2013 KTM Adventure 1190

Discussion in 'Hard. Core. (1090/1190/1290)' started by goodcat8, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. The "OC"

    The "OC" Been here awhile

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    Also have a look at the two bolts right at the bottom of the front forks, I also had a knock but it was not the steering it was that these two bolts had gone AWOL!
  2. 4bikes

    4bikes Been here awhile

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    I bought my 1190 std 6 weeks ago. Since then I have more than doubled its milages to about 7000 km. Around 600km are done on a race track. The 1190 is my 4th KTM. The earlier bikes
    Have performed perfectly, and so has this so far.
    The bike is definatly fast at the track, it's very nice on the road, and take me true the gravel and singletrack with ease aswell.
    I have put on some assessories like ome heated grips, skidplate and engine protection. A Madstad 20" windshield, Scottoiler, Wings heatshield, SW-MOTECK side panniers and a Givi topbox.
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  3. pinglow

    pinglow Adventurer wannabe!

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    Do not want to mess up anything so just checking. As I do not a garage I need to disconnect the battery and bring it up my apartment to charge. Will the bike show up any fault code after connecting back?

    If I do not recall wrongly some owners had some fault codes showing..
  4. Spayn

    Spayn Been here awhile

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    It shouldn`t.
  5. ebrew

    ebrew Motorcycle A.D.D.

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    You will have to rest the time and date settings when you turn it back on
  6. pinglow

    pinglow Adventurer wannabe!

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    Thank you gentlemen!
  7. Alarm

    Alarm Been here awhile

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    Hello.

    Since yesterday i am a new owner of 2013 1190 :freaky.
    On my very first ride i noticed that when i brake i hear a "clicking" sound when the suspension compresses and again a click sound when the suspension returns to normal position.

    It does not sound like a deeper noise like a lose bearing (i think), but more like a click sound almost every time i brake. I could not locate where it comes from, but i think that it comes somewhere from the upper part of the bike (front).

    Any ideas ?
  8. pizzaboy

    pizzaboy Been here a little too long

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    Front brake disc. Lots of stuff here on this
  9. Bluesilver

    Bluesilver Long timer

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    Steering header bearing...............................................
  10. Alarm

    Alarm Been here awhile

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    I am expecting a different noise from the bearing. I am not exlcuding it though.
  11. Alarm

    Alarm Been here awhile

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    It does it also when i compress the suspension without moving the bike.
    What was the problem with the brake discs ? Lose rings ?
  12. 1190ADV

    1190ADV Adventurer

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    Had the same exact issue within the first hundred miles. Torqued the steering head bearing and it's been good since. Added a little blue thread locker also. Noticed most under braking but could also do it sitting still like you described.
  13. Alarm

    Alarm Been here awhile

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    That is very helpful . Thank you very much.
  14. The "OC"

    The "OC" Been here awhile

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    18500km and still going strong ! Go 2013 models !

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  15. Alarm

    Alarm Been here awhile

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    Went to the dealer. You were correct. It was the bearing.
  16. alongat

    alongat Fesh Fesh

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    Same experience here - took the bike in for its first service, they re-torqued the head bearing (and told me that the bearing race was actually not completely in all the way ever so slightly), a tiny bit of blue fairy blood and zero issues since despite many glorious and adventeurous KMs ridden since. Job done...
  17. PilbaraGoat

    PilbaraGoat Been here awhile

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    Where can I go to hear gossip relating to updates for the 2015 model.

    How about a 30litre tank, suspension lift (maybe between 265 and 300mm would be cool), and faring which actually reduces buffeting rather than increasing it?
  18. alongat

    alongat Fesh Fesh

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    For all you KTM windscreen haters (just kidding: for those of you, like me who could never find the right position for the windscreen and have tried other screens and tried to convince yourself that they work...), try removing your mirrors and go for a ride. I installed my CPR Rottweiler CRG Arrow mirrors yesterday and removed the stock mirrors and wow - proving again that KTM cannot manage to make aerodynamic mirrors that don't create buffeting. I'm not just talking about dirty air hitting your shoulders, this totally cleaned up the air on the sides of my helmet and the air is sooooooooooooo smooth now - zero buffeting :)



  19. DirtJack

    DirtJack Adventurer Supporter

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    As long as you're taking stuff off, :D don't forget the hand guards. WRT wind noise/buffeting, my HDB setup is quite different than OEM. Body size, and helmet brand/type also make a huge difference. Forget I said this as it sounds like yet another wind screen thread. :huh
  20. RobZorba

    RobZorba Been here awhile

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    Thanks a lot for the "heads up". It was the same on my 2014 - checked at 3,500 km. There was play in the head bearings causing a clunk when braking and sometimes when cornering. The nut needed tightening and thread locking. The nut coming loose is a safety concern.