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

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

  1. SCPancho

    SCPancho Old farts riding club. Supporter

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    Excellent! Good packing job also.
  2. c-m

    c-m Long timer

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    They've probably only sold 2 copies of the frames though. Do a poll here and of those who have frames see how many have givi. I bet it's probably tiny.
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  3. chippertheripper

    chippertheripper motorcycle junkie Supporter

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    Thrash testing new boingers.
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  5. chippertheripper

    chippertheripper motorcycle junkie Supporter

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    Very.
    I found the limits of my fitness trying to hustle the big girl through the tight stuff long before I found the bottom of that 280mm. I did find it eventually on a whoop face with a 6” diameter root running across it square edge style, but I had dialed it back a couple notches after I was breathing through my eyelids with instant arm pump.
    So far so good. I still have a little more work to do feeling it out, but I think I can move pretty swiftly on this stuff once I settle in and get used to it.
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  6. TrailTrauma

    TrailTrauma Nemophilist Supporter

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    You da man!
  7. markgrolex

    markgrolex Been here awhile

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  8. Dan D.

    Dan D. Long timer

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    He drank the George juice
  9. chippertheripper

    chippertheripper motorcycle junkie Supporter

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    Sprung, valved, and stretched the stock stuff as reasonably priced as possible (read: without too much custom machining)


    I will elaborate when I come to a final conclusion. (After a couple more rides)
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  10. Fathead890R

    Fathead890R Adventurer

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    Mistakes were made.... I had an ambitious day of poor decisions and I forgot my ropes kit.

    I need to work on my throttle finesse. PXL_20210404_165951566.jpg PXL_20210404_193727917.jpg PXL_20210404_221627274.jpg
  11. windblown101

    windblown101 Long timer Supporter

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    That's sig line material right there.
  12. a.c.e.

    a.c.e. U Mud, Bro?

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    As long as the day ends in "having a beer while looking at what you did to your bike", it was a good day :beer
  13. bikemoto

    bikemoto Tyre critic

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    I’ve noticed it. I don’t think it’s a problem at all. I bought a luggage rack, not a roll cage for the rear of the bike. It doesn’t matter to me if the exhaust gets dinged because the rack isn’t there, or because the rack flexed in to it.

    The cross brace connection is the same as the other 3 mount points. It’s no less solid.

    Given that many hard pannier systems now allow synchronised movement of the bags to reduce headshake, it could even be a deliberate design decision.

    I’m far more concerned that they sit low enough to drag the bags on the ground when cornering only moderately keenly.
  14. imzolo

    imzolo Been here awhile

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    Hi bikemoto. Thanks for your reply and confirming the flex. That's really good to know someone else is seeing it.

    Best,

    Zolo
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    Crazysheep Adventurer

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    My second day off-road and my first sweats and fears in a mud trail to cross it.
    Riding alone these days stops me for going farther. :(

    Maybe some day I can finish the 1000km break in period...

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  16. windblown101

    windblown101 Long timer Supporter

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    Nice! Riding in mud with Karoos is enough to make most mortals break into a sweat. They scared me anyway.
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    offworlder Been here awhile

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  18. Dan D.

    Dan D. Long timer

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    Got tired of my pants getting eaten...

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  19. chippertheripper

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    Why is the shifter rod nutz tightened against the ends instead of the turntable part in the middle?
  20. Dan D.

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    It works the same way.