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Old 08-28-2014, 05:34 PM   #1
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Hi. New to forum. Just rode my 2014 1190 home. 720 miles followed by a little off road run around. I'm in heaven. Researched the crap out of this bike. Put Uni-filter on immediately. Plus a couple of other extras. Had no issues on my ride home. Noticed the heat when riding in the city. I'm glad I didn't buy the heated seat. During my shake down ride I have these two questions....wait for it....they are pretty lame.

1. Anyone find the mirrors offer a narrow view? Anyone try aftermarket mirrors? I saw some that folded over for off-road riding.

2. My high beam flash switch seems sticky. Anyone else experience this and if so got a fix? I thought maybe a small shot of wd-40.

Other than those two things I couldn't be happier. The cruiser went up for sale as soon as I got home.
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Old 08-28-2014, 07:12 PM   #2
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Hi. New to forum. Just rode my 2014 1190 home. 720 miles followed by a little off road run around. I'm in heaven. Researched the crap out of this bike. Put Uni-filter on immediately. Plus a couple of other extras. Had no issues on my ride home. Noticed the heat when riding in the city. I'm glad I didn't buy the heated seat. During my shake down ride I have these two questions....wait for it....they are pretty lame.

1. Anyone find the mirrors offer a narrow view? Anyone try aftermarket mirrors? I saw some that folded over for off-road riding.

2. My high beam flash switch seems sticky. Anyone else experience this and if so got a fix? I thought maybe a small shot of wd-40.

Other than those two things I couldn't be happier. The cruiser went up for sale as soon as I got home.

I have no issue at all with the 1190 mirrors, they are spot on..
You need to adjust them properly then set them up to suit you.

AS regards the high beam my only little hitch is that i tend to knock it sometimes and it flicks on...

Hey how about some photos of your bike... taake care
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Old 09-01-2014, 05:01 PM   #3
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My mirrors were badly adjusted when delivered. Fixed them up and now great.

Took me 3k/mi and ~$2500 in accessories but my 1190S is now not only the best bike I've owned, but I honestly believe the best bike Made...


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Old 09-01-2014, 05:19 PM   #4
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Congrats on snagging the best big ADV ever made.

I find the mirrors fine, but keep fiddling with the adjustment. If you don't like them Doubletake makes nice folding mirrors.

I would not use WD40 on the switches. Go to your local electrical store and pickup some "tuner renew". Its designed to clean electrical components and won't attract dirt or harm anything.

My down arrow started to get a bit sticky while riding in a TON of dust out west. All it took was letting it sit out in a thunderstorm to clean it out and its been fine since.
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Old 09-01-2014, 07:07 PM   #5
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My mirrors were badly adjusted when delivered. Fixed them up and now great.

Took me 3k/mi and ~$2500 in accessories but my 1190S is now not only the best bike I've owned, but I honestly believe the best bike Made...


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THis 1190 is my first Vtwin, it is the most amazing engine that I have experienced. The power is so tractable it loves 3rd and 4th gear and just pulls madly like a freight train..
Its a very comfortable bike to ride for taller guys, im one of them...
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Old 09-02-2014, 11:19 AM   #6
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About the mirrors .... KTM sell some mirror extender bars that relocate the mirrors 2 inches further out on each side. I posted some pics of them, plus the part numbers on another thread.
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Old 09-03-2014, 04:29 PM   #7
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Thanks for the replies.
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