Piss poor 1190 intake...*Pics Added*

Discussion in 'Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much HP' started by WayFar, Jul 6, 2018.

  1. WayFar

    WayFar I have no idea what I'm doing

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    I’ve read some threads and have watched some videos, and it seems that the general consensus on the earlier 1190 ADV intakes is less than stellar.

    That said, who has done what to address this? I’m leaning toward the Rottweiler system but wanted to ask the question before I make that call.

    Thanks, looking forward to learning from your experience.
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  2. Jay...

    Jay... Adventurer

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    Hmm, I’ve got a 13 plate adv. runs perfect, in fact I was out on it today and was thinking how good it is and that’s it’s probably the best bike I’ve got and ever had. So what are the intakes meant to cause? Bare in mind I’ve ridden new 1290s and could find a reason to upgrade- I am intrigued


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  3. ktmwes

    ktmwes Adventurer

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    Lot's of opinions on this, I had a 14 1190 that had engine damage due to airbox leaking around the top cover. KTM warranted it and replaced engine parts and the air box with 15 model air box that had an improved seal. My 16 model 1190 has been good to go so far.... Had a Rottweiler air intake system, that was awesome but noisy to my ears and Powercell has a system that looks good, so lot's of choices out there.
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  4. Jay...

    Jay... Adventurer

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    Ah, understood. Mine just had its 8k service and I had them fit a unifilter, the mech said he didn’t see any dirt ingress and it’s in good shape happy me!
    I had been worrying about that, I thought you meant performance issues....


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  5. WayFar

    WayFar I have no idea what I'm doing

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    No, it’s got all the power I want, just worried about dirt.
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  6. JasonK94Z

    JasonK94Z Crash Tester

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  7. nigelj

    nigelj Been here awhile

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    I did 52k miles on my last 1190 (2013)...never found any crap in the air box clean side.

    And I agree, best bike I owned, by miles. Hopefully the new one will be just as good...picking it up next Saturday
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  8. Warrior102

    Warrior102 Been here awhile

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    Care to mention the year you're concerned about OP, the 13's (14?) had a design problem that has been rectified since with a new box. I have a 15 and have had zero issues with it using the paper element. I fell for the hype when I purchased it and got a Uni kit (felt like I stuffed a pillow in the intake) so I got a Rottweiler with the two aluminum velocity stacks, noisy is an understatement it was downright painful. The Powercell system seems to make the most sense if you must, I'm back to the stock airbox and couldn't be happier. YMMV
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  9. ncj01

    ncj01 Been here awhile

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    The airbox was never fixed or changed.

    Ktm updated the seal of the filter for 2015, which had zero to do with the problem of the airbox lid leaking.

    Even 2018 models need at least the Uni gasket style airbox seal/filter.

    Uni - 60 bucks or so, quiet stock performance

    rott - $330 or so, high perf and hi sound

    Powercell $300 or so, stock perf low sound

    Motohooligan - not totally sure


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  10. WayFar

    WayFar I have no idea what I'm doing

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    This. This is why you FF’s are awesome. I appreciate it.
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  11. WayFar

    WayFar I have no idea what I'm doing

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    Mine is a 2014 with about 6800 miles on it now. Really want to go explore off the beaten path without feeding the engine a bunch of dirt.
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  12. GCecchetto

    GCecchetto Long timer

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    Powercell is the way to go.
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  13. WayFar

    WayFar I have no idea what I'm doing

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    Do you have one and like it?
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  14. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    I do, and I do. Also have the pre-filters & consider them a must have.
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  15. WayFar

    WayFar I have no idea what I'm doing

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    Went ahead and ordered the Uni. I’m not really after extra power, just peace of mind. I appreciate the responses.
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  16. Bluesilver

    Bluesilver Long timer

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    The airbox has been discussed since 2013, so over 5yrs of discussions,bitching and praise,every possible issue, fix and sales pitch is logged, only a simple search away.
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  17. WayFar

    WayFar I have no idea what I'm doing

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    Yep, did plenty of searching and reading. I also wanted end user input after using the products for some time

    And I like the interaction.
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  18. GCecchetto

    GCecchetto Long timer

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    Close to 25,000 trouble free miles. Piece of mind is powercell. Filtering the air at the velocity stack takes the air box completely out of the picture.
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  19. WAGmore01

    WAGmore01 Been here awhile

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    They added bracing to keep the box from caving under load. (From what I have been told)


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    In 2014 they added a center brace at the top of the filter seal, which did not address the warped boxes and leaking lid seals. In 2015 they replaced the filter bale with a wedge system, which did not address the warped boxes and leaking lid seal. From 2015 on there have been no changes in the airbox design...


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