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Offline Lear300

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1090R - Questions
« on: August 15, 2018, 01:53:05 pm »
So my life with the 1090R is going well......

Mechanically the bike is stock, i have fitted heated grips, spot light, bash plate will be fitted this week hopefully, GPS is on, and I have an Akro.

Bike s fantastic, absolutely love it. Now, with the questions..... based on what I have been reading and hearing.....

1 - Bad Fuel dongle - What is it? What does it do? Is it a "must have"?
2 - Uni filter / DNA+Gasket - What is the difference? Which is preferable? Also, when i bought the bike, I was advised that KTM sorted out the air filter issues and this is not needed, yet I am getting lots of advise saying its still needed?
3 -  Any other farkels that is recommended or considered "must haves"?

 

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Re: 1090R - Questions
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2018, 02:01:37 pm »
1 - Bad Fuel dongle - What is it? What does it do? Is it a "must have"?
2 - Uni filter / DNA+Gasket - What is the difference? Which is preferable? Also, when i bought the bike, I was advised that KTM sorted out the air filter issues and this is not needed, yet I am getting lots of advise saying its still needed?
3 -  Any other farkels that is recommended or considered "must haves"?
I love my 1090R!
To answer your questions:
1. Bad fuel dongle - keeps your traction control settings. If you turn off the bike without the dongle it will reset the ride mode to road, traction control and abs to on. If you do lots of off road or like to hoon a bit this is a pain in the backside. Dongle allows you to keep in in sport with tc off.
2. I've got the DNA - I do lots of gravel and off road. Gives me peace of mind.
3. A big budget for back tyres  :ricky:
 
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Re: 1090R - Questions
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2018, 02:01:50 pm »
Centre stand?
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Re: 1090R - Questions
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2018, 02:27:29 pm »
So my life with the 1090R is going well......

Mechanically the bike is stock, i have fitted heated grips, spot light, bash plate will be fitted this week hopefully, GPS is on, and I have an Akro.

Bike s fantastic, absolutely love it. Now, with the questions..... based on what I have been reading and hearing.....

1 - Bad Fuel dongle - What is it? What does it do? Is it a "must have"?
2 - Uni filter / DNA+Gasket - What is the difference? Which is preferable? Also, when i bought the bike, I was advised that KTM sorted out the air filter issues and this is not needed, yet I am getting lots of advise saying its still needed?
3 -  Any other farkels that is recommended or considered "must haves"?

Loving mine as well, apart from the fact that it is at KTM for a 4th visit with issues... :peepwall:

The dongle in my opinion is a must. Hate having to change settings every time I start the bike or hit dirt.
Will also be looking at aftermarket filter options.
I've fitted adv footpegs from Fastway - it has transformed the way I can steer the bike with my body weight. Might be get caught on rocks etc in tech stuff though.
Bash plate if you're going to be using it for more than just a little gravel travel.
Proper hand guards

Get yourself a MotoZ rear tyre for improved milage. My TKC 80 lasted 1800km on the rear.
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Re: 1090R - Questions
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2018, 02:48:06 pm »
For the Airbox and filter story.

Every KTM dealer will tell you "Nah they fixed that boet, no problems".  They're all fulla shit. Don't listen to them.   

KTM changed the way the air filter clamps into the airbox in 2015. That was like 25% of the problem.   The ACTUAL problem was that the lid of the airbox is susceptible to warping and not sealing correctly so dusty air from outside gets sucked into the "clean" side of the box, bypassing the filter completely.

Sticking a DNA filter in a stock box does nothing to stop that.
Sticking any amount of prefilter's on the intake runners to the airbox will not help that either.


The UNI filter kit comes with an oiled foam gasket that fits around the lid/box seal and will stop that.  I think that gasket is the most important  thing to have.  Filter after that is basically just a preference.
 
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Re: 1090R - Questions
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2018, 07:07:47 am »
So my life with the 1090R is going well......

Mechanically the bike is stock, i have fitted heated grips, spot light, bash plate will be fitted this week hopefully, GPS is on, and I have an Akro.

Bike s fantastic, absolutely love it. Now, with the questions..... based on what I have been reading and hearing.....

1 - Bad Fuel dongle - What is it? What does it do? Is it a "must have"?
2 - Uni filter / DNA+Gasket - What is the difference? Which is preferable? Also, when i bought the bike, I was advised that KTM sorted out the air filter issues and this is not needed, yet I am getting lots of advise saying its still needed?
3 -  Any other farkels that is recommended or considered "must haves"?


1.Bad fuel dongle definitely a must have. not only does it keep your rider settings as is it also help when you are at a dodgy fuel station somewhere in the bundus you can set the bike to run on 80 octane and it sets the bikes ecu accordingly.
2. Get yourself a gasket to seal your airbox lid like roadhawg said. Im running a dna with a lid seal and do lots of gravel. Never have i had dust come in.
3.Definitely a centre stand for when you have to do tyre repairs next to the road. A radiator guard is also a must if you travel in groups on gravel roads. Had a stone flung up from bike in front of me and if it was not for the radiator guard i would be stranded.

Hope this helps. Enjoy the Katoom 8)
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Re: 1090R - Questions
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2018, 09:59:24 am »
Thanks all for the reponses.

Now the shopping begins,

Any advise on where to go for the best prices in all the above would be great.

Thanks a mil guys
 

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Re: 1090R - Questions
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2018, 11:45:50 am »
The 1090 is a solid bike. The only thing I want to reiterate is the tyre budget. Buy 5 at a time. All tyres fitted to these things turn to marshmallow within 5 minutes. I've done 5000km, and I need to buy my 3rd rear tyre this week.

Personally, I'm not a fan of the harder Heidenaus and other tyres that promise mileage. I'd rather replace tyres more often and have grip than save a few pennies on tyres and have the rear overtake me around a corner. These things have lots of power, which is useless if you can't transfer it to the road without worrying whether the tyre is going to do what it's meant to do.

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Re: 1090R - Questions
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2018, 11:49:21 am »
 I've done 5000km, and I need to buy my 3rd rear tyre this week.

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Re: 1090R - Questions
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2018, 12:48:43 pm »
I clearly ride like miss daisy, I have done just over 5000km and rear tyre is still good for a bit. Not much longer though
 

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Re: 1090R - Questions
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2018, 12:49:45 pm »
Where does one find these fuel dongles and what sort of price am I looking at?
Same for the DNA filter and gasket?

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Re: 1090R - Questions
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2018, 01:10:44 pm »
Dongle is a ktm powerpart was around R1k if I recall .....
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Re: 1090R - Questions
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2018, 01:58:34 pm »
Where does one find these fuel dongles and what sort of price am I looking at?
Same for the DNA filter and gasket?

Thanks

The UNIFilter gasket you can get from RAD Moto.  They don't have stock of the full kit, only the gasket.  I believe you can get the full UNI kit on Ebay.

RAD might also have the DNA filter. I think it's listed as a powerparts filter so they should have it in that case.
 
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Re: 1090R - Questions
« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2018, 03:15:49 pm »
Where does one find these fuel dongles and what sort of price am I looking at?
Same for the DNA filter and gasket?

Thanks

Unifilter, not DNA
IIRC the fuel dongle is R1400 at KTM. Ask around on the facebook groups for a second hand one if you want to save a few bucks, worked for me.

Big camel toe sidestand enlarger thingamabob is also essential. I broke mine and still need to replace it. Its a schlep without it now.

hand guards suck, but I would suggest use the stock ones till they break before replacing.

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Re: 1090R - Questions
« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2018, 02:55:53 pm »
I already have the camel toe for the side stand :thumleft:
 

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Re: 1090R - Questions
« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2018, 11:01:22 am »
Okay, bought the uni-filter and gasket. now to fit it. will D.I.Y that one.

Do yo guys install and keep the snorkel filters in, or what's the M.O with those?

Also, as for  the oiling of this filter, how often and what oil do you use? I see it comes as pre-oiled in the bag, but no real instructions on that? Also, what do you use to clean it with ?
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Re: 1090R - Questions
« Reply #16 on: August 27, 2018, 02:21:36 pm »
Okay, bought the uni-filter and gasket. now to fit it. will D.I.Y that one.

Do yo guys install and keep the snorkel filters in, or what's the M.O with those?

Also, as for  the oiling of this filter, how often and what oil do you use? I see it comes as pre-oiled in the bag, but no real instructions on that? Also, what do you use to clean it with ?

The little snorkel socks ive kept in and works good catching those big pesky bugs. Seems to catch some dust too. The cleaning of the filter i find it depends on what roads you ride. Mostly tar not so often but gravel i clean mine after every big trip so at least once a month twice in some cases. I use warm water and not much solvent base cleaners. I leave it in hot water and one can see the dirt and oil come loose and floats to the top. i do this a couple of times. BUt here is K&N air filter cleaner made for cleaning airfilters. Hope it helps.
 
As i have the dna fitted and not the uni i cant say what oil to use. I use the normal K&N aerosol Airfilter oil and works well.
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Re: 1090R - Questions
« Reply #17 on: September 17, 2018, 09:05:36 am »
Okay, so the uni-filter is in. :thumleft: bit if a mission to get it in place and then the airbox seal is in a league of its own. I am sure they could have done something different with the design for that thing,  :deal:

Any way, its in.

So the bike now has.....

Spot lights
GPS
Heated grips
bash plate
radiator guard
power point
uni-filter
camel toe

and only 6000km on clock in almost a year. Need to ride more
 
 

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Re: 1090R - Questions
« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2018, 05:30:16 pm »
Does the 1090R have tire pressure monitors or not?

It seems to be a feature on the cluster, and I assumed it was active? Is this a feature that needs to be added as an optional extra or whats the deal?
 

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Re: 1090R - Questions
« Reply #19 on: September 25, 2018, 05:42:52 pm »
Does the 1090R have tire pressure monitors or not?

It seems to be a feature on the cluster, and I assumed it was active? Is this a feature that needs to be added as an optional extra or whats the deal?

From what I know it doesn’t.