390 Adventure owners thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by inroads, Jun 11, 2020.

  1. Robotaz

    Robotaz Adrenalin Freak

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    Do 6’+ guys all put risers on to be able to stand up? Also wondering if legs a little cramped while seated.

    I have access to one suddenly, so I’m trying to figure out if this will work. Thanks in advance.
  2. LC.Kevo

    LC.Kevo Adventurer

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    Many, but not all, are putting bar risers on. When you stand up with the stock bars you have to hunch over to reach them. Some are also putting on lower pegs if they have longer legs. I find the pegs fine myself, but YMMV. I'm right at 6' BTW.
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  3. Maxacceleration

    Maxacceleration Off the grid

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    Has anyone found, or had KTM supply a proper softback owners manual for the 390 Adv yet?

    Downloading a shitload of 8 1/2 x 11 for an owners manual is inexcusable (which I have done).

    You spend Thousands for a new bike, a softback owners manual is/should be a given.
    I like to stick my OM in a ziplock bag and bring it along. Especially with todays electronics, suspension settings etc.
  4. FloppyArmadillo

    FloppyArmadillo Adventurer

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    My dealer gave me a big fabric KTM portfolio thing with all sorts of paperwork and a physical owners manual. Weird that different dealers don't get those.
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  5. FloppyArmadillo

    FloppyArmadillo Adventurer

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    I'm 6'1 and no problems. Seated feels fine, a touch cramped but I hardly notice. Standing was awkward before bar risers, feels natural now
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  6. jep111

    jep111 Adventurer

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    Mine too! That said, I have both the OM and Service manual on my iPhone.
  7. Maxacceleration

    Maxacceleration Off the grid

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    I need to do that. I guess thats the 2021 way. Showing my old school put it on paper ways.
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  8. Unhingedlizard

    Unhingedlizard Long timer

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    Not alone there Max. I have the workshop manuals for both my bikes printed, laminated and in a ring binder!
  9. Maxacceleration

    Maxacceleration Off the grid

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    I have my owners manual printed in a 3 ring binder too. But it does not fit in my travel gear (obvious sarcasm).
    If KTM can't give an owner a simple owners manual and their shit goes to India and China, I am done with KTM.
    The 490 Adv twin better be good.
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  10. jep111

    jep111 Adventurer

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    KTM did include a printed OM. Apparently, your dealer did not think it was important to pass on to you. Perhaps you should find out why?
  11. mminob

    mminob MotoHolic

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    These Kenda Big Block Paver tires are on sale at Kenda Online Store at $ 40 bucks a piece so thought I would try them out and they work pretty good for the streets... They had older date codes 2018 ? and are a belted carcass , stiff sidewalls with a hard compound rubber... At 25 psi handles great on roads, 20 psi on dirt roads will help a little bit... really enjoying this sweet thumper :thumb IMG_20210727_113429272_HDR.jpg IMG_20210727_113444915_HDR.jpg
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  12. Maxacceleration

    Maxacceleration Off the grid

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    I bitched at my dealer for a week during my purchase (a year ago now) for a owners manual. They said an owner must go online and print one out (8 1/2 x 11 paper). My dealer actually did that for me.

    I'll drop my quest for a carry-able owners manual, and load it on my phone, should there be enough room on my phone.
  13. corbob

    corbob Adventurer Supporter

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    How do they do offroad, especially loose gravel and sand? Tires are making their way up the list and I want something that doesn't give up too much road performance.

    I was leaning toward the Mission Trailmax but they don't have this sweet price...
  14. LC.Kevo

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    I got the same from my dealer.
  15. LC.Kevo

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    Where did you end up finding the service manual? I’d love a PDF version but haven’t found one yet…
    Dealer would be happy to charge me for one I’m sure…
  16. bikemoto

    bikemoto Tyre critic

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    The phone version is the carry-able version. Not just the owners manual, but the parts books and service manual, and my service logs as well. For all the bikes. I rarely use paper versions of anything. The garage computer made the bookstand obsolete ten years ago.
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  17. Unhingedlizard

    Unhingedlizard Long timer

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    I have a tablet in the garage but nothing beats pulling a page out the book and carrying it to the bike for reference, dropping it, standing on it, dumping hot oil on it then wiping it down and putting it back in the binder.
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  18. bikemoto

    bikemoto Tyre critic

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    I’m not that careful. :-(

    I did used to print stuff out but that fell by the wayside as I got used to scrolling instead.
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  19. Lost Dutchman

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    + 1
  20. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    I just print the page I need from the electronic manual for that purpose. Good thing about it I can print another one the next time I do the job and I can still read the thing. :D
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