1290 SA Owners Thread

Discussion in 'Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much HP' started by NextHorizon, Feb 9, 2015.

  1. bigdave-gs

    bigdave-gs Explorer

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    Agree 100% !
  2. SRTie4k

    SRTie4k Newly-Clothed Explorer

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    I wonder if we'll ever get our Miles Remaining conversion from km to miles fixed.
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  3. Iliketogofast

    Iliketogofast Been here awhile

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    I realize this. Which is why I commented that all I noticed now was high speed weave(probably due to my top case). Before I was getting a high speed wobble as well as low speed occasionally.


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  4. therider

    therider Been here awhile

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  5. ArferBrick

    ArferBrick Been here awhile

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    ^^ I see no pics :(
  6. YediKnight

    YediKnight Been here awhile

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    There's a link towards the bottom, right after the 'global economy' paragraph ;)
  7. tmark1301cc

    tmark1301cc Been here awhile

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    Joy; I will have to give the WordPress read sufficient time, when I am able. I wanted your crash bars but I believe that you've sold them already. I cannot justify any additional expenditures until next year anyhew.

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  8. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Love those blue pipes

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    Sorry, your post read as if you were hoping that fixing the low speed wobble was also going to fix the high speed weave.
  9. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Love those blue pipes

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    Martyred indicated he didn't think the 690 sidestand worked too well with the 1290SA and he was looking for a better solution. Seems like it's working fine for you. Does it look neat, like it belongs, when folded up? - even better, do you have a pic of it folded up?

    P.S. Suggest removing the part-number label from the brake reservoir and flushing out that nasty brown brake fluid.
  10. ArferBrick

    ArferBrick Been here awhile

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    found it, thanks :beer

    @therider - I see you cut the "horns" off your screen, does it help eliminate buffeting? I also thought that they could be one of the major causes.
  11. therider

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    The 690 sidestand is working fine. On hard surface it does not contact ground fully, but on soft ground or when tilted more, it is just right. Folded up looks fine. Also way easier to deploy and fold when sitting on bike. I find it the best UX improvement so far. I will add a pic of it folded up.

    I just bought some tubes to bleed the brake fluid. It is real nasty brown by now. Will also install rott fueling dongles. Tank has 6gal gas now, wondering if I will be able to lift the tank lol.
  12. therider

    therider Been here awhile

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    The main reason to cut those horns -- they got in my line of sight on curvy roads. It is way better now with them gone. Probably helps with buffeting too (I am 5'7", 30" inseam). Just did a 4k mile trip, the shield worked well. Btw I have added 1/2" nylon spacers, maybe it helps with buffeting reduction too.
  13. therider

    therider Been here awhile

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    I still have my stock crash bars for sale.
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  14. CPTJAM

    CPTJAM Been here awhile

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    Still broken, but fork seals are in!
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  15. therider

    therider Been here awhile

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    Here is a pic of the sidestand folded up.

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  16. YediKnight

    YediKnight Been here awhile

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    This is what I see: NOIMAGE.png

    And when I click, there's a blank screen...
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  17. SURFINASPHALT

    SURFINASPHALT "Zen Rider"

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    *Here ya go M8s. Fixed it for him.:thumb

    "Rider", are you by chance using the Photo icon in the posting task bar?
    Me thinks that may be the source of the problem your having uploading your photos to the advrider.com server.
    In the future, just use the "Upload Pic or GPS Track" button at the bottom, & it'll work for you every time.;)

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  18. therider

    therider Been here awhile

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    Thanks Surfinasphalt for pointing out the issue. I see my pics fine, I use that picture icon and provide url of the pic hosted somewhere else. I will try your method next time.
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  19. SRTie4k

    SRTie4k Newly-Clothed Explorer

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    Thought you guys might appreciate this:

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    Bike weighed 572lb with a full tank of gas, no boxes. This is with the PP skid plate, rally pegs and tool kit under the seat (and various other negligible mods).

    With KTM top case and boxes (with various liners in one box and tools in another) it topped out at 628lbs.


    I wasn't too surprised honestly. What I actually was surprised about was when my buddy weighed his Tiger 800 XCA. It weighs 542lb with a full tank of gas and without top case and boxes (it does have upper crash guards, though)! In the same configuration (with top case and boxes) it weighed 592lbs!

    I was honestly pretty shocked that the 1290 Super Adventure weighs only ~30lbs more than a 2016 Tiger 800 XCA. There might be a little bit more difference there if it didn't have upper crash guards, but it's still way closer than I ever thought it would be.
  20. Barekat

    Barekat Looking to get dirty

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    That's great SRTie4k. I wonder want the additonal 10L of fuel weighs... take that off and SA would be really close to the T800. ;)