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Old 07-01-2013, 03:14 PM   #1186
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Received my wolf man side and tail racks last night. side rack mounting holes are not lining up on the top of the fender, anyone else had this problem and how did you fix the problem? had the same problem on my f800 but could get more leverage on the bars as they were longer and could pull them into place
I had to keep all the bolts loose and push/pull things around a bit but it all came together eventually.
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Old 07-01-2013, 03:31 PM   #1187
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Well, great responses as usual.

I think at a minimum I need a rear luggage rack. Maybe the Wolfman one because I can get the side racks later....but I don't foresee that for a long time, if ever (I hope).

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How much weight do you think the rear luggage rack can hold? They're bolted down by those threaded rivnuts....onto a plastic subframe.....
Could they take 20 lbs of weight?

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How did you get these tank panniers so far forward? I'd like to do the same.


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Just FYI, Happy Trails makes a luggage system as well.
I'm not really interested in it, but here you go.
http://www.happy-trail.com/KTM-690-E...0-EnduroR.aspx
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Old 07-01-2013, 03:49 PM   #1188
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I think at a minimum I need a rear luggage rack.
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How much weight do you think the rear luggage rack can hold? They're bolted down by those threaded rivnuts....onto a plastic subframe.....
Could they take 20 lbs of weight?
A rack is definitely needed for that little extra room or lashing points, if you don't already have one.
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Don't really know and don't want to find out.

I would wager it holds a lot more than you think it would though.

Concern for the rear mounting points is the reason why I use the additional GL strap under the tail rack, then over the dry bag and back to the GL.

This pulls up on the drybag, and the rack, and ties it into the main part of the GL that is attached to the pillion peg brackets (w/ footpegs removed).

It really does cinch everything together (to the point that I can lift up the back of the bike just holding the bags) and stops all movement of the items I am carrying which I think is the important part. Having weight attached to the rack is one thing but weight that can bounce around increacing the forces on the mounting points is another.

Must say though...This is very much a subjective thing. If I packed differently or rode differently I don't think it is as much of an issue.
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Old 07-01-2013, 03:56 PM   #1189
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[QUOTE=thorinoakenshield;21767361]Well, great responses as usual.

I think at a minimum I need a rear luggage rack. Maybe the Wolfman one because I can get the side racks later....but I don't foresee that for a long time, if ever (I hope).

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How much weight do you think the rear luggage rack can hold? They're bolted down by those threaded rivnuts....onto a plastic subframe.....
Could they take 20 lbs of weight?

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I used the same tail bag that KenbNZ used, the Peak from Wolfman. Figured it was small enough that I couldn't get in trouble with weight no matter what I put in it, and the front of it is just behind the fuel cap.
When I use my Expedition Dry duffel on longer trips, I only have to release one quick release to access the fuel cap. It has worked well for me.
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Old 07-01-2013, 05:34 PM   #1190
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How did you get these tank panniers so far forward? I'd like to do the same.

They are the Aerostich tank panniers. They have two velcro straps so I just have the forward strap tighter. I have the harness for the Giant Loop Fandango tank bag sitting over the top of them.

They are completely out of the way when standing, and create a nice windbreak for the knees when sitting.
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:38 PM   #1191
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Here's another question....
I did a pretty crap job when I drilled holes in the plastic fender for the stock grab handles. It looks like this photo..except gimpy. So the plastic isn't very flush with the grab handles/spacers.....

How would I cover that up? Given my OCD thinking , I'd like to prevent rain from coming into the threaded rivnuts when the bike is parked outside....

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Old 07-02-2013, 12:18 AM   #1192
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Maybe some black silicone sealing/attaching the spacers to the fender???

Mine aren't too cleanly cut and I don't really worry about water problems. May I simply suggest that you give the threads and bolts a good lather of anti - seize. If you get enough in there it will seal the water and grit out well.

Each fastener into my tank gets anti - seize and funny enough, of all the things that have vibrated loose on my bike, not one has come loose on the tank; while everything else gets Locktite, and most others have loosened at one point in time or another.

I also have never stuck a bolt or had an insert corrode and I am regularly riding in rain and putting the bike away wet. And then it still won't dry for days.

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Old 07-02-2013, 03:13 AM   #1193
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give the threads and bolts a good lather of anti - seize. If you get enough in there it will seal the water and grit out well. .
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Old 07-02-2013, 04:12 AM   #1194
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Pantah, what is that seat cover you're using, sheepskin?
I love my seat concepts over the stocker on my 690, but it needs a >< more padding or something..
Yes, but now I have the Seat Concepts kit and it is much better. I don't use the sheepskin anymore. I would use it on mt Seat Concepts except that I'm on my tippy toes already.
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:38 AM   #1195
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Here's another question....
I did a pretty crap job when I drilled holes in the plastic fender for the stock grab handles. It looks like this photo..except gimpy. So the plastic isn't very flush with the grab handles/spacers.....

How would I cover that up? Given my OCD thinking , I'd like to prevent rain from coming into the threaded rivnuts when the bike is parked outside....

Would a grommet work? If you could find one close to the right size, use a step drill bit and fit something like this:

http://www.etrailer.com/Accessories-...FUhgMgodBG4Axg

Just an idea... i can relate to the OCD
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Old 07-16-2013, 06:23 AM   #1196
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Zega panniers?

Any consensus on the TT Zega's for the 690E? I've been searching the thread but haven't found a lot.

I'd like to go with hard panniers because of the handy things you can do with them when camping, plus ease of taking on/off. I do end up in some nasty places, though, and see advantages of the soft systems in a tip over.

Decisions decisions.... too bad these things weren't cheaper and a person could buy both.
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Old 07-16-2013, 11:11 AM   #1197
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Any consensus on the TT Zega's for the 690E? I've been searching the thread but haven't found a lot.

I'd like to go with hard panniers because of the handy things you can do with them when camping, plus ease of taking on/off. I do end up in some nasty places, though, and see advantages of the soft systems in a tip over.

Decisions decisions.... too bad these things weren't cheaper and a person could buy both.
IMHO the Zega's will add too much weight to the bike compared to other options. They are also a leg breaker. I would say over 90% of 690 owners use soft luggage. Then again, if you only ride tarmac and gravel roads then you should be ok. I would also think about the weight of the hard cases on the subframe.
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Old 07-16-2013, 03:41 PM   #1198
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News Flash on Wolfman Racks.........

Wolfman side racks and tail rack will not work on the 2013 690R, according to Wolfman. There is a difference between the 2012 and 2013 models. Whats even worse is they haven't even produced them yet. So now we wait or go to a different manufacturer. Just so you know.
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Old 07-16-2013, 04:33 PM   #1199
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Wolfman side racks and tail rack will not work on the 2013 690R, according to Wolfman. There is a difference between the 2012 and 2013 models. Whats even worse is they haven't even produced them yet. So now we wait or go to a different manufacturer. Just so you know.
interesting.
what is the diff?
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Old 07-16-2013, 07:19 PM   #1200
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Wolfman side racks and tail rack will not work on the 2013 690R, according to Wolfman. There is a difference between the 2012 and 2013 models. Whats even worse is they haven't even produced them yet. So now we wait or go to a different manufacturer. Just so you know.
BS!

I have a 2013 w/ Wolfman side & tail racks. Went on w/out an issue.
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