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Old 06-29-2012, 07:58 PM   #4261
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MA,
My profile isn't that elegant ....but weight is the front-end load-factor here....not profile. If the RR tanks hold as much as the Safari, then the profile is irrelevant, except to the fashion queens . So you wheelie hotshot riders....3 gallons is 3 gallons, no matter how much lipstick you put on the pig .

I have a Safari and am happy with it....aside from having to remove it to get to throttle body, injector, etc, it keeps me going the distance.

My point was not to antagonize you motoged.
With the RR twin tanks 200 miles should be done easily, good enough for me.
Your 'profile' is all your deal.
I believe the Safari carries 3.7 gallons? The RR twin tanks hold 2.5.
Potentially trimmer in weight & profile. With that said I haven't seen each side by side.
How about somebody measure the width of each?
Not a slam on your set-up in any way. I bet it works well for you.
My intention is to not carry so much weight up top, negating the fuel under seat nimbleness of a 320 lb bike.
Thats all.

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Old 06-29-2012, 08:27 PM   #4262
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I need to invest in a new seat for my 690, anyone have an old custom they want to get rid of? :)
ive got a slightly used sybian ill sell you that you can strap to that POS bike.....
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:34 PM   #4263
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I found the SE wanted me to ride 60 mph on rough roads where the 690 is more around 40...mostly because I didn't realize I was opening the throttle so much on the bigger bike. The SE feels much heavier in the front end and the power is to be respected. The bigger bike feels a lot easier to ride on the highway...the extra mass and power means the bike just moves more easily down the road where the 690 feels like it is working all the time. The 690 still pulls fine in the 0-80 mph range but it is twitchier likely due to the less weight over the big bike.
The SE wanted to go 60 off road with a blown shock? Seems remarkable
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:56 AM   #4264
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My point was not to antagonize you motoged.
.....Not a slam on your set-up in any way. I bet it works well for you.

MA,
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Old 06-30-2012, 02:56 PM   #4265
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Came back from a two day ride yesterday and a radiator guard bolt has come out I will be doing the zip tie thing today - everytime I ride i come back with a lighter bike which is good I guess because i do feel her weight
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Old 06-30-2012, 03:31 PM   #4266
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the best thing you can do is...... have both so i did oh and a ktm300exc to round it off
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Old 06-30-2012, 03:37 PM   #4267
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the best thing you can do is...... have both so i did oh and a ktm300exc to round it off
Yeah but the blue one is coming my way isnt it
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Old 06-30-2012, 03:50 PM   #4268
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They hold about 1 gallon less than the Safari and are a lot more robust than you might think. I have tipped my bike over several times with them and wound the bike into a fence in Australia at high speed with them and they still hold fuel just fine. I find that under racing conditions (throttle pinned, 6th gear, 100 mph, on sand) the bike can still do 300km with a tuned fuel map. That is more than enough range for most events...and it goes even farther under normal throttle conditions (throttle pinned, 6th gear, 100 mph, on sand ).
the only reason for the robust comment was ive seen a few blokes on here with leak issues. Having said that if they were arround when I set my bike up I would have seriously looked at them. I dont race my bike (except at night when I'm thrashing Mark Coma for dakar honours ) but have hit the old fence, tree, drain, etc with only a few scratches which rub right out. The 450 klm i get from the safari is good for the adventure rides i do.
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Old 06-30-2012, 11:48 PM   #4269
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Old 07-01-2012, 01:24 AM   #4270
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Nice... How long till the 2012 tanks are ready???

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Old 07-01-2012, 01:26 AM   #4271
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Nice! I like it.
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Old 07-01-2012, 05:44 AM   #4272
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Gee, I like that too. I didn't think I would!
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Old 07-01-2012, 05:52 AM   #4273
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The new tanks and fairing sides are designed so that they can be retrofitted to the exsisting kits. An upgrade kit will be available seperately.
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Old 07-01-2012, 06:26 AM   #4274
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Question water pump seals?

Does anyone have a good way to get the second water pump seal out? Tried a seal puller but its a little to deep and there is nothing to grab.

Thanks,

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Old 07-01-2012, 06:45 AM   #4275
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Our new EVO2 Adventure Kit was displayed today,for the first time,at the KTM Centre in Hemel Hempstead,UK.
The new design incorporates new Rallye-style,moulded polyethylene front fuel tanks,removing the need to use the existing side panels,which allows us to use an extra fixing to the frame,for more rigidity.These tanks will have 11 litres combined capacity,and have side cut-outs for increased air flow through the radiator.
The much slimmer tank profiles allow for a similar slimmer fairing design,using our own tried and tested cockpit support from the previous kit,which has been tested extensively off-road over the last 3 years.
We have also sourced a new 450RR style twin headlight,with a really neat "halo" effect parking light around the high beam light.This fits into a new screen,but still retaining the "rally style lip" on the top of the screen,to help against buffering.
We expect production of these kits by mid-september,and they have been designed to fit all KTM 690 Enduro,from 2008-2012,and we will also be able to supply existing Rally-Raid kitted customers with an "upgrade" kit,if required.This will consist of the new tanks,the extra lower mount and new fairing sides,screen and headlight,to fit their bikes.
The new headlight & screen combination will also be available to LC8 owners,as an alternative to the standard KTM headlight & screen


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