Aussie KTM 790 Duke/Adventure Owners Thread - Club Leg-humpers

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Bluetonguejak, Jan 22, 2019.

  1. braaap!

    braaap! Long timer Supporter

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    Damn! I left sunny but windy Melb on Sat, wind abated once over the divide.... Forecast was for clear and sunny, not arctic bloody freezing overnight!
    Get to Dargo! Excuses and servitude to WifeSilla can follow on. You deserve an outing (whisky by the fires)

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  2. braaap!

    braaap! Long timer Supporter

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    50 x 790RR units destined for Oz... So a little 'KTM' birdie tells me. Still no ETA nor info on price as yet, but they are coming :)

    Might even be here before the T7 Game Changer.

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  3. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    Hi braaap! Your "Club Leg" t-shirts have arrived too... :deal

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    :smooch :wave :thumbup
  4. braaap!

    braaap! Long timer Supporter

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    ^ do they have them in extra small?..
  5. LivingdeadCamo

    LivingdeadCamo Long timer

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    They're shirts, not franga's.
  6. KTMatt

    KTMatt Long timer

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    I was talking to sales rep the other day at the Adv demo day and he said we are getting them but still didn't know how many , when or how much. But what I do know is that the XPLOR PRO suspension is really good. Got to ride a 790 with it fitted and you can really ride the bike and push it hard through the rough stuff which is what I want. Even though the bike wasn't set up for my height or weight (120kg) I could push it a lot harder and faster through the rough stuff than the other 790 , 1090 I rode and my 1290. This one was set up at 240mm travel so the Rally should be even better with 270mm and set up properly .
    Now to just find t he $$$$$
  7. Andrew2

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    :photog
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  8. Redback

    Redback Average aussie bloke

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    Buying a couple are ya??
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  9. Andrew2

    Andrew2 Long timer

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    Of what, franga's?.
    I've heard about you and if you think you're getting lucky this weekend you're looking at the wrong bloke:nono. Not all KTM owners are that way inclined fella....oh, me and Vanessa aren't going to have to pick your bike up again this weekend are we??:hmmmmm:lol3.
  10. Redback

    Redback Average aussie bloke

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    I hope not, made up your mind where too yet:dunno
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  11. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    Shots fired...!!! :eekers :lol3 ... ... or not ? :dunno

    (is that what the franga's are for LdC...? :rofl)
  12. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    So you can’t ride the normal one hard ?

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  13. braaap!

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    @LivingdeadCamo

    I take 'extra small' in everything... So it seems that You and I are a perfect match :feelgood




    PM me. PM Now.
  14. KTMatt

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    I found the standard suspension a little harsh on the small stuff and rocky bits, but being as it's not set up for my weight and it sits to far into the stroke due to my weight that could account for that . On the larger hits and jumps it was fine and I found it the same on the two standard bikes that I rode, it was the opposite for the 1090 which was nice on the small stuff yet bottemed out easier on the bigger hits.

    The PRO suspension just felt a lot plusher on the small stuff and yet took the big hits really well and just felt nicer and more confident. As a result you could rider it harder and faster easier .
  15. braaap!

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    The 790R suspension out of the crate is stiff sure, but beds in after a time to be super plush and responsive!
    Amazing even.
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  16. davorallyfan

    davorallyfan Commonist

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    Yep - I am 6.5 K in on the 790 - lots of love.
    Mine is dribbling a bit - a thermostat fix next week
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  17. KTMatt

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    That's the problem with demo bikes , both had less than 1000ks and one only had around 250ks on it.
    I'm sure if I had one and set it up to my weight it'd be just fine but I'm getting to old to settle for really good ..... I want the really really good stuff :lol3
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  18. braaap!

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    Well Matt, the 790RR, by all (hyped marketting) reports should be a good one... A bit like the HP2 Enduro / 950 SE...
    It too will need kms to bed in with personal finetuning following - We will probably need to sell off a kidney to afford it but. :nod
  19. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    I'd dearly like one of these bikes. I can't afford it now I'm retired, and truth be told I'm a bit too old to do one justice any more. Luckily my 640 still works.

    Keep the love coming....:lurk
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  20. braaap!

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    @GodSilla I might be up your way in the next couple of months... You'd be welcome to have a squirt :)