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Category: The Random thoughts pit

Stuff that will not fit anywhere else.

Recent updates

December 10 2019

  • Moved some articles from one category to another: Horn and Aux lights to electrical, ABS cable protection to protections. Old URLs are redirected, your bookmarks are safe.

December 8 2019

  • Updated the power article with a link to a video showing how to dismantle the headlight.
  • Updated the price of the Chappel bash plate (It’s going down!)
  • Added a bit about the interaction of the cruise control with the traction control.
  • Added a link to seal cleaning advice.
  • Added a whole article on Navigation towers.
  • I’ve installed heated grips on my bike, using the Slaven Racing throttle tube: Works, but the tube needs part of it to be ground away.

November 28 2019

November 18 2019

  • Added an entry about the much discussed clutch issues on some rare bikes..

November 14 2019

  • The feature you don’t know you wanted until you see it in action: the picture on the home page now rotates through the various models. Fancy…

November 12 2019

  • Added more info about the ergo seat, and a link to seat concepts.
  • Added the ergo seat install manual.
  • Added a link to the GPR “compatible” exhaust melting the turn signal.
  • Added the AltRider skid plate.
  • Added a small note about the SWMotech centerstand clanking noise.
  • Added link to installs of the GIVI light mounts.
  • Added a link to an install video of the AS3 skid plate

Halloween edition

October 30 2019

Site update

This site has been hacked a week or so ago. And was for a while serving spam according to some geo localization rules. Of course my own geo location was not targeted, so I didn’t notice at all… Thanks to the people who send me messages to let me know.

After a fine tuned scan of the site pages I found weird code in plenty of places. I still don’t know how the intrusion happened, but after cleaning up the mess I installed supplemental security measures, turned off a bunch of services I didn’t use, and buttoned up the installation.

If you were affected by the outage, please accept my apologies. I hate spammers, and being ambushed while visiting my site is not something I wished to happen.

October 27 2019

  • Updated centerstand with more details about the TrailStar gadget.
  • Updated bash plates.
  • Added BDCW rear rack.
  • Fixed an error about the non-compatibility of levers from the duke 790.
  • Completely revamped the seats article with the seat height of all KTM options on both models.

October 24 2019

October 19 2019

October 13 2019

October 6 2019

  • Reformated the GPS mount page, fixed the erroneous price on the Vanasche billet aluminium mount.

October 4 2019

October 1st 2019

September 25 2019

  • I get it people: Vanasche is a US company. Sorry. Stop sending me emails.
  • Two new bashplates (and I know, rade garage is planning one in carbon, but until it is somewhere I can link to, it’s not in the FAQ).

September 24 2019

September 21 2019

September 20 2019

September 10 2019

September 6 2019

September 5 2019

  • Added the Twalcom offering to crap flap (Thanks Henning for the link!)

August 29 2019

August 26 2019

August 25 2019

August 22 2019

August 17 2019

August 13 2019

August 12 2019

August 10 2019

August 9 2019

July 29 2019

July 24 2019

  • GPS mount Added KTM official mount
  • Slip on: Added Rade Garage Shanon exhaust, updated GPR with video. Cleaned up all the links.
  • Bottom protection: Added the SW-motech engine guard.
  • Added this page as a link to new stuff.

Comments

The comments on this site are turned on, but are moderated and I will never publish them.

How come?

Well, the comments are an easy way to let me know that something is wrong in an article, allowing me to fix it quickly. But this space is not great for discussions. Think of it as a library: this is not the place to argue loudly about a subject, this is just a repository of knowledge.

So use the comments, but be aware that those are only a direct communication with me, just a little bit more convenient than email. I will work your comment in the text, or ignore it, or ask you for clarification.

Let me know if you want credit for your contribution by providing a link to an email, a profile, a web site…

And if you really want to argue, have a discussion, gather opinions, there are a number of forums you can use for this purpose.

About this FAQ

This FAQ is maintained by Éric Noyau, but its content is build on the wisdom of many 790 Adventure owners around the world.

I was first inspired to capture some information in one place after reading a post from from Tim Cullis on UKGSer.com: he made an awesome list of KTM parts that I thought was going to get buried in a thread. So I copy pasted it into a google doc for my own usage. And from then on every time I saw something interesting on a thread somewhere I added it to the same doc.

After a while the doc started to contain plenty of valuable information so I shared it on various forums. People liked it, send me some info to add or to clear up. But it was becoming unmaintainable in one big file with a rubbish URL impossible to memorize.

So I invested 15€ on a domain name, installed a new vhost on a server, started a new instance of WordPress and here we are.

And more importantly: YOU CAN HELP. If something is wrong, something is missing, please send me an email to 790faq@noyau.net, with links to the source. And if you want to help me maintain the site, sure, it’s also possible.

I wrote a privacy policy, please read it. Nothing fancy in there, just some explanation about what data is collected, why and where.