Aussie 1090/1190/1290 owners thread.

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

  1. Briggsy_1

    Briggsy_1 Been here awhile

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    I'll echo Steve's comments especially regarding the suspension. It's very good out of the box. I've had my since July and put 3k on it with a variety of riding. It is outstanding offroad and having come off an S10 I am loving the 21inch front wheel in the bush, not to mention the progressive dampening in the shock.

    You can't really compare the 1090 with bikes like the S10 but I'm still getting used to the slower turn in on the fast open dirt corners. I guess this the different wheel size which is one of the compromises or maybe it's just my riding style.

    The Rottweiler kit I fitted definitely helped the power delivery especially the low down torque. Definitely no surging.

    I think if you are doing mostly bush riding you won't be disappointed with this bike. It's still no trail bike but a damn good compromise.
  2. DR Steve

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    Speaking of slow turn in, I had a rear Motoz TA fitted up today. That seems to have slowed the turn in considerably even though it's got a nice round profile. I think it might be to do with the weight of the tyre - it's pretty heavy.
    I holed the TKC rear yesterday and didn't trust my plug repair for big day ride planned mid this week, so had to get something in a hurry. Was planning to try the Motoz GPS.

    Wodger's idea of a second set of wheels is the go. Best of both worlds.
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  3. Briggsy_1

    Briggsy_1 Been here awhile

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    My rear was toast after less than 3k. I just fitted the TA as well. Fingers crossed a few more k's out of this one :confused
  4. DR Steve

    DR Steve Been here awhile

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    Yes, mine was almost gone @ 2700. Was going to change it after this mid week ride anyway.

    My TA has "summer compound" on it - are there different compound options for the TA ?
    I did find info suggesting there are two compounds of the GPS but couldn't find anything for the TA.
  5. Briggsy_1

    Briggsy_1 Been here awhile

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    That's news to me. I thought there was only one version of the TA but went and had a look at mine just now and it has same thing on sidewall. I've had a few of these and I've never noticed that before. Maybe someone better informed can shed some light??
  6. 1coolbanana

    1coolbanana Long timer

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    My rear TA does NOT have "summer compound" on it.
    Mine is EU Dakar.
    Best to ring Motoz direct and ask what thats about.

    The last one did 8500klms, more than twice anything else.
    The new one I have sitting in the shed is marked the same.

    Currently running the 723 F&R, the rear isnt going to last long, shame, because its awesome!
  7. DR Steve

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    Planning to give Motoz a call later if I get time. My TA is 4616 manufacture date from memory.
  8. 1coolbanana

    1coolbanana Long timer

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    Mines 0116H
  9. pwh

    pwh Just Farkin' GO

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    How do you like it? :beer I've been looking to either add a 19/17 combo or just go to Woody's 17s. In my head it's cheaper than a second bike. I've been drooling over the 701SM but they are so damn expensive. Miss my old 690SMC
  10. Briggsy_1

    Briggsy_1 Been here awhile

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    Just read this on Motoz's site about the TA:

    "It is offered in two different compound choices – ‘4- Seasons’ and a ‘Summer’ compound for hot conditions. The tread is designed to self-protect for long mileage and superior off-road cornering."
  11. 1coolbanana

    1coolbanana Long timer

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    Wonder which one mine is (and was)?
    Doesnt say 4 seasons or summer!!!
  12. DR Steve

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    I did ring Motoz and was told there is only one compound. Summer compound being a newer batch while still using the same compound. The bloke I spoke with didn't seem overly knowledgeable about the Motoz product though...

    One of the reasons I wondered if there was a new compound was reports of the TA running with pretty low pressures. I've only done 150 klms on mine but started at 33 and saw a 4 psi rise in about 30 minutes of sedate tar back roads on a cool afternoon. I'd expect it to get very hot if I'd started in the low 20's. Will experiment a bit on the next few rides.

    I did see the summer and all seasons info on their site but though it was in reference to the GPS version. Need to have another look.
  13. 1coolbanana

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    I ran mine at 23 psi cold for 8500 k's, no dramas and no excessive heat/pressure increase, just what you would normally expect, about 5 psi increase for the most part when warmed up..
    I had the same result over the last few days with 1200 k's of outback with the 723 running at 26 psi cold.
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    On another note.....my 1190 has become increasingly hard to start when cold.
    Anybody got ideas what that could be?
    Starts fine hot and runs great.
  15. DR Steve

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    For reference here's the TA sidewall and the build date is 4716.

    Like I said, I'll try a bit less pressure and see what sort of rise I get and road feel. I'm normally aiming for around 4 psi on the road.

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    At a wild guess when my KTM's experienced that issue the valves were out of spec. But it is a KTM so who knows.
  17. Briggsy_1

    Briggsy_1 Been here awhile

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    When I had the last TA fitted to my S10 Rob from tyres 4 bikes said try running it at 26psi for all dirt riding. I had one before that and it lasted only about 5k running about 30psi everywhere. Tried the next one at 26 like he said and I would have got over 8k out of it if I hadn't stacked the bike.
  18. 1coolbanana

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    You cant run the rear TA at the same pressure as other tyres, they are so stiff you could just about run them flat and not notice, they really need to run at lower than normal pressures.
    Like I said, I ran 8500 k's at 23 psi and they hadnt even squared off.
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    Hmmm, I was hoping nobody would say that!
    I would have thought the hot starting would be more of an issue if the gaps had closed up???? :dunno
  20. Wodger63

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    I like that I can push the front through the corners but the draw back is 45T rear sprocket is too low geared.
    So I will invest in another sprocket carrier and go 42T, will also need to get my dealer to change the wheel configuration to 19/17 as the speed and odometer are way out. Odometer in nearly 10% out measured against the GPS. GPS measured 268 klm, odometer measured 292 klm, I clock up enough K's without added extras.
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