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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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    Photos of luggage on 790's have been sprinkled throughout this place. Try the Mosko and Giant Loop vendor threads as well as the Perun Moto thread for added photos.
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  2. Norduro

    Norduro Thumping

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  3. Knolff

    Knolff Adventurer

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    Not the best video but it does demonstrate the Reckless 80 on a 790
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  4. a.c.e.

    a.c.e. U Mud, Bro?

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    Gotta love late sunlight :brow
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  5. braaap!

    braaap! Long timer Supporter

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    Collected from my Dealer late friday afternoon, short ride yesterday... Fiddled and reset controls, slackened off the suspension, checked both fuel taps are open, tightened a few hose clamps, installed Pivot Pegz (950Adv PP fit straight in as the pivot boss measures 30mm in length :) Poked and prodded...

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    Then introduced the new cat to the old cat...
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    Short ride this morning to the local cafe, but more importantly, test fitting luggage! I have Kriega (good gear) 30L tailpack and 15L soft bags which are used across the ole 640 & 950Adv's...


    Some mucking about and then decided to remove the side plastics as they interfered with how the bags sat... Wanted the panniers to be held in tight, forward and tidy...
    Will fab up a bracket / shield to hold the RHS pannier off the exhaust.

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    Plenty of room for my arse to move about.
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    Tidy!!
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    Nice and tight to the bike, plus plenty of room to strap on the tent and scotch :)
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    Custom rear rack plate to be waterject cut...
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    and a small tank bag to be selected.
    Love a new Bike :)

    Need to make the Akro... speak more 'braaap!'

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  6. TrailTrauma

    TrailTrauma Nemophilist

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    Really nice setup!

    Q: Why is your luggage plate asymmetrical?
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  7. braaap!

    braaap! Long timer Supporter

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    Ah.. I'm still finessing form and function about the centreline :) Kriega loops are D30mm and I want to integrate hand holds which are seperate parts mounted atop of the rack plate..

    Product development never ends :)
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  8. a.c.e.

    a.c.e. U Mud, Bro?

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    Well... I'm not Birchy or some fancy MX petrolhead,
    but I get used to my 790R more and more and
    (for now) at least get both rubbers off the ground.
    Will work on more airtime, adjusting clickers now ;)

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  9. Allucaneat

    Allucaneat When do we stop to eat? Supporter

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    Picked up mine Saturday. I love this bike!

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  10. PFSGATORS

    PFSGATORS Been here awhile

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    This is the first I have seen in the states- maybe I missed the others?
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  11. winn442

    winn442 Adventurer

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    You get it at Cycle Specialties? Stopped in there last week on the way back south hoping to see one, and to drool over all the new bikes...then I look at the prices, go home and go apologize to the nine-fiddy....
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  12. Allucaneat

    Allucaneat When do we stop to eat? Supporter

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    Yep, got it from Cycle Specialty. I paid full retail on it, but I don't imagine there are many deals to be had anywhere in the U.S. on this first shipment of 790Rs. I've only put a little less than 400 miles on it, but it's worth every penny so far! As always, YMMV. :ricky
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  13. Rob 110

    Rob 110 Adventurer

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  14. Dunarin

    Dunarin n00b

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    That's a very neat Kriega set-up. I went with the OS Pannier option which is good but V wide! May have to slim down a bit. I use the Enduristan Sandstorm 4X which fits really neat. Cheers..... KT3.jpg KT4.jpg KT5.jpg
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  15. Noyah

    Noyah poser

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    Had a blast at the racetrack a few days ago!
    The decated system with open Akra sings beautiful

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  16. Thumper Dumper

    Thumper Dumper Been here awhile

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    Hi Noyah
    Did you remap with the cat removed or is it standard?
    Any improvements without the cat? apart from the sound.:-)
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  17. Noyah

    Noyah poser

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    Not mapped yet since Rottweiler fuel dongles for our bikes are not yet tested.
    Haven't notices that huge drop in midrange that Coober are talking about, didnt see it on the Dyno eighter
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  18. windblown101

    windblown101 Long timer Supporter

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    790R suspension:

    Anyone else been playing with the clickers? Until yesterday I had only ridden the bike on paved and graveled roads. The suspension felt pretty dang good for not being broken in yet, firm but compliant. I did note on a washboard uphill section of gravel road that the rear chattered more than my other set up bikes.

    So anyway... yesterday I rode over to the local OHV area in the forest to try the bike in the rocky terrain. I was very pleased with how the bike tracked thru rocky trail trash (better than my 690 when it was stock) but I was getting bounced around a fair bit at my admittedly moderate pace and keeping power to the ground was a bit off.

    Having no idea where the clickers were currently set I loosened up compression and rebound about 5 clicks on both ends and the difference was awesome. Opening things up really dialed up the comfort and helped keep power to the ground.

    I might have to stiffen it back up once the suspension settles in but for now it's good for me. As a point of reference I weigh 174 lbs and I'm not a ripper offroad, but I get it done.

    Oh, and that uphill washboard section I mentioned? The bike eats it up now.
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  19. Allucaneat

    Allucaneat When do we stop to eat? Supporter

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    We need pics! I don't think you've posted one of your bike yet, and you may be the first non-industry owner of one in the US!
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  20. windblown101

    windblown101 Long timer Supporter

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    Nothing but static photos of the bike in the garage yet. Ride photos and perhaps some video this weekend. :)

    Edit: Oops! Just noticed I accidentally posted in the "Show us yours" thread for my last two posts rather than the accys thread which is whewre I intended to post them... My bad. I'll come back when I have photos of the bike in the wild. :)
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