engine longevity (normal use)

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engine longevity (normal use)

Postby chevvy » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:06 am

was wondering if there has been any info floating about, from ktm engineers or others who might know, as to what sort of life expectancy my 1290 sdr engine should have, under normal operating conditions, and adherance to ktms servicing regime ie; would a hundred thousand miles (160k) be unreasonable before a major rebuild was required? this is assuming I live in a perfect world of coarse, with perfect conditions, and I guess a perfectly assembled blueprinted 1290 motor.
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Re: engine longevity (normal use)

Postby gotswap » Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:27 pm

There are a ton of high mileage 990's out there so I would expect the same from the 1290. Take care of it and it will take care of you
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Re: engine longevity (normal use)

Postby Sarasota_Steve » Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:37 pm

There is at least one member here with over 50k miles on his 1290. I'm sure he'll chime in ....
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Re: engine longevity (normal use)

Postby chevvy » Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:01 pm

Actually the 990 engine is awesome in this respect, I got 50k on mine before trading it on the 1290, and the dealer wasnt fazed by the milage, so we know they are good.
On the other hand the 1290 isnt the same engine in many respects,it may well be an improvement, on the 990, or it may not!
this is why I was wondering about the projected "design life" from an engineering point of view of the 1290
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Re: engine longevity (normal use)

Postby REDTALE2000 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:10 pm

Sarasota_Steve wrote:There is at least one member here with over 50k miles on his 1290. I'm sure he'll chime in ....

I thinks I might qualify for that "over 50" thing. My '14 is just about to click into the 80K miles range. No mechanical issues whatever under very enthusiastic but not abusive riding. Doesn't burn a drop of oil. Just tyres. Tyres and tyres and tyres and tyres and....
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Re: engine longevity (normal use)

Postby mrossk » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:35 pm

wow, that's awesome! In only 4 years? I've put more than 50k miles a piece on a MV Agusta Brutale and Aprilia Falco, and I thought that was pretty good- but it took me longer to do so. Curious though- you're in Calif. and use "tyres", not "tyres?" British?

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Re: engine longevity (normal use)

Postby REDTALE2000 » Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:02 am

mrossk wrote:wow, that's awesome! In only 4 years? I've put more than 50k miles a piece on a MV Agusta Brutale and Aprilia Falco, and I thought that was pretty good- but it took me longer to do so. Curious though- you're in Calif. and use "tyres", not "tyres?" British?

Not limey. For some bizarre reason, this forum's s/w corrects the spelling of that word and that word only (AFAIK). Just look at your post now.
I think the only way to display "Amurican" style spelling of that is something like this: t i r e
Sounds like you've made pretty good use of your Eyetalian bikes. All you need is to be a bit more pathologically obsessed with riding. I mean, who really needs to eat and sleep anyway?
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Re: engine longevity (normal use)

Postby mrossk » Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:48 am

oh damn, you're right about that spelling, I never noticed! hah!


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