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slidefighter 02-27-2013 06:32 PM

KTM 690 Tank Bolts
 
I am a new owner of a 2012 690. Read the original "KTM 690 Tank Bolts" thread end to end. The last entry was in 2011; the thread appears to have died there. At the time the "word" was to get Mudguts upper tank bolts and Partsmaker's aluminum lower tank bushings and Delrin upper bushings. I see now that Rally Raid makes something they call "Tank Mount Bolts" ($89.95) and a "Lower Tank Mount Kit" for $55.50 for the 690. Are they serious?

Can anyone fill me in on what the deal is now? Mudguts and Partsmaker not making theirs any more? Is the Rally Raid design better or something? Has KTM fixed the problem on more recent 690's?

I appreciate the info.

Regards,


Lee...

christian 05-07-2013 12:29 PM

looking as well....

melt757 02-05-2014 08:37 PM

I came up with the same as Slidefighter. I assume the KTM bushings are better now.

Limited experience with the sight. It might be my search technique.

Any info is appreciated.

Thanks, Mel

Sethro303 02-05-2014 10:00 PM

Tank bolts
 
I can't attest to members on his forum making the upper and lower tank bolts, but I did just receive my Rally Raid upper and lower tank bolts today. Nice looking pieces.
The one bit of advice I can give you is order them straight from Rally Raid. https://www.rally-raidproducts.co.uk .

Even with overseas shipping they were still $30 per set cheaper than ordering from KTMtwins.

Perun 02-06-2014 03:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slidefighter (Post 20827662)
I am a new owner of a 2012 690. Read the original "KTM 690 Tank Bolts" thread end to end. The last entry was in 2011; the thread appears to have died there. At the time the "word" was to get Mudguts upper tank bolts and Partsmaker's aluminum lower tank bushings and Delrin upper bushings. I see now that Rally Raid makes something they call "Tank Mount Bolts" ($89.95) and a "Lower Tank Mount Kit" for $55.50 for the 690. Are they serious?

Can anyone fill me in on what the deal is now? Mudguts and Partsmaker not making theirs any more? Is the Rally Raid design better or something? Has KTM fixed the problem on more recent 690's?

I appreciate the info.

Regards,


Lee...

Well, I wasn't planning to post this yet, but...

I bought '08 690 Enduro few months ago so I was after improved tank bolts, upper and lower.

Mudguts is not replying on his thread and he is offering only upper bolts. RR solution is great, but to expensive and I didn't like a thing or two on it.

I have all resources needed for this kind of work available - machines, materials and staff, so I made complete set for my self (upper tank bolt caps + bolts, lower tank sleeve and bolt and PET lower bushings). I made it to be much stronger then it needs to be, just in case (AISI 4140 steel, heat treated then zink coated - strong as 10.9 bolts, etc). There are few other improvements, but I will bring some details and pictures in few days when I get back home.

Beside that one for myself, I made 6 sets for sale. Complete set will be available for 55 Euros shipped to Europe and 60 Euros (82 USD) shipped to USA.

I will make a thread about it in few days, with all details.

Sethro303 02-06-2014 12:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Perun (Post 23403241)
Well, I wasn't planning to post this yet, but...

I bought '08 690 Enduro few months ago so I was after improved tank bolts, upper and lower.

Mudguts is not replying on his thread and he is offering only upper bolts. RR solution is great, but to expensive and I didn't like a thing or two on it.

I have all resources needed for this kind of work available - machines, materials and staff, so I made complete set for my self (upper tank bolt caps + bolts, lower tank sleeve and bolt and PET lower bushings). I made it to be much stronger then it needs to be, just in case (AISI 4140 steel, heat treated then zink coated - strong as 10.9 bolts, etc). There are few other improvements, but I will bring some details and pictures in few days when I get back home.

Beside that one for myself, I made 6 sets for sale. Complete set will be available for 55 Euros shipped to Europe and 60 Euros (82 USD) shipped to USA.

I will make a thread about it in few days, with all details.

Well damn....I guess I should have waited :hmmmmm

BIG-E 02-07-2014 08:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slidefighter (Post 20827662)
I am a new owner of a 2012 690. Read the original "KTM 690 Tank Bolts" thread end to end. The last entry was in 2011; the thread appears to have died there. At the time the "word" was to get Mudguts upper tank bolts and Partsmaker's aluminum lower tank bushings and Delrin upper bushings. I see now that Rally Raid makes something they call "Tank Mount Bolts" ($89.95) and a "Lower Tank Mount Kit" for $55.50 for the 690. Are they serious?

Can anyone fill me in on what the deal is now? Mudguts and Partsmaker not making theirs any more? Is the Rally Raid design better or something? Has KTM fixed the problem on more recent 690's?

I appreciate the info.

Regards,


Lee...

I bout my 2010 with 193 miles on it and broke the upper bolts in less than 500 miles of semi-hard off road riding. Replaced with the factory bolts, not wanting to pay the RR price, and broke the second set in about 300 miles.

So, I ordered the RR upper and lower bolts, as of now with over 5k on the clock, no issues.

It sucks when they break... Order the RR and forget about them.

Hope this helps. Good luck, Eric.

Perun 02-15-2014 01:10 AM

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=954935

fluff34567 02-15-2014 01:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BIG-E (Post 23413356)
I bout my 2010 with 193 miles on it and broke the upper bolts in less than 500 miles of semi-hard off road riding. Replaced with the factory bolts, not wanting to pay the RR price, and broke the second set in about 300 miles.

So, I ordered the RR upper and lower bolts, as of now with over 5k on the clock, no issues.

It sucks when they break... Order the RR and forget about them.

Hope this helps. Good luck, Eric.


the biggest issue is that the stock bolts are soft and poor material so they break easily.

my upper tank bolts broke after a weekends trail ride - I just replaced them with an 8.8 or 10.2 bolt - cant remember which, and didn't have any problems again.

Though if Perun is making a complete kit upper and lower for 45% less than RR for EU customers and 37% for US then he is onto a nice market, im not even adding the additional purchase cost of the bushings! 55 and 60 euro for the full kit is a bargain!


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