KTM 690 Fuel tank

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by dandini, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. JustBob

    JustBob Uh...who me? Supporter

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    $364 ready to roll? Put me down for one.
  2. DirtJack

    DirtJack Adventurer Supporter

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    Bike will have to be re-mapped because of air filter flow differences. Perhaps one of the EVO maps will work. How is the intake noise with this air filter?
  3. jm65

    jm65 Been here awhile

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    hi Rade

    Very nice works

    in your futur project , why not reflect to realease the same tank :wink::wink:

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  4. rade

    rade Adventure enthusiast

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    This is very nice piece! Who produce it???

    No this is no my way, because:
    - in my case the change is very simple and even "non-technical" people will be able to change it
    - you dont have to change anything else on the bike - like eg. the seat in this case
    - the form/mould would be extremelly expencive and thus the tank too

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    My final model says 6,5 liters capacity - so in reality it will be 6 liters :-)
  5. schotterfahrer

    schotterfahrer Adventurer

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    Hi rade,

    your tank looks great. how much fuel can it store?
    With your system, is it possible to use the stock filter setup (airbox).

    Thanks!
  6. LukasM

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    One line above you it says 6 liters, and obviously this tank is replacing the stock airbox....
  7. jm65

    jm65 Been here awhile

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  8. schotterfahrer

    schotterfahrer Adventurer

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    Sorry wanted to ask in my last post jm65
    @jm65
    how much fuel can it store?
    With your system, is it possible to use the stock filter setup (airbox). The picture shows a different filter setup.

    Thanks!
  9. LukasM

    LukasM Long timer

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    That is not JM's bike, it is a KTM 690 Baja, 1 of 4 in the world. The tank holds 19 liters, and it only works with the Rally air filter as pictured, and with a carburetor.

    However, you can't buy it anywhere so I would look at your other options, like Rade's new tank, or the Rally Raid tanks, or the OEM KTM 450/690 Rally tanks.
  10. jm65

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  11. Dotbond

    Dotbond Africa, Africa

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    Can you actually use all the 14ltrs in the Safari tank, or is there some fuel that is left in the tank for any reason? i.e. fuel taps too high?
  12. MeinMotorrad

    MeinMotorrad Long timer

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    Having fuel taps a cm or so above the lowest point of the tank lets any crap thats got in the tank settle in the bottom and helps stop it getting to the pump etc.
  13. StepOnIt

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    I never ran down both tanks so not sure, but the taps are low enough and there is a cross over between both lower parts of the tank. So they drain evenly or you can drain one side if you feel like it, not sure why though. Just have to make sure when filling both front and rear tanks to turn off the tap for the front tank, it will over flow the rear. Then after 100km (60miles) you can open the front tank to drain into the rear, or drain the rear first then open the front you call. Great tank easy to install and adds a lot of extra fuel. One person i know when doing trips with gear only fill the front because it is a pain to get to the rear tank.
  14. ramjet

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    rade,

    I thought of doing a similar airbox but one that would have the center incorporate the airbox that would allow fitting the uni twin pod filter and so allow the tank to extend further back. Did you give any thought to this type of design?
  15. Dotbond

    Dotbond Africa, Africa

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    Good points guys, thanks for the replies.
  16. EdGear

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    +1 on this idea, the K&N filters are a deal killer for me
  17. OneEffinName

    OneEffinName Been here awhile

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    I am not a fan of the K&N as well, but with a foam pre-filter it will work fine for me. I'd even make one from the bulk uni-filter material from motorcycle superstore.
  18. FinnDuro

    FinnDuro Winter wonderlanding

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    Any progress in this tank project..?
  19. MiGSel

    MiGSel GaStronaut

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    Very nice, keep up the good work!
  20. DrtSqtr

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