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

  1. David_Moen

    David_Moen Long timer Supporter

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  2. new2adv

    new2adv Converting gas into wheelies since 1974

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    Squamish
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  3. David_Moen

    David_Moen Long timer Supporter

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    Cool! On an 890, that's rideable from here :D
  4. muddy

    muddy Been here awhile

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    Like the no ATV trail marker, wish things were like that in Vermont......
  5. offworlder

    offworlder Been here awhile

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    Happy to play tour guide any time!
  6. David_Moen

    David_Moen Long timer Supporter

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    Well it's a trail virgin no more!

    I got our for a quick run up the mountain yesterday afternoon with @DCGH yesterday. Holy cow this bike is better of road than it has any right to be! 20210411_171930.jpg
  7. MaicoBreako

    MaicoBreako Adventurer

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    Lark Canyon. 890 chugs along in 1st through the technical sections nicely.
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  8. cbig

    cbig Rift- Raft, SCooter Trash

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    Yeah, they're pretty good. Since there's some t7 chatter here, here's a pic of my buddy's t700 and my 790r along the Pitt River, CA . We were messing around between Burney and Shasta. I like the t700, but love the 790r. It just fits me better.

    Curious to me, my buddy after buying this and riding it in dirt decided adv bikes are NOT for him. Too heavy in dirt, he says. He's I'd say a gifted ktm 450 dirt rider. Too bad. He'll ride his 450 with big tank on any long rides. He feels light is right off road and isn't concerned about miles on the 450. (He rebuilt it once) T700 only used now for commute, which he says it excels. 20201021_150744.jpg 20201022_202132.jpg 20201019_135540.jpg
  9. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly Supporter

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    The NF roads snow - free over that way? 3 weeks ago they were all still snowed shut.
  10. cbig

    cbig Rift- Raft, SCooter Trash

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    Can't help with weather there except in a cursory way. That was a fall color tour.

    Fwiw I cruised up the 5 to Tumwater and Bremerton areas two weeks ago to do some camping and visiting. The Yreka areas, McCloud and Shasta seemed free of snow, mud below 4, 5 thousand feet. Came back via 5 to 199 and down 101 a week later. Explored the Redwoods. No snow in the Oregon passes either tho visible higher up. Came back 4 days ago via 101 to 36. No snow.
  11. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly Supporter

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    Hmm. 3 weeks ago on my motorcycle trip over there, the main roads in the Shasta area were snow free, but almost every dirt NF road was still snowed shut. We actually damn near got stuck 4 weeks ago on the Pittville Rd off 44 in a 4wd and that's kind of a "main" dirt road... had to backtrack. Guess I'll call the ranger stations for current NF intel. Saw the pic of you on a dirt road and hoped they were all that clear!
  12. cbig

    cbig Rift- Raft, SCooter Trash

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    Sorry man, let us know how it goesI'd post photos of my trip but I took the old skool xr650r because I didn't know how tuff things would get in WA. Had hopes to go to Gifford Pinchot .
  13. darkstar1269

    darkstar1269 Adventurer

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    Weekend up in parts of SE Utah, 1000 miles total from PHX round trip, about 275 miles off the pavement, 550 of the pavement was getting up and back to the dirt spots. This was the first multi-day trip on the bike (plenty of single day adventures), which now has 3600 miles, of which the mix is probably 30/70 off/on road. Could not be happier with the decision to buy this bike. Checks all my boxes. If anyone is debating a dampener, of all the things I have added to this bike (and I appreciate them all), the best investment was the Scotts in conjunction with new bars with less sweep...hands down a real game changer for me - Thank you TripleClamp.
    https://www.tripleclampmoto.com/products/tripleclamp-moto-steering-damper-for-ktm-790-890-adventure
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  14. stou

    stou Been here awhile

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    Spring training. Who said the S model is not good off road ;-)

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  15. Hoologan

    Hoologan Been here awhile Supporter

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    I've had the bike for three weekends (four days of riding), but have already put 1679 miles on the clock and burned through the rear tire. This thing is absolutely brilliant on road and off! Even in the sweeping turns where my 990 was never comfortable, this bike just eats it up. Very impressed!

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  16. marchyman

    marchyman barely informed Supporter

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    :lol2 I had no clue there was a Kill Switch warning. I usually kill the engine by dropping the side stand with the bike in gear.
  17. Dan D.

    Dan D. Long timer

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    You will change that eventually, once it happens to you in motion.

    I'm a key guy... Never mess with the switch either.
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  18. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly Supporter

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    Damn I got 2800 miles on the rear tire and thought that was bad! Although when I replaced it today the middle blocks were literally flat with the carcass so maybe I ran it a bit too long! I'm just so damn cheap.
  19. windblown101

    windblown101 Long timer Supporter

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    TKCs are notoriously short lived. Their soft rubber makes for a pretty sticky tire but it disappears quickly.
  20. imzolo

    imzolo Been here awhile

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    kman311, all,

    My brother-in-law mounted Givi's racks (PLOR7710CAM) on his 890 R and they flex horribly at the rear due to the flimsy, single-bolt (each side) connection to the rear crossbrace. Like, totally unacceptable flex. There's no doubt the rack would make contact with the exhaust in a down.

    He contacted Givi USA, they sent him a replacement rear crossbrace and quarter-turn bolts. Same issue, lots of flex at the rear. Now Givi USA is punting to R&D at Givi Italy. I'm having a hard time believing my brother-in-law is the first to notice this problem such that it has to be flagged to Givi's R&D team, especially as this particular rack has been in production for nearly two years, now (same model for the 790 Adventure). I feel terrible because I vociferously recommended Givi to him as a long-term, happy Givi customer. All my Givi racks have been, and still are, BOMBER solid, but I can attest the design on this bike's rack seems to be completely sub-par. That rear crossbrace needs to be fixed mounted at least, and preferably with two bolts on each side, given the forward-design of the other mount points relative to the rack hoops.

    Can anyone here speak to their own experience with this rack? Are you seeing the flex?

    Thanks in advance,

    Zolo