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Discussion in 'Australia' started by ozzieadventure, Jan 29, 2015.
Try Boltons ktm,got a 45 from them .
thanks for the contact, but $146usd + freight for a cog?
I am a bit curious about the cost of ownership of these big KTM’s. How much do you get charged for the services, both major and minor? Does anyone do all their own servicing? If you do, how easy or difficult are the bikes to do the basic servicing on?
I’m sure I didn’t pay anything like that and I got it local , was long time ago too as if got a few bikes to ride
It makes the 1190 a real weapon on the dirt twist the throttle at 100klm in 6th and all hell breaks loose
Been riding a 701 lately and it’s seems tame by comparison but a lot lighter to pick up
MXstore au has them $125
Major 30k on an 1190r was $1100 but I do Intrim oil services myself same with all my bikes while under warranty just take to dealer fir majors to keep warranty
I bought a 45T sprocket for mine from ebay. Think it's an RK brand for about $40 from memory - has about 20K on it now with no real signs of wear.
17/45 is a good compromise for me.
Do all my own servicing on the big and little girls.
They are not that difficult. Hardest thing is valve clearances.
They do take time though.
You gotta look at the value, not the cost. High quality sprockets extend the life of the chain and front sprocket. Just gotta find them at the right price... Slaven's has them for $95.
From experience on my 640 I can thoroughly recommend Dirt Tricks' Ironman, durability probably exceeds the old Chain Gang by a hair. $119.
thanks. all that stuff is like petrol to me. i.e. consumable. the chain and front cog are half life anyway so i'm not going to get carried away first up.
How'd ya manage that??
Just go a mid-quality cheapie like JT. KTM steel are usually good value, if heavy and not quite as long lasting as the top-flight stuff.
Anyone had any success selling their 1190? I was toying with the idea of trading up to a 1290, but looking at the prices 1190s are being advertised for means Ill probably have to ride mine into the ground.
Talk about shit resale
Agree on the shit resale , decided to keep it as it shouldn't depreciate too much more. I hope
resale on toys? i dont expect any. especially anything exposed to dirt.
i know a bloke whose point of view is that when you spend your money it's gone. you've spent it. anything you get back is a bonus, to subsidise the next toy.
you can either ache over the money thats gone in depreciation and hold on until you think you've got whatever value it cost you or you can cut and run, getting on with the rest of your life.
on the upside, i'm looking at 2nd hand 1190S's to do some road km's on
So as it Happens I might have a very nice 1190 s for sale. How much you want to pay Yoda?
Yep, had a thought that I needed a new bike ...what's my 1190r worth ....not enough to sell it ...and what can you get that is as much fun ... NOT MUCH...so why sell a perfectly capable, reliable bike....Got @Kiwirich to fit up some new Bridgestone A41's for mostly road riding...and make do with the 1190r for a few more years.
@Kiwirich just loves the power and smoothness of the big Vtwin
freight free to nz you must
I thought it was good ... when I got it up to 5000 Rpm.
A couple of hundred kays later I was in a quieter area. I thought I'd be a little more enthusiastic.
First gear, Second Gear roll on .... There was a Rumble, then a Roar, then Lights started flashing and by GOD $150 came up quick
Come to Jesus.
I certainly couldn't own one of these. I wouldn't have a licence in a week.
So then I'm chatting with @Dukehunt about getting his new tyres fitted & I told him about my religious experience.
He just laughed and told me " it's still in street mode" Don't use Race mode.
Of course I promised not to but ...... I could switch it by accident
The hardest part of road testing a mates bike is trying not to laugh when they're telling you about the speeding fine they got but can't remember being in that area.