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Old 10-02-2006, 12:44 PM   #1
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Question Water in KTM hardluggage? Anyone done it..

Hey, has anyone out there fitted the little taps to their KTM hard plastic luggage for water storage? I see where the taps go (aka fuel taps) but dont see where your supposed to fill it up? Assume forced up thru the taps?

http://www.ktmtwins.com/950adventure/58507003000.html



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Old 10-02-2006, 12:50 PM   #2
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Hey, has anyone out there fitted the little taps to their KTM hard plastic luggage for water storage? I see where the taps go (aka fuel taps) but dont see where your supposed to fill it up? Assume forced up thru the taps?

http://www.ktmtwins.com/950adventure/58507003000.html



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No,there is a rubber grommet in the top of the pannier lining which you just take out and fill up using a little funnel or similar
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Old 10-02-2006, 01:00 PM   #3
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I've done it.
Heavy!!!

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Old 10-02-2006, 01:59 PM   #4
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Seems like it would be a major bitch to clean/dry to keep mildew at bay. The tanks on my sailboat (RIP) had observation/cleaning access panels not present on Gobis.
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Old 10-02-2006, 02:01 PM   #5
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I've done it and use em often.They work perfectly ok.
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Old 10-02-2006, 02:26 PM   #6
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Normal sterilising tablets should keep the mould at bay if you're worried. I keep my Camelbak mould-free by storing it in the freezer, but that's probably not practical for panniers :)
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Old 10-02-2006, 03:44 PM   #7
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Normal sterilising tablets should keep the mould at bay if you're worried. I keep my Camelbak mould-free by storing it in the freezer, but that's probably not practical for panniers :)

Either you are single of your wife is a saint. If I so much as ASKED to put my camelback in the freezer it would only add to my ever mounting and unpayable debt to 'that woman'.

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Old 10-02-2006, 05:01 PM   #8
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Either you are single of your wife is a saint. If I so much as ASKED to put my camelback in the freezer it would only add to my ever mounting and unpayable debt to 'that woman'.


You're married to my wife?
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Old 10-02-2006, 05:12 PM   #9
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On the inside there are the rubber inserts. Last time I transported ice which turned in to water it took me a while to drain it.
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Old 10-02-2006, 07:33 PM   #10
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i use my left one for for wine ( easy to fill from a wine box!! ) the right is for water. does not seem to effect the taste of the water (or wine).
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Old 10-03-2006, 12:07 AM   #11
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Either you are single or your wife is a saint. If I so much as ASKED to put my camelback in the freezer it would only add to my ever mounting and unpayable debt to 'that woman'.
She's got more camelbaks than I have! It must be a bit like shoes, you can't wear the same one for running and trail riding
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Old 10-03-2006, 04:16 AM   #12
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Yep.

Use them through a 118-deg run through Arizona ... heavy, but sure was a great feature ... just high enough that it can even serve as a running-water defacto shower.

I found easiest way to fill is oddly enough by using a camelback - just pull the bite valve off & the hose fits perfectly in the fill hole - pull both rubber gromets off as the 2nd one allows air to escape while filling.

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Hey, has anyone out there fitted the little taps to their KTM hard plastic luggage for water storage? I see where the taps go (aka fuel taps) but dont see where your supposed to fill it up? Assume forced up thru the taps?

http://www.ktmtwins.com/950adventure/58507003000.html



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Old 10-03-2006, 05:00 AM   #13
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Laugh Wow - we're all at it!

Thanks guys,
I particularly like the Wine example - now was it on the left or the right? Hell of a way to get blathered (english word) while travelling thru the Western Sahara....

Fully loaded, with a pillion, and hard luggage AND water - wow, need a bigger bike!

I'm thinking on putting two little flags horizontally on my front crash bars to remind me of the fat arse behind me ( the luggage, not the chick on the back!). I keep attempting filtering - then realising at the last minute that I'm fully laden with the luggage!! I'm sure there's a few stories on here about incidents of that nature!!
Sahara - here I come....
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Old 10-03-2006, 05:52 AM   #14
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They served me well on the road for 6 weeks making coffee, Gatorade / milk from powder, dinners and Jetboil / pan cleanup. I used my pan to fill the front plugs.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=142173

Enjoying your dinner after finding THE perfect lake front campsite at dusk ... Priceless!

My pillion was at home, no dessert for me.
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Old 10-03-2006, 08:10 AM   #15
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luggage and taps being used as intended!!
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