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Old 09-26-2011, 12:31 AM   #1
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Wink Show us (yes another) your KTM 640's loaded up

I'm looking for ideas for loading up my 640 adventure, mainly for a 3 or 4 day ride, cooking gear, food, first aid, clothes, camping gear etc.

I have just done some day rides on it so far, see picture below....



I have only carried a first aid kit up above the dash, and a front a rear tube as well as wet weather gear on the back rack (all other tools, food spares in a back pack)

I have pannier racks and hard cases, with a shelf that goes above the rear rack too. Soon to arrive is a road book holder to mount up front, for GPS and Spot tracker, hopefully I can still keep the first aid kit up front and easily accessible.

Basically I'm looking for some little tricks to loading it, I know each person will have different gear etc. But post up a picture showing off your bike and setup, it will be helpful to see some different configurations of what might work and what might not!

I'm all ears for any ideas!
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Old 09-26-2011, 12:47 AM   #2
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Hi Noodle,

One of the best things I bought was KTM Matts bash plate. Not only for protection (of engine and Fuel tank), but I can carry all my spares in the bash plate (keeping the weight lower).

Check it out in the Aus Vendors forum.
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Old 09-26-2011, 04:58 PM   #3
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Hi Noodle,

One of the best things I bought was KTM Matts bash plate. Not only for protection (of engine and Fuel tank), but I can carry all my spares in the bash plate (keeping the weight lower).

Check it out in the Aus Vendors forum.
Hi there, I checked that out. It looks like a good product. Maybe a bit out of my price range but it would be very handy.

How bulky is it on the bike? and I'm guessing the toolboxes are fully waterproof?
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Old 09-26-2011, 05:09 PM   #4
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Old 09-26-2011, 05:18 PM   #5
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Two up for 5 days ,total camping/cooking/eating gale




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Old 09-26-2011, 06:25 PM   #6
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Hi Mark, I really like the look of the Wolfman tank bags, do you find it restricts movement much? I do a lot of stand up riding.

Hello Gale, that looks like a good tidy setup! and nice thread too, you've been around!!
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Old 09-26-2011, 08:04 PM   #7
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Wolfman tank bag and Gears tail bag, cheap and fits everything you need.
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Old 09-27-2011, 03:55 AM   #8
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I've actually ordered a Wolfman tank bag, I already have hard cases for each side.

I've got a road book carrier coming to mount SPOT and GPS to up front, also hopefully have enough room for my first aid kit up there to, which includes all the usual stuff as well as matches, and emergency light, some energy bars.

To carry:
Swag (waterproof), which will have sleeping bag, pillow mattress already in it
Tarp to go underneath swag and possibly another that can go from top of bike and over swag
Jetboil cooking gear and spare canister
Dehydrated meals
Soap that doubles as detergent
Non riding clothes and shoes
Towel
Camping chair
Collapsible bucket
Headlamp
Wet weather gear
Tools and spares

Any other suggestions??
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Old 09-27-2011, 03:34 PM   #9
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Since this picture I've changed the tank bag from Enduro to Explorer Lite, and now don't need the Wolf Tail added on top of the Mini-Beta/Expedition Duffel. I tried tank panniers but they made my legs hotter, and blocked vision of the trail.



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Old 09-27-2011, 06:26 PM   #10
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A couple with the Pelican system...


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Old 09-27-2011, 08:17 PM   #11
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Set up for a remote desert ride - 1700km (or 1000 miles) between towns... only 1 fuel stop along the way at a tiny community.

- 10 litre fuel can at the bottom of each pannier
- 4 litre MSR dromedary water bag in pannier
- Food for 5 days
- KTMatt bash plate

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Old 09-27-2011, 11:19 PM   #12
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GiantLoop + roll top river bag with 5 days food and full camping gear. The GiantLoop is brilliant for riding rough off road fast. It stays put and does noot shift around. It will take quite a hit from a spill without harm to you, the bike, or the bags.


I'll be the proponent for packing light. Choose gear carefully and leave things behind.

For longer daytrips a tank bag and tank panniers carry the weight forward.



Wolfman's panniers work well and do not block the radiator vents on the side of the tank. If you have real long legs or slide forward to ride in the dirt they can get in the way though.
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Old 09-27-2011, 11:26 PM   #13
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Set up for a remote desert ride - 1700km (or 1000 miles) between towns... only 1 fuel stop along the way at a tiny community.

- 10 litre fuel can at the bottom of each pannier
- 4 litre MSR dromedary water bag in pannier
- Food for 5 days
- KTMatt bash plate

What a setup, that's awesome Farcall
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Old 09-27-2011, 11:27 PM   #14
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Also seems like Wolfman luggage is coming through a lot!
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Old 09-28-2011, 12:07 AM   #15
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Cheers noods.

BTW & FWIW - the "tankbag" in the pic is a Wolfman 'Wolf Tail' (meant for the back of a bike) which I borrowed from my GSA. I had a Wolfman 'Enduro' tankbag for the KTM but I thought it might be too small for the trip. I was wrong... the 'Wolf Tail' proved to be too big, shoulda stuck with the 'Enduro'.
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