So the 2020's come out...

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

  1. kubcat

    kubcat Been here awhile Supporter

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    True True. Also, if you want to shift, but are too slow or not deliberate enough, it will stutter/miss the shift, sometimes hitting neutral, which can be very bad...

    However, I find that if I mind my feet while standing on the pegs, typically keeping the balls of my feet on the pegs, and only move forward when I intentionally want to shift or brake, then my trail riding is enhanced with running the QS. Of course, I'm a noob, so I get better with every ride, and I don't run Hard Enduro/Rally Race speeds. But I am getting faster...
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  2. flange990

    flange990 Which way?

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    I've started using it a lot offroad, really like it for that quick downshift just gotta stay away from the shifter when you don't want it.
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  3. Nowwhat

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    Sounds like you are having a blast bud... you need to start getting off the balls of your feet and onto the arches unless you are trying to double blip over a log...
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  4. Toddv

    Toddv Long timer

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    It hasn't bothered me yet but I only have about 200 miles on it, some others have commented that it gets in the way here and there for them off road. I generally ride on the balls of my feet and only move my foot up when I'm shifting so it may be fine for me. Software updates are 20% off till near the end of Dec so I'll decide before then.
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    finally, a relevant post
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  9. kubcat

    kubcat Been here awhile Supporter

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    I am having a ball - thanks, or rather was having a ball, as the season in New York is probably over now. On to skiing.

    Interestingly, the balls vs arches debate doesn't seem to have any definitive right or wrong. Depending on who is advising, I hear pros and cons of both. For me, every active sport I have ever trained for emphasizes the ready position, and I find trail riding no different. That means balls of the feet, so the foot and ankle are flexing dynamically in response to trail conditions. Curious to hear what your thoughts are about that, as you likely have many more years of riding experience than me.
  10. Nowwhat

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    So here is my 0 cents worth

    1 off road boots specifically have a section of the sole in the arches to grab the pegs some models this section is replaceable as riders wear this part out

    2. You should be able to work the foot brake at all times with a slight pivot of the toes. Impossible when on the balls

    3 steering with the feet and weighting the pegs is much easier on arches

    4 being able to drop your heels lower then the pegs in sand as an example makes for easy control

    There is a picture in one of these threads of a 790 riding some sand... you can see the rider is struggling...he is up on the balls which has his weight too far forward..

    Then there is a picture of the guys racing the 790s in Morocco and they are on arches and the front of the bike is floating.

    Now when doing something extreme that requires full suspension compression like a log hop I get the balls idea..then back to the arches

    I rode today and had a blast modulating the rear brake into turns...would hate to miss that fun

    Ymmv

    Ps I have never been to a coach that says balls
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    Taki Waiting for Godot

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  13. kubcat

    kubcat Been here awhile Supporter

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    Thanks for the input. It makes sense. If this is the guy in the sand you are referring to, it's me. I may have looked like I was struggling, but I flew through it with ease. Definitely more a testament to the bike than the skillz!

    Sugar sand 790 PB2019.jpg
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  14. svneko

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    That looks like the Pine Barrens Adventure riding school. Mike and Jack and a great bunch of guys.
  15. kubcat

    kubcat Been here awhile Supporter

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    Yep they taught me a bunch.
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    Often times a dealer will check inventory at the import/distribution warehouse. If none in stock, the dealer considers the model "sold out" since a dealer purchases his stock directly from KTM. Very few KTM dealers will sell/trade/transfer a high demand model to another dealer unless within the same dealer ownership. Quotas for high demand models are like gold until release of the next model year.
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  17. roookie1

    roookie1 Been here awhile

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    Well guys, anyone with 2020 bikes found a stickers saying where it is produced/made/assembled ? And congrats :-)
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    The 11th digit of the VIN indicates the assembly plant. On my 2020 790 S that digit is “M”, which indicates Mattighofen (Austria).
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  19. SieteNoventa

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    Any noticiable improvement on the 2020 model?
  20. Orfeas

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    None to my knowledge.
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