Touring the 1290

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Re: Touring the 1290

Postby Growler48 » Fri May 25, 2018 11:29 am

Very nice road trips! I'll probably have to wait until I retire to get enough time off to make trips like that!
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Re: Touring the 1290

Postby grommet » Fri May 25, 2018 2:38 pm

Growler48 wrote:Very nice road trips! I'll probably have to wait until I retire to get enough time off to make trips like that!


So far this year I've managed to flex my time enough that I haven't lost any time at work. I'm a contractor, so I get paid by the hour, but they let me do it however I want as long as I get done what I have to. I have to put in some long hours ahead of time to do trips like this, but it's so worth it.

Nothing like being out on the road on a bike.

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Re: Touring the 1290

Postby RyanD » Thu May 31, 2018 12:35 am

I'll throw my hat in the ring on this one---

I took a 3 day 800+ mile motocamping trip to central Oregon a couple weeks back. The Beast can be a wonderful touring machine! I'd love to do a full Akra exhaust, but they aren't compatible with KTM luggage so I didn't. The ability to haul gear when I need to, but restore the clean look of the bike when I don't adds so much utility and enjoyment for me.

So far I've taken 3 motocamping trips like this, and 1 non-camping long weekend tour. No problems. I love this damn bike.

Washed and naked looks like the 1290 2.0 that lost the rear passenger cowlings.
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Apparently that's the only photo that wants to show up correctly on this site. Here's links to to the other 3.



Ready to travel

https://imgur.com/YcgwU68.jpg

Campsite in Central Oregon
https://imgur.com/a/NUrSZqY

Major woody

https://imgur.com/Xo0qwb4.

We gotta figure out a better way to embed images now that Photobucket backed out of being an online host for forum images.

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