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by nick280
Fri May 08, 2015 11:42 pm
Forum: The Adventure Family..
Topic: KTM 1290 Super Adventure. My Review
Replies: 7
Views: 10895

Re: KTM 1290 Super Adventure. My Review

Cheers Kev, it was a lovely bike and despite the weather, I enjoyed the privilege of riding it. It's not the bike for me but I can fully understand the market KTM have aimed this bike at. I just hope it will be what that market expects it to be!
by nick280
Fri May 01, 2015 11:50 pm
Forum: The Adventure Family..
Topic: KTM 1290 Super Adventure. My Review
Replies: 7
Views: 10895

KTM 1290 Super Adventure. My Review

Hello, Thought I'd give a little bit of feedback regarding my 300 miles on a "borrowed" 1290 Super Adventure. For starters, I really like the look of the bike, the white front fender looks great with the white tanks covers, and they're a mat finish too. The engine starts like a fire laced with petro...
by nick280
Thu Apr 23, 2015 11:14 pm
Forum: The Adventure Family..
Topic: SMR or 1190 ADV??
Replies: 9
Views: 2858

Re: SMR or 1190 ADV??

At the end of the day mate, you've got to choose the bike that suits what you are going to use it for most of the time. Seems like you are more of a hooligan type than ride out type. I do agree, Sport mode is ballistic and imo, anybody that wants more than the raw 150hp this kick out in that mode sp...
by nick280
Sun Apr 19, 2015 8:00 pm
Forum: The Adventure Family..
Topic: SMR or 1190 ADV??
Replies: 9
Views: 2858

Re: SMR or 1190 ADV??

Once you've ridden it, you'll buy it :D

IMO the 1190 power and sound is addictive, even with standard exhaust, and the handling is light and predictable.

Good luck.
by nick280
Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: The Adventure Family..
Topic: SMR or 1190 ADV??
Replies: 9
Views: 2858

Re: SMR or 1190 ADV??

I had an SMT and now have a non R Adventure. Love it AND even though I thought the SMT was a great bike, I think I would be disappointed going back to an SMT now after owning an RC8 [emoji41]
by nick280
Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:03 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: How does your 1190 start?
Replies: 9
Views: 5287

Re: How does your 1190 start?

Rang the dealer today, they did confirm that there is an update on the software to deal with the starting issue which is automatically done at the service, which, apparently my bike is due :( and batteries aren't covered under warranty after 3 months, double :( :( Bought a new battery from Tanya, it...
by nick280
Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:57 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Chain Tensioning 1190
Replies: 2
Views: 2426

Re: Chain Tensioning 1190

Its not a great deal clearer but a better picture which to be arrowing to the outer side of the chain. The chain guides aren't expensive but my word, its a PITA to change them lol.

I'll adjust it with maximum tolerance and keep an eye on it.
by nick280
Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:18 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Chain Tensioning 1190
Replies: 2
Views: 2426

Chain Tensioning 1190

Hi, I'm having to change my chain guide after tensioning my chain incorrectly. I misinterpreted the sticker and over tightened it. Can someone clarify how to tension the chain correctly on the 1190 Adventure please. I now understand the 45mm is the play, not the distance from the swing arm like the ...
by nick280
Sun Apr 12, 2015 8:11 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Sat Nav mount
Replies: 14
Views: 8582

Re: Sat Nav mount

It's does yes but it still wobbles a bit. Not like it's got shingles but more than I'd like lol.
by nick280
Sun Apr 12, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: How does your 1190 start?
Replies: 9
Views: 5287

Re: How does your 1190 start?

Hopefully they will get it sorted. I'm not confident enough to be a cocky bleeter about it just yet cause sods law will make it not start just after I've said something daft lol.
by nick280
Sun Apr 12, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Sat Nav mount
Replies: 14
Views: 8582

Re: Sat Nav mount

Update on this, it does fit the Garmin quick mounting bracket. It does actually say so on some specs for the bracket but not all. It's a nice position for the sat nav but is does wobble/vibrate quite a bit at lower speeds :(
by nick280
Sun Apr 12, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: How does your 1190 start?
Replies: 9
Views: 5287

Re: How does your 1190 start?

Well, it's going to be going back to the dealer soon as it failed to start the other day after having been used the day before. What's your run voltage at? Mine sits at 13.9-14v which I think is a bit low. I would have guessed it should have been 14.5-14.7v while running at riding speeds. Hoping a g...
by nick280
Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:55 pm
Forum: Exhausts
Topic: Wings
Replies: 6
Views: 3301

Re: Wings

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Not a great photo to display the exhaust but here's mine [emoji4]
by nick280
Sun Mar 22, 2015 7:27 pm
Forum: The Adventure Family..
Topic: It's been a lovely weekend here
Replies: 1
Views: 1110

It's been a lovely weekend here

Had a great weekend with KT. Not many miles but I'm loving the versatility of the rider modes. Spent all day today on single track bumpy roads, suspension set to comfort and power set to rain. So smooth. The burble from the wings exhaust is hypnotising [emoji3]

Roll on summer!
by nick280
Sun Mar 22, 2015 7:20 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: How does your 1190 start?
Replies: 9
Views: 5287

How does your 1190 start?

Mine isn't happy to start when cold but I'm thinking it's to do with fuel. I switch my ignition on and let the fuel pump run till it stops. Ignition off until the relay clicks, on until the fuel pump stops then crank. The engine cranks till it pops out of the exhaust and I stop. Ignition off and on ...
by nick280
Sat Mar 14, 2015 11:13 pm
Forum: The Adventure Family..
Topic: Ey-up
Replies: 11
Views: 2662

Re: Ey-up

Well, it's supposed to be half decent tomorrow but I noted the bloody gritters had been out in some areas tonight.

Might be an Adventure day tomorrow :D
by nick280
Sun Mar 08, 2015 10:56 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Sat Nav mount
Replies: 14
Views: 8582

Re: Sat Nav mount

I thought the same about the Garmin but being a tight Cumbrian, wanted reassurance it will fit before parting with hard earned shekels lol.
by nick280
Sun Mar 08, 2015 8:13 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Sat Nav mount
Replies: 14
Views: 8582

Sat Nav mount

Does anybody know if the Garmin mounting bracket fixes to the KTM sat nav mount?

http://shop.ktm.com/us_en/mounting-for- ... et-29.html

Cheers.
by nick280
Sun Mar 08, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Surging when Engine is over 85deg
Replies: 6
Views: 2504

Re: Surging when Engine is over 85deg

You could always move to Britain. Never gets that hot here lol.
by nick280
Sat Mar 07, 2015 10:15 pm
Forum: The Adventure Family..
Topic: Ey-up
Replies: 11
Views: 2662

Re: Ey-up

It's grim up north. Been shite all day. Fog, mist, drizzle, salty roads. Need I say more........

KT is feeling very neglected! :(