KTM 790 Adventure / R owners, show yours!

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by a.c.e., Apr 17, 2019.

  1. windblown101

    windblown101 Long timer

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    As mentioned previously, I made a quick video of the bike doing it's thing on some forest roads and then some paved twisties in the hands of just an average rider (me). Audio sucks because I didn't put a wind muff in front of the mic. Turn down your volume. ;)

    For those still waiting to pick up their new ride or those who haven't had a chance to give their new bike a bit of a rip I hope the video at least gives you some insight as to what to expect.

  2. Chrisbarnes1

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    Ref carbon /kevlar tank protectors.
    I have now done a test fit--pics attached. I will add some foam sealing strips around the top edge. They fitted by leaving the central bolt in place, fitting the front two bolts first--and I think the stock hardware is plenty long enough. I then located the bottom mounting bolt through the bashplate. Here I think the stock hardware is too short as it doesn't pick up the stiff bit of the nut-- as standard. I will include a longer stainless bolt for here--it had to be just right on the RHS as if it protrudes then it might foul the exhaust. Its also important not to go too long on the front two bolts as there are pipes just behind--hence the comment about using the stock hardware. I now need to get this pair out there for trial and a member (UK ) on this thread would be ideal to reduce postage, ease of dialogue and so on. I wish for an honest review , a few pics and comments. If all is well then I can offer the system for sale--I would estimate about £110 GBP per pair. latest prototype 6 June 2019 1.jpg
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  3. PFSGATORS

    PFSGATORS Adventurer

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    Great video- thanks!!
  4. windblown101

    windblown101 Long timer

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    Thanks. Hated that I forgot to grab something to kill the wind noise before I left the house but such is life. ;)
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  5. TrailTrauma

    TrailTrauma Radioactive Supporter

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    I wonder if any programs for video editing have a 'wind-removal' filter. I could use such a thing on a few of my own videos.
  6. braaap!

    braaap! Long timer Supporter

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    Guess your Adv handle says it all :)
    Great vid too btw. The 790R rocks!!
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  7. Svartkaffe

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  8. TIGERRIDER007

    TIGERRIDER007 North GA RAT

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    I enjoyed even though I'm not in the market for the 790, you live in a great area for a bike like this, a few steps more off road than the Tiger 800 eh? I also like when you sipped the Orange kool aid, you went all orange (sweet Kubota)! Nice sir, hope all is well with the new ride.
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  9. windblown101

    windblown101 Long timer

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    LOL, I'm not completely assimilated yet... The Tiger has well earned it's place in the garage. No plans to part with it.
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  10. TrailTrauma

    TrailTrauma Radioactive Supporter

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    Love it. It always amazes me how utterly similar it looks to my Northern Ontario Canada outdoors when I see photos from Norway, Sweden or Finland. We're a dozen degrees further south, but the similarity is still striking. No wonder so many Fins live here. And half my relatives are from Sweden.

    Keep the photos coming! When I get mine I'll post up and you see what I mean. :beer
  11. tshansen

    tshansen Been here awhile

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    Nydelig, hvor holder du hus?

    Scandinavia has so much great nature to show for.
  12. Chrisbarnes1

    Chrisbarnes1 Long timer Supporter

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    790 carbon/kevlar guards. Further to my earlier post I would like to clarify the "trial". As I said I need someone in the uk for logistic reasons. The "deal" is that I send them FOC on the basis that there is a report and pics--an honest review. (if they are really not happy then I hope that they deal personally before the web and give me a chance to respond--these things only work if there is common sense). However, if the recipient is happy then a donation will of course be appreciated. A lot of time and effort has gone into these and I'm hoping that it will be appreciated and I can make a few more. (I'll put them on www.kodamacomposites.co.uk) .
  13. Svartkaffe

    Svartkaffe n00b

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    Yes I agree. Looking forward to your pictures!
    Bor i Bergen, men dette bildet er i trøndelag

    One more IMG_20190604_123604630_HDR.jpeg
  14. Tool.Nerd

    Tool.Nerd An idiot that owns a bike

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    Is that the KTM touratech luggage and rack? Or something else?

    Still haven't found anyone with the SW Motech racks, for which the hard luggage frame is detachable from the anchor points...
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    These are the bumot racks and panniers. (40 and 35l I believe)
    I also opted for the toolbox, where I keep a puncture repair kit, compressor and some other tools. IMG_20190603_190138981_HDR.jpeg
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    tshansen Been here awhile

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    Damn it... I thought I was the only one here in Bergen with a 790 :p

    Bor i Åsane selv :p

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    Tool.Nerd An idiot that owns a bike

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    How do you like them so far?
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    Brilloman Been here awhile

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    Is that the KTM GPS mount you are using for your Garmin?
  19. windblown101

    windblown101 Long timer

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    Yep. KTM power part for 790 Duke and Adventure. I have an Amps powered cradle bolted to it. A bit pricey for what it is but it's a rock solid solution.
  20. Brilloman

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    It looks like a good location visibility wise. I wonder why they put that blank on top of the dash labeled GPS?