What Annoys you about your Adventure 1190?

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  1. mcmann

    mcmann Motorcycle ADV enthusiast

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    By the way . . . . There is an oil-site glass conveniently located on the mount side of the bike:

    "yesterday as I was parking in Mayfair London I have got a low oil warning!"

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  2. billbart

    billbart Just this guy

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    This is what I like about the OC! No whining or you'll hear about it. My only complaint about the new 1190 is I don't have one! :D I ride an '07 990 Adv among others and that bike has all the quirks that are mentioned on this forum. None of the "issues" ruin my experience, with riding technique, they are part of the fun. Enjoy your 1190s and let's hope there are not any real issues with the bike. Let the harrassment of the whiners continue... :rofl
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  3. coast range rider

    coast range rider Been here awhile

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    Yes, lets have posts about the good features of the bike, but no one should mention anything negative.

    Besides, here in the US we have not experienced any of those quirks anyway.
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  4. Jaimoto

    Jaimoto Spaniard in Chile

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    Tancakar, I just don't get it...

    I understand your particular bike has some problems so even though it seems you love it you have the right to hate it if you wish, and that's fine, you paid lots of bucks for it and you should get a flawless piece of engineering. Again, it's fine if you love it or hate it.

    I've been following all 1190 threads and always found you strongly recommending it to all people who are in doubt, at the same time your particular bike was showing problems.
    You praised its offroad capabilities compared with other adv bikes, encouraging people to get one. I was interested in how the standard version performed offroad so I asked you about it and you said you just rode it in a gravel road for a mile...
    And now you regret buying the 1190 and you are saving to get a GS. That's fine too. Just pick a lane...

    Don't take this the wrong way, I'm not trying to offend you, I really appreciate 1190 owner's comments since I really like this bike -not enough $$$ to get one though and not sure if I like my 990 better- and while nobody should buy a bike based on what he reads on the internet, if someone were trusting in your comments to make his decision...

    Jaime
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  5. mcmann

    mcmann Motorcycle ADV enthusiast

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    This thread is the reason I started a positive OC thread:

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=900437
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  6. Jaimoto

    Jaimoto Spaniard in Chile

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    Not exactly, my 990 doesn't consume any oil between oil changes, or at least not enough to notice it. I may be lucky but at 52,000 km it seems mine is not an exception to the rule.
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  7. Jaimoto

    Jaimoto Spaniard in Chile

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  8. DavidD

    DavidD Been here awhile

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    That's strange I ran a 990S for three years and 36,000 miles, followed by a 990R for four years and 30,000 miles and my bikes always needed oil between services. Maybe its how or where they are ridden :confused
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  9. Jaimoto

    Jaimoto Spaniard in Chile

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    Honestly, between oil changes I always make one or two long trips and since Chile is a pretty long country i have to put lots of highway miles to get to my offroad destination, so yes, many of my 990 miles are steady low revs cruising. But I try to stay away of highways as much as possible :D
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  10. Katoom72

    Katoom72 Been here awhile

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    Oil useage on break-in is fairly normal. The rings have not settled and the cilinder is still rough. Hell i changed oil and filter after a few 100km's on my SDR, and then again at the first service. 0 oil usage after that.
    And i got it to tickle the rev limiter since day one...
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  11. Tancakar

    Tancakar Been here awhile

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    I am not regretting to buy this bike at all. I am really happy with it I think I was a little unlucky still trying to sort little issues . I recommend this bike 100% it has been lovely to own it . Basically it didn't miss a beat one time I think like some other guys says I got the problem with my dealer ship.

    I did have some little problems they are not major,but again I am not regretting buying a ktm , unfortunately yes I am mad at buying bikes I wish I can afford 3 :).

    I don't want to offend anyone by sharing my problems with the bike but I am just checking if anyone else getting the same problems.
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  12. Tancakar

    Tancakar Been here awhile

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    Finally some one understand ;) thx mate I though its normal to spend some oil . And I know I think I got a dealer problem by the way it's a Croydon dealer.
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  13. Tancakar

    Tancakar Been here awhile

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    To find out if it is 10w 40 or else.

    Obviously I know the bike doesn't work with olive oil. I am 24/7 365 days riding bike. Oil isn't some thing you can just mess about and experience as you go . So I ask them which oil been used in my bike.
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  14. Jaimoto

    Jaimoto Spaniard in Chile

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    ok

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    mcmann Motorcycle ADV enthusiast

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    We shared your happiness when you started your 1190A thread (see your thread pic below). It is fine to vent your frustrations (Do a couple hundred push-ups) . . . Then, share ideas for improvements to your OC Dream bike with your new OC brothers etc.

    You look very proud . . . We hope you get everything sorted:
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    PS: it is a good idea to double-check the torque on all critical components on a new bike (any make).
    Especially, forks, wheels/tires, chain & axles . . . As you know, humans make mistakes . . . You must take some responsibily for your own welfare etc.
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  16. JBird

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    "BIKE" magazine in their long term test has twice commented on the 1190s thirst for oil. In the July issue "Less pleasing is oil consumption - drinks a litre in 1000 miles -" "but I hope the thirst for oil doesn't get any worse. After all there's only so much left in the ground."

    They call it abnormal and are planning on keeping track of the consumption. They mention it again in the August issue.

    I've owned 3 950s and they all used a little oil - but not near the level of what "BIKE" is reporting.

    These guys at "BIKE" are some the best moto journalists in the world and not afraid to call it like it is. I trust their opinions - they aren't blinded by their love for a brand or out to demonize one either.

    We all want to love this bike - but don't kill the messenger!
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  17. Tancakar

    Tancakar Been here awhile

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    Shame I bought the 1190 before I try the water cooled GSA that what I meant anyway I wish I will have a economy to buy that as well and add it to my fleet:)
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  18. Tancakar

    Tancakar Been here awhile

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    Everything seems ok now, this week I couldn't go to the dealer for a check up but next week I will just to make sure.

    Thanks mate and yes I am very proud to have the bike , all I want to do a big tour this summer :) Europe possibly ..
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