KTM 690 luggage & rack thread

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

  1. mtntrails

    mtntrails Been here awhile

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    I'm running the KTM pannier racks with 31 liter touratech panniers and am pretty happy with that combo. It allows me to run hard or soft panniers depending on the demands of the trip. The racks are pretty robust.

    The upper cut-in of your mock-up reminds me of Jesse Panniers - maybe the ones for the DL1000. www.jesseluggage.com
  2. PilbaraGoat

    PilbaraGoat Been here awhile

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    Thanks mate...I looked through that site and the 990/950 ktm boxes probably look even more like my idea.

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  3. Hoots

    Hoots Long timer

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    I suspect they'd last longer than the cardboard and blue tape ...:jinx
  4. -KATO-

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  5. PilbaraGoat

    PilbaraGoat Been here awhile

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    But the cardboard would hurt way less in a get off!! And the tape is designed to break away before serious damage occurs
  6. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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  7. dirty_sanchez

    dirty_sanchez Dirty_Sanchez

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    A few of you have asked me to post up a few photos of my TT racks along with the Wolfman E-12 saddle bags.

    I plan on getting the 1.75 gallon Rotopax tank to mount on the tail rack instead of the Rally Raid tanks for the time being. Because of this extra weight the Rotopax tank puts on the threaded inserts molded into the stock fuel tank, I decided to remove the Wolfman Wolf Tail-which for a day ride could tip the scales at 10 to 15 lbs real easily. The tail bag along with the 12 lbs of fuel is more than double what the rack and KTM says can be supported on the ass-end of the bike.

    For those of you who are wondering, the TT hardbag racks and the SW Motech tail rack fit nicely together and I can't imagine needing any more solid mounting system. The bolts which come in each mounting kit are too short, but a trip to the local Lowe's/Depot for longer metric bolts went without a hitch.

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    Holy Shiite this is a hoot of a bike to ride!! If you're sitting on the fence about a 690, come on in..the water's fine.:evil

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  8. everetto

    everetto Been here awhile

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    Good thread, think I have read most/all of it. Do any of you have preference between, or pros/cons between the Rally Raid racks and the Wolfman racks? If I end up with Wolfman bags, should I just go with their racks for simplicity of mounting their bags? Thanks in advance for any info.

    Did some more searching and found a couple of folks who commented that they did not really like using the Wolfman bags on the RR rack. Guess I am leaning towards Wolfman racks and bags, unless anyone has additional inputs?
  9. RoteEddie

    RoteEddie Been here awhile

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    Who makes it and where do I buy it? :D
  10. KTBen

    KTBen Barrrp!

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    There home made :D We made them for soft bags only and they work realy well. We also had to make steel laser cut plates for the bottom of the rack to bolt on to (where the rear foot pegs mount) which remain on the bike when the side racks are taken off.

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    We wanted the side bags to be high enough to take a bit of the weight of a dry bag running across the seat so theres less weight on the rear tank

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  11. Harty

    Harty Bloody Good Bloke!

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    Wolfman Expedition Bags on Rally Raid Pannier Frames. 40Ltr Wolfman Expedition Dufflebag on Touratech Rear Rack

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  12. RoteEddie

    RoteEddie Been here awhile

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    Looks perfect!
  13. lhanson

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    Hey folks Im looking for a tank bag to start out with for my commute on my ktm 690 smc. I have class at 10am and then work till 8pm and sometimes late bartending shifts till 2am. I hate wearing back packs while riding so if I could even split the weight for now till I get a rear/tank bag setup. How would the ktm tank bag 75012019100 do for carrying a small binder, math text book and a light backpacking jacket? http://www.ktmtwins.com/ktm-690-990-smt-950-super-enduro-tank-bag

    Eventually I want to get a larger rear luggage system like a pelican case on tail so I can lock it or a quickly detachable duffle style bag. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thankfully summer is closing in for CA and less luggage will be needed (less layers for day time commute and for night commute.)
  14. RoninMoto

    RoninMoto Wanderer

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    I'm not sure a tank bag is going to fit you books very well. The KTM bag you posted might work.. but I would go to a KTM dealer with your books and see if it would work. you might find something else that would work better in the process.

    I would suggest a rear rack that you could strap your backpack to. then you still have the use of a backpack once you get to class.
  15. lhanson

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    Which rear rack would you recommend? I had a kriega us-20 for a day but returned it because I didnt have a rack. Something like that would be pretty efficient cause its not huge and I can easily toss it over my shoulder and go.
  16. everetto

    everetto Been here awhile

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    I just received my new rear rack from Wolfman (and I don't even have my bike yet!).

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  17. chrislitt

    chrislitt B-KTM-W

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    I like that rack (!) and wonder if it works without the pannier frames. Also somewhere in the depths of the thread there have been pictures with tank panniers on the bikes. Who has those, likes them, and what are they?

    Thanks!
  18. everetto

    everetto Been here awhile

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    I will be using it with the Wolf side racks, but it appears the top rack can be used without pannier frames - the kit has spacers which I assume take care of that, and it mentions the possibility of needing different length bolts depending on the specific application. I will check the instructions again this evening to see what they say regarding this.

    I checked, and this rack will definitely work without side racks/pannier frames, by simply using the "standard" length bolts that come with the kit. When using the top rack with the Wolf side racks, one uses slightly longer bolts provided in the kit with the side racks.
  19. dukethedog

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    [​IMG]My winter prep of my 09' 690R is finally complete. I have added the tail rack, Overlander 60 system on the KTM luggage rack, and the Rotopax fuel and water tanks. Love the quality of the Keiga - very solid and seems as if it will take ome serious abuse. Looking forward to testing it out heavily this spring!
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  20. Brown Dog

    Brown Dog North Georgia Dual Sportr

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    Keep us posted Duke :lurk

    That's a LOT of Weight IF Loaded :eek1