What Did You Do To Your 1050/1190/1290 Today?

Discussion in 'Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much HP' started by Peanuts, Dec 6, 2014.

  1. Barekat

    Barekat Looking to get dirty

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    Wish I could order just the super adventure sticker on the tank cover... The whole sticker kit is $150+can
  2. The Hov

    The Hov Adventurer

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    I just installed some on my 1290sar, you need to use a 1 inch spacer between the clamps and the cycra bars and it is still a little tight with the brake lever. The spacers are included with new cycras but I think it used to be an option. Mine aren't the factory ones they are the cycra ops but I'm pretty sure the only difference is the plastics.
  3. Velociraptor

    Velociraptor TrackBum

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    Went through a bit of tire hell this weekend. Had ordered some Tractionator Adventure tires for my bike last spring and decided to mount them this weekend. I had previously replaced the rear TKC80 with another TKC80 with zero problems. I had big issues getting the Tractionator tires to hold air and seat properly and eventually gave up. I have one of those air blaster bead seater gadgets on order but don't have it yet, so tried the ratcheting tie down method to squeeze the bead into the rim to get it to hold air then hopefully pop out and seat when the tension on the strap is released. This actually seemed to work for the front tire and after removing the strap I pumped it up to around 60 psi to seat the bead and went to work on the back tire. After about 20 minutes the front tire lost all pressure. Maybe it never totally seated? I was never able to get the back tire to hold any air. I think it is the stiff sidewalls. At the same time, people run these tires I presume on the 1290 SAR? They are listed as being for tubeless or tube. I went back to the TKC80s and re-installed them again with zero issues. I got to wondering about problems out on the road if you get a flat, so am going to start carrying a 21inch tube just in case. Anyway it was a useful learning experience. I was using soapy water to get the tires off and on as I have for years. Any suggestions? Anybody else had problems like this? At this point I am planning on sticking with TKC 80s. They work fine but wear faster, but that is fine. I was trying the Tractionator tires for something different. I am sure they are great with tubes. Maybe great for tubeless too if installed properly.
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  4. StuartV

    StuartV Motorcyclist

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    RuGlyde rubber lubricant. Get it at a Napa auto parts store.
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  5. DirtJack

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    No cracks on my 1190R which has a November 2013 manufacturing date.
  6. Capo Rick

    Capo Rick Please understand...

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    Better tire lube will help and I bet you knocked the rim seal askew while wrestling with the mounting
  7. RichBMW

    RichBMW Long timer

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    Took the front mudguard off, fitted an extender then put it back on!
  8. SRTie4k

    SRTie4k Northeast Explorer

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    I had a similar problem with a TKC80 mounted with a No-Mar. I think it's just a fact of life that these wheels and offroad tires are simply difficult to seat.
  9. Velociraptor

    Velociraptor TrackBum

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    Thanks for the suggestions. Will try the RuGlyde. Rim seal is fine as the old tires went on fine with no issues.
  10. Jan Inge Sageie

    Jan Inge Sageie Been here awhile

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    I am sure that a proper paste will make the tire seat and seal better than the soap water does.
  11. Velociraptor

    Velociraptor TrackBum

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    I have to admit that I had some RuGlyde on the shelf but thought the soapy water would be as good. I was mistaken! I have mounted many tubeless sport bike tires but those have thin sidewalls and seat easily. Maybe I will try the Tractionator tires again later this summer after the trauma has worn off and I get the air blaster:)
  12. Green Boy

    Green Boy Been here awhile

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    Fitted a rare earth magnet from ebay to the side stand cut out switch in order to solve my cold starting problem as I’ve found the the side stand relay is prone the being stiffer in colder weather. Satisfying.

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  13. ScooterNoMore

    ScooterNoMore Been here awhile

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    Interesting. Is it epoxied on the back side of the OEM magnate....sorta adding double the pull???


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  14. Green Boy

    Green Boy Been here awhile

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    What I did is remove the OEM magnet which is small but first noting which polarity activated the switch. The R/E magnet I bought had a countersunk screw hole so I then used a short screw with an agressive thread to screw thought the plastic where the old magnet used to sit before securing the fitting with heat shrink. I would have used some epoxy but didn’t have any at the time.

    The R/E magnets cost me about GBP 2.50 for 5 from ebay and are so strong it is very hard to pull them apart so that should solve the stiff relay contact!
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  15. ScooterNoMore

    ScooterNoMore Been here awhile

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    ....Thats great, thanks for sharing....:wings
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    I like it. Did all the residue come off easily? Is there the phantom outline or is it completely clean?
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    slartidbartfast Love those blue pipes

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    I wonder if that orange top tank cowl/trim would fit the 1290SA-T?
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    Went to my buddy’s to show him the new bike and he took a couple photos. PC:TMitchellPhoto
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  20. Pedaler

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    I added just a wee bit of heat wit a heat gun and they came off in one shot. No mess. I just cut a bit of the ones I took off to put that orange strip on top of the white.