KTM 690 luggage & rack thread

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

  1. rickypanecatyl

    rickypanecatyl SE Asia adventure tours

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    Could that be between (and I know its a long gap) Woodland park and Salida, Co? I remember leaving Woodland park on my 690 a few years back and rendezvousing with the TAT somewhere before Salida and a road looking like that... happy memories either way!
  2. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to Asphalt!

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    Nope!

    Way north of Steamboat Springs on the way to Hog Park.
  3. 777

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    just bought a rear rack for my 690, it seems to fit over the petrol cap area and has a lifting mechnisim, any seen this before and know how to fit it?
  4. pmsystem

    pmsystem Adventurer

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    Here my solution:

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  5. BK.RD.RNR

    BK.RD.RNR Torque Stick

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    Can anyone suggest a tail bag that will fit/ mount to a Touratech rear rack securely and nicely?

    I would like it to have multiple compartments, expandable, possibly a compression strap, and be able to fit Motion Pro combo tire irons/ axle wrenches, extra tube, a Slime* air pump, a basic tool kit, and room for a couple/ few bottles of water or gatorade.

    I have been using my moose racing water bladder backpack, but it is cumbersome to get into, mount, and during fuel stops. ... It also busted my tail light lens when I launched the bike off of a ~3' drop the other day, :lol3

    Suggestions appreciated. Thanks.
  6. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    Nice setup Yellow Pig. :thumb Soft bags rock!

    For those who want hard cases, one thing to keep in mind is where you want to ride. If all you ride is pavement and wide dirt/gravel roads then you are golden. If you venture off into areas that have trees and heavy brush like sagebrush and are riding narrow tracks, single trail, sandy single and 2-track, beware that hard luggage can and will catch heavy brush and trees and launch you off the bike. BTDT many times with hard bags and fed up with it. For me offroad = softbags. YMMV.

    Deciding what setup to run on my new 2013. Decisions, decisions...
  7. GravityDT

    GravityDT Adventurer

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    What's the consensus on a top rack that fits well with the 1st gen Wolfman side racks? Looking for something to mount a small day trip bag. Pros/cons of the Wolfman, Touratech or RallyRaid top racks??? Would like something pretty low profile but also off road worthy. Thanks!
  8. rickypanecatyl

    rickypanecatyl SE Asia adventure tours

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    and you run over your own foot like the first time you got on an ATV from a dirt bike! :lol3

    And then worse than running over your own foot is learning bad riding habits to keep from running over your own foot after you've done it a bunch of times. My memory is so screwed up... I find myself thinking right in the midst of a hard corner with rocks, "Do I have hard bags on right now?"
  9. rickypanecatyl

    rickypanecatyl SE Asia adventure tours

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    I really like the look of these:

    http://www.adventure-spec.com/default/adventure-spec-magadan-panniers.html

    I'd love to see how puncture resistant the material is. Soft bags are definitely better for riding but tough to secure. I think a lot of adventure riders do all of there riding at one point in the day and at the end of the day, secure there gear and set up camp, walk around town... whatever.

    I'm always playing it by ear... ride for a bit, grab something to eat, meet someone who invites me to hear there daughter playing the violin in one of their traditional music jams or whatever and when you are in that situation, if your gear is not locked up you'll stress yourself out during the entire violin performance! :lol3
  10. MeinMotorrad

    MeinMotorrad Long timer

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    I've got those panniers and I would recommend them to anyone. Well made and capacious. I don't use the liners they supply as they are very heavy duty - for crossing rivers and stuff I suppose, I've never had any of my stuff getting wet without them even in very heavy rain. They could do with a few more loops for fixing to racks though. They come with plastic inserts to help prevent bending when they're fitted to the racks but these don't really work - I put an aluminium sheet in each and this does the trick. I use them with the Rally Raid soft pannier racks to which I lock them, velcro fastener at the top plus carabiner for added safety and a horizontal strap around the middle and through the rack. They are a permanent fixture on my bike. If I'm going on a trip I also use a couple of Pacsafe locking things

    The combination of the the lining on the Magadan panniers, the Pacsafe cables, and the padlocks to the racks are about all you can really do to make your luggage secure - If a thief really wants your stuff he will get it no matter what you do. I'm happy to leave my bike parked on the street loaded with my stuff for hours. I do have an alarmed disc lock which will go off if the bike gets even touched which helps I guess.
  11. rickypanecatyl

    rickypanecatyl SE Asia adventure tours

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    Mein any chance we could get a pic how they attach to the bike? Also I'm curious to how the top locks; on the web site I didn't see any pictures that showed how the bags locked...

    I want one of those locks that if a TSA guy sticks his special key in it it will electrocute him!
  12. MeinMotorrad

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    Pics on Flickr.

    The tops are velcro each side. You press the together and roll the top a couple of times too keep the rain out and use the clips on the adjustable straps to keep things closed.

    Here's some with the pac safe. I'm going to dispense with the blue bungee it doesn't really do anything. The straps over the seat aren't taking much of the weight You want the rear most one to be slack anyway so you can access the fuel filler.

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    The red strap is going around the main pannier but behind the holders on the front and rear - it's designed that way so you don't squeeze oil bottles etc.
  13. Yellow Pig

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    The Touratech top rack is crap. Typical TT aluminum origami. It is known to snap right behind the rear mounting bolts.

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  14. burmbuster

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    And TT's bolts are crap too.
  15. rickypanecatyl

    rickypanecatyl SE Asia adventure tours

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    Thanks Mein! It's hard to tell from looking at it.... with the pac safe cable locked does that make it really difficult for a thief to unclip and unroll the top of the bag?
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    You can easily unclip it but it wouldn't be easy to unroll it and it would be very difficult to get anything out. The pacsafe has no defence against a tooled up thief though, it's only there to put opportunists off.
  17. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    OK, I'm losing my mind. Can't remember if my tail bag came with a rain cover.

    Anybody with the KTM bag like this know if it did?

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    And if so got a pic of what it looks like?
  18. dad2bike

    dad2bike Cranky Old Fart

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    I've got 3 of those bags. None have a cover. I can tell you the bag is very water resistant. My son powerwashed the bike & tailbag after last ride. The bag looks great and all the inners were still dry. :clap
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    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    Well, mine did, just found it in the garage. it looks like this:

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  20. BK.RD.RNR

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    Yup, mine came with it too... Of course the zipper on mine failed, so I have not used either in 2yrs.

    ... And mine collected water like a frikken reservoir. :lol3