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Old 12-30-2014, 06:46 AM   #1
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KTM 690 Fuel Capacity

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I'm picking up a 2015 KTM 690 this weekend. I'm looking at the different options for adding fuel capacity.
Is anyone running the Rally Raid 4.5L Rear Auxiliary tank?



If so, hows it working? Any installation issues?

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Old 12-30-2014, 07:18 AM   #2
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Have you thought about the Raid Rally saddle tanks? I think the bike would be better balanced with the weight of the extra gas in the front. I have a 2010 and am converting it to a KTM Basel Quest: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1026063 My understanding is that this is not an option for the ABS models, but I think the approach of using front saddle tanks makes better sense than adding more weight to the rear.
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Old 12-30-2014, 07:43 AM   #3
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If you want to do technical riding, the rear tank keeps the front light so that its easy to climb steps. However, it makes to handing a bit vague. The riding that you want to do, dictates the optimal solution.
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Old 12-30-2014, 10:26 AM   #4
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Rotopax for the 'po folks give you range only when you need it.

The 1.75 gal version on a stout tail rack fills to just shy of 2 gallons or on my bike roughly 100 to 120 miles of range, or a pair of 1 gallon jobbies mounted on either side of the RR luggage racks does the same thing if you're into symmetry and need balance in your life.

That big honkin' aluminum side tank is functional, but no amount of lipstick makes it look any better.

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Old 12-30-2014, 11:46 AM   #5
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Rotopax for the 'po folks give you range only when you need it.

The 1.75 gal version on a stout tail rack fills to just shy of 2 gallons or on my bike roughly 100 to 120 miles of range, or a pair of 1 gallon jobbies mounted on either side of the RR luggage racks does the same thing if you're into symmetry and need balance in your life.

That big honkin' aluminum side tank is functional, but no amount of lipstick makes it look any better.

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Are you thinking of the Tanglewood aluminium tank? The RR one is plastic and can be protected/hidden behind their soft luggage racks.
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I'm looking at the plastic tank that is tucked in behind the side panel and racks. It holds 4.5L which is 1.19 US gallons. If you figure 8.5 pounds per gallon the tank will add about 10 to 12 pounds to the rear portion of the bike. It alos provides a smallish rear deck plate and a grab handle.
I like it because it preserves the lines of the bike. The other RR fuel systems are just more than I want to pay. this one isn't - uh - inexpensive either.

I think I'm going to go with the Tourtech luggage racks.

I'm coming off of an '03 950 ADV so I'm sure the whole bike is going to be different that what I've been used to riding off-pavement.
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Old 12-30-2014, 12:47 PM   #7
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Will it fit with the TT racks?

Edit: It will if you get this - http://www.rally-raidproducts.co.uk/...rear-fuel-tank
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The KTM Twins website indicates that an additional adapter kit is required. But once you're in that deep what's another $130. Likewise with the fuel adapter so you can plumb it together with the stock tank.
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Old 12-30-2014, 04:17 PM   #9
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You may want to ride it first before deciding. I did a long trip before adding capacity and found rear weight bias was HORRIBLE with luggage, no way I would add more weight on the back unless I had too, not to mention it's putting more stress on the plastic tank. Personally, I settled on an Al tank to replace the airbox for an additional 1.2, and put on a rotopax if I need more than 200 mile range.
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