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How many miles on your 1290?

Postby Vogel822 » Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:48 pm

Coming Up on the 20,000 mile mark on my 14 whats the mileage you guys are getting out of these motors without any major issues? What have you done as far as maintenance. Debating to trade it in before she pops....

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Re: How many miles on your 1290?

Postby ilmothefinn » Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:09 am

I could swear I saw somewhere here or elsewhere that someone had 55 000 miles (74 000kms) and on the german forum someone has about 57 000kms but surprisingly not more. I think depends a lot of use if engine is misused it will not last they are not like the old chevy v8:s that just can take almost anything, I think...

Someone seems to have ("Aurel" at ADVrider...) ridden with adventure 990 a 200 000 kms, opened the machine and it was still in rather good condition - that is interesting... But there are not any updates maybe the process is not completed I do not know. the last 2 messages tell a lot anyhow:

1) "Velvet": This thread dispels a lot of myths out there that question KTM engine longevity. I see KTM trashing all of the time in various threads and forums.
2) "rattis": There are too many idiots and too few comets on most forums.

So... I have been too, slightly disappointed in the net as means of contributing to the knowledge... But it's so human - and somehow easy and simple. We plan to go maybe to the 100 000kms before any overhaul but shall see. To rebuild that engine there seems to be some possibilities - so even that might be interesting... :shock:

Yesterday I looked around the fuel injection (seems to be better to install those hoses and injectors first on the injection body and after that, the whole injection unit into the engine) - it at least seem more or less agricultural... A lot of development could be done but at the same time, a lot of complexity might come (some could go too, there are many o-rings...). There will be those high-compression injecting directly into the combustion chambers but not yet... Old school still, I think...
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Re: How many miles on your 1290?

Postby steve59 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:13 pm

I'm just over 8000 miles in 1 season because winters here with the cold, salt on the roads, etc make riding hardly worth it. I do get your concern with this engine being so powerful and new but hows it running? what were the valves like at 9K? Some trade their rides as soon as the warranty is about to run out, looking at resale values I expect that gets expensive. Why not get the valves done(your dealer will just take it out of your trade value if you don't)see what it looks like, make your decision then. I read about many brands and it reads like friday afternoon bikes are just that and if you were unlucky enough to get one you find out pretty quick otherwise proper maintenance and your gold.

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Re: How many miles on your 1290?

Postby Vogel822 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:36 pm

Glad to here that there are people out there with good mileage. I Haven't cracked mine open at all just yet I'll take care of the valves and run it till she pops. I ride it aggressive,track days and shenanigans. Trade in is just trash on these bikes. I picked mine up as soon as they came out, Paid msrp saved freight that's about it. Now these bikes are selling for 15k including rebates..

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Re: How many miles on your 1290?

Postby grommet » Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:31 pm

13,500 miles. No issues

I checked valves just after 13,000 and found one intake a shade out of spec on the tight side. A bit of lapping of the shim on paper and glass put it back in the center of the range and all good now. I could not tell any difference in performance and there was no blowback in the intake, so the valve was closing fine even being a bit tight.

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Re: How many miles on your 1290?

Postby J biker » Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:20 pm

Know someone with a 1290 GT 27000 miles, used for touring and thrashed weekends. Zero issues.

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Re: How many miles on your 1290?

Postby REDTALE2000 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:01 pm

Well, I'm that guy with 56,000 miles on a 1290 SDR. I've had exactly zero significant issues with the bike. Busted mirror and taillight after warranty and that's it. Bike is ridden enthusiastically but not brutally. If tyre life is any indication of degree of enthusiasm, I've averaged about 1400 miles per Q3 type rear and about 2200 miles per Roadsmart II type rear.
3 valve adjustments have all required a few shim changes but none very far out.
Bike runs like new every ride.
Oil level drops maybe 1/4 quart between changes at 8000 mile intervals. Never have to add any between changes.
At 20000, your bike is barely broken in. It ain't gonna "pop" anytime soon unless you've run it out of oil or coolant. :D
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Re: How many miles on your 1290?

Postby Vogel822 » Sat Feb 04, 2017 6:17 pm

That's what i wanted to here!!! Thats friggin awesome!!! Just helped me make up my mind!!! heres to another 30,000 miles!!!

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Re: How many miles on your 1290?

Postby Oboro » Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:29 am

I just traded mine in towards a 2017 with just over 30 000 kms. Only issues I had were fuel filter jams and clutch slip after putting on the full akra and rottweiler intake. Most fun bike I've ever been on hands down.

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Re: How many miles on your 1290?

Postby Gimlet » Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:00 pm

My 2016 (bought last March) has just gone past 8300 and had its 9000 mile service early two weeks ago. All ready for spring...

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Re: How many miles on your 1290?

Postby grommet » Sat May 12, 2018 1:59 pm

26500 now. Will be close to 30,000 in another week or so. Continues to run well with no issues. If anything the bike has gotten smoother and more fluid over time.

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Re: How many miles on your 1290?

Postby mrossk » Sat May 12, 2018 6:00 pm

22,000 miles on mine in just over 2 years. Also running well. 1st valve inspection showed they were all still w/in spec.. 1 leaky fork seal.

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Re: How many miles on your 1290?

Postby MaximusVR46 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:29 am

coming up to 18000miles been on a few euro tours. Had a few known issues but as long as you have regular oil changes etc then should be ok.

I will be stripping down the rear hub assembly this winter to asses the bearings etc and drill some drain holes.
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Re: How many miles on your 1290?

Postby Roja » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:18 pm

Mine has 79000 km, my wife’s has 61000.
6000 km ago checked the compression on mine - it showed 12.9 (new being a claimed 13.2).

Touring, track days, weekend blasts, and daily commuter.

Burns 0 oil between changes (every 8000 km max)

My opinion is that the auxiliaries will all die before the actual powerplant.

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Re: How many miles on your 1290?

Postby REDTALE2000 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:58 am

I’ll just leave this here...
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Re: How many miles on your 1290?

Postby lc4 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:34 am

[quote="REDTALE2000"]I’ll just leave this here...
:shock: :shock: Your arse must be the shape a 1290 seat!

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Re: How many miles on your 1290?

Postby ilmothefinn » Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:16 pm

90 000 miles, that is a very nice looking picture! And in kms - almost 145 000 kms it would look even better! On the German forum there seems to be 2 bikes that have over 100 000 kms, one has maybe 118 000kms.

I think it is a great bike. Sure, you have to take care of it!
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Re: How many miles on your 1290?

Postby Growler48 » Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:39 am

REDTALE2000 wrote:I’ll just leave this here...
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Impressive! What year and what issues have you had to do with?
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Re: How many miles on your 1290?

Postby REDTALE2000 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:25 pm

Growler48 wrote:
REDTALE2000 wrote:I’ll just leave this here...
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Impressive! What year and what issues have you had to do with?

It’s a ‘14, like yours, not babied, not abused (some off-roading, a few track days) I’m on 3rd radiator: first one failed at 50K after being backed into while parked. Second one lasted two months before leaking for no apparent reason. Third has 30K on it. Had Wobbly Wheel from day 1 but it measured JUST under warranty limit so no replacement and it’s not changed a wit in all these miles. Busted taillight and mirrors like everybody else and that’s about it. One brilliant effing motorcycle if you ask me.
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