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Old 09-08-2011, 08:25 PM   #2371
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Tank bag question

Rossco - is that the Wolfman Enduro tank bag on your bike?
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...53&postcount=5

Comments on fit and function with the Safari tank?

Anyone tried other makes/models with the Safari tank?

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Old 09-08-2011, 10:27 PM   #2372
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cheers mate.. yeah i remember you. 690R hey, seems to be a trend developing.
You're a trend setter mate, we are just tired of seeing you go past us, although that will probably still happen.

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Old 09-08-2011, 10:42 PM   #2373
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You're a trend setter mate, we are just tired of seeing you go past us, although that will probably still happen.

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..have you got one yet Andy??
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Great looking machine, enjoy your new shiny KTM. I tried catching the old dingo on one during the sunny coast ride. It was a great bike, the only thing faster was KATO on his well worn and amazingly sideways in 4th 690.

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Old 09-08-2011, 11:13 PM   #2374
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Hopefully not too long until I make the move to the 690 from my beloved 990s.
Had my first test ride today and loved it, looking forward to the lightweight power.
Planning a Rally Raid fairing and tanks set up with touratech pannier racks and Scotts damper and max risers.
Can't wait, money is in the bank just gotta wait for the right 2010 secondhander or a newie from Dalby.
Bring it on
So your going back to the swinging single eh Andy? Nice one!

I've seen John Mitchinsons stuff (Rally Raid Products) up close, and he makes really nice fitting,
true to the original KTM design stuff.
John is a really nice down to earth bloke; a fun loving enthusiast with a lot of desert miles under his belt...
and he rides and tests everything he develops personally...

I caught up with him at the TUAREG Rally in Marocco this March where he was giving his 690 R Rally kitted bike
some hard core R & D...


Here he is (on right of photo) together with KEVA Husaberg team owner - Kent T (in blue).




The stuff John makes is both functional and aesthetically pleasing... in fact if you are in the market for one of KTM's "mythical" 690 Adventures...
John's kit for the 690R is probably as close as you are ever gonna' get.



Several dealers in the UK and Germany sell these kitted versions from the showroom... they look like they should have come from Mattighoffen that way!

With the new (auxilliary) rear tank (see below) that John has developed for the 690 R,
together with the front tanks/fairing and navigation tower, and the few other mod's that you've mentioned
- plus maybe a rallye style bashplate as well - this would be the bike I'd want to prepare for the 2012 APC Rally.



PS. The achilles heel of the 690R for touring/heavy loads on the rear subframe tank...
The touratech racks will assist with this... but the "beefed up" rear bottom subframe bushing kit,
also goes a long way to solving these dramas (Rally Raid has this bushing kit too).

Enjoy Andy!
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Old 09-09-2011, 01:39 AM   #2375
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Don't tell everyone otherwise they will all want one.
Loved the pictures, bit like rally foreplay.
The plastic rears seem to be a balancing act between beefing the mounting hardware plus touratech pannier racks for carrying the gear but without overloading the plastic tank. I am sure one of the reasons the original hardware fails is the designers decision to make it fail before the plastic tank cracks as the easier option to change busted bolts rather than a cracked tank. Fingers crossed there is a bit of spare fat in their design calculations.

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Old 09-09-2011, 01:40 AM   #2376
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[QUOTE=troy safari carpente;16816826]So your going back to the swinging single eh Andy? Nice one!

I've seen John Mitchinsons stuff (Rally Raid Products) up close, and he makes really nice fitting,
true to the original KTM design stuff.
John is a really nice down to earth bloke; a fun loving enthusiast with a lot of desert miles under his belt...
and he rides and tests everything he develops personally...

I caught up with him at the TUAREG Rally in Marocco this March where he was giving his 690 R Rally kitted bike
some hard core R & D...


Here he is (on right of photo) together with KEVA Husaberg team owner - Kent T (in blue).




The stuff John makes is both functional and aesthetically pleasing... in fact if you are in the market for one of KTM's "mythical" 690 Adventures...
John's kit for the 690R is probably as close as you are ever gonna' get.



Several dealers in the UK and Germany sell these kitted versions from the showroom... they look like they should have come from Mattighoffen that way!

With the new (auxilliary) rear tank (see below) that John has developed for the 690 R,
together with the front tanks/fairing and navigation tower, and the few other mod's that you've mentioned
- plus maybe a rallye style bashplate as well - this would be the bike I'd want to prepare for the 2012 APC Rally.



PS. The achilles heel of the 690R for touring/heavy loads on the rear subframe tank...
The touratech racks will assist with this... but the "beefed up" rear bottom subframe bushing kit,
also goes a long way to solving these dramas (Rally Raid has this bushing kit too).

Enjoy Andy!

I was on Andys team in the APC rally ( catman ) and was with him when he went arse up.......scared the shit out of me...
Will have my 690R in a few weeks and have all the above gear from John to bolt straight on including the sidestand, the whole adventure kit including tanks/fairing/decals etc etc etc and some other trick stuff, cant bloody wait, John was so helpfull and I couldnt recommend him highly enough...........actually I have to wait until the bones in my hand heal from my get off in the APC, so stay tuned....
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Old 09-09-2011, 01:48 AM   #2377
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..have you got one yet Andy??
The missus is threatening to run off with the money so I will have to get off my arse soon and get one, just waiting for the best deal to come along, but just suffered a stupid complicated hernia so no rush to waste the rego if I can't ride for a while anyway, f*****n shit year 2011, bring on 2012.

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Old 09-09-2011, 02:07 AM   #2378
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The missus is threatening to run off with the money so I will have to get off my arse soon and get one, just waiting for the best deal to come along, but just suffered a stupid complicated hernia so no rush to waste the rego if I can't ride for a while anyway, f*****n shit year 2011, bring on 2012.

Andy
Shit.
This is not a spruke.

No he's not a mate of mine but he's the man to speak to in the Northern Rivers area for issues regarding the 690.

Contact ASH.
KTM Lismore, Phone: (02) 66217726
email: onlinehelp@northcoastktm.com
He's an accomplished and competent KTM mechanic who has a faithfull customer base for service issues.

He specialises in fault diagnosis on the 690.
Mine has come up clean every time.
Valves, still perfect and exactly mid range after 22,000km.
He and Leah ( his squeeze ? ) have the gear to analyse and repair any EFI related issue in the late model EFI KTM'S as well as having a nicely run shop.

Ash has assured me that they might beat ANY price you might have been quoted from ANY other source for both service and price for anything KTM.

A fair product for a fair price.
He's a good bloke who needs a look in, in these GFC day's and that's my motivation for this post.
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Old 09-09-2011, 03:11 AM   #2379
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The missus is threatening to run off with the money so I will have to get off my arse soon and get one, just waiting for the best deal to come along, but just suffered a stupid complicated hernia so no rush to waste the rego if I can't ride for a while anyway, f*****n shit year 2011, bring on 2012.

Andy
just buy it and watch me ride it..

get well soon mate
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Old 09-09-2011, 02:37 PM   #2380
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Thanks Grim I'll give them a go.
Sod off Kato my bikes are all "one careful lady owner only".
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Old 09-09-2011, 05:55 PM   #2381
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Rossco - is that the Wolfman Enduro tank bag on your bike?
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...53&postcount=5

Comments on fit and function with the Safari tank?

Anyone tried other makes/models with the Safari tank?

Thanks again
I have the Giant Loop ( I think its called the Fandango ) tank bag from Adventure Moto on my 690 with Safari tank and it fits well.
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Old 09-10-2011, 12:46 AM   #2382
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Been in the shed playing with the 690 fitted the rally raid tanks and 690rr fairing not finished but getting close
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Old 09-10-2011, 12:55 AM   #2383
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John's kit for the 690R is probably as close as you are ever gonna' get.

Me like very much..
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Old 09-10-2011, 01:54 AM   #2384
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Mudguts, looking good. Post as many pics as you like, specially the fiddly bits, because I'm doing the same to my 690r . The tanks are on but not yet hooked up. Should get round to that and fitting the fairing in a w/e or 2. Had a couple of little niggles fitting the tanks as far as positioning goes, but otherwise ok.

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Old 09-10-2011, 03:42 AM   #2385
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The trip is done

Well the odometer say over 9000ks but will have to re,do the math
my 690r just one drama with the stearing stem nut and lock nut coming loose
and doing a bit of damage to the thread but found an engineering shop
in Mt Isa and goot it fixed.
The 640 only one prob clutch slave cylinder o ring fixed at the same time.
The other 690 not so good,tank bolts and fuel system probs,all got fixed
at diferent sections of the trip.
All up a great trip Darwin to Broome across the buntine hwy then Mt Isa to birdsville
for the races then Camerons Corner back to Mackay
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