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I read a bunch that the 1190 and even perhaps 1290 get dust and dirt into the air box and past the filter!
Does 1090 have same set up and issue

I see lots of filters out there

pre filters for snorkels

socks

air filter lid foam gasket filter

even rottweiler system--that looks pretty cool

what is your experience
 

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If it's a real concern with the KTM 1090, then there's always the aftermarket filters which are relatively cheap and you can read up used reviews on the individual brands.
 

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What about those filter wraps that go over the filter element itself? Kind of acts as a primary filter that shields the actual filter itself?
 

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I added the intake dust covers ($78) out of the gate...but held off on the upgraded Air filter ($150). Figured that I would change the air-filter at the 15k service.

Riding the gravel road here on Vancouver Island can be extremely dusty and tere seems to be a history on this issue with the 1190 and 1290's...seems to be an issue of the serious off road riders.
 

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I can only imagine the amount of dust and debris that gets all clogged up in there. Which upgraded air filter are you going to be going with?
 

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If it is an oiled filter already then you can definitely do that. I don't think it's a good idea on the dry filters though. The oem filter is a dry filter isn't it?
 

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The issue on the 1190 ( and maybe 1290) is that the dust is bypassing the filter due to gaps between the edge of the filter and the air box walls. Properly installed, this should not happen. However the stock filters are fairly soft and flexible and the plastic of the air box supports is also fairly flexible. Slight misalignment can lead to gaps with obvious repercussions if riding in dusty environments. I believe the 1090 uses the same system.
I'm told the upgraded filter has a stiffer construction which should make this issue less likely to occur. Obviously being extra careful fitting the filter into its holder and ensuring it is correctly seated is essential, whether original filter, uprated KTM filter or aftermarket Unifilter.
 
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