KTM 790 Adventure

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by 2whlin, Oct 8, 2017.

  1. 222k km adv bike

    222k km adv bike Been here awhile

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    Joke, choose one :
    - it's for the 2021 next evolution, the RRR => front ceramic brakes need extra cooling when riding > 200mph speed
    - looks more "roaring like a beast"
    - fork extension => needs longer brake hoses => don't spend this extra money Gunther, let's use the longer bolts.
    Just for fun.:-)
  2. oldfuddy

    oldfuddy Long timer

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    Gimmick or poser bling. better fluid and routine flushes alone will work for most riders.

    I guess if folks are loading the bike up and doing lots of slab it might help. KTM has always needed help for the rear brake as they typically faded and/or failed and require more maint than they should to keep working right for many models. For the front I’d be worried in the technical stuff of braking it off or bending it and causing a leak since the line is so far off the caliper. Looks vulnerable and weak, vice tight against the caliper.
  3. erey

    erey Been here awhile

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    Thank you for this great document. Could you let us allow to print at least the document. You restricted the save, copy or print. Cheers.
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  4. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second... Super Supporter

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    35 parts already ordered and no damn bike yet hahahaa

    Custom 47t sprocket ordered today..new handlebars tomorrow.....half the fun is the build up
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  5. Yzlvr

    Yzlvr Been here awhile

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    Coming today? Dam.... I will bring my bike over to test some of those farkles...
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  6. Velociraptor

    Velociraptor TrackBum Super Supporter

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    Yeah still no bike for me. I am getting frustrated as prime riding season is here. I have ordered some parts and tires and am just frigging waiting. Time for a call to the dealer today to find our what's up. I am five on the list so a solid chance no bike for me. In that case I will have to find one. Might call about that one in Bellingham to see if it is still available if the local dealer drops the ball.
  7. Oceandiving954

    Oceandiving954 Been here awhile Supporter

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    thanks for supporting our global economy
  8. [Art]

    [Art] Been here awhile

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    I disabled printing because I used a weird paper format to make it more readable on the web. But you're not the first one to ask, so be it. I removed the flag, feel free to print.
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  9. BDO

    BDO Been here awhile

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    With all the chatter about missing bolts, tank flushes, software not installed, etc - does anyone have a comprehensive list of items to check when picking up a new 790 from the dealer?

    I’ll try and start. Please add or edit as needed.

    - quickshift installed (if purchased)
    - tank flushed
    - bolts present on lower (tank?)
    - lock-tire on shifter
    - tire pressure correct (values?)
    - KTM manual, pen and satchel?
    - toolkit present
    - one key and spare with ID card?
    - full tank of gas
    - software version on display (?)
    - no leaks
    - turn signals, lights work correctly
    - KTM MYRide installed
    - pairs to phone correctly
    - etc
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  10. jmarleau

    jmarleau Been here awhile

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    I am interested in an Antigravity battery (with restart) for the 790R, not only to safe weight, but to replace a small jump starter that I often carry around.

    Is it just a matter of matching the CCA with the comparable lithium AG? I know the dimensions and weight will be significantly smaller, but is there a harm in selecting a Lithium battery with considerably more CCAs than the stock 200CCA?
  11. tshansen

    tshansen Been here awhile

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  12. goldneox

    goldneox Adventurer

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    I hope you will try the bike first with a full day offroad. It is a very good bike on standard specs, at least for me, mere mortal :)
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  13. TrailTrauma

    TrailTrauma Nemophilist Supporter

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    Shhhh ;) We're a full spectrum forum here. Some like it stock, and others are going down the rabbit hole. Still from a guy thats done just this in the past, and is pumping the brakes this time around, it is going to be fun to watch the evolution of our dear 790's as each build comes to fruition.

    FFS California, give @Nowwhat his bike already! :drums
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  14. garageengineer

    garageengineer Adventurer

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    If he's #1 or #2 on the list it should be this week. I was at the dealer on Monday checking out the non-R version they have sitting there unwanted by anyone, they said they have 2 R's coming in.

    Attached Files:

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  15. Oceandiving954

    Oceandiving954 Been here awhile Supporter

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    I installed one myself, ill snap a photo on model ...ah hell with the photo, this is faster

    antigravity AG1201 $200 bucks on Amazo$
  16. alonad

    alonad Been here awhile

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    so any one has motoz adv tractionator on?
    how noisy are they
    and how are they on wet asphalt ?
  17. TrailTrauma

    TrailTrauma Nemophilist Supporter

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    I think that extension is there so guys can remove a calliper/rotor and not have their front brakes fade. :hide
  18. VintageThumper

    VintageThumper Gotta ride! Supporter

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    FWIW, here's my 2 cents on accessorizing this bike...

    For me, this all started when I bought a 950 Adv back in '07. After we rode them for a while, our thoughts were; if KTM builds the next one a little smaller and lighter, it would be the perfect bike. As we know, they finally did that, about a dozen years later. So now that we off-road riders have the Adv bike of our dreams, I hope the aftermarket "gets it" and will offer us parts that will either make the bike even lighter, or in the case of something that will inevitably make it heavier (like a luggage rack or crash bars) will go out of their way to make these parts as light as possible. If not, we'll quickly end up with an Adv bike that's over 500 lbs again.
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  19. MAUROLUCA

    MAUROLUCA n00b

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    New model Adventure R Rally 2020 , only 500 bikes
  20. alonad

    alonad Been here awhile

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    i want to pull out the 12v outlet and connect a dual usb connector instead.
    i want to use the oem plug that is used for the 12v outlet.
    does anyone know where i can find a usb outlet with that type of conectors