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Touring the 1290

Postby wilks » Mon Jan 12, 2015 2:01 am

Had fun over Christmas touring on the 1290 . Did over 4000 km in 6 days found the bike a awesome tourer but not great in wet weather . Pissed down for two days in Queensland .
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Re: Touring the 1290

Postby ktmguy » Mon Jan 12, 2015 5:44 am

Pffff didn't even popped in to say hello! :roll: :lol:

Nice trip! Good motoring 6 days and 4000 km.
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Re: Touring the 1290

Postby stel_0 » Mon Jan 12, 2015 7:49 pm

wilks wrote:Had fun over Christmas touring on the 1290 . Did over 4000 km in 6 days found the bike a awesome tourer but not great in wet weather . Pissed down for two days in Queensland .
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Re: Touring the 1290

Postby wilks » Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:03 pm

That fact I was wet .

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Re: Touring the 1290

Postby War69 » Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:31 pm

Looks like an awesome setup. Get the small windscreen you wont regret it for long travels.

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Re: Touring the 1290

Postby scamb66 » Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:02 pm

Great pics mate. Little bit greener over that side of the country.
Done 3 days 1000km last week and found the bike to be pretty comfortable on the body. Probably the worst part was the seat pressing in on my inner thigh but not that bad. Not quite a 1000km a day bike but 600km would be easy enough.
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Re: Touring the 1290

Postby Olden » Tue Jan 13, 2015 6:43 am

I found this bike very comfy on long trips. I had 980km in one day last summer. Like scamb66 says, the worst part was the seat pressing in on my inner thigh after 850km but i did survive :P
I had like you wilks 4000km in 6 riding days. I can't wait for my next trip to the alps in may/june! :twisted:
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Re: Touring the 1290

Postby roket » Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:36 pm

wilks wrote:Had fun over Christmas touring on the 1290 . Did over 4000 km in 6 days found the bike a awesome tourer but not great in wet weather . Pissed down for two days in Queensland .


What are your thoughts on the powerparts tail bag? I'm in the market for a tail bag but haven't decided which to get yet. Does it fit lots of goodies?
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Re: Touring the 1290

Postby wilks » Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:49 pm

It's quite big and can expand if you need more room . Fits perfect you would not know it's there .

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Re: Touring the 1290

Postby roket » Sat Feb 21, 2015 5:43 pm

wilks wrote:It's quite big and can expand if you need more room . Fits perfect you would not know it's there .

I think I'm going to get the powerparts large tail bag you have pictured.... I'm 6'4" and am wondering if this bag may double as a back rest. Does it work as a back rest at all if you want to slide back into it?
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Re: Touring the 1290

Postby wilks » Sun Mar 08, 2015 4:31 am

I never really used it to lean against it . I just let a mate use it for his trip on his 1290 he really liked it as well. .

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Re: Touring the 1290

Postby Olden » Sat Apr 25, 2015 4:26 pm

I am going for a trip tomorrow and I have the powerparts large rear bag. But I am not able to fit the rain cover that was included. Is it suposed to be on the inside or cover the whole bag from the outside ?
There is no way that I can fit it on the outside .. Any tip would be nice! :D

edit; Found out that the raincover is ment to be on the inside of the bag! :)
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Re: Touring the 1290

Postby bodypilot » Sat Apr 25, 2015 5:24 pm

wilks wrote:That fact I was wet .


Bwaaaahahaha good one!
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Re: Touring the 1290

Postby Mongrel » Wed May 13, 2015 2:38 am

Good one wilks.

While my SD is being fixed I'd thought I'd show my touring set-up. We did 3000km last Feb in the Vic high country & this set up worked really well. I wanted a lockable top box so I didn't have to worry about leaving cameras etc in a soft tail bag.

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I removed the tank bag because I found it annoying and didn't really need the space. Also the MRA screen seemed like a good idea but created so much wind noise under my helmet that I removed it after the first day
The rear luggage is all Hepco & Becker, the whole setup cost about the same as just the KTM PP sidebags. The side bags and top box didn't affect my riding at all, even at go-directly-to-jail speeds I didn't notice them. Bags are mounted using H&B's C-bow system, so they are key locked on and are easy to remove, except with the top box on there is bugger all room to get your hand in to lock/unlock them. The top box is mounted on H&B's sports rack, which just replaces the passenger seat. All up it's a neat system that is easy to attach and remove, takes about 20 min to return bike to standard

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I left the rear suspension on the standard settings but softened the front compression & rebound and although it's no gold wing, it was comfortable to tour on. And when we got to the twisties I was having way more fun than my mates on their GS's

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Re: Touring the 1290

Postby REDTALE2000 » Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:57 pm

Dang, this thing makes a great tourer.
Did a quick 2 & 1/2 day, 1000 mile shred with full camping gear.
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Re: Touring the 1290

Postby sunofnun » Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:15 pm

What tail pack is that?

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Re: Touring the 1290

Postby Growler48 » Wed Jun 24, 2015 1:28 am

sunofnun wrote:What tail pack is that?


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Re: Touring the 1290

Postby Mongrel » Wed Jun 24, 2015 2:05 am

Growler48 wrote:
sunofnun wrote:What tail pack is that?


+1!


looks like a wolfman beta tail bag

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Re: Touring the 1290

Postby REDTALE2000 » Wed Jun 24, 2015 3:50 pm

You are almost correct, sir.
It's the Beta Plus. Fits the bike well, holds a lot, and you can't tell it's there when riding.
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Re: Touring the 1290

Postby Scott2ride » Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:36 am

Hey Mongrel

My first post... just bought a 1290r and she arrives in a week.

I like your topbox setup with the Hepco Becker Sportsrack.

Which topbox is that? The Journey TC40 ?

I'm after the Journey TC52 or the Junior TC55. However Hepco Becker in Oz wont reply to my questions about fitment to the sportsrack. So maybe you can help?

Do we need to by an extra fitting of some kind to add to the top of the sportrack so that a topbox can attach to it?

If so, which ones do we buy that fit the sportsrack for the 1290?

Do you have any photos of the sportsrack without the topbox on so I could see the fitting?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Cheers
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Re: Touring the 1290

Postby grommet » Mon Jan 04, 2016 3:15 pm

You can get a Givi Monokey mount kit and add it to the H & B sportrack. I got one from Altrider. The parts are well made and I had no trouble drilling the sportrack to be able to add it. I like the solution.

Link: http://www.altrider.com/givi-monokey-to ... ck/pid/487

Only caution is that the template that came with the mount kit from Altrider is not correct. I measured my Givi topcase and another Givi rack I have to get accurate dimensions for the mounting hardware.

ps: I also flattened the rear lip of the sportrack. My V46 topcase would be too far forward otherwise.

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Re: Touring the 1290

Postby ma1290rky » Mon Jan 04, 2016 5:47 pm

I use an Oxford Tail Pack and have done for many miles on a few different bikes - never let me down or come off! Holds enough kit for a week away and has a groove shoulder strap to carry about.

I tend to keep the waterproof cover on it at all times. As for the KTM tank bag, I don't have room for it with my Sat Nav, so it sits in the garage unused..

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Re: Touring the 1290

Postby Mongrel » Sat Jan 09, 2016 9:46 am

Scott2ride wrote:Hey Mongrel

My first post... just bought a 1290r and she arrives in a week.

I like your topbox setup with the Hepco Becker Sportsrack.

Which topbox is that? The Journey TC40 ?

I'm after the Journey TC52 or the Junior TC55. However Hepco Becker in Oz wont reply to my questions about fitment to the sportsrack. So maybe you can help?

Do we need to by an extra fitting of some kind to add to the top of the sportrack so that a topbox can attach to it?

If so, which ones do we buy that fit the sportsrack for the 1290?

Do you have any photos of the sportsrack without the topbox on so I could see the fitting?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Cheers
Scott


Hi Scott
Firstly, congratulations on the 1290! It is an amazing machine that will blow your mind.
I'm on holidays in NZ at the moment so I can't go & look at my touring gear but from memory it is the Journey 40. It comes with a mounting plate that bolts directly to the sports rack.
When I get home in a couple of weeks I can post some photos of the sports rack & plate

Cheers
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Re: Touring the 1290

Postby Bermo KTM » Sat Jan 09, 2016 12:22 pm

ma1290rky wrote:I use an Oxford Tail Pack and have done for many miles on a few different bikes - never let me down or come off! Holds enough kit for a week away and has a groove shoulder strap to carry about.

I tend to keep the waterproof cover on it at all times. As for the KTM tank bag, I don't have room for it with my Sat Nav, so it sits in the garage unused..

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hi mate , looked at the pics from the rear and the can looks bloody close to your back wheel , was it just the angle ??

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Re: Touring the 1290

Postby ma1290rky » Sat Jan 09, 2016 8:39 pm

Yes, it's close - ~5mm.

KTM offered a recall on the power parts carbon bracket but I chose to stick with it. 6k miles and no issue so far.

Thanks for the thought.

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