790 Adventure Decat/Tune Results

Discussion in 'Parallel World (790/890)' started by turbofan790, Nov 5, 2019.

  1. turbofan790

    turbofan790 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2019
    Oddometer:
    111
    Location:
    Southern California
    I will likely take it back when the intake comes out assuming I choose to install that. But if there is a protection mode you can bet I'll be able to tell without putting it on a dyno!
    #21
    Gaulin likes this.
  2. Gaulin

    Gaulin Orange (& Blue) Crush

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2004
    Oddometer:
    279
    Location:
    Manitoba, Canuckistan
    Good point. Especially if the correction made by the ecu as claimed by coober is as drastic as they say.

    Their dyno chart is quite different than the results you posted....
    68938017_704605459950776_4157278311006863360_n.png.jpg
    #22
  3. turbofan790

    turbofan790 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2019
    Oddometer:
    111
    Location:
    Southern California
    Yeah haven't felt anything like that. That would seem to be very apparent.

    Tempted to see if Chris wants to throw it on the Dyno again as it sits... Been running decat and presumed stock tune for about 150 miles...
    #23
  4. TrailTrauma

    TrailTrauma Nemophilist

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2012
    Oddometer:
    4,274
    Location:
    Ontario .. Superior
    What would have been nice is if you guys had sent it out the door with one of the optional POD-300 data loggers.
    #24
  5. turbofan790

    turbofan790 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2019
    Oddometer:
    111
    Location:
    Southern California
    $$. Didn't have the extra to do autotune and POD. We may do that in the future.
    #25
  6. Noyah

    Noyah poser

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2009
    Oddometer:
    832
    Location:
    Stockholm, Sweden
    If you Decat and use the stocker it actually sounds good enough

    #26
    Crusty the Clown and TrailTrauma like this.
  7. ramirin

    ramirin Ready to push

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2008
    Oddometer:
    233
    Location:
    FIN
    What is the max distance anyone has driven decat?

    Btw @turbofan790 do you have engine light always on w/ Sharon?
    #27
  8. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2005
    Oddometer:
    8,746
    Location:
    The Delta Ghetto, GA (aka PTC)
    Thanks @turbofan790 !
    These are great data points. Now that we know the decat is not a power killer with a tune, I’d like to get rid of mine, but I think the sound is going to be about right with the decat and stock muffler.
    #28
    TrailTrauma likes this.
  9. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2005
    Oddometer:
    8,746
    Location:
    The Delta Ghetto, GA (aka PTC)
  10. new2adv

    new2adv Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2018
    Oddometer:
    516
    Location:
    Victoria BC
    On the 1190 and 1290 there is a dongle (resistor) connected in place of the O2 sensor, this prevents the check engine light and also prevents the ECU from reverting to stock mapping. Any reason why the same couldn’t be done on the 790?
    #30
  11. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second... Super Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2007
    Oddometer:
    8,085
    Location:
    On the Ground Laughing
    Yes the new system will not respond to a static voltage being sent back... computer calls bs and throws a light
    #31
  12. turbofan790

    turbofan790 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2019
    Oddometer:
    111
    Location:
    Southern California
    Pulled the tank and unplugged the O2 sensors. Oops! Will try to put some miles on it through the coming weeks and report back.
    #32
    TrailTrauma likes this.
  13. Gaulin

    Gaulin Orange (& Blue) Crush

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2004
    Oddometer:
    279
    Location:
    Manitoba, Canuckistan
    Hey turbo,

    Any updates on your bike with the decat and tune ? Any sign of a 'protection mode' ?
    #33
  14. turbofan790

    turbofan790 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2019
    Oddometer:
    111
    Location:
    Southern California
    No sign at all of a protection mode, but have only run one full tank through it now, unfortunately haven't had time to ride it more than that. Bike performs flawlessly. Pulls strong, much smoother in the low RPMs and pulls longer up top. Very clean fueling. Less likely to flame out at low speeds. Very happy with the tune as far as performance goes.

    Jury is still out on fuel economy. This is my first tank that was almost all off-road, and I'm also getting much more comfortable with the bike off road so I rode more aggressively this time - lots of sliding. Lots and lots of powerslides... every corner... for several hours.

    Bike has 4062 miles on it. Overall average MPG is 47.2. This tank I only got 40 mpg. My worst tank ever when the bike was bone stock was 42.8 mpg, but was a completely different type of riding. Once I do a highway/backroads day with the tune I can speak to mileage much better, but I'll definitely be tracking it and reporting back.
    #34
  15. Orfeas

    Orfeas Adventurer

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2014
    Oddometer:
    76
    Guys is it safe to assume that KTM will not accept warranty if something happens to the bike running a power commander? If so maybe I should wait for the one year warranty to expire and install it then. Not sure I want I risk my warranty if something go wrong with the bike
    #35
  16. turbofan790

    turbofan790 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2019
    Oddometer:
    111
    Location:
    Southern California
    Probably a pretty safe assumption.

    Also, I don't know which country you live in, but in the US it's a 2 year warranty.
    #36
  17. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2005
    Oddometer:
    8,746
    Location:
    The Delta Ghetto, GA (aka PTC)
    Well, we already know they aren’t going to warranty it if your clutch grenades and takes out the motor. I say go for it.
    #37
    Orfeas likes this.
  18. windblown101

    windblown101 Long timer Supporter

    Joined:
    May 17, 2010
    Oddometer:
    5,293
    Location:
    Star Tannery, VA
    Two years on the S model. One year or 12k miles on the R model in the US. Mods void warranty to systems related to it. A fuel mod would likely void anything to do with the combustion chamber and exhaust at a minimum.
    #38
    TrailTrauma likes this.
  19. Toddv

    Toddv Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2013
    Oddometer:
    862
    Location:
    SC
    I'm sure they would if the knew you had one on it, there are also laws on the books in the US that prevent them from voiding the entire warranty for something you modded that was unrelated to the failure. Say if your fork seal starts leaking, they can't refuse warranty because you have a custom tune etc...

    KTM does probably have a deal worked out so the Akra doesn't void warranty since it's a dealer approved exhaust, some of the others they could probably refuse. Most manufacturers have similar deals on exhausts including canned tunes that go along with those exhaust systems.
    #39
  20. braaap!

    braaap! Long timer Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2005
    Oddometer:
    4,187
    Location:
    Here and There
    #40
    TrailTrauma likes this.