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Hi there, I'm a prospective KTM 1090 Adventure owner, and am hoping to get some valuable advice from you peeps prior to diving into ownership; hope that's OK !!??
I've test ridden the bike and love it, but I'm a wee bit concerned about servicing and maintenance; I will (obviously) be buying a second hand bike, and I'm keen to do all my own home servicing, for practical (no local dealers) and financial reasons; I'm tight-fisted !!
How easy are these bikes to home service, and do you still need to use the dealer for the major valve service or is this doable at home for the competent home mechanic ?
Many thanks in advance, cheers, Fletch.😁👍🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿
 

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It is all "doable", but check out some of the videos on youtube for valve adjustments on 1090/1190/1290 (since they are all basically the same). The biggest regular pain in the ass is the air filter change which requires removing the tank....a 30 minute ordeal of body panels, fuel lines and connections before you get to the airbox. Oil changes are easy. Chain adjustments and other basic things are easy. I installed speed bleeders which helps the brake bleeding process. The only failure I have experienced in 30,000 miles has been the clutch slave cylinder and pushrod which were replaced with an orange billet oberon unit. Last thing--the 1090 EATS rear tires. I went through 3 TKC 80s in first 12K miles. Switched to Anakee Adventures and having somewhat better results for the last 20K miles.
 
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