KTM 1190 Adventure R: Anatomy of an Off-Road Superbike

Discussion in 'Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much HP' started by Burren Rider, May 19, 2013.

  1. Bundu

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    you could also contact Toors on this forum - he has had some suspension mods done on his bike here in South Africa

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=22364813#post22364813
  2. cold comfort

    cold comfort Been here awhile

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    Thanks for that. Spent some time sifting thru the many posts but obviously missed it. Sadly confirms what i suspected-i may have to trade up...Cheers.
  3. ebrew

    ebrew Motorcycle A.D.D.

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    What is the warranty that comes with this bike? I can't find any info
  4. Corsica101

    Corsica101 Been here awhile

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    Did you have fun getting it back up on it's wheels again in the mud?:))
  5. Corsica101

    Corsica101 Been here awhile

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    Sue the trailer company!
  6. speed_racer

    speed_racer Been here awhile

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    A couple of people said that, but generally I've found if your going to take a company through court it needs to be a sizeable amount of cash.. Like $5k or more otherwise by the time u go through the process and most lawyers wont do no win no fee for that type of hearing.. It will work out about the same as paying for it yourself.. (If u loose)
  7. speed_racer

    speed_racer Been here awhile

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    Surprisingly it wasn't that hard.. The handle on the back as well as the handlebars make it easy to lift up (using ur legs) ;)
  8. Martyred

    Martyred Been here awhile

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    To get some more pics in the thread (how it originally started): I just wanted to share some impressions from my bike with you.

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    Till now, i have done far to many modifications and acessorises to count, but to name some:

    • Remus Titan Exhaust
    • B&B Skid Plate (powdered black)
    • Devils Eyes 2in1 Fog- and DayLights with seperate swtichs
    • Holan Pannier Rack
    • R&G Radiator Guard and Frame Plugs
    • McCoi automatic chain oiler
    • some painting & etc...
  9. Espada

    Espada Been here awhile

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    Oh my god that bike is so good looking in so many ways. You, sir, have excellent taste.:clap
  10. jj_pt

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    Why is it the interior of the chain isn't lubed as the outside? I didn't have this feature on my previous chain bikes. :huh
  11. paturoa

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    Have a look at the slider on top of the swing arm. The chain slides through that and rubs the oil off. There is also a notch in that slider to tell you when it is worn out and needs replacing.
  12. ebrew

    ebrew Motorcycle A.D.D.

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    Rubbing on the chain slide attached to the swing arm as it goes around
  13. manxkipper

    manxkipper Fishpistel

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    Does that screen remove the buffeting and helmet noise completely? Is that your own mod or is it a purchasable item?
  14. Martyred

    Martyred Been here awhile

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    That is my own mod. I tried every purchasable item from ktm, from touring wind shield, standard WS, low (R), low (R) -4cm cut off, and now low (R) -8 cm cut off.

    For me (1,88m tall) it is the best option with a WS. :D I would say 80% less noise and turbolances comparing to the standard R-WS. Completly shield off would be perfect for no noise, but in case of optics a no-go!
  15. manxkipper

    manxkipper Fishpistel

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    I have an 1190 R 2014 model on order - early December arrival. I will be looking at a small screen to remove the noise levels. Thanks for the info.

    I may attempt to make a curved screen (towards the rider) to lower the height further. My current Aprilia Tuono has no wind sound issues above the normal low screen wind noises.
  16. Dubl-A

    Dubl-A SuckerDucker

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    +1 Great looking rig!!
  17. speed_racer

    speed_racer Been here awhile

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    nice looking bike!

    Do you ride with a non visor helmet?

    I have an icon variant helmet and on the old bmw with a small screen the wind would constantly pull my head around..

    Same as the ktm in its lower position, but the small screen in the higher position is pretty good.. I have ordered the non R version as well to give it a try..

    I suspect if I used a non visor helmet, i wouldnt have that issue but the icon is a good looking helmet (plus the same model saved my head in the past, so i bought it again) so ill stick to it for now
  18. speed_racer

    speed_racer Been here awhile

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    on another note, I got my first edition of the Australian adventure rider magazine and saw Dan in there and had a good read about the ktm, along with dakar and some other stuff..

    Nice work Dan on the pics and stories ;)

    I'll be getting a subscription to this..
  19. k².

    k². Adventurer

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    hi, been reading this topic completely
    a treasure of information

    considering buying one since I need a new bike for tax reasons

    bought first KTM in 2004
    950S 2003 with grey faring (50.000km) bought new
    950S 2004 GO!!!!!!! was next (160.0000km) old despatch bike, second hand
    640adventure R followed
    950S 2004 GO!!!!!!! again, current bike (30.000km)

    dealer proposed to take the 1190R for a ride while he fiddled my 950

    my thoughts
    *gravity at standstill is way higher, almost tipped it pushing it off the sidestand, I'm 1.92m so it wasn't short legs
    *smooth like a 4 cilinder low down, raging bull above 7000rpm
    *felt at home right away
    *the misses too:D
    *tried to make rear wheel break loose on purpose and had the ABS working on purpose... these systems work in a great way, not at all brutal like ABS from some years ago, pleasant surprise
    *steering dampers works well, when charging out a cornerthe front wheel goes up a little and touches down whith no wobble at all
    *doesn't dive under heavy braking
    *had screen in lowest position and very pleased, clean wind, no buffetting
    *when you go 2 gears down, no blocking back wheel, no dribbling... great stuff
    *gearbox is even better than the 950's, smooth as silk, as is the clutch
    *duo found grabrail well positioned and seat excellent

    so I'm inclined to buy that very same bike as it's the dealer own and he changes every year
    price is nice

    but can I live without the vibrations of the 950?
    won't I regret the roar from both Wings exhausts?
    will the electrics and electronics be up to the gruelling task for years to come?


    maybe, just maybe I'll hang on to the 950 a bit longer while getting used to the 1190R
    maybe I'll get an SMR for doing the home-work commuting

    but if I get the 1190R...
    I'll probably go for the Wings exhaust as this one really sucks
    I think they are very well built and quality wise better than Akras
    GPS bracket which puts the GPS above the dash and since I have a full set of alu panniers of all sizes I'll go for the rack off course
    and heated grips for I ride all year

    I think the heat issue will be solved with the exhaust as it was on the 950 where it is the passenger melting with the original exhausts

    I can' t help but comment some guy who thought the missus wasn't seated comfortably, the handlebars not in the right place, the filler cap annoyingly in the middle and the suspension rubbish cause it went all the way...
    did he test the bike at all before buying?
    about suspension, I weigh in at a (not so) healthy 120+ and tested the bike with my woman on the back... we had a couple of jumps but never anything bottomed out ... makes you wonder ...
  20. ChrisK7

    ChrisK7 Been here awhile

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    Does anyone know if the factory heated grips, or aftermarket ones, can be made to work on the R model like the regular model does through the dash (I think)?
    Does that make sense?

    What I 'm trying to say is I think on the regular model the heated grips are activated through the menu on the dash and is it possible to set up the 1190 R model with aftermarket grips the same way?
    If so, is it something a shop has to activate or can the owner of the bike do it?