Aussie 1090/1190/1290 owners thread.

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

  1. bigborett

    bigborett Long timer

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    Heavy.
    Wait until it is greasy.
    The wet is when you really remember. Or drop it on your leg.
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  2. DANNOj

    DANNOj Long timer

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    Hi Mick,

    I tried to read every post. I got all the way through this one, and every time I got near the end of the US/main thread, it would jump ahead of me. Not enough time in the day!

    I bought a 1090 a couple of months ago and love it. Got nearly 2,000km on it now, which are all weekend miles; no commuting. Bike before this was a WR450F for a couple of years, and a 640 Adventure for six years before that. The 1090 is amazing -- the suspension is everything that everyone says (I don't need to say any more) and the engine is perfect for both open and snotty off road. Bottom end is grunty in 1st and 2nd, and mid range is brilliant. If you are looking for an upgrade from the 9XX, this is the one!

    Additions so far include:

    - KTM bash plate
    - Unifilter upgrade (by the dealer, Bunbury KTM)
    - Dalby pannier racks
    - Wings pipe
    - Pivot Pegz
    - KTM headlight protector
    - Off-road dongle

    On order:

    - BRP damper mount/risers (to suit my Scotts)
    - SW Motech GPS mount
    - Side stand foot
    - Rottweiler stage 2 SAS removal kit

    Some pics here of the before & after of the pipe, plus the KTM headlight protector for anyone that is interested:

    https://danielj7768.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1090/

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  3. Andrew2

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    Hey Dan:wave.
    That looks great mate:thumb. My next bike:nod.

    Cheers
    Andrew
  4. mickd

    mickd crash test dummie

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    thanks guys for all the replys,
  5. 1coolbanana

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  6. Fearless Whetu

    Fearless Whetu Aussi Kiwi

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    It was wet on Saturday and yep she's a handful on slick ground.
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    But still went up that hill easily.

    It was later in the pine plantation. On the tracks - on a gentle slope going down where it got scary :knary

    I did a stupid thing yesterday, I was following some 4wd tracks through long grass at about 45kph and suddenly, BAM ! culvert about two feet deep and the shape of the front wheel. I thought, "Thats it I'm breaking myself or the bike here" but it just soaked it up. Well, a little harsh and both foot pegs hit either side of the rut but the suspension saved the day. It is amazing.

    Make no mistake it is a big, heavy bike but she carries it better than any other I've ridden.
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  7. DRjoe

    DRjoe Long timer

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    Will you stop with all the good reviews please.
  8. 1coolbanana

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    Sorry :shog
  9. DR Steve

    DR Steve Been here awhile

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    I'd agree with most of that Revzilla review.

    Things I disagree with are the suitability for road riding and the seat comfort. Having done a few days with 8 - 10 hours of actual riding time I think it makes an excellent tourer. I don't even mind the wind screen compared to other faired/screened bikes I've ridden - not enough of an issue to make me want to try a different screen anyway.

    I can feel the heat too - not sure how much of an issue it will be come summer time yet. Pretty good on cold days though !
    On my last ride I put a sheepskin I had over the seat for no reason other than I already had it. I think this will be my solution for the heat should I find it an issue down the track.
  10. 1coolbanana

    1coolbanana Long timer

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    Theres plenty of ways to fix the heat anyway.
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  11. DR Steve

    DR Steve Been here awhile

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    I'm actually feeling it on my left boot the most. If it bothers me enough I'll get the laser thermometer out and see what is giving off the most heat.
  12. DANNOj

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    Hi Andrew,

    Long time! What are you riding these days?

    You must get one!! :-)

    Cheers
    Dan
  13. bigborett

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  14. Andrew2

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    Just sold the DR but still got the 1150gsa. I'm too scared to test an 1090 mate or I'll want one.....right now:lol3. I'll wait for the used ones to come down in price and then start looking.
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  15. Fearless Whetu

    Fearless Whetu Aussi Kiwi

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    Yes
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    Man that American, "This is mah stompin' ground an I'm gnarly", "Make sure you head on over and subscribe !" crap gets my goat. Especially as he is just riding down a dirt road. Do something actually gnarly like Chris Birch and I'll be impressed.

    Dude couldn't even wheelie. :lol3 Ok, rant over.

    It's interesting what he says about the heat though, I've found other bikes far hotter than my 1090.

    I haven't noticed the heat yet even on warmer days but then again I have noticed I have insulation beneath my seat which I'm not sure is stock or if my dealer installed.

    Maybe this will change with the arrival of summer ??
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  17. 1coolbanana

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    20 k coming up so time to check the airbox after not looking in there for the best part of 9k klms.
    Ive changed the pre filters whenever needed and the last couple rides were especially dusty.

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    But the airbox and PC pods are spotless.
    Those prefilters are the best thing, filtering probably 99%, not to mention the ease of maintenance with not having to open the airbox up all the time!

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    Very happy with the pods and Uni Prefilters, great setup :-)

    Any opinions on the carbon buildup?
    I dont reckon it anything out of the ordinary...

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  18. rider911

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    Absolutely normal

    And if your cold starting problem is random then I think you could also rule out the valve clearance as well
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  19. 1coolbanana

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    One of the things that was common practice on the 9XX was to enlarge the oil jet that feeds the clutch to stop them overheating.
    One of the drawbacks if you went too big was that neutral would be hard to find so going from 0.35mm to 0.50mm was the common practice for non race bikes and that gave the best of both worlds, extra lube to the clutch and easy neutral.

    I tried this on the 1190 but all it did was make it hard to find neutral so had to revert back.

    Had to peen the end of the jet then redrill with a 0.37 mm drill (0.0145 inch)

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    Bottom line is it doesnt seem to work on the 1XXXX bikes
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  20. Wodger63

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    I got word from Rick at Motoz that the new GPS is available now. So depending on stock of your supplier might dictate which one you get as it is a subtle change not defined in it's description.
    I have done some riding on the new GPS and it is an improvement over the old one. It's probably more noticeable on the 1190 as it is now harder to break traction and has more grip/drive just off the vertical where the older version would slide easier in the same situation.
    I forgot to take a picture when it was brand new but here's one slightly used.
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/aDvhGOH1Mg56B3LY2
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