Not Another 890 Adventure R Build...

Discussion in 'Parallel World (790/890)' started by TheGearDude, Apr 7, 2021.

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To rally tower or not to rally tower?

  1. F Yes put a rally tower on this thing!

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  2. H E double hockey sticks no!

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  1. Dan D.

    Dan D. Long timer

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    Or destined for better lands where each mm of rubber is measured in Au-179.
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  2. TheGearDude

    TheGearDude Long timer Supporter

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    I've got one, but these the 890's don't have cruise control for no reason... :D
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  3. TheGearDude

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    Same Same!
    Or I am driving to Moab.
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  4. TheGearDude

    TheGearDude Long timer Supporter

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    Electrical

    Here comes the fun stuff...
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    All 790/890 owners know that when the headlight comes out, the gloves come off. It's all shits and giggles taking it apart, but when you have to get all of those wires back in there, that's when you find Jesus!

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    The stock "cigarette lighter" outlet is useless to me, so I always upgrade to one of these Blue Sea Systems dual USB chargers. This outlet fits perfectly in place of the stock receptacle, is legitimately waterproof, and more aptly suits my needs. Highly recommend.

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    See, looks factory.
    I contemplated wiring this to ACC1 so that I could charge things even when the bike was keyed off, but then I decided against it just out of an abundance of caution.

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    Everything I am wiring:
    -Cyclops MF LED turn signals [More on these when they are finished]
    -Cyclops Aurora AUX lights [More on these when they are finished]
    -Garmin Montana 680T charging cradle
    -Dual USB outlet (pictured above)
    -Heated Grips {Not OEM, don't ask for a PN. I will do a dedicated post on this custom setup soon...}

    This was the stage where I had everything connected and I was testing to make sure everything was working as intended. After this, I basically retraced my steps cleaning up and organizing wiring before properly reinstalling the headlight.
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  5. Dan D.

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    I want an empty garage like that...
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  6. TheGearDude

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    I have been working very hard to get it to this point (empty and clean). This bike build has been delayed significantly because I have been trying to wrap up my garage remodel. It's nearing completion now, just a little more work.
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  7. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second... Super Supporter

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    Soooo much room for Stickers....
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  8. Dan D.

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    Lol...

    I've got maybe 1 square foot of extra space in mine... It's a nightmare. Misery of living in Florida ie. houses without basements.
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  9. windblown101

    windblown101 Long timer Supporter

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    Meh, basements are over rated unless they have one end at ground level to make it easy to ride bikes in and out. :)
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  10. windblown101

    windblown101 Long timer Supporter

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    The only logical solution

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  12. Dan D.

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    That's what I had in Virginia/DC area. Even had 4 acres to play on. That basement was even air-conditioned.

    But I don't miss the cost of living there, or the miserable commute to I & 17th Street.

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  13. Hosemonkey

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    {Everything I am wiring:
    -Cyclops MF LED turn signals [More on these when they are finished]
    -Cyclops Aurora AUX lights [More on these when they are finished]
    -Garmin Montana 680T charging cradle
    -Dual USB outlet (pictured above)
    -Heated Grips {Not OEM, don't ask for a PN. I will do a dedicated post on this custom setup soon...}

    This was the stage where I had everything connected and I was testing to make sure everything was working as intended. After this, I basically retraced my steps cleaning up and organizing wiring before properly reinstalling the headlight.[/QUOTE]

    I’d love to hear about the Cyclops stuff - I’m thinking of getting the signals, (at the very least).
    :-)
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  14. Dan D.

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    Oh man, I just realized this was your build thread.

    My apologies for the mess.
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  15. TheGearDude

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    I’d love to hear about the Cyclops stuff - I’m thinking of getting the signals, (at the very least).
    :-)[/QUOTE]

    Planning on doing a dedicated post for the Cyclops stuff as soon as I have it all installed, stay tuned.
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  16. TheGearDude

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    Out for a little fun in the sun (and snow), yesterday to finish the break-in miles.

    I REALLY miss quick shifter, and cruise control would have been nice on the hour-and-a-half-long freeway blast to the good stuff. I went to pick up my license plate at the dealership the other day, and they had no idea what the Tech Pack even was. I explained to them what features this package includes, how we had agreed on including this "accessory" during the purchase process. Still, they couldn't do anything because they were literally clueless. They tried to get in touch with their KTM rep to be enlightened when I told them to call me when they figured it out. This is representative of every interaction I have ever had with any KTM dealership; they are awful.

    Anyway, the bike felt good. New Seat Concepts saddle and Scotts steering stabilizer were the stand-outs to me. My goal is to have a proper skid plate, wheel set, and rubber before the snow melts in the hills. I have the Camel ADV gut guard sitting in my garage, but I am still waiting on the Woodys wheels.

    More detailed install stuff to follow shortly.

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  17. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams Supporter

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    I ordered the same. I liked the video of him explaining how he solved the peg issue with his plate, but curious why you chose camel over the others.
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  18. Dan D.

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    Quick shifter is something I'll never live without again. Completely ruined me.
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  19. WADE-O

    WADE-O Been here awhile

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    I said for a long time cruise control and technology at large was going to be the death of motoecyling. Then I got a bike with cruise control and I'll never go back.
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  20. Dan Lorenze

    Dan Lorenze Been here awhile

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    I love it too..
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