KTM 790 Adv accessories, Modifications and Upgrades

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Migolito, Feb 5, 2019.

  1. Migolito

    Migolito Long timer

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2011
    Oddometer:
    1,848
    Location:
    S-Cal
    Please use this thread to post up Accessories, parts, modifications that fit/or are made for the KTM790Adv/R bikes.
    #1
  2. Pablo Mac

    Pablo Mac Been here awhile

    Joined:
    May 29, 2008
    Oddometer:
    363
    Location:
    Willamette Valley, Oregon
    I think the common spelling is "farkles," in case you want people to be able to find this thread in a search.
    #2
    Deadly99 likes this.
  3. BMgreenmt

    BMgreenmt Long timer

    Joined:
    May 3, 2014
    Oddometer:
    1,396
    Location:
    Vermont
    Farkel........:scratch:loco
    #3
  4. odontek

    odontek Adventurer

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2009
    Oddometer:
    37
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    :-):-):-)[​IMG]
    #4
  5. phixmup

    phixmup ride'n 2 live Super Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2004
    Oddometer:
    3,826
    Location:
    the garage
    Sorry, but there called disco biscuits!
    #5
    NextAdventre and more koolaid like this.
  6. ThirdUncle

    ThirdUncle More will than skill

    Joined:
    May 11, 2010
    Oddometer:
    433
    Location:
    Toronto
    That word is illegal now. From this day forward use mods, upgrades, fixes, embetterments, deshitifications, badasserization, fuckyouicizing, etc.
    #6
    enduro16, Barekat, nk14zp and 2 others like this.
  7. AdamM001

    AdamM001 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2015
    Oddometer:
    171
    Location:
    Texas (by way of Norway and Nova Scotia, Canada)
    Wow.. this thread is off to as good a start as it’s “parent”...
    :D

    Love the idea, though! This will be much better than searching through 800+ pages of discussions on weight and country of manufacture!! :D

    Kudos!!


    First Q I want to see verified:

    KTM factory heated handgrips:
    1) integrated into TFT controls (a-la 1190), or;
    2) require separate controller as with 790 Duke??
    #7
    Migolito likes this.
  8. sonic reducer

    sonic reducer Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2007
    Oddometer:
    553
    Location:
    SeaTac WA
    Source for cheap replacement fuel pumps?
    #8
  9. Migolito

    Migolito Long timer

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2011
    Oddometer:
    1,848
    Location:
    S-Cal
  10. braaap!

    braaap! Long timer Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2005
    Oddometer:
    3,645
    Location:
    Here and There
    Re: luggage... The lord said... Kreiga.

    Bang for buck and as an integrated system can’t be beat by many. Sure the buckles can be little fiddly but unless you’re in the middle of muddy Siberia they perform, crash well and are totally water / dust proof!

    No commercial affiliation either!
    #10
    amanlikemike and amschnellsten like this.
  11. TrailTrauma

    TrailTrauma Radioactive Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2012
    Oddometer:
    3,263
    Location:
    Ontario .. Superior
    I own the Kriega hydration bag, 20L, fender bag and cube but for my 790 luggage I'm going Mosko Moto Reckless 80L.
    #11
  12. davorallyfan

    davorallyfan Commonist

    Joined:
    May 2, 2005
    Oddometer:
    18,297
    Location:
    Capitalist
    Perhaps just pannier racks and a tank bag for starters.
    #12
  13. a.c.e.

    a.c.e. U Mud, Bro?

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2018
    Oddometer:
    216
    Location:
    Germany
    2.
    #13
  14. AdamM001

    AdamM001 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2015
    Oddometer:
    171
    Location:
    Texas (by way of Norway and Nova Scotia, Canada)

    :( confirmed (Or speculation?)

    Thanks!
    - if 2; under-grip element kit it is!
    #14
  15. tomdubz

    tomdubz getting there Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,178
    Location:
    4 Cornerstan
    Eyeballs
    #15
  16. a.c.e.

    a.c.e. U Mud, Bro?

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2018
    Oddometer:
    216
    Location:
    Germany
    #16
    cwk likes this.
  17. windblown101

    windblown101 Long timer

    Joined:
    May 17, 2010
    Oddometer:
    4,728
    Location:
    Star Tannery, VA
    Awesome! I've used KTM heated grips on three bikes and much prefer the discrete control over the menu driven system I had on my 1190R.

    No menu driven heated grips and a real ignition key. Good stuff.
    #17
  18. AdamM001

    AdamM001 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2015
    Oddometer:
    171
    Location:
    Texas (by way of Norway and Nova Scotia, Canada)
    .. I dunno - I just much prefer the ability to choose whatever grips I like - and use a heating “element” kit - if it’s a separate controller, anyway...
    - are there any particular benefits to the KTM-branded add-on set, then? (If not hard-wired into the main controls?)
    And I’m asking honestly. (@tomdubz; feel free to lend more than just your ‘eyeballs’ here. :) ).

    Because otherwise: aren’t the KTM PP ones thicker than standard; and a less aggressive /more street/less off-road suitable grip than say: a dual-compound half-waffle?
    #18
  19. windblown101

    windblown101 Long timer

    Joined:
    May 17, 2010
    Oddometer:
    4,728
    Location:
    Star Tannery, VA
    All good points! I was focusing on the the differences between the two KTM types and prefer the controls readily available versus embedded in the menu system. Though as you mentioned grips with the heating elements embedded in them (I've ridden with 4 different brands) were all thicker and harder than a dirt bike style grip.

    I've got XXL hands so the extra diameter doesn't bother me but at times it would have been nice if they were softer and had a more textured surface. Sadly the two brands of wrap type heating elements I've tried offered very weak heat even on max. Maybe I just haven't tried the right ones.
    #19
  20. 06Z

    06Z Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2008
    Oddometer:
    690
    Location:
    Temecula, California
    I have the KTM heated grips on my 1290 SAR and they are very small. I added a thin grip buddy and they're perfect now. On my favorites menu, all you do is push the down arrow and you can adjust the temperature. They work great. I wish they would be integrated into the tft on the 790 but I'm sure as a cost saving they decided not to. I will install them on the 790.
    #20