KTM 790 Adventure

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

  1. rsteiger

    rsteiger Bob Supporter

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    That has been my expereince with KTM's.. they all do it. :jack

    Seriously though, I sometimes wonder if they aren't checking their incoming quality from their suppliers and holding their feet to the fire. The issue I have seen are typically little or no grease in the bearing - including replacements. So when replacing it may be a good idea to use a pick and pull the seal off and pack that bearing with a good grade of waterproof grease. Not sure how to do that if it is warranty work..
  2. Falco888

    Falco888 Been here awhile

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    Can you please share where can we get the front fender decals?? (thanks)
  3. ramirin

    ramirin Ready to push

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    Check out Coober facebook for various tests on decat pipes: https://www.facebook.com/CooberGmbH/posts/704621239949198

    I too have Wings and had plenty of email exchange with manufacturer about decat and was convinced to keep it in place for now.
  4. Falco888

    Falco888 Been here awhile

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    If I lost any power, I cannot tell, but instead I get this amazing sound (not too loud), that bike definitely runs cooler and I lost 5 LBS of weight.
  5. ramirin

    ramirin Ready to push

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    I feel the same and just today received 690 handlebar with less sweep. I will report how it feels once get them installed.
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  6. ramirin

    ramirin Ready to push

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    How many kms / miles have you done with this setup? I've heard it's all good at first but at some point ecu goes into 'protection mode' and cuts signifigant power.

    I would love to ditch the grill out of the bike but don't know enough to overrule what has been said. And definitely don't won't any premature wearing on engine side..

    edit: Where did you put the O2 sensor and does it add warning light?
  7. GodFatherOfChill

    GodFatherOfChill Adventurer

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    Anyone lose a key to their 790 yet? My wife lost one of her keys...even though it had a giant orange rubber KTM logo on the key ring!

    I called the dealer on Tuesday, and they still don’t know how to get me a new key cut. Something about it being a laser cut key and the dealer I use doesn’t have that type of machine.

    Anyone have any helpful info on this subject?
  8. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second... Super Supporter

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  9. kzeb

    kzeb Been here quite some time

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    My dealer broke the rubber of key knob of one of my key's when i picked up my bike and yesterday I got the new key in the mail, uncut.
    so they told me to go to the local locksmith and get it cutted and then bring it to them for the programming.
    I hope this info can help you in anyway.
    I get you'r drift about the wife loosing a giant key key holder :toughI have a similar wife...:fpalm still love her though :sweeti--- most of the times :lol3
  10. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

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    Like all KTM’s, there are multiple mounting locations on the triple clamp for the handlebar clamps, plus the clamps can be rotated 180deg for additional movement. There are actually three sets of adjustment holes on the 790, each of which can have the bar clamps in either direction.
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  11. Oceandiving954

    Oceandiving954 Been here awhile Supporter

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    If it ever happens to me you can attribute it to my MSR of Jack Daniels, always on tap for emergencies...

    The Adventure has a ton of flexibility to open up the cockpit ..
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  12. r1d3rg652gs

    r1d3rg652gs DesertSleder

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    Which SC exhaust is that? It doesnot seem to be the ones for the 790...
  13. tomstrommer

    tomstrommer Adventurer

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    Did you get a spare with the bike? also mine came with a orange plastic card with the key info on it, I snapped a photo so I would have it in case I was on the road. possibly order from dealer with codes?
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  14. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

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    Believe he said it was from a Duke.
  15. alonad

    alonad Been here awhile

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    how did you like it
    and did you ever ride the stock off road and if so how did it compare
  16. Falco888

    Falco888 Been here awhile

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    I ran the bike an additional 500 miles since I removed the mid pipe.

    There is not O2 sensor on the mid-pipe
  17. chippertheripper

    chippertheripper motorcycle junkie Supporter

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  18. Falco888

    Falco888 Been here awhile

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    Can you please share where did you get the front fender decals?
  19. GodFatherOfChill

    GodFatherOfChill Adventurer

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    I have the spare key and the orange plastic card too. The dealer doesn’t have a laser cutter so I think I have to get a blank key from them and then go to a locksmith to have it cut them go back to dealer to have the key programmed.

    I bought one of those Bluetooth Tile squares to put on the one remaining key for my wife’s 790...so hopefully that will prevent her from losing the other key before we get another one cut!
  20. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second... Super Supporter

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    Okay here goes nothing

    Big picture
    This bike as set up is the best big I have ever had. It is VASTLY superior to the 950se.
    Not even close

    For reference I have had 2 690s 2 950s a 990...1190 and 1290

    Suspension is a big player here. These Pro components as set up and stretched by @Konflict Motorsports are simply the finest forks and shock I have ever owned.

    Hit something I shouldn't have today at speed... the suspension saved me straight up.

    Power. ROTTWEILER PERFORMANCE has the bike dialed and running flawlessly. Rode to 13,300 feet today with no issues

    These 790s when tuned boogie. I know they lack the torque of a 950 but with the traction control set at 3 this bike will walk away from a 950...

    Fairing. Zero buffeting.....ZERO

    Wheels. 1.85 up front 3.5 out back. With a 1.85 you can hammer everything

    Single front rotor. You can lock and tuck the front in the dirt and activate the abs on street

    Seat. Taller and skinnier. Winner

    I mentioned to someone before that I made all of these changes at 0 miles on the bike as these are the type of things I have done to previous bikes

    No regrets with a single modification

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