2013 KTM Adventure 1190

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  1. nikoktm

    nikoktm Been here awhile

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    Unifilter fitted yesterday
  2. CanningOz

    CanningOz Adventurer

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    How long did it take you to get the body work and tank off to do this? I assume you had to drain the tank? Seems strange KTM made this so hard to change, especially as their dirt bikes have air filter access so wel sorted.
  3. jj_pt

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    The Unifilter filters need any kind of fuel mapping changes, like the DNA filters?
  4. Audun

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    Suddenly i can make left turn signal by pressing the horn and i get horn when making left turn signal. Also the "back" selector switch is misbehaving. Another frustrating warranty issue to put on the list. My dealer will sure have a handfull at next service....

    At least the bike keeps running :)

    Audun
  5. nikoktm

    nikoktm Been here awhile

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    Hi Canning,

    The dealer do that. They call me the same day the unifilter arrives to do the recall service.But I think the bike will need a fuel mapping. Since I left the dealer, the revs are quite high.
  6. Filterman

    Filterman Adventurer

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    The bike should not require remapping if the only change has been the air filter. We have tried to keep the air flow as close to original as possible. In regards to changing the filter yes you do have to remove the tank. You don't have to drain it as the tank has two fuel taps to turn the fuel off. It takes about 40min to change the filter. The best advice is to follow the owners manual for removing the tank so you don't remove any bolts that are not required. You can change the pre-cleaner by just removing the front fairing that houses the turn indicators.
  7. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second...

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    So does swapping the 19" wheel on to the R model for street riding throw the abs and TC all off....
  8. speed_racer

    speed_racer Been here awhile

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    I wouldn't bother, i have as much confidence throwing this into a tight turn fast as i did with a F650gs on the black top and even more off road..
  9. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second...

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    As fast as a F650gs?.....:lol3....sorry couldn't resist...

    If I ride my Multi back to back with my SE...I really miss a real front tire....

    So....is it possible?
  10. speed_racer

    speed_racer Been here awhile

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    hehe.. the engine doesn't have that much to do with the speed u can carry into and around a corner.. just exits and straights.. where u engage warp speed :D

    But yes it would muck up the TC.. and a maybe on ABS, as well as your speedo
  11. speed_racer

    speed_racer Been here awhile

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    This looks sweet!! But how long do you expect the black to last on the plastics? Ive found in the past that paint tends to crack and come off on plastic.
  12. -GUV-

    -GUV- Been here awhile

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    Are you serious? painting plastic isn't something new.

    What have you done with Tancakar?
  13. Katoom72

    Katoom72 Been here awhile

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    It's called preperation. Something you need to do when you spraypaint any surface. The prep depends on the surface, plastic for example needs a primer to hold well.
    Scotch-brite + plasticprimer and your paint won't chip or crack.
  14. Schussboelie

    Schussboelie Been here awhile

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    I just used PlastiDip.
    Perfect for small areas and non-destructive.
    I think it is some kind of latex based or something so it is flexible.
    It's fairly heat-resistant as a buddy of mine used it on his exhaust guard with no issues.
    All you need is to degrease the surface area properly and spray it on.
    4 or 5 coats and you're all set.
  15. Jaimoto

    Jaimoto Spaniard in Chile

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    I believe there's nothing painted in that pic, if you're referring at the headlight mask I think black is the original color in the standard adventure.
  16. Katoom72

    Katoom72 Been here awhile

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    Even better :lol3
  17. Davy F

    Davy F Pro Goolie Fiddler

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    Correct............:thumb
  18. Fireflyer

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    Hi, Comming from a mainly road riding background and having never had any big heavy KTMs before I was really not sure about how the 21" front would be on Tarmac.

    Wanted an 1190 but did not want the electronic suspension so opted for the 'R' as standard bikes without the lecy suspenders were not available here ( plus the R looks better IMO and gives me the option to wobble around off road when I get the chance:lol3)

    Anyways, the more I ride it the more I'm surprised at how good the 21" front is in the corners on road and my back up plan of getting some 19" Alpinas with road rubber fitted according to the type of riding has been kicked into touch.

    According to my dealer when I asked them about it before I bought the "R" fitting a 19" front is possible but....
    1. Can't just fit the 19" front straight off the standard model as fork stanchions/wheel spindles are not same as "R" model
    2. Would need to also change rear wheel so software reprogram could recognise 19/17" combination for abs - traction control etc. ( Std Adv has 19/17 wheels, "R" has 21/18 so if you just changed the front you would be left with 19" front and 18" rear)
    3. Steering geometry would be out (different) with 19" front in "R" forks so may need to play around dropping forks through to get nice set up.

    Can't verify the above points made by dealer because as I said at the start the 21" has been way better than my expectations and I don't feel the need to make the change any more.
    Sure the smaller front should be (very slightly) better but from my experience having ridden both the difference is so small it's going to be the rider that makes the biggest difference so just set the suspension up to suit and carry on mullering your mates on road..........with the added bonus of bullshitting them that you must be a riding god cause you're doing it with 21" front wheel :rofl

    Seriously though just try it - if you want to change it fair enough - if you NEED to change it maybe best just buy a full on sports bike:dunno

    Cheers:beer
  19. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second...

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    Fair enough....will give it a try before I start fiddling....:deal...
  20. BlueCattledog

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    Hi all, latest update on same.
    Took the bike over to the dealer today; asked them to check front wheel balance as per suggestions on here, it was miles out, original 30g from factory after balancing, 70g !.
    I took out their test bike whilst this was going on and it was sweet, hardly any vibes at all at both motorway and twisty road trials...the mechanic took my bike out after wheel balancing and reconed there was still quite a lot of vibes through the engine, I rode it home and concur.
    Both the test bike and my own have roughly the same milage approx 1300, so not realy run in but you can definitely tell the difference between the two.
    The dealer is contacting KTM UK, and I'm going to give it some miles over the next week to see.
    Good dealer in Scotland; trying their best to get it right, hats off. I paid lots for this bike want to get it right.
    Keep you posted.