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Technical Section => Make / Model Specific Discussions => KTM LC4 400/610/640 & 690 => Topic started by: Groenie on September 14, 2009, 01:41:22 pm

Title: KTM690 rear rack.....sneak preview
Post by: Groenie on September 14, 2009, 01:41:22 pm
Some lucky chick on the forum wanted racks made for her brand new 690 and I offered to help out. What do you think of these? Taking them for powder coating soon.


Title: Re: KTM690 rear rack.....sneak preview
Post by: the_BOBNOB on September 14, 2009, 01:57:43 pm
nice one groenie  :thumleft:

maybe you can build the guys on x-challenges some subframes next  :D
Title: Re: KTM690 rear rack.....sneak preview
Post by: Groenie on September 14, 2009, 01:58:58 pm
Haha....I checked Renier's XC out and thought exactly the same thing. We'll get there...
Title: Re: KTM690 rear rack.....sneak preview
Post by: Polo on September 14, 2009, 02:14:20 pm
They look good...well done
Title: Re: KTM690 rear rack.....sneak preview
Post by: ETS on September 14, 2009, 02:55:31 pm
Dit lyk bef@k! Die 690 het dit verseker nodig
Title: Re: KTM690 rear rack.....sneak preview
Post by: Renier on September 14, 2009, 03:52:50 pm
lyk bleddie goed tjom!!

latweet as jy daai subframes wil bou, dan strip ons my bimmer...

hoopit ga gud da!!

Title: Re: KTM690 rear rack.....sneak preview
Post by: blazes on September 14, 2009, 05:31:08 pm
Nice ---Sure Splash will also be interested. ;)
Title: Re: KTM690 rear rack.....sneak preview
Post by: TravelGravel on September 15, 2009, 09:32:07 am
Lucky bloody chick ... First a 690E and then this.... I hope she is worth it.  :imaposer:
Title: Re: KTM690 rear rack.....sneak preview
Post by: CaptainWobble on September 15, 2009, 09:49:40 am
Very nicely done. When does the orders open?  :pot:

I have also seriously been looking at a 690. Have you checked of the subframe on the 690 will it be able to handle that extra weight over the back? I know the subframes can take quite a knock, but the load and vibration over a period of time might be outside the design of the frame. Like I said it is a very interesting prospect and that is the reason I am asking.
Title: Re: KTM690 rear rack.....sneak preview
Post by: Groenie on September 16, 2009, 08:29:10 am
Oops, hit a snag when fitting them last night. Seeing they weren't built on the bike, but on a wooden jig, I was quite amazed that it actually fit! Problem is that the mounting holes on the frame is angled about 25 deg forward, so the things sticks up at a weird angle......back the drawing board again.....
Title: Re: KTM690 rear rack.....sneak preview
Post by: DeepBass9 on September 16, 2009, 08:40:46 am
Nothing a 4 pound hammer won't fix!  :lamer:
Title: Re: KTM690 rear rack.....sneak preview
Post by: Groenie on September 21, 2009, 09:06:21 am
Update: Even though the rack doesn't fit, it's going to be on a bike soon.....watch this space.

Here's a few pics of the side racks I built for the 690. Real dual purpose, they can take DirtBagz or any other soft luggage.
Title: Re: KTM690 rear rack.....sneak preview
Post by: Groenie on September 21, 2009, 09:06:49 am
and some more....


Title: Re: KTM690 rear rack.....sneak preview
Post by: DeepBass9 on September 21, 2009, 09:11:52 am
Hi Groenie, what size steel is that you are using? Is it round bar or tube?
Title: Re: KTM690 rear rack.....sneak preview
Post by: Adventurer on September 21, 2009, 09:13:45 am
I recognise that 690.....very nice Leo Vince too. :thumleft:
Title: Re: KTM690 rear rack.....sneak preview
Post by: Aquatic on September 21, 2009, 09:16:44 am
Looking Spiff!!!
Title: Re: KTM690 rear rack.....sneak preview
Post by: Groenie on September 21, 2009, 09:28:45 am
Mainly 16mm and some 12mm tube. The loops are 6mm round bar
Title: Re: KTM690 rear rack.....sneak preview
Post by: DeepBass9 on September 21, 2009, 09:58:06 am
OK, and the wall thickness? 2mm?

I'm going to have a go at building some racks for my KLR before the bash. I've taken the side covers off of the bike and am looking at building a pannier frame with aluminium panels where the side covers were, and integrate a tool tube into the contraption. I think the bike looks better with the side covers off, seeing as there is just a lot of empty space under there. Still in the concept stage though
Title: Re: KTM690 rear rack.....sneak preview
Post by: letsgofishing on September 21, 2009, 01:26:29 pm
Nice work there Groenie!  :thumleft:
Can't tell from the pics - does the 690 have any sort of rear sub-frame?
Title: Re: KTM690 rear rack.....sneak preview
Post by: Groenie on September 21, 2009, 01:32:39 pm
Yes it has a subframe that ends about 10cm from the top mounting points of the racks, just behind the fuel cap.
Title: Re: KTM690 rear rack.....sneak preview
Post by: pap snoek on September 21, 2009, 01:55:21 pm
Looks great Groenie,you selling these?Gives some protection of the rear right tank as well :thumleft:How about some radiator gaurds for the 690 as well.Keep up the good work :ricky:
Title: Re: KTM690 rear rack.....sneak preview
Post by: Groenie on September 21, 2009, 02:01:48 pm
Yep, I make and sell them. Hmmmmm.....radiator guards? I'll look into it.
Title: Re: KTM690 rear rack.....sneak preview
Post by: pap snoek on September 24, 2009, 01:19:48 pm
Saw these radiator gaurds on ebay.Gives you some idea on what to make.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/KTM-690R-Enduro-690SMC-Radiator-Protection-08-09-690_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp3286Q2ec0Q2em14QQhashZitem41492e5447QQitemZ280400647239QQptZMotorcyclesQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories

They look cool and are hidden by the shrouds.
Price for the rear racks?
Title: Re: KTM690 rear rack.....sneak preview
Post by: Beserker on September 25, 2009, 07:23:48 am
 :thumleft: Looks totaly pro ..


Do you sell dirtbagz ?
Title: Re: KTM690 rear rack.....sneak preview
Post by: navigator on September 25, 2009, 06:46:07 pm
Groenie - you is a iron!  Price on the rack? Might have 2 orders in PE.
Title: Re: KTM690 rear rack.....sneak preview
Post by: B.V. on September 25, 2009, 07:07:21 pm
Hi Groeni. What seat you got there and does it make a defference?
Title: Re: KTM690 rear rack.....sneak preview
Post by: pap snoek on September 25, 2009, 09:35:31 pm
Price of the panier racks pleeeeese Groenie :drif:
Title: Re: KTM690 rear rack.....sneak preview
Post by: LanceSA on September 27, 2009, 08:19:25 pm
Lucky bloody chick ... First a 690E and then this.... I hope she is worth it.  :imaposer:

I met that chick at the Kzn Bash. Yip, she's worth it. Pity the guys were drooling over her bike more than anything else (as she pointed out)  :imaposer:
Title: Re: KTM690 rear rack.....sneak preview
Post by: michnus on October 26, 2009, 02:45:29 pm
Groenie, the racks looks really good, well done man  :thumleft:
Title: Re: KTM690 rear rack.....sneak preview
Post by: Gee S on October 26, 2009, 05:45:37 pm
I saw those racks on Sunday and they look really great and strong.
Title: Re: KTM690 rear rack.....sneak preview
Post by: JustBiking on October 26, 2009, 05:50:43 pm
Hi Groeni. What seat you got there and does it make a defference?

Sorry I saw your post only today B.V.

A guy in PTA re-covered it for us, mainly to slice another cm or two off the height for the vertically challenged.  My wife did +_3500km on it, up to 700km days and she did not complain...