We'd better have a 790 thread, I 'spose

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by wairau, Apr 20, 2019.

  1. oldbeer

    oldbeer Grandadventurer

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    Are you sure you've actually bought one?? I mean, there aren't any pictures.... Could have been anyones tyre tracks.
    Perhaps youre hallucinating??.
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  2. Oscar

    Oscar Master of the Universe! Supporter

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    I suppose it's a possibility.
    If you fall off enough motorcycles the resultant concussions do strange things to your grasp of reality ..
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  3. MrKiwi

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    buyers remorse, even before you got on the orange whore! :lol3
  4. Ducatijim

    Ducatijim Hopeless Poseuer!

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    You had realised that the new ‘19 690 would have been a better choice right?
  5. Oscar

    Oscar Master of the Universe! Supporter

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    I thought about it.
    But I have half a pound of titanium in my left foot and a fucked right knee.
    Just too tall...
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  6. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Broke Engine Supporter

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    I had all the titainium removed from my leg....thinking of making a lamp out of it.
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  7. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi backwards & upsidedown Super Supporter

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    A leg lamp, that'll be interesting... :hmmmmm
  8. Oscar

    Oscar Master of the Universe! Supporter

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    It took them three and half hours to install it.
    [​IMG]
    The surgeon asked me if I wanted it taken out, but warned that it would do quite a bit of damage, scars on scars and such like.
    I politely declined.
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  9. KiwiPewe

    KiwiPewe Coddiwomple Supporter

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  10. Oscar

    Oscar Master of the Universe! Supporter

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    "Yeah, nah...um....no really, fuck that."
    I think was my exact reaction.
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  11. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Broke Engine Supporter

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    should be a walk in the park :D
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  12. Lili Von Shtupp

    Lili Von Shtupp 102° Rx = + /_\

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    @Oscar You and I have both had an Aprilia Pegaso in the past, compare the two for me....
  13. Oscar

    Oscar Master of the Universe! Supporter

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  14. slowbike smallpenis

    slowbike smallpenis Tester of Tooheys Old

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    I believe the last person to ride the Peg prior to its escape from Chateau Oscar was enthusiastic about it .... He knows a thing or three about things on two wheels so I understand
  15. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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    Proper skid plate might be wise

  16. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Broke Engine Supporter

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    'engine guard' not skid plate :D designed for light abrasion resistance to the engine. Like most adventure bikes you would assume someone will develop a robust aftermarket 'bash plate' which clearly the 790's isn't. The mounting points will be key though. Not much good having a plate that bolts to the engine as some do.

    It is difficult for any manufacturer to warrant damages caused to a bike via a crash or some other impact. Clearly in this case something gave it a good wack. I don't like the pegs being fixed to the engine casing though....its $$$ waiting to be spent, but then that's what insurance is for. All worked out good in the end but that won't stop the haters bangin on about KTM design issues......like every bike doesn't have them. We should all play it safe and ride beamers :imaposer

    You get the impression that if that same damage was on the R model then KTM would have covered it under warranty? Somehow I doubt it. I could see them saying something like....The R model is designed for more extreme off road riding than the S, which will mean some owners will take it to and beyond its design limits. Like every motorcycle used in this fashion the owner should weigh the risk of damage to the motorcycle. This is to be expected and is a part of ownership cost.
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  17. Muzz67

    Muzz67 Unadventurous

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    Are the 'A' and 'R' models pegs fitted the same? And is it simply extra ground clearance the makes the 'R' ok to ride rough stuff?
    Hands up, who-ever hasn't clonked a footpeg onto a rock/root/rut. Hmm, not many hands up....
  18. Oscar

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    I grounded my XR400 in third gear on a downhill, man, gravity is a bitch when you stop instantly...
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  19. young1

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    On my DR 400 I clipped a rock and put my brake pedal thru clutch cover
  20. dazzadm

    dazzadm Long timer

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    :lurkNo pictures of said 790s yet...?