After extensive off road riding last season, I had mixed feelings about mount I used for my Garmin Montana. So I started thinking how to make my own GPS mount for 1090 Adventure R. This is what I came up with.
My second favorite luggage system for KTM 1090 Adventure R - Giant Loop Siskiyou soft panniers. Although rack-less as Mosko Moto Reckless 80, these systems don't have much in common. Mounting is completely different, as well as luggage organization.
Mosko Moto Reckless 80 are my favorite large soft panniers. I have been using them for a while, first on KTM 690 Enduro and now on KTM 1090 Adventure R. While I was very happy with them on 690 (check blog post here), I am absolutely impressed with how they fit on 1090.
I took some time to check how throttle bodies look after 1400 km's, including 500 km off road. So far, so good, everything inside the air box is spotless. I took some precaution measures, just for peace of mind.
My 1090 Adventure R will be used off road a lot, so I was searching for decent skid plate. Lot of aftermarket stuff for this bike is on the market, so there are several very good options. Mounting system is main difference between competitors.
I often ride in Enduro style boots, like TCX Pro 2.1. This gives me much needed protection, but it leaves scars on bikes. Since my 1090 is brand new, protecting nice orange trellis frame seemed like a good idea.
I installed steering stabilizer on my 2016. KTM 690 Enduro for two reasons. First, I liked an idea of stabilizer support during fast rides over rocky terrain. Next, I always felt front of 690 is 'too light' on pavement, with off-road tires on. higher bars were added benefit.