KTM 790 Adventure / R owners, show yours!

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

  1. Brilloman

    Brilloman Been here awhile

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    I agree that the “rheostat” approach is probably more effective method of throttle control on a fly by wire bike but on technical single track there is a lot of on/off throttle movement it’s hard to be smooth therefore a less sensitive throttle setting is more advantageous to the hypersensitive Rally mode.
  2. Brilloman

    Brilloman Been here awhile

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    If you watch Birchy’s boots they hardly move because he grips the bike with his ankles and pivots with his knees and hips. At least that is what he was teaching me last weekend....
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  3. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second... Super Supporter

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    Had to bail on his workshop this yr; next yr I guess. Bucket list :)

    I'm going to try the ankle grab tomorrow. Good stuff. Thanks.

    Edit: I watched the video a few more times. Lots of editing but it does look like his feet remain on the pegs at the arches, and they're in tight to the bike. That means I have 2 things in my style to change to experiment with what Chris is doing - first I tend to ride standing up on the balls of my feet (like he is in his turn @ 2:00), and second I walk my feet outwards for leverage, and also to create a comfortable angle if & when I dig my knees into the seat to give my hands/arms a bit of a rest.
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  8. Noyah

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  9. macaw1us

    macaw1us Adventurer

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    Isn't this the way everyone rides?
    It's the way I ride, I just fall down a bit more...I can hardly wait to get my bike :)


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  10. strongleftleg

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  11. braaap!

    braaap! Long timer Supporter

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    Bumbled across this product video... A grease to dampen out the sensitivity in ride by wire M/C throttle...


    Might be worth a test?
  12. TrailTrauma

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    I still rather learn control the old fashioned way; by hours of practice (Rally ThR). BUT now that I think about it my neuropathy is caused by palm pressures and static tension and this grease might diminish the pressure/tension required to hold the throttle position in place at least. I'd have to try it to know if it interferes with the manner in which I operate my throttle. I feel like it could go either way.

    Nonetheless I appreciate you bringing this forward. Might be worth a go.
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  13. braaap!

    braaap! Long timer Supporter

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    Hey TT, I too am keen to test the ‘grease’ damping for when the trail becomes more gnarly and throttle input needs more feel... This 790 is bloody fabulous across the board!
    Just needs some personalisation in its control feedback for this old coot :)
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  14. zoo

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    I find one huge difference with my 790 over AT and those other big so called adventure bikes. I am not getting into the same hard falls as with my AT. Meaning, it is twice the off road bike so I am handling all my riding areas, far better with alot less chance of falling. And I do not speak of the little fall on flat ground when you use the so called recommended lift for huge bikes. The falls in a ruff, steep, rocky hill where a lighter bike is the only thing that makes it able to pick up by myself. I will tell you this, the 790, if your an off road adventure rider will be far better than your 1290. You will ride, faster,safer, and have less falls, and if you do , like me, I can actually pick it up. Cheers, you will love the 790.
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  15. Teufel Hunden

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    That's awesome feedback! I really appreciate it. The 1290 is an incredible bike, but I recently did a 12 mile single track ride that took 7 hours and included a lot of falls. By the end of it I was physically and mentally exhausted, which took the fun out of riding. Sounds like the 790 is the Goldilocks bike for me.
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    I love your avatar. Like it was custom designed for this line of inquiry :)
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    The picture is kind of an optical illusion. That's actually a steep slope I almost sent my bike down. Luckily I bailed in time and held on long enough for my buddy to run over and slide it up enough to keep it from going all the way down. That slope was one side of the trail, the other was a rock face. The trail itself was 100 percent shale rock and almost wide enough for a mountain bike. I had no business being on it with my 1290
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