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Anyone know if this is a DIY install?

If not whats the cost of having it fitted at dealer?
 

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I just use my android phone that I either put in my pocket if I just want to listen to instruction or fix to my RAM mount if I want to see the route and Bluetooth to my scala rider headset.
works great
KTM my ride really only allows you to answer your phone and see who is calling via the display and handlebar controls not sure how this will help with sat nav
 

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I just use my android phone that I either put in my pocket if I just want to listen to instruction or fix to my RAM mount if I want to see the route and Bluetooth to my scala rider headset.
works great
KTM my ride really only allows you to answer your phone and see who is calling via the display and handlebar controls not sure how this will help with sat nav
Latest KTM documentation says the 790 will display Sat nav directions on TFT screen if bike is fitted with my ride unit?

http://www.swansea-ktm.com/newsitem/40711/23/3/2018-ktm-my-ride.aspx
 

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Latest KTM documentation says the 790 will display Sat nav directions on TFT screen if bike is fitted with my ride unit?
if true that makes it a lot more useful, just not sure how that will work? i presume an arrow will appear to show direction

if you go for it, hope you will advise all of us exactly what the latest version will do.

It fits next to your petrol tank under the plastic cover on the RHS.
 

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I just use my android phone that I either put in my pocket if I just want to listen to instruction or fix to my RAM mount if I want to see the route and Bluetooth to my scala rider headset.
works great
KTM my ride really only allows you to answer your phone and see who is calling via the display and handlebar controls not sure how this will help with sat nav
Latest KTM documentation says the 790 will display Sat nav directions on TFT screen if bike is fitted with my ride unit?

http://www.swansea-ktm.com/newsitem/40711/23/3/2018-ktm-my-ride.aspx
It still is only available for the adventure models, scroll all the way down and see.
 

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I fitted the MyRide to my 790 myself, it took about half an hour and required removing the tank and some plastics.

After fitting i had to go back to the dealer to get it activated.

It lets you change tunes on your phone and shows the name of the song. It also lets you answer calls showing callers name.

There is no GPS map option for the 790 only the Adventure models.

Honestly not worth the money if you ask me.
 

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but if they did add sat nav functionality then i think it would be worthwhile come on KTM wake up to the 21st century.
you only have to look at the electronics within cars these days to see how quickly the market has changed and lets face it BIKE's are the same price as cars
 

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If they could tie in carplay and android auto that would be amazing, but highly doubtful.

Usually just use my phone with voice navigation and bluetooth, however if I'm riding a specific planned route I do prefer having the maps on screen in front of me, especially on unknown twisty roads as it gives you the ability to anticipate trajectory of the corners. For the moment I'll continue to use either my phone with a ram mount for day trips and the garmin for longer journeys as like you say in it's current state, myride is just not worth it.
 

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Hi Owl
the reason i changed my phone to samsung S8 (waterproof) was so that i no longer needed to use my old TomTom and i just drop my phone into the ram mount come rain or sun
I have owned several KTM handlebar mounts with the appropriate KTM (touratech) holders for different phones and GPS devices but I have found the RAM mounting to be much more adaptable/flexible and you are able to better position your phone/GPS system/cam.
Typically i use the handlebar mirror mounting points and this has worked well for KTM Duke 125, 390, 690, 790, 1290
 

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Reason I used to use the Garmin on longer journeys was to preserve battery life on the phone, but to be honest I haven't used it in quite awhile, probably look at flogging it.

I need to investigate fitting a USB connector near the dash to charge whilst on the move.

The list of extras is increasing :eek: shopping list so far

+20mm ergo seat
Rear seat cowl
Brembo M50's
USB charge port
RoadLok
 

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Fitting the USB was super easy using aux power connection behind head light
I could do you a great deal on a new roadlok if interested i have a few spare

Regarding Brembo i have been told changing master cylinder to Brembo gives great results i am thinking of this myself currently.
Love to hear the feedback if you change your calipers a set is about £500 for the caliper i think unless you have found a better price
 

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Does anyone know the piston diameter of the standard 790 master cylinder and front calipers??

Brembo

M50 30mm Pistons
P4 30/34mm Pistons.
CNC GP4-RX 32mm Pistons
CNC GP4 RR 32/36mm Pistons
M4 34mm Pistons.

M50s recommend a 16mm Master Cylinder,
M4's recommend a 19mm Master Cylinder,

For most people a ratio of volume from the calipers to the master cylinder of 27:1 is good

Different ratio’s change the feel of the brakes so:-

30:1 - soft feel
27:1 - sweet spot for design
23:1 - firm feel
20:1 - wooden feel

So to figure out what the volume of each is, you have to take the piston size, divide it by two, then multiply it twice by 3.1416

So, if we look at with a master cylinder at 16mm 16/2=8
3.1416 x8x8 = 201 sq. mm.

If we had 30mm pistons in the calipers, 3.1416 x15x15= 706.86 sq. mm per piston, 8 piston in a dual disk system = 8x706.86= 5654.86sq mm.

So for a 16mm master cylinder we would get 5654.86/201 = 28.13:1 – which would give you a feel a little on the soft side
If we change the master cylinder to 17mm we would get 5654.86/227 = 24.9 firm
If we change the master cylinder to 18mm we would get 5654.86/254.5 = 22.2 firm to wooden feel
Most M50 kits come with a 16mm master cylinder, so the end ratio is 28:1 (a little on the soft side) but M50s with the an 18mm MC = 22:1 which should be between firm and wooden but the M50 smaller pistons holds/moves more fluid. So the feel is good
 
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