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KTM 690 Adventure EVO2 Kit

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Frontwheel21, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. MeinMotorrad

    MeinMotorrad Long timer

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    They're the Evo1 tanks. I have them too and am very pleased with them - 10 litres plus some wind protection and seem robust too.
  2. TomekN

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    Hello.
    I'm not sure if this is the right thread to ask..
    I consider creating my own graphics for my EVO2-equipped bike.
    Does anybody have the EVO2 grahpics template in vector format?
  3. KrogothCore

    KrogothCore Been here awhile

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    Well, it seems this thread is kinda dead, but Im looking into getting Evo2 tanks for my 690. Do the tanks still have issues with cracking and breaking when dropped? Cause thats a bit of a serious show stopper.
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  4. JustBob

    JustBob Uh...who me? Supporter

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    Just finished my evo2 install. Too cold to ride so no experience to pass on.
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  5. KrogothCore

    KrogothCore Been here awhile

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    Hows the feel while you are sitting? A local friend who used to have the whole Rally Raid setup on his KTM told me that top ridge would dig into your knees. Im guessing thats a very personal opinion though and not generally true.
  6. JustBob

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    Just sitting here in the garage it's fine. Only riding of course will tell, both sitting and standing, so I can't really say right now. I still haven't done the initial fill procedure, but I think the fuel will transfer fine and not leak. Fingers crossed. :)
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  7. KrogothCore

    KrogothCore Been here awhile

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    Im really aiming to use these tanks for adv riding. I am just really nervous about durability in falls. Fingers crossed for ya brother.
  8. JustBob

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    These tanks look pretty hardy. In my experience there's a difference between a crash and a drop and I think they will be fine in a drop. That said, they are available individually so if you break one, buy another....easy to change out.
    And OBTW, I'm not selling these and have no experience with them but have done a wee bit of thinking before I bought.
    So as you say, fingers crossed. :)
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  9. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer

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    I got about 10,000 miles on my EVO-2 tanks, with a number of "drops", no problems so far.

    Be careful of overfilling the front tanks, on mine they are slightly above the rear tank, and if you fill up then park on a slight hill, I get gas overflowing. It's so nice not to have carry spare gas!
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  10. ktmmitch

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    WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP:
    We have a customer's 2019 KTM 690 Enduro which is being used to test our extensive range of accessories for fitment, as the new KTM now has the Husky 701 frame and motor, along with a host of other new features.
    First on the list is our popular billet lowering links, and these will be in either 25mm or 40mm lowering option.
    We have already CNC machined new arms on our Haas TM2-P 4-axis mill, so we expect to have finished links ready for sale by the end of March.

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  11. myblubeemer

    myblubeemer MOA, IBA Super Supporter Supporter

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  12. JustBob

    JustBob Uh...who me? Supporter

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    Have had opportunity to ride my bike with EVO 2 tanks. Love having the extra gas and have not experienced any adverse rubbing on knees/legs as questioned by someone.

    As noted, filling these can be a challenge which I have not completely figured out yet. I've been taking all three caps off and filling one at a time but they are cross leveling so hard for me to figure time to cap it off. Looking for a more efficient way. Start at front or back? Avoid filling on a slight incline if possible to avoid draining front to rear?

    Figuring out range yesterday I ran down until light came on which is supposed to be 1 quart. At 49 mpg that's only 12 miles or so. It took 4.5 gallons to fill. Hmm. Thought occurred that when the light comes on I had 3 quarts instead of one. Does this make sense? If this is true then it should take 5.3 gallons to fill if I ride until odo counter says 48 miles since light. Anyone ran out of gas with these tanks?
    Sorry for the rambling post.
  13. sideup

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    My fill up procedure: close petcocks on both front tanks. Fill all three tanks. Run around 50-75 miles on the rear tank only then open the front tanks to equalize. No worries about over filling front tanks. I also switch petcocks to 1/4 turn petcocks made by Clark Manufacturing in Oregon. Much better than screw type on stock RR tank. IMO. I have run all three tanks till the fuel light came on but never tested the range till empty.
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  14. JustBob

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    Which Clarke petcock did you buy?
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  17. MoseFitch

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    Thanks! This has been on my to do list since I put the tanks on. Just never seem to get around to it
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  18. JustBob

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    I just ordered mine. $49.01 for two delivered. I'll install when I take tanks off to check valves at 6,000 miles.
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  20. sideup

    sideup Been here awhile

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    I have the RR bars for the EVO 2 tanks. I think KTM Twins link is for Duke and is confusing because it says to protect the tanks. There are no tanks up front on the stock 690s? Sure doesn’t look like the KTM twin crash bar would fit with RR tanks installed.
    The RR bars protect well but they are a pita to line up the bolts that go through the tank, but it is what it is so I deal with it.
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