Should the 1190 Adv threads be placed in a new folder under Orange Crush?

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by gbx2001, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. gbx2001

    gbx2001 Geophiz

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    I have not seen this idea thrown out in the OC yet, so apologies if this is a duplicate

    Before a large number of 1190 Adventure threads are posted under the existing OC folder, I will throw out the idea to move all the existing 950/990 threads into a specific folder under OC and create a new folder for 1190 Adv threads, also under OC.
    ......Orange Crush......
    950/990 | 1190




    My rationale is that the new 1190 Adventure differs in so many ways from its 950/990 predecessors:
    • new LC8 motors based on RC8 V-twin with very few common parts.
    • ride by wire throttle on new 1190
    • single gas tank versus two
    • extended (and probablydifferent) maintenance schedule
    • revised suspension (i.e. electronic)
    • slipper clutch
    • different seats
    • adjustable windscreen
    • revised headlight setup
    • revised exhaust routing / placement
    • etc. etc.
    Perhaps the moderators are already planning for this? I would be interested to hear your thoughts ...
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  2. Mooney 78865

    Mooney 78865 Been here awhile

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    I think it would be a good Idea. Save both groups time weeding through posts.
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  3. Peanuts

    Peanuts Long timer

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    Yup, another folder to avoid clicking on ;)
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  4. Jaimoto

    Jaimoto Spaniard in Chile

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    I'm gonna miss you guys, it seems I'll keep clicking on the "990" folder for a few more years :lol3
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  5. brents347

    brents347 Trusting my Cape...

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    I agree that it seems like a great idea. I'll visit both sides, even if I am gonna hafta stay as a 950 guy for awhile (forever?).
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  6. Kyler

    Kyler Confused Hack Nut

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    frig no - the forum is "KTM's adventure/dirt V-twins"

    Every other friggin' bike doesn't have a separate forum. No reason for one here. The 1190 is a "KTM's adventure/dirt V-twin" - it fits.
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  7. Ramv

    Ramv Been here awhile

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    Not that much difference. The SE has a single tank and battery up top. 990s have efi. Whatever. There isn't that much traffic here.
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  8. Zuber

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    New name - Orange Rock Crusher

    But, I think they should be kept together, for a while, because what these bikes do is too similar.
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  9. Lc8grrr

    Lc8grrr Vtwin madness

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    I'm not sure, we have been putting up with the 990 guys for a while now... the 1190s would be the same for those of us still on 950s. Just sayin, a lot of 990 stuff isn't relevant to a 950 owner but it's still OC.
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  10. Moronic

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    I don't get what people see in adding categories.

    It just narrows the focus. And narrows the expertise brought to bear.

    Over at ducati.ms they have recently divided the Multistrada 1200 from the 1100 and earlier.

    Last post in the 1100 space was 18 days ago.

    So what have they gained?
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  11. dlrides

    dlrides 1:1.618

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    All 1190 threads should be moved to GSpot. Demographics and all ...........


    :rofl
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  12. fastdirt505

    fastdirt505 Adventurer

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    :rofl:rofl Still can't believe KTM builds badass off road bikes and then quits building them for luxury slab touring comforts and windshields,ABS, elec. susp, etc.etc.. Ktm needs to stick to dirt. My two favorite KTM's (505SX & 950 SE) are discontinued but I can get all kind of Dukes, SMC's, SMT's for the street.:cry:cry:cry They should put the 1190 in the Goldwing thread
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  13. traveltoad

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    If we are going to make another category it should be called "What tires/tire pressures should I run" ... Should reduce the traffic on the rest of the board by quite a bit.

    Beyond that we don't need any more categories.
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  14. KTMSER

    KTMSER Big bike friendly

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    Just name the fuckin' thing OSpot that is the direction KTM seems to be heading in...:huh
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  15. TcRulz

    TcRulz Been here awhile

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    Us 950 guys know our problems too well by now:eek1 and take great interest in the problems of fuel injection, in-tank fuel filters, snatchy throttles, F1 lights and ABS that the 990 has brought to the forum but the 1190 is just to far removed to be included.

    Maybe we should have a separate forum for the 950's but as all our problems are sorted:rofl it could be a bit quiet. These things about to become collectors items like the BMW R80 GS so start hording:lol3.
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  16. Off Road Ryder

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    I guess "Ready To Race" is now just a sales slogan:cry
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  17. wpbarlow

    wpbarlow Long timer

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    One potential benefit of seperate forums might be limiting inane posts from butthurt 9x0 owners :lol3
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  18. Hair

    Hair Free to a good home.

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    I'm sure that after the 1190 is introduced the 990 and 950 threads will just roll out the back door from lack of posters. So the problem will fix itself.

    Who knew that KTW is just another BMW want-a-be company. :clap
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  19. Kyler

    Kyler Confused Hack Nut

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    eh, the 950s are rock solid machines. They will be around for a very long time. My bud and I are taking ours to Goose Bay next year - damn good bikes.
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  20. brents347

    brents347 Trusting my Cape...

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    So you feel that the 950 and 990 have been delivered in "race ready" trim since '04? Yeah, right. And the RC8 and Superduke, are those race ready?

    Can't we just be happy with the fact that KTM continues to deliver new bikes that don't come off a japanese mold, are innovative and (except for the street models) are more dirt worthy than any of the competitors in their respective class?

    If it's better, or more race worthy, or more dirt worthy, go get a F800. Or a Tiger. Or a Multi. Or a Tenere. Or a Versys. Or...

    KTM's rock. I'll keep my 950 for now, but I would be very happy and very proud to be riding/owning the new 1190R.
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