KTM 690 luggage & rack thread

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

  1. The Walrus

    The Walrus Gone and back again.

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    My run to the north rim of the Grand Canyon with 460 miles over 3 days of great riding and great results....even tossing the bike into a mud puddle and then a tree left the luggage and bike in good condition...and the views were.....awesome!

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  2. Brown Dog

    Brown Dog North Georgia Dual Sportr

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    I see you replaced the crappy original stock mirrors :thumb

  3. KTBen

    KTBen Barrrp!

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    Yeah they are better then the stockers but I'd like to get some folding mirrors next
  4. DirtJack

    DirtJack Adventurer

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    HDB

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  5. Oldbear

    Oldbear Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah

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    I've been using the Enduristan Monsoon saddlebags for a while now. Haven't done any touring but for short overnight trips the bags have been pretty good.

    For daily riding I only have a single Touratech rack with a tool tube mounted. The Monsoon bag can be strapped to the rack in just a few seconds and the whole combination weighs only a couple of kilos. Perfect for getting groceries etc.

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  6. modeselector

    modeselector Common as muck

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    Looks like your not using any racks. What did you use to protect the muffler from melting the bag?

    For the price and possible rack-less mount, these may just be what I'm looking for.
  7. Frontwheel21

    Frontwheel21 Adventurer

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    Hi Oldbear,

    What Carbon cover can I see here? It seems to cover the cap more completely than these covers offered here:

    http://www.carbon-performance.com/index.php?kat_id=82
  8. Oldbear

    Oldbear Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah

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  9. modeselector

    modeselector Common as muck

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    FYI
    KTM-Twins looks to be the US distributor in the coming months for Carbon Performance.
  10. daniel5600

    daniel5600 Adventurer

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    Kriega US20 on the front, US10 on the rear.

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  11. PilbaraGoat

    PilbaraGoat Been here awhile

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    I've seen a few PVC or moulded plastic "tool-boxes" tucked in behind the pannier racks, but has anyone explored the possibility of mounting larger versions of this idea?

    What I've got in mind is to have hard panniers which tuck in under the muffler on side and under the fuel tank on the other side - obviously with an eye to swing arm clearance.

    I reckon it might be possible to create luggage which retains the volume of the traditinal hard panniers, but with at least 100mm each side less width. To maintain the volume I've been thinking of making the panniers deeper - perhaps hanging as low as the top of the chain. To reduce the likelihood of jamming a foot under the luggage (I still manage to catch my feet under my soft bags as much as I did under my aluminium boxes) I would make them with steeply angled leading edges to the front, the underside and the outside.

    Try to imagine the view if you stand on the pegs and look straight down - I have a Safari tank. I'd like to create the same lines as the Safari tank, only extending it to the rear.....

    Has anyone tried something similar?
  12. RoninMoto

    RoninMoto Wanderer

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    I have a spare parts tube and RR fuel tank on that side. Some people use the RR fuel tank as a parts storage or for the tools.

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    My spare parts tube was made form a Kru 82 Vodka bottle. 1.75 liter with a 3" rubber plumbing cap.
  13. rickypanecatyl

    rickypanecatyl SE Asia adventure tours

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    I was thinking with Walter's bags it'd be nice to get a small extra piece of the same material and see how tough it is to cut it with a knife or clip them... anyone try messing with that material yet?
  14. PilbaraGoat

    PilbaraGoat Been here awhile

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    I have a spare parts tube and RR fuel tank on that side.
    Some people use the RR fuel tank as a parts storage or for the tools.

    Hi noah
    No snow today mate?
    I've got the rr rear tank too but I want that for fuel.
    If I can't come up with an "elegant solution", I might strap a couple of
    tubes similar to yours on the inside of my frame.
    What i'm dreaming of is a plastic luggage system which fits as snugly as
    the rr rear tank does and made from the same material.
    the next pipe dream is a front faring (including mounting frame) made
    the same way.

    while I'm at it I
    might try to work out a Snowboard rack too:evil
  15. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to asphalt!

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    What luggage rack is this?
  16. lightfighter

    lightfighter where does this go?

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    yes, do tell. it looks like itll hold wolfmans, but further forward?
  17. KTBen

    KTBen Barrrp!

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    Correct! We didn't like the position of the Wolfman racks so we made our own. We wanted the weight of the luggage to be in front of the rear axle for a better centre of gravity and best of all 3 bolt each side and the hoop comes straight off
  18. lightfighter

    lightfighter where does this go?

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    So did you make em from scratch, or cut up some wolfies? Come on man.... Give us a thread! Pics! Feed the beast that is ADVrider!

    What bags you running? I'd love to see how the expedition dry bags end up positioned on your setup.
  19. kanur

    kanur cu new er

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    :ear
  20. PilbaraGoat

    PilbaraGoat Been here awhile

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    This is what I had in mind.

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    Has anyone tried this idea?