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Re: IndoChina Piece of Monkey Shit 790 Strikes Again
« Reply #40 on: December 17, 2020, 07:38:22 pm »
No point in bashing the messenger here even if he is not from here. :-[

Follow and focus on the facts before this thread goes to shit again and our American friend who just so happens to have factual credibility is again banned for defending his stance which in all honestly seems 100% correct AGAIN.. :thumleft:

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Re: IndoChina Piece of Monkey Shit 790 Strikes Again
« Reply #41 on: December 17, 2020, 08:06:06 pm »
No point in bashing the messenger here even if he is not from here. :-[

Follow and focus on the facts before this thread goes to shit again and our American friend who just so happens to have factual credibility is again banned for defending his stance which in all honestly seems 100% correct AGAIN.. :thumleft:
Got to agree with you. I sometimes get the impression there are some tools on this forum that subtly bait BO to provoke a reaction.

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Re: IndoChina Piece of Monkey Shit 790 Strikes Again
« Reply #42 on: December 17, 2020, 08:43:50 pm »
Fuel tank stress fractures on a 790R




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Re: IndoChina Piece of Monkey Shit 790 Strikes Again
« Reply #43 on: December 18, 2020, 12:35:47 am »
A fair balanced review from an owner with 40,000 km on his 790R.

A replacement fuel tank = $1,581.70 usd.

New front brake discs = $208 usd each.

Wheels are known to be soft:

New front wheel assembly = $1,080 usd.

New rear wheel assembly = $1,153.43 usd.

New TFT screen (some riders report being on their 6th replacement dash) = $1,153.79 usd plus labor for programming.

Fuel pump replacement = $370.69 usd plus labor for installation.

Replacement headlamp = $935.59 usd




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Re: IndoChina Piece of Monkey Shit 790 Strikes Again
« Reply #44 on: December 18, 2020, 12:49:24 am »
Legendary topic title BTW
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Re: IndoChina Piece of Monkey Shit 790 Strikes Again
« Reply #45 on: December 18, 2020, 06:15:11 am »
Legendary topic title BTW
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Quite apt too.  :imaposer: :imaposer:
 

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« Reply #46 on: December 18, 2020, 09:49:06 am »
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Re: IndoChina Piece of Monkey Shit 790 Strikes Again
« Reply #47 on: December 18, 2020, 06:06:48 pm »
I was riding yesterday with two friends with 790's, I've ridden a few trips with them before. They both love them despite the fact that both have experienced some or most of the troubles mentioned on this thread, especially the rear shocks. And they are both disgusted with the poor dealer service with regard to replacement spares availability even under warrantee.

And yet they still love them. I can well understand them loving the way they ride, even though I haven't managed to get a ride  :( I can still see for myself the way they disdainfully make light of the terrain, but I'm not sure myself if this is enough to compensate for the obvious drawbacks of ownership.  :-\
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Re: IndoChina Piece of Monkey Shit 790 Strikes Again
« Reply #48 on: December 18, 2020, 06:31:40 pm »
I've owned KTM since 2013 and have been loving it

My 2015 1290T is still the only bike I desire and I've had ZERO shit with it - I've been wanting to 'upgrade', but there is nothing

This key-less and iPad screen stuff doesn't interest me and I will only accept it once people stop moaning about it
 

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Re: IndoChina Piece of Monkey Shit 790 Strikes Again
« Reply #49 on: December 18, 2020, 06:43:41 pm »
I was riding yesterday with two friends with 790's, I've ridden a few trips with them before. They both love them despite the fact that both have experienced some or most of the troubles mentioned on this thread, especially the rear shocks. And they are both disgusted with the poor dealer service with regard to replacement spares availability even under warrantee.

And yet they still love them. I can well understand them loving the way they ride, even though I haven't managed to get a ride  :( I can still see for myself the way they disdainfully make light of the terrain, but I'm not sure myself if this is enough to compensate for the obvious drawbacks of ownership.  :-\
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Re: IndoChina Piece of Monkey Shit 790 Strikes Again
« Reply #50 on: December 19, 2020, 06:03:57 am »
I was riding yesterday with two friends with 790's, I've ridden a few trips with them before. They both love them despite the fact that both have experienced some or most of the troubles mentioned on this thread, especially the rear shocks. And they are both disgusted with the poor dealer service with regard to replacement spares availability even under warrantee.

And yet they still love them. I can well understand them loving the way they ride, even though I haven't managed to get a ride  :( I can still see for myself the way they disdainfully make light of the terrain, but I'm not sure myself if this is enough to compensate for the obvious drawbacks of ownership.  :-\
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Re: IndoChina Piece of Monkey Shit 790 Strikes Again
« Reply #51 on: December 19, 2020, 06:09:33 am »
I've owned KTM since 2013 and have been loving it

My 2015 1290T is still the only bike I desire and I've had ZERO shit with it - I've been wanting to 'upgrade', but there is nothing

This key-less and iPad screen stuff doesn't interest me and I will only accept it once people stop moaning about it

I can't fault you for loving your bike, nor can I say anything negative about the 1290T.

That model seemed to be well sorted by the time it arrived on our shores.

Tons of power, great ride and handling, and if I recall correctly, came standard with extra large locking panniers and a heated seat, all for several thousand dollars less than a GSA.

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Re: IndoChina Piece of Monkey Shit 790 Strikes Again
« Reply #52 on: December 19, 2020, 08:08:04 am »
I've owned KTM since 2013 and have been loving it

My 2015 1290T is still the only bike I desire and I've had ZERO shit with it - I've been wanting to 'upgrade', but there is nothing

This key-less and iPad screen stuff doesn't interest me and I will only accept it once people stop moaning about it

I have 1290T and a 1290 R as well- must say i prefer 1290R
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Re: IndoChina Piece of Monkey Shit 790 Strikes Again
« Reply #53 on: December 19, 2020, 06:45:27 pm »
I've owned KTM since 2013 and have been loving it

My 2015 1290T is still the only bike I desire and I've had ZERO shit with it - I've been wanting to 'upgrade', but there is nothing

This key-less and iPad screen stuff doesn't interest me and I will only accept it once people stop moaning about it

I have 1290T and a 1290 R as well- must say i prefer 1290R
a friend of mine has 1290R - we often swop bikes and he says my bike feels more 'lively' - I also nail him on twisty paved roads - his bike is only at 5000km, so will probably get better - on unpaved roads, the R is obviously better
 

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Re: IndoChina Piece of Monkey Shit 790 Strikes Again
« Reply #54 on: December 19, 2020, 07:41:03 pm »
I was riding yesterday with two friends with 790's, I've ridden a few trips with them before. They both love them despite the fact that both have experienced some or most of the troubles mentioned on this thread, especially the rear shocks. And they are both disgusted with the poor dealer service with regard to replacement spares availability even under warrantee.

And yet they still love them. I can well understand them loving the way they ride, even though I haven't managed to get a ride  :( I can still see for myself the way they disdainfully make light of the terrain, but I'm not sure myself if this is enough to compensate for the obvious drawbacks of ownership.  :-\
Pretty similar to Land Rover ownership!

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Re: IndoChina Piece of Monkey Shit 790 Strikes Again
« Reply #55 on: December 19, 2020, 09:04:11 pm »
I've owned KTM since 2013 and have been loving it

My 2015 1290T is still the only bike I desire and I've had ZERO shit with it - I've been wanting to 'upgrade', but there is nothing

This key-less and iPad screen stuff doesn't interest me and I will only accept it once people stop moaning about it

I have 1290T and a 1290 R as well- must say i prefer 1290R
a friend of mine has 1290R - we often swop bikes and he says my bike feels more 'lively' - I also nail him on twisty paved roads - his bike is only at 5000km, so will probably get better - on unpaved roads, the R is obviously better

Who you nail is your business, but isn't it dangerous to be doing that on roads?


Sorry, couldn't resist  :biggrin:
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Re: IndoChina Piece of Monkey Shit 790 Strikes Again
« Reply #56 on: December 19, 2020, 09:33:12 pm »

Sorry, couldn't resist  :biggrin:
wash that mind out with BLEACH  ;) ;D :biggrin:
 
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Re: IndoChina Piece of Monkey Shit 790 Strikes Again
« Reply #57 on: December 22, 2020, 01:25:26 am »

Sorry, couldn't resist  :biggrin:
wash that mind out with BLEACH  ;) ;D :biggrin:

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Re: IndoChina Piece of Monkey Shit 790 Strikes Again
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Re: IndoChina Piece of Monkey Shit 790 Strikes Again
« Reply #59 on: December 22, 2020, 08:25:37 am »
Fuel tank stress fractures on a 790R




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What wasnt mentioned here is how the tank never failed and how the owner was happy to fix it himself as he mentioned how he knows how many hard hits and falls he has had.

On the other had, fixing a radiator yourself after same falls would not just happen at home, granted you even could get the bike home.
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