Aussie 1090/1190/1290 owners thread.

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

  1. Wodger63

    Wodger63 Long timer

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  2. DANNOj

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  3. wairau

    wairau get in behind!

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    while i had the plastic off the front of my 1090 i took the damper off for a look. at 6500km my 'bars are easy to move as well, but thats how its felt to me from new :dunno the damper itself has plenty of resistance when working it by hand so i assume its ok?

    i havent been getting any annoying deflections or headshake so its gonna just get bolted straight back on.
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  4. dirtsurfer

    dirtsurfer Adventourer

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    While I've got the tank off...
    What's this plug for?


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  5. Wodger63

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    I had the same plug on my 1190, looks like something is missing.
    I also have it on the new 1090 and it's connected to fuel evaporated valve that connects to the charcoal cannister.
    Then again, I might have no idea of what I'm talking about.
  6. dirtsurfer

    dirtsurfer Adventourer

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    That'll do. Im sure I didn't unplug it when disassembling

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  7. wandy

    wandy n00b

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    Hi Nerb. I'm real interested in how you made that alu bracket for the wobbly headlight assembly, but can't find the Previous post you mentioned. Can you link that for me please - I hate rattles and wobbles too!. Thanks.
  8. Nerb

    Nerb Been here awhile

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    Watch this from 6 and a half minutes.... Looks like im going to get a few sets fabricated now.
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  9. Hopey

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    Plus 1 Nerb if you do?
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  10. Marsyandme

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    Count me in too please
  11. Onslo

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    Last new 16 plated 1190 or new 1090? I did a silly thing and tested a demo 1090. Now Im smitten. The dealer has 1 last 1190 available for the same price. Looks like a better deal. However the bit lighter 1090 and less gadgetry attracts me too. What are the Orange Experts thoughts? Is the better fueling that I hear the 1090 has worth much?
  12. Wodger63

    Wodger63 Long timer

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    I recently replaced my smashed 1190R, I could have had either a new 16 1190R or a new 17 1090R.
    I went with the 1090R, I don't miss the power of the 1190, I always ride with MTC off in sport mode with off road ABS, loving my 1090R.
    If only for the better suspension, buy a 1090R, out the box the 1090 is better than the 1190 in every way, except for a little less power and the lean sensitive ABS.
  13. MymoJoe

    MymoJoe Ride Ride Ride

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    I ended up with that bike Danno. it was just self adhesive picture hooks, painted black... and a triangle piece of foam cut from a orange Twin Air filter... worked a treat.. kept 2 spare sets in a snap lock bag in the glove box..
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  14. Onslo

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    Thanks Wodger.
    Does that include the models with EDS? I am hankering for an S model as the R is high for me and the S is capable enough for me. The 1190 is an S with EDS and there will be a few 1090S models coming into the country by special order I am told. Would you make the same conclusion if you were after an S and the 1190 is an EDS equipped S? 1090 has plenty of go for me and I haven't ridden an 1190 to do any comparisons so any enlightening would be appreciated. Maybe the 1090 might hold its value a bite better too? Cheers
  15. Wodger63

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    @Onslo I can't speak with authority on the S, EDS either 1190 or 1090 but if I was going with a more road focused bike, I would go with the 1190S.
    Although doesn't worry me, it is on the road where you notice the power difference between the 1090 and 1190.
    As for holding value, who can say, I ride and when the time comes, I buy another one.
  16. bikemoto

    bikemoto Tyre critic

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    I went with a leftover 1190S last June. It copes just fine with all the gnarly stuff where I'm prepared to take a 200+ kg bike. It has a lot more flexibility than an R: EDS, 30 mm lower, split seat; all good stuff for intermittent pillion use. Smaller wheels and narrower bars help with the on-road bias.

    Yes the 1090R is a revised model with better suspension and engine, but it lacks cornering ABS (as well as the aforementioned). I doubt I'd take a 1090R anywhere I'd balk at taking my 1190S. Long outback trips might be different though.

    Caveat: this is my all-purpose / pillioning / mile-muncher adventure bike. I still have my 640 for when things get serious.
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  17. Onslo

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    Thanks Bikemoto and Wodger. Sounds like there won't be a lot in it. I'd probably prefer a 1090 s if they bring them in as I am told. I understand they have them in NZ now? Bit simpler, lighter and I don't reckon I will wish for the extra herbs.
  18. Wilmo

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    I just bought this 2015 EDS with 8500km on it, currently riding it back to Perth from Albury NSW. Hadn't ever ridden this model before but wanted something more road/good gravel road biased and this bike is fantastic for that, have thoroughly enjoyed the first 800kms!

    I doubt I would take this deep into the desert though, but would the 1090R as it does feel a lot more off-road biased, the standing position is different, higher bars or just higher suspension and bigger front wheel that makes it feel a lot more like a dirt bike.

    The 1090R suspension is a lot better quality for off-road use than the 2015 EDS electronic suspension (which is seems to be quite good on the road and is easy to adjust via the handlebar with dampening on front and rear and pre-load on the rear adjustable).

    I fitted an MCCruise Cruise Control to it before I left Flodder's on Wednesday - its the BEST addition of all on this bike and I reckon saved my licence twice today, just set it at the speed limit and cruise....

    The Offroad dongle is also well worth it, it would drive me insane having to reset the favourite settings every time I started the bike if it didn't have one. I can't read the bloody dash without my glasses on.....at least the speedo is a big number that I can see.

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  19. a2zworks

    a2zworks Want to be a better rider

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    Nerb is going into full production, oh you industrialist.

    One thing though don't let those videos go, when is your next big adventure.
    Just don't take that :csm Tom, do take Mark and Ausmodica they're cool.
  20. wandy

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    Fabrication of the bracket is a great idea. Put me down for one, please. If circumstances change and you don't go through with it would you be OK with sending the pdf so I could make one. Cheers, Wandy