KTM 790 Adventure - replacement windshield

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

  1. braaap!

    braaap! Long timer Supporter

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    Or get a smaller head, torso, whatever :)

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  2. Fabricator

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    FedEx says Monday for me too, although I won't be able to install until the following weekend, as the bike still resides at the cabin property... :dunno
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  3. Velociraptor

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    Got mine today so plan to install tomorrow. Looks fairly simple but I cannot find any installation instructions either in the box or online. Hope I can figure it out! They have a PDF online but it is not for the 790r.
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  4. spartanman

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    Installed the R/G screen. Pretty straightforward. Took about 45 minutes. One small issue with the bracket that fixes the screen to the oem GPS pedestal: bolt holes are too small to use the oem shoulder screws. Rade includes flange head screws so not a big deal. I thought about opening up the holes but decided to go with it as is. Will report back on how well it works. 30FEB333-BEB7-488A-B1BE-D7E0B01E31EC.jpeg

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  5. Velociraptor

    Velociraptor TrackBum Super Supporter

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    Thanks a bunch for posting those photos!
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  6. Fabricator

    Fabricator Hello Moto Supporter

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    Ride report please!! (including how tall you are)...
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  7. Velociraptor

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    IMG_1614.jpeg Top Bracket.png IMG_1618.jpeg IMG_1617.jpeg IMG_1616.jpeg IMG_1615.jpeg IMG_1612.jpeg IMG_1609.jpeg IMG_1611.jpeg I got the screen installed, but doubt I will ride today because it is pissing down rain outside and cold. Anyway, above are some pics. Some notes. If you are going to install the plastic guard around the outside edges of the screen, do it before mounting the screen. Don't ask me how I know:) The rubber washers have one adhesive side. I think that you stick these washers on the inside of the windscreen. If you do multiple removals and installations of the screen they can start to fall off. Just be aware. Also the easiest way to get the rubber inserts through the bracket holes is to thread in a screw and pull them through. My Vanasche motorsports GPS bracket worked fine with the screen so I did not end up using any of the GPS mounting hardware supplied with the screen. Sorry if I am stating the obvious to a lot of inmates, but I am trying to explain stuff to riders down at my level:)
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  8. Orfeas

    Orfeas Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the photos inmates - any chance we see some wider photos of the bike from different angles? Does it look good? And of course ride report!!
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  9. spartanman

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    R/G windscreen quick review. The
    Rade screen is about the same height as the stock R screen in the high position. Top edge is about level with the middle of my sternum when seated. At 60-65 mph, there is considerable wind noise and some buffeting. Noise is somewhat less if I duck down a bit. Adding an Xcreen Sport significantly quieted it down in the same speed range, quieter than the stock screen in the high position topped with the Xcreen. Wearing an Arai RX-Q, for reference. I’m pretty intolerant of wind noise, and this may be good enough. I plan to go for a longer ride tomorrow. Will update then. 811B056F-8769-4B68-A055-0F3A85D774E8.jpeg
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  10. CaseyB

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    Sorry if you already said it, but how tall are you?

    thanks for sharing about the screen.

    Awesome thanks, was waiting to hear about the gps mount as I have the same one
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  11. Death from Above

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    That is a shame to spend 200$ on a windscreen that doesn’t sound any better then stock. I was hoping to be convinced to buy one.
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  12. spartanman

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    What doesn’t work for me may work for others. I had high expectations for the Rade screen to work right out of the box. But if adding a spoiler pushes it over the finish line I’m okay with it.
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    As inseam affects seat height choice, as does torso length for windscreens likely. We're all snowflakes.
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    I decided to get this, mostly for the GPS tablet mount options, but when I went to place my order today I see that Rade raised the price to $208. What's up with that? I get that it may have been an early buy special price, but that was never advertised. If I knew that, I would have bought sooner. The early price discount was equal to the shipping. Almost $250 with shipping now. @RADE/GARAGE can you help an inmate out here?
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    kzeb Been here quite some time

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    @Velociraptor
    Great write up on the windscreen :thumbup
    I see that you got foldable mirrors, and by the looks of it you seem to have a M10 left threaded one for you're throttle side.
    I've only located right threaded ones of the same sort you got, and they don't fit on the trottle side so may I ask where you got it from ?

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  16. spartanman

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    R/G windscreen + Xcreen Sport test update. Today I rode about 150 miles in winds up to 30 mph and road speeds to 85 mph. I am happy to report the Rade screen with the Xcreen fitted works excellent! No buffeting at all and the ride is surprisingly quiet. I have the Xcreen clamped on now but plan to install the permanent brackets. It’s a keeper!
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  17. Radzz

    Radzz Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the report great to hear it works.. How tall are you and what's your inseam?..
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  18. tomstrommer

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    Just for a point of reference, did you try the X screen on the stock windscreen? I have a cheapo knock off on the stock R screen. definitely helps but the plastic hardware is failing. out of the windscreens so far I think the Rade is the best looking. oh and I have the worst body type for M/C riding short legs and long torso. :muutt
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    Get Smart used a 'cone of silence' .. mind you, it was prone to failure too. ;) Should be a Power Part, but then who wants to replace the multi-switch a 3rd time.

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  20. spartanman

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    tomstrommer, yes I tried the Xcreen on the stock R screen. It definitely helped but didn’t completely fix the buffeting, and it was still noisy. Else I wouldn’t have spent money rolling the dice on an aftermarket screen. The Rade + Xcreen is remarkably quiet. Without the Xcreen it’s not noticeably better than stock. YMMV
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