Ethiopia to Madagaskar

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by Joe Pichler, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. Joe Pichler

    Joe Pichler Adventurer

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    Hi guys!

    This is my first post in this forum, so I want introduce myself.
    I’m Joe Pichler from Austria, I’ve been riding on different bikes 300.000 km around the world.

    In three weeks I’ll start with the new KTM 1190 Adventure R to a trip in Africa.
    Today I’ve been riding the first 250 km with the brand new bike and then I started to fit the bike for the trip.


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    Next week I'll change the tyres to Scorpion Rally and then the African adventure is starting.

    Joe

    http://www.josef-pichler.at
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  2. KMC1

    KMC1 There is no spoon.

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    Joe! Omg omg omg! Tell us about the bike!

    Apparently you haven't heard, according to all the "experts" in the 1190 thread, the bike is completely incapable of going anywhere without bottoming out and exploding! :lol3

    I want to see LOTS of pics! LOTS of info on how you like the bike, how it handles, how it works on gravel, etc. and LOTS of info on what mods you make to the bike! Oh, and pics of your trip too! :D

    Awesome!
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  3. Comrade Art

    Comrade Art Working stiff

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    Good luck on your trip and keep us posted :thumb
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  4. HDen

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    OMG that's exciting!
    I guess this is you on this pic from a KTM brochure isn't it?
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    Can't wait to read your reports!
    HDen
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  5. BamaTexRider

    BamaTexRider MOTO-MIKE

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    Happy Trails & Good Luck :clap
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  6. Katoom119

    Katoom119 Mmmm....Orange Kool-aid

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    :lurk
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  7. sonoran

    sonoran friend of P

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    In!!!

    Bring it!!!
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  8. RED CAT

    RED CAT Bumpy Backroader

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    The 1190 was available yet. Be sure and give us lots of rider feed back on the new machine. Good luck!
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  9. 4corners14

    4corners14 Been here awhile

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    We're waiting for all the info you can provide!:clap
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  10. Gregster

    Gregster Been here awhile

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    Awesome :clap
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  11. Joe Pichler

    Joe Pichler Adventurer

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    Yes that's me in Peru. You will find plenty of pictures in the 2012 Adventure folder.
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  12. KTM 950S

    KTM 950S Been here awhile

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    Good luck...and we all wait for your report.....:clap:clap:clap
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  13. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    In.

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  14. Parigi

    Parigi Hoinar

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    Welcome to AdvRider Joe!
    After the LWR fiasco, KTM has finally figured out what the good marketing is all about, it was about time. Good luck with your trip, keep us apraised with the good, bad and the ugly and post a lot of pictures. What are you going to do about the poor gas in Africa, do you have a custom fuel and ignition map to deal with that?
    Other than that, I'm in. :clap
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  15. Cromoth

    Cromoth Inspection due 5_31

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    Thanks for sharing the trip! How much for the bike when you're done?
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  16. Arikauf

    Arikauf Adventurer

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    I'm in!
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  17. jm65

    jm65 Been here awhile

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    :clap:clapcool, nice bike, nice trip, good luck for your next trip
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  18. FlameDance

    FlameDance Been here awhile

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    Have a great journey, Joe!
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  19. Rensen

    Rensen Adventurer

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    IN!! and good luck with your trip
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  20. CharlieFox

    CharlieFox Been here awhile

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    Thanks for posting Joe!
    I look forward to your report and comments about the new bike.
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