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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 08-13-2019, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
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Hi from the UK midlands

Hi all - been lurking a while since I got my 790 a couple of months ago.

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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 08-13-2019, 04:55 PM
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Welcome.
How much did you pay out the door for your 790?
Any plans for modifications and/or accessories in the coming months??
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post #3 of 25 (permalink) Old 08-13-2019, 05:45 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks!

I traded my R1200GS (2011 model) - tidy - got £500-£1000 more than I expected from a dealer.

List price was £8499 back then in the height of summer, less my trade-in.

Just few farkles so far ...

I've replaced the rear seat cushion with a SW-Motech seatrack and installed a Givi tankring on it so have a Givi bag on the back - more info here: https://www.790dukeforum.com/forum/5...gage-rack.html

I recently added the PP foldable levers as they can adjusted really short which I like - much shorter that the OEM ones, especially the clutch.

I have the PP windshield to cut down on wind blast and the PP engine case protectors - not sure how much protection they would really provide but they add a little orange bling (my bike is black) - currently thinking about engine/frame crash bobbins - expensive EVO-tech (two bolts) or simple one bolt job.

Also got the PP tank protector grips to stop the tank getting scratched (mostly, though they look great) and some EVOTech spindle bobbins front and back.

I tapped the ACC1 power front and rear with some waterproof SAE pigtails from ebay that I made up and wrapped in loom tape for power. The rear lives under the seat until I need it, the front sits under the handlebar risers.

Bought an Optimate SAE-USB adapter to plug in to these when I need it:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01K86F6...395841_TE_dp_2

... this is great because it detects when the then engine is running - when stopped it supplies power for 3 hours then switches off so no battery drain.

My phone can go in a QuadLock fitted case and attach to the handlebars (so below the dash) - it gets power via a stubby 6 inch rubbery USB cable to the Optimate.

That's it for now - seems a lot but did it over the last two months a bit at a time.
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Nearly forgot - knew there was something else - I fitted the EVOtech radiator guard.

So easy to fit and looks awesome!
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Welcome DMA - this is a great forum. I'm a Midlander myself (Northants) before moving to NZ an awful long time ago. Great choice of bike!
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Welcome DMA! Nice to have you and nice mods!

Keep the rubber side down!

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post #7 of 25 (permalink) Old 08-14-2019, 03:29 PM
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Hi dma and welcome as far as I know you are the only one to fit the power parts levers I am having a problem justifying the cost at £261 for a pair do you really think they are worth the cost ?
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Hi dma and welcome as far as I know you are the only one to fit the power parts levers I am having a problem justifying the cost at £261 for a pair do you really think they are worth the cost ?
I've seen a load of fotos on instagram with people who purchased them. Not something I can justify, but that's the beauty of customizing your bike, to your own specs.
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post #9 of 25 (permalink) Old 08-14-2019, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
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Yes, they are bl**dy expensive for what they are really aren't they?

You can get much cheaper pair for £80 on ebay and elsewhere - they have different adjustability though - the PP ones have turn screws like the OEM parts and the lever ends slide out after loosening the little bolt in the back of the levers. I have them on the shortest setting (2 finger clutch, 2 or 3 finger brake at most).

The cheaper parts all seem to use a lever to adjust the throw.

I do like them though - they fit the bike well and as my bike is black it added a little orange.

The break lever was more fiddly to fit than I imagined - thought you'd just undo the single bolt on each and swap the PP parts but both PP levers are just the lever part, not the piston follower / cable attachment that sits inside them.

On the brake you have to drift a collar out of the OEM brake (the main bolt runs through this) and reuse the original follower part. No problem really - clamp it in a vice and use a 7mm socket as a drift to get it out / back in.

The photos show the difference in size.

I personally think they should be half the price.
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Welcome dma. Great to have you here. Nice mods!

I ride because my wife says it keeps me young and is better than if I get a girlfriend...
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