Superduke 1290R

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Qwik, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. groaner

    groaner Been here awhile

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    I notice you dont have to take off the two back sides body work. I thought that being pointed it would rub against the bags.

    I found a set of KTM bags for sale on eBay for about $500 with mounting brackets, new. these are $452, not sure whats the better buy. I wish I could find these used to save some bucks. I have a 30 and 10 liter Kreiga bags which I mount using the rear pillion straps,, However the bag encroaches me, takes up some room while riding, plus I am always checking the cinches when stopped to make sure the bags are secure, another pain.
    I like the idea of having the bags secure with easy on and off and not bugging you while riding. On this trip the bags will stay on all the time, unlike my other trips where I could take them off at a central location.
    I wish I could have bought the GT but it didnt come out in Feb of 2016 so I went for the SDR. The GT has a few pluses over the SDR, however not sure the extra expense right now is worth it.. By putting on some nice saddle bags, I am getting much closer. I do like my SDR, love the motor, etc. The sport touring is my type of bike and the GT or fitting a SDR makes it work as a all around bike for me.
  2. wsmc831

    wsmc831 Been here awhile

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    I looked at those bags as well, a good alternative to the ktm set. I went with Hepco Becker as I wanted lockable, easy on/off as opposed to Velcro straps, done enough years with those. Downside being H/B doesn't work with oem signals or rear flap.
  3. groaner

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    I was wondering if the dealer may have a better tune for the SDR which would richen the fuel up a tad to smooth out the lower end? They probably can not do it without paying KTM a fee right?
  5. xtremewlr

    xtremewlr Long timer

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    No, they don't. Just get a set of the Rotty fuel dongles. You remove the OS sensors from the bike and plug those in. Just need a plug for the O2 sensor holes in the exhaust, which Rotty has as well and you are good to go.

    http://www.rottweilerperformance.com/rottweiler-fueling-dongles-pair/

    http://www.rottweilerperformance.com/o2-sensor-plug-12mm-mild-steel/
  6. michaeln

    michaeln What're YOU lookin' at?

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    You don't even have to remove the O2 sensors, just disconnect them and plug the dongles in where they were plugged in.
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  7. michaeln

    michaeln What're YOU lookin' at?

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    The SW Motech bags will work on other bikes should you decide to get a different bike. The KTM ones, not so much.
  8. groaner

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    Yeah but can you buy the mounting hardware separate? I guess the motech are expandable and hold a tad more.
    I’m thinking that keeping the SDR and adding a few more features will compete with the GT for touring and save lots of bucks.
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    michaeln What're YOU lookin' at?

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    Yes you can buy mounting kits separately. Really, if you are interested, do some research on them.
  10. groaner

    groaner Been here awhile

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    Talked with the owner of a local dealer about a trade for a GT the day. He said he as never seen the motorcycle business this bad.. I guess the average Joe is in debt up to their eyeballs.. Motorcycles are luxury items so no spare cash to buy. The communists are out to destroy the traditional way of life.. gone..
  11. groaner

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    What did you use to protect the side covers on the bike? I see they give you some clear tape but on one video it was not thick enough on the sharp angle.
    Ive been weighing out the pros and cons to the Motechs and the KTM bags. Im leaning to the Motechs since they hold more and when you dont want them on, they only leave the small black bracket.
  12. groaner

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    xtremewlr Long timer

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    3 bolts hold the side fairings on, easy and quick to remove. The pic is just from when I first put them on the bike and got them figured out.
  14. groaner

    groaner Been here awhile

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    yeah, I thought that was a possibility taking off the side covers.
    So you think the bags are well worth the money.. The inside water proof bag does the job when caught in the rain.?
  15. groaner

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    I just read about them.. So there should be a nice difference in smoothing out the bike.. Its not that bad really but if it helps why not, the price is right and it looks very easy to do.
  16. michaeln

    michaeln What're YOU lookin' at?

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    I have had those dongles on my SDR since the first week. They make a substantial improvement. PowerCommander V comes with them too.
  17. ColdForged

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    Same, I installed the the dongles after break in. Hated how the bike behaved beforehand, stalled a few times at idle, it just didn't like low rpms. Granted, it was in the showroom for 2 years before I came by and saved it. Had to request the dark brake fluid to be changed, and I'm probably going to get a new battery just ffs this year.
  18. groaner

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    There is not problem getting to the connectors? I dont have my bike yet so I cant see whats involved. I just may leave them in for now.
  19. michaeln

    michaeln What're YOU lookin' at?

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    The O2 sensor connector for the front cylinder is easy. The rear cylinder is harder because it is ziptied up under the seat (and taking the seat off does not help because it is ziptied to the frame).

    I had to just work some cutters in there to cut the zipties, then disconnect it and connect the dongle (it plugs into the same connector), and then ziptie the wires back to the frame.

    Not tremendously difficult, but quite a bit more difficult than the front cylinder one.
  20. groaner

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    Hey thanks,, I just ordered the dongles. I will know where the O2 sensors are if they need to be reconnected.. haha.