790/890 Adventure / R / Rally owners, show yours!

Discussion in 'Parallel World (790/890)' started by a.c.e., Apr 17, 2019.

  1. rick danger

    rick danger The further adventures of

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    Dont I know it.
  2. chippertheripper

    chippertheripper motorcycle junkie Supporter

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  3. 9.5isCanadian

    9.5isCanadian "Missing a few pieces." Supporter

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    Today my buddy and I found some semi melted dirt to ride.
    Balmy plus 4 degrees C it was.

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  4. Woodyxr

    Woodyxr WoodyXR Supporter

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    Beautiful day for a ride and a prescribed burn in sunny South Carolina. Near 80 degrees today.
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  5. Chivvalry

    Chivvalry Been here awhile

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    First break in cruise... what a great bike but 117516EC-347D-4FBF-BA3C-60D56936197A.jpeg she’s soooo tall. I might need new springs.
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  6. Dan D.

    Dan D. Long timer

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    Do you have two kick stands?
  7. Chivvalry

    Chivvalry Been here awhile

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    Center stand... dealer installed...
  8. Dan D.

    Dan D. Long timer

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    Copy that.

    Bike looks great!
  9. David_Moen

    David_Moen Long timer Supporter

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    Ha! Ol' Eagle Eye strikes again! :rofl
  10. HoreZ

    HoreZ The Kid

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    Hard work...
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  11. Pipeman

    Pipeman Been here awhile Supporter

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    I am such a loser....no way I would try that even on my fe350s.
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  12. windblown101

    windblown101 Long timer Supporter

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    I look at that and think. "I'm gonna need a crane or a few strong friends."
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  13. Pipeman

    Pipeman Been here awhile Supporter

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    Yep and a helicopter
  14. TrailTrauma

    TrailTrauma Nemophilist Supporter

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    I look at it and think, drop that bike as gingerly as you like and one side of the radiator is caving...been there. Part of it isn't about the speed at which the bike heads to the ground, it's about one of those rocks being in the right place, and the fat bike's weight being held up to a degree by that rock/radiator (below the plastic) contact point. A decent amount of PSI I guess. I wouldn't expect anything less really.
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  15. asphaltsurfer1

    asphaltsurfer1 CatManDew

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    Actually dropped my 890r hard enough on the left to crack the OEM plastic tank cover and bend up the turkey pan skid plate. It was hard pack clay and maybe 20mph. I was concerned about the radiator too but the top spoiler, they call it, and inner fairing took the hit it seems deforming and cracking but protected the radiator. A harder impact on the street might be worse or your, aforementioned well placed rock could certainly cause catastrophic damage. The thought the tank protector and skid plate would have held up better. Replaced them either EXP adding rubber bumpers between the tank and skid flaps for a bit more shock absorbing. I’m too old to try rocks like that picture to see what would happen. I’ve already had the helicopter ride and don’t want another one.

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  16. fbga

    fbga Been here awhile

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    What’s the source for the “ktm” tank decals?
  17. asphaltsurfer1

    asphaltsurfer1 CatManDew

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    Part of Terratek Redbull decal set. Waiting for a new left spoiler (the one that got tweeted) before putting the Redbulls back one. The material is thick and same the spoiler from a lot of scratches. Above the KTM are Redbull in letters. The next round I may leave those off.

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  18. Ninjafreak

    Ninjafreak Been here awhile

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    How’s that Airflow screen working for ya?
  19. windblown101

    windblown101 Long timer Supporter

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    Mostly luck of the draw in my experience. Drop any heavy bike into a rock pile you run the risk of something sharp and pointy finding a soft spot. Well, unless you're running solid armor plating that would make a tank blush with envy.

    I've tossed bikes into rock piles that I thought for sure would break something, yet the bike was fine. For some odd reason it's the seemly random less hazardous drops that manage to tag something.

    Speaking of radiators. After managing to tag mine twice on seperate occasions in roughly the same place (without it leaking) I took pity on it and replaced it. I've probably cursed myself. I'm keeping the old one on the shelf as back up. :)

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  20. Ninjafreak

    Ninjafreak Been here awhile

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    The best adventure bike bar none for us short people! Just need some better dirt tires!

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