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

  1. windblown101

    windblown101 Long timer Supporter

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    Cheap radiator guard mod:

    Picked this little trick up from the folks at the dealer who race enduros and hare scrambles.

    Plastic gutter guard does a decent job of keeping the radiator free of mud build directly on the radiator fins. Also makes it a little tougher for small sticks to impact the fins. A roll of the stuff is super cheap.

    Photo of it installed on my 790 stock rad guard.

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  2. nibby

    nibby Been here awhile

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    I found the same as you, bouncing around a bit on fairly technical rocky stuff with standard settings. I've turned everything to "comfort" and it's a lot better. I might make it softer again as I'm fairly light 155 lbs so can probably get away with a bit more.

    suspension on the bike though is very very good.



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  3. tshansen

    tshansen Been here awhile

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    Got mine Today :-D
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  4. tshansen

    tshansen Been here awhile

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  5. TrailTrauma

    TrailTrauma Nemophilist

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    I've taken delivery of KTM bikes that have had an odd clicker setup in the past. It's always good to pull out the manual, click everything right out and then start clicking things back to some setting you wish to start with, and bring the tools to change things on the trail as you ride. Keep a running tally of clicks so you know where you find your sweet spots.
  6. Gaulin

    Gaulin Orange (& Blue) Crush

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    Nice going Noyah !
    Good form looking through the turn :)

    What did you use for tires ? Looks like they're getting the job done !
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  7. Endurance1986

    Endurance1986 Adventurer

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    Im waiting on mine to be delivered and will most likely trade in my F800GS. For some of you owners, how does the bike behave on the highway? How are the RPMs and vibrations at 70mph and above? The BMW vibrates a lot and seems as if it needs another gear at those speeds.
  8. Allucaneat

    Allucaneat When do we stop to eat? Supporter

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    The 790 is very smooth above 70mph. Some have complained of buffeting from the fairing, but mine suits me well. It’s a great mile muncher.!
  9. braaap!

    braaap! Long timer Supporter

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    Plenty of capacity there :) The Moskos and Enduristans look like well thought out sturdy products, but they do sit out wide on racks.
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  10. Oceandiving954

    Oceandiving954 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Sweet, What Tail bag and Luggage plate did you use?
  11. Rob 110

    Rob 110 Adventurer

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    Thats how to run a bike in :clap
    Thanks for the mention of my Crap Flap at 2.40min
    Anyone can message me if you want one too.
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  12. TrailTrauma

    TrailTrauma Nemophilist

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    Nice. The combination of your break loose the rear, and possible looking over to your left had me thinking you were going down @ 1:32. What mode, and TC were you using when that happened? I don't think you were trying rally mode yet, so I'm guessing street and TC @ ~1, rear ABS off?
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  13. tshansen

    tshansen Been here awhile

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    All driving you see in this video was in offroad mode on both! I rev the bike and make the tail go loose! Can’t wait to try out rally mode
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  14. Norduro

    Norduro Thumping

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    The Enduristan tail pack and Perun luggage rack with subplate. Fantastic combo, like they were made for each other! Waterproof and just the right size (8 litres).

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  15. Noyah

    Noyah poser

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    Thanks mate!
    I changed to used set of conti trailattack for this
  16. Oceandiving954

    Oceandiving954 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Sweet looking, thankyou!
  17. DucSyd

    DucSyd Adventurer

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    F0CBB747-9999-4E1D-A130-EA72C34E9CCD.jpeg Here is mine on its first outing just heading into the Wattagan’s mountains. A bit muddy but the bike is brilliant Heading back out tomorrow, it’s a long weekend over here. Cheers
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  18. windblown101

    windblown101 Long timer Supporter

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    Finally got out for a bit of a proper ride to start breaking in the bike. Video later...

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  19. TrailTrauma

    TrailTrauma Nemophilist

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    Nice. You ought to zip tie some of that gutter protection across the mud void too.
  20. windblown101

    windblown101 Long timer Supporter

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    Doing something with it is on the list. I may break down and buy one. With nothing behind it for support not sure that the gutter screen would hold up long.
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