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  1. MGorman

    2012 - 990 oil level

    I forgot, different display!
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    2012 - 990 oil level

    6 bars? That's a bar below boiling over! My fan would come on at 5 bars so I changed the thermo switch to one from I believe a DRZ400, now it comes on just before it hits 5.
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    2019 KTM 790 Adventure

    The 2004 KTM 950 Adventure had a base price of approx $11,998 US sixteen "model years ago". The 2012 990 ADV-R was $14,999. So $15,274 isn't that far fetched considering all the technology that is being put into the modern Adv bikes. That ugly headlight and its electronics alone probably cost more than you think. The 790 Duke headlight is $929, the speedo is $808. Now add in inflation, ABS and all the other electronic rider aides, the bike gets heavier and more expensive. To me personally, the R model should be stripped of everything not mandated by the DOT, CARB or EPA. I do have the new bike bug for a left over 1090 but at this point, I'll probably keep my 04 950 and 06 950 Adventure S. If my bike dies out in BFE, I'm probably out of gas! On second thought, that'd be embarrassing considering the 12 gallon tank
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    Wheel Straightening

    Repairing it is a decision only you can make. If you ever saw the front wheel I use for sketchy terrain that I leave more hard care tires on, you wouldn't ride my 950. I however rode on it all the way to Colorado and back to Ohio with 7 or 8 smilies and a crack. Recently I tried to make a pothole larger with my good wheelset. I was able to heat it up a little and put it in a press and push the offending outward flare of the side. In turn, it pushed the "vertical" dent out of the rim. I personally can't afford to replace a rim every time it gets a bump in it. If you are trying to run tubeless, then you may need to replace it or put a tube in it.
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    2019 KTM 790 Adventure

    Sadly, social media hasn't been able to hold my attention much anymore. I'll try to remember if I see the ordering info posted, to relay it here for you.
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    Husqvarna 701 Enduro

    Does that have the Magura slave with mineral oil? The slave on my 950 leaked for ages, I'd just add a little every couple months until I finally replaced it with an Oberon. I believe Slavens Racing has an alternative replacement. I think he claimed it was a known KTM issue but I haven't sold a small bore (65-500cc) slave in a couple years and that was to an old bike. I have however heard there have been quite a few Husky slaves failing which are the Maguras. I don't think I have ever sold a Brembo Slave. Just out of curiosity, check the piston and see if it is cracked around the area in the middle where the ball bearing puts pressure on the piston. A friend of mine appeared to make a rookie mistake stalling his 950 at a stop sign, here the piston cracked and blew the mineral oil out. I rode into town and bought JB Weld and oil, repaired it roadside and it made it the next 35-40 miles home. The fork seals can happen to anyone. I make it a habit to clean the sliders after ever ride in the dirt to prolong their life. Get a Seal Doctor, it is worth every penny in the long run.
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    2019 KTM 790 Adventure

    The 2019 street model pricing was released back in Sept but nothing has appeared on KTM dealernet for the 790 as of this time other than an unclickable link in the parts finder. I read somewhere that dealers wouldn't even be able to order them until the spring of '19 which would push them back a few months after that. Then the top tier dealers will get theirs first, probably after the European dealers are filled.
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    Honda XL600V Transalp 1989

    Bought it new in '89, I doubt I will ever sell it. One of the smoothest and quietest v-twin motors I've ever ridden. For me it needs more fuel capacity and fit a tall person better, a bit cramped.
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    Honda XL600V Transalp (1989)

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    Bought it new in '89, I doubt I will ever sell it. One of the smoothest and quietest v-twin motors I've ever ridden. For me it needs more fuel capacity and fit a tall person better, a bit cramped.
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    KTM 640 Adventure 2003

    It's rude, crude and unrefined, vibrates like half a girls battery operated boyfriend, and it is fun to ride!
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    KTM 640 Adventure (2003)

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    It's rude, crude and unrefined, vibrates like half a girls battery operated boyfriend, and it is fun to ride!
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    2019 KTM 790 Adventure

    Just when I was finally giving into a new 1090... On paper the 790R is very close in size to my aging 950. The 790 has only 10mm more travel but 18mm less ground clearance and is almost 2" shorter in the wheelbase. The seat heights are the same and the rake is within 0.3 degrees. I think the shorter wheelbase will help it only require half the desert to get turned around! Hopefully KTM opened up the steering lock a little to help in the East Coast Maneuverability Dept. I feel the biggest lure with the 790R is it weighs in 38 pounds less than my 950 and has similar HP ratings. My 950 has the 12 gallon tank setup and there is a huge difference in feel between 12 gallons (76 lbs of fuel) and empty, that same feel is very noticeable at half tank (a little more than a stock 950). That half tank (a full 950 stock tank) is the same weight difference between the two. That new 790R has to feel like a feather compared to the 950/990. I have a 2nd 950S with the stock tanks and when I ride it, I feel like the bike is 6 inches narrower. It'll be interesting to see how those 790's tanks feel. The 790R has more travel, more ground clearance and 56 pounds less than the 1090R DAMNITT KTM!!! It's only money, right? Anyone interested in a very used 640 Adventure??? May be time for a garage sale
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    2019 KTM 790 Adventure

    I'm not sure what you mean by more accessible, Come on, you only have to disassemble a quarter of the 950 to get the current filter out, half if you want the carbs!
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    KTM Adventure Rallies Ultimate Race

    I think it would be a blast!
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    New 1290 Super Adventure S?

    Going back to the 950/990 style saddle tanks? They do a good job at keeping the weight low but do a horrible job of ease of access! The 790 prototype has a similar set up if I remember correctly. I wonder if the 1090 will get a similar treatment? 2020? Except for the Addition of EFI and a larger bore, I think the 950/990 platform went the longest (03-12) without major changes. KTM tends to make changes every three years in the off-road market. Makes me wonder why that particular platform lasted so long while the 1190 faded relatively quick.
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