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Technical Section => Make / Model Specific Discussions => KTM LC8 1050 / 1190 / 1290 => Topic started by: spyker on March 25, 2019, 10:49:16 am

Title: Riding the devils sister
Post by: spyker on March 25, 2019, 10:49:16 am
So last week I had a lapse in judgement and bought a new 1290 SAR. F*ck me that thing is mental!  >:D Why did I wait so long? My old 2006 1200GS was a donkey compared to this.

Even the girlfriend was giggling while holding on for dear life.  :ricky:

An so my new farkling adventure begins..
Title: Re: Riding the devils sister
Post by: spyker on March 25, 2019, 10:52:00 am
Here's a quick Pic

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Title: Re: Riding the devils sister
Post by: DanieW on March 25, 2019, 10:59:12 am
Congrats and wish you many happy miles :)
Title: Re: Riding the devils sister
Post by: Bundu on March 25, 2019, 11:00:01 am
enjoy!  :thumleft:

I've had mine for nearly 4 years now and it still puts a smile on my face every time I ride it  :deal:
Title: Re: Riding the devils sister
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on March 25, 2019, 11:02:04 am
My old 2006 1200GS was a donkey compared to this.


So you saying I am riding a donkey?!! ;)

Congrats and ride safe :thumleft:
Title: Re: Riding the devils sister
Post by: Roadhawg on March 25, 2019, 11:06:26 am
Grats man! It certainly is the boss!!!

I put a bunch of mods on mine, and now I'm kinda feeling less is more haha It's so good stock or close to stock anyway!  More noise from the pipe, A UNIflter to sort the breathing out and maybe shorter gear setup if you feel like it and you're good.


(I realised last night that every time I ride mine I have a flash of the scene from Independance Day when Will Smith first flies the alien fighter craft and is like:
(https://i.makeagif.com/media/6-13-2015/2lAsnZ.gif)

(https://media1.tenor.com/images/8de883cbb8ef6f8af77c2d75e701ef20/tenor.gif?itemid=9001743)
Title: Re: Riding the devils sister
Post by: Sheepman on March 25, 2019, 11:13:12 am
Nothing wrong with your judgment - enjoy 😉
Title: Re: Riding the devils sister
Post by: spyker on March 25, 2019, 11:20:08 am
The seat is the first thing to go, I have very little padding on my ass and it went numb after an hour in the saddle.

What are my options? KTM Ergo seat?
Title: Re: Riding the devils sister
Post by: stcomza on March 25, 2019, 11:24:18 am
My old 2006 1200GS was a donkey compared to this.

One man's donkey is another man's superbike... >:D :biggrin:

Enjoy the Katoom!
Title: Re: Riding the devils sister
Post by: woody1 on March 25, 2019, 11:37:23 am
The seat is the first thing to go, I have very little padding on my ass and it went numb after an hour in the saddle.

What are my options? KTM Ergo seat?

Buy a DONKEY  :laughing4:
Title: Re: Riding the devils sister
Post by: spyker on March 25, 2019, 11:40:56 am
The seat is the first thing to go, I have very little padding on my ass and it went numb after an hour in the saddle.

What are my options? KTM Ergo seat?

Buy a DONKEY  :laughing4:

Jirre, who let the clowns out?  :laughing4:  :imaposer:

But I have to agree, the GS had a lekker seat. Maybe the new one on the 1290 will break in after a while?
Title: Re: Riding the devils sister
Post by: Roadhawg on March 25, 2019, 11:46:15 am

What are my options?

Stand up and throttle up! :biggrin:
Title: Re: Riding the devils sister
Post by: DanieW on March 25, 2019, 12:05:30 pm
KTM Ergo seat :)

I have one... it's much better!

The seat is the first thing to go, I have very little padding on my ass and it went numb after an hour in the saddle.

What are my options? KTM Ergo seat?
Title: Re: Riding the devils sister
Post by: hiltonph on March 25, 2019, 04:05:42 pm
So last week I had a lapse in judgement and bought a new 1290 SAR. F*ck me that thing is mental!  >:D Why did I wait so long? My old 2006 1200GS was a donkey compared to this.

Even the girlfriend was giggling while holding on for dear life.  :ricky:

An so my new farkling adventure begins..

Congratulations with the new wheels! First mods you can do is definitely a proper bashplate if you are planning on going off road.  Enjoy the beast and have may safe kilometers. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Riding the devils sister
Post by: spyker on March 26, 2019, 11:26:44 am
So last week I had a lapse in judgement and bought a new 1290 SAR. F*ck me that thing is mental!  >:D Why did I wait so long? My old 2006 1200GS was a donkey compared to this.

Even the girlfriend was giggling while holding on for dear life.  :ricky:

An so my new farkling adventure begins..

Congratulations with the new wheels! First mods you can do is definitely a proper bashplate if you are planning on going off road.  Enjoy the beast and have may safe kilometers. :thumleft:

Thanks! Did that last night.
I also ordered the ergo seat for me and the wife.
Going to replace the pipe as well.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190326/ff1a6a34df9a4e22eac3cff79f763ac4.jpg)

Fitted pannier brackets and topbox.

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Title: Re: Riding the devils sister
Post by: ianb on March 26, 2019, 02:46:42 pm
Congratulations ,you will enjoy the ride. The seat is no problem. :ricky:
Title: Re: Riding the devils sister
Post by: spyker on April 01, 2019, 08:15:01 am
I need to find a solution to attach some padding to Touaretech Zega Pro top box. The wife likes to sit upright against the topbox but complains that it becomes uncomfortable after a while.

I'm certainly not paying R1400 for a piece of foam from Touratech.. https://shop.touratech.co.za/backrest-cushion-for-zega-pro-topcase.html

Any ideas out there?


Title: Re: Riding the devils sister
Post by: ClimbingTurtle on April 01, 2019, 08:25:53 am

Even the girlfriend was giggling while holding on for dear life.  :ricky:


The wife likes to sit upright against the topbox but complains that it becomes uncomfortable after a while.


So, do I dare ask.......?

 :biggrin:

OH - Damn, thats a nice bike.......
Title: Re: Riding the devils sister
Post by: spyker on April 01, 2019, 08:27:29 am

Even the girlfriend was giggling while holding on for dear life.  :ricky:




The wife likes to sit upright against the topbox but complains that it becomes uncomfortable after a while.


So, do I dare ask.......?

 :biggrin:

OH - Damn, thats a nice bike.......

Sh$t! Busted!  :biggrin: :biggrin: :laughing4:
Title: Re: Riding the devils sister
Post by: Bikerboer1973 on April 01, 2019, 10:34:49 am
I need to find a solution to attach some padding to Touaretech Zega Pro top box. The wife likes to sit upright against the topbox but complains that it becomes uncomfortable after a while.

I'm certainly not paying R1400 for a piece of foam from Touratech.. https://shop.touratech.co.za/backrest-cushion-for-zega-pro-topcase.html

Any ideas out there?

Try Sondor they have branches all over, http://www.sondor.co.za/
Title: Re: Riding the devils sister
Post by: Brewed_Coffee on April 01, 2019, 02:56:45 pm

Even the girlfriend was giggling while holding on for dear life.  :ricky:


The wife likes to sit upright against the topbox but complains that it becomes uncomfortable after a while.


So, do I dare ask.......?

 :biggrin:


So it's not just me Ö.

SO the girlfriend was giggling and the wife was uncomfortable - boet, you're doing something wrong!  :pot:
Title: Re: Riding the devils sister
Post by: chicco on April 01, 2019, 03:01:12 pm
Enjoy  :thumleft: What tyres are you on? standard or nobbies?
Title: Re: Riding the devils sister
Post by: Grunder on April 01, 2019, 03:01:53 pm

Even the girlfriend was giggling while holding on for dear life.  :ricky:




The wife likes to sit upright against the topbox but complains that it becomes uncomfortable after a while.


So, do I dare ask.......?

 :biggrin:

OH - Damn, thats a nice bike.......

Sh$t! Busted!  :biggrin: :biggrin: :laughing4:

Just make sure none of them have a forum account and you are safe.

What is said on Wild dogs stays on wild dogs....

@Gear_up  :lol8:
Title: Re: Riding the devils sister
Post by: spyker on April 01, 2019, 03:16:11 pm
Enjoy  :thumleft: What tyres are you on? standard or nobbies?

I took the TKC80's off and fitted Bridgestone Battlax Adventure A41 tyres.
Title: Re: Riding the devils sister
Post by: Kraizee on April 09, 2019, 09:15:03 pm
With that 1290 SAR you may well pay homage to your username  :pot:

Enjoy and many safe miles
Title: Riding the devils sister
Post by: spyker on April 30, 2019, 08:32:30 am
So I finally received the KTM powerpart seats, and it definitely makes a difference.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190430/2bce6e0035ad23cb74de338ecdca1be1.jpg)
Title: Re: Riding the devils sister
Post by: spyker on April 30, 2019, 08:38:26 am
I also discovered the electronic speed limiter after the 1st service. It cuts in at 205 km/h. Can this be lifted/changed?
Title: Re: Riding the devils sister
Post by: Roadhawg on April 30, 2019, 08:43:33 am
I also discovered the electronic speed limiter after the 1st service. It cuts in at 205 km/h. Can this be lifted/changed?

Same haha.   Apparently you can just ask the dealer to remove it.  I think maybe they stick the SuperAdventure S map on and that removes the limiter.
Title: Re: Riding the devils sister
Post by: spyker on April 30, 2019, 08:45:52 am
I also discovered the electronic speed limiter after the 1st service. It cuts in at 205 km/h. Can this be lifted/changed?

Same haha.   Apparently you can just ask the dealer to remove it.  I think maybe they stick the SuperAdventure S map on and that removes the limiter.

Is that the only difference between the R and the S maps? The speed limiter?
Title: Re: Riding the devils sister
Post by: Roadhawg on April 30, 2019, 09:05:13 am
I also discovered the electronic speed limiter after the 1st service. It cuts in at 205 km/h. Can this be lifted/changed?

Same haha.   Apparently you can just ask the dealer to remove it.  I think maybe they stick the SuperAdventure S map on and that removes the limiter.

Is that the only difference between the R and the S maps? The speed limiter?

That I don't know hey.   If you get any info from the dealer let me know.  I havent bothered having mine changed because I'm on knobblies anyway right now, was gonna ask them around service time in July.
Title: Re: Riding the devils sister
Post by: spyker on April 30, 2019, 01:23:19 pm
So, Rad said that my bike has the standard mapping and that they can change it.
Title: Re: Riding the devils sister
Post by: Roadhawg on April 30, 2019, 01:32:19 pm
So, Rad said that my bike has the standard mapping and that they can change it.

For free hopefully?
Title: Re: Riding the devils sister
Post by: spyker on April 30, 2019, 01:34:01 pm
So, Rad said that my bike has the standard mapping and that they can change it.

For free hopefully?

That's what I'm waiting to find out.
Title: Re: Riding the devils sister
Post by: Manic on April 30, 2019, 05:18:31 pm
I also discovered the electronic speed limiter after the 1st service. It cuts in at 205 km/h. Can this be lifted/changed?

Same haha.   Apparently you can just ask the dealer to remove it.  I think maybe they stick the SuperAdventure S map on and that removes the limiter.

Is that the only difference between the R and the S maps? The speed limiter?

Yes.
Title: Riding the devils sister
Post by: spyker on May 07, 2019, 11:25:34 am
Dropped the bike off this morning at RAD so they can upgrade the software and remove the speed limiter.

Got a little 790 Duke to play with, hell this thing is fun!!

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190507/8f7c682a3bb87d7d4cf477503a4dd874.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190507/f3a3cb0b986d0a4cd37af3bd65919075.jpg)
Title: Re: Riding the devils sister
Post by: ^Strider^ on May 09, 2019, 02:36:21 pm
I also discovered the electronic speed limiter after the 1st service. It cuts in at 205 km/h. Can this be lifted/changed?

Congrats on the bike. As far as I know the mapping with the speed limiter is due to the SAR being supplied with the TKC80 tyres as they have a lower speed rating. (I think the actual map even has an 80 in the name, but aren't 100% sure). Easy to change.
Title: Re: Riding the devils sister
Post by: Roadhawg on May 09, 2019, 02:57:33 pm
Dropped the bike off this morning at RAD so they can upgrade the software and remove the speed limiter.

Got a little 790 Duke to play with, hell this thing is fun!!

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190507/8f7c682a3bb87d7d4cf477503a4dd874.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190507/f3a3cb0b986d0a4cd37af3bd65919075.jpg)

I met a guy riding that exact loan bike like 2 weeks ago while his Superduke was in for service.  That pipe is INSANELY loud :imaposer:
Title: Re: Riding the devils sister
Post by: spyker on May 09, 2019, 03:08:41 pm
I met a guy riding that exact loan bike like 2 weeks ago while his Superduke was in for service.  That pipe is INSANELY loud :imaposer:

Yes, and now I want a Duke!
Title: Re: Riding the devils sister
Post by: spyker on June 04, 2019, 11:17:06 am
Bought some 2 finger levers from this lot, http://www.rideitmoto.com/products.php?id=9. Fit and finish is really good. Took less than a week to get to JHB.

Will post some pics later

Title: Re: Riding the devils sister
Post by: Roadhawg on June 04, 2019, 02:45:39 pm
I've found a very budget solution to the shorty clutch lever, will fit it tonight and see how it goes and take pics.
Title: Re: Riding the devils sister
Post by: spyker on June 06, 2019, 07:36:01 am
So here are the levers fitted

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(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190606/1b596a2e3c5d33121dbdd903ba4f0c0c.jpg)

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Title: Re: Riding the devils sister
Post by: spyker on July 22, 2019, 10:07:42 am
I'm currently on 5500km and it seems the chain slider will need to be replaced soon. I can still see the very top of the rivets.

I was under the impression they should last longer?
Title: Re: Riding the devils sister
Post by: Roadhawg on July 22, 2019, 11:05:18 am
I'm currently on 5500km and it seems the chain slider will need to be replaced soon. I can still see the very top of the rivets.

I was under the impression they should last longer?

Dude I have the same issue!  I'm at around 11k kms, and my SECOND!!! chain slider is well beyond the wear limit!  I Dunno WTF is going on.  I'm going to ask at service time.   The good thing is, even when the rivet is no longer visible there is still PLENTY slider left, I checked the old one I removed. 

Im wondering if lube makes it better or worse.
Title: Re: Riding the devils sister
Post by: spyker on July 22, 2019, 11:30:41 am
What lube are you using?

I clean my chain after every off-road excursion so sand and other grit cannot be the cause of the accelerated wear.
Title: Re: Riding the devils sister
Post by: Roadhawg on July 22, 2019, 12:08:41 pm
What lube are you using?

I clean my chain after every off-road excursion so sand and other grit cannot be the cause of the accelerated wear.

Ive tried everything except not using any lube!!! 
Title: Re: Riding the devils sister
Post by: big oil on July 22, 2019, 12:18:06 pm
I'm on my original chain slider at 20,000 kilometers, with thousands of off-road miles.  :sip:

But, my 1290SAR has been at the Stealership for the last 3.5 months.  :dousing:
Title: Re: Riding the devils sister
Post by: Roadhawg on July 22, 2019, 12:23:19 pm
I'm on my original chain slider at 20,000 kilometers, with thousands of off-road miles.  :sip:

But, my 1290SAR has been at the Stealership for the last 3.5 months.  :dousing:

Yeah I dunno man.   I do have a 16T fron sprocket that potentially makes it worse. But it is annoying.  At least it's a cheap part, the slider.
Title: Re: Riding the devils sister
Post by: spyker on July 22, 2019, 12:25:19 pm
I'm on my original chain slider at 20,000 kilometers, with thousands of off-road miles.  :sip:

But, my 1290SAR has been at the Stealership for the last 3.5 months.  :dousing:

Yeah I dunno man.   I do have a 16T fron sprocket that potentially makes it worse. But it is annoying.  At least it's a cheap part, the slider.

I'm on the stock chain and sprockets... Is it because I ride it like I stole it?
Title: Re: Riding the devils sister
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on July 22, 2019, 12:38:00 pm
But, my 1290SAR has been at the Stealership for the last 3.5 months.

What wrong your's BO? Mileage?
Title: Re: Riding the devils sister
Post by: Roadhawg on July 22, 2019, 12:48:55 pm
I'm on my original chain slider at 20,000 kilometers, with thousands of off-road miles.  :sip:

But, my 1290SAR has been at the Stealership for the last 3.5 months.  :dousing:

You're in the USA right?  The dealers over there really don't seem to know what the hell is going on.   The tech guys here have been pretty good whenever I've had an issue.
Title: Re: Riding the devils sister
Post by: big oil on July 22, 2019, 01:13:35 pm
I'm on my original chain slider at 20,000 kilometers, with thousands of off-road miles.  :sip:

But, my 1290SAR has been at the Stealership for the last 3.5 months.  :dousing:

Yeah I dunno man.   I do have a 16T fron sprocket that potentially makes it worse. But it is annoying.  At least it's a cheap part, the slider.

Me either.  Now yous have me wondering.  I think I'll have my stealer check mine.

I did lube my slider and chain, every day upon arriving at a camp or motel, with a PTFE based lubricant made by, I can't remember the brand now, too stoned, it's certainly not the expensive, mostly worthless chain lube you get at a stealership, and it's 1/2 to 2/3rds the price.



I'm on my original chain slider at 20,000 kilometers, with thousands of off-road miles.  :sip:

But, my 1290SAR has been at the Stealership for the last 3.5 months.  :dousing:

You're in the USA right?  The dealers over there really don't seem to know what the hell is going on.   The tech guys here have been pretty good whenever I've had an issue.

Yes sir.  Agreed, though I've found it is hit n miss.  I found a young KTM tech in Texas that really knows his stuff.  My KTM tech where I purchased is lacking horribly, Imo.








Title: Re: Riding the devils sister
Post by: spyker on July 23, 2019, 04:19:48 pm
I've decided to wait a couple of months more before I change the slider. I see you get  some kits that contain the bolts, is that really necessary?
Title: Re: Riding the devils sister
Post by: Roadhawg on July 23, 2019, 06:45:14 pm
I've decided to wait a couple of months more before I change the slider. I see you get  some kits that contain the bolts, is that really necessary?

The kit that KTM sells has the wrong size bolts anyway, but I donít know if you can buy the slider on itís own.
Title: Re: Riding the devils sister
Post by: Bundu on July 23, 2019, 07:31:47 pm
On my 1190, the slider looked worn, according to the supposed check, after only 3000km, so I decided fuck that shit and have never even bothered checking it on my 1290 with 23000km on now - I guess it will make some nasty sound if it wants to be replaced, or will be replaced, when I swop out chain and sprockets in another ~5000km
Title: Re: Riding the devils sister
Post by: Rexc-w on July 24, 2019, 08:32:44 am
On my 1190 I swopped chain slider when I did chain and sprockets at about 36000km.  Was still plenty of "meat" on the old one. According to wear indicators it was due for replacement probably before 10000km.
Forget about the wear indicator guideline - lift the chain and inspect every time you lube your chain.
Title: Re: Riding the devils sister
Post by: Roadhawg on July 24, 2019, 09:21:13 am
On my 1190 I swopped chain slider when I did chain and sprockets at about 36000km.  Was still plenty of "meat" on the old one. According to wear indicators it was due for replacement probably before 10000km.
Forget about the wear indicator guideline - lift the chain and inspect every time you lube your chain.

Yeah, even when the rivets are no longer visible in the window, there's still plenty slider left.  I wonder if they do it to try reduce chain slap or something.


Anyway. 
Title: Re: Riding the devils sister
Post by: big oil on July 24, 2019, 11:30:50 am
But, my 1290SAR has been at the Stealership for the last 3.5 months.

What wrong your's BO? Mileage?

Erroneous fault messages on my TFT screen since 1st day of ownership, which I believe was around June 2017.

'Key Fob Not In Range', when it is in the compartment next to the right of the TFT screen or in my jacket pocket.

"Front Brake Switch Failure", when my front brakes are fully operational.

"General Failure", when the bike is fully operational and runs perfect.

There are more examples but I can't remember them.

Mileage = 20,000 kilometers (+/- 1000), I dropped the bike off over 3.5 months ago, I can't remember the exact mileage.

Although I've been out of warranty for over a year, it doesn't matter, the problem arose under warranty, so this is the dealers last chance to fix my bike before I explore options under our consumer protection laws, that's why they've kept it so long, they know they have to get it right.

It wouldn't be the first time I've had to return a problematic motor vehicle (2013 Land Rover Range Rover V8 equaled the biggest POS I've ever owned) for a full refund after owning it for a few years.




Title: Re: Riding the devils sister
Post by: BuRP on September 16, 2019, 12:57:04 pm

Lekker bike Spyker, but I think you go overboard with the topbox!
Yeah, good colour match but still....