KTM 790 Adventure

Discussion in 'Parallel World (790/890)' started by 2whlin, Oct 8, 2017.

  1. FireDog45

    FireDog45 Knockin' on retirement's door

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    Well said. I’ll even clarify it further: if it’s a road on a map, you’re on road. No road on a map is truly off road no matter the condition. So when I’m asked if I take my GSA “off road” I politely explain that it’s only been off road a few times but it’s been off pavement a lot.

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  2. StratfordJohn

    StratfordJohn Adventurer

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    Lol, that site was hard going with the translation and not being able to view images. However, I did pick up that it appears SW Motech will have a complete solution soon. As well as a centre stand.... happy days as I like their gear.

    windblown101: thanks for your solution. I’ve tried lower down mounts before, need my reading glasses to see it properly! Higher up and closer may be better. I guess I’ll wait until solutions hit the market then before deciding.

    Thank you.

    Edit: managed to find this from the said German forum. https://sw-motech.com/cosmoshop/default/artikelpdf/gps_04_521_10000_b.pdf
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  3. Apo

    Apo Been here awhile

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    This is a pretty good way to describe things!

    But still, it depends: in Europe, you can sometimes see roads on maps that are not even single tracks anymore (you could not even walk there), and you can see "walking tracks" where you could drive your car. And in some places (Ukraine for example) there are paved roads that are "harder" than some single tracks!
    It also depends on the quality (and date) of the maps you look at and on the conditions (the same fire road can be very easy in the end of summer, especially if it has been "repaired", and pretty difficult after a storm, or even after a tractor went there 1000 times).

    Can off pavement become offroad?

    Let's close that debate and ride everywhere :-)
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  4. TrailTrauma

    TrailTrauma Nemophilist Supporter

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    Looks good. I like that there appears to be a hole on the Left side of the GPS plate for securing it with aircraft cabling etc. Maybe I'll red loctite one of the bolts securing my GPS ($1K+) to that plate. It won't be pretty but hopefully it'll still all be hanging there when I get back to the bike...

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  5. Noyah

    Noyah poser

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    For me it was the radiator clamp, it was not tightened enough.
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  6. Timemachine

    Timemachine Been here awhile Supporter

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    I realise this is a very unimportant topic, but figure I'll throw my 2 cents worth in.
    What do you call virgin bush where 5 vehicles have driven the same path? No road preparation, just vehicles taking an easy route through the bush and wear down the shrub to look like a track. What if there were 100 vehicles or a 1000 shared that path and made a very distinctive trail through the bush? Then some wise guy maps these tracks because they make it easier to get to a destination? I call these off-road. The distinction (I think) should be if the track is maintained or not. If the track has been graded regularly or road base applied then its a road. If it is just where vehicles have created a path (perhaps over many years) or a bulldozer has run through the bush to mark a boundary then it is off road. To identify an off-road vehicle, look for longer suspension and special tyres to handle unprepared surfaces.
  7. Gurringo

    Gurringo n00b

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    Here is another solution to mount the GPS on the handlebar. It is very well manufactured and I have used it for years, because the advantage is that it can be used with different motorcycle models.
    Now it's in my 790S.
    http://bikepenr.nl/Applicationlist.htm
  8. Apo

    Apo Been here awhile

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    I can't find which Skyrich lithium battery would nicely fit the 790?
    Anyone has an idea?
  9. Rodooo

    Rodooo Been here awhile

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    for me also..clamp just needed tightened up a small bit
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  10. Apo

    Apo Been here awhile

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    Ok I just put back coolant in the tank (which was totally empty) and checked the clamp. It wasn’t loose but I tightened it a bit. It was probably that (I hope).

    Thank you guys !
  11. Gurringo

    Gurringo n00b

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    This one: Skyrich HJTZ10S-FP
    I installed it yesterday on my 790S and it seems work perfectly.
    It´s the same length and witdth, one centimeter lower.
  12. Apo

    Apo Been here awhile

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    Ordered! Thank you!
  13. Gurringo

    Gurringo n00b

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    Factory battery: 3,4 kg
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  14. [Art]

    [Art] Been here awhile

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    I made a model for a bracket you can 3D print. Of find someone who can 3D print it for you. Search for my posts in this thread for more details.

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    [Art] Been here awhile

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  16. alonad

    alonad Been here awhile

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    they dont code
  17. StratfordJohn

    StratfordJohn Adventurer

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    peloncho Adventurer

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    Thanks a lot for sharing!!! Good work!!
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    hubilado Motoquiero Super Supporter

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    As we can see, it's "on sale" this month. Seriously, it's not yet available, but Twisted Throttle should have it in a couple of months. It is currently "in engineering".

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  20. alonad

    alonad Been here awhile

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    i just did at https://www.shapeways.com/