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Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) Today, 02:21 PM
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Posted By RobZorba
Is that how your 1290 SA was supplied, or have...

Is that how your 1290 SA was supplied, or have you fitted some after market fuel line accessories?
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-26-2015, 10:49 AM
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Views: 277,954
Posted By RobZorba
The technique is recommended because it reduces...

The technique is recommended because it reduces wear on the gearbox. It spins up the idle gears so they mesh more easily when you change down.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-25-2015, 01:43 AM
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Posted By RobZorba
I wouldn't pick the two issues you identified as...

I wouldn't pick the two issues you identified as the main ones on the 1190. The main issue on the 1190 R (for me) was the level of heat reaching the rider's "accessories". There is far less heat in...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-24-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By RobZorba
The real issue with steering bearing / play...

The real issue with steering bearing / play problems is that the taper bearing outer rings have to be pressed fully home against the retaining shoulders. Over-tightening the retention clamp nut is a...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-23-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,036
Posted By RobZorba
The fuel pump wiring connector is in a very...

The fuel pump wiring connector is in a very exposed place and gets a soaking from every puddle especially on right hand turns. In winter the corrosion is even faster with salt on the roads. ...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-23-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,464
Posted By RobZorba
Why two? Are you breeding them?

Why two? Are you breeding them?
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-23-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,701
Posted By RobZorba
Yeah I agree the sentiment. e.g. who would...

Yeah I agree the sentiment. e.g. who would expect that there's 30 to 40 minute's work to dismantle part of the motorcycle - two large plastic fairings - before you can top up the engine coolant? ...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-23-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,464
Posted By RobZorba
Yep, that was what I was afraid of. The wheels...

Yep, that was what I was afraid of. The wheels took a helluva hit and yet appear to be perfectly OK with no apparent damage. I've checked every spoke, every mm of the type and every mm of the rim. ...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-22-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By RobZorba
You have to remove the venturis and airbox, then...

You have to remove the venturis and airbox, then you can get to it. This pictorial guide shows you the stages you need to follow on a 1290 SA to get to the airbox. The 1190 is similar.
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Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-22-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,701
Posted By RobZorba
You'll still have to remove the fuel pressure...

You'll still have to remove the fuel pressure equalization and fuel inlet pipes and fuel pump wire connector before you can lift the tank. Also, the only "safe way" to put the tank down is on its...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-22-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 51,531
Posted By RobZorba
I suggest fitting the Solid Solutions Inlet Air...

I suggest fitting the Solid Solutions Inlet Air Temperature (IAT) "accelerator module" sensor modification which will reduce heat build-up when riding in slow traffic. It won't make any difference...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-22-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,495
Posted By RobZorba
It's a massive 30l tank ... don't try lifting it...

It's a massive 30l tank ... don't try lifting it with fuel in!
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-22-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,464
Posted By RobZorba
Travelling a road in Albania last weekend was...

Travelling a road in Albania last weekend was "interesting". I'm sorry I only have this picture that shows the road twisting between Sarande and Butrint in the distance. It is a really "good" and...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-22-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,495
Posted By RobZorba
The problems with "Katie" going lean on me...

The problems with "Katie" going lean on me occurred when the inlet air temperature exceeded 30 Celsius. I never noticed a problem at 25 Celsius or less.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-22-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,104
Posted By RobZorba
If you have no issues with low speed control,...

If you have no issues with low speed control, then don't fix something that ain't broke! In my case, I ride in Albania and Greece in temperatures between 30 and 40 Celcius, and "Katie" was answering...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-22-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,495
Posted By RobZorba
Go to http://www.sol2.be/ and click the various...

Go to http://www.sol2.be/ and click the various tabs to learn about it. I started a recent thread about it on AdvRider but I keep getting diss'ed on that thread. Anyway the module works really...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-22-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,701
Posted By RobZorba
Thanks a lot, it was a pleasure to take the...

Thanks a lot, it was a pleasure to take the pictures while undressing Katie last week. You will need a few jubilee clips also - the main fuel line needs a 15 mm diameter. The factory fitted fuel...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-22-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,495
Posted By RobZorba
I get around 44 mpg (UK measures). That's about...

I get around 44 mpg (UK measures). That's about 3 mpg better fuel mileage than my 1190 R which used to do around 41 mpg (UK measures) on similar journeys. The 1290 SA mileage was dropping to 38 mpg...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-22-2015, 09:18 AM
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Views: 277,954
Posted By RobZorba
Thanks and have a good trip yourself! Will you...

Thanks and have a good trip yourself! Will you be taking the Stelvio Pass, Bremmer Pass or Mt Blanc tunnel? Funnily enough I met three Adv 'bikers from the Czech Republic last Saturday. They were...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-22-2015, 09:13 AM
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Views: 277,954
Posted By RobZorba
Glad you had a good trip and are enjoying your...

Glad you had a good trip and are enjoying your 1290 SA. During my first 800 km ride I also felt that the 1290 SA seat was a bit hard. But over the last 2500 km it seems to be moulding itself to my...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-22-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,701
Posted By RobZorba
Step 23: Please take care with the reassembly,...

Step 23: Please take care with the reassembly, reversing the steps in this guide. Hopefully you should end up with one of these again :evil
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-22-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,701
Posted By RobZorba
Step 22: Reverse the disassembly process, and...

Step 22: Reverse the disassembly process, and make sure you reconnect all cables, fuel lines and that there are no parts left over afterwards. Also make sure you fully open the fuel pressure...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-22-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,701
Posted By RobZorba
Step 21: You are now able to maintain components...

Step 21: You are now able to maintain components fitted to or inside the airbox. You can check and change the air filter elements, or fit an Inlet Air Temperature (IAT) sensor modification if you...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-22-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,701
Posted By RobZorba
Step 20: Be careful when you place the fuel tank...

Step 20: Be careful when you place the fuel tank for storage, that you tip it forwards and rest it on a clean smooth surface. You should not "stand the fuel tank upright" because you may break the...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-22-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,701
Posted By RobZorba
Step 19: Preferably with two people, carefully...

Step 19: Preferably with two people, carefully lift the fuel tank making sure no tubes or electrical wires impede its removal. I guess it weighs about 16 kg when empty of fuel. DO NOT try to lift...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-22-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,701
Posted By RobZorba
Step 18: Remove the allen socket head screw...

Step 18: Remove the allen socket head screw locating the front of the fuel tank, leaving the rubber mount and spacer assembly in place.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-22-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,701
Posted By RobZorba
Step 17: Remove the two star drive fittings from...

Step 17: Remove the two star drive fittings from each side of the fuel tank.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-22-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,701
Posted By RobZorba
Step 16: Detach but not remove the breather hoses...

Step 16: Detach but not remove the breather hoses each side of the fuel filler assembly. Then disconnect the connector from the fuel level gauge (upper right of the tank).
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-22-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,701
Posted By RobZorba
Step 15: When you reassemble the fuel lines later...

Step 15: When you reassemble the fuel lines later on, this is what it will look like with the jubilee clip fitted. The fuel pump wiring connector is in a very exposed place and gets a soaking from...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-22-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,701
Posted By RobZorba
Step 14: Detach the fuel line from the fuel pump...

Step 14: Detach the fuel line from the fuel pump and catch the few drops of petrol in a plastic cup. You will have to “destroy” the factory-fitted rubber hose clamp in order to detach the fuel line....
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-22-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,701
Posted By RobZorba
Step 13: Using a 25 litre fuel container, drain...

Step 13: Using a 25 litre fuel container, drain the fuel from the tank using the rubber hose connected to the right hand pressure equaliser valve. You have to open the left hand fuel pressure...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-22-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 41
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Posted By RobZorba
Step 12: Rotate each of the two fuel pressure...

Step 12: Rotate each of the two fuel pressure equalization stop taps fully clockwise to stop the fuel. Detach the connector from the fuel pump (shown in red). Remove the rubber hose from the right...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-22-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,701
Posted By RobZorba
Step 11: As well as the two star drive screws...

Step 11: As well as the two star drive screws locating the upper side fairing (one on the outside and one accessed from inside the front cowl) there is a very fragile location lug, and you must...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-22-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,701
Posted By RobZorba
Step 10: Lift the tank fairing and place it...

Step 10: Lift the tank fairing and place it safely away from your work area.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-22-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,701
Posted By RobZorba
Step 9: Slide the tank fairing forwards to...

Step 9: Slide the tank fairing forwards to release this location tab.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-22-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,701
Posted By RobZorba
Step 8: Remove the fixing with 8mm hexagon head...

Step 8: Remove the fixing with 8mm hexagon head that goes through the upper side fairings and the front of the fuel tank fairing.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-22-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,701
Posted By RobZorba
Step 7: Unplug the connectors for the LED...

Step 7: Unplug the connectors for the LED cornering lights, then slide the side fairings slightly forwards to release a concealed mounting tab in the lower part of each fairing, then lift them...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-22-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,701
Posted By RobZorba
Step 6: Remove the remaining star drive screws...

Step 6: Remove the remaining star drive screws from each lower fairing.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-22-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,701
Posted By RobZorba
Step 5: Remove the lower front star drive screws...

Step 5: Remove the lower front star drive screws from the side fairings.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-22-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,701
Posted By RobZorba
Step 4: Remove the front upper location star...

Step 4: Remove the front upper location star drive screws from the side fairings.
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