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Discussion in 'Australia' started by ozzieadventure, Jan 29, 2015.
@Fearless Whetu Hyper Pro is half the price.
Now that looks ideal ! Where is the best lace to buy one ?
Suspension R Us.
Ok, thank you. I've bought from Izzy before so will give him a call.
Thank you for this information
I have noticed the front end on the 1090 deflect a couple times, nothing of concern but I'm going to pull out the OEM and install the Hyper Pro that I kept of the 1190.
I might have one for sale soon
I changed mine to 15w. Definitely made a difference having that extra resistance.
Yes, I have firmed up the front to give better bottoming resistance which has worked well but now I can feel the harsher feedback through the bars and she tends to glance off things more. A damper will reduce the fatigue in my arms and improve the safety I think.
My bike's just clocked over 8000 km and I reckon the steering damper oil has had it. When new, turning the bars was difficult. Now, you can wiggle the bars back and forth rapidly pretty easily. First up will try just changing the oil to OEM spec; maybe, maybe go up one grade.
I was about to go hunting for the rebuild info, so thanks gents!!
Aaaaand have just done a session with Dave Moss. Looks like I need to go up a grade in fork oil, too. But the really interesting thing was that the first measurement he took showed that I was using well over the stated 190 mm of fork travel for the bike. WTF??
1x90 R's have 220mm and the S versions have 200mm of travel, don't know who Dave Moss is but it would seem he doesn't know KTM's.
my 1090 'bars have always felt easy to move side to side. i just assumed the damper was designed to look after the high speed deflections
Reckon he might just know a bit.
Those numbers are mine, from the manual ,advertising material ,website ,etc etc etc . Where are you getting your numbers from? It makes me wonder what other info in the manual is wrong. Did WP update the fork at some stage perhaps?
Yebbut they still create drag at low speed. Does need investigation as mine seems to have dramatically changed. Makes me wonder if fellahs who've been saying "they don't do anything" might have the same problem, just plain worn out.
Well I'm looking at the owners manual for a 2015 1190R, page 203, 23.4 Chassis, clearly states there's 220 mm of travel front and back.
You must have the special New Zealand version.
Chassis Description Powder coated Steering head angle 64 degrees
Frame Material Chrome molybdenum steel / Aluminium sub-frame
Frame Design Trellis
Handlebar Description Aluminiuim; Ball-burnished finish
Steering Damper Standard
Side Stand Standard
Skid Plate Standard
Crash Bar Standard
Front Suspension 48mm WP Upside down fork; Lower fork leg protectors
Front Suspension Travel 220 mm
Rear Suspension WP monoshock
Rear Suspension Travel 220 mm
Swingarm Type Dual Sided
Yep,that's the numbers for the R. Isn't there 30 mm difference to the S? Seat height, ground clearance, travel ?
LOL 'kiwi special' It's an Aussie model, just like me!
@bikemoto I thought you had an R, my mistake.
So I did a little research.
Yes you are correct about the 190 mm but strangely enough the new 1290 SAS has 200 mm of travel.
Maybe they started fitting the 200 mm travel forks in your model and didn't amend the owners manual.
In the front of my owners manual it does say.
"The Owners Manual contained the latest information for this model series at the time of going to print. Minor differences due to developments in design cannot be ruled out completely."
And it goes on disclaiming how they can change things without telling anybody.
So it would appear they changed the specs on your forks without telling anyone.
Something else I learned was that the 1050 has 190 mm at the rear and 185 mm at the front.
I wonder if the 1290r Adv has the same damper as the 1190R? My 1190r had a hyperpro.. however I have always preferred the Scotts set up.
@Wodger63 you may have found the answer. I will see what markings are on the forks vis-a-vis the books, and measure the travel. KTM are renowned for updating the bikes mid-run but not the documentation. Hence things like the "2005.5" 950's.
Going by the link, answer is yes.
On further inspection of the list, there's no 1090R
What are people doing for a pre filter on the 1090 air intakes? My trumpets completely clog up after one dusty group ride. And I can’t see how I can get to them quickly without pulling half the bike apart. A mate has suggested trying to cram Chux over the honeycomb intakes.