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Old 12-21-2012, 12:01 AM   #6616
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Pannier racks

Having just traded my 990 for a new 2012 690 today (feels like i've been robbed there's nothing of it ), i am wanting to get a set of pannier racks. I use the Andy Strapz soft saddlebags.
It seems to be a toss up between the TT or the RR.
Any comments welcome.
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:13 AM   #6617
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I've tried searching, but to no avail...

How can I lower both the gear lever and the rear brake pedal?
Im 6'5", making especially the brake a real pain in the ass to get to both standing and sitting.

I'm assuming the gear lever I can just slide off and rotate down a little.
But the rear brake? how does one get that lower in relation to the foot peg?
Yes on the gear lever, but DO put a dab of blue loctite on the screw: KTM uses a silly conical spline which is very easy (too easy, really) to strip if the retention screw comes loose.

You can grind off and re-shape the end of the rear brake master cylinder pushrod to get the lever lower.

For adjustments in general, loosen the master cylinder bolts and slide the MC fore and aft to adjust lever height. Not much lever adjustment, IMHO.

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Old 12-21-2012, 01:55 AM   #6618
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You can grind off and re-shape the end of the rear brake master cylinder pushrod to get the lever lower.

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If the lever is too low it get "exposed" it "stick out" too much and it's easy to break it off.
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:33 AM   #6619
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I've tried searching, but to no avail...

How can I lower both the gear lever and the rear brake pedal?
Im 6'5", making especially the brake a real pain in the ass to get to both standing and sitting.

I'm assuming the gear lever I can just slide off and rotate down a little.
But the rear brake? how does one get that lower in relation to the foot peg?

The bolt holes that mount the rear master are slotted...the whole unit can be slid back. After that you can adjust the bolt on the linkage for an even lower pedal. After that you have to modify the rod...however soon you find that the lever is pointed at the ground.
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:41 AM   #6620
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I've tried searching, but to no avail...

How can I lower both the gear lever and the rear brake pedal?
Im 6'5", making especially the brake a real pain in the ass to get to both standing and sitting.

I'm assuming the gear lever I can just slide off and rotate down a little.
But the rear brake? how does one get that lower in relation to the foot peg?
With a little mod of the inox part, you can mounting it below and reduce the height of brake pedal
have a look there
https://plus.google.com/photos/10131...CNiF0avwg4K5Kg
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:04 AM   #6621
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Much cheaper and probably in stock:

http://www.oemcycle.com/Item/product...FZGPPAodHCAAXw
The motion pro quick disconnects are the EXACT ones used from the factory - except in white. I rencent did the same thing as you TOAST and ordered up one of the motion pro ones. Markings, sizes, everything but the color was the same. The new male one fit without issue into the original female

FWIW I got the 5/16" Size here
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...-Coupling.aspx
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:13 AM   #6622
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I've tried searching, but to no avail...

How can I lower both the gear lever and the rear brake pedal?
Im 6'5", making especially the brake a real pain in the ass to get to both standing and sitting.

I'm assuming the gear lever I can just slide off and rotate down a little.
But the rear brake? how does one get that lower in relation to the foot peg?
My '12 has a bolt & lock nut to adjust the height of the pedal. You might have to adjust the plunger length (going into the master cylinder) too.

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Old 12-21-2012, 07:47 AM   #6623
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Having just traded my 990 for a new 2012 690 today (feels like i've been robbed there's nothing of it ), i am wanting to get a set of pannier racks. I use the Andy Strapz soft saddlebags.
It seems to be a toss up between the TT or the RR.
Any comments welcome.
There's a lot of info here on the 690 luggage thread: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=365169

I have had both. but never with the Andy Strapz bags on them. They are both good quality but the RR rack is probably more versatile with many hole/bolting points etc.
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:38 AM   #6624
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690 Enduro Gear Indicator Questions

Ok, so I just got back from a 400+ mile off-road ride down into Mexico and on several occasions on my 2008 KTM 690E I felt the need to know what gear I was in. Mainly right before I began to propel myself down 4 story sandy grades followed by a quick right turn and then a 4 story rocky climb (OK, maybe it was only a few feet but it sure felt higher). After riding almost for 40 years now, I'm like most of you in that I just listen to my RPMs but either the pucker factor was so high or my ear plugs were in too far that I was having a lot of issues dialing it in as I went from one riding extreme to the next. I'm thinking that a gear indicator would have solved some of my anxieties (OK, winning a mega-million lottery would have helped also) on this ride. I did some research, to include scouring the forums on this website, and could come up with only GIpro-X from HealTech Electronics Ltd. as a viable solution. I went to their website and found some crude installation instructions via a PDF and my un-electronic capabilities (I'm more of a plug-n-play guy) kept keying in on the word "splice". I'm thinking that it might be a bit easier so I'm asking if anyone on this site has actually installed one of these gear indicators and if so, would step-by-step instructions peculiar to this year and model be too much to ask for?

I even checked YouTube but to no avail. They had other bike installations but not the 2008 690E as again, I'm keying in on the splicing task that was used on this vendor's site as my biggest concern. And lastly, I'm thinking of the red color for best display in sunlight. Has anyone else scene what the other colors look like in direct sunlight?

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Old 12-21-2012, 10:02 AM   #6625
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I have a similar gearshift indicator on my V-Strom, and have no trouble seeing it in full daylight.

The former owner installed it, and the only reason I keep it is because it also eliminates the stupid 1st & 2nd gear timing retard (on an already porky, "tuned for torque" motor... grr.)

Also, the LED number unit is pretty bulky -- the photo seems like it's smaller than the one I have, which would be desirable. I find the brightness distracting at night -- I frequently think my engine has run out of oil.
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:18 AM   #6626
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Having just traded my 990 for a new 2012 690 today (feels like i've been robbed there's nothing of it ), i am wanting to get a set of pannier racks. I use the Andy Strapz soft saddlebags.
It seems to be a toss up between the TT or the RR.
Any comments welcome.
I have wolfman racks on my 08 , well made
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:05 PM   #6627
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Having just traded my 990 for a new 2012 690 today (feels like i've been robbed there's nothing of it ), i am wanting to get a set of pannier racks. I use the Andy Strapz soft saddlebags.
It seems to be a toss up between the TT or the RR.
Any comments welcome.
Wolfman USA makes racks for the 690 for their softbags but I'm sure other softbas would work as well. They also make a crossbar for the rear as well.

http://www.wolfmanluggage.com/Racks/...ide_Racks.html

I bought the racks for my 690 and they are sturdy. Their Expedition line of waterproof luggage is very good quality as well.

The innmate D-Train is wolfman's sales manager shoot him a PM with any questions! http://advrider.com/forums/member.php?u=90243
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:23 PM   #6628
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Wolfman USA makes racks for the 690 for their softbags but I'm sure other softbas would work as well. They also make a crossbar for the rear as well.

http://www.wolfmanluggage.com/Racks/...ide_Racks.html

I bought the racks for my 690 and they are sturdy. Their Expedition line of waterproof luggage is very good quality as well.

The innmate D-Train is wolfman's sales manager shoot him a PM with any questions! http://advrider.com/forums/member.php?u=90243

I bought mine from Berg. He makes the racks.

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Old 12-21-2012, 12:51 PM   #6629
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I have the RR soft luggage racks. Very stout pieces for sure. I honestly have not had the opportunity to employ them loaded up yet, but one of the reasons I chose them over something like the Wolfmans, is the design.

The Wolfman racks look like they will allow more of the weight to be carried/ suspended by the tank/ subframe, that one piece of tube from the peg mount looks too close to parallel with the ground to allow it to carry most of the weight on the peg mount without giving in to the stresses created by riding offroad, thereby making the tank/ tank mounting area look more vulnerable to being damaged. Whereas the RR racks look as though they will transfer much more of the load to the footpeg mounting area.

Just my .02
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:44 PM   #6630
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Safari vs. Rally Raid Tanks

I like the style of the RR tanks, but how do they hold up in a crash?
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