KTM 950 Rear Rallye Tanks - Hecktanks

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Larry Landes, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. Larry Landes

    Larry Landes Adventure Rider Dude

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    They do exist and you can get them. Here is the set I put on my bike. It's a lot of work and it takes some modification, but it comes out clean.

    If you need some, I can give you the info.

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  2. neduro

    neduro Addict Super Moderator

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    These look fantastic! But, they don't really belong in Ride Reports.
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  3. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    Moved from Ride Reports to OC.. if you're a vendor, let us know and we'll move it to Vendors :thumb
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  4. aurel

    aurel Cheese&Wine!

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    I'm already waiting for new tanks but could you tell us more about theses tanks ?
    Fuel capacity, price, etc ?

    And about the exhaust you fitted ?

    :ear :thumb
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  5. Hambone950

    Hambone950 Mas Naranjas Por Favor!

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    http://www.africanqueens.de/html/lc8_rallyekappa.html

    I believe the parts come from these fellahs in Germany.
    The Go!! owner can no doubt confirm.
    Looks fabulous for what it is. Once he gets the new TT headlight he will be as close as you can get cosmetically without dismantling a team bike and taking a pattern off it. Riding it might be a different issue vs the std bike. Those tanks can get perhaps in the way of enthusiastic nadgery riding (from personal experience at least with size 13 Tech 8) but that's surely not the point!
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  6. BLUE(UK)

    BLUE(UK) Long timer

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    It's a lovely looking bike.:deal
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  7. yoashman

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    A thing of beauty!!!!:eek1 :eek1 :evil :evil :D :wink: :clap :clap

    One of these days my '04 S will hopefully look as rock stomping as yours! Shes in the process as we speak, slowley but shorley!!!!
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  8. jerdog53

    jerdog53 Crop Dusting Everywhere

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    Can you mount luggage with these tanks installed?
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  9. crazybrit

    crazybrit Long timer

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    Sure, no problem, the Gobi's and racks will just fit right on :rofl :rofl
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  10. jerdog53

    jerdog53 Crop Dusting Everywhere

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    Thats good to know man Thanks!
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  11. Gaup

    Gaup Adventurer

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    Hi Tuorateck has a Rallytank for the GS650 that will fit the KTM with minimal effort and is not so expensive..

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  12. Larry Landes

    Larry Landes Adventure Rider Dude

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    OK, I guess I put this in the wrong forum. My apologies.

    To answer the questions:
    1. Tanks are from African Queens in Germany.
    Complete exhaust is from the same place.
    NOTHING fit properly and I had to go as far as to cut the headpipe flanges off and have a local guy fabricate new flanges. (very disappointing) The brass fuel tube exiting the bottom of the right tank would have sheared off by the motion of the swingarm had I not pulled the shock and checked tolerances. The kit is very solid and well made from a structural standpoint, but the simple details were missed. As a result, it just took a lot of time to grind, bend and fit properly so I would not have issues later. Everything is rubber mounted and I used OEM KTM hardware for everything. Lastly, no exhaust muffler hangers were provided. I had to make a brace for the subframe and then make my own hangers. I used aluminum and two carbon fiber KTM front fender braces (cut) to make them. Lots of hours, but clean and factory looking in the end. Most of all, it is all bulletproof and nothing will come apart or vibrate.
    2. No, I am not a vendor.
    3. The kit was...get ready...about $3,300.00 USD. That included delivery to California, but it also included the issues mentioned and everything was unpainted. For that price, the fit should have been spot on and all hardware should have been included.
    4. Bags no longer fit. (No passenger pegs either.)
    Lastly, the seat release had to go, so I used a Super Enduro seat release (little Magura lever) and made a bracket to hold it.
    I had Akras before, so the exhaust was necessary, but not something I really wanted to change. These sound really good, but blindfolded, I would take the sound of the Akras. I may modify the Akra mufflers and use them. (these are about 4" shorter than the Akras)
    Hope I answered everything. Cheers.

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  13. Larry Landes

    Larry Landes Adventure Rider Dude

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    Width view.

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  14. BLUE(UK)

    BLUE(UK) Long timer

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    Still a thing of beauty Larry.
    Enjoy!!:D
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  15. Pilbara

    Pilbara In the flow...

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    I like the look of that tank, how much does it hold and is it tough?

    Cheers
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  16. neduro

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    Very cool project, Larry, and nicely done!

    :tb
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  17. Flanny

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  18. Gaup

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    PILBARA the tanks holds 17liters and are made of nylon and are paintable
    mine are fore sale.. i have got me a Rallye 2000 rearend with tanks.
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  19. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    Wow How much you want for your pretty tank...!?!?
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  20. Gaup

    Gaup Adventurer

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    I was not out to kiddnapp this tread.. i tink Larrys bike looks real good
    and i was thinking of use the afrikanqueen tanks myself butt i reard when i heard the price... then i bout the Tuorateck tank at about 600euro
    and as usual then fate made me stumble over a Rallye 2000 rearend..
    think its not so god biz to buy my tank if you not live i europa butt Tuorateck has a filial in the states...atleast that i have heard...

    Kenneth
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