KTM 790 Adv tire and wheel thread.

Discussion in 'Parallel World (790/890)' started by Migolito, Jul 14, 2019.

  1. BHoward

    BHoward Been here awhile Supporter

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    It is what I like to call my work mat but in reality it is a old nylon Checkered Flag LOL.
    The first few days was kind of hot it was touching 100° but at elevation there was still a little snow but not on the trail.
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  2. nibby

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    Are you running the 4mm heavy duty tubes with slime?

    how was it getting that rear back in? I only ask as I had a nightmare with one a while back!! nearly give in a bought a mousse when i got back.
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  3. BHoward

    BHoward Been here awhile Supporter

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    I run heavy duty tubes, no slime.
    I have changed alot of tubes, it was the same difficulty as the rest. It took mabey 30 or 40 minutes including airing the tyre back up.
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  4. chippertheripper

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    If one thinks a tube is difficult, I have bad news about mounting up a mousse.
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  5. nibby

    nibby Been here awhile Supporter

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    Try some slime.

    No I meant getting the wheel back in not the tube - I've got plenty of practice changing tubes just that rear wheel was a bitch.:lol3
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  6. nibby

    nibby Been here awhile Supporter

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    mousse and tubes pretty easy, just the rear wheel re-install!! especially on the trail.
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    chippertheripper motorcycle junkie Supporter

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    Everything is more fun with mosquitos.
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  8. BHoward

    BHoward Been here awhile Supporter

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    Thank you for the slime suggestion, I used to run slime or Ride on but not anymore.
    I thought you were asking about the tube install as well.
    I have found the 790 tyre install fairly easy, there was a bit of a learning curve with the 1190, lol.
    But the 790 is pretty straight forward.
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  9. EvilSteve

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    I just put a MotoZ Adventure on my 790. Definitely less traction than the RallZ. On the standard wheels, I got ~6k miles out of RallZs but more like 3 or 4 on the 2.5" rear which is why I'm trying the Adventure instead. With stock wheel widths, I'd go RallZ rear no question and was pretty stoked with the GT723 front.

    About to put a new front on, I have a 723 lying around at my house that I've been trying to save since we can't get them in the states right now. I'd been considering what other options would be good. I do a lot of street miles and the GT723 has been a great compromise for the type of offroad I do with a heap of highway miles.
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  10. BHoward

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    My thoughts exactly, I typically run the Rallz, tried the Adventure on the CABDR along with some very soft sand for about 50 miles throughthe desert. I actually had to get off the bike and push a few times ( in 95°). I definitely like the Rallz better.
    The GT723 Fatty is my goto front, now I got to find a replacement.
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  11. Dan D.

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    I think you'll like the starcross 5 hard... But I'm with you, can't wait for my GT's to return.
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    A front D606 proved to work well in Utah and CO this week.
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    When I first used the 723 fatty I was turned off by the highway noise, but now that I've used that tire for a while (I'm on my second one) I no longer hear the highway noise and just appreciate how well it does off the pavement and have been surprised at how well it wears. Full disclosure; I have to admit to being a hoarder, got a couple more stashed in my shop while waiting for the elusive 823.:fpalm
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  14. Yellow Pig

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    Careful with the Mich StarCross 5 Hard 90/100 -21 57M.

    It's a good tire, but under rated for a big fast bike like the 790/890

    Bike is 460 lbs + Average rider 195 lbs + gear puts you way over the load limit.

    M= 81 mph
    57= 507 lbs
  15. Dan D.

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    I'm not doing endo's/stoppies! :)
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    I know you guys love tubes, but any of you others running Alpina wheels?

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    hubilado Motoquiero Super Supporter

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    SFC_Ren Been here awhile

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    But why? Your image doesn't show any rim specs. So are you getting new wheels as bling? Why get new wheels if not going to a narrower setup? (Which would primarily need to be ran with tubes).
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    They are narrower, and I was interested in strength.

    Curious about the company and quality.

    Thanks.
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    Those are street wheels..... the front is a wide ass 2.15.... rear 4.25....