2013 KTM Adventure 1190

Discussion in 'Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much HP' started by goodcat8, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. Lion BR

    Lion BR I'd rather be riding

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    One more thing... back to analogy of the car. Up until 50 C it is considered "cold" as in oil has not reached ideal temperature for doing its thing and pressure is high. And I've seen it go up to 110-120 C in constant free-way higher speeds in the summer. The car is an Audi, by the way. I'm glad the KTM has an oil temp gauge. I consider it important information (I also have an oil pressure gauge in the car, and you can see how the pressure goes down as oil temp rises). Oil temp and pressure are important information for decisions when to give the motor a break, if thinking on the longevity of the motor. Although these things are much more durable today, with better tolerances, better materials, almost irrelevant to worry about.
  2. Lion BR

    Lion BR I'd rather be riding

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    In my Tiger 800XC water temp almost never changes. In my Ducati it is always changing (but you see it as numbers and not a "needle" so it is easier to see it always changing, but always in the normal range).
  3. igorpetrovich

    igorpetrovich Been here awhile

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    show us a photo of your modification.....
    Today I was driving around Milan with a lot of traffic and traffic lights. In this conditions I felt some heat coming up on my right leg when stopping, nothing drammatic....
    as soon as I got moving the heat was over.
  4. umitc

    umitc Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the info Lion, you are right. Oil temperature should be higher. So, at least now I am sure that the water temperature is stable at 1190. The wraps stopped the heat rising; not totally, but to a better range. I am happier now. :-)))) I think that I can enjoy it more now. :-)))
  5. Lion BR

    Lion BR I'd rather be riding

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    Also, I would read the manual, see if they have information on what is the oil temp range. In my car, normally aspirated V-6 motor, it says not to push below 50 C and slow down if oil temps hit 130 C.
  6. umitc

    umitc Been here awhile

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    Yes you are right, let me check it too
  7. coast range rider

    coast range rider Been here awhile

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    Maybe we need a survey, which side hotter right or left? :D
  8. umitc

    umitc Been here awhile

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    I think you have an alligator skin :D:D:D:D
  9. umitc

    umitc Been here awhile

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    It was a joke :-)) maybe it's the help of Akrapovic
  10. igorpetrovich

    igorpetrovich Been here awhile

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    it depends on witch foot you put down when you stop, the other leg gets the heat.....:rofl
  11. umitc

    umitc Been here awhile

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  12. Moronic

    Moronic Long timer

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    It appears the standard model stoppies quite well:

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  13. Georgios

    Georgios Been here awhile

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    Just a thought, maybe I´m wrong, but where does the heat goes now? Perhaps it is not a good idea to prevent the exhaust tube to give away its heat.

    But it´s probably more important that you feel good on the bike in summer.
  14. mcmann

    mcmann Motorcycle ADV enthusiast

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    Well thought out bike . . . a 150 H.P. bike puts out alot of heat!

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  15. mcmann

    mcmann Motorcycle ADV enthusiast

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    This is how they test ride KTM's after Dealer set-up . . . Really should wear some protective gear:

    Reminds me of: "Hold my beer and watch this"

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  16. umitc

    umitc Been here awhile

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    Georgios, you are right, but just a little bit better now.
  17. mcmann

    mcmann Motorcycle ADV enthusiast

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    Woud it be possible to make a heat shield/deflector that mounts to the top 2 rear exhaust studs . . . That would keep some heat off your right under thigh?
  18. umitc

    umitc Been here awhile

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    I will ride some more, than I will decide what to do. It's a little bit better now, but still too much for my legs. I have ordered the Akrapovic, but honestly considering should I spend more on the bike or not. How better it will be, but Igorpetrovich has Akrapovic and he says that the heat is not much on his bike. Since I am the only one yelling about this problem, I am thinling that maybe the problem on my legs, make me feel the heat more than everybody.
  19. lotus7

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    :clapI will be picking up my 1190 Adventure tomorrow, can't wait!
    Ill take some pics and try to post them up here:clap
  20. veesquared

    veesquared Been here awhile

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    Every once in a great while i will wear jeans while doing a test ride but normally i wear either full leathers or a full textile suit. In jeans the heat is felt much more than the textile or leather pants. Ymmv.