KTM 790 Adventure

Discussion in 'KTM 790/890' started by 2whlin, Oct 8, 2017.

  1. 222k km adv bike

    222k km adv bike Been here awhile

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    Hi, I think it's designed like this. It's more like a true offroad bike. Try a 690, handlebar will be closer, then 500exc, closer again.
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  2. TrailTrauma

    TrailTrauma Nemophilist Supporter

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    I enjoy my bars closer. I moved them towards me as close as they'll come. Offers great leverage over the bars when riding seated, and so far seems comfortable on my neck when standing. Each perch mounting hole is a 15mm shift forward or backward.
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  3. NestoV

    NestoV n00b

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    Hello Everybody!
    I'm not sure if I should be posting here but I found a lot of info here and a lot of experienced owners and I'm interested to buy this motorbike, so here is my question...
    First of all a little bit of explanation of my riding life, I bought my first motorbike just a year and a half ago. I wanted to be able to go to work with the bike and also make travels & weekends exits (most of them with my wife). I decided to go for a V-strom 650 xt 2017 as I wanted to try offroad but I didn't knew if I would like it or I was just an instagram adventurous :jack. 1 year and a half later, 35Kkm and three big travels after the situation is the following, I am still a beginner and I love this world. The V-strom on road is good for me I like it only I will appreciate some extra HP (I have it limited to 49 HP because of Spanish regulation). Even if the most of the time I went on road I went much more offroad that I thought at the beginning but the bike (even if I only made easy/medium tracks) is too weak for that, I don't find it too heavy (even-though I will appreciate less KG) but suspensions are really too short.

    Do yo think with the 790 adventure r (I don't consider s model) I will lose "on road" performance?
    Do you think the 790 adventure r is a good bike as an everyday bike?
    Do you think is a good starting point for offroad learing?
    Or should I go for a crf 250 rally + 1290 superadventure :imaposer?

    Thank you very much for your replies!

    NestoV
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  4. TrailTrauma

    TrailTrauma Nemophilist Supporter

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    NestoV, I think you know what to do .. buy an ADV R! It is a great platform for a lot of different adventures, including the times you'd like to commute. I think it's very adaptable to many differing styles of riding, and you'll read many discussions here on tire selections and windscreen choices with riders trying to hone in on the best setup for their type of riding and needs.

    I also find the 790 ADV R a terrific bike for honing your skills offroad. Sure it's a bit heavy but there is something very predictable about it. It's planted well due to where it carries it's fuel down so low. It's not like a crazy neurotic 2 stroke; it just feels great on the trails.

    Take a look at the other threads here on 790 modifications, tire choices, exhausts, and so on. And there is also 790adventure.net which one of our fellow inmates here (ART) put together as a wonderful resource on so many 790 aspects. Check it out too!

    Good luck .. it sounds like you'll put a hell of a lot of miles on yours once you make up your mind. :beer
  5. Electorn

    Electorn Adventurer

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    Is it worth taking it off completely? Its only one bolt. I can hear the tyres whining on mine, is it that you ca hear now?
  6. alonad

    alonad Been here awhile

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    Just waiting for axp racing to come out with their hdpe version.
    And loose more weight
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  7. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second... Super Supporter

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    Okay I rode at 790r with stock suspension today... pretty damn good.

    You already know the answer here

    1 have someone like konflict revalve and re spring

    2 better have it revalved and stretched

    3 more bettererer get the pro

    4 nipple tingle level stretch the pro

    I would like to ride a bike with stretched stock suspension that have been tuned

    Almost 400 miles in the last 2 days...and I dont feel beat up.
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  8. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

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    I love the AXP plates; I have one on my FE501S. But, I am thinking that the length that has to be spanned from the front mounts to the footpegs is too long for HDPE to be rigid enough. Maybe they will prove me wrong.
  9. chippertheripper

    chippertheripper motorcycle junkie Supporter

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    I mean nipples are alright, but I’m definitely more of an ass man.
    :kat

    I’ll keep chugging out the miles over here before I start letting the dollars fly.
    Enjoy the rest of the trip.
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  10. Nelso

    Nelso All the gear-no idea

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    I considered that and might do it still, it's definitely not tyres because it's always same RPM in different gears. If I take out the bolt and let it hang and it fixes the problem then I'll look to mount the horn a different way
  11. Gaulin

    Gaulin Orange (& Blue) Crush

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    I think some aluminum stringers running lengthwise along an HDPE plate would stiffen it up enough and still keep the weight down. If AXP doesn't offer something like that, would be easy enough to fab some 'hat section' stringers and bolt them on.
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  12. factoryphil

    factoryphil Adventurer

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    i have already done that . 3/8 thick , 25 days 6,354 miles and 7 states of off road tested . works great all i think i need



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  13. kzeb

    kzeb Been here quite some time

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    Bump @Nowwhat
  14. alonad

    alonad Been here awhile

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    Details please
  15. Venturer

    Venturer AKA klakeman Supporter

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    I just found out that my power outlet on the dash isn’t working. Has anyone else had this problem?
  16. dano619

    dano619 Been here awhile

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    Only works with key on......
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  17. Velociraptor

    Velociraptor TrackBum Super Supporter

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    Maybe one of the blade connectors came off. I did that when I was installing the heated grips. A pain to get to the wiring but gets better with practice.....!
  18. Venturer

    Venturer AKA klakeman Supporter

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    Thanks. That is what I am thinking. I had the headlight off twice for gps and cruise control wiring.
  19. geezyrider

    geezyrider n00b

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    The fairing looks great. Where did you find it? Thanks for the post.
  20. TrailTrauma

    TrailTrauma Nemophilist Supporter

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    It's LED/digital flasher installation day (week?) ha

    I've hit a snag I thought one of you who'd done this mod could help me with. I have the new digital relay, but I'm not sure, even after looking at the schematic which lead is the input and which is the output. One lead from the bike to the signal relay is OR/Y, and the other is BU/Y.

    My new digital relay (I think I have @AdvRonski to thank for the link) has leads labelled "B" (input) & "L" (output). So I simply need to know what OEM wire goes to which digital relay connector. Is it as simple as "B" being the Blue (Y/BU)? I looked at the OEM relay and it doesn't have much written on it. I can find it in a google search but nothing identifies the input/output leads.

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    Comparison shot of the size difference between the ginormous OEM and the Rizoma LED's.
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    Edit: Here is the schematic with K20 bing the flasher relay, and it's hard to see but the lead coming out of that flasher at the bottom is the yellow/orange and the one at the top is the yellow/blue. It almost looks to me like the yellow/orange is leading to the lights so it might be the output?
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