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Grizz, I have never had a BMW, but my 790R Quickshifter works just like your. It is smooth downshifting in idle and up shifting during hard acceleration but a little bit jerky when not accelerating hard. I use the clutch unless I am accelerating like a hooligan, then the Quickshifter is smoother and faster than me. I installed cruise control, but not the Quickshifter. The bike came with it on, and I can’t turn it off.
Yes same thing and it is enabled in the system but if you get the MTC/ABS to fail the quickshifter shuts down as well. I did a little conversion on my 790 and had 17" wheels made for a supermoto setup and initial the MTC/ABS system failed and the Quick shifter along with it. here are some pics of the beast in Supermoto mode .
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I didn’t think about, but I heard the MTC is probably what kicks off the cruise control over bumps because it detects a slight wheel spin as the tire bounces. Now I am wondering if changing the slip to 1 would be better. I usually keep my slip set on 7 on the road, next time I set the cruise, I will try setting slip 1 vs 9 over bumps. Maybe KTM can push a software update to help fix this problem.
 

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I've had a Quick Shifter on two previous bikes, both BMW's, and it worked flawlessly both up and down. On my 790 however, it is basically unusable for up-shifting. I suspect it's not working properly but even after returning to the dealer for further work, it still doesn't work right. The dealer's answer was to shift at much higher RPM's but that is just like power-shifting which you can do without a Quick Shifter. While it does work marginally better that way, I don't want to have to "wring" it out in each gear before shifting. Believe me, I've tried all the tricks of shifting at various RPM's and under all degrees of acceleration but none of those are the real answer. Another dealer I've talked to thinks he knows how to fix this by calibrating one of the sensors so time will tell. In the meantime, that dealer has advised me to not use it at all so I won't. On a positive note, I have heard from folks on other KTM bikes saying that it works just fine. Hopefully, your experience will be better.
strange I have the quick shifter on the 2019 model and it is working perfectly well.
 

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strange I have the quick shifter on the 2019 model and it is working perfectly well.
Nino--If you read further, my subsequent posts explained the software initially was not enabled properly by the dealer and when it eventually was done right, the Quick Shifter worked OK. Still, IMHO, it doesn't work quite as smoothly as that feature on several Beemer's I've had. To say yours worked perfectly well, I would have to ask, compared to what?
 

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I did some interstate riding with cruise control and Slip set to 1, and the cruise didn’t kick off over bumps. I normally keep Slip on 7 (favorite number), and the cruise did kick off over bumps, so from now on I will cruise in Slip 1. Has anyone else noticed the cruise not kicking off as easy with lower Slip settings?
 

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Went over train tracks with cruise set at 55 mph and slip 1 and the CC kicked off. So I guess there is no solution to preventing the cruise from kicking off. I wish there was a way to take the Traction Control sensor out of the cruise control system.
CC is still a great feature and well worth getting for the 790, I can live with the occasional kick off.
 

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My experience with the quick shifter on my "R" model has been great. I feel bad that some people have been dealing with problems. When you spend this much mula on a bike it should work. It's just not right.

My bike had the feature enabled from new, but I hear that all you are paying for is the ability to turn it off if you want. It's there on every bike no matter what from what I hear.

Do I use it??? Not a whole lot. I ride probably 70% off road and it is handy for downshifting when standing and you're crawling uphill on rocks in 2nd gear and need to get to 1st in a hurry though.

I leave it on all the time and just use the clutch most of the time. I installed the Camel ADV "One finger clutch" kit. It's a new linkage kit that reduces the clutch pull effort from 15lbs to about 10lbs, and it changes the annoying friction zone from on/off to a real friction zone you can work with.

I purchased my 790 Adventure S back in June and I'm starting to think about adding the quick shift and cruise control. Have any of you used these two features? What are your thoughts on the quick shift? Is it worth the $350 charge to flash the software?
 

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The quick shifter is nice basically I only use the clutch to get off the line. Is it worth $350 that is a personal decision. To me yes.
 

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Added a cruise control to my 790 Adventure R about a month ago, just before a 1500km trip. After many oooold BBQ injuries my right hand starts getting pins & needles after about 50km and the cruise control works a charm to rest the hand and get the circulation back. Like someone mentioned somewhere, it kicks out of cruise control when hitting a fairly big bump or hole on the road. I would say that this is a good safety feature. As for delivery time, yeah, it seems like KTM is very slow in that field. I had to wait quite a while for delivery. Maybe their parts dept. also need to get "ready to race". I have ordered a center stand and after 3 months I was told delivery will be another 2 months on. Don't know if the service is as bad elsewhere as here at 40 degrees below. Needless to say that I have cancelled the order and ordered a SW Motech stand online in NZ. Should be delivered early next week. I'll feed back on this after testing.
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I purchased my 790 Adventure S back in June and I'm starting to think about adding the quick shift and cruise control. Have any of you used these two features? What are your thoughts on the quick shift? Is it worth the $350 charge to flash the software?
I recently got the 790S (last week)...I had CC installed but passed on quick shift. My first impression of cruise control is that it’s great for winter riding because bulky gloves can make throttle control a little tougher and it seems my hands tighten up more quickly with this throttle than other bikes...Possibly because I’m not used to the bike in general. Either way, If you plan on burning down some miles I would always recommend cruise control when available.
 

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I have big hands and find the grips on any KTM to be of too small a diameter. I wanted heated grips and after market brands do not work well because of they way KTM designs their grips. I bought the KTM ones and with heavy gloves they work fine. I may try one of those grip warps for summer work. I just wish I know where the person who installed them on the 690 I had got them.
 

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BP, If your new S electronics came set like my R, the Quickshifter works perfectly but you can’t turn it off without paying extra for it. Expect CC to kickoff over bumps, but still, CC was a must have for me. I don’t know if you got the Rally mode option, but that may be something to consider. My bike is in Rally mode 100%, and Rally throttle really perks up the engine response. Oh, and enjoy your S windscreen, it works much better regarding wind buffeting than the R and R/G screens.
 

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BP, If your new S electronics came set like my R, the Quickshifter works perfectly but you can’t turn it off without paying extra for it. Expect CC to kickoff over bumps, but still, CC was a must have for me. I don’t know if you got the Rally mode option, but that may be something to consider. My bike is in Rally mode 100%, and Rally throttle really perks up the engine response. Oh, and enjoy your S windscreen, it works much better regarding wind buffeting than the R and R/G screens.
Thanks Don! I was told I would need to pay to activate the quick-shifter (S doesn’t come with it). I did not get the Rally option, but I’m guessing I may need to look into that in the future as I get more acclimated to this bike/style of riding. Agree, I really like the windscreen, seems very effective without taking away the open road feeling. My goal is to take the S on the BRP late this summer. Originally was going to take a cruiser (Indian Springfield) but after just one ride on the 790 I’ve started to think differently.
 

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Hi Don, yes, the "backfire" does happen when using the QS on open throttle. More prominent with a de-cat...wicked!
Some time for feedback on my other mods..... I fitted the SW M center stand it it works very well. The spring is a bit limp though, but not causing problems. Also fitted a BoosterPlug...great mod for the price. Starting with chocking off now and steady idling. There is no change in fuel consumption. Also fitted the SW M GPS mount with adjustable angle which is perfect for my old Zumo 390LM.
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One thing I have found out yesterday when I got my dash replaced and a free upgrade to Quickshifter+ (you have it is the menu to disable is there) was that the Adventure R comes with quick shifting but it is not quite the same thing. It cuts power briefly but does not rev match so only really works well under acceleration when upshifting in third gear and upwards. However with Quickshifter+ it appears to synchronize the revs to make the changes perfect up and down the gears, even makes it smooth in 1/2nd gears and when not accelerating. Knowing what I know now and have experienced on a ride last night to test it, I would pay for the upgrade as it is night and day between the two, I would also say it is going to protect your gearbox and clutch from the abuse of an unsuccessful change.
 
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