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Old 07-03-2013, 07:21 AM   #1
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tank bag install - 990 ADV

I recently picked up a new KTM tank bag - it's the updated version of the one that comes with the Baja (I suppose they would call it their medium sized tank bag) and is optional on the SM-T. As with most of their tank bags, it has straps that wrap around the headstock and then straps that run down and slightly backward to wrap around the frame or crash bars above the foot-peg area. These are the ones I am not happy with; I would rather not have straps running along the tanks, collecting dirt and dust and just friction-rubbing their way through the finish (call me anal...I know...) so I have been looking at alternatives to those straps and was wondering if anyone has simply wrapped them under the front section of the seat and screwed them into the plastic seat pan rather than running them down the sides and wrapping them around frame tubes. Given that this tank zips onto its base which can stay permanently installed, I am hoping that someone has tried something like this and can validate my thoughts or propose an alternative to what I want to try.

Anyone? Thanks in advance (again...)
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:26 AM   #2
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When I brought the KTM tank bag with my 990 ADV last year it came with clear stickers to put on the tank which go underneath the straps of the bag... No rubbing of paint work... Simples
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:11 AM   #3
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Check last post in this thread ...
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Old 07-03-2013, 02:28 PM   #4
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Brilliant - thank you !
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Old 07-05-2013, 09:20 AM   #5
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I'm all sorted - thanks again everyone.
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Old 07-05-2013, 08:41 PM   #6
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Old 07-05-2013, 09:19 PM   #7
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I will try but can say that I've done basically what others have done in the link above; wrapped and looped the rear straps around the frame tubes near the top mount of the rear shock under the seat and then simply pulled them tightly up and around the seat itself. Doesn't interfere with seat removal and no straps hanging down near my feet. The front of the tank bag uses a single strap around the headstock - that's it. Easy as pie...




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Old 07-10-2013, 07:08 AM   #8
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Sorry, it took me a long time to sort out my photo hosting. Here you go and let me know if you need other pictures, details:







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