The Ktm 1050 Adventure thread

Discussion in 'Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much HP' started by Bikeaddict, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. 990Glen

    990Glen Adventurer

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    You can apply a full dyno set up to rapidbike. If you have any issues during warranty period, you simply unplug it and remove from bike. ECU is still standard.
    Even if you dont get a dyno tune, rapidbike self tunes to a certain level over several hrs of riding time.
    Obviously a dyno run with a tuner will give superior results.

    Cracked ECU, void warranty. Each to their own I guess.
  2. newtoktm

    newtoktm Been here awhile

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    my eco remap has been partitioned and is totally invisible to a ktm main dealer so no void warranty.
    i have a friend who used one of these off the shelf plug in remaps and he reverted to a custom tune and it was so much better. the plug in ones don't change each cylinder separately to my knowledge whereas a custom one does
  3. 990Glen

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    From rapidbike site -
    RapidBike EVO supports multiple maps management, the possibility to raise the RPM limiter (up to 1000 rpm) and the elimination of speed limiter. For twin cylinders engine, it is possible to develop a specific injection map for each cylinder as well as a specific set for self-injection remapping.
  4. Shroza

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    Hey Inmates - I picked up this issue with my 1050 over some rough ground at the weekend.
    Looks like the metal has flexed too many times and finally snapped. Has any one had this issue before?
    Was just going to have it welded up then go to another bracket when I upgrade the pipe
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  5. philgro

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    My 1050 is due it's 1st year 9000 mile service. What should I be expecting to pay in the UK for this?
  6. kingorange

    kingorange Been here awhile

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    Depends on location of dealer, anything between £200-300 plus sundries.

    My local charges £65 p/h which is reasonable compared to other KTM dealers.


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  7. philgro

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    Spot on. £200 on the nose, apparently I am on their discounted servicing deal which caps it at £200. Not bad though not happy that they are wanting to charge for a new battery, original has failed and is not covered under warranty???
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  8. kingorange

    kingorange Been here awhile

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    Glad to hear my guesstimate was close, spooky they highlighted the battery as they did the same with mine however I knew mine was the original & due for replacement.

    I've had a courtesy start up software upgrade since as it was sluggish on starting, the battery sits regularly at 12.4/5 everyday prior to ignition.


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  9. kingorange

    kingorange Been here awhile

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    Has anyone else suffered from 'Back brake error' flashing up on the LCD screen?

    I've recently had this appearing & disappearing with either pressing on the grey down button to acknowledge or continuing using the brakes in normal riding, mainly happens in urban commuting traffic.
  10. Marki_GSA

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    Can't help you with the fault but there is a faults section on the display. If you navigate to it you can see if it is a permanent fault or not.
  11. kingorange

    kingorange Been here awhile

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    Display Faults section? (Excuse my bland question)

    I've been through the PDF manual to no avail.


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  12. Marki_GSA

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    Go through the menus and you will find the fault section
  13. Marki_GSA

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    Engine might need to be off but ignition on, I can't remember.
  14. kingorange

    kingorange Been here awhile

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    Ok thanks.

    I'll investigate.


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  15. philgro

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    Any recommendations for replacement tyres for the 1050. Mostly road but occasional firetrack.
  16. kingorange

    kingorange Been here awhile

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    Well I for one am sticking to the Metzeler Torrance Next that came with my 1050.

    Overall, they've done very well considering my mileage and all year round biking.


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  17. philgro

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  18. Zuber

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    I'm going to pull the TKC80's off the 1090R immediately and install TKC70's for the summer.
  19. wozzamatta

    wozzamatta Been here awhile

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    Doesn't seem to be a lot of choice for road riders, the rear isn't a problem but there aren't many fronts in a road biased 110/80-19

    Was thinking of trying the Michelin Road Trails, they look more like a road tyre than a trail tyre, not at all chunky.

    My front is still OK but the rear has flattened real quick, doesn't seem to be dual compound at all. Usually twin cylinder bikes are easy on tyres, something to do with the engine pulses compared to a 4 cylinder, fronts wear better because of the bigger diameter wheel.
  20. wozzamatta

    wozzamatta Been here awhile

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    You don't say there is an ABS error so maybe the rear brake fault is a brake light fault from a bad electrical connection.