2021 KTM 890 Adventure / Adventure R / Adventure R Rally

Discussion in 'Parallel World (790/890)' started by 06Z, Oct 6, 2020.

  1. darkstar1269

    darkstar1269 Adventurer

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    Pack lots of water for the southern sections up to Young...it got hot this week quickly!!! I am sure you are watching the weather, but you know, as a local guy here, it's habit to remind everyone to hydrate often
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  2. windblown101

    windblown101 Long timer Supporter

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    Just about anything. You just want something slick that will make getting the edge slid back into place easier. As I recall I used silicone when I replaced mine when I had to work the edge of the seal back into place once when I had pulled it loose while getting a tire off the rim. If it is not completely in place it will leak even if not actually damaged.

    Two strips, red one is more like a traditional rim strip the black one is the "sealing" strip. When mine was finally shot and beyond help I replaced just the black part. It's a PITA to install a new one. If you have to go that route take your time and expect to have sore fingers when done.

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  3. brianbrannon

    brianbrannon They'll ride up with wear

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    I used 303 rubber protector on the strips and they lasted 7 years and 64,000 miles
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  4. tft

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    Does this look right to y’all? How close the caliper is to the spokes and the deflection on the brake disk?

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  5. kubcat

    kubcat Riding is Eudaemonic Supporter

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    That looks a little too close. I have about 3/16 clearance on both sides, evenly spaced.
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  6. tft

    tft Spends to much time on advrider. Supporter

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    Yeah, that’s what my right side looks like.
    They are definitely not even spaced.
    I just reinstalled the front wheel. I can’t imagine what I did wrong. I went over it like 6 times.
  7. kubcat

    kubcat Riding is Eudaemonic Supporter

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    If it was further away before you removed the wheel, and its closer now, the only thing I can think of is that the rotor is skewed and you happen to be at the closest point there. IS the rotor flopping around at all? Some have reported the rivets being quite loose.

    edit: I just looked at your first pic, and you can see the rivet is popped out and angled just above the caliper assembly. Its not that way on the other side.
  8. tft

    tft Spends to much time on advrider. Supporter

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    The rotor isn’t warped that I can tell.
    Did I mess up a spacer?
    When I tighten the large axel nut up it definitely pinches the rotor like that. If the axel nut is loose it seems more in line.
  9. tft

    tft Spends to much time on advrider. Supporter

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    I may have a spacer on backwards. Can you send me a pic of yours?
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    tft Spends to much time on advrider. Supporter

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    The rotor is definite pinched. It won’t free spin at all.

    edit: it seems the dealer mounted my tire the wrong way. I flipped it and everything lines up better. I thought the wheel wasn’t directional?
  11. kubcat

    kubcat Riding is Eudaemonic Supporter

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    The wheels and axles are definitely directional...
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  12. tft

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    well just another example of how TJs in Austin screwed me.
  13. tft

    tft Spends to much time on advrider. Supporter

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    Im embarrassed that I didn’t notice the abs ring before. I appreciate all your help.
  14. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams Supporter

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    I hate it when I have one leftover:scratch PXL_20210507_174111636.jpg
  15. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly Supporter

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    Best guess is the fuel tank plastic shroud, the section that is extends under the seat that is then overlapped for a few inches by the rear plastic. Each side has one of those concealed under the overlapped section. They also are the airbox cover screws but you'd probably notice one of them not installed. I think they also are used in a few places on the gas tank shroud towards the front of the bike but those are all sort of exposed and you'd likely notice one missing... t
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  16. comradecasey

    comradecasey Long timer

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    You just increased the power to weight ratio without spending any money. Good job :thumb
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  17. windblown101

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    Put it in the spare parts bin. I'm guessing you'll find a need for it some day. ;)

    Or if you prefer not having parts randomly fall off the bike then start digging. There is only a few places where that screw is used.
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  18. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams Supporter

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    Front end somewhere. I just wired a gps. I had 10 or so of those screws. I swear I got them all back where they belong. Except one:lol3
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  19. tft

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    My guess is the gps mount.
  20. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams Supporter

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    Nope. I'll keep looking though!