KTM 690 Enduro owners show off your bike !

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by ADVTuga, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. El Lobo

    El Lobo Been here awhile

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    Up North. Temperature just above freezing point 9 in the morning. Got to test my new down sleeping bag. Hauling cold weather gear aint light.

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  2. Orangecicle

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    I bought an Enlighted Equipment "Revelation" to replace the sleeping bag. I'm really happy with it. Much easier to carry than a sleeping bag.
  3. windblown101

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  5. a2zworks

    a2zworks Want to be a better rider

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    Hi Windblown,
    Great pics!
    How do you find the Mosko 80 bags on the 690, they don't seem as big as I thought they would on the pics for 80L.
    How does the bike handle at speed with them fully loaded.
    Cannot really make it out but it seems that you don't have racks on the bike, is that right?
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  7. El Lobo

    El Lobo Been here awhile

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    Interesting bag. It seems to have a variety of sleeping solutions. Maybe I´ll have to buy one. Seems very light. I like it allready.
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  9. windblown101

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    Thanks. It's a nice set up. They are pretty big, but when you're packing camping gear, food, clothing, parts, tools, gas, etc it takes a pretty big set of bags! :)

    I have the shock sag on the 690 set at about minimum with just me on the bike so the extra weight on the back actually calms the bike down a bit at speed. You know the bags are there when you first load them up on the bike for sure but it only takes a bit to get used to the change in feel.

    Instead of side racks I'm using a PeRun rear rack and heal guards which work great as tie-down points for the Mosko. When new the Mosko base which is very stiff doesn't sit completely flush but after being loaded and ridden for a bit the base conforms to the shape of the bike and fits very well and stays nice and snug to the bike.

    Following a 3k trip with them that included the sand and mud in the pics above I found some pretty heavy wear points on the underside of the base where it contacts corners/edges on the bike. That's the downside of such a stiff base, it's great for adding stiffness to the setup to keep things from shifting around but it does create pressure points. I'll probably attach some rubber inner tube or something at those points. And of course as with any rackless set-up, the rear plastics will go to crap once dirt and sand gets in between the bags and the plastics. Been the same on every rackless softbag setup I've ever used. I've considered 3m tape but figure that constantly replacing it would annoy me so I'll just buy new plastics if I feel the need to dress the bike up.

    Hope that helps, just one guys opinion.
  10. NJ-Bill

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    a2zworks Want to be a better rider

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    Thank you for the comprehensive answer windblown, well described.
    I have only ever used hard cases with my big bikes and in the next few weeks I'll be down sizing to a new 690 with soft bags. In my head I'm debating between racks and saddle bags or rackless but I am leaning towards a rackless setup from Mosko, GiantLoop or AltRider. Do you or anyone you know have any feedback on the other two? or anyone out there feel free to comment on pros and cons.
    Thanks again windblown.
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    I'll second that. Love my 20f EE quilt. I don't find it as warm as they claim, but I'm a cold sleeper so maybe thats why..
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