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post #1 of 8 Old 04-27-2019, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
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New Bike 18 KTM 1090R

Sadly, the KLR has been sold, but the new steed is really something... My partner named it OgleBeast (She nailed it as I was standing there ogling it)





Leftover 2018 with zero miles on it when I picked it up.

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post #2 of 8 Old 04-27-2019, 08:43 PM
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Personally, one Should be AFRAID of a '0' mile bike off of the showroom floor!

That means that the Dealership Staff DID NOT do their job to Ensure that Everything on the new bike functions as it is supposed to!

Who would get sued, (by who) if your brake discs had Not Been Cleaned of anti-corrosive after shipment and YOU rolled into/almost thru the 1st intersection out of the dealers driveway & got Squashed?

I realize that this is a KTM, but Kawasaki had an Assembly & Preparation Check List that the customer was supposed to SIGN & Receive a copy of. Most owners never receive one.


Anyways NEAT Bike!!
I just happened to get a 'test ride' on a friends recent purchased 2015 model 1090R. 122mph @ about 9000rpm in 4th! 71mph @ 4000rpm in 6th.
Very Nice.

Friend has word of warning. DO Turn Down power level for dirt. And DO NOT go dirt HILL Climbing with the Traction Control Turned ON!
Sometimes you NEED to keep the rear tire Spinning, to keep the front tire Rolling!!
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post #3 of 8 Old 04-28-2019, 04:45 AM
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Nice, Cabrito! I would say "hope you enjoy it" but common sense tells me that's a foregone conclusion..........
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post #4 of 8 Old 04-28-2019, 09:37 AM Thread Starter
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Personally, one Should be AFRAID of a '0' mile bike off of the showroom floor!

That means that the Dealership Staff DID NOT do their job to Ensure that Everything on the new bike functions as it is supposed to!

Who would get sued, (by who) if your brake discs had Not Been Cleaned of anti-corrosive after shipment and YOU rolled into/almost thru the 1st intersection out of the dealers driveway & got Squashed?

I realize that this is a KTM, but Kawasaki had an Assembly & Preparation Check List that the customer was supposed to SIGN & Receive a copy of. Most owners never receive one.
pdwestman, this is all solid advice / info to be seriously considered. They did do the full check list, and I signed it. They had two guys working on it. I watched them do some of it doing my best to not be a distraction to them. I watched the first heat cycle the bike ever had. It was a really cool experience. They actually took it for it's first spin before I got it. I was there for about 3.5 hours waiting for them to finish it up for me. I took extreme care on my 62 mile ride home with all of that in mind, and stopped a few times to let it cool down for a minute and sort of check on everything. Plus, it's a new bike to me so I had to be really careful. It's similar to my 990, but so much smoother and overall more refined. I spent a few hours at home checking various bolts. We put it in "rain" mode to keep the power down while I break it in for the first 620 miles. This thing is going to be insane in sport mode (I wonder if I'll ever use it?)

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Nice, Cabrito! I would say "hope you enjoy it" but common sense tells me that's a foregone conclusion..........
planalp, it should be a foregone conclusion, but so far I have enjoyed it..

My 990 was great fun to ride but had issues that I didn't want to deal with. One was the terrible MPG's.. This sucker doesn't have that problem.


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Cabrito, that is simply awesome and I am very happy for you. I hope you enjoy the heck out of that thing for many years!

What is the dial that is shown above, the one that goes to '10' without any red zone? Is that the volume control or something?

BTW, it's gergious.

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Cabrito, that is simply awesome and I am very happy for you. I hope you enjoy the heck out of that thing for many years!

What is the dial that is shown above, the one that goes to '10' without any red zone? Is that the volume control or something?

BTW, it's gergious.
Haha... Right? I can't figure out what the red line is on this sucker... Its got a flashing light when you reach the time to shift, and then it goes solid to indicate that you really should shift... I'll never see it I'm sure...

Thanks Tom, I'm stoked.

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i had 2016 duke 390. the flashing red light is your shift light. it should be programmable. yes if it goes solid it time shift and redline is close by
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Beautiful bike; congrats! If I was going to get a twin cyl ADV bike, that'd be the one for me.

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