Aussie 1090/1190/1290 owners thread.

Discussion in 'Australia' started by ozzieadventure, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. bigborett

    bigborett Long timer

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    Doesn't look bad by the looks. Maybe somewhere between the E09 and the Tractionator in wear but looks like a better pattern than either for the dirt?
  2. 1coolbanana

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    Id want to be getting 6k out of it to make it worthwhile cost wise otherwise back to the TA rear, although its not very good at anything, it is tough and it lasts!
    If thats 2500, I cant see it getting to 5k.
    So far the front is impressive although also very expensive at $190.
    At $280 for a rear tyre, if it doest last well, thats taking the piss.
    See how the front and rear combo together go out west next weekend.
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  3. Rnwlcs

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    I'm heading for the Flinders in a couple of weeks and was wondering about tyre choice. Unfortunately it will be majority tar getting there and then the run around the PAR's.
    I am currently running Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR's. I have about 1500ks on them and they look ok but with an impending 4k trip I don't think the rear will last the distance.
    The front still has the indentations in the knobs.
    Any suggestions?
  4. Toejamii

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    Tractionator rear only thing that will last the k's and is tough as for the flinders rocks
  5. Rnwlcs

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    yes, I have considered the Tractionator Adventure. They look the goods. Where's the best place to get them from?
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  7. DR Steve

    DR Steve Been here awhile

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    Has anyone tried the Tractionator GPS rear on their KTM ?
    I'm considering it as a replacement for my almost done TKC 80 as I bought this bike to ride further away from home which means a fair amount of bitumen to get to some new dirt riding. In reality 50/50 use is just not going to happen for me so thought the GPS might be more suitable than the Adventure out back. Front will be sticking with 804/TKC 80.

    A mate has the GPS tyres on both ends of a new AT and likes them. They're more chunky/knobby in the flesh than the pictures suggest, particularly the rear.
  8. Wodger63

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    @DR Steve, I have ran a couple of GPS's on my bike.
    Firstly, I've only ever dropped my bike using a GPS, coincidence or bad luck, I'm still not sure.
    Overall they are a pretty good tyre but in my opinion they struggle finding grip from vertical to about 10-15 degrees of lean angle.
    I put this down to the continuous strip of rubber in the centre of the tyre and it is only when you try and put the power down aggressively.
    This is most noticeable on wet bitumen, fine gravel/sand on a hard pack base and off cambers, I think the mid range grunt of the 1190 highlights the problem.

    I do have in my possession a new and improved GPS for testing that I will be fitting soon.
    I should mention the front GPS is a much better tyre than a TKC 80 or anything else for that matter for 50/50 riding and it's tougher.
    I have in the last 35K run the OEM TKC 80's, good but don't last, Golden Tyre 201's, nice tyre but didn't make 2000K's, MT90, also a very nice tyre but fragile and puncture easy, Shinko 705's, great all road touring tyres, just not aggressive enough for my everyday riding. Currently trying a pair of Karoo 3's the rear won't last 2000K's, they offer good grip but there buzzy, GPS has an equal amount of grip and is much more civilised on the road.
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  9. DR Steve

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    Thanks Wodger,
    Great summary and just what I was after. I like the TKC rear better than the front but it just doesn't last long enough.

    Might give the GPS a go given it's coming into Summer now - how do you differentiate the newer version rear ?

    Interesting re the 705. I've used several on my DR and while the front lacks grip in loose stuff I found the rear very good on that bike.
  10. Wodger63

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    There is an extension in the tread, I'm not sure when it will be released or how it will be marketed.
    Maybe like the TA and labeled as a MK 2.
    705 is a great tyre for touring on, I put a pair on for my last trip, 5500 K's of mixed riding, Hervey Bay to Melbourne and back, I wouldn't hesitate to use them again. Out of a total of 10mm of tread, there is still 5mm of tread after 6500K's.
  11. Rnwlcs

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    Wodger, how puncture resistant is the Shinko? I'm Flinders bound and am worried re all the gnarly rocks and add that to the tar getting there.
  12. DR Steve

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    I can't comment on the 705 in 18 inch sizing, but the 17's I've used on the DR are way more robust than any knobby I've used. Even when all the tread is gone you still have 7-8 mm of very strong carcass left.
  13. Wodger63

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    On my 5500 K trip, I did a lot of gravel including Canberra to Tumut through the Brindabellas and all through the Snowy's without a problem. I couldn't see an issue with the 705 as long you don't spin it up too much. If was doing another long ride I wouldn't hesitate to use another.

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  16. Wodger63

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    If I told you, well you probably would take me off your Xmas card list.
    Lets me just say for a lot less of there replacement value. :nod
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  17. 1coolbanana

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    Now if only someone had a normal set of wheels for sale...... :(
  18. mickd

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    hi guys
    well I've watched every vid i can find on the 1090 for months now and its killing me, OH my god do i want one :clap
    unless i have all day and more to read every post can i ask all the 1090 owners are you happy with it? would you buy another one, ive had 2 x 990's and each had its problems and both had a surging problem that used to piss me off,( ktm never got to the bottom of it ) does the 1090 have the same problem?…. so how is the 1090 in the real would
    good bad and the ugly please
    this will be used mainly for 90% adv bush riding with some road riding
    thanks guys
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  19. 1coolbanana

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    On the 990 front, the fueling and surging issues are easy fixed by modifying the ignition mapping.
    And the 1090, 1190, 1290 dont really have any of those issues anymore.

    You gotta take one for a test ride :-)
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  20. DR Steve

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    I've had my 1090 for a couple of months now and am pretty happy with it.
    FI is very good, no surging and good fuel economy. Suspension very good too.

    Everyone's idea of bush riding is a little different - for me it means big hills, mostly rocky and loose.
    I were doing 90% bush work the 1090 is too big and heavy. Sure you could do it but if you've ridden that stuff on a single you won't enjoy it on the 1090.

    I've not yet ridden outback, wide open type stuff - I'd say the 1090 would be in it's element out there.