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Old 07-22-2008, 06:48 PM   #16
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those expedition saddle bags look interesting. i have an akra, so heat isn't such an issue. Has anyone tried soft saddle bags? i've been looking at doggie panniers, easy to modify, much less $.
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Old 07-24-2008, 03:47 PM   #17
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Just a note as posted on the threadfest that the KTM-logo'd touratech hard luggage is intended to be used with the smaller (35l I think) box on the left by the exhaust, which sticks out more and the larger (42l I think) box on the the right; so that each side is equal.

Dealers I talked to didn't know this, so I've got two of the bigger ones - will stick some pics up when the rest of my 'project' has finished.
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Old 07-24-2008, 10:54 PM   #18
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Hey ObiWan - do the 29l tourtechs have a quick release? If you pack a laptop in them can you just take the whole case with you or is that a hassle?

Rick

Any chance you could post a pic of how they mount to the panniers?

Thanks!
Rick,

The panniers are pretty easy to get on and off. You just have to unscrew a large hand wheel on the inside. They aren't easy to tote around - nothing to grab onto unless you want to rig up a strap to the lid. In any case, I think you may be under the impression that they are smaller than they are. It's not something I"d want to lug around (personally). Below is a pic of how they attach. Just put the bottom mounts over the lower rail, then rotate the aluminum tab upwards so that it holds onto the top rail and tighten inside hand wheel.

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Old 07-25-2008, 02:05 AM   #19
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Thanks Obiwan - great pictures!

I ordered the rack and the 41l panniers but when they finally came there was only 1 pannier. My dealer had told me they were 2 for $300.00 ... anyways I didn't want to wait anymore or pay $600 so he sent them back, but I kept the rack.

I found a great factory down the street yesterday that makes all kinds of cool boxes - they look really strong, and they are water proof and have some thing that keep them pressurized. Here's a link to their web site:
http://www.melmat.com/DesktopDefault.aspx

I think I may get two of those but I've been scratching my head trying to find a way to make them "quick realese" and still lockable. I wonder if trail tech would sell me a set of those hooks ...
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Old 07-25-2008, 02:21 AM   #20
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Loren, where did you get the tubular racks??? I looked on the Touratech USA website and they are not available for the 690. I am trying to help a friend out who has your bike.
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Old 07-25-2008, 06:24 AM   #21
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Rick,
Just to make sure we're on the same page, you're looking for Touratech, not Trail Tech. The parts you are looking for is the 18mm pannier mounting kit. One kit gets you the parts for a single pannier, so you'll need two. I would recomment looking at putting a Pelican case on there with the TT mounts. You could order one from Caribou (see Vendor forum), just without the mount points, then add the TT mounting kit... or you can just order a straight pelican in whatever size you need and adapt it entirely yourself.

http://www.touratech-usa.com/shop/sh...F1A2iTH2431495

The racks that I have are the factory KTM racks. Any of the Touratech bags will fit right on b/c the KTM bags are just re-badged Zegas for TT. If you order the Zegas with the mounts pre-installed from TT, they sit at the correct angle on the racks. You cannot order the 29 L from KTM for some reason, have to go right to TT. I am very happy with the size / width of this setup.

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Old 07-25-2008, 08:07 AM   #22
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Hey Loren,

Thanks for the pics looks great and nice fuel reserve

When you get a chance could you drop a tape measure across the panniers mounted on the bike for overall width? I'm curious about these but am tired of the wide ones on my 640. Those are the 35l size?

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Old 07-26-2008, 02:10 AM   #23
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Thanks Loren! I ordered the parts today
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Old 07-26-2008, 06:22 AM   #24
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I've already got a set of Dirtbagz I had bought for the XR, so I ordered the KTM racks. Just gonna use the dritbagz on those. Now I just have to wait for them to get off back order.
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Old 07-26-2008, 06:25 AM   #25
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Old 07-26-2008, 09:35 AM   #26
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I'll get a tape measure on it early next week, I'm down in San Diego for a few days...

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Old 07-28-2008, 05:40 AM   #27
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Is that tank bag the KTM unit?
Yep, from 950 Adventure...

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Old 07-28-2008, 02:30 PM   #28
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Rick,

Beautiful!

ObiWan, Did you by the boxes from Touratech with the mounting pucks already installed? Part 152-1033 I think. Or did you install the pucks yourself?

Those are 2x 29L correct?

edit: I am pretty sure thats what you did from reading the thread - just want to confirm.

Thanks,
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Old 07-28-2008, 07:16 PM   #29
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My Zegas are both 29 litres, and they did come with the TT factory-mounted pucks. The TT customer service guy said that he thought it would not work well with the factory-mounted pucks on the KTM racks b/c of the mounting angle - clearly that's not the case. Since the 29 litres were on backorder without the pucks, I tried it out myself w/ no problems, as you can see.

On the bike, the 29 litre bags measure 34" across, 18" off centerline for the left, 16" off centerline to for the right.

For comparison, an R12GS with Vario luggage in the un-expanded position, is 32" across.

While I'm not sure that the KTM guys necessarily meant to mount a 35L on the left and a 41L on the right, it does seem like a good way to go if you need that much space. It's going to be battleship wide, though. In the early KTM hard parts photos, they had that same setup, it's on page 126 of the threadfest:

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Old 07-29-2008, 12:51 AM   #30
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Yep, from 950 Adventure...

Ciao
found some more pics again. As posted before: I used frame clips from the SuperDuke. They scratch frame surface to much for me. So Iam back to just thread the belts through the frame.
Fits perfect.
I have my mobile phone with TomTom navigation software in the clear top.
Tankbag is extendable too.

Have fun
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