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« on: March 14, 2020, 08:37:59 AM »
790 on tough off road stuff. Sorry for the motorcycle content.😋😉.  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lHxv43PPIxo
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Re: 790 offroad
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2020, 09:08:26 AM »
Way more bike than I could ever handle.  And I would certainly like something lighter on those kind of trails.

I'd probaly be that person at 7:30.   Only there would be more yellow fluid on the ground.

And I'd be turning around - if the trail was wide enough - at the 11 minute mark.
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Re: 790 offroad
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2020, 10:16:50 AM »
Impressive. The rider obviously has real dirt skills. That terrain is WAY harder than I normally ride, even on the 530. If/when I decide to replace the 530, the 790 R could be the ticket.
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Re: 790 offroad
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2020, 11:17:58 AM »
That was amazing. Taking a new bike through that. I doff my chapeau.
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Re: 790 offroad
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2020, 11:37:39 AM »
5% bike, 95% rider.

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Re: 790 offroad
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2020, 07:04:08 PM »
I rode a 790. Just on the street, but the motor seemed like it was not very dirt oriented?  Maybe it’s just me but??
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Re: 790 offroad
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2020, 04:53:06 PM »
Did sound like it needed to be geared down some, like he said.
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Re: 790 offroad
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2020, 05:47:12 PM »
That would help but it really liked to rev and did t seem to have much lowend?
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Re: 790 offroad
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2020, 12:55:59 PM »
Yep, the 790 doesn't have a ton of low end torque and dropping the gearing a bit makes it much friendlier in slow technical terrain.  Mostly though it's a matter of mental re-programming to let the bike rev.  Still, if a rider prefers tractor like grunt they won't find it on the 790. 

I adapted fairly quickly to the 790 but I also ride a 250XC-F and an 800XC and nether of them have much going on down low either. I miss the additional low end grunt of the 1190 and 525 that I've owned in the past at times. It's fun to basically never even think about needing to rev to get the motors juices flowing, but when you get the revs up the 790 is most definitely ready to play.

And since I'm here...

A bit of my trip from out west on the 790.
https://youtu.be/xhF11KTLzD0

A bit of playing around the house before the trip.
https://youtu.be/Wpif2flXEzY

I really wanted to be working on some riding and improving videos this spring but I don't want to bust something and have to visit a hospital at the moment if I can avoid it!