NEW 2017 1290 SA-R

Discussion in 'Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much HP' started by MUDHWY, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. oldfuddy

    oldfuddy Long timer

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    To even have the Scout and 1290 in the same sentence is saying a lot for the Scout. I'm serious when I say I'm impressed. I like big bikes... and really like big bikes that can handle themselves in a crowd


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  2. Crescent

    Crescent Been here awhile

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    I'm 18st and always use sports settings. Works just fine, great in corners on tarmac also.
  3. c4nuck

    c4nuck Been here awhile

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    About to drop off my SAT for the 30,000KM service.

    Do any other inmates care to share their service cost for this interval?
  4. StuartV

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    I got the oil changed when it was in at 6000 miles for warranty work. The dealer charged me about $210 for an oil change.... I think $100 of that was the one gallon of Motorex. $40 was labor. The rest was the oil filter and 2 screens.
  5. Deviant

    Deviant aka KTM 1290SAdvR

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    The oil screens do not need to be replaced at any interval unless damaged. Just cleaned per the manual.
  6. StuartV

    StuartV Motorcyclist

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    That's what I figured. I wouldn't normally replace them myself. But, letting the dealer change the oil at all was me trying to throw them a bone for being so good with my warranty issues. So, I let them do whatever they recommended. I don't think the screens by themselves added that much to the price. And I don't think they'll ever see my bike again, other than if I have any more warranty issues.
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  7. Deviant

    Deviant aka KTM 1290SAdvR

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    A HiFlo filter is less than $10. The ktm filter kit with screens is about $75.
  8. mhr650

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    I did the same thing on my first service, I ate the $75 charge for the filter kit for goodwill at my local dealer and to get my bike in their system. I am lucky that I have one of the best KTM Adventure dealers in the country 10 minutes from my house, but when I bought my bike I was able to save over $3000 by buying a leftover 2017 from a dirt bike orientated dealer out of state who couldn’t move the expensive adventure bike. So far they have treated me very well even though I didn’t buy the bike from them, I am very happy with my dealer, but from now on I will definitely do my own oil changes and maintenance.
  9. c4nuck

    c4nuck Been here awhile

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    To be clear, I've already had the first 2 services, this is the valve check, etc. required at 30K
  10. Deviant

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    I'd shop around locally, that ones going to be more labor than parts and those rates vary regionally. I'd ask dealers how many hours they charge.
  11. stan23

    stan23 Been here awhile

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    I'm about to pull the trigger on a left over '17.

    Just had a few questions.

    Will I get the myride for free as part of the latest software update?
    I plan on swapping out the wheels for the cast ones from the SAS. Will there be fitment issues?
  12. Deviant

    Deviant aka KTM 1290SAdvR

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    Yes, myride is now free. But your dealer still has to upgrade the bike.

    SAS wheels are smaller, to swap them "correctly" you'll have to do sas abs rings and change the software profile too. Just changing wheels will affect your speedo, odometer, abs and TC.
  13. stan23

    stan23 Been here awhile

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    Ah thanks! I think i'll just keep the stock wheels on for now.

    I really just want the bike a half an inch or so lower. Basically the same height as the SAS. What's the preferred not so invasive method? Softer rear spring and slide the forks 20mm above triples?

    Any seat I can try? I was at the dealer and he put on the SAS seat, and it felt no lower than the stock SAR seat.
  14. Deviant

    Deviant aka KTM 1290SAdvR

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    Check the Low seat thread. Seems the TT seat will to the trick. I'd personally not lower it with suspension, the bike is already near vertical on the kickstand. But you could send it out to somewhere like Solid performance. Seems they do a 2" lowering (with new kickstand). Maybe they can take less out for you.
    http://advrider.com/index.php?threa...or-1090-1290-sar.1258538/page-2#post-35000374

  15. 06Z

    06Z Been here awhile

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    The abs rings are the same on the s and r. You need to get 44 tooth abs gears like I did. Absolutely no other changes are necessary. My speedo is exactly 75 mph when my GPS is 75 mph. Here is a thread I started.

    http://advrider.com/index.php?threa...-speedometer-fix.1253338/page-2#post-34015144
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  16. Wodger63

    Wodger63 Long timer

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    Please elaborate how just changing the wheels will affect the abs and TC.
    The computer doesn't care what wheels are in the bike for abs and TC to function correctly.
    It's only needs to know if the wheels are turning and at the same speed so it can intervene when it senses spinning or locking.
  17. stan23

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    I'd rather not do the suspension since I don't really need to lower by that much. I found the 990 Adventure height to be perfect for me, but the 1290 SAR was just a tad too high. I think the TT or Renazco may do the trick. They are both pricey, would love to 'try' them out before plunking down the cash.

    Good info!! I will hopefully score a set of SAS wheels in the future and keep your thread in mind.
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  18. Deviant

    Deviant aka KTM 1290SAdvR

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    For the same reason it messes with the speedo. Revolutions over distance. Going from 21/18 to 19/17 means front and rear won't be in sync anymore.

    90/90/21 to 120/70/19 = 6.87% difference
    150/70/18 to 170/60/17 = 4.86% difference

    Dunno. Maybe ~2% isn't enough of a difference to mater over a short distance, just thought I'd mention it. The corrected front and rear ABS rings likely fix both issues either way.
  19. Lowrance

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    Believe the rear is an 18"
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  20. Deviant

    Deviant aka KTM 1290SAdvR

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    You're right! Fixed it. Still early, someone check my math too. :D