2017 KTM 1090 Adv R – footpeg options – anything more reasonable?

Every vendor going wants to sell footpegs for $190-$300 US for these bikes. Ebay, Amazon, and other sites are flooded with variations of billet aluminum pegs like this: http://a.co/d/blsQdbT that are a fraction of the cost - $25-50. I get that a stainless peg is a better peg, but I also know that people reviewing the aluminum pegs are completely happy with them, as long as they fit. Some issues with traction pins falling out but a little locktite will fix that.

Has anyone...

2017 KTM 1090 Adv R - footpeg options - anything more reasonable?

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1 or 2 icos

Hi, I’m setting up a new bike for rally’s.
I previously used trail tech vectors on my old 520 several years back and wanted to set this one up better.
If you use 2 icos are you resetting the distance on 1 at every call in the notes ? And the other just continues counting the accumulated distance.

Cheers

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Rescuing a ttr225

Well, I had a friend send me a picture the other day of a cheap bike someone had listed on Facebook for real cheap . So I came home and let the wife know I had decided to spend what little money we had saved on a project. She wasn't happy. But what can she Do? View attachment 1330983
So I brought this nasty thing home for the high price of 320 dollars . We had to drag it to the truck. I assumed because the chain was so rusted that it just wouldn't budge. You know how it goes the guy...

Rescuing a ttr225

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Question about JACKS

What are the rest of you rapscallions using as a jack to lift the bike or sidecar while away from the shop/garage ???

Meaning, if you have a flat tire, or other need to raise one of the three wheels/tires off the ground, you would need some type of jack.

What are you currently using? :dunno

I have ordered a couple scissor jacks, going to place one in each of the trunks of our sidecar rigs, so that when on a road trip..."IF" anything were to happen that I need to raise a...

Question about JACKS

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2018 NFL–The year of the QB class?

The draft is on, we missed some OTA action.
Best QB class since 1983?
Early picks show teams are hopeful.
Did the Browns pick another headcase or a superstar?
Will it be the year of the bird's?
Will the Cowboys win more than 8?
Will the Raiders.......probably nothing to see there.
LA, do they have enough football teams?
Will Gronkowski play or become a donut exibitionist full time?
The year of the phoenix....he crashed, he burned, he returns....Johnny Manziel?
The Packers...yeah,...

2018 NFL--The year of the QB class?

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Official Nighthawk thread

Okay Nighthawk owners, come out of the closet! Let's have our own thread to celebrate one of the most underated bikes ever. Post you're pics and any Nighthawk discussions. Here's my new (to me) 2003 750

Done so far:
EBC HH brakes, Russell Stainless lines, exhaust baffles drilled (see nighthawk750.com) GPS added, Uni filter

Things on order:
New tank (mine is dented), 14T front sprocket, carb jets and shims,

Near future: Progessive Suspension shocks and springs.

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CABDR Real Time Report – It’s not an Epic Ride if you can still go to Walmart

Left yday AM from socal.
- 1991 BMW R100GS
- 2006 Fully Restored Collectors Edition DR650
- 2016 Honda Front Load Washing Machine

It was patchy wet as we hit the road, but no rain.

We hit all the major ecosystems on the way to Yuma: Coastal, Desert, Mountain, and Real Housewives

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The Mighty DR:
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The Ultimate Dribbling Machine:
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The Honda African'tWin:

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More to come...

CABDR Real Time Report - It's not an Epic Ride if you can still go to Walmart

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NX650 help

Hi all,

I have a 1988 NX650 and I had a crazy thing happen today on a ride. I came to a stop sign and when I went to take off the bike went to full throttle. I pulled the clutch in and shut the key off. I could hear what sounded like a vacuum blead off coming from the motor. The bike still has all the smog stuff on it and has ran good since I got it. I wondering if some how I built up vacuum and it pulled the slide up. I started the bike up and rode it home with no issue.

Thanks

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Garmin Montana 610 problem

When I turn the unit on, then go to Waypoint Manager screen, then search menu, the screen will freeze after a few moments(less than a minute). At which point the only way, i know of to exit this menu, is to shut down the unit by pulling the battery. So far this problem only occurs at the Search menu of Waypoint Manager screen.

Any thoughts/ideas to solve this issue? I'm trying to stay away from a hard reset. Also, I updated the 610 software yesterday.
thx, Phil

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‘81 Honda XL185s – Input and Suggestions (just purchased)

Hi all,
I just purchased a 1981 Honda XL185s. I am hoping for some input/suggestions regarding items that appear to be missing, non-original, or are good things to modify. My first bike and first time riding.

In short, I am looking to do a fairly detailed restoration to the bike. I will also modify the ride height parameters to accommodate my tip-toeing while seated on the bike. I can handle shaving the seat a tad. Any suggestions regarding the suspension? If I could somehow lower the...

‘81 Honda XL185s - Input and Suggestions (just purchased)

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Ford Fiesta ST!

Anyone had a chance to check one of these out yet?

I test drove one tonight, a fairly basic model, only painted wheels and a moonroof for options - what a fun little car. Very nimble handling, smooth shifting, decent power and good roll on at almost every part of the rev range. The myTouch system was nice, as was the sound system. Great brakes.

The sound symposer I thought would be awful but it was pretty reasonable and sounded nice. Factory has an option for recaro seats, but at 2k over...

Ford Fiesta ST!

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70’s Honda Twins, 175cc vs. 350cc.

I am considering the purchase of a 175cc twin, either a CB175 or CL175. Or, a 350cc twin (CB350 or CL350). Aside from the obvious differences of the 350 having almost twice as much power, and weighing about 80 lbs more, I'm looking to hear what people think of these two bikes, esp. those who have ridden both.

I'm not looking for a major project, but hopefully something that is good cosmetic condition that maybe needs a battery, carb cleaning, and tires to put it on the road. From...

70's Honda Twins, 175cc vs. 350cc.

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1 year anniversary

Of my 2018 M70.

Due to life getting in the way, I only have a little over 6000 miles on it in daily use as my full time transportation. The only issues have been one loose bolt, and an end pulling off the parking brake cable with no time lost.
It averages 37 mpg, the OE Heidenau K28 pusher tire still has better than 1/3 of its tread left, its required no attention or tinkering other than the specified services, and an occasional adjustment of the parking brake.

Overall, without...

1 year anniversary

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[email protected] 7.0 Turkey Bay Edition! May 17,18,19 at Turkey Bay OHV Area, Land Between the Lakes

[email protected] 7.0 Turkey Bay Edition!
The date is set and this time we're making it easier on the dirt bike crew. Availability at our usual camping area at Energy Lake Campground is extremely limited, so we're going to "rough it" with primitive camping at the Turkey Bay OHV Area and Campground.

If you've joined us before, this is the same laid-back group you know and love (of course you do). If you've never joined an [email protected] weekend, come join us, get to know a great group...

[email protected] 7.0 Turkey Bay Edition! May 17,18,19 at Turkey Bay OHV Area, Land Between the Lakes

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80,000 Mile Patch – HOG Miles

I’ve received my 80,000 mile patch from the Harley Owners group. This is the number of miles I’ve ridden the Harley-Davidson motorcycles I’ve owned over the years. Next patch is for 100,000 miles. It may take a couple years, but I’ll get it!

Here’s a couple pictures of my vest will all the patches. I’ve added and removed several over the years.


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Planning for the Continental Divide

Hi ADVers
I am trying to plan a ride with a couple of buddies to ride all or the best sections of the Continental Divide this year.
Just looking for a few suggestions for the following questions.
1- What is the best time of year to tackle it?
2- Are DRZ 400’s up to the task with camping gear etc.?
3- What are some of the best states to ride through (if you had to pick for most scenic).
4- Best choices for GPS maps and devices?
There are a million and one opinions on the web for these...

Planning for the Continental Divide

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