2014 KTM Adventure 1190 Thread

Discussion in 'Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much HP' started by harryzgnilek, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. alongat

    alongat Long timer

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    Oh, and you mentioned not being sure about harness routing...I utilized the acc1 wire in the headlight area to trigger my switch and the lights themselves are run by a relay that I wired in near the battery. My power source for the relay is right there at the battery so all I had to run forward to the front of the bike was the relay power output wire to the light and the "control" wire coming out of my front mounted switch - snaked it through the tank area with side fairings and tank cover off - piece of cake with no tank removal as the frame in front of the tank provides the perfect conduit to carry wires to and from the headlight area.
  2. Bosky

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    Yes, and no I have no Idea how to route cables or mount the light. There's no light bar mounts on the market yet, good solution are the upper crash bars were light bar would fit perfectly
    Just the bike seams little to bulky with those upper crash bars, so I'm trying to avoid them for the time being.
  3. Bosky

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    O great crowd around here.
    What a fast response. Im electricity challenged so be patient with my. Im not sure what ACC1 wire is.
    Still the nose it self is shaped oval and that would make a rectangular bracket wery hard to install.
  4. fifthcircle

    fifthcircle Beer Knurd

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    For those that hate the stock headlight....did you check the aim of it? Mine was pointed way low. I went out on a dirt road at night, and adjusted it to my liking (not per the manual). Its much better.

    I also have the KTM aux lights always on, and they throw decent light.
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    +1

    Mine was aimed low as well
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    aspaldo Been here awhile

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    +2 & +3

    My standard & my brother's R model both came with headlights aimed at the floor. We've since adjusted them, but I think it's safe to say the headlights are complete crap.
  7. alongat

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    Some pictures of what I'm doing will help. I will say though that if you want to use an led light bar of some sort and you want to keep it tucked in and up, you're somewhat limited to 6"-8" in width. If you want a bracket solution that would work with a 6" wide light bar and you're not using crash bars that pass right under the nose like my givi bars, check out blackdog and look at the light kit Kurt has developed using a 6" light bar. You may want to reach out to him to see if he will sell you just the brackets and source your own light. As for the acc wires, ktm is kind enough to provide additional electro connections (one set up front and one set at the rear). The one I tapped into is switched power so when the ignition is off, the acc1 wire goes dead. This is ideal for lighting and I used it to trigger a relay since the amperage rating of that acc1 connection is too low to run the light I'm using. The relay itself will require to be wired to the battery itself for power (with a fused circuit), ground (at the battery or the ground post just in front), I out wire from acc1 and a high amperage 12v output to power the lights themselves. I can provide a wiring diagram if you want...

    Here's a link to the blackdog solution:

    http://blackdogcw.com/black-dog-sho...-light-package-for-ktm-1190-adv-r-detail.html
  8. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second...

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    Black Dog Cycle Work's light solution...

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  9. VonBiker

    VonBiker Work sucks and then you RIDE!

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    Gotta like it NoWhat?...
    How well does it work? Or shine? Or like, light up the road???
  10. VonBiker

    VonBiker Work sucks and then you RIDE!

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    Sorry... Nowwhat....
  11. kag

    kag Wander Lust

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    They just became available here in the US. It's the same graphics that are currently on the 1190 including the back panels. I ordered a set as my new paint set is almost complete.

    Cost was $170.00
  12. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second...

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    It is magic....Love Rigid products

    Have them everywhere...:lol3

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  13. mmckenna

    mmckenna n00b

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    I have the BDCW kit, the light is really bright, but I don't have anything to compare to except for the high beam.

    You have to use the SR lights; I made the mistake of buying the E series and there's not enough clearance for the suspension. Even with the SR kit you can't raise the fenders. I also wasted some money on the Skene IQ-175, which isn't compatible with the SR series.

    Wiring is simple, but if you want to do a clean job you have to strip off all the molding and remove the headlight and fuel tank.
  14. alongat

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    And here are some pictures of my install: 1190 standard, givi crash bars, rigid industries sr series 6" combo led light bar, Piaa crash bar light mounts:

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    Since the light bar doesn't hang below the crash gaurd, there's no concern with clearance when the suspension compresses - still, it's tucked right under the snout quite nicely and protected, out of harm's way just in case...



  15. alongat

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    What do you mean graphics set? Do you mean the original decals / logos that ktm clear coats over or are you talking about alternative graphics?


  16. Bosky

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    The crash bar mount is the best option. My main concern is if these lights bars could be used in trafic. I have 5 pairs of HID lights in my truck and 95% of time I use only one. So over doing it is not the trick but waist of money.
    I'll think I go with Rigid or that 50Cal led bar.
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    It's the same graphics that are currently on the 1190 including the back panels
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    Another option is HID. I had an amazing result on my 990S. Seeing shadows during the daytime is amazing! Bright as the sun and avoids extra weight of the crashbar and aux lights.
  19. alongat

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    What colour are you painting the 1190?


  20. CHRIS_D

    CHRIS_D Been here awhile

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    Have they made them yet so they can be dimmed? I really like the Rigid products but I need to be able to run them with my low beam.