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Old 02-13-2004, 02:17 PM   #1
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Rallye tank alternative?

I have searched all over this site for additional tanks for the KTM 640 Adventure and come up with next to nothing. The 660 Rallye tanks would be great but KTM won't let Acerbis sell them to anyone else and KTM won't sell them to mortals (the dogs).

Someone also mentioned a tank that sits on the rear rack but I dont like the sound of all that weight up there. Then I came across this:

http://www.outback-guide.de/bikes/marathon/marathon.htm

What the heck is that/are those tanks on the back of that bike???

Anyone read german? The online translators shred that page...

Best I can tell is the tank/s may be from here:

http://www.ktm-shop.de/
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Old 02-13-2004, 02:32 PM   #2
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Those are 1997 KTM 66 Rallye tanks, and will be even harder to find.
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Old 02-13-2004, 02:56 PM   #3
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Here is another source. I don' know what their status is though. Good Luck. The only caution I would offer you is that they require either relocation of the exhaust or a remote resevoir on the shock or both. The rest of the fitment is simple by comparison.

http://www.dirtbike.at/ktm/lc4/lc4tanks.html
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Old 02-15-2004, 11:15 AM   #4
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Interesting...

it looks like someone may be fabricating the 97 rallye tanks (Thanks for the reply Flanny) or there is some NOS still around. There is a lot of interest in this I gather from what I have seen in the forums. Well, at $475 bucks (x2) they might be a bit much for most (sigh).

Slappy, have you used these or done something similar?
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Old 02-15-2004, 02:26 PM   #5
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I may be misinformed on the subject, but it was my understanding that that syle of tank was abandoned rather rapidly by KTM, do to the fact it carried the weight of the fuel too high up. This caused an already porky bike to be a total pig in the handling dept. Hopefully I'm wrong, and this isn't the case, and these will be a workable solution for those wanting more fuel capacity.
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Old 02-16-2004, 06:52 AM   #6
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I just got this information:


http://212.227.244.36/cgi-bin/ads/ad...uery=retrieval

this guy Tim from Germany tries to sell his "KTM Hecktanks" for 200.-Euro
including Petcocks

That is damn cheap.

go for it
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Old 02-16-2004, 07:04 AM   #7
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I may be misinformed on the subject, but it was my understanding that that syle of tank was abandoned rather rapidly by KTM, do to the fact it carried the weight of the fuel too high up. This caused an already porky bike to be a total pig in the handling dept. Hopefully I'm wrong, and this isn't the case, and these will be a workable solution for those wanting more fuel capacity.

Hey Mack,

Theses Tanks are the only ones that will fit on the Adventure build between 98 and 2000 without major changes. After 2000 the rear frame is changed but it is possible to change everything for these type of tank.
The newer tanks from the 98-2000 Rally doesn't fit with the normal Adventure exhaust system.
Some of my friends are using these old style tanks without any problems in handling even in the big Dunes of Africa.
A driver like Meoni, Sainct or Despres will feel the difference between these and the newer Tanks, but we????
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Old 02-16-2004, 09:12 AM   #8
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Speaking from personal experience.. I would avoid riding the 660 Rallye with the rear tanks filled any chance I get, especially riding around where I am; even a full front tank.. that 7 gallon is great to weight down the front wheel, but in tight trails, or attempts to pick up the bike from its side, less weight is priority for me.
I don't even have handlebar end weights for my KTMs.
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