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Old 07-25-2007, 01:47 AM   #1
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KTM 950 Rear Rallye Tanks - Hecktanks

They do exist and you can get them. Here is the set I put on my bike. It's a lot of work and it takes some modification, but it comes out clean.

If you need some, I can give you the info.
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Old 07-25-2007, 04:39 AM   #2
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These look fantastic! But, they don't really belong in Ride Reports.
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Old 07-25-2007, 04:40 AM   #3
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Moved from Ride Reports to OC.. if you're a vendor, let us know and we'll move it to Vendors
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Old 07-25-2007, 04:47 AM   #4
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I'm already waiting for new tanks but could you tell us more about theses tanks ?
Fuel capacity, price, etc ?

And about the exhaust you fitted ?

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Old 07-25-2007, 05:54 AM   #5
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http://www.africanqueens.de/html/lc8_rallyekappa.html

I believe the parts come from these fellahs in Germany.
The Go!! owner can no doubt confirm.
Looks fabulous for what it is. Once he gets the new TT headlight he will be as close as you can get cosmetically without dismantling a team bike and taking a pattern off it. Riding it might be a different issue vs the std bike. Those tanks can get perhaps in the way of enthusiastic nadgery riding (from personal experience at least with size 13 Tech 8) but that's surely not the point!
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Old 07-25-2007, 06:39 AM   #6
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It's a lovely looking bike.
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Old 07-25-2007, 07:14 AM   #7
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A thing of beauty!!!!

One of these days my '04 S will hopefully look as rock stomping as yours! Shes in the process as we speak, slowley but shorley!!!!
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Old 07-25-2007, 10:14 AM   #8
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Can you mount luggage with these tanks installed?
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Old 07-25-2007, 01:13 PM   #9
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Can you mount luggage with these tanks installed?
Sure, no problem, the Gobi's and racks will just fit right on
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Old 07-25-2007, 01:24 PM   #10
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Sure, no problem, the Gobi's and racks will just fit right on


Thats good to know man Thanks!
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Old 07-25-2007, 01:31 PM   #11
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Rally tanks

Hi Tuorateck has a Rallytank for the GS650 that will fit the KTM with minimal effort and is not so expensive..
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Old 07-25-2007, 10:05 PM   #12
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OK, I guess I put this in the wrong forum. My apologies.

To answer the questions:
1. Tanks are from African Queens in Germany.
Complete exhaust is from the same place.
NOTHING fit properly and I had to go as far as to cut the headpipe flanges off and have a local guy fabricate new flanges. (very disappointing) The brass fuel tube exiting the bottom of the right tank would have sheared off by the motion of the swingarm had I not pulled the shock and checked tolerances. The kit is very solid and well made from a structural standpoint, but the simple details were missed. As a result, it just took a lot of time to grind, bend and fit properly so I would not have issues later. Everything is rubber mounted and I used OEM KTM hardware for everything. Lastly, no exhaust muffler hangers were provided. I had to make a brace for the subframe and then make my own hangers. I used aluminum and two carbon fiber KTM front fender braces (cut) to make them. Lots of hours, but clean and factory looking in the end. Most of all, it is all bulletproof and nothing will come apart or vibrate.
2. No, I am not a vendor.
3. The kit was...get ready...about $3,300.00 USD. That included delivery to California, but it also included the issues mentioned and everything was unpainted. For that price, the fit should have been spot on and all hardware should have been included.
4. Bags no longer fit. (No passenger pegs either.)
Lastly, the seat release had to go, so I used a Super Enduro seat release (little Magura lever) and made a bracket to hold it.
I had Akras before, so the exhaust was necessary, but not something I really wanted to change. These sound really good, but blindfolded, I would take the sound of the Akras. I may modify the Akra mufflers and use them. (these are about 4" shorter than the Akras)
Hope I answered everything. Cheers.
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Old 07-25-2007, 10:07 PM   #13
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Old 07-26-2007, 02:20 AM   #14
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Still a thing of beauty Larry.
Enjoy!!
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Old 07-26-2007, 04:30 AM   #15
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How many litres does that hold?

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Hi Tuorateck has a Rallytank for the GS650 that will fit the KTM with minimal effort and is not so expensive..
I like the look of that tank, how much does it hold and is it tough?

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