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Discussion in 'Parallel World (790/890)' started by Toddv, Oct 10, 2019.
Just picked up “our” bike
I'm curious what my dealer will say about the rally mode when mine shows up.I have a great dealer would like to know why some aren't having a problem with rally mode set up or if it is in there from factory.
I picked mine up this week. It had rally mode and quick shifter already unlocked. I did have to pay for cruise and heated grips.
I am not in the market for a 790, but I stopped in at the Olathe, Kansas (Kansas City area) KTM dealer (Letko) today and they had 1 R and 1 non R unsold on the showroom floor. Not sure if they had any more in the shop area. FYI
Yes TKC 80's. So many new (to me ) features on this bike. I wanted start this relationship with a tire I'm familiar with and trust. TKC 80's have come to be my Go to when any street riding is involved
Why those for street riding
for the past 25 years, my riding has been basically to travel for as long as my window allows on the most unimproved rides I can find. Some street riding is usually necessary to connect the unimproved roads. The TKC's are a known quantity that performs great on rough terrain and are predictable on the street. TKC's have a pretty good wear life too. Next trip is 3-4k miles with no support and not much access to tire shops / moto shops
If you like the Contis because you think they have a long life, then you should check out the Motoz Rallz or Adventure or GPS. Compared to the TKC, they will feel like immortals. With better performance to boot!
I’ll check em out
Gotcha. I missed the part about any street riding. I think your said street riding. My bad
May I recommend my brand....(drum roll). Shinkos. Much much more cost effective IMHO.
Even Kenda big blocks I've had great success with.
The best mileage I have seen on TKCs is 2,000 miles. Not a fan.
I ran TKC’s on my r1200GS Adv for 10 yrs. Got about 2000 miles out of a rear and double from the front. Would not have traded more miles for less performance and predictability.
Will be switching over to TKC’s of the Karoo doesn’t inspire.
Paid for my bike yesterday. Sat on it, blah blah blah. Nice and shiny for now. Having cruise, grips and bag mounts installed and will retrieve after that is done. Having a conflict trying to use the 500 dollar powerparts card, dealer/owner says it is only for 2019 bikes. His admin / main title assistant is saying she is going to see if she can apply towards the accessories (going to ping her KTM rep) and will let me know. The card says nothing about MY year of new bike purchased, trying to let the 'system' work for a bit before I go Rambo mode.
Happy Holidays folks! Things could be worse.
I used it no problem for 2020, but it is only for accessories/options.
In those 10 years, a new company was formed specifically to make tires that outperform those TKCs AND last much longer - Motoz. Give them a try.
thanks, I mentioned to the dealer that other buyers have had no issues using it with 2020's. Can you PM me off line with the name of your dealer? I'd like to have that in my back pocket just in case...
The 20's are hitting the floor at my dealer in N.Y.. Mine is paid for,registered and insured and still in transit. Should be here next week though. Which will guarantee the snow storm predictions will be spot on for tomorrow.
I can't wait!
The KTM card is for accessories not for the bike. You're dealer needs to do their job and get the facts... Bought mine at Augusta KTM and it was no problem. Used it for the heated grips, cruise and install.
have not seen the 2020 bike arrive in Europe yet
looks like you guys in the states are vering looked after first!!
My first off-road riding in over a decade today!