KTM LC8 Exhaust and Auxillary Tank

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by neduro, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. dad2bike

    dad2bike Cranky Old Fart

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    I ended up just doing the one side. This gives me enough room to get the cap off good. :D
    I uses hand saw to cut the bracket from the pannier loop. I then swung it back as close as I felt good to the turn signal. Welded and cleaned up there. Only part I took off was the bracket to contour the notch. I used a grinder and fine sandpaper to clean up. Then painted all with simple Black gloss paint.
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    Edit: Do the job BEFORE putting the tank on. You can see the scratches I put on the aux tank with the sandpaper.
  2. crazybrit

    crazybrit Long timer

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    If you'd looked at the other thread, you basically answered my question :D Pics are very useful but they'd be useful on that other thread also :D

    Anyways, thank very much you've confirmed what I was thinking of doing. Also I was planning on just taking the rack off and using the rear rack/plate to maintain alignment (as the guy did on the other thread). I'm surprised you tried to do it on the bike.
  3. dad2bike

    dad2bike Cranky Old Fart

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    What other thread???
    Give me a link.
  4. dad2bike

    dad2bike Cranky Old Fart

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    Trying to mind read a Brit is like Playing football with a monkey. :eek1
  5. EdGear

    EdGear Edventurer

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    I just found a good deal on some Hepco Becker Standard Aluminum Cases. Really well built but when I tried to mount it on my 990 with the AdvTank I ran into a major problem, the aux tank was in the way. Very depressing.

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    See how the cross bar can't go down enough to meet the side rack and the cross bar towards the center mount does not meet the fender.

    I did a little research and another advrider inmate had a good suggestion (possibly in this thread), move the tank inwards, a little bit. I moved the rear end of the aux tank in towards the wheel about 5mm (there is still plenty of swing arm clearance and I plan to add a brace to prevent any further flex), then I spaced the rear cross bar up about 5mm from the fender. The path of the rear upper cross member just touches the tank. I added a patch of curly velcro to the tank to take the brunt of any abrasion. Velcro is very abrasion resistant and is cheap to replace. To level out the rear luggage plate I added spacers on top of the grab handles. (adding spacers under the grab handle base changes the spacing too much and does not work, I know this because...)

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    Drat! I left out a spacer, not done yet.


    With the modified HB installation the filler cap is much more accessible than with the Gobi racks.
  6. Vicks

    Vicks gets stuck in sand

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    So, whats the status of the tank deliveries ? Are they in stock ready to be shiped out OR is there a lead time ?

    thx
  7. FORE!

    FORE! pretender

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    We are anticipating having the next batch in stock by late March.
  8. boerdi

    boerdi n00b

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    so, finally i got the 2 into 1 with an akrapovic (without cat) and the aux tank.

    i own a 990 R (2010). can anybody tell me if i need the akra-mapping with 2 in 1 + akra without cat, or can i leave the original mapping?

    thanks for help

    cheers, boerdi
  9. hvman

    hvman Been here awhile

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  10. Vicks

    Vicks gets stuck in sand

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    are tanks in stock ready to be delivered now ?

    cheers
  11. chrish4ku

    chrish4ku Been here awhile

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    Love the 200 Plus mile range of my 990 now!

    FYI - I believe I have the KTM racks on this bike: I am NOT sure if this pattern will work with other racks if the design is different. I am running the Heidenau K60 Scout Rear Tire.
  12. robdogg

    robdogg turnip truck driver

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    couple of questions..

    1. Are these readily available now? i.e. no waiting for the next production cycle?

    2. any fitment issues with Jesse luggage on a 990A?

    3. is there a version 2 or anything done to improve some of the swingarm and/or cap clearance issues?

    4. have the instructions improved?
  13. FORE!

    FORE! pretender

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