joe,

As one of the first people to do a real 'public' test of the 1190 you are likely to be bombarded with questions !

Can I kick off with a tyre question - the 990 Adventure has a 2.15 inch wide rim on the front and a 4.25 inch rim on the rear and uses a 90/90-21 front and 150/80-18 tyres.

What size tyres are you planning to use and how well do they fit on the wider rims of the 1190 R ?

And how many miles will it do to a tank of fuel !!

Thanks !
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Old 11-19-2012, 02:39 AM   #29
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You definitely cannot compare LWR and my trip.
LWR was a real marketing trip with a lot of support and money involved.
On my trip to Africa, there are no support cars, camera guys etc. on the way.
Ill be riding the first part with a friend from Addis Abeba, then alone and the last part with my wife Renate on the back.
But still I'll try to give you as much backup as possible from the trip.
And will send you plenty of pictures.

In the offroad modus you can switch the 1190 to a bad fuel maping.


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Welcome to AdvRider Joe!
After the LWR fiasco, KTM has finally figured out what the good marketing is all about, it was about time. Good luck with your trip, keep us apraised with the good, bad and the ugly and post a lot of pictures. What are you going to do about the poor gas in Africa, do you have a custom fuel and ignition map to deal with that?
Other than that, I'm in.
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:02 AM   #30
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Have a great trip Joe.
Will you be doing any more modifications to the bike other then rim sizes or is it your plan to run the bike out of the showroom? and see how it performs.If possible your pre-trip preparation of the 1190r would be of great interest.
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