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Did a quick test using the heat deflector and Wings pipe - I think we're safe.
I had to modify the Givi rack heat shield as the wings points out a bit
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I may need to add some bulkhead shield to the add on plate - already added it to the GIVI part and it makes a difference.
The MoskoMoto spacer does it's job well. Added some Silicone/fibreglass tape under the hose clamps though. Don't want to scratch the pipe.
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Yup - I have the dB killer/spark arrestor in.
 

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Hello all,

Just installed PowerParts rim stickers, wheels with fresh S22 tires, PowerParts sliders for both wheels and sliders for the rear footpegs, custom KTM logo stickers.

(SC_Project S1 arrived, can't wait to install it :) )
 

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Thanks for asking :)
Very well. I'm currently on holiday, having ridden from Qld to Victoria over a few days, and the bike did everything it's supposed to. The ride is the same as the 790, very comfy, and the engine/electronics didn't miss a beat. The gearing is slightly different in terms of RPM/sound ratio, so I'm getting used to that.
Contrary to the YT reviews (very few of which exist, unfortunately) which say you can go longer without shifting, I find, at least around town, that the engine will labour more readily than the 790 ever did, so I feel I have to go down a gear more frequently, yet when I do it feels and sounds like it's screaming a bit, yet the tacho only says 3-4 grand. That's not a complaint, just a comparison to Ugga.
It's soooo nice to know this one's going to start perfectly every time, and not anticipate a cut out every time I approach an intersection :)
The exhaust does put out more heat, too. Just as well I tested out the luggage setup, because the original strapping config is way too close to the end of the can, resulting in a sight singeing. Easily sorted, though.
It's as much fun and fascinating getting to know such a similar machine to what I'm used to as getting to know my new grandson (who is so stinking cute, BTW).

I do have one gripe, however.
The finish is cheap and nasty. I knew I'd struggle a bit with the semi-matte tank paint, much as I LOVE the look, but not only does every tiny scratch show up, they also go right through to the undercoat (if there even is any undercoat/primer). Very disappointing.
The pretty silver KTM badges on the side covers, which I also like, were peeling off at only two weeks.
The bike naturally got very dirty on the trip down, but I haven't had a chance to wash her yet. That'll be a challenge, I'm thinking.
But overall, I think Witchy and I will be very happy together.
Pic shows the mileage when I hit Melbourne.
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Um... I haven't had a chance to take her out of street yet LOL ( she's so well behaved in the wet that I didn't need rain mode for the torrential or slippy stuff). Too much A-B stuff yet to even fiddle with the modes. I plan to take a day at some stage to do the great ocean road for old time's sake, and have a play with that though. I did a lot of scratch practice there back in the day, of decent speed limits and tourist volumes.
I'm happy enough to adjust my riding to accommodate the gearing. If I was 20 years younger I might have thought about it ;)
 

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PCV installed, Rottweiler race map loaded. Hoping that smooths things out! I didn't like the idea of using the tap connectors for the TPS so I joined in some wires my way and added a Deutsch connection. Sealed or no deal.
 
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