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KTM 690 Fuel tank

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

  1. sprouty115

    sprouty115 Long timer Supporter

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    I thought you posted that the pipe contacted the tank and melted it?
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    hidsrtktm High Desert KTM, "Older TraiL Rider"

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    Correct, but not the pipe, the muffler! A few inches from the end of the muffler/spark arrester.
    The tank melted after I got off I 15 in Utah. Had I stayed on the Highway, I would not have smelled the gas. Most likely, a spark would have exploded petrol and killed me. So yes, angry about the bikes flawed design. It's death trap.
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    hidsrtktm High Desert KTM, "Older TraiL Rider"

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    the picture... IMG_20170517_084739.jpg

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  4. sprouty115

    sprouty115 Long timer Supporter

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    Just to be clear - that's the stock muffler and the bike was never in an accident?
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    hidsrtktm High Desert KTM, "Older TraiL Rider"

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    Thanks. After some thought, thinking, changed some words.
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    hidsrtktm High Desert KTM, "Older TraiL Rider"

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    Everything is stock. But I'm a dirtbiker, of course I FELL over when I could not reach the ground with my foot (when I needed to). But no, real crashes in my opinion.
    Before I took my last trip, I checked it. Because I always worried about clearance. It only had about 3/8 inch clearance at start of the trip when I left California.
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    sprouty115 Long timer Supporter

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    Ok, I see you've deleted the other comments. Good luck on getting a tank and when you do, put an aftermarket muffler on it, immediately.
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    hidsrtktm High Desert KTM, "Older TraiL Rider"

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    I'm planning on ripping out the entire subframe crapp, & useing cheap steel! Relocation of all electronics, battery & what notts to have about a 3 (?) inch lower seat base. Screw KTMs setup! I ain't gonna repeat the that deadly issue again. If KTM WOULD FIX THEIR SHIT ON MY 690, I'd sell it FAST!
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    sprouty115 Long timer Supporter

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    Good luck. That is more of project than you might think.
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    hidsrtktm High Desert KTM, "Older TraiL Rider"

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    I'm thinking of having this pipe style on both the 500 & 690. But I'm set on dumping the 690 nomatter what. 13295914095_f129032027_b.jpg
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    hidsrtktm High Desert KTM, "Older TraiL Rider"

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    I built my house, that was something. Making a custom pavement Rat Bike will probably take me a year.
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    sprouty115 Long timer Supporter

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    Make sure you do a build-thread...
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    hidsrtktm High Desert KTM, "Older TraiL Rider"

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    Ready made. A rear streetbike fueltank, Lol. 20160315_173013[1]-L.jpg
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    renogeorge Let's ride!!

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    Yeah. I'll be watching for it too....
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    :lurk