KTM 790 Adventure

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

  1. Gaulin

    Gaulin Orange (& Blue) Crush

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    This is exactly what happened on mine. I found Velociraptors post (thanks !) and disassembled the headlight to hook it back up. I had the headlight off, but it didn't give me enough room, so I disassembled the light to save my sanity from working in the cramped space.

    Instead of using the black factory connector which is only on with the key, I used Acc1 connectors so it's always live. This way I can charge electronics with the bike off once I reach camp.
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  2. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second... Super Supporter

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  3. YOGOI

    YOGOI Prick

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    [QUOTE="Nowwhat,

    Wheels. 1.85 up front 3.5 out back.

    Single front rotor.

    Seat. Taller and skinnier. Winner

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    Tall suspension and these 3 mods. Perfect!!!
  4. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second... Super Supporter

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    My buddy grabbed a quick sound clip

    Sounds better in real life hahaha

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  5. chippertheripper

    chippertheripper motorcycle junkie Supporter

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    Ya aint sneaking around with that one!
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  6. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second... Super Supporter

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    16 47 gearing was fairly spot on for me . 48 is not out of the question...

    Mid 40s on the mpg...
  7. AdvRonski

    AdvRonski They call me......Ronski

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    TT- The YEL/BLU should go to the B-for Battery terminal, the YEL/OR will be the output, L for Load.
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  8. TrailTrauma

    TrailTrauma Nemophilist Supporter

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    Awesome man; much appreciated! :beer
  9. The Griz

    The Griz Long timer Supporter

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    Is anyone using the Wolfman B-Base with Rollie bags on their 790? If so how is it working out? Please post pics if possible. Thanks!

    Yes I searched the thread. Search function didn’t turn up any results.
  10. 990s

    990s Adventurer

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    Tall suspension and these 3 mods. Perfect!!![/QUOTE]

    The singel front rotor: how big is the weight reduction? any further advantages?
  11. Nowwhat

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    The singel front rotor: how big is the weight reduction? any further advantages?[/QUOTE]
    6lbs... other advantage...one less thing to break....get it hahahaa?
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  12. Subaruvich

    Subaruvich Been here awhile

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    6lbs... other advantage...one less thing to break....get it hahahaa?[/QUOTE]

    As much as I’d like to do that with my bike, I am afraid it’s not gonna be street legal in EU
  13. Subaruvich

    Subaruvich Been here awhile

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    I am going to stretch the pro. Waiting for parts to arrive. It will be done by local dealer. My dealer wasn’t sure yet, but they think they will need to change some bushings and use the same springs. Using shorter bushings will allow the same spring to compress more and thus achieve longer travel.
    Did your stretching require longer springs, and did the bike become taller?
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  14. 990s

    990s Adventurer

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    6lbs... other advantage...one less thing to break....get it hahahaa?[/QUOTE]

    Got it. thi hi hi hi ! Great Bike !!
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  15. Electorn

    Electorn Adventurer

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    I hope you get it sorted, I feel your pain - that noise drove me insane.
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  16. ramirin

    ramirin Ready to push

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    I had 650 strom as first 'slightly towards offroad' bike back in 2005-2008 - then wen't to 990 adv. Now a decade and handful of various ktms later I would say pick any full grown pumpkin' and you will be more than happy. Of course you need to understand you're not driving suzuki anymore, you're bike will have some character, engine will have sound and some things might vibrate a bit - don't go on a test drive just buy one, stand up and go for a looong drive. Shortly you will notice all the movement you have done to keep strom on trail and not hitting your hands was only patching short comings of that crappy geometry and suspension.

    But I must warn you, while 1 suzuki is enough - with ktm adv you might end up being more interested in offroad / enduro and having half of ktm dirt range in your garage and you still think that makes perfect sense :super
  17. ramirin

    ramirin Ready to push

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    If you notice a difference in handling when riding heavy duty tube vs normal then it's time to remove that extra weight.. Or if youre buddies Birch and Riemann are on their way to throw some pivot turns with you then that unsprung extra weight might be disturbing =)

    But for mental side it might have tremendous difference like removing mirrors makes adv feel almost like an enduro.
  18. 990s

    990s Adventurer

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    Well, I added unsprung weight with the low fender. Must fix that !:y0!
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  19. chippertheripper

    chippertheripper motorcycle junkie Supporter

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    Some of my weight is attached to springs, but some of it is attached to my waist.
  20. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

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    All you comedians think you wouldn’t notice it if you zip-tied six pounds of weight to the front axle of any bike you ride off-road? Bullshit. That’s unsprung weight.