2013 KTM Adventure 1190

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

  1. Duane1969

    Duane1969 Been here awhile

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    Thank you!!!!!!

    Ahhhhhhhhhh................Tellico plains................I remember that area well. Robinsville, US 129, Ducktown, Suches, GA, Blood Mountain, Turner's Corner.............Richard B Russell Parkway...............GREAT RIDING up there!!!!! Damn I miss it!!!!!!

    Take care Bro!!!!!!
  2. speed_racer

    speed_racer Been here awhile

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    I just emailed my dealer about the recall on the air filter and they said no worries, they will send one out to me. So may not be that bad after all ;)

    I wonder if I can upgrade minus the cost of the DNA filter to the unifilter one? hehe
  3. Grizzlybear

    Grizzlybear Been here awhile

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    I have been busy adding my signature to a fantastic bike to make it even more fantastic!

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    This Remus pipe was previously fitted to a GTR1400 since sold so I laser cut a bracket to mount it and welded the retaining spring tabs to the KTM outlet. The GTR pipe slipped on so perfectly, it looks like a factory job!

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    The Australian made B&B bash plate is made from 5mm alloy and very well designed, robust and IMO, looks better than either the KTM, Tourtech or SW-Motech items. It was not light at 4kg but I saved the same weight by fitting the Remus pipe so we're back to square one re weight.

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    You are looking at the biggest improvement to long distance ride comfort right here. The MRA X-creen can be adjusted for angle and my 5'10" (177cm) frame hides behind this set up even with the KTM windscreen in it's lowest position. This set up effectively sends the turbulence over the top and past my shoulders and I suspect a passenger would further benefit if the main screen was lifted. The MRA X-creen also comes with 6cm long adjustment arms to give even more height but I chose to fit the X-creen directly to it's mounting base for a tidier look.

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    The Ergo seat is not cheap and to be honest, I was full of regrets about buying it as I dismantled what seemed like the entire bike (remove all panels, tank headlight etc) just to fit the heated seat control switch. HOWEVER, now that I have used the seat on an all day ride I have to say it's one of the very best seats I've ever sat on. If you live in a hot climate and you dont need the heating function, just coil the wires up under the seat and use it just for its day long comfort then you'll save yourself the agro of fitting the switch!

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    This SW-Motech item is well finished and an absolutely essential item because of the poor KTM side stand design. I heard some forum chatter about a recall on side stands???

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    There has been much discussion re heat off the rear cylinder head and rear header pipe so I had the rear header pipe ceramic coated to reduce the heat signature back to the rear shock.

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    I suspect that the hot seat issue is not as pronounced with the thicker Ergo seat fitted however I fashioned up a heat shield from a bit of plastic I found in the KTM satchel when I bought the bike. Looking at the pre-drilled holes I think this was intended to fit behind the numberplate to comply with Australian Design Rules pertaining to length of mudguard.

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    Another pic of the shield "clipped" into the seat. As far as I can tell it works well with no hot seat yet detected despite a full day riding in 30 degrees last weekend.

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    Although the Touratech risers are not visible, the SW-Motech GPS mount can be seen. The only drawback is that it makes it awkward to get to the key with gloved hands.

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    This shows how I modified my old KTM 950 tank bag by cutting a hole to access the fuel filler. Works perfectly. Touratech handlebar risers are visible here along with the Zumo mounted in its dock.
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  4. speed_racer

    speed_racer Been here awhile

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    So it turns out that the DNA filter is actually just the pre filter's.. so you still need to open up the box and seal up the outer box and paper filter.
  5. Bonsai Elephant

    Bonsai Elephant Banned

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    That, my friend, is a work of bloody genius!

    Unless you get it patented before the Austrians get the bike on this side of the pond that idea is well and truly stolen!

    :D
  6. Toors

    Toors Been here awhile

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    There is no 7500 service on a 1190, but saying that I'll be doing an oil change in any event.

    Issue is: dust (which is areal problem in South Africa and Australia) can get past (on some bikes) the stock airfilter.

    This air filter changes were an initiative by a South African KTM dealer (Raceworx) and not a KTM recall - Another South African KTM Dealer RAD also on its own initiative recalled all its 1190'and inspected the air boxes and where required seemingly put some grease lining in to stop the buy pass of the air filter .

    I am very happy to see the Uni Air filter and will install as soon as I can get my hands on ones - One up to UNi filter to look at the problem and fix.
  7. barbadv

    barbadv Been here awhile

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    My R needed 0,25 cl oil for 1700km, probably 2l for 15000km will be necessary, you are in true :D

    Seriously, 1190 motor is a new motor with all the new tecnology and the oil we used have make lot of progres from 70's.
    Ok, if i only ride with my bike like an enduro, on "race mode", it will be interesting to change oil more regulary.
    But for a normal use road, i don't think so...but it's just my opinion, everyone done what he wants :D
  8. PPiA

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    Mine has 4500km and is not using any oil.
  9. Tancakar

    Tancakar Been here awhile

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    Do VRA screens actually sell it for 1190 adventure? Or you just bought one and fit it ? The whole bike looks good man.
  10. Bigem

    Bigem Long timer

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    I told by the service manager that KTM would be providing a fix for the dust issue. I will ask him next week when i back up home.

    But then again, I have been told many things by this crowd and take what they say with a grain of salt!!
  11. 6USMC6

    6USMC6 R.I.P. Party Boss

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    The MRA screen is pretty much universal. I have one that I have used on three different windshields and it has vastly improved all of them
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  12. PPiA

    PPiA Pete

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    I ordered the Uni Filter yesterday.

    They checked my VIN for any updates/recalls.

    Nothing yet, so maybe KTM is just hoping we all pay for the fix ourselves.
  13. cladv

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    Mine at 4600km lost around 700cc...even with warnings in the display.

    The dealer refilled and now.... at 7000km... is in a normal level.
  14. December6th

    December6th Adventurer

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    Asked my dealer to perform the 15000 service at 10000 already as I am leaving for a three week trip and did not want to search a dealer on the trip. So we decided to change Oil, Oilfilter and Brakefluid to be on the safe side. Dealer recommend not to change airfilter due to my primary use on alpine mountain roads. Plan to change Oil again at 20000 upon return from my trip

    Nikolaus
  15. Florida Lime

    Florida Lime Long timer

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    The October issue of Motorcyclist magazine has a full page ad for the 1190 Adventure - won't be long now. :clap

    It says the 'standard' version will have the EDS.
  16. Grizzlybear

    Grizzlybear Been here awhile

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    So to continue... and yes, the bike does get dirty. It just happened to be clean when I took the pics!!!

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    I fitted a Scottoiler the other day and am still experimenting with the drip rate. The shiny thin tube zip-tied to the rear cylinder coolant pipe is the vacum line which operates the Vsystem unit.

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    Shows the oil line and dispenser tube which I will trim back. Overall the installation is quite neat n tidy.

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    The GIVI quick detach pannier frames are a thing of close fitting beauty... on the left hand side...

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    ...but not on the right hand side, yikes! My plan is to reposition the Remus pipe to fit under the RH pannier then cut the arms off the main rectangle pannier frame, shorten then re-weld and re-powder coat. I intend to use GIVI 33L Trekker boxes because they are not too heavy unlike some pannier boxes, quite narrow at 21.5cm and best of all not very expensive yet well made. The total pannier width with these boxes will be 83cm. By comparison the relatively narrow Yamaha XTZ1200 panniers are 89cm wide while the R1200GS Adventure's heavy alloy boxes are over a metre wide! Good for some but I hate having too much "wind-age" ...no good for tyre wear, fuel consumption and squeezing between the trees!
  17. Babatad

    Babatad Been here awhile

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    Best upgrades I've seen Grizzly bear!!!

    Awesome job. Love the crash plates, side stand mod and the ceramic coating - need to find out who can do this for my beast!!!
  18. cladv

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  19. Alarm

    Alarm Been here awhile

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    Thank you very much for your answers.

    I think i will do also the second oil change on 7.500 km just to feel better.
    I changed anyway oil on all my bikes on 6-7000km intervals oil.


    As for that high oil consumption that some report... sounds weird to me. An engine that mentions to its manual oil change every 15.000km, should not burn 200-300ml of oil every 1.000 km. Its unacceptable !

    Thats the oil a 2 stroker needs. At least my 1 cylinder XR400 needed less oil than that.

    Of course, i bet that KTM says that this oil is within tolerance...
  20. Katoom72

    Katoom72 Been here awhile

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    Oil consumption on the break-in period is normal, the rings are still sealing then.
    You also need to keep an eye on the oil level and add oil when necessary. Just like every other 4-stroke engine.