2014 1190 Adventure Airbox

Discussion in 'Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much HP' started by 2wdrift, May 5, 2014.

  1. jj_pt

    jj_pt Adventurer

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    I use mine mainly on-road and I've ordered the unifilter kit. I would recommend it to anyone with a 1190.
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  2. 2wdrift

    2wdrift Been here awhile

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    I used mine on dirt every time I rode it, I live on a farm.
    The issue is with the airbox lid that doesnt seal propperly. No amount of grease seems to solve the problem. I had just under 10 000km on mine when it would not start. Now I have to convince the dealership that the dust might have damaged other engine components and that I need a rebuild of the motor at the very least to give me piece of mind while riding in remote areas. I was planning on riding the length of africa with this bike but if it lets me down in the namib dessert I am pretty much screwed.

    But let me reserve judgement until the dealership lets me know what they are going to do about it.
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  3. RobZorba

    RobZorba Been here awhile

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    +1, fitted the Unifilter to my '2014 R from new, based on the recommendation of several owners I had been chatting to in private before I purchased my 1190. I ordered directly from "FilterMan" Miles, who is an inmate and also the owner of the "Unifilter" manufacturing company in Australia, www.uniflow.com.au

    The people I spoke to had engines replaced and the later 2014 airbox fitted under warranty by KTM. BUT ... they also told me that dust was still getting into the engine until they took matters in their own hands and fitted the Unifilter, which solved the problem completely. The inside of the airbox and intake tubes on my own 1190 R are spotless despite several "dusty" off road excursions.

    KTM have never published an official statement about the 'bikes whose engines were trashed by the bad filter design. Nor have KTM ever acknowledged that there is still a significant problem, despite the fact that many owners have written to them and informed them. Owners are justified in criticizing KTM about their poor communications.

    P.S. If you are in the USA, you can order the Unifilter kits from Touratech, costing $98.10

    http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/3533/PN-371-0870/UNI-Air-Filter-Pre-Filter-Kit-KTM-1190-Adventure-R
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  4. mlyamkaw

    mlyamkaw Drill Baby Drill

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    It's cheaper to order direct from Australia than to go through Touratech, FYI.
    I don't know the exact math anymore, but it was like $75 shipped, and took about a week. Just got mine, haven't looked in the airbox yet, but was on a very dusty ride last weekend.
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  5. RobZorba

    RobZorba Been here awhile

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    Better let FilterMan (Miles) comment ... it may be a short-term "air mail" arrangement to help owners out until Touratech's new stock of Unifilters arrives by ship.
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  6. Black Hills

    Black Hills Long timer

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    I have 1500 miles on mine, never been on more than a gravel road and those were wet so no dusty conditions at all and I have dust in the airbox (very light) so will be installing the unifilter.
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  7. WickedKTM

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    Yes I got mine in less than a week ordering direct and it was about $25 cheaper to my door than Touratechs advertised price.
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  8. chadscamaro

    chadscamaro Adventurer

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    I am telling my dealer to install those filters on every 1190 they sell to save them a headache of issues. Since mine already had problems starting yesterday and I pulled it to see all that dirt in throttle bodys they are going to get with KTM and see what the next step is but the motor could be screwed in the long run I guess ?? What a pain!
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  9. rigwrecker

    rigwrecker Adventurer

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    I'd order it directly from Oz. I paid $100 - All in, delivered from a shop in the same province in Canada (500 km away). Quick delivery though, 3 business days. Not the best price, but wanted protection for my $20K investment. I installed it with no dirt dust in the airbox/trumpets, but I had less than 150 km on it. I basically installed it after 2 days of owning the bike

    For guys in Alberta looking, and want it now, Blackfoot motorsports Calgary: http://www.blackfootonline.com/
    1-800-665-6735
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  10. mmckenna

    mmckenna n00b

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    I ordered mine from Unifilter Australia last night after reading this thread, $83.12 delivered. It shipped this morning.
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  11. 2wheelfool

    2wheelfool n00b

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    My 2014 has dust in the airbox as well (not quite as bad as the prior posted photos) . Taking it back to the dealer for them to document and run tests.

    I'm peeved.........andI expect some assurance from KTM.
    We'll see.......
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  12. Gerrit Mocke

    Gerrit Mocke n00b

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    My 2014 R had very little dust in the airbox after a 6000km ride through the Karoo (a semi desert dusty area) I think I was spared a dusty airbox because I sealed the airbox cover and filter area prior the ride. I still use the OE KTM filter. I will change it soon though.
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  13. Fro_911

    Fro_911 Slammer of revolving doors

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    Ordered my Uni from Oz yesterday. It shipped yesterday. Total was A$81.32. I see it as piece of mind that is both easy and cheap.
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  14. mlyamkaw

    mlyamkaw Drill Baby Drill

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    That's Australian $. :deal
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  15. Lion BR

    Lion BR I'd rather be riding

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    All motors need a good air filtration system. Absence of it is a more immediate problem riding on dirt. But you get plenty of particulates on street riding, enough to cause damage, just that it will take longer for you to realize it.
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  16. 2wdrift

    2wdrift Been here awhile

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    Would you mind sending that to any and all of KTM's research and development personnel? :rofl
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  17. Lion BR

    Lion BR I'd rather be riding

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    The worst part of this is that they know about it. They tried to fix the 2013 bikes with changes in the 2014 models, but... well the 2015 bikes will be the good ones. Third time's a charm. :D
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  18. CaliBerger

    CaliBerger Been here awhile

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    When does US usually receive next model year KTMs?
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  19. 2wdrift

    2wdrift Been here awhile

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    Dont worry they would have found a way of making their rims out of cheese. Oh no wait they already did that... :evil
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  20. CaliBerger

    CaliBerger Been here awhile

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    Understand your frustration
    Much more concerned about airbox issue than soft rims
    Hoping both issues get addressed for 2015... just wondering when new models are typically released
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