Creating the ultimate KTM 1190 R Adventure

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  1. Wissam

    Wissam Adventurer

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    Dear All;
    I wanted to share this with you as I think it would be useful for you and me. I am doing a charity ride starting March 2015. This would be my third ride. This one is going to be the biggest ride I attempt. IT is around the world horizontally and vertically. Dubai, U.A.E to Dubai, U.A.E and Alaska to Argentina. The complete ride cost is covered by my self and all money coming in will go towards building a cancer hospital for children in areas that have no access to medical faculties.
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GoodwillJourney
    Website: www.goodwilljourney.org

    this is the route map and I will be posting the modifications as I go.

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  2. Scro

    Scro Sent to PC Principles office

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    Looks like an awesome adventure, good luck.
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  3. Wissam

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    The parts<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
    I bought a lot of parts from different companies. Most of them arrived however a few are remaining.<o:p></o:p>
    The following are the companies I got the parts from:<o:p></o:p>
    1) KTM (Power Parts)<o:p></o:p>
    2) Touratech<o:p></o:p>
    3) ADVDEPOT<o:p></o:p>
    4) Twisted Throttle<o:p></o:p>
    5) Unifilter<o:p></o:p>
    6) RG Racing<o:p></o:p>
    7) Revzilla<o:p></o:p>
    <o:p> </o:p>
    The parts are:<o:p></o:p>
    1) KTM (Power Parts)<o:p></o:p>
    a. Comfort Kit<o:p></o:p>
    a. Heated Grips<o:p></o:p>
    b. Ergo Seat (Heated)<o:p></o:p>
    c. Pillion Ergo Seat (Heated)<o:p></o:p>
    d. Windshield High<o:p></o:p>
    b. Sound & Style Kit<o:p></o:p>
    a. Akrapovic Slip-on Silencer<o:p></o:p>
    b. Brake Lever (Adjustable)<o:p></o:p>
    c. Clutch lever (Adjustable)<o:p></o:p>
    d. Hydraulic clutch cover<o:p></o:p>
    e. Brake fluid reservoir cover<o:p></o:p>
    c. Travel R Kit<o:p></o:p>
    a. Auxiliary lamp kit<o:p></o:p>
    b. Alarm system<o:p></o:p>
    c. Mounting for GPS Bracket<o:p></o:p>
    d. Tank protective film<o:p></o:p>
    d. PHDS Progressive handlebar damping system<o:p></o:p>
    2) Touratech<o:p></o:p>
    a. GPS Mounting adapter<o:p></o:p>
    b. Chain Guard<o:p></o:p>
    c. Chain Guard Fin<o:p></o:p>
    d. Crash bars<o:p></o:p>
    e. Pannier rack stainless steel<o:p></o:p>
    f. Top case rack<o:p></o:p>
    g. 2 X 45L panniers (Zega pro)<o:p></o:p>
    h. 38L Top case (Zega pro)<o:p></o:p>
    i. Handlebar riser 25mm<o:p></o:p>
    j. Folding mirrors<o:p></o:p>
    k. Headlight protector<o:p></o:p>
    l. Pivot pegs<o:p></o:p>
    m. Mudguard riser<o:p></o:p>
    n. Splash guard number plate<o:p></o:p>
    o. Rear break reservoir cover<o:p></o:p>
    p. Side stand base extension <o:p></o:p>
    q. GPS bracket fitting adapter<o:p></o:p>
    r. Lid pannier bags<o:p></o:p>
    s. Top pannier bags<o:p></o:p>
    t. Integral lock for panniers<o:p></o:p>
    3) Advdepot<o:p></o:p>
    a. Techmount Auxiliary Light Mount for Crashbar<o:p></o:p>
    b. Rigid Dually D2 Aux Lights<o:p></o:p>
    c. BBZ Handguard – Multi-fit, fabric construction, built for BLIZZARD conditions<o:p></o:p>
    d. Fenda Extenda fender extender by Pyramid Plastics KTM 1190 Adventure ('13- )<o:p></o:p>
    e. R&G Racing Bar End Sliders For KTM Adventure 1190 '13<o:p></o:p>
    f. R&G Racing Stainless Steel Radiator Guard For KTM 1190 Adventure '13<o:p></o:p>
    g. SW-MOTECH Swingarm Sliders KTM 1190 Adventure & 1190 Adventure R '13-<o:p></o:p>
    h. SW-MOTECH Front Axle Sliders KTM 1190 Adventure & 1190 Adventure R '13-<o:p></o:p>
    i. R&G Racing LHS & RHS Engine Case Cover Kit for KTM 1190 Adventure '13 & 1290 Super Duke<o:p></o:p>
    4) Twisted Throttle<o:p></o:p>
    a. Barkbusters Storm Handguards for Tapered Handlebars<o:p></o:p>
    b. Barkbusters VPS backbones and mounting hardware for tapered handlebars<o:p></o:p>
    c. Barkbusters "Storm" plastic guard set<o:p></o:p>
    d. Barkbusters External Handlebar-End Weights<o:p></o:p>
    e. Barkbusters 10mm Spacer and Bolt for providing extra clearance around master cylinder<o:p></o:p>
    f. DrySpec Tool Tube Kit<o:p></o:p>
    g. Adapter to convert SAE to Cigarette Socket and Powerlet Socket<o:p></o:p>
    h. SW-MOTECH Bags-Connection 12-volt Electric QUICK-LOCK EVO Trial Tankbag with iPad/Mapholder for SW-MOTECH QUICK-LOCK Mounting System<o:p></o:p>
    i. SW-MOTECH Bags-Connection Electrification Kit Type 126 Electrified QUICK-LOCK Tankbag Top & Bottom Tankring<o:p></o:p>
    j. Adapter to convert tankring bullet connectors to SAE<o:p></o:p>
    k. SW-MOTECH Electrical Topring (for upgrading a non-electric Quick-Lock tankbag)<o:p></o:p>
    l. SW-MOTECH Gascap Bottom Ring for Electric Quick-Lock Tankbags (BMW 6 - Type 4) for K1300R, K1300S, & K1300GT<o:p></o:p>
    m. Adapter to convert SAE to Dual Cigarette Socket<o:p></o:p>
    n. SW-Motech rear brake master cylinder guard (KTM 1190 Adventure/R '13-'14) Black<o:p></o:p>
    o. Denali PowerHub2 fuse block, master ground block and wiring harness for motorcycles<o:p></o:p>
    p. R&G "Cotton Reel" swingarm spools for KTM 690 all, 690 Enduro '08, 690 SMC '08-'10, 950 Supermoto / R all, 990 Adventure all, 990 SMT '08, 990R Super, 1190 Adventure<o:p></o:p>
    5) Unifilter<o:p></o:p>
    a. Unifilter kit for 1190 Adventure R 2014<o:p></o:p>
    6) RG racing<o:p></o:p>
    a. 2 x RG372 : Micro Indicators - LED Type - Aero Style<o:p></o:p>
    b. 4 x RGR0002 : Micro LED Indicators - Resistors<o:p></o:p>
    c. 2 x EZRG500 : R&G Eazi-GripT Tank Traction Pad for KTM 1190 Adventure<o:p></o:p>
    d. 1 x SHOCK3BKREAR : Shocktube [Rear]<o:p></o:p>
    e. 1 x FI0060BK : Frame Plug Kit for KTM 1190 Adventure '13- & 1290 Super Duke R '14- <o:p></o:p>
    7) Revzilla<o:p></o:p>
    a. Rowe Electronics PDM60 Power Distribution Module <o:p></o:p>
    <o:p> </o:p>

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  4. Rodknee

    Rodknee the post is mightier than the sword...

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    holy wow! that is awesome, good luck!
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  5. The "OC"

    The "OC" Been here awhile

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    Love the dog inspecting all the goodies !! Stamp of approval given ! :rofl
    And what about a bad fuel dongle from KTM ?
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  6. RobZorba

    RobZorba Been here awhile

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    Looks like a very challenging and ambitious journey, some parts dangerous. What sort of back up will you have? Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman had film crew and backup vans carrying spares etc. Will you have your own film crew? What is the longest m/c journey you've done before now?

    You've bought a Unifilter which will resolve the airbox issues. Are you aware of the other current unresolved issues - e.g with fuel pump, overheating, starting etc, that will have to be sorted out before taking this 'bike on a world tour?

    Do you intend to contact the KTM factory in Austria for sponsorship and PR, and also to ask them to ensure your 'bike is 100% reliable before you start out? How many miles will you put on the clock to prove the 'bike in before you start on the world trip?

    I'm kinda hoping that you could be the ambassador and catalyst that causes KTM to focus on resolving the reliability issues of the 1190 before you undertake your world tour. Many people suspect that KTM pulled out of the deal with McGregor and Boorman because KTM were concerned about adverse publicity when their 'bikes broke down. Maybe through your efforts, KTM will make good?
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  7. Gimme 2

    Gimme 2 wheels , with nobs

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    if i can add , i will say this about your aussie trail.

    go north near adelaide up to the flinders ranges then to ayers rock and from there over to perth thru the great central road, a much more rewarding ride.

    good travels eitherway!

    ive had my bike for about three days done 1800 ks , i rekon the only thing it needs is a bash plate touratech , spotlights , scottoiler a good nav gadget and maybe heated grips.

    Living the dream you are!!
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  8. ADVRadu

    ADVRadu Adventurer

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    WOW, impressive! Good luck to you!

    Just one question (for now, obiously!): how will you ride your bike through China? Did you get some sort of 'special permit'?
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  9. Grundy

    Grundy Been here awhile

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    If you need a place to stay while in NY..I am offering my house. 20 miles south of Rochester. 60 miles east of Buffalo. Great cause!
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  10. CanningOz

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    Looks like a lot of stuff, and will no doubt make it more versatile.

    I'd be interested in the before and after weight of the bike.

    I'd like to get weight out of mine.
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  11. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second...

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    Good luck and dinner on me when you get to So Cal....amazing...

    Will be interesting to see the changes you make to your parts list as the miles add up....:ear....
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  12. OrangeV

    OrangeV Been here awhile

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    Truly this is a trip of Epic proprtions, youre a man with an Adventure in your heart and soul, and what a bike to do it on.

    As mentioned earlier you could let KTM Austria know about your trip, or post it on the blog pages.
    Keep us posted and give us photos, I wish you all the best from Australia and its inmates...:D
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  13. Wissam

    Wissam Adventurer

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    well I don't have the amount of money nor I am famous so there will be 0 backup and it is a solo ride.
    I have done a trip previously on a gs1200 and to be honest was very disappointed. The went from Dubai through- Iran, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, India, Bhutan, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan , Kazakhstan, Russia, Mongolia, China, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore
    I will be filming my self :D


    I have been reading about these problems and to be honest I am still testing the bike. I made a list of all the issues and will be making sure to get KTM Austria to know about it.

    KTM Has actually sponsored by giving a massive discount so I can supply them with a feedback about the bike and the problems. So I am hoping I will be the voice of the people who have 1190 to make sure the issues are resolved.
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  14. Wissam

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    This is one of them, will post pictures later while three dogs are participating in the build:clap

    I got the bad fuel dongle from KTM, not yet installed. Will have to see
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  15. Wissam

    Wissam Adventurer

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    Thanks a million for the info. I am I will start a thread when I start the ride to get advice of that sort from the local riders. I will definitely follow your suggestions. Thanks :clap

    Well are parts mentioned are being installed now
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  16. Wissam

    Wissam Adventurer

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    I got through china before in 2012 during my last tour. To be honest it is a crapy process and very very expensive.
    It takes around three months to get the permit. You do it through a specialized office who does overland tours.

    It will cost around 16,000 USD no-refundable. This will give you around 33 days in china without any hotels or food. You get two guys following you in one car and they call them "tour guides". one will speak English. You have to stick to the route you submitted and that's what the "tour guides" will do. They also help you find restaurants and accommodation. I normally sleep in a tent.

    The catch is that if you can arrange for a group you will still be paying around the same. IF you need info please call me and I can help you out. I will start a thread for the trip and post all the info.
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  17. Wissam

    Wissam Adventurer

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    Thank you. Much appreciated!! Will keep in touch
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  18. Wissam

    Wissam Adventurer

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    Thank you. KTM will be posting about the trip as we get closer to the start. Most of the pictures and blog will be on Facebook and website mentioned in the original thread. Will post more pictures here today
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  19. Wissam

    Wissam Adventurer

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    That is exactly what I am trying to find out. I am weighing every single piece I install and I remove by the gram. I will keep you updated on the final weight. The bike dry is 217KG Approx. So will do the math and let you know
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  20. Wissam

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    Thank you. will keep you posted. in my last trips I normally remove parts as I go, by time I am home the bike is back to stock :rofl
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