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Old 07-01-2012, 07:36 AM   #4261
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I'm really glad you guys had the foresight and motivation to develop this needed product. Here's my unsolicited two cents: the constriction shown at the arrow detracts from the appearance. If necessary, make it less extreme. Also the upper part of the tank should have been slightly wider to match where it meets the edge of the fairing. This would look better however it would close that opening perhaps too much limiting air flow. But regardless, I like it much better than the previous tank which is covered by the side panels. I'll buy it!


The narrow section,as arrowed,has already been changed,now we have CNC models fitted to the development bike.
We deliberately kept the top of the tanks narrow,to give the "slim" effect,a la JVO etc,and also to keep the maximum aperture size for the radiator cut-outs.
Now we have 2 months to machine the moulds from our 3D CAD designs,as we have 7 or 8 Rally-Raid KTM 690's to fit out for Heroes Legend 2012,Paris-Dakar(the original route),at end of September.

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Old 07-01-2012, 08:24 AM   #4262
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The narrow section,as arrowed,has already been changed,now we have CNC models fitted to the development bike.
We deliberately kept the top of the tanks narrow,to give the "slim" effect,a la JVO etc,and also to keep the maximum aperture size for the radiator cut-outs.
Now we have 2 months to machine the moulds from our 3D CAD designs,as we have 7 or 8 Rally-Raid KTM 690's to fit out for Heroes Legend 2012,Paris-Dakar(the original route),at end of September.

Heroes Legend 2012
Best of luck for the upcoming projects, Mitch. One last question. Would it be possible to develop a type of mini-fairing to work with the new tank thereby keeping the stock headlight, etc. That is, not utilizing the frame mounted front fairing?
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:23 AM   #4263
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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.
Understanding this is still a "rough draft", my initial concerns are where the lower fairing and notched tank come together, loosely. Also the gaps in the fairing and around the lights may cause noise and turbulence to the rider - maybe this fit n' finish will get sorted out in the production. Would be killer if a portion of the new tanks were translucent for fuel measurement (looks painted?)

Cool lights. Have you had a chance to measure the power draw?

Exciting that you guys are developing options for this bike and look forward to following your progress.

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Old 07-01-2012, 10:32 AM   #4264
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That EVO2 kit looks awesome!

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Old 07-01-2012, 10:43 AM   #4265
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Lovely beaney! Do want.

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Old 07-01-2012, 10:57 AM   #4266
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Best of luck for the upcoming projects, Mitch. One last question. Would it be possible to develop a type of mini-fairing to work with the new tank thereby keeping the stock headlight, etc. That is, not utilizing the frame mounted front fairing?
Yes, or using the tanks stand alone? As the current ones can be?

Your EVO 2 kit looks very good.
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:07 AM   #4267
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Yes, or using the tanks stand alone? As the current ones can be?

Your EVO 2 kit looks very good.
It will be possible to use the new EVO2 tanks on their own,we will supply a flashing to fit on the front of the tanks to bridge the gap where the tanks form the radiator cut-out
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:37 AM   #4268
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It will be possible to use the new EVO2 tanks on their own,we will supply a flashing to fit on the front of the tanks to bridge the gap where the tanks form the radiator cut-out
Looking forward to seeing it.

Its a moot point for me as I have the current twin tanks on order.
Do you know an ETA when KTMTwins will get a shipment of the current twin rally tanks?
My order was pushed back 8 weeks +-.
Thanks.
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:50 AM   #4269
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Looking forward to seeing it.

Its a moot point for me as I have the current twin tanks on order.
Do you know an ETA when KTMTwins will get a shipment of the current twin rally tanks?
My order was pushed back 8 weeks +-.
Thanks.
I can't comment on Twins' own order situation,but we have stock here in UK
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Old 07-01-2012, 02:35 PM   #4270
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I'm looking for a solution to avoid it... I'm thinking to build a "cage" and fix it to the unused motor support viewable in the photo.
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Old 07-01-2012, 06:07 PM   #4271
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I'm looking for a solution to avoid it... I'm thinking to build a "cage" and fix it to the unused motor support viewable in the photo.
I dont understand what you are asking
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Old 07-01-2012, 06:13 PM   #4272
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I'm looking for a solution to avoid it... I'm thinking to build a "cage" and fix it to the unused motor support viewable in the photo.
Ha! Reminds me of my 95/96 Husaberg! It did not like to have the throttle whacked open at low RPMs...
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Old 07-01-2012, 07:05 PM   #4273
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I'm looking for a solution to avoid it... I'm thinking to build a "cage" and fix it to the unused motor support viewable in the photo.
If you come up with something let us know, just finished pushing my TB back on and snugging it up again. I thought maybe a longer rubber connector so it couldn't back off?
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Old 07-02-2012, 12:31 AM   #4274
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I dont understand what you are asking
It's not a question is only an observation

is the second time (in 8000 Km) that my FI body is popped off, so I want to prevent it

In all my previus 4t thumpers I've always makes a cage to avoid this eventuality, it's an old racing habit

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Old 07-02-2012, 07:03 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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Beautiful! You guys outdid yourselves on the new tanks! Looks like I need to find a home for my old tanks
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