KTM 790 Adv accessories, Modifications and Upgrades

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

  1. TrailTrauma

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    Man.. heavy metal skid plate, buggy aux lighting, hefty hand guards, large gps, tail rack and a monstrous can? Who's bike is that and what did they do with the real @Nowwhat 's whip?? :photog
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  3. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second... Super Supporter

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    Lights got lighter...can got shorter...things like taillights started falling off
  4. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

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    That's the view from your garage???
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  5. slider162

    slider162 Been here awhile

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    chippertheripper motorcycle junkie Supporter

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    A bunch of people here have had at it with drills and dremels
  7. Tigerkf

    Tigerkf Been here awhile

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    I modified my sprocket cover in a similar way and added opposing triangle patterns on the bottom so dirt would have and exit.
  8. slider162

    slider162 Been here awhile

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    Okay, sprocket cover is done.

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    So is the Reckless 80 install.

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    Fusion 360 designed and 3D printed parts used.

    Strap tie downs bolted to the back of the passenger footpegs (improved design).

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    Or Orange (Not KTM Orange, but I thought it would be fun anyway.):

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    I know these are rackless bags, but I wanted something to support the left side.

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    Big chunk of 300mm x150mm carbon fiber to get me some more room.

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  9. chippertheripper

    chippertheripper motorcycle junkie Supporter

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    I was totally under the impression that 3D printed parts were not to be trusted, that they were too brittle or whatever due to their nature.
    Color me surprised.
  10. Dan D.

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    You should move your reckless kit further back...


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  11. slider162

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    For the most part, you are correct. It depends on the material used and how it is printed. The black is PETG and the orange is ABS. I wouldn't trust PLA and I would try nylon if I had some. These are almost solid plastic with 7 perimeters and 30% infill. I am taking a calculated risk by using them as a rackless tie down. I don't think the load will be too great used in this manner. I certainly wouldn't trust them to tie down to a trailer for towing.
  12. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

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    I remember when carbon fiber was new and people didn’t want to trust it vs a metal part. The engineers said “When you look at how orderly the carbon structures are under a microscope, and then do the same with steel, you’d never trust steel.”
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    chippertheripper motorcycle junkie Supporter

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    youre really speaking a language I don’t understand. I’ll just go ahead and take your word for it.
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    windblown101 Long timer Supporter

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    My problem with carbon for some uses isn't a lack of strength. It's the rather spectacular way it fails if it fails and the resulting carbon shards. A lot easier to find and pick bits of metal out of ones body compared to carbon.
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    Ya know, I could probably get another Reckless 80 on there now and have enough room to go around the block.
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    Ha! I was going to say something .. thinking I'd never .. ever .. seen an R80 so far back. Usually on the seat, I thought.
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    Why so far back? Thinking of weight distribution your installation looks absolutely terrifying. And I am not surprised that there is not enough lateral support for the bags if you basically mount them behind the rear lights and the license plate. :arg
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    Not my cross country touring single track setup. This is just the two-up "it is nice out, let's go for a ride" and have somewhere to put the leftovers on the way back home setup with a bonus sissy bar/bag.
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  19. slowkiwi

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    yeah, it would make 6th gear wheelies even easier, and allow for up to 2 passengers....
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  20. slider162

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    I guess when I started out, I didn't see anything different than a pannier setup. Nobody seems to take issue with the hard cases.

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