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KTM 790 Adv accessories, Modifications and Upgrades

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

  1. CaseyB

    CaseyB Adventually Supporter

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    One possible scenario is you snap your key off at the most inopportune time.

    I saw it happen on a roaming rally trip, we were wayyyy the frick out there in Canada and a guy snapped it off at the gas station. They ended up hot wiring it and all was well but there also happen to be 10 or so knowledgeable gear heads at said gas station.
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  2. Thumper Dumper

    Thumper Dumper Been here awhile

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  3. TrailTrauma

    TrailTrauma Nemophilist

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  4. Brilloman

    Brilloman Been here awhile

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    I like the AS3 but I wish it had the OE holes for the crap flap drilled in it. I don’t understand why they wouldn’t put them on it. My current set up is stock skid plate with the Touratech skid plate reinforcement and the Coober crap flap. It held up well on a rocky ride this past weekend at Cat Lake up in Squamish. I heard lots of big sharp rocks banging off it but did not suffer any dents or dings.
  5. Migolito

    Migolito Prognosticator and MotoYogi

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    Kinda related: Butler Map Sale labor day. For those in the USA who have used Butler Maps, you know the quality. For those who are planning on coming to the USA...check them out.
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  6. Migolito

    Migolito Prognosticator and MotoYogi

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    Who doesn'y carry a spare key on a vehicle that takes a key to start...?
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  7. chippertheripper

    chippertheripper motorcycle junkie Supporter

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    Everybody.
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  8. interactive3

    interactive3 Been here awhile

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    35 years of riding without a spare key. Perhaps I should play the lottery.
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  9. Migolito

    Migolito Prognosticator and MotoYogi

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    Ok then: I was hunting in Colorado and sleeping/camping in my truck. I crawled into the back of my truck shell to go to sleep, however, it was just too cold. So, I decided to start the truck and open the window between the cab and the shell to allow the hot air through. So, I start the truck and close the door, locking the cab, and crawled into the camper shell to open the pass-through window...it was also locked! 20 something degrees outside convinced me to break a windown to open the cab. I carry an extra key now!
  10. chippertheripper

    chippertheripper motorcycle junkie Supporter

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    My bumot panniers showed up today.
    I only had a sec to look at one of the boxes, and they’re legit. I won’t have time to get them installed until a week or so from now, so I’m sure someone else will have pics up here before me.
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  11. K.T.Emsdorf

    K.T.Emsdorf Adventurer

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    I bought the rubber KTM key fob from their website (among other things). It makes the key more noticable but is not obtrusively large.
    Has anyone found a center stand for their S? SW Motech is supposed to have one in September for around $250. I would like to know more about what centerstands as opposed to paddock stands. What is better ?
  12. TrailTrauma

    TrailTrauma Nemophilist

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    Paddock stands happen at home .. flats do not ;)
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  13. blt4bja

    blt4bja Been here awhile

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    KTM has a seat in the hard parts catalog that I’ve tested on a Baja ride, it was perfect. It was more like a dirt bike seat without the major dip in it. Rumor has it they are in Ohio and should ship out soon.
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  14. fastcash

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    Iv'e used many Happy Trails products, all have worked well. Thinking about it, I put on over 60,000 miles on their panniers
    with no failures. They build simple, sturdy and easy to use panniers and racks. I use the boxes on the street (commuting) and
    the racks with soft bags for trail use. The racks are easy to mount the soft bags and keep the bags off the body/exhaust.
    They build multiple size cases to fit any need.

    The fact that their Pannier kits are on sell make this a no-brainer for me.

    Cheers
  15. Smashy

    Smashy Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the info fastcash, if you do end up buying it I would be interested in seeing some pics of them on the bike. I am looking for hard luggage too but I'm taking my time as I don't plan any big trips until next summer.
  16. dzrtracin

    dzrtracin возьми

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    Ditto
    That's just a foolish mistake on your part, you didn't lose it, lol!
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  17. Smashy

    Smashy Been here awhile

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  18. NHktmRider

    NHktmRider Adventurer

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    Interested to get a review. I’m leaning towards the bumot soft setup
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  19. spartanman

    spartanman regret minimizer

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    I'm not sure how rocks banging off the OEM plate tests the TT stiffener. I think the result would be the same with or without the TT part. I'd be interested how it held up if you beached it on a rock or skidded over a fallen tree. My guess is, not well.
  20. Gaulin

    Gaulin Orange (& Blue) Crush

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    HT racks are 21.75" wide. Exhaust side is 2 3/16" offset. I'd wait to see those #s on their website before calling it 100% accurate. I just spoke with them and sounds like they were still getting measurements.

    If that's the case, very narrow !
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