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Old 06-01-2018, 01:59 PM   #1
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KTM 1090R Thread

Who all has the new 1090R? What do you think of it so far and what have you done to it?

I sold my 07 950SE because it was a carb bike and only held 3.8 gallons of fuel. Sold it for enough to add a little more money and picked up a 2017 1090R. So far I've put Black Dog Cycle Works low foot pegs, Rox bar risers and a Wings slip on muffler on mine. I plan on adding a BDCW skid plate, KTM Aluminum hand guards and having Konflict redo my suspension for my weight. Been looking at the Slavens High Fender Kit to do away with the stock front fender. The more I ride the 1090R the better I like it. I was only getting around 35 mpg with the 950SE and so far, I've been averaging over 45 mpg with the 1090R.

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Old 06-01-2018, 04:20 PM   #2
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Subscribed - very interested in opinions here.

Folks complain about rear cylinder heat on these and the other big KTM's. Any impression of that, now that it's baking hot out there?
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Old 06-01-2018, 06:45 PM   #3
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Re: KTM 1090R Thread

Dude, you need to go back and edit that first post with some fresh bike porn. Seriously, you can't kick start this thread without pics of that beast.
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Old 06-04-2018, 10:41 AM   #4
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The 1090R does not have near the heating issues as my 2015 1290SA-T has. There are subtle changes under the seat and radiator ducting that help move the heat away from the rider much better.
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Old 06-04-2018, 10:43 AM   #5
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Dude, you need to go back and edit that first post with some fresh bike porn. Seriously, you can't kick start this thread without pics of that beast.
I will after I get another photo sight. I refused to pay for the use of my own pictures with Photobucket ! ! !
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Old 06-04-2018, 11:17 AM   #6
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I will after I get another photo sight. I refused to pay for the use of my own pictures with Photobucket ! ! !
Anything on your phone can be posted full size with two clicks in Tapatalk.
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Old 06-04-2018, 04:34 PM   #7
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The 1090R does have near the heating issues as my 2015 1290SA-T has. There are subtle changes under the seat and radiator ducting that help move the heat away from the rider much better.
I'll assume you mean it does NOT have the heating issue...

I'd love to hear your thoughts on the 1090R versus 1290 Super Adv. Yes, I know they are quite different - that doesn't stop be from being curious

Photos - I just use Google Photos for this stuff. Totally free storage (if you are OK with them down-sizing the images to 'High Quality' - which is actually handy for forum posing...)
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Old 06-05-2018, 11:04 AM   #8
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I'll assume you mean it does NOT have the heating issue...

I'd love to hear your thoughts on the 1090R versus 1290 Super Adv. Yes, I know they are quite different - that doesn't stop be from being curious
FIXED ! ! !
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Old 06-05-2018, 11:20 AM   #9
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Here ya go Jeff S

I have had issues with the 1290 SA-T's Semi-Active suspension. I'm 352lbs and I have had the suspension settings tweeked as much as the electronics will allow and still have rear bounce. The forks seem to be doing just fine but the rear doesn't have enough dampening to handle my weight plus luggage. I plan on sending my rear shock to 1000 Oaks KTM to their tech who has told me he can put in a heavier spring, install a nitrogen fill valve and heavier oil to help with that problem. There are no upgrades for valving the Semi-Active suspension. I am going to have Konfict Motorsports set the 1090R suspension up for my weight and riding style. I do wish that KTM offered a cruise control option for the 1090R in their Power Parts. I would buy it in a heart beat. The 1090R's engine is smoother running than the 1290's. I guess that is because of the shorter stroke. While the 1090R pulles ok, it doesn't have the awesome low end torque of the 1290 so it requires a little more focus on the clutch while off road. I've been thinking about installing a Rekluse Clutch in the 1090R, that way I could focus more on my lines than worrying about clutch control and RPM's. There is substantially less felt weight with the 1090R while off roading, which build confidence quickly.
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I'll assume you mean it does NOT have the heating issue...

I'd love to hear your thoughts on the 1090R versus 1290 Super Adv. Yes, I know they are quite different - that doesn't stop be from being curious

Photos - I just use Google Photos for this stuff. Totally free storage (if you are OK with them down-sizing the images to 'High Quality' - which is actually handy for forum posing...)
Ok, how do you share a photo in Google Photo's?
I just tried and it won't show the picture ! ! !
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Old 06-06-2018, 02:08 PM   #12
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Thanks, but what a **** ! ! !
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Well, that's what free gets ya these days

After a time or two, I can do all that now in about 30 seconds...
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Re: KTM 1090R Thread

How about a KTM 950+ Thread? After trying to keep up with the "big bikes" on my 650 during our Fort Ride I've made up my mind to upgrade to a 950 or 990.
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How about a KTM 950+ Thread? After trying to keep up with the "big bikes" on my 650 during our Fort Ride I've made up my mind to upgrade to a 950 or 990.
I would go Fuel Injection before I went back to a carb bike. With a throttle tamer, the 990R is not a bad machine.
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I do plan on putting a 45 or 48 tooth rear sprocket on my 1090R. It's a little fast in first for technical off road work !
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I would go Fuel Injection before I went back to a carb bike. With a throttle tamer, the 990R is not a bad machine.
Totally agree...

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