KTM 690 luggage & rack thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by trallewatsch58, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. CordR

    CordR Been here awhile

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    Curious to know if anyone has purchased both the Rally Raid Soft luggage rack AND the rear rack to use together?

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    I'm thinking this may be my future set up but was hoping for a little info on what that rear rack can support?

    The RR site says they can work together...just wanted to see if anyone had done it and if there was a pic.

    thx

    C
  2. Beer'o'clock Baz

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    Ive just bought a load of gear from RR includind the soft luggage rack for my ktm 690 R im concerned it hasnt got the rear bar that goes behind number plate bracing the two sides will i have to get someone to make a bar up for me or doesnt ti need one -will be carrying the rotopax water and fuel systems with camping gear and and misc so will have some weight involved. thanks
  3. mickd

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  4. OutbackDreamer

    OutbackDreamer Been here awhile

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    I've just installed the RR rear rack & soft luggage rack:
    http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=18870699&postcount=1116
    The two together seem very robust; I have man-handled the bike using just the racks.

    I you want- I have a few other photo's if you need better shots?
  5. rudyunknown

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    Reposting in the right thread

    I went to this epic Roaming Rally in Canada...we needed to carry our stuff with us for the whole ride....i chose the giant loop which did a great job being stuck on to the bike through all the tech stuff...

    but my biggest problem/complain was with the gaint loop taking up most of the space on the rear seat, i couldnt sit as far as i would like and my toes which are usually on the rear brake was shifted towards more of the rear part of the feet...so every time i had to get on the rear brake i would lock it up because i never could get the feel of it with the heel of the boot....

    any suggestion to move the giant loop further back...or some other luggage system that would remove this problem
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  6. Barman

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    I anticipated the seat space issue with my height and reach. Installed the RR soft luggage racks and picked up the Wolfman expedition saddlebags. I haven't been on a trip with them yet but the only bit on the seat are the straps. No interference. Everything else can be secured to the tail rack. My gas cap is still accessible.
  7. Uller

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    I use the center strap on the GL to hold the bag back off the seat. I run it under my tail rack and then back over my tent to the GL webing cam. It does two things. Holds the bag back further and also helps secure my tent. I also tend to pack most of my items to the sides of the bag leaving the middle a little less "full". This helps in the extra rough sections where you need that extra area for your rear.

    The last straps I tighten while securing my GL are the lower side straps to the foot peg mount. The basically are only hold the lower sections from flaping around and don't really help secure it to the bike so much. This stops these straps from causing the bag to want to move forward while riding.

    Oh, and I use a SW Motech tail rack: http://www.ktmtwins.com/ktm-690-par...ge/sw-motech-ktm-690-enduro-690-smc-rear-rack
  8. rudyunknown

    rudyunknown Been here awhile

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    Hi Uller n Barman
    Mind sharing any pictures of the setup...i would love to see how they would look...
    also when in the big rock section when the rear end was getting kicked up...my butt would hit the giantloop....although i must say standing up the giant loop acts as a raised seat.....
  9. Barman

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    A couple of quick shots from the phone. If you need more detail let me know.
    That's a TT rack on the rear with a small bag for everyday rides.

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  10. Beer'o'clock Baz

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    Nice setup barman:clapi have the case savers aswell worth taking a look at? blocks the nice lc4 writing but could save alota damage i put a rock throo my 450x so i know first hand:cry
  11. Barman

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    A few hours later and it's all black. :evil
    The only thing missing is the Renazco ergo seat that will be here on monday.

    The reason I chose the Adventure Spec skid plate was for the extra protection for the cases and brake cylinder. Maybe I'll pick up a set of carbon case savers though. Better safe than sorry.

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  12. Brown Dog

    Brown Dog North Georgia Dual Sportr

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    I love my Cortech Mini Tank Bag & TT rear fender bag on my
    SW Motech 690 rear rack :clap

    I used the Fandango Tank Bag in Colorado :thumb
  13. Uller

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    I've got enough space to scoot back and get on the cushy part of the seat and the middle of the Great Basin is packed lightly to allow for space to move in technical situations. I easily could move it further back still if I wanted to.

    The bag up high is my sleeping bag inside a waterproof compression sack. I found that it is much more enjoyable to have a clean compression sack inside the tent so I wrap it in a plastic bag. The tent and camp chair are in the blue bag. Tools and Stove/Food are in the lower side sections and a little bit of food water and first aid are in the middle section over the seat. Maybe a little laptop too.

    As an added bonus, I have fallen hard with this setup too. I've got a couple scratches, a small tear and seam seperation on the GL bag. All completely understandable considering the abuse....Point is I am still using the same bag, expect to for many more years and the 690 is lovin life much better without all the dents and scratches.

    I'm going to post a video of riding trails with this bag attached to the bike. It isn't as loaded as this but, none the less is on the bike.
  14. rudyunknown

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    i really packed my gl bag on the top too...maybe thats why i didnt have enough room to scoot arnd....i might just throw out some more stuff from the mid section and just carry the tent as u have done....
    but i think i still need to position the GL bag further out....its the gravel fast section where u need to feel the rear brake to slide is where i need the extra seat space....
  15. pingvin

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    Posted pic of top box earlier in thread but tested on 10 day trip to Alps (10 points for guessing what pass in background). Box worked perfect, kept thing dry and in place and just take out inner bag when park at hotel.

    Bit off topic, but was not sure how well 690 would work in up to 400km/250miles a day. But no need to worry, it worked brilliant and had more fun than on my superduke. I had no problem following ny buddies on sports bikes even on mor open/wide roads but the narrower/twistier it got, the easier I pulled away from them :D Not even stock seat bothered me...but it's rubbish on autobahn (luckily we cheated taking ferry/train most of the way to Munich).

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  16. Brown Dog

    Brown Dog North Georgia Dual Sportr

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    I've did numerous 400+ mile days of true 50/50 dual sporting just fine
    With stock seat & tank :thumb

    I do have 40mm bar risers from ADV inmate Rbott :bow
  17. ktmmitch

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  19. gen

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    The Rally Raid UK luggage rack looks the business.

    Has anyone tried the new Kriega luggage rack?
  20. Sliverpicker

    Sliverpicker Been here awhile

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    Nice looking setup. Thats exactly what I ordered a few days ago to put on my 2012 690 enduro. Also have the GL great basin bag. Will soon find out how it all works.

    If you could send more pictures that would be :thumb Let me know how they work out for you.

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