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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by trallewatsch58, Jul 22, 2008.
Hey Ricky - 6 holes, 2 in the rear fender and 2 on each side panel. 1/4"
Dropped my bike off with Mr Mule today for the frame develpoment. As the Adventure is now a long way off, he is a lot more enthused about the project, and is going to have a good look at producing other bits like bash plate, top box and rack, and guards for things like rads. Even (gasp) a fairing.
Watch this space.
Let him know at least 1 more guy is very interested! I'd certainly buy a top box carrier/box if done right.
And I am still very interested. Any idea when he would have a rack ready for the 690? Are we talking weeks, 2 months, 6 months etc?
He said he would have my bike for 4-5 weeks so it will be 2-3 months I guess before you could get something made and shipped out..but I'm just guessing. Whatever he does it will be good.
I will let him have all the details off this site next week. So any more input post it here. I will also try to get some idea of production timescales out of him then.
I think it would be a good idea to email or call Paul directly if you are desparate and he can give you a better indication. If you do it directly through his site, there is less chance of a message being rejected as SPAM (he said he gets 2000 SPAMs a day!!)
So how does it then quickly detach from the bike? You don't show that on your website.
I think you use a 1/4 inch quick release ratchet and the proper socket size!
i let you no this week went i get mine
fyi for those interested, I have the same KTM fender bag pictured above (it is the new 690 bag and not the 640 bag). It has a quick detach mount that looks like a horseshoe. I mounted it on a 950SE Touratech rack that is fastened to the 690 rack, but it can be mounted directly to the 690 rack of course. On the front I have a Wolfman Explorer Light tank bag. Also using a Touratech cross bar to which I have mounted a Garmin GPS and 12V socket.
Any pics lumpy?
I just got my Giant Loop bag in the mail the other day, very impressed, plenty of storage. A lot bigger than I thought.
I suppose you could use quick release fasteners, if you want to remove it quick. I am using a spare fender, just take the whole thing off when I am not using the bike for camping trips.
Woo hoo! My KTM side luggage rack arrived earlier this week and the bar sizes on it are small enough that my Ortlieb QRL (quick release) saddlebags fit perfectly. I'm so stoked!
The Ortlieb's are awesome because they're truly waterproof; no other soft saddlebag that I know of is so. They're also hugely durable; mine have been through a number of tumbles when attached to my KLR and they're still in one piece and waterproof. I prefer soft bags because hard bags have a tendency to injure your legs in some kinds of accidents. Plus, they're relatively inexpensive at less than $100 each from Aerostich (see link above).
I think you'll have a hard time finding a better set of saddlebags for the $450 that the OEM rack plus Ortliebs run.
I think you'll have a hard time finding a better set of saddlebags for the $450 that the OEM rack plus Ortliebs run. [/quote]
Does it look like there will be enough distance between the muffler and the Ortlieb bags so they won't melt?
Post pic of your setup if possible, it looks like a good way to go.
Took pics of my set up this a.m. Will post this evening. I also have the Euro LED tail light and Electrosport LED turn signals. I also have the SM windscreen, which others have added (see the 690 merged thread). Running a Wings pipe.
Here are some quick pics. There's 2.75" of clearance between the muffler and the left bag, which should be sufficient even with the heat from the catalytic converter. The bags in their unloaded state make the bike 32" across at the rear. The bags can probably expand 1-2" when stuffed. They're offset from the centerline of the bike by 5/8" to the left because of the muffler.
Set up pics as promised. Thanks to Ron at KTMTwins.com for suggesting the use of the 950SE luggage rack. Easy to mod by drilling/filing a few holes so it can be fastened to the hardparts luggage brackets. The way I set it up allows me to quickly remove the fender bag if I just want to use the rack.
Will a 15"ish laptop fit in that bag? Its hard to tell..
Doubt it. Also, bag isn't waterproof but comes with a rain cover.
Anyone know of a tail bag that will fit a laptop and attact to the fender rack?
On an unrealted note, I wonder if there is any news on the Metal Mule rack/panniers.
Nope, but my 7" EEEPC does.