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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by F650Dakar_Norway, Jan 17, 2010.
Any pics of the 450RR?
Sure. But Star Motor - one of Pal Anders' sponsors - were not allowed to unveil it:
I think, we will see no pictures from the bikes until the Marocco rally at the end of october.
Official bike & team presentation is in Milano, november 2-7.
Nice item arrived by overseas mail from Giantloop today. I'm impressed! This thing is designed by adv-riders for adv-riders and is top-notch quality. I'm amazed over the pure ingenuity and r&d behind this excellent luggage bag.
There I was, mounting it on the RR fresh from the mail package when my girlfriend messaged me to buy some groceries. I instantly agreed. Talk about perfect timing for testing the Coyote... After tightening the relevant straps ( this item fits PERFECTLY on the 690RR first time! ) I went along and filled it up with groceries weighing and filling the Coyote full. This worked very well and I'm amazed how functionally well this worked. Outstanding concept! Very promising for the upcoming gravel tours. Thanks, Wachs & Giantloop.
it looks a perfect fit! best offroad soft luggage money can buy, enjoy!
Some replica fairings available. Can be a good investment once I start growing horns and use that thing more aggressively.
From the UK:
A picture showing the reinforced rear tail structure and Akrapovic exhausts.
Craig Bounds on a 690RR during the Dakar 2010:
Guess I'll have to build at least two metal tail-end supporting bars extending from the exhaust fasteners upward to the tail structure to improve its durability.
That should also improve the hookup of the GL Coyote saddlebag and make things better at the rear.
The number plate holder cracked and was held dangling in place by an indicator wire recently. So this thing needs some aftermarket work yet
Oh good idea, if you can make a piece of art i will take one.
Which material do you prefer ? Steel, alluminium, carbon ???
those rear supports were made by Derreck Edmondson at Edmondson racing in the uk, They also had some carbon fibre guards made for the bottom edges of the fuel tanks
I'll go for aluminium or steel bars like this on Steve's bike. Should be fairly simple to fabricate and install.
Mmmmh, for me theese parts on the pic are looking not so nice !
Also how he put the db killer ( it 's the oem part from KTM to reduce the horsepower delivered with the original rally kit ) on the exhaust is not looking like a good ingeneering. I mean this bike costs a lot of money, so it would be nice to put some good and beautifull parts on it.
More of the updated rear..........the Iri wont fir in here anymore, I dont use a split system so I didnt bother.
My temp fix for the original.
Cummo, theese parts are looking very well done, but never saw them on a factory bike from Despres ?
Do you did this work by your self or a company welded it ?
Some threads before i asked you for the parts for changing the rear suspension ?
Do you know exactly the part numbers or ist is the best way to give it to
the WP factory suspension department ?
Thanks a lot, Michele
That's not the original KTM DB-killer. They're actually useless for sporty riding and with a tiny 22mm opening. Steve made those himself from scratch ( as he mentions earlier ), didn't rejet it and runs his bikes a little rich.
As for the supporting struts on Steve's bike; I think functionality is king. I don't race this bike and couldn't care less about "the minor beauty details". If it's solid and can allow me some luggage - that's my baby.
This weighs more heavily towards a dual-function supporting strut that allows me to strap on the GL Coyote saddlebag and have peace of mind when riding trails up in the Norwegian or Swedish mountain or woodland eldorados sans the hiccups of a tail breakage
@Cummo: Thanks for the pics of the new alloy reinforced tail-box. What does it cost? And where did you get those CF tank guards?
The rear tail is from the rally department, contact Daniel Leida (spelling) you probably won't see it on a Despres or Coma 690 because the Iritrack doesn't fit in the upgrade section.
The bars to stabilize then original box were made by me, quite easy to bend some 3mm alloy bar.
For the suspension parts I asked the rally department, they supplied the kits, you need to give them thenserial number from the shock cause the rear shock is all different. You need to ask for the 09 rebound stack. I can send you the factory document on the shim sizes you need, the sag and clickers that WP recommend for the 690 . I will scan it next weekmand post it.
The tank guards were made by Nomad Racing in France.
Guess that's Daniela Leidl at KTM Racing. I'll consider a Rally Light kit also next year. I rarely need to fill up the rear tank. Too much sag to remain steady on the sidestand makes me searching for declines when parking a fully fuelled beast.