390 Adventure owners thread

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

  1. XPatriot

    XPatriot Charges have been dropped

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    Love this bike!

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    Out exploring and found the famous ‘3 river crossing road’ near the Susquehanna River. (Only 2 pictured). The road and crossings were so much fun I did them 3 times.
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  2. The First Heretic

    The First Heretic .

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    Those aluminum bars look like Barkbusters. Are you able to remove those in case the Oxford heated grips go bad?
  3. XPatriot

    XPatriot Charges have been dropped

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    Purchased thru my local KTM dealer. Came packaged as KTM but yes, look very much like Barkbusters. Very easy to remove.
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  4. bikemoto

    bikemoto Tyre critic

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    They are Barkbusters, but with KTM-exclusive plastics. Beware the fatbar clamps don’t hold the narrower 390 bar properly: see how your clamps are metal-to-metal? You need to either get the standard bar clamp part from Barkbusters, or shim those with metal. You can put the rubber pieces inside the clamps but they’ll never hold with the same strength, and I don’t expect they will hold long term.

    Preferably push back on KTM to fix it. Barkbusters are frustrated that KTM are aware of it but not changing the kit to suit.

    I would recommend people get the genuine Barkbusters with the correct fitting kit, rather than the PP kit. Cheaper, too.
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  5. Carlito

    Carlito Calgary rider

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    The specific BarkBusters part number for the 390 adventure stock handlebar is BHG-084. It fits the VPS and Jet plastics. Maybe the Storm as well, not sure. It was the only aftermarket one I found with a guaranteed fit.

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  6. Carlito

    Carlito Calgary rider

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    There’s probably other ones that fit or you can make work. But I just chose to go this way because less hassle and going on Barkbusters website they show the guards fitted up specifically on The 390 Adventure.
    I like when an aftermarket company takes the trouble to ensure model specific compatibility.
    I or the Jet plastics because that was the only one available at the time from the place I was ordering from. If I could have gone with the VPS plastics I would have as I think they offer more protection and block the wind better.
  7. joylesshusband

    joylesshusband Adventurer

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    BHG-084 fits the Storms as well. Had them on for the last 5000 miles.
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  8. Carlito

    Carlito Calgary rider

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    BTW, I like the stonework around the garage.
  9. LC.Kevo

    LC.Kevo Adventurer

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    Same backbones for the storms as well.
  10. Unhingedlizard

    Unhingedlizard Long timer

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    Jets, storms, and blizzards all fit the same backbone. Which is super strong. My most recent accident on my 950 is the second big hit the right hand side one had and its still barely scratched.
  11. Carlito

    Carlito Calgary rider

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    These ones for the 390 ADV seem pretty tough and for the riding I intend on doing they should be plenty robust.
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  12. bikemoto

    bikemoto Tyre critic

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    Yes that's the one they recommend. I've used the VPS plastics on my 200EXC, I like them. The little extensions are noticeable on cold or wet rides (race & ride "season" is anything other than summer, due to fire risk).

    To get just the correct clamps to fix the PP kit, order 2x MFC-22: https://barkbusters.net/products/replacement-parts/replacement-part-r-mfc-22/.

    After @Unhingedlizard's comments, we got the Storm plastics for Shar's 390. Summer it'll run the KTM plastics and OE short screen; winter the Storm plastics and 790 Tall screen.
  13. bikemoto

    bikemoto Tyre critic

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    Yup, a riding colleague’s wife has a side business doing cakes that are a work of art (nearly got him on a 390, too). It’s just made from icing, skilled/laborious work. It was way more realistic than I expected.

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  14. Unhingedlizard

    Unhingedlizard Long timer

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    Jets for summer, blizzards for winter and storms for in between is my ideal. The blizzards and heated grips mean I can run lightweight summer gloves all year round.

    Thats the theory. The reality is my gf keeps stealing the blizzards
  15. Unhingedlizard

    Unhingedlizard Long timer

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    Simply blown away by this. I used to decorate cakes for cash in my 20s and this is just next level
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  16. goochman

    goochman Adventurer

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    What kind of fancy lift are you using. My cheapo worked fine for Strom but too wide and not adjustable for 390.
  17. HLR4

    HLR4 Been here awhile

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    has anyone outside of India gotten the 1v11 firmware already?
  18. Lost Dutchman

    Lost Dutchman Adventurer Supporter

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    Has anyone fitting the PowerTronic also have the Mc cruise installed? And if so any issues with fitment or function?
  19. Force0321

    Force0321 Dirty Pirate Supporter

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    Finished the PowerTronic install yesterday.
    Bike definitely pulls harder now in both map 1 and 2.
    I really couldn’t tell a difference in the 2 preloaded maps.
    Finally broke the 600 mile mark! Service light came on at exactly 600 miles.
    Whole new bike with the rev limiter extended!
    Heading out to the shop now to do the 1st service.
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  20. joylesshusband

    joylesshusband Adventurer

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