So the 2020's come out...

Discussion in 'Parallel World (790/890)' started by Toddv, Oct 10, 2019.

  1. Taki

    Taki Waiting for Godot

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    C278AC09-0241-4AE7-8940-57F3E2192593.jpeg Just picked up “our” bike
  2. offroadjunky

    offroadjunky Been here awhile

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    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.
  3. truckergemi

    truckergemi Adventurer

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    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.
  4. abandoned track

    abandoned track Been here awhile

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    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
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  5. chain

    chain Go Fly Supporter

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    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
  6. Themastermike

    Themastermike Think you caught me in a coma Supporter

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    Why those for street riding

    Ear?
  7. chain

    chain Go Fly Supporter

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    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
  8. kubcat

    kubcat Been here awhile Supporter

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    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!
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  9. chain

    chain Go Fly Supporter

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    Thanks!
    I’ll check em out
  10. Themastermike

    Themastermike Think you caught me in a coma Supporter

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    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.
  11. Venturer

    Venturer AKA klakeman Supporter

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    The best mileage I have seen on TKCs is 2,000 miles. Not a fan.
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  12. Taki

    Taki Waiting for Godot

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    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.
  13. lowerlattitudes

    lowerlattitudes LowerLattitudes

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    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. :D
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  14. svneko

    svneko Adventurer

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    I used it no problem for 2020, but it is only for accessories/options.
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  15. kubcat

    kubcat Been here awhile Supporter

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    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.
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  16. lowerlattitudes

    lowerlattitudes LowerLattitudes

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    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...
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  17. natedog39

    natedog39 Borderline Beefcake

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    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!
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  18. Toddv

    Toddv Long timer

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    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.
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  19. gsuks

    gsuks Long timer

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    have not seen the 2020 bike arrive in Europe yet:(
    looks like you guys in the states are vering looked after first!!
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  20. truckergemi

    truckergemi Adventurer

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    My first off-road riding in over a decade today!

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