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.

Apparently that's the only photo that wants to show up correctly on this site. Here's links to to the other 3.

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