KTM 790 Adventure - replacement windshield

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

  1. Some_Dude

    Some_Dude Been here awhile

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    Try removing the wings on either side of the headlight. It cleans up the air a lot.

    The trade off is that in the rain all the water that hits the front of the bike will now be deposited onto your crotch.
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  2. mokibear

    mokibear Been here awhile

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  3. Wheelie junkie

    Wheelie junkie Adventurer

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    Used as a spoiler not as a windscreen extension this smooths out the air going over the bike. The clean air hitting my helmet is easier to deal with than the turbulence.

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  4. JP4

    JP4 Thumper Geek

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    Yup, I discovered that too. In the horizontal position it's smoother than no spoiler at all. If I need a break from the wind or rain, or if I'm driving through a lot of bugs, I flip it up. When I'm riding with my screen in the high position with the spoiler up, I get no bugs on my face shield, which is great because all the bugs are hatching up here now. Not a ton of buffeting if I keep it under 65 mph.
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  5. alonad

    alonad Been here awhile

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  6. advdoctor

    advdoctor Been here awhile

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    Wish there were specs and options for the lights. Looks pretty good for the "budget" option.
  7. alonad

    alonad Been here awhile

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    i wish they would only sell the fairings on the side and that it would be a fit to their windshield
  8. TrailMaven

    TrailMaven Exec Director SOS

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    I have used spoilers on the past on other adventure bikes with no problem, but the 790 R screen broke with the spoiler in less than 3000 miles. That included about 600 miles of mild off road. The spoiler worked great to reduce buffeting or me at 6-1" but is not suited to off road.

    If the spoiler brackets could be tied into the screen mounting frame it would probably hold up better. As it is the spoiler acts like a pendulum weight flexing the windscreen until it breaks.

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  9. tomasv

    tomasv Check the Czech!

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    The specs were published in the other thread - 65W, 6000 lumens...
  10. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

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  11. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

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    If anyone wants my R screen that I messed around with to try and reduce buffeting, they can have it for the shipping cost. I think the holes helped a little; in the low position it felt almost as good as no screen. In high, I didn’t notice any improvement. Or buy my Puig screen that has been languishing in the FM and I’ll toss this in the box too! Please note: there are holes in the screen.
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  12. 1coolbanana

    1coolbanana Long timer

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    This $20 screen in combo with low guard and folding mirrors works perfect for me

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  13. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

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    Did you fab up that bracket or did it come with that? I may yet go low fender.
  14. 1coolbanana

    1coolbanana Long timer

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    Just a couple of plastic bushes and a longer screw. The front plate comes with it.

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  15. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

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    I’d be trying a spoiler right now if DHL wasn’t the absolutely worst delivery company on the planet.
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  16. kvango

    kvango Been here awhile

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    Seriously, I think you need to wrap your bike to match the car. Chrysler 300?


  17. new2adv

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  18. 1coolbanana

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    I wish it was a 300, its the four door version, the New Yorker.
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  19. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

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    By an order of magnitude.
  20. JP4

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    Interesting. That's a different spoiler than I have. Mine just mounts in the center. About 2,000 miles off pavement, 2,800 miles total, and still holding up. My buddy has had the same center mount one as mine for over 3k and his is still fine as well. The cheap Amazon center mounted one mounts on a silicone pad and doesn't require much torque to hold it on. Could be pure luck that mine hasn't broken though, who knows?