*The 1190 R.....Here we go Again :-)

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Re: *The 1190 R.....Here we go Again :-)

Postby 1coolbanana » Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:05 pm

Last couple rides out I noticed the rear Nomad tank became dislodged, popped up and slid forward after a couple of really big hits, cattle grids, washouts etc even with the straps on.
Not a problem when empty but with 7.5 litres it has enough inertia and could be a problem.

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This was the previous mount I designed for mounting the tank to the rear plate

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Not much going on so designed a new one.
This is the new design that latches and locks under the rear plate with the extension feet.
Hopefully this will fix the issue and it cant lift out of the slot in the rack from big hits anymore.

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Made it up yesterday but only had blue material.

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Re: *The 1190 R.....Here we go Again :-)

Postby 1coolbanana » Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:57 pm

Did another revalve job last night using the JBI base valves and a hybrid shim stack.
The shim stacks I used a a cross between the last iteration I had prior to the JBI Pro Valve and the new 1090R stacks.

Went for a ride to find some shitty track and test it out a bit.
It still feels very firm although it uses all the travel quite easily.
Fiddles with clickers etc but without much improvement yet it uses all the travel.
This is unloaded taking it easy.
This is using the recommended 0.55 OEM springs.

I should qualify this by saying its pretty good and much better than stock but Im looking for more bottoming out resistance.

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As seen by the cable tie, its all but bottomed out.

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Swapped out one of the springs for a 0.63, this will effectively make a 0.59 spring rate.
All else being equal, Ill try it again with the slightly heavier spring rate.
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Re: *The 1190 R.....Here we go Again :-)

Postby 1coolbanana » Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:13 pm

Just an FYI for anyone interested in the fork improvements.

This latest combo has been quite a significant improvement over stock.
Did 1200 klm's on this setup and its good.

Im using a modified 2017 1290R shim stack on the midvalve
The rebound midvalve stack is unchanged from 1190 to 2017 1090/1290R but Ive made a slight mod for more rebound adjustment with heavier springs.

The comp stack is also slightly modified from the new 1290R midvalve stack.
Spring combo works out to about 0.60 kg/mm (from OEM 0.56)
May go a little heavier

Base valves are the JBI ProValve base valves with sub-valves and so far seem a very worthwhile improvement.

The front is a major step forward from stock and arguably better than the 2017's now.

Latest iteration
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For reference, this is the 2017 1290R OEM build sheet

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JBI ProValve base valves
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Re: *The 1190 R.....Here we go Again :-)

Postby 1coolbanana » Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:26 pm

The Tractionator Adventure finally came to an end after nearly 8500 klms!
Although its particularly any good at anything, it is tough and it lasts....nearly twice the k's of any other similar tyre Ive ever tried!

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Just replaced it with the GT723.
I was a little shocked at the price of these things at $279 for the rear and $189 for the front.

Ive had the front on for 120 k's so far and its excellent, very impressed so far

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Just put the back on and heading out west on the weekend.
I very much doubt they will get the k's to make them worthwhile but we shall see

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Re: *The 1190 R.....Here we go Again :-)

Postby 1coolbanana » Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:22 pm

20 k coming up so time to check the airbox after not looking in there for the best part of 9k klms.
Ive changed the pre filters whenever needed and the last couple rides were especially dusty.

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But the airbox and PC pods are spotless.
Those prefilters are the best thing, filtering probably 99%, not to mention the ease of maintenance with not having to open the airbox up all the time!

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Very happy with the pods and Uni Prefilters, great setup :-)

Bit of carbon on the valves but nothing out of the ordinary I dont think.

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Re: *The 1190 R.....Here we go Again :-)

Postby 1coolbanana » Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:36 am

One of the things that was common practice on the 9XX was to enlarge the oil jet that feeds the clutch to stop them overheating.
One of the drawbacks if you went too big was that neutral would be hard to find so going from 0.35mm to 0.50mm was the common practice for non race bikes and that gave the best of both worlds, extra lube to the clutch and easy neutral.
I tried this on the 1190 but all it did was make it hard to find neutral so had to revert back.

Had to peen the end of the jet then redrill with a 0.37 mm drill (0.0145 inch)

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See how that goes :D
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