1290 Super Adventure S owners' thread

Discussion in 'Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much HP' started by EUBikeDude, Nov 23, 2016.

  1. Tharg

    Tharg Leader of the Mudmen

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    Agree its not intuative, switch has nuanced operation. got round it by reading the manual switch section many times over to the point of recital, to burn the long press/short press combination into the brain
  2. EUBikeDude

    EUBikeDude All weather biker

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    I think it's very intuitive, far more so than the combined start/starter/lock and sliding over the top (yes, really!) cover Ducati have. One button for starter, one for on/off lock. Short press for power, long press for steering lock. Simples. ;)
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  3. Soggy_1

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  4. RichBMW

    RichBMW Long timer

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    Has anyone fitted an SW Motech Trax top box to a 1190/ 1290?

    I'm about to hit the button, but there seems to be some confusion on which plates are needed to mount to the bike. They do the following:

    https://bykebitz.co.uk/sw-motech-steel-rack-ktm-1290-super-adventure-14.html - This is similar to the KTM metal rack, which I already have

    Then they do the middle plastic piece in this picture - https://bykebitz.co.uk/trax-adventure-top-box-kit-ktm-1290-adventure.html

    Will just the plastic mount in the second link bolt to the larger KTM metal rack?

    If anyone has fitted an SW Motech box to your bike, how have you mounted it?
  5. RichBMW

    RichBMW Long timer

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  6. Soggy_1

    Soggy_1 Been here awhile

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    You need Stainless steel clamps one at each end
  7. EUBikeDude

    EUBikeDude All weather biker

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    Soggy_1 Been here awhile

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  9. EUBikeDude

    EUBikeDude All weather biker

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    @RichBMW you can also use metal (stainless steel preferably, or maybe Ti, LOL) cable ties.
  10. Paul S

    Paul S Been here awhile

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    Rich

    You need some of these:
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Stai...hash=item1c5f37e7d0:m:mlB0Qiejtdgk715XXthJe6A

    That said I would not wrap the pipes on any bike - it looks crap.
    If you wash the bike the wrap will stay wet and stain the pipes underneath and encourages corrosion. Only bike I ever did it to was on the middle section of a Triumph Scrambler exhaust pipe which use to melt my Rukka trousers.

    If you do go ahead - make sure the exhaust is completely dry by running the engine before putting it away in the garage.
  11. Senshiri

    Senshiri Been here awhile

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    Bummer... Had a car-accident in January and the bike had to stay at work untill i was able to get it back. Today i went there and as i feared - - > 8 weeks later, battery dead. Luckily ktm-dealer around the corner, picked the bike up and replaced it (190€). We have a honda nc750x '16 that started perfectly after 5 months not riding it.
    Checking my bill and notice there' s a huge gap between ktm-registered miles and the odo on the dash, around 1300km's difference. I remember some members from here had this too, someone remembers a solution?

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  12. RichBMW

    RichBMW Long timer

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    Thanks for the recommendations guys. I’ll see how many more chips I get, now that I’ve fitted the extender. I’ve got some heat resistant paint that would be fine to touch in the odd chip here and there. If there were titanium headers available for our bikes, I’d have gone with those instead.
  13. kaertner

    kaertner Been here awhile

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    Started my 1290SA last week for first time since September last year. Started on 2nd attempt of pushing the start button. That's 6 months standing in a garage, no battery tender attached. Last year was the same, 7 months standing and started on 2nd/3rd push of the button, original battery.
  14. RichBMW

    RichBMW Long timer

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    I’m convinced that plugging the battery into a tender actually shortens the life of a modern battery.

    I’ve never used one, and some of my bikes have sat for months on end, and always started first time.
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  15. kaertner

    kaertner Been here awhile

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    well. I've had OEM batteries last up to 9 years in my bikes using a tender in the past. Last one was 7 years on a ZZR1400 and still good when I sold the bike. With the KTM, it's being left isolated for a change, 2 winters with 6-7 months unused each time and still fine.
  16. ACIJETER

    ACIJETER 2018 KTM 1290 Super Adventure “S”

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    Since we are on the topic of batteries... I’m installing one of these when my stock OEM battery gives me any trouble. I’ve had one of these in my KTM 530 for over 7 years with no tender and it’s still working great.

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  17. ACIJETER

    ACIJETER 2018 KTM 1290 Super Adventure “S”

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    Things to be excited about :clap

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  18. EUBikeDude

    EUBikeDude All weather biker

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    re: batteries, I love the EarthX I put in when I got the bike in June. It's been faultless and started the bike instantly, first time after it was sitting for 5 weeks with both alarms on (but likely in sleep mode) with no charger attached.

    I've had no issues with the display not coming on or anything like that, I hope it stays that way. ;)
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  20. RichBMW

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    If anyone in the UK wants a mudguard extender, let me know, as I’ve got a spare for sale