KTM 690 Auxiliary Fuel Tank

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by rade, Mar 29, 2014.

  1. cal08

    cal08 Been here awhile

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    Any chance you just need to loosen and rotate the brake lines on the ABS module out of the way for better fitment? I had to do that. Not sure what I can add on the second point. Apologies in advance if this adds nothing to your needed solution. Maybe post a pic or two for posterity in any case. The info is always useful I think.

    Thought of this just now: did Rade send you the correct tank? There is an abs and non abs version, at least according to the order form.
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  2. Irnrbt

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    I recently installed a Rade tank in my 2016, and found the previous posts in this thread extremely valuable; thanks to all who shared. My tank has a fuel tap that immediately does a 90 degree turn which is necessary on this abs bike. I had to rotate the brake lines as well, but there was still no way that front bracket was going to work. Even resting on the brake lines (which is totally not cool) it didn't allow tank to sit low enough for seat to fit in place. Rade knows he needs to come up with a better bracket system for the abs bikes. He suggested I cut the bracket and only use the left side. I tried it, but that was lame and ineffective. I made my own bracket out of plumber's hanging strap with some padding taped on that supports the tank higher up than designed, but still the tank has to push pretty hard on the rear brake switch located on the abs module to allow the seat to fit. I need to make a better bracket, but there will be no getting around the tank pushing on the brake switch. Perhaps it could be moved but that will cause other issues.
    I found using 45mm bolts to hold the fuel pump adaptor in place instead of the supplied 40mm bolts to be much easier to install. I ordered some stainless shoulder bolts on line. I installed a quick disconnect for ease of future maintenance. I replaced the breathing tube with one a bit smaller in diameter (I thought the one supplied fit a bit sloppy to be effective). I ran the breather over to the right hand side of the bike and tied it in to the breather hose from the rear tank with a T and ran the breather down below and in front of the swingarm. My kit came with a K&N filter that Im not jacking I still think this a good fuel solution, but definitely not a plug and play option. Hope this helps.
  3. cal08

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    Apologies for the request to be handheld. What do you mean here: " My kit came with a K&N filter that Im not jacking" I ask because I didn't like the k&n either. The airs sensor mount position is dumb, but I have not found my solution just yet. I liked the older metal throat whet you could mound the air sensor externally.
  4. Irnrbt

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    No you got it, I'm not jacking is my poor slang for not liking it. I believe the k&n is a cloth filter and won't stand up to dusty conditions for long. Because the sensor is top mounted, using the included fine screen sock would require cutting said sock which defeats its purpose. I put a k&n foam cover on instead. That should work well as pre-filter based on previous experience with other bikes protecting paper filters with foam. I made a minimal cut in the top to allow sensor connection. I am not aware of a good uni-filter solution yet but will make the jump when I find one.
  5. WhereTheHellIsJames?

    WhereTheHellIsJames? Brraaaappp!!

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    Rade says he's got a new bracket, and is shipping me one via "fast envelope" ...I'll post a picture of it when it arrives.
  6. Irnrbt

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    Please do. If you find it works, I'll ask for one.
  7. cal08

    cal08 Been here awhile

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    I second the motion.
  8. SKINNY

    SKINNY Been here awhile

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    I got my tank kit today with the updated brackets for the ABS 690, but no instructions or photos on which bracket goes where.
    Has anyone figured out the new brackets yet? I'm waiting for a response from Rade Garage
  9. Jinx144

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    It looks like there's a new set of instructions on Rade's website for abs bikes. Did you have a look at those already? (Sorry possibly a stupid question)
  10. Irnrbt

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    Jinx is right, the PDF instructions show the new fangled bracket mounted on the front.
  11. SKINNY

    SKINNY Been here awhile

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    He sent me the latest file showing the new bracket, so I should be good to go....although I'm still not sure about the K&N filter.
    I think I'll order a Uni foam filter...never liked the gauze filter idea.
  12. Irnrbt

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    I'm with you on the desire for a uni filter. Let us know if you find one that fits well.
  13. cal08

    cal08 Been here awhile

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    Me too. In previous versions, he sold the UNI. Not sure why the change.
  14. GSteve

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    I have a 2015 Enduro R and want to know if anyone with an ABS bike have found that a Seat Concepts seat actually rests on portions of the tank and fuel cap, or have I botched the bracket installation?
  15. cal08

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    Hard to imagine how you could botch the bracket install. I suspect instead that the tank is simply too big for the space and will require some thought on making it fit. Can you re- drill to make the bracket fit with different tolerances? Can you remove any material from the base of the seat? Can you re-adjust the position of the brake lines as they terminate on the ABS in a manner that creates more room so as to use the original bracket? More spendy and more work: would a different brake line with a custom end make more room?
  16. SKINNY

    SKINNY Been here awhile

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    Do you still have the stock seat pan?
    I've heard that Seat Concepts uses their own seat pan and the additional thickness can cause a problem if there are tight clearances.
    I'm waiting on my 690 seat to come back from Renasco to see if I have any fit-up problems with the Rade tank.
    Renasco uses the stock seat pan, so maybe it will all fit.
  17. Little Bike

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    Ruh-roh, I haven't tried my Seat Concepts seat yet with the Rade tank. If you hear crying coming from the west coast.......
  18. The Letter J

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    I have a Rade tank and Seat Concepts complete seat (their seat pan) with no fitment problems... non-ABS bike though.
  19. GSteve

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    It seems the elbow for the vent is what is the problem. Rade supplied a new type of bracket for the front of the tank. I have a couple of outstanding emails for Rade to see if he has a solution.

    Using the stock seat or waiting in the que for a Renazco modification I'll need to find a better fuel solution. I have trips planned and need to get this 690 sorted and ready!
  20. SKINNY

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    Keep us updated on Rade's response