I like it - just the way they built it - 2018 KTM 790 Duke Forum
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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-23-2019, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up I like it - just the way they built it

I've realized something that is kind of a first for me.

All other bikes I've had, I immediately started making changes; steel brake lines, different pads, lowered gearing, fork re-valve, aftermarket shocks, exhaust and fueling changes, lighter wheels, etc, etc.

This 790 Duke? Other than eliminating the passenger pegs and installing an Evotech tail tidy, I like this bike exactly as they built it. I don't even see need for adjustable suspension, it's just right for me. I think this speaks to how well this bike was engineered. They put money and resources into exactly the right things. I am impressed.
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Agreed! Other than exhaust/tires just ergos and cosmetics for me!
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I've realized something that is kind of a first for me.

All other bikes I've had, I immediately started making changes; steel brake lines, different pads, lowered gearing, fork re-valve, aftermarket shocks, exhaust and fueling changes, lighter wheels, etc, etc.

This 790 Duke? Other than eliminating the passenger pegs and installing an Evotech tail tidy, I like this bike exactly as they built it. I don't even see need for adjustable suspension, it's just right for me. I think this speaks to how well this bike was engineered. They put money and resources into exactly the right things. I am impressed.
its a great bike but i cannot seem to stop myself tinkering

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Bike is perfect but I still like to make it my own, if mostly aesthetics even.
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I/m with you 100%. I have added a Coober/Wings/open air box package as it changes the performance of the bike incredibly - smoothing things out as they should be - other than that an heated grips its fine for me as is
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agreed! Other than exhaust/tires just ergos and cosmetics for me!
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I've realized something that is kind of a first for me.

All other bikes I've had, I immediately started making changes; steel brake lines, different pads, lowered gearing, fork re-valve, aftermarket shocks, exhaust and fueling changes, lighter wheels, etc, etc.

This 790 Duke? Other than eliminating the passenger pegs and installing an Evotech tail tidy, I like this bike exactly as they built it. I don't even see need for adjustable suspension, it's just right for me. I think this speaks to how well this bike was engineered. They put money and resources into exactly the right things. I am impressed.

I do agree with you. I also agree with AMatu. The tail tidy is a must, and for the most part the only other thing I have/will be doing is protection. I like to personalize though, and I love the black bike, but there is something about it that seems to plain to me.
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