KTM 690 luggage & rack thread

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

  1. Eureka690

    Eureka690 Urban Adventurer

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    Why wouldn't I believe you? It sounds like you're telling me 10 lbs behind the axle is worse than 100 lbs in front of it. That seems completely logical to me.

    If I'm ever brave enough to attempt something so incredibly dangerous, I'll be sure to have Johnny Knoxville produce the movie. Is 3-D still popular?
  2. pebble35

    pebble35 Long timer

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    Just completed a 7,000 mile trip on this one - mainly tarmac but it did probably include 500 miles or so of gravel roads. KTM/Touratech racks with Zen Overland boxes.

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    Bike has now one nearly 30,000 miles on original subframe bolts and everything is still just fine :clap:clap:clap:clap
  3. Quietus

    Quietus Mariner

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    Just installed today the top rack from inmate Perun

    The rack is top notch quality, is built like a tank from excelent quality materials and I'm really glad with the purchase. In adition Perun is a great guy, he was very helpful and great at the whole transaction :)

    Nikola thanks for all! :beer

    Here are some quick photos I snapped after I installed the rack.

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  4. Brown Dog

    Brown Dog North Georgia Dual Sportr

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  5. thumpididump

    thumpididump MacGyver

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    Just installed my new Perun rear luggage rack, and it fits very well with Wolfman side racks.

    Perun supplied three sets of spacers. I used the long ones on the bottom, and the short ones on the top. Didn't use the medium ones, and didn't use the Wolfman spacers either.

    Twenty minutes and she was all buttoned up. Very pleased. Now I just need some luggage bags, a destination, and some time off work. :thumb


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  6. MrHix

    MrHix Been here awhile

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    Has anyone here put the Kriega US Tank on their KTM 690 ER? That is the mount that works with the US series of bags. I have a US-5 that I would like to try and mount up front for my tools.

    http://www.kriega.us/us-tank-bag-adaptor/

    Pictures would be great!

    Cheers,

    MrHix
  7. canadius_maximus

    canadius_maximus Quaere verum - Seek truth

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  8. Shadowfax38

    Shadowfax38 Adventurer

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    I'm liking this setup (destination Mendo). Keeps the weigh low as the heavy items are mostly in the dry bags. Coyote is mostly uncompressed sleeping bag and other soft/light stuff. North Face is also soft/light stuff with alot of extra capacity. Rotopax is strapped instead of using the super heavy mount. And the thing on top is a thermal lunch box; very light.

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  9. resqdoc

    resqdoc Been here awhile

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    I just returned from a 2000 mile tour of Western Montana/Central Idaho. This was the inaugural ride and test for Mods to my Touratech rack. I collected ideas from different threads on ADVrider and typical for me....I took it beyond reason.

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    First a look at the Rotopax mounted forward of the Wolfman Expedition Dry bags.
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    This positioning places them as far forward as physically possible yet still allow full access to the pegs and ground. I wanted them absolutely as far forward and down as possible I accomplished this. No balance issues loaded up. They never interfered with my footing but did take some getting used to. An unexpected benefit. On long stretches where I chose to stand I could press my calves against them and found this to be a very comfortable riding position.

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    Pictured here are the Rotopax mounts welded to the rack supports.
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    These are 1 gallon models but the 1.75 would work as well. I was shooting to keep the bike as light as possible. I averaged 60mpg and 1 gallon provided me all the range I needed, the extra was nice to have on hand but could be switched out for a water container in a drier setting.
  10. resqdoc

    resqdoc Been here awhile

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    First some explaination. Some Inmates aren't familiar with Tool Tubes. These are storage containers originally intended for Operator Manuals on tractors. Therefore they are designed to keep out dust and moisture. They are vibration resistant. Typically, they can be picked up very cheaply from Agricultural Supply stores and internet sites. The model you will find there is the Medium size. You can find them for $6-12.00. I have included links with the pictures below for an alternate source that also features different sizes. They cost more but it's the only source I am aware of for the "mega" and "nano" sizes. With lot's of planning and careful execution I was able to incorporate (2) Large, (2) Medium and (2) Small tubes on my Adventure bike.

    My goal was to provide secure storage for items I want on the bike for all rides, not just big adventures. If I need more equipment for overnight or longer trips, I add the saddlebags, Rotopax, etc as needed.


    http://www.thetooltube.com/ToolTube.html
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    Featured in this pic are a Medium Tool Tube on each side. Mounted inboard of the rack. They clear the wheel through full compression, even if slathered in mud.
    Right side carries my Tire repair supplies and tools, including a TireIron Bead BreakR from Best Rest
    Left side holds my Cruz tool roll & Gorilla Tape
    Above and on the Right is a single Large or "Mega" Tool Tube. This one holds a Jet Boil stove with extra 230mL Fuel Canister and Coffee Press. This is a perfect, rattle free fit. The cap comes off my pushing the flexible turn signal stalk up or down.

    Mega Tool tube: http://www.thetooltube.com/MegaTube.html
    Jet Boil: http://www.amazon.com/Jetboil-FLASHJAVA-TOM-JetBoil-FlashJava-Kit/dp/B009AEARE6/ref=sr_1_3?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1407822680&sr=1-3&keywords=jetboil

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    Right side contents

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    Right side tubes from below Left view

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    Left side contents

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    Left side Tool Tubes from below Right view

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    In this view and the one above you can also see (2) Small or "Nano" tubes mounted. When I say they are vibration resistant this is a good example. The lids seat on a flexible gasket. I opted to NOT secure these lids. Even in this inverted position the caps stayed put with contents secure. In fact they seemed to self-tighten.

    http://www.thetooltube.com/NanoTube.html

    I use these to carry items like a Sawyer Mini Squeeze water filtration system in one with Enduro Star Trail Stand, Larger Zip Ties, etc in the other. Registration, etc would also work well here.

    http://www.endurostar.com/

    http://sawyer.com/products/sawyer-mini-filter/
    Great for quick trailside refills of Camelback type hydration systems. I have mine plumbed to refill directly through the drinking tube via a quick connector.

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    http://www.amazon.com/Platypus-GravityWorks-Filter-System-4-Liter/dp/B00G4V4IVQ/ref=sr_1_12?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1407822611&sr=1-12

    These Platypus bags don't fit in the tubes but work with the same mini filter to provide much larger supplies of filtered water for camp. I just tuck them in the saddlebags if I anticipate needing more water than a simple day ride. No muss, no fuss. the link is for the full Platypus system with their filter. I just bought the bags and tubing and incorporated my Sawyer Mini filter. VERY happy with these two systems.
    DO NOT LET THE FILTER FREEZE THOUGH!

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    Final "Mega" tube. I removed the stock airbox and tucked a Jumbo in that space. Spare inner tube, Motor oil, etc.
  11. resqdoc

    resqdoc Been here awhile

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    I contacted Touratech regarding the exact Stainless Steel used on their racks. They quickly answered back and provided me the specifics. Due to vibration and impact exposure it is important to use the proper rod when welding. 308L is the rod of choice. Here is the low down on the actual alloy:

    http://www.m-woite.de/en/materials/14301.shtml

    Regarding specifics of measurements and dimensions. This took a professional fabricator 30+ hours to complete. There is an awful lot of trial and error, tack fit, remove, adjust to get it just right. A labor of love.
  12. pauloston

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    This was quite a bit of work, and cutting up a brand new set of racks was tough. But I reckon these are now perfect...
    70 mm narrower than STD
    100 mm further forward
    100 mm lower

    Will post more pic's when powder coated and loaded.

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  19. Eureka690

    Eureka690 Urban Adventurer

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    Damn! :clap I'd have just started from scratch. Nice work.
  20. ttime4four

    ttime4four Been here awhile

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    Just got Perun's rack -- Serbia to Portland Oregon in 5 days -- :beer

    There are plenty of photos of his rack, but I wanted to share how well it integrates with the Altrider Hemisphere softbag system. The rearward clips on the Altrider bag fits perfectly in the strap slots -- kinda like this rack was designed just for the bag. This positions the rear of the bag just in front of the gas cap and provides easy access.

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    I'll post up more photos once I get the bike loaded up for an upcoming trip.

    Thanks Perun!