KTM 690 Auxiliary Fuel Tank

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  1. tvaranda

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    Will I have to remap the ECU or not?:ear
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  2. robdogg

    robdogg turnip truck driver Supporter

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    I plan to.. anytime you change the incoming or outgoing air flow or fuel etc. that significantly, then your stock mapping is probably going to be affected, towards the lean side
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  3. dirkdiggler

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    Small world sometimes eh? Tell me about it i've been plastering for 23yrs and must have spent half my earnings with my local chiropractor. I've recently been studying electronic engineering in the hope of one day changing jobs.
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  4. Assfault

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    So has anyone actually measured the capacity?
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  5. dirkdiggler

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    Not as yet but i can when i get home in about a week, looks to be between 5-6ltrs
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  6. Assfault

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    Awesome thanks!


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  7. Gregarious

    Gregarious Been here awhile

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    Definitely subscribed!

    Just picked up a 2010 690, was looking for lower foot pegs and found these from Rade Garage. Then noticed the aux fuel tank which lead me to this thread. Nice work, Rade!

    Interesting comparison:
    • Rally-Raid: 2.5 gal, ~ $1,300 = $520/gal. of extra capacity
    • Rade Garage: 1.5 gal, $340 = $225/gal. of extra capacity
    • IMS/Safari: 3.7 gal, ~ $750 = $202/gal. of extra capacity
    • 1 Gal Rotopax + mount: 1 gal, ~$80 = $80/gal.

    The RR is slick, but this Rade Garage is compelling - especially for the price and no change to the bikes physical dimensions. The range should be over 200 miles which should be sufficient for most adventure uses.
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  8. dirkdiggler

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    Just a quick update today i filled the tank. Allowing for a little overflow into the fuel line which stops at the new fuel tap the amount measured was just over 6.5 liters or 1.71 us gallons. I'm very pleased with this result and also a little surprised it would be this much. Looking at the tank i would have estimated 5.5 liters.
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  9. Yellow Pig

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    Nice!

    With my current gearing, fueling and riding style I'm averaging 35MPG, so 3.2 Main Tank + 1.7 Rade Tank = 4.9 Gal Total

    35mpg x 4.9 gal = 171.5 miles.

    Still not too bad of a range.
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  10. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer

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    Anybody else try that Rade Garage tank yet on a 2014/15?
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  11. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to asphalt! Supporter

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    Just got a tank for my 2013.

    Installation could not be easier. I have not had a chance to ride the bike yet and am a bit concerned by the small size of the filter pod, specially coming off a full size Rally Raid air filter, but we'll see how it goes.

    Here are some installation pics:

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    I rinsed out the tank since there were some plastic shavings in there.

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    I added some heat shielding to the fuel line since it runs right by the header. You have to pay close attention the the line routing.

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    Fitting the air filter:
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    The tank in place:
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    On/Off valve and pre filter:
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    Just to be safe I add a filter to the the crank case breather:
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    For now I'm going to keep the EVO-1 map since I am running a Wings pipe and see how it runs.
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  12. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams Supporter

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    Oh man. This seems like the best option out there. Too bad it apparently doesn't fit with 14/15 bikes...
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  13. MotoPundit

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    Probably because of the ABS control unit?? That sucks.


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  14. Yellow Pig

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    Got to the fuel pump yesterday.

    The Rade Tank actually holds almost 1.7 gallons, and that's leaving a bit of air gap in the tank for fuel expansion:

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  15. Scribe

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    That and people (OK, me) are reluctant to fiddle with the spot-on stock fueling. There isn't, to my knowledge, any way to remap the '14/'15 bikes.
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  16. Gregarious

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    Great write up Yellow. I just spent the entire weekend installing my Rally Raid Evo2 tanks - and it was definitely not the most straight forward. And when all was said and done, turns out my tall Seat Concepts is incompatible. I'm really regretting not going with the Rade solution. :^(

    One of the reasons I didn't is that I was told that pod filters weren't as effective in the desert dust - and that they were designed to be run dry vs. oiled. Did you find that to be the case?
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  17. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to asphalt! Supporter

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    Every competition model KTM runs foam filters. A pod filter is just a foam cylinder. Yes there are some K&N type pleated cloth, but this is a quality foam uni-filter that is meant to run oiled. I also plan on running filter skins to reduce the maintenance of the pod and the times I have to remove it to clean it....cheap and simple. I'v run filterskins on my 500EXC in Baja and can pull a filthy filter skin off a filter after a day or two of riding and have a virtuously clean foam filter underneath.


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  18. Gregarious

    Gregarious Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the feedback. My question was more form factor of pod vs. air-box and whether the pods were meat to be oiled. I already have a foam Uni filter that fits in the airbox.

    I would guess the benefits of the air box form factor would be a little more protection from mud and/or water as the foam element isn't so exposed. The filter skins would definitely help mitigate that.
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  19. The Letter J

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    Are you still selling these? PM sent.
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  20. Anders-

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    Did you try to extend the filler neck through the saddle? (curious to hear whether it worked out well)
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