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Old 02-11-2011, 04:43 AM   #61
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Installed mine

I received my tray earlier this week.
Nice workmanship, good instructions and even a drill bit!

I went the bright orange as its a bit more blingy, hidden away and should make it a little easier to find things if its dark.

It was only during the measuring up that I noticed that I must be one of the few that uses all of the wheel travel. I noticed that the plastic had some chew marks and that the subframe had some rubber marks.

You might see this here

As you see I decided to cut the hole and instal it anyway.

Measuring the decrease in wheel travel


I'm going to have problems at some time in the future, so may need to do some mods to the tray - take 30mm out? I have wound up the pre-load some more in the mean time. I only travel one-up and weigh in at 75kilos.
I expect that most won't be using as much wheel travel as me.



That said, great product. Although a 'shallow' tray option would be good as well

Thanks Norm.
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Old 02-11-2011, 07:32 AM   #62
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I received my tray earlier this week.
Nice workmanship, good instructions and even a drill bit!

I went the bright orange as its a bit more blingy, hidden away and should make it a little easier to find things if its dark.

It was only during the measuring up that I noticed that I must be one of the few that uses all of the wheel travel. I noticed that the plastic had some chew marks and that the subframe had some rubber marks.

You might see this here

As you see I decided to cut the hole and instal it anyway.

Measuring the decrease in wheel travel


I'm going to have problems at some time in the future, so may need to do some mods to the tray - take 30mm out? I have wound up the pre-load some more in the mean time. I only travel one-up and weigh in at 75kilos.
I expect that most won't be using as much wheel travel as me.



That said, great product. Although a 'shallow' tray option would be good as well

Thanks Norm.
Thanks for the excellent writeup.The first followup from"down under"
I applaud your riding ability. Personally I have never hit my tray even with my wife on the back. I must be more of a pussy rider than i thought
That being said i am going to offer a tray with 1/2 the depth of the original when i do my next production run.
Thanks for the insight KTM Pilot
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Old 02-11-2011, 08:03 AM   #63
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Here's another tip to consider for future. Reduce the width of the front flange surface that has the holes just a wee bit. Maybe 1/8". Mine is hitting the existing toolbox cover and forcing the tray up against those subframe bolts. You can see it hitting in the pics from KTM Pilot. This is taking all that nice powdercoat off. The tray has plenty of room. It is just pushing back some from that flange.
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Old 02-11-2011, 08:54 AM   #64
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Thanks for the kind words! I do not have access to a 990 smt so i don't know if it will work.On the 990 ADV there is a flat black piece of plastic behind the tool tray measuring about 8" wide by 10" long with the seat lock towards the rear of it.If you have an area similar to this it might work.If you do could you inform me and i'll see if i can find one to make sure. Thanks
I've been taking a few pictures, and although regarding the SM-T there actually is space...it's kinda"occupied" already...:


Yes..the overall length is about 10",measured from the edge of the battery, and the seatlock is at the back :


The witdth however is 7" and :


As far as I can see...it's a definite No-No as far as compatibility with your so ingeniously fabricated tray for the ADV.

I'll keep on using either a towel with few tools rolled in it,or start looking for a small 3.5" x 5" x 2" plastic box which I'll probably be velcro'ing...

If and when I'll get myself an ADV.....be sure to see me ordering one of your trays !

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Old 02-14-2011, 04:48 PM   #65
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sweet

Aww. das so sthweet!
Waiting on some extra funds to come though and I'll order a black one.
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:37 AM   #66
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Any new promos coming up? Little late for President's day. What about St. Patrick's Day? Could include a nip with each tray. Just kidding.
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:43 AM   #67
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I finally installed my orange yesterday. It looks really sweet.
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Old 02-18-2011, 11:24 AM   #68
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Looks like the clearance issue could be a problem for me. Not so much for my skill in riding, but for the occasional "oh shit" bump that comes outta no where and rattles my teeth.



Here's what I had in the tray for my last two outings...




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Old 02-23-2011, 02:22 AM   #69
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My tray and bead breaker arrived, looks very good!
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Old 02-23-2011, 11:43 AM   #70
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Rather than shortening the entire tray, making the back end shallower would alleviate any bottoming out problems. Make it taper from current depth at the front towards the back and I'd buy one in a heartbeat.
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Old 02-23-2011, 01:49 PM   #71
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Thanks for the comments guys! Appreciated.
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Old 02-23-2011, 01:56 PM   #72
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Rather than shortening the entire tray, making the back end shallower would alleviate any bottoming out problems. Make it taper from current depth at the front towards the back and I'd buy one in a heartbeat.
Odd that you should mention this. I guess great minds do think alike.
Check the pics! This is the prototype.If there is enough demand i would offer this option as well. Colors? Of course

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Old 02-24-2011, 05:08 AM   #73
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Hi Norm, that looks great. Will start saving.
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Odd that you should mention this. I guess great minds do think alike.
Check the pics! This is the prototype.If there is enough demand i would offer this option as well. Colors? Of course

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Old 02-24-2011, 04:53 PM   #74
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let me know when you have the new version...... thanks
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Old 02-28-2011, 08:45 AM   #75
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Hi Norm,

This weekend I did my first "serious" trail ride and unfortunately the tray does not work.
Last weekend I was riding in a low speed snow ride and didn't need the suspension. So I thought it was OK. But this weekend I was in desert with 50-60 mph whoops and rear tire hit the tray many many times. Actually after the 4th time I had to slow down but it still hit...
I'll take it out today. It is a great little add-on for street use but come on, this is a 990Adv. If you ride it as you should be riding it, the tray is too deep.
I hope your new design solves this problem. And I hope I can exchange this one with one of your new designs with a reasonable charge...


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