Aussie 1090/1190/1290 owners thread.

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

  1. veetwo _tls

    veetwo _tls RENOVATIO:

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    yeh knew that part

    Got my eye on a rear 2015 690 talon orange hub & excell A60 rim IF it fit ?
  2. wairau

    wairau get in behind!

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    I dont know. Having owned a 690, and currently with a 1090R and 1290S the 690 hub from memory looked quite a bit smaller.

    I'm sure with enough engineering re spacers etc it could, but why you'd put a hub, spokes and bearings designed for 150kg/70hp on a 230kg/160hp bike is question only you can answer.

    Ring Talon and ask them?
  3. 1coolbanana

    1coolbanana Long timer

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    Does a 690 fit a 990?
    If yes, then yes :-)
  4. veetwo _tls

    veetwo _tls RENOVATIO:

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    Talon hub all same & a same as A60 rim , if was a simple as spacers not issue i can knock them out in 30min on the mill
    y is a crooked letter cant straighten it that's why
  5. wairau

    wairau get in behind!

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    if its all the same then what is it you're actually asking?

    sounds like you know what you're doing. go hard.
  6. Hopey

    Hopey Hopey

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    It's time
    Selling my 2015 1190R cheap with all the kit. you name it its got it.

    Got a 701 the other day so its going to be my next project.

    Just remember you better be tall as she is 30mm higher than standard with the TT suspension replacement.

    Thanks
    Hopey
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  7. johnno950

    johnno950 Long timer

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    The gearbox on my 1290 sar is a bit notchy,thought it would loosen up as bike got 16k on it,anyone else find same with theirs? under power doesnt want too change up ,3rd -4th gears as expected.
  8. Toejamii

    Toejamii Still Learning

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    Johnno what oil are you using ? I recon a fully synthetic makes for better gear changes
    I was getting lots of false neutrals on my 701 until I bought a hammerhead shoe size specific gear lever no more missed changes
  9. bikemoto

    bikemoto Tyre critic

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    Have you cleaned the clutch oil jet?
  10. johnno950

    johnno950 Long timer

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    Thanks for replys gents,run 10/60 crosspower in it and change it at 5k.Yes have not cleaned clutch lube jet but will do,was onto it with the other lc8 bike's I had but didn't even think about it with this bike,good info thanks.
  11. Eddywoodgo

    Eddywoodgo two wheeled nomad

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    So 1090 owners if you had your time over would you buy the same bike again?
    Why?
  12. 4x4family1

    4x4family1 P plater ;)

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    Probably not, I really like it but the 790 would suit my riding and where I go (probably where I shouldn't be on an adventure bike :). Its not a big enough difference to sell it to buy a 790 or even the T7 but would have loved for them to be out when I got mine.
    For those that have ridden both offroad, did you find that it was so much easier weighting the pegs and balance when offroad?
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  13. 1coolbanana

    1coolbanana Long timer

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    Orders of magnitude better and easier on a 790.
    I went from 9X0 to 1X90 back to 9X0 (so much better) and now 790 and its so much better again.
    Different league and bike altogether.
    Thats to me anyway.
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  14. Briggsy_1

    Briggsy_1 Been here awhile

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    Absolutely. Bought mine in 2017 and has about 25k on it. Had zero issues with it and it suits my riding style and locations. Very versatile handling single track and rocky hills (within reason) to long transport sections. Heading to the Simpson in August (fingers crossed) to give it a play in the sand.
  15. Shroza

    Shroza Adventurer

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    heading to Simpson myself in august. Ill keep an eye out for you
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  16. Briggsy_1

    Briggsy_1 Been here awhile

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    A few of us are going supported. Crossing Simpson around 7 - 8 August. Just waiting for the communist states to open their borders :thumb
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  17. Shroza

    Shroza Adventurer

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    Yep we should be there just after you also supported.. hoping the states open up. Commies are messing with my riding! lol
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  18. grb6372

    grb6372 GRB6372

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    I did Simpson West to East (2) years ago on a standard 690R. Then again last year on a tuned up 690R (East to West) on the GAR - Great Australian Ride. Only saw one guy on a 1190 doing West to East. It appeared to me he was a younger bloke at full speed to promote momentum. The straighter run up the dunes initially would have helped considerably. Couldn't imagine East to West run. Tight left / right turns at the base of many dunes would kill momentum. Best of luck. Hell of a challenge on a heavy bike.

    Answer to the other question - No I wouldn't buy a 1090R again. Capable but too heavy. Its all good in the rough until things get untidy. Then 230kg+ takes over. Came off and cracked my ribs. Then I had to pick the thing up which probably caused me more damage. Great for on road and dirt roads though.
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  19. grb6372

    grb6372 GRB6372

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    Made an observation yesterday on my 1090R while I had the front wheel off. Corrosion on the lower fork legs. Left and right. You cant see it when the wheel/discs/fender obscure things. Further to that, its a difficult area to keep clean too. Don't know if this is common or previously reported but worth your while to check occasionally.

    1090R RHS fork.jpg 1090R LHS fork.jpg
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  20. Wodger63

    Wodger63 Long timer

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    The same happened to the forks on my 2016 690.
    More people might find this on closer inspection of their forks.
    How many K's, my 690 had only 4K odd.
    I suspected it had been from sitting around unwashed and unridden but maybe the chrome is too thin.