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Old 11-18-2004, 12:39 PM   #1
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Question 640 Adventure luggage?

Hello,
I tried to search for info, but I didn't find anything. What is *the* setup for hard bags and/or a hard top case for a long distance 640 adventure touring fellow?

I was sold on an r12gs, but now that ktm might import the 640 adventure again the just-over-half-price siren is singing my song.

I want lots of space and a real sturdy mount. It doesn't look like Jesse makes a set of his bags for the KTM or that would be my first choice.

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Old 11-18-2004, 12:48 PM   #2
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I've used Happry Trails rack and panniers on my 2002 LC4 Adv.





Check them out at:

http://www.happy-trail.com/category....27&startpage=1

I had over 90 lb. of camping gear packed in the aluminum panniers when I rode acrossed US, including 500 some miles off-pavement.
I had worries about the LC4 Adv. not strong enough to carry heavy loads, but that didn't seem to be an issue.
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Old 11-18-2004, 01:01 PM   #3
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The KTM factory hard panniers (by Touratech) can be had from Munn (or your local dealer, if they will match the price ) for...

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58412010300 BAGGAGE RACK SYSTEM $804.71 $804.71
Suggested Retail Total $804.71
Your Munn Racing Total (15% Discount) $684.00
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Old 11-18-2004, 05:17 PM   #4
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The KTM factory hard panniers (by Touratech) can be had from Munn (or your local dealer, if they will match the price ) for...
that is if Chip don't take your money then say oop's...Out of stock...for months, then have Rance change the price.
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Old 01-22-2009, 12:18 PM   #5
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Soft bags for weight-straps do break when you go down but they've been easy to jury rig on the fly so far-that reminds me that I need to do some fixing

Ortlieb panniers and rolltop duffel (waterproof), the Pelican topbox for secure and crash proof computer storage, Wolfman Enduro tankbag for unobtrusive camera carrying space, towstrap optional


ProMoto Billet rear rack and pannier guards that you should use instead of trying to keep the weight further forward so you don't end up with this :


Anyone have a decent photo of that piece of pipe welded to the right subframe I can use for my welder?
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Old 01-23-2009, 03:55 PM   #6
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Anyone have a decent photo of that piece of pipe welded to the right subframe I can use for my welder?
Not sure you're serious, and not sure this pic does much good, but here you go...

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Old 11-18-2004, 01:12 PM   #7
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TT sells their rack and Zega case through KTM. A bit spendy, but well made and lightweight, the new Gobi? (IIRC) cases, the plastic ones you see on the 950, can also be used with this TT 640 rack. I am not a fan of how wide the Zega cases are on the bike, and would run two 35L Zega cases, versus the 35L/41L combo that KTM sells.

The 640 is amazing in what it will haul, and how fast it can still chug along with a heavy load, but IMHO, unless you just doing this kinda touring on occasion and not as a rule, the 640 is utterly the wrong bike for this. Heavier Loads just kill the sweet handling and feel of the bike when off the pavement. The 640 ADV is my favorite all time bike for exploring, and not much else in the category interests me, but in considering a long multi month tour, I am rethinking using the 640, primarily because of this.
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Old 11-18-2004, 01:21 PM   #8
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Does the motor vibrate too much for long tarmac days connecting the fun bits?

With such a huge tank and a decent fairing, it seemed like it'd be just about right.
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Old 11-18-2004, 01:27 PM   #9
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Generally speaking, YES.

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Old 11-18-2004, 02:54 PM   #10
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SW-Motech has side racks for the Adventure. You can then decide what kind and what size bags to slap on. I went with a pair of E36 Givi cases. If you think the subframe can handle it, you can probably go with larger cases.

I can get my offroad helmet, roost protector, gloves, elbow guards, camel back, extra water, extra tools and 1st-aid kit in those two bags with a bit of extra room for snacks, extra socks and a extra shirt.

The neat thing about the Motech racks as that they are removable. No too pricy either

Plenty of pictures of them over on KTMTalk...
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Old 11-18-2004, 02:56 PM   #11
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No, 300 to 400 mile days no problem with an AirHawk seat pad.



This is my luggage set up, MotoSport panniers and Jesse top box
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Old 01-22-2009, 06:58 PM   #12
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Some pics of Happy Trail Teton bags here. Personally I found the Ortlieb bags too small when I had them on a F650. YMMV.
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Old 01-22-2009, 08:13 PM   #13
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That's why I added the duffel-the size worked fine for me and I really dig the light weight
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