KTM 790 Adventure / R owners, show yours!

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

  1. TrailTrauma

    TrailTrauma Nemophilist

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    I feel a nice down tick in trail trauma, knowing there is a sir wreck a lot in the crowd. :D
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  2. ramirin

    ramirin Ready to push

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    The idea of this track is that if you see a rock or fallen tree, you know where to go :nod
    It is for technical training so that if I have an spare hour I can wear myself out and stay in better shape. I just can't push myself enough to go to gym or jogging.
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    Probably will take some time before taking 790 there but once the technic is right just add some speed and it's all good with big bike.

    Sorry for off-topic. Back to amazing shots of 790s not sitting in garage :shog
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  3. Kinkysmurf

    Kinkysmurf Adventurer

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    I got 10 acres and cut a track 25 years ago, Same type of country but no snow. Neighbors on all sides here now, but I have 5mins into the forest here so no big deal.
    Its a good feeling though, cutting in a track on your own land.
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  4. Motobillb

    Motobillb NorCal Fastfar Riders (meetup.com)

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    First ride Jan 1st. Breaking service done last week. Just got back from 2k miles trip to Baja and back. Here’s a pic of it resting in Bahia de Los Angeles. 60116677071__13875175-5A52-464B-8526-8D577ABB3AB1.jpg
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  5. JohnRansom

    JohnRansom Been here awhile

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    Took it out today for a longer ride since it was finally in the 40s, tested out my usual travel duffel bag as some cheap (free?) luggage. Apparently, I was a KTM fan my whole life and just didnt know it.

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  6. TrailTrauma

    TrailTrauma Nemophilist

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    Cool to see another wave of 790 owners!
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  7. Beeners

    Beeners Adventurer

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    I live in Albuquerque NM so we have year round riding and 5000 ft of elevation change within a few miles. In the summer, can usually find 20-30 F lower temps at elevation. In the winter, the lower elevation (5000 - 6000 ft) desert has a lot of variety from sand washes, to single track, to “fire roads” .

    I did my first real off-road dirt/sand, as opposed to dirt road, ride today. I can’t believe how well the 790 does off-road. Comparing to my DR-650 (modified engine and Cogent suspension), the 790 is miles ahead.


    Observations:
    • Karoo 3 tires are fine in deep sand, but horrible in deep clay mud. They keep a line in deep sand. No weaving at all. In clay mud, I took a couple of dirt naps.
    • Handles the sandy whoops pretty well. Easy to loft the front to land a few whoops along.
    • Small jumps are smooth and easy.



    This bike is amazing. Can’t wait to get better tires once these wear out.
    Pictures of bike back at home.
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  8. braaap!

    braaap! Long timer Supporter

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    @Beeners , yes it most certainly is a great off road bike!.. You'll get the hang of posting pics too :thumb
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  9. krussell

    krussell Gravel Warrior Supporter

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    Chasing waterfalls near Portland, OR today.

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  10. blackSP

    blackSP Love the Pussy Wagon

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    Here's another boring 'here's my first pic with my bike that just arrived at the dealer' pic.
    But it is my 790 R. All mine, yeah baby!!! Just waiting for the AXP bash plate and all other goodies to be added. You can see the AX41's in the back that will the replace the karoo's. Should be ready in the next week or so.


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  11. OhDuh

    OhDuh Adventurer

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    My KTM was tired today. It decided to take a nap. :muuttWhen I brought it back up there was quite a bit of gasoline leaking out. I panicked since I was in the middle of nowhere and I surely cant have the first reported fuel tank rupture. Upon closer look it was just the overflow hose :fpalm:rofl

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  12. blackSP

    blackSP Love the Pussy Wagon

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    Looks not too much damage...
  13. OhDuh

    OhDuh Adventurer

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    No damage at all, besides cracked oem handguards but they are crap anyway. I am just an offroad novice and therefor not used to dropping my bike. It's the 4th time in 40000km (since I started driving motorcycles) wheras the first 32000km had one drop :D
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  14. blackSP

    blackSP Love the Pussy Wagon

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    Well, if you're gonna ride off road often you will drop it. You already ditched the stock tires, good move :}
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  15. windblown101

    windblown101 Long timer Supporter

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    It's amazing how quickly ones position about dropping bikes changes once the pavement ends. I know mine does! :)
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  16. TrailTrauma

    TrailTrauma Nemophilist

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    I love the 20' mossy skid there ;) Looks like you came to a stop where the ground was lower than either tire. Next time you'll stop earlier, or look far ahead and power on. I've found that trying to stop just 'after' a hump in the ground works well on the bigger bikes...give your boot something to touch down on nicely versus 'air boot'.

    Are you near the Black Forest?
  17. OhDuh

    OhDuh Adventurer

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    Unfortunately I am closer to Munich around Augsburg but good guess.

    Thing was that I heavily relied on OffroadABS which I shouldn'T and somehow the front ABS didnt respond the way I expected or it used to. Therefor front tyre slipped and I did an action roll :rofl
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  18. Beeners

    Beeners Adventurer

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    Here's a little bit more interesting photo from the dunes/sand at Southern today.
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  19. Crusty the Clown

    Crusty the Clown Nutup-or-Shutup Supporter

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    Almost done putting money into this big girl! IMG_20200201_113357.jpg IMG_20200201_181048.jpg IMG_20200201_105442.jpg
  20. braaap!

    braaap! Long timer Supporter

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