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Re: 1090 R - Starting a new relationship
« Reply #100 on: March 20, 2018, 11:49:43 am »
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I'm also looking at changing to 1090, but as you mentioned, very hard to let go of the 990. Give me something to make the decision a bit easier... I read your comments on your weekend dirt trip, but what else have you learned up to now?
 

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Re: 1090 R - Starting a new relationship
« Reply #101 on: March 20, 2018, 12:38:45 pm »
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I'm also looking at changing to 1090, but as you mentioned, very hard to let go of the 990. Give me something to make the decision a bit easier... I read your comments on your weekend dirt trip, but what else have you learned up to now?
Its easy
Unless you are one very accomplished rider, regularly bottoming out your 990 and giving the bashplate a proper workout....the 1090 is better.

the 990 only shines on the limit of technical riding, not slow speed, but technical riding.
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Re: 1090 R - Starting a new relationship
« Reply #102 on: March 20, 2018, 12:49:19 pm »
 :peepwall: :pot:...ek sal maar eers nog met my 990 ry tot hul vir ons 'n 790R bou..
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Re: 1090 R - Starting a new relationship
« Reply #103 on: March 20, 2018, 01:40:47 pm »
JK

I'm also looking at changing to 1090, but as you mentioned, very hard to let go of the 990. Give me something to make the decision a bit easier... I read your comments on your weekend dirt trip, but what else have you learned up to now?
Its easy
Unless you are one very accomplished rider, regularly bottoming out your 990 and giving the bashplate a proper workout....the 1090 is better.

the 990 only shines on the limit of technical riding, not slow speed, but technical riding.

I'm not a very accomplished rider.  :ricky: But i want a little bit more. I have a 990S at the moment, also playing with the idea of a 990R. My S is developing small issues, sweats on the engine, o-rings going here and there, rear frame broken, etc. All smallish issues, maar ek is nie lus vir dit nie! Scared of having the same little issues on a R...
 

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Re: 1090 R - Starting a new relationship
« Reply #104 on: March 20, 2018, 01:45:00 pm »
:peepwall: :pot:...ek sal maar eers nog met my 990 ry tot hul vir ons 'n 790R bou..

Moet my nou nie weer van die 1090 af laat weg draai nie.  :lol8: Daai 790R spook by my van die eerste keer wat ek daai gerigte gesien het...
 

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Re: 1090 R - Starting a new relationship
« Reply #105 on: March 20, 2018, 01:58:03 pm »
Ek het n moto, geen beplanning word rondom gerugte gedoen nie. Dit maak net nie sin nie, daar is hopeloos te veel veranderlikes moontlik.
maar dan...ek koop nie nuwe bike nie.

Ysbeer as jou klein issuetjies van grondpad ry en so bietjie bike verbruik is....dan moet jy maar weg bly van die 1090. gaan sien my 1190 RRRRR thread, beste bike op die mark maar jy gaan eers paar issues moet uitsort.

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Re: 1090 R - Starting a new relationship
« Reply #106 on: March 20, 2018, 02:08:24 pm »
Ek het n moto, geen beplanning word rondom gerugte gedoen nie. Dit maak net nie sin nie, daar is hopeloos te veel veranderlikes moontlik.
maar dan...ek koop nie nuwe bike nie.

Ysbeer as jou klein issuetjies van grondpad ry en so bietjie bike verbruik is....dan moet jy maar weg bly van die 1090. gaan sien my 1190 RRRRR thread, beste bike op die mark maar jy gaan eers paar issues moet uitsort.

Dit is inderdaad waar my klein issuetjies vandaan kom. Ry baie grondpad, dis mos maar waaroor dit gaan...

Jy maak my nou bang, dink ek gaan dinge nog eers bietjie uitkyk.
 

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Re: 1090 R - Starting a new relationship
« Reply #107 on: March 20, 2018, 02:39:33 pm »
wellllll

op n GS gaan jy die windscreen brackets ook heeltyd breek en LED ligte breek of skuif ook binne in.
Op n AT gaan jy die bracket waaraan GPS kom ook so af breek
so almal het maar die aandag nodig.

behalwe op 1190 breek jy sommer hele headunit se mount af, maar mens kan dit net sweis dan jy sorted, dit die onlanste in my thread.

Grondpad skep maar heeltyd die klein issuetjies. Ek was absoluut useless met my hande maar geniet nou al die werk aan die bike. Jy gaan dit orals kry, net soos jy dit klaar het. die 990 dit ook nie vrygespring nie.

Gaan ry die 1090, klink vir my of jy nie sal speit wees nie. met warranty kan die klein drama nog vir eers iemand anders se probleem wees.
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Re: 1090 R - Starting a new relationship
« Reply #108 on: March 22, 2018, 11:03:48 am »
Dit vat ook net een goeie dag op die 990, dan wil mens daai ding vir niks laat gaan nie. Maar ek is steeds lus vir die 1090. Sal maar wag vir nog terugvoering vanaf JK...
 

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Re: 1090 R - Starting a new relationship
« Reply #109 on: March 22, 2018, 11:59:20 am »
That is one flippen awesome looking machine. I bought the 1050 adventure a month or two ago and whilst I love it to bits, I have to say I'm feeling some serious "envy" for that 1090. eisschhhh - what (if you don't mind me asking) was the blow out special price?? Also, what tyres are you running and how did they perform in the wet weather you rode in on your trip. we were down in clarens last weekend and it was sopping. happy with my current tyres but would mind that slightly more aggressive look so long as you don't sacrifice road performance in the wet.
Damn that's a nice bike.. !!
 

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Re: 1090 R - Starting a new relationship
« Reply #110 on: March 22, 2018, 03:33:17 pm »
Hi oks sorry man I have not been here for a while. :P
So I am up to around 7500kmís done on the bike, had the 1000km service, changed  tyres, replaced back brake pads and had some issues. I will update this weekend when I have some time.  ;)

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Re: 1090 R - Starting a new relationship
« Reply #111 on: March 22, 2018, 03:38:15 pm »
1000km service:
This was done at Rad where I also bought the bike. So they have those 2 options system there where you as the owner can choose. Option 1 Ė Oil Filter with Full gasket, o-ring etc replacement with Motorex. Option 2- Oil filter only with Motul. I went for option2 and very happy with the service done. Even on my 990 I always checked all the o-ring/gaskets when servicing and have not yet had to replace any of those, and have always been using Motul anyway. So for me Option2 worked fine, but for the OCD guys there is always Option 1.  :lol8:
« Last Edit: March 22, 2018, 03:45:26 pm by JK »
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Re: 1090 R - Starting a new relationship
« Reply #112 on: March 22, 2018, 03:45:03 pm »
Tyres:
So the bike came out with TKCís and as expected it did not last too long as I do commute about 80km daily and the back tyre lasted about 3500km. Front is still good so I kept it as I am sure for the next longer dirt trip I will be putting on TKCís again as I liked them quite a bit on the dirt. Replaced front and back then with Pirelli Scorpion MT90ís. Got them from Bike Tyre Warehouse and must say very good service over there. Give them a try for sure. Buuut now both myself and a colleague  on a 1290 picked up issues with the Scorpion front. Between 70 and 80kms/h we both have SERIOUS headshake and does not matter what we do we cannot get rid of this. Seriously frustrating as I never before used to have issues. Do know that they are very sensitive for tyre pressure and if u ran the front for a while on low pressure they can pick up damage and start shaking. But this time itís from start. Same colleague now on Mitas E07 front and back and he is happy so far so possibly gonna go there myself.
« Last Edit: March 22, 2018, 04:18:27 pm by JK »
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Re: 1090 R - Starting a new relationship
« Reply #113 on: March 22, 2018, 03:51:48 pm »
next time

 

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Re: 1090 R - Starting a new relationship
« Reply #114 on: March 22, 2018, 03:52:28 pm »
Brake Pads:
Changed them yesterday after about 7500kmís They do still have some life but I am leaving on an 8 day trip next week Friday so they were going to be finished on the trip. Bought Brembos again as the dealer did not have good aftermarket pads, but next time will again go for aftermarket pads cause R690 for the Brembos are a little heavy for me. However I am now again back on a KTM with ABS. So on my white 990 Adventure with ABS I remember that the aftermarket pads did not works as good on the ABS initially but changed the compound and eventually was very close to with original pads. On the 990R no ABS so was no issue. Will now again maybe have some issues in the beginning. Unless there is owners here that can feedback on this. Is it a good idea to go aftermarket or not?
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Re: 1090 R - Starting a new relationship
« Reply #115 on: March 22, 2018, 04:05:39 pm »
That is one flippen awesome looking machine. I bought the 1050 adventure a month or two ago and whilst I love it to bits, I have to say I'm feeling some serious "envy" for that 1090. eisschhhh - what (if you don't mind me asking) was the blow out special price?? Also, what tyres are you running and how did they perform in the wet weather you rode in on your trip. we were down in clarens last weekend and it was sopping. happy with my current tyres but would mind that slightly more aggressive look so long as you don't sacrifice road performance in the wet.
Damn that's a nice bike.. !!

Hi Dish
The sale price was R160000.00
For tires i always liked the Pirelli MT90's very much as they really do both dirt and tar very well. But if they cannot sort the issue they have on the front i will stay away for now.
The TKC 80'S REALLY impressed me on dirt, but they dont last very well on tar which can be expected. On tar the front wheel also dont  like much past 170km/h
So i will see how my friend is doing with the Mitas and if good maybe go there. But to my mind if u are like me a commuter then the ultimate solution will be an extra set of complete wheels. With Pirelli trails on for the one set for commuting on tar and TKC 80's on the other wheels for the dirt. Take only a couple of minutes to swop wheels. Buuut ya that remains a dream for now as an extra set of complete wheels will not be good for my marriage. :lol8:
« Last Edit: March 22, 2018, 04:06:18 pm by JK »
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Re: 1090 R - Starting a new relationship
« Reply #116 on: March 22, 2018, 04:15:09 pm »
Issue on front with Pirelli ?
 

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Re: 1090 R - Starting a new relationship
« Reply #117 on: March 22, 2018, 04:15:17 pm »
Issues:
The only issue i had so far is the front headlight unit coming loose. Seems this is an ongoing issue with the factory as a buddy of mine had the same issue on his 1190. The bolts holding the front cluster rattle loose and some fall out.You then you start looking like those little bobbing head doggieís in the back window of cars in the 60ties.  :lol8:  Rad fixed this for me when I stopped there 1 Saturday and all good now. So this was IT so far, oh yeah and the current confusion around the Top Speed limiter which we are discussing here http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=222278.0

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Re: 1090 R - Starting a new relationship
« Reply #118 on: March 22, 2018, 04:16:26 pm »
Issue on front with Pirelli ?

Yip as mentioned 2 of us now having head shake issues from start. And have not been there but apparently there is a tread with more complaints on Adventure rider
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Re: 1090 R - Starting a new relationship
« Reply #119 on: March 23, 2018, 09:54:41 am »
Issue on front with Pirelli ?

Yip as mentioned 2 of us now having head shake issues from start. And have not been there but apparently there is a tread with more complaints on Adventure rider

I've got a pal with a 1190 with the same issues. Boggles my mind, please let us know if you find the root cause...