KTM 790 Adv Misc Items
Tuesday, Sep 3 2019 [304 miles]
The 790 Tool kit isn’t very big, but does contain most of the things one would need for minor maintenance. The bits fit in the plastic tube. They and the 17 mm socket are KTM specific in that they are not 1/4" or 3/8" square drive; they are 6 mm hex drive! The black handled T wrench is the driver for the bits.
The two side pannels have built in storage. I put the tool kit on one pannel. The other contains my tire patch kit plus a few extra CO2 cartridges. That’s good enough for the local area. If I’m on a trip I’ll have a pump packed, too.
There are two sets of fused leads under the passenger seat. One pair is switched 12V, the other pair is unswitched. I crimped some blade connectors to the coaxial power cable for my heated gear. The cable was connected to switched power and routed to a spot under the riders saddle. Some time this fall I’ll hook up the heatroller so I can use my heated liner.
The orange piece is where either my GPS or my Phone will be mounted. Not sure which one I’m going to use, yet. I 3D printed the mount. Twice. The first time it didn’t quite fit my bike. This picture was the test fit of the second print. It fit fine.
The design I printed can be found on Thingiverse.
Adding screw inserts to the mount finishes it off. The 4 inserts on the face are in the standard AMPS pattern used by GPS related accessories. The mount for my Montana 600 won’t fit, though. It’s too close to the screen. If I use the Montana I’ll need to make some spacers to bring the cradle forward about 20 mm.
Saturday, Sep 14 2019 [897 miles]
I don’t need access to lots of stuff when sitting in the saddle. Still, a few things such as lens/shield cleaner plus a small rag, a spare set of ear plugs, and the like are nice to have. My solution is this:
I searched Amazon for “molle pouch” not because I cared about the molle attachment system, but because there are thousands of cheap bag to choose from in various sizes.
I picked this pouch because of the way it opened and the velcro on the front. Don’t have any specific plans for the velcro, but it seemed like something I might find a use for in the future. The bag is attached to the handlebars with some zip ties. It does not get in the way when fueling up.
Simple, easy, and cheap.