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Gillberg
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Hello chaps. It's been a while.

Postby Gillberg » Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:10 am

Looks like I'm going full circle after quite a few years away.

Not that I've been away from riding. Far from it.
Since trading the 990 in 2010, I've had a string of bikes and a Wife who justifiably has wanted to kill me more than once.

I'll run through what I can remember.
990 smt, v4 touno, dorsoduro 1200 and 750, 3 dr650's, 2 1190 adventures, 2 vstroms, superduke gt, xt660, 690 duke, 250 excf and Lord knows what else.
The 1190's and the gt had electrical problems.

I'm riding a Caponord Rally and I really love the comfort. That's the only thing it has over the Adv. Apart from not breaking down. We do a few trips a year and it's great for all day comfort, so I'm going to keep it. Oh, I also bought a trials bike. It doesn't take up much space, so I'll probably keep it forever.

The problem I now face is that I don't have a bike that gives me the fizz (or an erection) like the KTM's do, so I've decided to buy a bike just for fanging once and awhile.
I'm going old school. No electronics to fail or interfere when you don't want them to. A fair weather bit of fun with sticky tyres.

I thought of the old v twin tuono but age, reliability and repair costs are steering me towards either a 990 or 990r Superduke. I have my eye on an R which has a KTM comfort seat at a good price.

My question to you is.... Which one? Standard or the R? The R looks so good.

Appreciate your thoughts.

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Re: Hello chaps. It's been a while.

Postby Scotty » Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:12 am

Welcome back - your SD or SDR conundrum has been debated before - something you'd definitely wish for on either would be a seat more comfortable than the standard torture device.

One of the most recent threads on the subject is here:
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=27638

Have fun deciding
Wheelies - they ARE big, and they ARE clever....

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Re: Hello chaps. It's been a while.

Postby RichUK » Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:33 am

As far as I know the seat on my SD is standard and I find no issues at all in riding all day, it's a pretty comfortable bike overall.

Gillberg - please elaborate on the issues you had with your 1190's?
I'm just about to buy an 1190 adv. An 'S' version with electronic suspension.

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Re: Hello chaps. It's been a while.

Postby Gillberg » Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:03 am

Hi Rich.

I bought the very first of the 1190 adv's in 2013. The S with electronic everything.
It had constant traction control failures, suspension and dash failures. It also had a fuel tank problem the spewed fuel everywhere.
The bike was so flawed that KTM replaced it with a 2014 model. I rode this one for about 1000km and the traction failed on this one.
I soon traded this one in. 15 models on seem to be ok.
The GT only had a flapper valve motor failure. It was coming up for the warranty to expire. I've just sold it. I'm on my 4th Aprilia and they've all been faultless.

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Re: Hello chaps. It's been a while.

Postby Gillberg » Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:07 am

Thanks for that Scotty.
I'm now scratching my head.

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Re: Hello chaps. It's been a while.

Postby No. 47 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:34 am

'08 ex-Battle race KTM Superduke 990 R No.47
'08 OE KTM Superduke 990 R
'01 Ducati 996S

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Re: Hello chaps. It's been a while.

Postby Motogoon » Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:03 am

Haha that's a funny joke, a KTM 990 with no electrics to fail! Sure they have no traction control etc but the electrical system as basic as it is is bloody terrible for reliability.


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