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Old 06-16-2012, 11:35 PM   #3991
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This is the upper tank bolt I took off my bike today. Hmmm, looks ok and good quality. Can someone confirm if this is in fact one of the bad oem ones?

The aftermarket pics I've seen of replacement bolts show two pieces: a big stainless bolt like the one I have, plus a black smaller allen head one. Why do the aftermarket ones have two bolts while I have just this big one?
That is the OEM bolt. They snap off at the base of the thread. The after market jobbies from rally raid use a stainless steel sleeve with a high tensile bolt which is heaps stronger. They are a bit more awkward to fit. The picture below also shows the replacement sleeve for the bottom fixing. Hope this explains in for you

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Old 06-17-2012, 01:48 AM   #3992
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That is the OEM bolt. They snap off at the base of the thread. The after market jobbies from rally raid use a stainless steel sleeve with a high tensile bolt which is heaps stronger. They are a bit more awkward to fit. The picture below also shows the replacement sleeve for the bottom fixing. Hope this explains in for you

Mine are arriving from RR on tuesday {top and bottom} are there any tricks i should know for installation ?
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Old 06-17-2012, 02:56 AM   #3993
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Mine are arriving from RR on tuesday {top and bottom} are there any tricks i should know for installation ?
I had to remove the air box to get the new allen head bolts in. Screw them in from the inside then fit the tank and screw the stainless flange bolts on with 27mm socket. I used some lock tight on it as well. at least I think thats how it went
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Old 06-17-2012, 03:02 AM   #3994
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I had to remove the air box to get the new allen head bolts in. Screw them in from the inside then fit the tank and screw the stainless flange bolts on with 27mm socket. I used some lock tight on it as well. at least I think thats how it went
Thanks mate-sounds like its a 6 pack job
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Old 06-17-2012, 03:29 AM   #3995
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Pate, I think the real solution is to swap the KTM plastic gas tank with a larger aluminium one. With the added volume, we would have the oportunity to select a much touhgher and most probably more common pump.

There is room on the right and side of the bike to easily add 6 liters of fuel.

I would bet an arm and a leg it could be manufactured at and affordable price in your area.

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Yes it is possible, If does 1-2 tanks it expensively.
It is not enough buyers of this tank.
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Old 06-17-2012, 08:20 AM   #3996
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If you are not replacing the radiator bolts with zip ties, if you ride proper off road where you crash you will sooner or later rip them out and have a leaking radiator.

If you are not spacing the fan shroud away a bit, your fan blades will eventually rub through the fins and the radiator will leak. Do these mods need to be done on the 2012 model also


I think the jury is still out on the above mentioned mods for '12...anyone come from an earlier year to verify?
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Old 06-17-2012, 09:13 AM   #3997
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Just took delivery of a new 690 and am now starting to think of places to put a toolkit, spare tube, pump and levers for any repairs when out.

I dont normally carry a backpack or waistpack (would be easier and cheaper) but I like the spares on the bike.

Was thinking of a Kriega 5L tail pack to go on the back (maybe with the new Kriega rack loops and cam straps which look like they allow anything from a 5l to 20l drypack to be attached) Anyone else done this and does it fit with the grab handles in place? (need to fit the grab handles as they dont come pre-installed for some reason?)

Also looking at a GL Coyote for weekend and longer trips if needed.

Also interested if anyone know if the tank bolts on the 2012 model need replacing or have KTM learned a lesson from previous failures and made these things stronger?
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Old 06-17-2012, 09:24 AM   #3998
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Replacement of an old brake pedal (765.13.050.000)
on a new pedal with ball-bearings (765.13.050.200)
on model till 2010 incl.

Or
76513050044 FOOT BR. LVR + STEP PLATE and 7651305014401S FOOT BR. LEVER + STEP PLATE
to
7651305024401 FOOT BRAKE LEVER CPL. 11

For installation of the new pedal it is necessary to make a special axis,
it has 2 threads, the left M10x1.5 and the right M8X1.25:



Still 1-2 nuts and one washer of M8 are necessary.
It is necessary to install the thread of M10X1.5 on strong Locktite (red).
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Old 06-17-2012, 09:34 AM   #3999
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I've found the Kriega US 20 the most useful size. I also, have the 10L that stack nicely on top of the 20. While I carried this on the XR650R on a ProMoto Billet rack, for the 690 I would consider either:

http://www.bboffroad.com.au/ktm__6902.htm or,

http://shop.sw-motech.com/cgi-bin/cosmoshop/lshop.cgi?action=showdetail&wkid=133994700617625&ls=en&nc=1339947070-18526&rubnum=products.1252674507.1256051975.1256052012&artnum=GPT.04.439.100/B&id=95&gesamt_zeilen=50Tshowrub--products.1252674507.1256051975.1256052012&typid=66724540

I'd probably use the Kriega for short trips and Giant Loop for campout/longer trips.

Can't decide between the SW-Motech or the bboffroad- sombody help me out here................
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Old 06-17-2012, 09:55 AM   #4000
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I've found the Kriega US 20 the most useful size. I also, have the 10L that stack nicely on top of the 20. While I carried this on the XR650R on a ProMoto Billet rack, for the 690 I would consider either:

http://www.bboffroad.com.au/ktm__6902.htm or,

http://shop.sw-motech.com/cgi-bin/cosmoshop/lshop.cgi?action=showdetail&wkid=133994700617625&ls=en&nc=1339947070-18526&rubnum=products.1252674507.1256051975.1256052012&artnum=GPT.04.439.100/B&id=95&gesamt_zeilen=50Tshowrub--products.1252674507.1256051975.1256052012&typid=66724540

I'd probably use the Kriega for short trips and Giant Loop for campout/longer trips.

Can't decide between the SW-Motech or the bboffroad- sombody help me out here................
I had the SW Motech rack and will vouch for its durability. It's also versatile with many adapters and plates for mounting luggage or strapping on bags. Also looks easier than the other rack to get a grip on for yanking the bike around.
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Old 06-17-2012, 10:06 AM   #4001
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Used the SW Motech for about 4 years now. Love it. Still haven't seen another I would rather use in its place...

Rugged, durable and does its job.
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Old 06-17-2012, 10:47 AM   #4002
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Like the look of the SW Mototech ones but thinking of going this route with Kriega

http://www.adventure-spec.com/defaul...-hardware.html

Looks pretty secure for day rides when I only need to carry tools, although the Mototech one looks like it would allow a few more options.
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Old 06-17-2012, 10:56 AM   #4003
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Like the look of the SW Mototech ones but thinking of going this route with Kriega

http://www.adventure-spec.com/defaul...-hardware.html

Looks pretty secure for day rides when I only need to carry tools, although the Mototech one looks like it would allow a few more options.
Eventually you may want moe options than that Kriega system affords. Looks simple till you need to gas up. And where are the grab handles? Can they be used with that setup? Handles are important.

Other than that looks like a simple, light setup. Depends on your needs.
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Old 06-17-2012, 11:48 AM   #4004
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Like the look of the SW Mototech ones but thinking of going this route with Kriega

http://www.adventure-spec.com/defaul...-hardware.html

Looks pretty secure for day rides when I only need to carry tools, although the Mototech one looks like it would allow a few more options.
I've just purchased a US-5 and US-20 to use with my SW Motech. I've used the incorporated grab handles on the rack on many occasions and they also provide another, further forward lashing location for bags and other gear (I also use a Giant Loop Great Basin for longer trips).

One of the best things about this rack for me is that it is narrow. I trail ride and push it while riding. When I fall, the leading edge of the rack doesn't dig into the ground and rip off or get damaged because it is inside the lines of the bike. It also isn't putting any strain on the embedded fasteners of the gas tank during a fall. If you loop out low side, the back rear corner of the rack would be one of the first things to contact the ground. This would cause a pulling force on the rack/inserts. It doesn't happen with the SW Motech again because it is inside the lines of the bike.

Just my .02
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Old 06-17-2012, 12:13 PM   #4005
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Yes. Barman and Uller nail it. One of the things useful about a dedicated rack under the Kriega is being able to mount one of the Rotopax 1or2 gal on top when you need to haul gas to a mate in need. I fabbed an aluminum plate that was a quick bolt on to the ProMoto rack that I had on the XR for the Rotopax. It was a great accessory to have. Not permanent. Quick on and off. I had a couple different tail bags but they never got used once I got the Kriegas. A quality product.
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