KTM 790 Adv accessories, Modifications and Upgrades

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

  1. slacker83

    slacker83 Been here awhile Supporter

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    I've been following it pretty, I like the idea of getting rid of the initial harshness that torque is working on but if I'm upgrading I want to have full adjust ability. So far only drop in cartridges or getting a complete R suspension seems to be the way to go at this moment.
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  2. Migolito

    Migolito Prognosticator and MotoYogi

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    I replaced my OEM Battery with a AntiGravity restart lithium. Problem is the bike keeps going dead after a couple days sitting. I'm getting parasitic draw off the Pos cable. Does anyone know what the draw is? Is this (dead battery)happening to anyone else?
  3. 1coolbanana

    1coolbanana Long timer

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    Either will do the job.
    You can use both at the same time if you really want :lol3
  4. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

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    Curious to see what answers you get. It finally dawned on me that the battery is sitting way up high and it could realistically be of value to get rid of that weight, so a lithium battery is coming soon.
  5. garageengineer

    garageengineer Adventurer

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    I have the same battery, no issues. Did you add any powered accessories?
  6. grace

    grace Long timer Supporter

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    is putting the "s" two-piece seat on a "r" a simple swap or does it require additional hardware?
    how does the height of of rider seat (closer to fuel tank) compare to the height of the "r" one-piece seat?
    is it possible to get the rider seat on the two-piece as tall as the one piece seat?
  7. turbofan790

    turbofan790 Been here awhile

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    I got 2300 miles out of the rear tire. Front is still going OK though I was really hard on it last weekend with a couple hundred miles of aggressive street riding, getting pretty significant knob taper. Even so, I believe 2 fronts to 1 rear is probably about right... so I ordered another set since they're on rebate. I really love these tires because of how nice they ride on the street (noisy but good grip.)

    No plans for suspension mods to the S. Originally thought I would, but it suits my off-road pace OK, and I really don't have interest in flying across the desert on a 400+ pound computerized adv bike. Getting hurt sucks, so the less-capable suspension is a good sign for me to slow down a bit if it's getting maxed out.

    Also, I have too many hobbies, and the race car build means no more expensive bike mods for a while.
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  8. Orfeas

    Orfeas Been here awhile

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    are you riding upright or seated?
  9. grace

    grace Long timer Supporter

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    best feature is the extra space it creates under the seat by getting rid of the snorkels.
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  10. Migolito

    Migolito Prognosticator and MotoYogi

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    Yup. I isolated each one (removed the fuse). I'm hoping its the battery.
  11. turbofan790

    turbofan790 Been here awhile

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    standing almost the whole video, elbows up. Sat down a few times for corners, pretty easy to tell when watching the video - if the windscreen is in the way, i'm seated. If it's not, i'm standing.
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  12. 1coolbanana

    1coolbanana Long timer

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    Can you measure the draw?
    Do you have a multimeter?
    That will immediately tell you if its the battery or the bike at fault

    @Migolito
    In response to your question about a guide through (gone now for some reason)

    Set up meter like this, disconnect positive battery lead.
    Connect one lead to the battery, the other lead to the positive cable.
    The draw should be between 3-10 milliamps with everything off

    [​IMG]
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  13. Beeners

    Beeners Adventurer

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    Yes. Easy swap
  14. BobcatSig

    BobcatSig Fresh Off The Couch Racing

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    Could be lots of things; weight to far forward, too much front brake, target fixation, arms locked, riding body... all this from a guy who is in tune just how I crash and the why behind it
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  15. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    You can adjust the pin height by moving the black plastic sleeve on the pin up or down. It's a press fit.
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  16. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

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    Not the TCM pin. The Scotts pin, yes.
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  17. MN rider

    MN rider Been here awhile Supporter

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    I din't see the camel support til now. I have the TCM one and I think the camel design looks stronger and is definitely lighter. The TCM kit is roughly twice as long where it attaches rearward, thus increasing the leverage and stress on the rear support bolts. The camel setup is supported by one rear bolt, but looks like it somewhat clamps around the headstock. There install video is scant on details so unsure. I do think the right way is with a u bolt setup like on the aftermarket nav towers, and the design by Martyred for the 1x90. They encapsulate the frame post and dint rely on the strength of the bolt alone like the other kits.
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  18. alonad

    alonad Been here awhile

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    Thx I'll change it
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  19. gbx2001

    gbx2001 Geophiz Supporter

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    There is comprehensive information on the 790 Adventure (including seat height and interchangeability) on 790Adventure.net, This website that has been thoughtfully compiled by Art, one of the inmates here.
    https://790adventure.net/farkles/seats/
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  20. grace

    grace Long timer Supporter

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    super! thank you much!