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Technical Section => Make / Model Specific Discussions => KTM LC4 400/610/640 & 690 => Topic started by: 777 on May 08, 2012, 05:08:57 pm

Title: Soft bags on a 690
Post by: 777 on May 08, 2012, 05:08:57 pm
Was messing around with my Kappa bags, found if i fit them high up then they wil be fine, as the just lie in the side covers, just one section at the rear is near the pipe. Thought if i just bring a flat bar down from the grab handle and as in the pic with the peice of paper showing will do the trick,any thoughts. Hope the pics are clear?
Title: Re: Soft bags on a 690
Post by: 777 on May 08, 2012, 05:09:30 pm
This shows the gap
Title: Re: Soft bags on a 690
Post by: 777 on May 08, 2012, 05:10:47 pm
Otherwise only issue is the bags rubbing on the plastic can leave marks , but i thibk i will fashion a cloth or towel to look after that!
Title: Re: Soft bags on a 690
Post by: LanceSA on May 08, 2012, 08:00:56 pm
Wait till you see the rack I had made. I had an extra 4 made so there will be some available.
Title: Re: Soft bags on a 690
Post by: 777 on May 08, 2012, 08:04:45 pm
Is a rack necessary for soft bags ?
Title: Re: Soft bags on a 690
Post by: LanceSA on May 09, 2012, 07:06:25 am
I need the tie down points for my giant loop and it protects the plastics from scuff marks. Also I mount a top box for town use. Remember mine is a delivery bike. So I need a rack.
Title: Re: Soft bags on a 690
Post by: Serf on May 09, 2012, 07:38:02 am
I am also looking at pannier frames for my soft luggage - to keep it away from the plastics and exhaust.

It will be nice to see what you did :thumleft:
Title: Re: Soft bags on a 690
Post by: 777 on May 09, 2012, 07:38:36 am
I need the tie down points for my giant loop and it protects the plastics from scuff marks. Also I mount a top box for town use. Remember mine is a delivery bike. So I need a rack.
I recall you saying you use it to see customers
Title: Re: Soft bags on a 690
Post by: blainec on May 25, 2012, 03:19:58 pm
LanceSA you have every 690 owner waiting to see the frames you made up. Is this going to take long? :pot:
Title: Re: Soft bags on a 690
Post by: Hentie @ Riders on May 25, 2012, 03:23:38 pm
 :happy1:
Title: Re: Soft bags on a 690
Post by: Hooli on May 25, 2012, 04:00:32 pm
Hi All

This is what I have on my 690. I often use the "topbox" type bag but not the racks a lot. This was made by someone in east London area. I can try and findout what his details are.
Title: Re: Soft bags on a 690
Post by: blainec on May 26, 2012, 01:42:39 am
Hooli , I love that top bracket with the hinge ,that is exactly what I am looking for. Can you send me some details of who made it for you please.
Title: Re: Soft bags on a 690
Post by: zebra - Flying Brick on September 09, 2012, 12:18:32 pm

regarding the posts on WD post on soft luggage, here is my solution:

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=106243.new#new

I launched the product two weeks ago, (I am a Forum Vendor) and it is going very well indeed!

Video here: http://youtu.be/NNt-V8N5xX0

R2199 for both bags the tail pack and the pillion seat pack.

(or R1899 at the Rhino Rally - direct).

And yes, its waterproof, and yes, it was DESIGNED to carry tents!

Cheers
Chris
Title: Re: Soft bags on a 690
Post by: Hooli on September 09, 2012, 03:46:41 pm
Hi All / Zebra

If anyone is going to fit luggage racks on the back or put any weight on the back of a 690, you would have to replace the subframe bolts and the tank (bottom ) pin, as this will brake, like mine did. They all brake in time.
You can contact PSP Racing (Cape town) for these bolts or order them from Rally Raid in UK.

Zebra: just trying to warm all about this problem with the weight, and all of the best with the sales.
Title: Re: Soft bags on a 690
Post by: zebra - Flying Brick on September 09, 2012, 03:49:03 pm
thanks, Hooli,, had heard of at least one breakage, was unaware it is a specific problem - one bnefit of my system is that is weighs just 2.4 kg for both bags, empty, of course, so the ADDED weight is negligible, but point taken!

Thanks :thumleft: