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KTM 790 Adventure - replacement windshield

Discussion in 'Parallel World (790/890)' started by StratfordJohn, Oct 8, 2019.

  1. lowerlattitudes

    lowerlattitudes LowerLattitudes

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    Well if it works for you, it'll, probably work for me @ 6' 2", I can always adjust it to high.

    Cheers and thanks!
  2. braaap!

    braaap! Long timer Supporter

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    Pssst, don't tell Rade!.. :patch

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  3. braaap!

    braaap! Long timer Supporter

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    Fcuk! I dropped the 'saw-all'....

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    Stumpy :)
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    There's something about the trend in droopy front guards that offends.
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    Apologies for the hazy images... My phone must have some dust in the camera lense
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  4. lowerlattitudes

    lowerlattitudes LowerLattitudes

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  5. Wilmo

    Wilmo Orange Fever

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    Let us know how it performs? What did you use to cut it?
  6. braaap!

    braaap! Long timer Supporter

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    Multitool with saw blade cuts nicely, drawing it backwards to cut... Road / wind test this arvo :)
  7. Wilmo

    Wilmo Orange Fever

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    You mean a Dremel with a disk? Can you post a pic please of what you used?
  8. braaap!

    braaap! Long timer Supporter

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    @Wilmo

    This type of multi-tool :)

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    I trimmed 140mm off, measured from the top peak point of the screen.
    Just made a short test ride out on the freeway up to $1.40... For me it's perfect now even though my GPS sits approx' 55mm higher than the new top edge... Clean stream of air on my visor /helmet, no peak vibrations, no buffetting.
    Also much better in the dirty air up behind trucks / caravans.

    Will test without the GPS...
  9. Wilmo

    Wilmo Orange Fever

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    Thanks for the multi tool pic, I don’t have one of those, might need to add to the collection! Just took the 790 for another ride in perfectly still air, the standard height RADE is growing on me, definitely better than the standard R screen. I can see though if I were an inch taller it would give me that helmet flutter with a peaked helmet. If I sit slightly low (slouching) it’s then much better again - even less helmet flutter. Still get wind around it but that’s to be expected. I can probably live with it as is right now. It’s a trade off between being covered in bug smash and hit in the face with road debris or nice clean air if it’s cut down.

    Hmm....might get RADE send me another screen only or perhaps they have a second where the top didn’t turn out right and could be used to cut down ( and purchased cheap). They could probably even offer their own low version, it’d be the best solution out there for someone that just wants something there, rather than removing the standard R screen entirely.
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  10. braaap!

    braaap! Long timer Supporter

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    I've retained the top portion so I can experiment with making a deflector / extender if needs be... I do prefer just clean wind. Plus bug mash is a 'right of passage' as a motorcyclist :)
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  11. manuellucchese

    manuellucchese Been here awhile Supporter

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    Currently building another Replica 790 like this one with the Rebel kit and since I am going to take down the OEM tower and windshield will take measurements to see what the difference in height is between OEM and Rebel kit which features a lot of Original KTM Rally Replica components such as the windshield, street legal lights, air scoop, Dzus quick release etc 70844244_2683425068337109_3542077507744301056_o.jpg
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  12. TrailTrauma

    TrailTrauma Nemophilist

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    She's a beaut. I'm curious why you stay with the stock skid plate, or is that aftermarket. It appears just a spray painted OEM plate, no?
  13. TrailTrauma

    TrailTrauma Nemophilist

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    I took a look at the underside of my front fender when I saw you do this the other day, to see how muddy it was overall in that area (no, I haven't washed it yet! ha) I'm curious how much more mud your headlight etc might see now that it's trimmed. Mine is pretty filthy under the leading areas telling me it does a bang up job of deflecting crap flying up as I rip through any sort of puddles.

    Let us know .. 'bobbed's yer uncle' ;)
  14. manuellucchese

    manuellucchese Been here awhile Supporter

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    My friend wanted to keep the OEM and I just powder coated it black as I think it looks better all in black. The bike I am currently building has a SW Motech aluminium bashplate which doesn't look so nice but surely seems super robust. Personally the bashplate I like most is the AXP on this 790 Rally build by Rottweiler in the US.

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  15. comac90

    comac90 Where's Charlie?

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    Nice looking bike -looking forward to seeing the measurements and how you like the Rebel at highway speeds and in the dirt.
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    braaap! Long timer Supporter

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    I don't ride thru puddles :) I'll let you know if I do, accidently like.

    Must resist the REBEL X...
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  17. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second... Super Supporter

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    Sure would love a lead on those fairing decals including the Karcher one

    My fairing is looking a bit bare

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    Still pretty awesome though :-)
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  19. DMCK

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    So I read through all 11 pages, has anyone just added the extender to the stock windshield? My 2020 R just arrived at dealer.......
  20. Velociraptor

    Velociraptor TrackBum Super Supporter

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    Yes I did that with both the screen in the low and high position and that made it much worse for me. No I am just using the stock screen in the low position. I am 6'2" and am using the KMT tall seat.
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