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IndoChina Piece of Monkey Shit 790/890 Strikes Again
« on: December 13, 2020, 10:59:44 pm »
Imagine you're riding along the Colorado Backcountry Discovery Route, having the time of your life, you're not bothering anybody, thinking about the best Bj you ever received, and then BAM, for no particular reason, without even touching a brake pedal, your front brake locks up and body slams your ass to the ground.

KTM can provide this experience for you for the princely sum of 13 thousand American dollars  :imaposer:  :imaposer:  :pot:






https://advrider.com/f/threads/790-adventures-brakes-seize-on-cobdr-a-mini-review.1469606/
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Re: IndoChina Piece of Monkey Shit 790 Strikes Again
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2020, 11:09:44 pm »
You have a hard on for the 790 hey.

In a bad way I mean.
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Re: IndoChina Piece of Monkey Shit 790 Strikes Again
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2020, 12:43:44 am »
Well, if it had been a T7, he'd be in the ambulance by now
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Re: IndoChina Piece of Monkey Shit 790 Strikes Again
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2020, 01:12:38 am »
You have a hard on for the 790 hey.

In a bad way I mean.



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Re: IndoChina Piece of Monkey Shit 790 Strikes Again
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2020, 05:03:13 am »
Maybe so, but also a poor workman always blames his tools.

I recall a top rider going down like this on the Dakar a few years back. It happens that riders make mistakes. Maybe a glove stuck, who knows. But to blame the equipment if there aren't lots of failures like this is probably premature.
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Re: IndoChina Piece of Monkey Shit 790 Strikes Again
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2020, 06:15:43 am »
Maybe so, but also a poor workman always blames his tools.

I recall a top rider going down like this on the Dakar a few years back. It happens that riders make mistakes. Maybe a glove stuck, who knows. But to blame the equipment if there aren't lots of failures like this is probably premature.
Iíve read several claiming their bikes have the same issue, yet KTM denies itís an issue. 

Several owners have reported the issue to the NHTSA.

Read the comments section on the video posted above on YouTube!
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Re: IndoChina Piece of Monkey Shit 790 Strikes Again
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2020, 06:20:52 am »
Itís just one of many issues the bike is plagued with.

Now that the bike has been out a few years, some owners are reporting stress fractures on the fuel tank.  The odd shaped fuel tank is a very expensive replacement.

Brakes locking up for no reason and leaking fuel tanks is a serious safety issue!


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Re: IndoChina Piece of Monkey Shit 790 Strikes Again
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2020, 06:22:08 am »
Yawn......
WWE also having a Covid time out....
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Re: IndoChina Piece of Monkey Shit 790 Strikes Again
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2020, 06:34:37 am »
Started to doubt these guys as true bikers when the first question that popped out was "are you alright". Should have been "is the bike  alright. But then they redeemed themselves by immediately picking up the bike and see that it is ok.
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Re: IndoChina Piece of Monkey Shit 790 Strikes Again
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2020, 06:41:50 am »
Fuel tank stress fractures on a 790R




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Re: IndoChina Piece of Monkey Shit 790 Strikes Again
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2020, 06:51:49 am »
I have a KTM300, which I love dearly, but the 790 is a cheaply-made-to-maximise-profit-to-company piece of equipment.

The internet is a pesky thing, for KTM owners currently. O0

Of course, immediately, all internet complaints are ignored by the usual suspects, and the brand defended. ::)

KYM fanboys, you are being duped, not only by KTM, but even more by Bajaj Auto. :imaposer:
 
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Re: IndoChina Piece of Monkey Shit 790 Strikes Again
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2020, 07:22:29 am »
This made me think back on the bike journalist that died on the GS BMW, and the rumours around steering head failures, and the ensuing "crimping" backyard fix.

A potentially life-threatening situation made light of by the fanboys.
 

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Re: IndoChina Piece of Monkey Shit 790 Strikes Again
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2020, 07:33:55 am »
Best acting I've seen in a while.... :peepwall: It will only overheat if you are not going fast enough....like when you ride like a baby...or ride with BMW's or Yamaha's......

KTM has issued a recall on certain 790 Adventure and 790 Adventure R models for an issue with the rear brake system. A total of 3,164 bikes are affected by the recall issued through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

According to the defect report, insufficient heat transfer between the rear brake hose and the metal fitting that mounts to the rear brake caliper may cause the brake line to overheat. For affected units, there is a possibility that the rear brake system may fail under heavy use.

A new rear brake line, with a longer metal fitting, has been developed to improve heat transfer. To remedy the braking issue, it is necessary to replace the brake line that leads from the rear brake caliper to the ABS modulator. Also during the repair it is necessary to replace the round head Torx screw on the rear brake lever with a new screw. KTM will notify owners, and dealers will install the recommended parts, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin June 1, 2020. Owners may contact KTM customer service at 1-888-985-6090. KTMís number for this recall is TB2011. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or check your VIN for recalls at www.nhtsa.gov.

So the issue was fixed and only 3200 bikes were affected.

on the KTM sales

Thereís no doubt the U.S. is one of todayís most challenging markets. Once predictable and lucrative, manufacturers are now scrambling for traction as demographics wane and trends shift unsteadily. Despite a strong economy, sales of new motorcycles were not just stagnant in 2019, they actually shrank by 2.7%.

But KTMís sales grew by 3.6% in the U.S. last year. If that doesnít impress you, what about the fact that 9.7% of new motorcycles sold in the States last year were KTMs or Husqvarnas.

In the global market, Pierer Groupís figures are no less impressive and also not strictly a story about small displacement sales. Globally, large displacement bike sales (over 1200cc) were down 6.3% for 2019 while KTMís sales of bikes over 1200cc went up by a whopping 14.5%.

In total, KTM sold 280,099 units globally, up from 234,449 in 2018. And Husqvarna, benefitting from KTMís aggressive support saw sales rise to 45,650 units, creating a 7% increase in marketshare for the duo, and a 4% gain in revenue.
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Re: IndoChina Piece of Monkey Shit 790 Strikes Again
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2020, 07:44:35 am »
Best acting I've seen in a while.... :peepwall: It will only overheat if you are not going fast enough....like when you ride like a baby...or ride with BMW's or Yamaha's......

KTM has issued a recall on certain 790 Adventure and 790 Adventure R models for an issue with the rear brake system. A total of 3,164 bikes are affected by the recall issued through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

According to the defect report, insufficient heat transfer between the rear brake hose and the metal fitting that mounts to the rear brake caliper may cause the brake line to overheat. For affected units, there is a possibility that the rear brake system may fail under heavy use.

A new rear brake line, with a longer metal fitting, has been developed to improve heat transfer. To remedy the braking issue, it is necessary to replace the brake line that leads from the rear brake caliper to the ABS modulator. Also during the repair it is necessary to replace the round head Torx screw on the rear brake lever with a new screw. KTM will notify owners, and dealers will install the recommended parts, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin June 1, 2020. Owners may contact KTM customer service at 1-888-985-6090. KTMís number for this recall is TB2011. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or check your VIN for recalls at www.nhtsa.gov.

So the issue was fixed and only 3200 bikes were affected.

on the KTM sales

Thereís no doubt the U.S. is one of todayís most challenging markets. Once predictable and lucrative, manufacturers are now scrambling for traction as demographics wane and trends shift unsteadily. Despite a strong economy, sales of new motorcycles were not just stagnant in 2019, they actually shrank by 2.7%.

But KTMís sales grew by 3.6% in the U.S. last year. If that doesnít impress you, what about the fact that 9.7% of new motorcycles sold in the States last year were KTMs or Husqvarnas.

In the global market, Pierer Groupís figures are no less impressive and also not strictly a story about small displacement sales. Globally, large displacement bike sales (over 1200cc) were down 6.3% for 2019 while KTMís sales of bikes over 1200cc went up by a whopping 14.5%.

In total, KTM sold 280,099 units globally, up from 234,449 in 2018. And Husqvarna, benefitting from KTMís aggressive support saw sales rise to 45,650 units, creating a 7% increase in marketshare for the duo, and a 4% gain in revenue.

A smallish company suddenly experiencing growth would perfectly explain the many reliability and quality issues. You make sense, Sir.
 

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Re: IndoChina Piece of Monkey Shit 790 Strikes Again
« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2020, 07:52:31 am »
smallish company... :imaposer:

In its quarterly earnings report, KTM also announced its market share numbers around the globe. In the relatively strong European motorcycle market, KTM holds steady with 11.4 percent of the market. Despite a more difficult US market overall, KTM managed to expand its market share to 9 percent, an increase over its previous 8.4 percent share. KTM just passed Harley-Davidson in global sales numbers.

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Re: IndoChina Piece of Monkey Shit 790 Strikes Again
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2020, 07:56:45 am »
Thats probably why the T7 is sold cheap in other markets, people are loving the unreliable bikes... :pot:
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« Reply #17 on: December 14, 2020, 07:57:59 am »
Sorry Daan..... :'(
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Re: IndoChina Piece of Monkey Shit 790 Strikes Again
« Reply #19 on: December 14, 2020, 08:47:50 am »
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