KTM 690 luggage & rack thread

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

  1. tattewell

    tattewell Mad Poser

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    I have that KTM hard parts tank bag, the quality is fantastic, but Ronin Moto is correct, there is not a hope in hell of getting a binder into that bag. Its fairly small. My 7 inch Samsung tablet snugly fits in the top map pocket.
  2. goosecreek

    goosecreek fed up

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    I opened my KTM tank bag Thursday and the plastic cracked on the map pocket, I guess it was to cold. So who has the best tank bag for the 690, I am to lazy to look back.
  3. ramjet

    ramjet Long timer

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    I like the KTM bag. Why not just replace the plastic. Canvas shop could open it up and restitch a new, maybe better quality piece of plastic in there. Save some $.
  4. goosecreek

    goosecreek fed up

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    Good idea I will check one of the boat shops. Thanks
  5. Todd34

    Todd34 Toubab

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    Goose,
    I am using the Giant Loop Fandango that I had on my 990. It seems like it will work out.
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  6. Todd34

    Todd34 Toubab

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    I just added the Wolfman top rack tonight.

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  7. Todd34

    Todd34 Toubab

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    And the Rocky Mountain bags as well.

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  8. everetto

    everetto Been here awhile

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    Nice setup! I think that will be my end-state as well.
  9. goosecreek

    goosecreek fed up

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    Looks nice Todd Now we just need to get together and ride:deal
  10. kiffernathan

    kiffernathan Been here awhile

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    Hi to all,

    Just picked up an '09 690 R and am a little concerned about overloading the subframe. I am 300 lb and like to ride hard over rough ground. I am wondering if anyone has any advice about how much you could load a GL Great Basin and still be safe in terms of mounting.

    I've worked about 1/2 way through this thread, and I noticed that for a rear rack they recommend no more than 5 kg. The GL bags mount further forward, so that should help, but with my weight bouncing on the seat plus a bunch of tools and gear in the GL bag I'm still a bit worried.

    Any suggestions on ways to beef up the fuel tank/subframe without going to external side racks? Thx
  11. Kirkster

    Kirkster Parts Murderer

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    They fit well and I am very happy with the quality.

    The bags are off in under a minute and over my shoulder...

    Sorry about the crappy cell phone pics...

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  12. Baja Dad

    Baja Dad Long timer

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    get a Bash plate with two side tool boxs
    you can keep the LBS low and off of you and the rear of the bike.
  13. CanadianX

    CanadianX Oh!? That is deep.

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    I like these, how much crap can you stuff in them, would they be suitable for use for a couple of days of ride/camping?
  14. Brown Dog

    Brown Dog North Georgia Dual Sportr

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    Partmakers upper & lower subframe tank bushings :deal

    KTM Bushings (1st design & updated ones) are DOO DOO :topes
  15. kiffernathan

    kiffernathan Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the info. Google didn't give me the info. Got a link?

    So it sounds like what you're saying is that the mounts are the issue, not the actual strength of the tank itself. Am I right?
  16. kiffernathan

    kiffernathan Been here awhile

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  17. milzispete

    milzispete Conquistador

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    Is it just me or does the overlander 60 luggage look a bit on the huge side. Kinda turns the 690 into a a GS 1200 no?
    Anyone got the outside dimentions when packed?

    I love Kriega stuff so I'm hoping it doesn't turn the bike into a boat. :lift
  18. Todd34

    Todd34 Toubab

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  19. Brown Dog

    Brown Dog North Georgia Dual Sportr

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    Bingo Todd :thumb

    The lowers get worn, causing loose movement which breaks thd upper bolts.

    I made my Lower Aluminum Bushings (stock uppers & bolts) back in 2008 & hadn't broke any more components since.

    I gave Partmaker my specs & permission to make & sell these lower alum bushings :deal

    He now makes Delrin lowers.

    Kiffer, the stock tank is fine - the bushings are the weak link :nod

    Be super careful with the four 8mm alum threaded inserts in the tank for the rear rack :wink:
  20. dad2bike

    dad2bike Cranky Old Fart

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    I use generous amounts of anti-seize on all bolts that go into the tank. Airbox too.

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