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Discussion in 'Australia' started by ozzieadventure, Jan 29, 2015.
No, difficult cold starting is a classic symptom of closed up inlet valves
Bugger, was afraid of that.
Didnt really want to do the valves until scheduled in another 10k but may have to look at it soon.
Funny how it fired up only on one cylinder for a couple seconds before the second cylinder fired, then ran fine.
My Triumph Trophy 900 had an issue with valve recession, it was certainly a worrying PITA when it came to starting on tour at times.
During testing for an electrical issue, I deliberately isolated one cylinder. Started and ran on just two almost as well as 3. Took out another cylinder, was a bit harder to start and ran very lumpy, but still started and ran! Didn't rev it or load it up though, but it showed you could drop a cylinder and still start easily.
Yeah it sucks you can't change wheel size in the dash like the older models.
The issue with mine is that it doesnt always do it, just on rare occasions its difficult.
What is the cranking speed when it starts hard (when cold)? Your bike is a 2015, correct, so it has the stronger starter motor? Even with the better starter, the cold start cranking speed of these motors is, at best, borderline, IMO. My 1190R is a 2014 and it has the early starter. It has always been a hard cold starter since day one if it hasn't been run for a week. Nowadays, with a nearly 4 year old battery, it won't start if the bike hasn't been ridden for a week unless the battery has been topped off the night before. Your problem could be a battery problem.
Seems to crank over plenty quick regardless of temps when away.
Still original battery and usually on a Ctek tender when not away on a trip.
The hard starting has only been obvious maybe twice in the last month so far.
Had mine for about six weeks now and done 2500ks. I've done long freeway stints and a couple of nights away in the High country, I've also tried a couple of respectable hills such as Long Gully which while not overly hard are a kind of benchmark for me as each bike I've owned I've ridden up as a test. (Except the GSA, I rode that to the bottom and even unloaded did not feel confident getting it up)
I was looking for along term bike after swapping bikes a bit over the last few years due to not being happy with them or them not suiting my "style". I am experienced off road and reasonable on road but not what I would call super fast
Personally I love the thing, it's suspension is for me the stand out aspect as it is sublime off road, even packed full, and on road it is very good too.
I've ridden the new 1290 for a few hours on and off road and while the power and cruise control is amazing I honestly prefer the handling of my 1090 !
I could not believe how well the bike coped with a heavy load on hard tracks in the High Country and was still comfortable on the free way for hours. To me it's a keeper and I would suggest you follow Mr Banana's advice and test ride one to make your own decision.
The Bad.... The screen for me sucks, I find it is irritating on any setting over 80kph, you can see by the pic above that I installed the touring screen which was a marginal improvement. My mate says it's perfect for him so maybe it's me but I've never been fussy about wind before and this bothers me.
I'm also aware of potential for the fuel filter to have issues, there are a few options to fix this and interestingly despite the hype I have yet to hear of one failing on a 1090. I know one of the guys here had a failure which was pump related but ended up being a loose connector.
There is also a random cold starting thing which mine just started after the first service, she starts fine but then runs and stops after a second or so. Sometimes takes a couple of goes to fire her up. It happens maybe 1 time out of ten starts and has only happened since the first service.
Apart from that, flawless.
I have one friend who has bought one after hearing me rave on and another is probably doing the same.
I'd definitely recommend the bike
Wish I knew someone with a 1090, Id love to swap bikes for a bit to compare, especially the suspension after all the work Ive done on mine
On the wind.....Less is often more and helmet and mirrors make a huge difference.
Since getting a new helmet and changing the mirrors, mine is smooth with original screen in about the mid position.
Previous helmet, Shoei Hornet, was bad with this bike.
What mirrors did you go with?
I got some FAR folding mirrors, the 6904/05.
Ive had them for years and had the on my 990 as well.
They are ok but not great.
But not sure if they are still available
These seem the nearest they have now
Congrats FW, they are indeed a fine motorcycle, I am still in awe of my 1190r, Just the other day riding the 701e up at Mt Disappointment it made me realise just how well the 1190r handles itself, how it hides all that weight, well at least until it all goes wrong any way.
I actually remember you saying this a while back and I have been thinking and holding my hands in different places as I ride along. A lot of the buffeting seems to be coming from the sides as you say. I've installed the double take mirrors which I think are pretty crappy but may have made some improvement to the wind.
If I ever come up your way I would be more than happy to swap bikes :)
Hahahaha ! Yeah I remember Chris Birch saying he felt like he was riding a big dirt bike... Until you had to stop.
That is when she reminds me how heavy she is
Hey @1coolbanana have you found any wheels on Gumtree?
Just received an email from the dealer, there is a service update on the 1090 fuel filter.
I don't have them yet 1CB, they were giving us the heads up that we would soon be hearing from KTM about it and to arrange to bring the bike in etc.
Once I know for sure I'll let you know. I was planning on installing a Guggle kit but maybe after this that will not be necessary ?