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Old 07-25-2012, 04:41 AM   #4681
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Did aliens abduct all the 690 jockeys?
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Old 07-25-2012, 04:47 AM   #4682
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i am currently looking at upgrading my bike. one question i have is if anyone uses Rotopax, instead of buying the expensive tanks? would it be possible to just add one 2 gallons on each side of the rear rack?

thanks for your time,

Daniel
Sure can. Take a look at the Rally Raid Products soft luggage rack. Already sorted for attaching Rotopax.
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Old 07-25-2012, 06:23 AM   #4683
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Sure can. Take a look at the Rally Raid Products soft luggage rack. Already sorted for attaching Rotopax.
Or the Kriega system:

http://www.ktmtwins.com/ktm-690-part...latform-system
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:01 AM   #4684
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That's pretty slick. And, I like the RotoPax system -- the mounting hardware is robust, the rotomolded tanks are very thick and durable, and it's all made in USA.

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Old 07-25-2012, 11:34 AM   #4685
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That's pretty slick. And, I like the RotoPax system -- the mounting hardware is robust, the rotomolded tanks are very thick and durable, and it's all made in USA.
My rotopax have failed (two, both of them). The nozzles expanded within the container.
There was no pulling then out of the container. To do so the nozzles broke apart leaving broken pieces in the containers.
The last time the nozzles did slide out it was just barely with an extremely tight rocking back & forth to pull them out.

I hope their system has changed - I am not a fan of rotopax.

Probably a blame the DOT for ALL THE CRAPPY GAS CANS THAT ARE OUT THERE.
What are they thinking. They all leak, dribble or are uncontrollable.

Therefore the reason I went to RR for a mounted gas tanks system.

Grrr, Bad on rotopax.
They fill up my lawn mower now.
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Old 07-25-2012, 12:17 PM   #4686
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My rotopax have failed (two, both of them). .....
Grrr, Bad on rotopax.
They fill up my lawn mower now.
Rotopax system is more expensive than RR or Safari tanks......and complicate your packing system.....

Overpriced system I think.....while I am happy with my Safari (aside from crappy fuel petcocks [bad design])....I would even go with RR tanks before Rotorooter packs....
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:16 PM   #4687
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Self ventilating clutch update...

So... If any of you guys hear a squeaking/ chirping sound that does not seem to come from any of the obvious places (ie; skid plate, engine mount bolts, etc..). Do yourselves a favor, and tow/ truck the bike home, drain the fluids, pull the clutch clutch cover, and check the clutch assembly for play.

It seems that my bearing for the main shaft into the transmission let loose, and took some of the engine case with it...



Those needle bearings I was hoping were the problem sure held up well..











Not bad for 30k miles..







I decided to put away a few of these after I realized I was dealing with the worst case scenario.

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Old 07-25-2012, 09:47 PM   #4688
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omfg.
I hate to see such horrific photos.

I'm saddened by your loss.

Best wishes.
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Old 07-26-2012, 12:12 AM   #4689
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Now now be nice. This guy did a lot of things mentioned...His work has a very steam punk quality to it but it is good to see progress. I have not touched a bike in about a month due to other things in life going on.


I do have to ask why the massive 13th century chain guard?...Looks like an invitation for disaster or accelerated chain wear at the least.
Hope i got this reply thing right...that chain guard is a work of art ...that is ''modern art '' ...it actually takes a lot of fiddling to come up with a workable,secure functinal chainguard prototype [ which is what it will stay ...function before form ...i dont need show pony stuff !! ]
Why a chain guard ?? well i live on beach sand , pure fine chain grinding silica added to the fact the beach is great to ride on [legal here ] and that is just 200 meters away ..220 yards where u come from.
I can assure u it does its job, has not and will not derail or rub on the chain... its a sprocket and chain saver......say no more, say no more says Monty Python....
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Old 07-26-2012, 03:00 AM   #4690
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The headlight on my 2010 R is melting away. So I'm looking at buying a new complete set.
Since the stock is crap, I thought about swapping it for a 2012 light. Any one done that? Think that the 2010 speedo panel will fit on the 2012 mask?

What I would really like is to get one of these. But there's no way I'd get it through our bureaucracy masters at the customs office.
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Old 07-26-2012, 03:10 AM   #4691
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If I knew sooner, you could have ordered it to my house - my cousin is currently visiting and going back home this Saturday...

If it helps at all, I am coming at the end of December and then again in April - let me know if you need me to bring anything as a "gift" - easier to bring then ship and have to deal with the customs bullshit.
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Old 07-26-2012, 03:32 AM   #4692
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Yer !!! I liked the anal probe the best .
Anal, tee hee, he said anal
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Old 07-26-2012, 06:52 AM   #4693
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Accessory power outlet

On the 690-what is the best way and location to put an electrical outlet to power stuff like heated vest and Cycle Pump? BMW style outlet mounted? Or, just SAE dongle? What suppliers for these things?
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:44 AM   #4694
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Timely Rotopax Anecdotal Evidence

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Hi,
i am currently looking at upgrading my bike. one question i have is if anyone uses Rotopax, instead of buying the expensive tanks? would it be possible to just add one 2 gallons on each side of the rear rack?

thanks for your time,

Daniel
Just returned from a trip to Colorado and, along the way, ran into a KTM 990 (2010 model) owner at a Wendy's. He had been traveling around the U. S. camping and otherwise adventuring. He had a red Rotopax on the right side of his rear luggage rack and a black Rotopax on the left. Red for gas, Black for water. Said he liked them a lot and highly recommended them. Seems like a very viable and cost effective alternative to the large fugly tanks.
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:44 AM   #4695
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Just returned from a trip to Colorado and, along the way, ran into a KTM 990 (2010 model) owner at a Wendy's. He had been traveling around the U. S. camping and otherwise adventuring. He had a red Rotopax on the right side of his rear luggage rack and a black Rotopax on the left. Red for gas, Black for water. Said he liked them a lot and highly recommended them. Seems like a very viable and cost effective alternative to the large fugly tanks.
Just to add that the Rotopax "safety" gas nozzle sucks. Pick up the yellow nozzle from the water can that Rotopax offers. Only a few bucks and well worth the convenience.
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