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Just picked up my 790 Saturday. Fun bike. Brakes seem a little weak, but maybe they just need to bed in. KTM's seem to be breeding in my garage. I already
have a Super Duke Gt and an 690 Enduro.
 

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Just picked up my 790 Saturday. Fun bike. Brakes seem a little weak, but maybe they just need to bed in. KTM's seem to be breeding in my garage. I already
have a Super Duke Gt and an 690 Enduro.

welcome to the KTM plague

How many miles?
I would give it at least 50 miles on new pads discs
however I always found my 790 brakes required more effort than I liked so I moded my 790 and fitted a 1290SD Brembo master cylinder
 

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Hi Cole,
I found the brakes had a slight lag from the demo and on getting my 790.
I changed the front pads to EBC EPFA244HH pads and it has improved significantly, with good instant response.
 

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so the choices in order of cost to improving brakes

Pads approx. £30


SD Master cylinder £240 about half price on ebay


Brembo Calipers £600 again about half price on ebay
 

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I have about 70 miles on the bike. Hopefully by 100 miles the brakes pads will be bedded in. Do seem a little better. Next step may be Vesrah pads. They work great on my race bikes. May be a while before I put on more miles. Turned cold here in north Georgia. 21 degrees this morning.
 

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My brakes seemed to get better once they had bedded in, just be careful with them when new, need to avoid glazing them.

Once new pads are needed will probably look at the EBC pads mentioned above.
 
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