Aussie 1190/1190R owners thread.

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

  1. Dukehunt

    Dukehunt Long timer

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    Yep big hole in the exit, but it does look good
  2. nevgriff64

    nevgriff64 ɹǝpun uʍop ɯoɹɟ buıɥɔʇɐʍ Super Moderator

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    Lets hope the spring is the same and its an easy fix for you.

    You really aren't having a good run of late with tradesman doing their jobs properly. :(
  3. mcguyver

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    Hows is thsi your issue if you paid someone to do a job and they left the spring out.

    I would be going back and ripping them a new asshole till they fixed it.
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  4. 1coolbanana

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    Its called cutting your losses.
    Its a 200 k trip each way, and a day of leave.
    Its not worth the aggro or my time.

    Ill just fix it myself and move on.....again!
  5. Hoots

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    Who did this?

    Are you able to say?
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  6. 1coolbanana

    1coolbanana Long timer

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    Id rather not say publicly, Ive burnt too many bridges.
    Last time I said something publicly about such things I had my arse wooped by their inmate entourage :(
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  7. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    It's a dam shame poor service is now causing you angst and inconvenience, I bet you paid top dollar for for the honour too, hope you get it sorted
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  8. 1coolbanana

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    She'll be right mate, Ill just fix it and move on.
  9. bigborett

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    Surely not, another supposed motorcycle mechanic that should still be working on lawn mowers.
    Nooooooooooooo.
  10. 1coolbanana

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    No no no, specialist suspension tuner, even has his own race team!
  11. richo360

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    Been thinking of an 1190r for a while now (upgrading the 2012 F800gs).
    Loved the power or those I have ridden, but sort of felt soft and squishy, esp when pushed. Comfy at moderate speeds, but when pushed, well beyond the suspensions ability.
    A mate just got his revalved and sprung at Kroozetune, had a ride on the weekend, reckon they've nailed it. Totally transformed the bike over rough stuff, but still compliant over the smaller hits.
    Impressed.
    Where's my cheque book......
  12. 1coolbanana

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    Get one while they are still available.
    Some really good deals on them at the moment.

    Nice nearly new one on the Flea market :D
  13. richo360

    richo360 Long timer

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    Saw that 1cb, looks like its been thrashed
  14. Russ

    Russ Let's ride Super Moderator

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    :imaposer
  15. nevgriff64

    nevgriff64 ɹǝpun uʍop ɯoɹɟ buıɥɔʇɐʍ Super Moderator

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    Oh, I very much doubt that, richo. :lol3



    Bugger off Russ.

    Its really is very hard to gain any kind of credibility when people know you too well. :lol3
  16. richo360

    richo360 Long timer

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    Ahem Russ.....
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  17. 1coolbanana

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    In case anyone ever needs to know, the 690 internals are the same and the spring fits the 1190 rebound and compression needles.
    But you cant buy it for an 1190, go figure!!!

    [​IMG]

    And now it sits where it belongs same as the compression leg

    [​IMG]
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  18. DRjoe

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    I've seen that happen before with ktm parts and even from year to year for the same model, parts fiches can show more individual parts one year and then just complete assemblies for other years.
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  19. Russ

    Russ Let's ride Super Moderator

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    It's only been ridden occasionally because of dodgy knees, and a few other motorcycles that keep him busy.

    The laughter was in relation to it being thrashed. I've ridden with Nev often he's no slouch, but he's never thrashed a bike.

    My theory is there is never a problem with a bike that's been ridden hard from day one, bikes need to be ridden.
    It's when they sit around for long periods that things go wrong.
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  20. 1coolbanana

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    Im just glad they seem to recycle the same parts of many models and years.

    Same applies to people :D
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