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Technical Section => Make / Model Specific Discussions => KTM LC4 400/610/640 & 690 => Topic started by: Advrider on July 12, 2014, 09:03:31 am

Title: 690 tail bags
Post by: Advrider on July 12, 2014, 09:03:31 am
Guys what top box rack do you use and soft luggage for the 690? If possible can you post pictures on the bike please. Thanks. 
Title: Re: 690 tail bags
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on July 12, 2014, 09:50:32 am
You could use a Enduristan drybag with 6.5 basepack.

(http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss269/chrislouw/ENDURISTAN%20MOTORCYCLE%20BRAND/xs65basepackfoto1_zps50be0926.jpg)

Basepack 6.5.

(http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss269/chrislouw/ENDURISTAN%20MOTORCYCLE%20BRAND/xsbasepackfoto2_zps7308722a.jpg)
Title: Re: 690 tail bags
Post by: Advrider on July 12, 2014, 09:59:34 am
Does it come with top box rack and how much is it?
Title: Re: 690 tail bags
Post by: Dwerg on July 12, 2014, 10:37:34 am
No the 690 is not made to carry a lot of weight on the back and I certainly don't think a top box is a good idea. It doesn't have a subframe, the under seat tank is the subframe and the stock bolts already shear even when you don't carry luggage. I wouldn't carry more than a tail pack on the back and something like a giant loop bag is probably the best option. There are side racks that mount on the pillion footpegs for extra support but I am not a fan. If you don't travel light, the 690 is not the right bike
Title: Re: 690 tail bags
Post by: Rascal on July 12, 2014, 11:01:31 am
I have tried a few options and the following setup worked for me:

replacement upper and lower tank bolts (i can have more made up if there is enough interest)
PSP carrier rack
kappa tankbag
flying brick soft luggage
Title: Re: 690 tail bags
Post by: ChinaPete on July 12, 2014, 01:36:59 pm
Giant Loop - Mojavi for day trips, Coyote for travelling light and Great Basin if you want to take the kitchen sink
http://giantloopmoto.com/products/ (http://giantloopmoto.com/products/)
Dust Devil on the forum used to sell GL products, not sure if he still does.

This is my 690 with the Coyote
Title: Re: 690 tail bags
Post by: zebra - Flying Brick on July 12, 2014, 10:32:31 pm
We carry the full range of Giant Loop products, incl MOJAVE, Coyote, Great Basin, Fandango, as well as the double-ended dry bags, etc.
Cheers
Chris & Team
Title: Re: 690 tail bags
Post by: ChinaPete on July 13, 2014, 03:42:42 am
We carry the full range of Giant Loop products, incl MOJAVE, Coyote, Great Basin, Fandango, as well as the double-ended dry bags, etc.
Cheets
Chris & Team

FYI. On the GL site they refer to a MOJAVI.........http://giantloopmoto.com/products/mojavi-saddlebag/ (http://giantloopmoto.com/products/mojavi-saddlebag/)
Title: Re: 690 tail bags
Post by: zebra - Flying Brick on July 13, 2014, 09:22:22 am
We carry the full range of Giant Loop products, incl MOJAVE, Coyote, Great Basin, Fandango, as well as the double-ended dry bags, etc.
Cheets
Chris & Team

FYI. On the GL site they refer to a MOJAVI.........http://giantloopmoto.com/products/mojavi-saddlebag/ (http://giantloopmoto.com/products/mojavi-saddlebag/)
Thanks, ChinaPete, its Mojavi, quite correct, PUI  ;D check the time, 10.thirsty on a Saturday nite!
 :thumleft:
Chris & Team

(oh, and we also do the Diablo tank bag, could not remember that either!  ;)
Title: Re: 690 tail bags
Post by: ChinaPete on July 13, 2014, 11:23:19 am
We carry the full range of Giant Loop products, incl MOJAVE, Coyote, Great Basin, Fandango, as well as the double-ended dry bags, etc.
Cheets
Chris & Team

FYI. On the GL site they refer to a MOJAVI.........http://giantloopmoto.com/products/mojavi-saddlebag/ (http://giantloopmoto.com/products/mojavi-saddlebag/)
Thanks, ChinaPete, its Mojavi, quite correct, PUI  ;D check the time, 10.thirsty on a Saturday nite!
 :thumleft:
Chris & Team

(oh, and we also do the Diablo tank bag, could not remember that either!  ;)

No worries, excellent product. Highly recommended.
Title: Re: 690 tail bags
Post by: badseed on July 20, 2014, 11:39:58 pm
Forget the rest. Giant Loop Coyote. End. You can ride your bike like a mx bike and not know it's there .
Title: Re: 690 tail bags
Post by: Buff on July 21, 2014, 12:03:32 pm
What's all this BS about a 690 not being able to carry a load? The manual says not to exceed 300kg with rider. Just upgrade the tank mounts, add rear racks that secure on the foot pegs and you're good to go  :thumleft:
Title: Re: 690 tail bags
Post by: Dwerg on July 21, 2014, 01:53:48 pm
Never said it wasn't able to, said it wasn't made to  :deal:

It's meant to be a big enduro bike, not a everything and the kitchen sink tour bike. A top box would completely ruin the bike but maybe I'm the only one with that opinion  ;)
Title: Re: 690 tail bags
Post by: Buff on July 21, 2014, 02:13:40 pm
Just yanking your chain Dwerg  ;)

I agree, that was not the design intention but without too much effort, it can do a whole lot more (as can most bikes).

GJ uses his 690 as a working tool at mountain bike races and for many weekends a year he has a camera man riding pillion on the back of his 690 over the gnarliest terrain possible e.g. The Cape Epic route. Hes upgraded his mounts and hes never had a problem  :thumleft:
Title: Re: 690 tail bags
Post by: Dwerg on July 21, 2014, 02:22:14 pm
Just yanking your chain Dwerg  ;)

I agree, that was not the design intention but without too much effort, it can do a whole lot more (as can most bikes).

GJ uses his 690 as a working tool at mountain bike races and for many weekends a year he has a camera man riding pillion on the back of his 690 over the gnarliest terrain possible e.g. The Cape Epic route. Hes upgraded his mounts and hes never had a problem  :thumleft:

That's good to know. Being the only bike in my garage at this point it will probably be used for touring too
Title: Re: 690 tail bags
Post by: boland on July 22, 2014, 02:22:03 pm
Is there an alternate (local) place to get upgraded tank bolts than Rally Raid? Their prices are a bit steep imo and not having to import will be more convenient
Title: Re:
Post by: Rascal on July 28, 2014, 07:13:01 pm
I sold all ten sets i had but if there is enough interest i will have more made up. Top and bottom.

Sent from my GT-I9500 using Tapatalk
Title: Re:
Post by: Buff on July 29, 2014, 06:58:19 am
I sold all ten sets i had but if there is enough interest i will have more made up. Top and bottom.

Sent from my GT-I9500 using Tapatalk

I'll take a set Rascal  :thumleft:
Title: Re:
Post by: Rascal on July 29, 2014, 08:35:18 am

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I'll take a set Rascal  :thumleft:
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will start a thread.
Title: Re:
Post by: boland on July 29, 2014, 11:27:25 am


I'll take a set Rascal  :thumleft:
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will start a thread.
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I'll definately also take a set! :thumleft:
Title: Re: 690 tail bags
Post by: badseed on July 29, 2014, 11:13:55 pm
Rascal , a set for me too.
Title: Re: 690 tail bags
Post by: zebra - Flying Brick on July 31, 2014, 06:42:23 pm
I'll take 5 sets. PM sent.
Cheers
Chris
Title: Re: Re: 690 tail bags
Post by: Advrider on July 31, 2014, 07:02:51 pm
Rascal I'll take a set.
Title: Re: 690 tail bags
Post by: Rascal on August 01, 2014, 10:18:59 am
http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=133539.msg2962427#msg2962427 (http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=133539.msg2962427#msg2962427)

please use this thread for the tank bolts.
Title: Re: 690 tail bags
Post by: zebra - Flying Brick on September 17, 2014, 04:36:54 pm
Is there an alternate (local) place to get upgraded tank bolts than Rally Raid? Their prices are a bit steep imo and not having to import will be more convenient
Hi Boland - we now stock and sell the 690 replacement tank bolts, the locally-made ones.

thanks
Chris & Team
Title: Re: 690 tail bags
Post by: zebra - Flying Brick on September 17, 2014, 04:40:25 pm
Guys what top box rack do you use and soft luggage for the 690? If possible can you post pictures on the bike please. Thanks.  
Hi ADVR, we now stock and sell the following rack for soft luggage, and it comes in 3 different configurations:

KTM   690   Pannier Set   Stainless Steel (no carrier)
                         Stainless Steel (with carrier)
                         Stainless Steel - Powder Coated (no carrier)
                         Stainless Steel - Powder Coated (with carrier)
Picture attached is of Stainless Steel, WITH carrier.

Like others, we recommend only light weight on the rear of these bikes, so definitely light-weight, SOFT luggage, and no 'kitchen sink'!
As mentioned here, less is more, with this bike, esp. since it has no sub-frame to speak of.
We do also sell the tank reinforcing bolts, etc.

Cheers
Chris & Team
Cheers
Chris & Team
Title: Re: 690 tail bags
Post by: Buff on September 17, 2014, 04:57:43 pm
I had a good look at this rack on Sat at Chris's shop. It's surprisingly light and appears very well put together  :thumleft:
Title: Re: 690 tail bags
Post by: Dirt Junkie on September 17, 2014, 05:01:06 pm
Giant Loop - Mojavi for day trips, Coyote for travelling light and Great Basin if you want to take the kitchen sink
http://giantloopmoto.com/products/ (http://giantloopmoto.com/products/)
Dust Devil on the forum used to sell GL products, not sure if he still does.

This is my 690 with the Coyote
+1 the Cayote is good for the 690
Title: Re: 690 tail bags
Post by: Brandt on September 18, 2014, 05:16:24 pm
What's all this BS about a 690 not being able to carry a load? The manual says not to exceed 300kg with rider. Just upgrade the tank mounts, add rear racks that secure on the foot pegs and you're good to go  :thumleft:
Sorry for the hijack but that an awesome setup  :thumleft:
Title: Re: 690 tail bags
Post by: HDBaron on September 30, 2014, 09:31:24 pm
Hi there,

We have a locally developed set of soft luggage which we've tried on the 690 and works well.  Sorry the picture I have at the moment was taken in the dark on with our prototype set.  We now have production units available for both pannier sets and tail luggage.  Specifically designed for our Toys2Go 690 pannier racks with integrated carrier but will work generically with most racks.

Please PM me if you'd like more information.  Comes in black and olive.

Chris from Flying Brick stocks our racks in CT.