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KTM 790 Adventure

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

  1. mountaincadre

    mountaincadre Long timer

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    950/990 adv both have 150/70/18 but you can get a 140 on the rim,(sometimes easy-sometimes not).
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  2. SW-MOTECH NA

    SW-MOTECH NA Been here awhile

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    The center stand is in production and will be on it's way to the States soon!

    The Red Bull Team of SW Motech
  3. twistedthrottle

    twistedthrottle Long timer

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  4. ShaftEd

    ShaftEd Long timer

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    Picked up my 790r last Tuesday and commuted on it the rest of the week, so Sunday comes along and I’m on a ride with one of my buddy’s. He pulls up to me as I’m signaling for a left turn and says why are you always putting your turn signal on for the wrong direction. You just about had a truck plow into you. What are you talking about, I can see the left front and it is blinking. Yeah, but your rear right is blinking. Damn! My buddy who has had a few KTM’s in his days says “Welcome to KTM ownership”. I swapped the connectors when I got home. OK now.:1drink
  5. goldneox

    goldneox Been here awhile

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    what about the bashplate? :)
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  6. Migolito

    Migolito Prognosticator and MotoYogi

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    Just noticed you also have the "pro side carriers" (Pannier Racks) on your website. I had you panniers on my Honda CB500X and they were awesome! I'm hoping your new design fits the Mosko Moto stuff.
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  7. CaseyB

    CaseyB Adventually Supporter

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  8. new2adv

    new2adv Been here awhile

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    I wondered about that... 120/90 seems like a pretty small tire for a 450lb adventure bike...
  9. mtlgabe

    mtlgabe n00b

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  10. 06Z

    06Z Been here awhile

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    Oem rear tire is a 150
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  11. Oceandiving954

    Oceandiving954 Been here awhile Supporter

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    And our bikes are still produced in Austria, wait till next year :)--
  12. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second... Super Supporter

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    Produced in Austria next year too....
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  13. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second... Super Supporter

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    Tractive is working as we speak on shocks and fork cartridges.....
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  14. tshansen

    tshansen Been here awhile

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    I used the ram mount that came with the GPS and a extra RAM mount plate...
  15. sailnbike

    sailnbike Adventurer

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    SW-Motech show a Pro version pannier rack and I have been trying to find the width of the rack alone. The Touratech one that KTM carries is too wide leaving excessive clearance and the Motech one looks narrower in the photos.
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  16. scfrank

    scfrank Old farts riding club. Supporter

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    Damn. I doubt that happened in factory, but who know?
  17. VintageThumper

    VintageThumper Gotta ride! Supporter

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    It probably happened during the partial assembly and set up after it was uncrated. Sometimes this is done by the dealership, and sometimes they pay a shipper to do it. Either way, it should have been caught during the pre-delivery inspection.
  18. Matt P

    Matt P Been here awhile

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    49F2C4CF-CB95-498D-8C56-91F22B3BABB3.jpeg Picture of the sweet swag that BDR sends out with the quickness.

    The generosity of all those who support the BDR is greatly appreciated. As is my appreciation for the ladies behind the scenes at BDR who insure they get the donor packets out quickly. Impressive organization.

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  19. j-nic

    j-nic n00b

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    Decent ride review of the 790 standard version in English.
  20. Rudderfeet

    Rudderfeet Been here awhile

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    Art, you are a genius. Just took a little dremeling inside the stem to perfect the 390’s fit.

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