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Kev's 1290 modification list

Post by kevxtx » Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:31 am

Ok here we go again, bike bought 14.3.2014

1/ Front sprocket change from 17T front to 16T front. Page1
2/ Foot brake & gear extender mod, longer levers Page 1 & 2 Kev2 production longer levers Page 3
3/ How to remove the fuel tank Page 1
4/ Look around the air box & throttle bodies Page 1, Page 4, Page 11
5/Fitted a radiator guard Page 1
6/ Building & testing my O2 controllers page 2 Fully adjustable O2 controller Page 3
7/ Replace OEM battery with a Shoria Battery Page 2
8/ Removed rear passenger foot pegs with weights Page 2
9/ On the Dyno comparing DNA filter against the STD filter Page 7
10/ Exhaust weight Page 8, page 17
Exhaust bracket weights Page 10
11/ My rear cam baffle mod Page 5
12/ How to wire up a ACC Power supply at the bars Page 5
13/ Replacement of every nut & bolt to titanium Page 8
14/ O2 sensor modification from 12mm to 18mm, getting ready for my custom Dyno tune, Page 8, /color]
15/ Kev’s side stand mod Page 9
16/ PCV installed I used a 2014 KTM 1190 Adventure with Auto Tune A/T-300. :D Page 9,10, 13
17/ Custom PCV map using a 1190 PCV Page 13
18/ Bodis link pipe, weight differences + cat install Page 14, 15,
19/ Bodis Dyno results Page 16
20/ Right mirror mod Page 36
21/ Rottweiler air box with 100mm & 80mm long short stacks + custom map Page 19
22/ Orange levers
23/ Now running 80/80 stacks, have my 40/40 stacks for track days, stack testing, Page 23
24/ Scotts steering damper
25/ Ignition module Page 55
26/ PCV quickshifter
27/ Every bolt & nut replaced with Titanium.
28/ My own modified ABS rings that corrects the over reading Speedo. Page 53-57
29/ KTM's CNC triple clamps Page 26
30/ R6 foot pegs Page 52
31/ Ignition module fitted Page 55-56
32/ Modified ABS rings from 48T to 44T to correct the over reading Speedo page 57>
33/ DynoJet Quickshifter settings for fuel + Ignition page 65
34/ Tail light mod to stop lugs braking: Page 21
35/ Snorkel mod: page 13, 18
36/ Wings can verse STD can, page 11



Future mods, some already in progress
Different length stack testing mid Jan 2015 Done
Arrow cat link pipe testing
More weight reducing options
Correct over reading Speedo all sorted
Alter throttle mapping
Replace misting indicators
Ignition mapping, been tested & will build ignition maps in the coming weeks. 7/15

First mod done was a 16T front sprocket, I find the gearing with the 16T better for our Ozzy speed limits. Remove the front sprocket cover first, peel back the locking nut plate off the sprocket nut, undo the sprocket nut by applying the rear brake & undoing the nut anticlockwise. You have to move the rear wheel all the way forward & peel off the chain off the rear sprocket, remove the clutch slave cylinder (do not unbolt the hydraulic line to the slave cylinder, remove the front sprocket safety plate, lift the chain off the front sprocket & slide the front sprocket off the gearbox splines, there are 2 grooves in the frame to allow the teeth of the sprocket to pass the frame freely.

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I replaced my slave cylinder & fitted a bit orange bling.

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Re: Kev's 1290 modification list

Post by kevxtx » Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:31 am

I find the foot levers to short outwards for me so I extended them both by fitting 10mm spacers + 10mm longer stainless steel bolts + locking agent.

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Post by kevxtx » Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:32 am

How to remove your fuel tank, only takes a few mins to do.

Remove top ignition cover just pops up.

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Unscrew both screws on each side cover & move cover forwards to remove cover.

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Pull breather pipe off left front of tank.

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Remove the fuel line connector it is the same as the 990's push the button inwards^& pull apart the fuel line.

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Disconnect the two electrical connectors for the fuel sender & fuel pump.

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Lift the tank slightly at the rear & pull back slowly on the fuel tank & it will slide out.

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Post by kevxtx » Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:37 am

Having a look at the air box I can see some flow gains to be had. :D

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Those stacks are tall.

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Tiny filter.

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Filter out, the intakes into the air box can be increased by at least 30% by adding 2 more ducts above the OEM intakes on both sides of the air box.

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Now I wonder what I can do with this spare filter I have?

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Got to at least 60% more flow from that filter, anyway just looking at what can be done with the air box.

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Now that is a very nice grey connector looks like my PCV might want to visit it. we can't really do many induction & exhaust mods until we get the tunning side of this motor sorted out.

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Post by kevxtx » Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:37 am

Fitted one of our local Ozzy radiator cowlings, well built + a perfect fit. http://www.radguard.com.au/products/ktm ... guard.html

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Post by nick280 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:49 pm

Have you ridden it yet Kev ;-) lol
KTM 1290 Super Duke GT - 2017 - Orange/White :P
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Post by kevxtx » Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:08 am

Done 400kms on her so far, loving it.

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Post by Bootworks » Wed Mar 19, 2014 1:18 am

Thanks, Kev! Hard to believe how much material you've already published, on a model yet to see deliveries in the U.S.!
This has got to be a "watch" board for any of the aftermarket providers, perhaps even the 'Mother Ship'.

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Post by kevxtx » Wed Mar 19, 2014 3:05 am

10 more days then 1000kms service, then straight to the Dyno for a few runs to see what we are working with. I have a 1290 DNA air filter sitting on my bench which offeres 30% more flow + my O2 controllers waiting for testing, gee I hate running in bikes.

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Post by stagger » Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:52 am

Go Kev. Great work already!
I had already moved the gear and brake in each of the available positions. Still not perfect, but Kev had the answer, it does need the extension.
Are those spacers easy to find?
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Post by LenFerguson » Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:29 am

Nice one Kev, have you heard anything on some tuning tools?
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Post by kevxtx » Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:40 am

Working on it, I will pulling off the air box this weekend to have a closer look to see if my PCV for the SMT can be adapted.

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Post by LenFerguson » Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:20 am

Hey Kev from what you have seen does it look like the side stand switch and fuel filter issues are still with the 1290?
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Post by kevxtx » Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:31 am

Different part numbers but looks simular.

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Post by steve12lear » Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:11 pm

Agree with the gear lever, have tried different positions but I think I need to try this extension!! Thanks for the info!!!

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Post by kevxtx » Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:44 am

Been testing my O2 controllers on the 1290, the results = much smoother low down & when on the cruise, less engine vibration below 3750rpm. I was first working with 2 X controllers, one controlling each O2 sensor, I have managed to get all the electronics into one box which make the easier to install behind the black cover.
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Now all in one box, still trying a few more settings & will check the A/F ratio's when I am on the Dyno to make sure they are not running too rich.

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Post by kevxtx » Sat Mar 29, 2014 8:43 am

I am getting some lever ends machined up, anyone interested in a set of extended Brake & Gear lever ends let me know, I will post some photos when I get them in.

Bike all run in, in for it's 1st service on Monday, can't wait to open it right up. I will be on the Dyno in a week or two, also got my DNA air filter sitting on my bench to fit. :D

Fitted my Shoria battery.

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This same Shoria battery has been in my SMR, SMT & now in my 1290, cranks the bike faster than the OEM one & has a great weight saving.
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I also removed my right foot peg & left peg & support with a bit more weight saving.

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I will post some photos of the bike without the rear pegs tomorrow in the day light.

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Total weight saving so far 4.3kgs

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Post by LenFerguson » Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:24 am

Nice Kev, starting to come together.
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Post by stagger » Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:56 am

Kev, Well done on the 1000 point. I am the 2040km mark and loving it.

I have got mine on a diet too. Rear foot pegs and LH Bracket are gone. Free weight saving is the best.
The big weight saving for me will be the full titanium akra due May sometime. Not sure if the wave disks reduce it any, they are on the way too. Lithium Battery is one the list too. Unfortunately not free reductions. I could just eat less.

I changed out the standard grips to pro-grip gel's tonight. I want to see if that alone is enough to reduce the numb thumb I have had a couple of times. The standard grips are pretty thin. Testing that tomorrow.

Kev I am very keen on your magic 02 black box, once tested for A/R, put me down for one please.
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