LAST EDIT - OCTOBER 25th 2016 Tank bolt issue explained - http://www.perunmoto.com/blogs/blog/ktm-690-enduro-and-husqvarna-701-tank-bolts-issue-explained Link to my web shop - http://www.perunmoto.com/products/ktm-690-subframe-tank-reinforcement-kit ------------------------------------ Below are old and outdated posts, left for reference reasons. Everything you need to fix all tank bolts issues (for pre-2014 models and for 2014 model): <?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comfficeffice" /><o></o> First some common knowledge: <o></o> KTM 690 Enduro has known issue with upper tank bolts breaking. On this great model plastic gas tank is actually a subframe, connected to steel tube frame on four spots – two lower bolts and two upper bolts. There is a hole all the way through lower section of gas tank. Lower bolts are going through metal plate bolted to a steel tube frame, and then are bolted to the steel tube that is going all the way through gas tank. <o></o> As you can see, around steel tube, between the tube and gas tank, are rubber bushings. Those bushings are made of soft rubber and tend to deform easily. When they deform, lower mount is getting unwanted free play. <o></o> Because of that, pressure on upper bolts increase and they break. Upper bolts are not made of material strong enough to bear that additional pressure. In even worse scenario, little metal tab welded to the frame, where upper bolts are bolted to the frame, may crack. There are few aftermarket solutions available, but none of them solves all issues involved. So, I made my own kit. <o></o> So, complete subframe reinforcement kit: <o></o> 1. Upper parts - upper tank bolt caps and bolts.<o></o> Upper tank bolt caps are made of AISI 4140 steel, then heat treated (for added strength), then zinc coated (rust protection). That makes them virtually indestructible. Size of the head is standard – 27 mm.There is M6 threaded hole for plastic fairing. Bolts are 10.9 machine bolts, zinc coated. These are much stronger then OEM upper tank bolts. 25mm long, so 1.5mm is in the bolt cap, when mounted on the bike. That is very secure connection. 2. Lower parts - lower bushings, steel sleeve, stud, nuts and washers.<o></o> Lower bushings are made of strong plastic, much stronger then OEM rubber lower bushings, yet gentle enough to be in close contact with plastic tank (rubber OEM upper bushings are kept, because completely rigid tank-frame connection wont be a good thing). Slightly different size, so they fit better (really minor differences in size). Sleeve is made of AISI 304 stainless steel, without internal thread. Long stud is made of AISI 4140 steel, heat treated (for added strength), then zinc coated (rust protection). Stronger then 10.9 bolts – very strong. Close fit through sleeve. Part of stud witch goes through steel plate welded to the frame is not threaded so fit is closer - that contributes to strength of this joint. Washers are standard stainless steel washers and nuts are standard stainless steel safety nuts. <o></o> This is everything you need to fix all issues regarding tank bolts. Everything can be installed using standard tools, without advanced technical knowledge, in less then an hour. Including break for beer or coffee. <o></o> Practical, strong design and quality of materials were priorities, not aesthetics. This could look nicer and fancy (different coating), but price would go considerably up. This is not something I do for living, so I don’t plan to make money out of this, but I do tend to cover all expenses. Here are calculated prices: <o></o> Set shipped to USA - 88 USD.<o></o> Set shipped to Europe - 60 Euros. <o></o> I am using Serbian post office services, with tracking number. They are good, never lost a package. Yet. Usually it takes 20 days for USA and 15 days for Europe. <o></o> PayPal and credit cards accepted. <o></o> If interested, please visit www.perunmoto.com There is difference between set for pre-2014 models and set for 2014 model. On 2014 model silencer mounts on lower bolt, so longer threaded rod is needed. When ordering, please state what year is your bike.