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Post by kevxtx » Mon Apr 14, 2014 1:16 am

If you are running a Cat leave the SAS alone & connected.

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Post by kevxtx » Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:48 am

Time for a Standard slipon mod, the standard slipon has a reducing DB eater inserted welded into the rear of the Can, I got my die grinder out & gently cut it out without opening the can. The result a deep tone from the pipe & quite a few DB higher, I am quite amazed how removing this DB pipe as changed the sound. If anyone in Brisbane wants to do the mod pop over to my house & listen to mine & I will cut it out for you.

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Post by kevxtx » Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:03 am

On Sunday I also ran a ACC wiring loom to the head light so I can install a water proof 12V ACC socket for my GPS.

The ACC wiring wires are tucked down the right side below all the looms, Black/Red ignition switched, Yellow/Red battery + not ignition switched always on.
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Loom & water proof Cig lighter bought off EBay http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/151159988850? + split plastic shielding to protect the wiring http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/10mm-OD-Flex ... 43bbce9953
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Loom routing.
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I replaced the round eye terminal with flat spade type so the mod is plug & play, then connected the + wire into the Black/RED ACC wire which is ignition switched 10amp & earth to earth. http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/100x-6-3mm-C ... 43a72de337
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I mounted the water proof connector here.
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Post by LenFerguson » Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:07 am

Good idea Kev. The bikes are a bit quite. Keen to hear it.
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Post by jmann » Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:01 am

kevxtx wrote:On Sunday I also ran a ACC wire to the head light so I can install a water proof 12V ACC socket for my GPS.
Umm that's interesting. I assume there's no Acc connector in there then? Where to the heated grips connect to if there's no Acc in there?

The Adventure 1190 shows 2xAcc in the wiring diagram but not where they are.

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Post by kevxtx » Tue Apr 15, 2014 4:05 am

i did turn on the heated grips via the dash & measured the voltage & only got 8V which supprised me. I used the rear ACC to run the Cig lighter.

I am looking for a standard 1290 slipon, if anyone is not using theirs send me a PM & we can talk, I need one for my slipon mod. :D

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Post by mintpaul » Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:38 am

Hey Kev,

I have a the original slip-on thats not required.

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Post by omg » Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:45 am

My first post here gents ;) Lots of really good info here.

Kev, could you quickly walk me through how to remove the db killer from the original silencer, please?

Thank you!
kevxtx wrote:Time for a Standard slipon mod, the standard slipon has a reducing DB eater inserted welded into the rear of the Can, I got my die grinder out & gently cut it out without opening the can. The result a deep tone from the pipe & quite a few DB higher, I am quite amazed how removing this DB pipe as changed the sound. If anyone in Brisbane wants to do the mod pop over to my house & listen to mine & I will cut it out for you.

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Post by kevxtx » Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:35 am

You could use a cutting disc or a dremel, I used my die grinder & a cutting tool.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Dremel-High- ... 29fb5aceb9
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/6Pc-Rotary-c ... 1e882d94dd

If you look inside the pipe from the rear of the can you will see a weld about 60mm down the DB pipe, I cut the DB pipe just the other side of that weld, I cut a groove from the exit hole all the way around the DB pipe until it broke free, no need to strip the can to do this mod.

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You are removing this pipe, but without stripping the can.
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Post by kevxtx » Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:38 am

OZsuperduker wrote:
jmann wrote:
kevxtx wrote:On Sunday I also ran a ACC wire to the head light so I can install a water proof 12V ACC socket for my GPS.
Umm that's interesting. I assume there's no Acc connector in there then? Where to the heated grips connect to if there's no Acc in there?

The Adventure 1190 shows 2xAcc in the wiring diagram but not where they are.
There are 2 accessories connectors on the 1290 that I found.
Plus there is the Trickle charger cable hooked to the battery you can use for a permanent connection
The plugs are located under the pillion seat on the right hand side under some other black shrink wrapped wiring
It is easily missed if you don't look under. They are crimped connectors that are isolated. I am using one as the switched power for my heated gloves
This is an easy way to get power and easily removable as if it was never there. Just FYI ....
I did see them in the back, I just wanted a water proof socket at the bars for my GPS.

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Post by omg » Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:55 am

Kev, thanks for the detailed info, I appreciate it!

One quick (and stupid) question; I believe the removal of db killer does not have any effect on F/A ratio I mean it won't mess anything up?

Thanks!
kevxtx wrote:You could use a cutting disc or a dremel, I used my die grinder & a cutting tool.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Dremel-High- ... 29fb5aceb9
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/6Pc-Rotary-c ... 1e882d94dd

If you look inside the pipe from the rear of the can you will see a weld about 60mm down the DB pipe, I cut the DB pipe just the other side of that weld, I cut a groove from the exit hole all the way around the DB pipe until it broke free, no need to strip the can to do this mod.

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Post by kevxtx » Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:18 am

Should not affect the A/F ratio with it removed.

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Post by kevxtx » Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:48 pm

Fitted my rear exhaust hanger tonight.

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Post by kevxtx » Fri Apr 18, 2014 3:55 am

Staggers front discs, I need to put this on the list of mods.

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Stagger popped around for the standard exhaust DB removal mod.

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Post by mintpaul » Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:22 am

Nice 1 guy's, would have been good to join the fun if I had my DNA ;)

Those disks and wheels look "bull shit" good... :mrgreen:


Hey Kev, your hanger looks great, I don't mean to copy but that looks like the way to go, the KTM carbon will be 280 when available, I was told.

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Post by downunder » Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:40 am

mintpaul wrote:Hey Kev, your hanger looks great, I don't mean to copy but
Don't let that stop you...I've been copying Kev for the last year or so. I have no shame :oops:
Mind you I do tend to get away with it coz I live over 2000km away. It may however be considered by some to be a little odd if you live next door to Kev
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Post by omg » Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:43 am

Orange wheels, how did you get them? They look awesome!

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Post by kevxtx » Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:19 am

omg wrote:Orange wheels, how did you get them? They look awesome!
I will let Stagger answer that one, they look awesome in real life. I am leaning towards orange & black wheels.

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Post by kevxtx » Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:23 am

mintpaul wrote:Nice 1 guy's, would have been good to join the fun if I had my DNA ;)

Those disks and wheels look "bull shit" good... :mrgreen:


Hey Kev, your hanger looks great, I don't mean to copy but that looks like the way to go, the KTM carbon will be 280 when available, I was told.
We will fit your filter as soon as you get it, T me up when it arrives.

I scored a luck got the bracket for Oz $50.00 :D I was not going to get one of these as I wanted the carbon one but could not let a bargain go past.

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Post by stagger » Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:59 am

omg wrote:Orange wheels, how did you get them? They look awesome!
Hi, $AUD 400. It was organised by my KTM dealer. I left the bike with them while I was travelling for a couple of weeks.
I am not sure who actually did it, they try to keep their source close and their mark up in tact. All i know is that they are normal automotive paint, not powder coated.

Orange and black sounds good. I was not keen on white as they would be always looking dirty with brake dust.
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