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Discussion in 'Parallel World (790/890)' started by a.c.e., Apr 17, 2019.

  1. Thumper Dumper

    Thumper Dumper Been here awhile

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    :clapGot mine last week. Loving it
    Did some dirt roads and she handles like a dream. :-)
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  2. toowoomba

    toowoomba Certified BMW Therapist MCCL Supporter

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  3. Thumper Dumper

    Thumper Dumper Been here awhile

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    Thanx. Tires seem good. Handle paved roads nicely and are not useless on dirt. Always a trade off I suppose.
    I’ll keep them till they worn out and then look at other options or may even stick with them.
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  4. Unhingedlizard

    Unhingedlizard Long timer

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  5. Thumper Dumper

    Thumper Dumper Been here awhile

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    Actually it’s a bit on the quite side for my liking. I think the cat takes the roar out of the motor.
    Cat also generates a lot of heat that you can feel around your feet at low speed but not enough to bother you.
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  6. Unhingedlizard

    Unhingedlizard Long timer

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    do you think its a good value addition just for the weight (and I assume heat) aspect?
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  7. Thumper Dumper

    Thumper Dumper Been here awhile

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    I'm happy with mine. As for the weight I think you are only saving about 1kg and I haven't felt the heat off the standard silencer.
    Others have reported that the standard silencer does not get hot, most probably due to the fact that the cat is not contained in the silencer like on the 690.
    Hope that helps.
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  8. Ocotillo Boy

    Ocotillo Boy Been here awhile Supporter

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    How's the clutch somebody? Stiff?
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  9. Thumper Dumper

    Thumper Dumper Been here awhile

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    Not stiff at all, I use two fingers.
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  10. Unhingedlizard

    Unhingedlizard Long timer

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    that does thanks :)

    I like my current bikes leo vinces for the fact that stock ones are very hot and very heavy but id rather they were much quieter. When I get my 790 I was considering the akra but you may have just saved me some money thanks!
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  11. Noyah

    Noyah poser

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    Such a nice machine!

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  12. Chrisbarnes1

    Chrisbarnes1 Long timer Supporter

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    high guys--I'm trying to develop a carbon/kevlar "add on" to protect the tank sides--goes OVER the stock plastic and bolts on using slightly longer hardware on the 3 outside bolts--it covers up the central recessed mounting. The idea is to provide something a bit more robust and scrape resistant--the tanks are about $1300 if you hole one. I'll keep you updated when I have a product.
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  13. Fabricator

    Fabricator Hello Moto Supporter

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    KTM Powerparts offers them - P/N 63503990044, but they are a bit spendy...
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  14. a.c.e.

    a.c.e. U Mud, Bro?

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    Make it look like this, and we're sold :wink:

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  15. riitijok

    riitijok Adventurer

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    Well-balanced and fun bike! :-) IMG_20190507_104310_020.jpg IMG_20190506_151516.jpg IMG_20190507_104310_019.jpg IMG_20190508_114316.jpg
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  16. Chrisbarnes1

    Chrisbarnes1 Long timer Supporter

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    I know--manufactured by Akra--and are direct replacements--but if they are just thin carbon then (IMHO) the stock plastics are better!. As I said I'm adding over the top of the stock parts (which are about a 1/5th of the price of the carbon ones). I aim to be under half the Akra price--and mine will have kevlar underneath as I said---if anyone buys the Akra version I would be interested in what they think of them. My first pair are sitting in the moulds as we speak--but this game is always a chance with regards to how they come out--and of course fit--I'm hoping that the effort is worth while. I'm just working on refining a bashplate for the Old Trans Alp--far more difficult!

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  17. a.c.e.

    a.c.e. U Mud, Bro?

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    (hidden) Sticker Update :wink:

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  18. sirroslr

    sirroslr Adventurer

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    Like the prototype IMG_20190510_143456.jpg
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  19. Becco

    Becco Adventurer

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    Non-R version, Karoo3 tyres, and high fender from Acerbis.

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  20. a.c.e.

    a.c.e. U Mud, Bro?

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    That's by far the most non-ugly non-R I've seen so far.
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