2013 KTM Adventure 1190

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

  1. alongat

    alongat Fesh Fesh

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    Good point - I've always believed that ktm handguards are aerodynamically flawed. Personally, I don't like handguards with metal reinforcement on a bike this heavy so if I did change mine out, I'd probably consider the touratech plastic guards as they're quite good (and I generally don't love touratech).



  2. DirtJack

    DirtJack Adventurer Supporter

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    The HDB sure are nice when the bike goes down, saving the levers, bar, etc. :D
  3. ebrew

    ebrew Motorcycle A.D.D.

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  4. Bigem

    Bigem Long timer

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    Adding that much to the height of it would mean you would have to be 8 foot tall to sit in it!!:rofl:rofl:rofl
  5. DirtJack

    DirtJack Adventurer Supporter

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    The set I have on my 1190R were on my 990 for a few years. Both bikes have been down on the dirt and pavement. No damage to anything on the bars or the HDB itself (except mars to the black finish which were "fixed" with a file and black permanent marker).
  6. striped tomato

    striped tomato Been here awhile

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    Does anyone know if you can get a dark tinted standard height screen? Part no?

    Cheers

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  7. terrapinneck

    terrapinneck Been here awhile

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    Searched the thread and have found a few older posts about the 1190's pillion comfort. Anybody's SO have newer updates on KTM's pillion riding. My wife loves to ride 2-up on our '07 R1200GS (short and long trips, stock seat) but I'm sorta interested in getting an 1190 but don't want to jeopardize her comfort. Thanks. :ear
  8. Dirtpatch

    Dirtpatch Getmesome

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    If you're ever in around Milford Lakes Kansas Kags was a great host. He helped me change the tires that I was carrying with me and I thought I had some life left in them but I really didn't. The site he has for tent space is beautiful overlooking the lake.

    He responded to my pm immediately that I gave about 3 days notice. Was a perfect host. If your ever in this area I highly recommend a stop to meet such a great guy.

    He rides a KTM and even treated this Bmw rider fantastically
  9. Spayn

    Spayn Been here awhile

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    The seats are hard. But we've solved it by attaching Airhawk seat cushions. Now we can do 1000km+ by day without burning asses.
  10. terrapinneck

    terrapinneck Been here awhile

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    Thank you. 1000 km is a darn good days ride !! :clap
  11. sproot

    sproot Been here awhile

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    I guess everyone's seen this by now?

    Also, I locked the rear wheel up with the TC in rain mode on some super shiny bitumen at the weekend. Is this supposed to be possible? I've never had abs before, I was kind of expecting it to be magic and was slightly taken by surprise.

    2013 bike with the 2014 MSC upgrade.
  12. Bundu

    Bundu KTM 1290SA

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    that should only happen when ABS is "off" or in "Offroad" mode
  13. sproot

    sproot Been here awhile

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    That's what I thought, but the ABS was on and I'd just switched it to 'rain' mode a few minutes earlier.

    Guess it means I won't have to worry about ABS after fitting a 19/17 wheelset at least, bloody thing already doesn't work :deal:lol3
  14. Alle

    Alle n00b

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  15. Spayn

    Spayn Been here awhile

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    Anyone had the MTC Failure and gauge not showing the gear?

    What can it be? Gear sensor?
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  17. nikoktm

    nikoktm Been here awhile

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    $599.00 :eek1 In Austrlia!.
  18. explodingmouse

    explodingmouse Been here awhile

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    Austrlia ? is that halfway bet:roflween Austria and Australia ?
  19. Munted69

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    I too have this issue with my 1190 R (1750k's on it), have removed the top triple clamp and tightened the head stem nut - these have like a circular nut with c spanner holes in it.

    Took it out for a test ride and its still doing it, maybe not as much - cant be sure.
    Its doing it just before the bike stops at pretty much full compression. Massive PITA. With ABS off it seems not as bad either.
  20. Freeride4tom

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    I had the same experience. After I tightened the nut under the triple tree it still clicked loudly after a short run. My dealer fixed it under warranty and it seems fine for now. He followed a pre-tighten then re-tighten procedure. I've heard some bikes don't have the bearing race fully seated which also should be a warranty item. Go to the dealer or it will drive you crazy or eventually damage something IMHO