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Re: 1090 R - Starting a new relationship
« Reply #40 on: November 14, 2017, 01:22:32 pm »
Exan silencer  >:D >:D >:D >:D I did not last 2 days riding with standard silencer.
There should be a law against riding a Vtwin with that piece of rubbish.  :lol8:

So now with pipe and carrier plate so the Top box is back on.
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Re: 1090 R - Starting a new relationship
« Reply #41 on: November 14, 2017, 02:37:20 pm »
Exan silencer  >:D >:D >:D >:D I did not last 2 days riding with standard silencer.
There should be a law against riding a Vtwin with that piece of rubbish.  :lol8:

So now with pipe and carrier plate so the Top box is back on.
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Re: 1090 R - Starting a new relationship
« Reply #42 on: November 14, 2017, 05:02:52 pm »
Lights on the 1090/1190 are good, not great. Better than 990.

Try and stay away from spotlights unless itís absolutely imperative for your night riding
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on a bike used for commuting, I accept the offroad vulnerability of spots, in exchange for my visibility to cagers

Fair :thumleft:

But IF you donít commute as a rule, give them a skip.
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Renrew, why do you suggest giving the spots a miss?

I normally end up running late, and on the back roads past townships etc I find they can be a life saver in the dark because they give a wider spread allowing you to see that drunkard/cow/goat/donkey before it wonders into the road. Passing through Maseru after sunset will prove my point to anyone that doubts it.

Especially on a bike like the 9/10/11/1290 as they are not exclusively used for offroad riding, there will always be stretches done on the blacktop between cars, so being seen is just as important as being able to see.

I would also be interested to know where guys mount spots on the 1X90s, as I am not convinced of the SW Motech under-the-headlight-mounting system. I have already read of one case on ADV Rider where a guy dropped the bike, and the mount caused considerable damage to the headlight housing.

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Spotlights donít really get damaged on a fall - Stone chip is the culprit.

Been through three sets of premium spotlights. Not to mention how even the top ones sometimes get water in them and when youíre doing serious offroading they move out of alignment.

Bloody nightmare.

And the clutter the bike.

The bikes lights are more than enough for visibility especially with the orange light protector.

If you commute and ride at night, you can fit them. But for the odd time you commute and ride at night once in a blue moon, not worth the hassle.

I bought a pair, had them replaced under warranty, they also broke and then I switched brands and the same thing.
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Re: 1090 R - Starting a new relationship
« Reply #43 on: November 14, 2017, 08:26:46 pm »
Lights on the 1090/1190 are good, not great. Better than 990.

Try and stay away from spotlights unless itís absolutely imperative for your night riding
.

on a bike used for commuting, I accept the offroad vulnerability of spots, in exchange for my visibility to cagers

Fair :thumleft:

But IF you donít commute as a rule, give them a skip.
Baie geluk met die nuwe Bike JK!

Renrew, why do you suggest giving the spots a miss?

I normally end up running late, and on the back roads past townships etc I find they can be a life saver in the dark because they give a wider spread allowing you to see that drunkard/cow/goat/donkey before it wonders into the road. Passing through Maseru after sunset will prove my point to anyone that doubts it.

Especially on a bike like the 9/10/11/1290 as they are not exclusively used for offroad riding, there will always be stretches done on the blacktop between cars, so being seen is just as important as being able to see.

I would also be interested to know where guys mount spots on the 1X90s, as I am not convinced of the SW Motech under-the-headlight-mounting system. I have already read of one case on ADV Rider where a guy dropped the bike, and the mount caused considerable damage to the headlight housing.

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Spotlights donít really get damaged on a fall - Stone chip is the culprit.

Been through three sets of premium spotlights. Not to mention how even the top ones sometimes get water in them and when youíre doing serious offroading they move out of alignment.

Bloody nightmare.

And the clutter the bike.

The bikes lights are more than enough for visibility especially with the orange light protector.

If you commute and ride at night, you can fit them. But for the odd time you commute and ride at night once in a blue moon, not worth the hassle.

I bought a pair, had them replaced under warranty, they also broke and then I switched brands and the same thing.
Thanks Renrew. Always good to get others opinions. Point taken.

I still think it is worth it if it saves you just once, but I do agree with it spoiling the bike's lines.

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Re: 1090 R - Starting a new relationship
« Reply #44 on: November 15, 2017, 09:01:03 am »
Lights on the 1090/1190 are good, not great. Better than 990.

Try and stay away from spotlights unless itís absolutely imperative for your night riding
.

on a bike used for commuting, I accept the offroad vulnerability of spots, in exchange for my visibility to cagers

Fair :thumleft:

But IF you donít commute as a rule, give them a skip.
Baie geluk met die nuwe Bike JK!

Renrew, why do you suggest giving the spots a miss?

I normally end up running late, and on the back roads past townships etc I find they can be a life saver in the dark because they give a wider spread allowing you to see that drunkard/cow/goat/donkey before it wonders into the road. Passing through Maseru after sunset will prove my point to anyone that doubts it.

Especially on a bike like the 9/10/11/1290 as they are not exclusively used for offroad riding, there will always be stretches done on the blacktop between cars, so being seen is just as important as being able to see.

I would also be interested to know where guys mount spots on the 1X90s, as I am not convinced of the SW Motech under-the-headlight-mounting system. I have already read of one case on ADV Rider where a guy dropped the bike, and the mount caused considerable damage to the headlight housing.

Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk

Spotlights donít really get damaged on a fall - Stone chip is the culprit.

Been through three sets of premium spotlights. Not to mention how even the top ones sometimes get water in them and when youíre doing serious offroading they move out of alignment.

Bloody nightmare.

And the clutter the bike.

The bikes lights are more than enough for visibility especially with the orange light protector.

If you commute and ride at night, you can fit them. But for the odd time you commute and ride at night once in a blue moon, not worth the hassle.

I bought a pair, had them replaced under warranty, they also broke and then I switched brands and the same thing.
Interesting, don't share your view on spots though. In my experience, no matter how good the main lights are, spots give you great peripheral visibility at night and make you super visible during the day. The caveat to that though is mounting them in the right place, they are functional and NOT decorative items.
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Re: 1090 R - Starting a new relationship
« Reply #45 on: November 15, 2017, 09:27:09 am »
Jap, I like the looks of spotlights as well, I would have felt right home in Welkom!

Anyhow, much much more incidents of cars not seeing sports bikes vs adventure bikes, I attribute this mostly to spots and orange covers. (I know they are physically smaller as well)
Crashbars, spotlights, bashplate and 2 finger levers, I rate them equally important.
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Re: 1090 R - Starting a new relationship
« Reply #46 on: November 17, 2017, 03:20:33 pm »
Sooooo i have been commuting a bit to work and have also done some dirt . . .

Probably a well documented fact but still the 1st thing i missed is the lekker cabbyhole on the 990tie. Eish i am gona have to find an alternative place to put my house keys and work access card. Not a big fan of tank bags, so i am thinking a handlebar bag is probably the best solution, but for now the keys and cards are in the riding jackets pockets. So its stop take off glove, take out card, swipe card etc etc etc.

But at work where i park i most mornings can go into the bigger parking area and actually turn around and park with facing the way out ready to go in the afternoon. Must say that this does feel lighter as its definitely easier to maneuver here than the 990. I see the specs show it weighs dry exactly the same as the 990. But remember that is without the center stand and also some other bits removed. And the 1090 has ABS pump that the 990R does not so i am struggling to see how it would be lighter, but yet with my short ass it is easier. Also goes onto the center stand MUUUCHHH easier. On the 990 u would plant ur feet properly and prepare and then seriously grab the bike. On the 1090 really is much easier. It is marginally and really marginally lower than the 990R,but i guess that little makes a difference. With 2nd degree kortgattelaaites i need all the help i can get  :lol8:

Power wise it feels a lot smoother. So riding the 990R u always get the feeling of riding a Tazmanian devil . >:D It is loud and ruff and just wants to tear up stuff with those 2 loud pipes.
1090 Definitely less loud and more refined but with alas MORE power. Its like the matric laaitie (990) has gone and studied 3 years now. Little more refined but still VERY potent  ;). Then off course coming of a 990 u run the serious risk to regularly crash the 1090 cause of watching the dash. . . There is so much stuff there to watch  :biggrin: Awesome to have a fuel gauge  :imaposer:
 
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Re: 1090 R - Starting a new relationship
« Reply #47 on: November 17, 2017, 04:03:43 pm »
Sooooo i have been commuting a bit to work and have also done some dirt . . .

Probably a well documented fact but still the 1st thing i missed is the lekker cabbyhole on the 990tie. Eish i am gona have to find an alternative place to put my house keys and work access card. Not a big fan of tank bags, so i am thinking a handlebar bag is probably the best solution, but for now the keys and cards are in the riding jackets pockets. So its stop take off glove, take out card, swipe card etc etc etc.

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I feel the same way as you do about tank bags, but this little guy changed my mind .... https://bikegear.co.za/product/sw-motech-quick-lock-evo-micro-tankbag/
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Re: 1090 R - Starting a new relationship
« Reply #48 on: November 17, 2017, 04:40:44 pm »
Good to hear you're enjoying the bike!! +1 for a bar bag. I use one on my 1090. The desert fox one, small enough to be completely unobtrusive but holds keys, usb charger and a few other odds and ends. Not waterproof though.

 

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Re: 1090 R - Starting a new relationship
« Reply #49 on: November 18, 2017, 12:33:48 pm »
Hey Moondog long time no speak. Thanks that looks a lekker little tankbag. I might just ask Kurt to bring up one so we can check it out  :thumleft:
U still work across from me ?

Eish lekker photi that Sprocketman where was that taken ? Looks like u really take that 1090 offroad. I like the look of that handlebar bag. Who sells them ?
What make of aftermarket busters do u have on there ?
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Re: 1090 R - Starting a new relationship
« Reply #50 on: November 20, 2017, 07:46:38 am »
Thanks JK, photo taken at Maraisburg. In terms of the bar bag, got mine from Guts n Gas but I see bikegear.co.za also sells them (https://bikegear.co.za/product/motorcycle-handlebar-bag/). The busters are the standard KTM aluminum ones.
 

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Re: 1090 R - Starting a new relationship
« Reply #51 on: November 29, 2017, 07:12:56 pm »
Very curious to find out how it compares to 990 for adventure riding.
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Re: 1090 R - Starting a new relationship
« Reply #52 on: November 30, 2017, 07:51:59 am »
Very curious to find out how it compares to 990 for adventure riding.

At the end of the day 220mm suspension travel cant beat 265mm. The comparisons will always come back to that telling difference for adventure riding. Or what says our new 1090 owner?
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Re: 1090 R - Starting a new relationship
« Reply #53 on: November 30, 2017, 08:51:58 am »
248mm on 990R

 

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Re: 1090 R - Starting a new relationship
« Reply #54 on: November 30, 2017, 12:24:25 pm »
Thanks JK, photo taken at Maraisburg. In terms of the bar bag, got mine from Guts n Gas but I see bikegear.co.za also sells them (https://bikegear.co.za/product/motorcycle-handlebar-bag/). The busters are the standard KTM aluminum ones.

That handlebar bag still dont look like it fits properly.  Surly there must be ones that fits beter :-\
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Re: 1090 R - Starting a new relationship
« Reply #55 on: November 30, 2017, 01:57:06 pm »
Think it's ment to sit rider side on bars
 

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Re: 1090 R - Starting a new relationship
« Reply #56 on: November 30, 2017, 02:05:17 pm »
Hi i am not a handlebar bag specialist and will only now start using one. Bought the desert fox and will fit this weekend. I think the issue there is that those side eyelets needs to be used and that will pull the bag open and thus make it less crumpled up. The bag is definitely smaller than the ones that i have seen so far and i think its gonna work ok for me.
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Re: 1090 R - Starting a new relationship
« Reply #57 on: November 30, 2017, 02:07:26 pm »
Touratech make a nice one but price is NUTS

 

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Re: 1090 R - Starting a new relationship
« Reply #58 on: November 30, 2017, 02:11:08 pm »
Hi i am not a handlebar bag specialist and will only now start using one. Bought the desert fox and will fit this weekend. I think the issue there is that those side eyelets needs to be used and that will pull the bag open and thus make it less crumpled up. The bag is definitely smaller than the ones that i have seen so far and i think its gonna work ok for me.

 

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Re: 1090 R - Starting a new relationship
« Reply #59 on: November 30, 2017, 02:14:31 pm »
I had it rider side initially, however, due to the layout of the tank, anything in the bag gets crushed at certain angles (including gate remotes  >:( ) It works nicely facing away. The bag is small enough to be completely unobtrusive that way.