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Re: 1090 R - Starting a new relationship
« Reply #20 on: November 13, 2017, 06:54:59 pm »
Congratulations, that is a Beaut and I have heard only good things about the 1090. It makes a lot of sense to pick that one out of the current Bunch.
Hi Offshore thanks very much. Yeah at standard pricing  i think the 1290 will probably still win, but at the blowout sale price this made a lot of sense  :thumleft:
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Re: 1090 R - Starting a new relationship
« Reply #21 on: November 13, 2017, 07:01:00 pm »
Then what is left on the wish list  :patch:  :)
Well still wanna do:
* GPS Bracket
* Front fork air bleeders
* Barkbuster allu insert barkbusters
* Side frame protectors to protect against boot damage
* Tubless repair kit
* 12v Socket that can drive compressor

But thats probably only gonna happen after i come out of the ICU after my wife has seen the invoice for this round  :patch: :lol8:
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Re: 1090 R - Starting a new relationship
« Reply #22 on: November 13, 2017, 07:09:34 pm »
spotlights?

my bike has a cigarette lighter (not sure if standard on the 1090?) and it can power my compressor as is - capacity is 10A
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Re: 1090 R - Starting a new relationship
« Reply #23 on: November 13, 2017, 07:26:47 pm »
Bundu, if there is one thing I can criticize on the 990 then I would have to say the Shitty Headlight on Dim and Bright, is it still a Issue on the Class we are talking about?
 

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Re: 1090 R - Starting a new relationship
« Reply #24 on: November 13, 2017, 07:30:10 pm »
Hi Bundu never been a big spotlight fan and i think the 1090 (well eish any bike ) probably has better lights than the 990  :biggrin:
On the 1090 to get to the better wight and price they have left out some stuff and the cigarette lighter power point is one of those  :P
 
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Re: 1090 R - Starting a new relationship
« Reply #25 on: November 13, 2017, 07:34:46 pm »
Bundu, if there is one thing I can criticize on the 990 then I would have to say the Shitty Headlight on Dim and Bright, is it still a Issue on the Class we are talking about?
I don't know what the new 1290S and R LEDs are like, but my bike has the same headlights as the 1090 and they are pretty shitty - with my 30W spotlights it's OK, but people have flashed me at night
Seeing that an upgraded 1290T won't be available next year, I won't be upgrading, and I'm looking into having my standard headlight globes replaced with LEDs

Hi Bundu never been a big spotlight fan and i think the 1090 (well eish any bike ) probably has better lights than the 990  :biggrin:
On the 1090 to get to the better wight and price they have left out some stuff and the cigarette lighter power point is one of those  :P

if you're commuting, spots do help quite a bit with daytime visibilty - very easy to fit on our bikes  :deal:


edit: if no cig lighter, I wonder if you'll have the ACC1 and ACC2 connections at the front and rear?
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Re: 1090 R - Starting a new relationship
« Reply #26 on: November 13, 2017, 07:35:04 pm »
So the Lights are not ok then? Sorry.
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Re: 1090 R - Starting a new relationship
« Reply #27 on: November 13, 2017, 07:40:56 pm »
Bundu, if there is one thing I can criticize on the 990 then I would have to say the Shitty Headlight on Dim and Bright, is it still a Issue on the Class we are talking about?
I don't know what the new 1290S and R LEDs are like, but my bike has the same headlights as the 1090 and they are pretty shitty - with my 30W spotlights it's OK, but people have flashed me at night
Seeing that an upgraded 1290T won't be available next year, I won't be upgrading, and I'm looking into having my standard headlight globes replaced with LEDs

Hi Bundu never been a big spotlight fan and i think the 1090 (well eish any bike ) probably has better lights than the 990  :biggrin:
On the 1090 to get to the better wight and price they have left out some stuff and the cigarette lighter power point is one of those  :P

if you're commuting, spots do help quite a bit with daytime visibilty - very easy to fit on our bikes  :deal:


edit: if no cig lighter, I wonder if you'll have the ACC1 and ACC2 connections at the front and rear?
I have not ridden after dark yet on the 1090.
I know Kurt has raved to me on the lights on his 1290R
One thing i do know that i will go the spots route if light do become an issue. Will not do the HID thing again. Both my brother and me had issues with the HID on our 990's
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Re: 1090 R - Starting a new relationship
« Reply #28 on: November 13, 2017, 07:43:20 pm »
I have not ridden after dark yet on the 1090.
I know Kurt has raved to me on the lights on his 1290R
One thing i do know that i will go the spots route if light do become an issue. Will not do the HID thing again. Both my brother and me had issues with the HID on our 990's
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Re: 1090 R - Starting a new relationship
« Reply #29 on: November 13, 2017, 07:54:03 pm »
I have not ridden after dark yet on the 1090.
I know Kurt has raved to me on the lights on his 1290R
One thing i do know that i will go the spots route if light do become an issue. Will not do the HID thing again. Both my brother and me had issues with the HID on our 990's
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Just saw your fred on the Led's. Will definitively keep that in mind  :thumleft:
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Re: 1090 R - Starting a new relationship
« Reply #30 on: November 13, 2017, 07:56:38 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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Re: 1090 R - Starting a new relationship
« Reply #31 on: November 13, 2017, 08:00:03 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
 

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Re: 1090 R - Starting a new relationship
« Reply #32 on: November 13, 2017, 08:04:58 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
What boggles my Mind is how big Manufacturers are Marketing Adventure Bikes capable of Speeds in excess of 200 Km/H and fit them with Crap Lights, like we don't Ride at Night on or Off-road :o.
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Re: 1090 R - Starting a new relationship
« Reply #33 on: November 13, 2017, 08:20:33 pm »
What boggles my Mind is how big Manufacturers are Marketing Adventure Bikes capable of Speeds in excess of 200 Km/H and fit them with Crap Lights, like we don't Ride at Night on or Off-road :o.

keeping costs down and I wouldn't be surprised if they are in cahoots with the after-market suppliers  ;)
 

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Re: 1090 R - Starting a new relationship
« Reply #34 on: November 13, 2017, 08:35:49 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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Re: 1090 R - Starting a new relationship
« Reply #35 on: November 13, 2017, 08:37:14 pm »
What boggles my Mind is how big Manufacturers are Marketing Adventure Bikes capable of Speeds in excess of 200 Km/H and fit them with Crap Lights, like we don't Ride at Night on or Off-road :o.

keeping costs down and I wouldn't be surprised if they are in cahoots with the after-market suppliers  ;)
I Personally think they don't  Ride Off-road at Night and their Roads are so well lit at Night that they don't need Lights. Africa is not called the Dark Continent for Nothing. :lol8: Can you Imagine riding at night in the Bushveld  with those kak Lights. I have  :bueller:
 

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Re: 1090 R - Starting a new relationship
« Reply #36 on: November 13, 2017, 09:41:44 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.
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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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Re: 1090 R - Starting a new relationship
« Reply #37 on: November 14, 2017, 11:51:14 am »
Ons moet n bietjie praat...

My GS park daar waar die ander bikes park!!

Dalk kan ons n run voor werk doen?
 

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Re: 1090 R - Starting a new relationship
« Reply #38 on: November 14, 2017, 12:29:27 pm »
edit: if no cig lighter, I wonder if you'll have the ACC1 and ACC2 connections at the front and rear?

The connections are there, so it's pretty straight forward to fit a socket. :thumleft:
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Re: 1090 R - Starting a new relationship
« Reply #39 on: November 14, 2017, 12:34:59 pm »
I don't know how you damage a spotlight in a fall, I have never broken a spotlight on my 1190 or GS's. And that's not without a fair amount of opportunities.

I see spotlights as imperative to safety. Not only for commuting but also for that adventure trip where you under budgeted on riding time and you end up on a gravel road at night.



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