Aussie 1090/1190/1290 owners thread.

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

  1. grb6372

    grb6372 GRB6372

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    Yes I do concede that the 1090 has had long periods of uncleanliness. Water restrictions aside I was just a little lazy. My 690's and 950 all good. Maybe thin chroming save 2 grams in weight and 2c in production costs.
  2. DR Steve

    DR Steve Been here awhile

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    I don't think my forks have any rust spots yet but they do have a fair few stone chips in that area that could turn into rust spots easy enough.
  3. johnno950

    johnno950 Long timer

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    Nice day too be out on the bike,got the turning circle of a ship but the engine is nice
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  4. johnno950

    johnno950 Long timer

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    Got around too cleaning the clutch lube jet and seems better now,bloody small orifice compared too the other lc8 bikes i had.
  5. Hodgo

    Hodgo TWIN Cylinder ADV

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    I wonder why they made the oil jet smaller ??
  6. johnno950

    johnno950 Long timer

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    Gents the fuel cap on my 1290 doesn't activate sometimes,any owners gone too a manually open one?,and if so which brand .
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  7. OldDog

    OldDog non impediti ratione cogitationis

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    Greetings all, are there many folks here riding the 1290R? Just wondering what peoples real world thoughts are of them? I haven't seen a whole lot regards reiabilty issues in the forums unless ive gone blind :) But by reliabilty im talking, broke down and left me stranded and not due to my own stupidity/ lack of maintenance.
    Any insights are more than welcome!
  8. Wodger63

    Wodger63 Long timer

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    Haven't owned the 1290 but have had 1190 and 1090, same platform.
    Both were reliable with no issues.
    Been reports in Orange Crush with 1290's and keyless fob connectivity issues.
    Some reports of contaminated fuel tanks and needing filter replacement.
    Just my opinion but it seems the USA have more fuel related (filters/pumps) issues than anywhere else.
    My 1190 did 38K with OEM pump, with the fuel filters changed at the 30K service with no issues what so ever.
    My 1090 did 20K before sold, again it was trouble free.
    Only thing that caused me grief was the soft front rims, I bought aftermarket wheels for both mine.
    @Nerb had an issue with running out of valve lash adjustment.
    There is a few air box/cleaner options, personally I wouldn't leave home without at least the UNI kit in, snorkle pre filters and air box lid gasket.
    They can be a little hard on rear tyres. :imaposer
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  9. Andrew2

    Andrew2 Long timer

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    The USA has predominantly ethanol based fuel which gives them no end of trouble.
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  10. Wodger63

    Wodger63 Long timer

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    Exactly.
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  11. johnno950

    johnno950 Long timer

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    Engine is great,mine has done some strange things on electric side of things.
    Build quality is average,just have a look at the ball bearing (same as a push bike) steering head bearings.
  12. OldDog

    OldDog non impediti ratione cogitationis

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    ......really? Thats a bit low tech, is there a taper conversion?
  13. johnno950

    johnno950 Long timer

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    Have not done it yet but imagine 990/50 cup/cone generic with 1290.Yep was a surprise when I got bike and did a regrease and saw them.
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  14. OldDog

    OldDog non impediti ratione cogitationis

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    How long / how many kms have you got on yours Johnno?
  15. johnno950

    johnno950 Long timer

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    Got it last year used 3k on it then,got 18k now.
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  16. Nerb

    Nerb Been here awhile

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    It ran out with 1.85mm shims. Ive since put 1.3mm shims in it to get it back into spec. Its a good spare motor now ;)
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  17. Blakduk

    Blakduk Don’t be too practical.

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    If anyone has a stock bashplate they don't want for the (2018) 1290 R, and live Brisbane-SSCoast, could they PM me please?
  18. SoCalledFreeman

    SoCalledFreeman AL Supporter

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    Hey lads,
    Anyone stopped the prox key issues with their 1290?

    Great when it works properly but frequently get a 'key out of range' alert and occasionally (at the most inopportune time) it'll decide it doesn't want to work for the whole day (generally when its a hot day) next day it'll go back to working like normal.

    New switch gears L/R were fitted by dealer early this year as clearcoat on buttons were cracking, I've tried new battery in key, shimmed battery in key, bike battery is new this year. key is ALWAYS kept in the same place on my jacket. Bloody annoying when it decides it doesn't want to work and I have to faf around, trying to find the sweetspot to rub up against to turn it on ;)

    Only issue with an otherwise great bike, wish they put a proper key on it
  19. wozzamatta

    wozzamatta Is it new bike time yet

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    Yep a feature few people want, same with cars, currently looking for new car and remote key is a feature I definitely don't want.

    I remember a mate had a GTR Kawasaki, put the remote on the top box while he did something, forgot about it and rode off, considerable time later he stopped - for quite a while.
  20. OldDog

    OldDog non impediti ratione cogitationis

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    Hearing you there, keyless is not smart and im not sure why they do it. I guess there must be some added security?