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KTM 690 Enduro R 2019 Tank Options
« on: August 26, 2019, 02:10:31 pm »
Safari tank or the smaller 8l under the seat ....decisions decsions ...help
 

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Re: KTM 690 Enduro R 2019 Tank Options
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2019, 02:22:33 pm »
Guess it depends how much range you need?
That safari tank is quite big and some has mentioned it does change the handling characteristics of the bike a bit.

Underseat is out of the way but refilling is a bigger mission perhaps and doesnt have the same range as the safari tank does
Im not a big fan of the safari tank look, unless a fairing is fitted as well
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Re: KTM 690 Enduro R 2019 Tank Options
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2019, 03:20:57 pm »
Safari tank or the smaller 8l under the seat ....decisions decsions ...help

If with underseat tank you mean the one from Rade Garage it's 5.5 liter - unless the 2019 design has changed a lot.
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Re: KTM 690 Enduro R 2019 Tank Options
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2019, 03:23:18 pm »


If with underseat tank you mean the one from Rade Garage it's 5.5 liter - unless the 2019 design has changed a lot.

5.5l according to their website versus 6.2l for the 2017 and older models

Only thing I notice is the filler cap sticks out in front of the seat now
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Re: KTM 690 Enduro R 2019 Tank Options
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2019, 03:47:26 pm »
5.5l according to their website versus 6.2l for the 2017 and older models

Sounds correct, and know that the 6.2L tank goes with a K&N airfilter.... which you don't want for offroad use as they pass fines, and I think they were discontinued (from RG's side).
Their better solution is using a TwinAir oiled-foam filter - which is a bit bigger hence the slightly smaller tank.

Apparently Ralley Raid has an external tank mounted to the RH rear of the bike, bit ugly in my opinion but it will increase the range.
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« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2019, 03:54:17 pm »
I see all their tanks now ship with the twin air filter.
The 2019 model has a different shaped tank as well.

Thats why I just carry a 5l fuel bladder for the time being.
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« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2019, 03:57:22 pm »
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Apparently Ralley Raid has an external tank mounted to the RH rear of the bike, bit ugly in my opinion but it will increase the range.

Just had a look at that.. gives 4.5l. Think they tried to make it blend in with the exhaust on the other side. But you then have to fit the rear pannier rack of theirs
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Re: KTM 690 Enduro R 2019 Tank Options
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2019, 04:08:01 pm »
I have a Safari tank if you looking to buy...
 

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« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2019, 04:10:02 pm »
But you then have to fit the rear pannier rack of theirs

..... which will be another pile of Randelas no doubt  :P
Sound correct, the bike I saw (a youtube) had a rack mounted.

If you want a nice rack then Toys2Go makes one on which a small petrol-holder (I forget the name, it's a stackable rectangular thing) will mount.
Not connected to the engine mind, you'll just have to tip the contents... but likely cheaper and a lot more aesthetically pleasing!
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« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2019, 04:13:08 pm »

..... which will be another pile of Randelas no doubt  :P
Sound correct, the bike I saw (a youtube) had a rack mounted.

If you want a nice rack then Toys2Go makes one on which a small petrol-holder (I forget the name, it's a stackable rectangular thing) will mount.
Not connected to the engine mind, you'll just have to tip the contents... but likely cheaper and a lot more aesthetically pleasing!

I lose focus on the area where the prices are  :thumleft:

Yes.. Rotopax or something like that. Also works well for a extra 5l of fuel
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Re: KTM 690 Enduro R 2019 Tank Options
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2019, 06:19:45 pm »
rad garrage tank very nice but R7000 to carry 5 L of fuel, I would rather go to makro and get a 5 L jerry can for R250,
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Re: KTM 690 Enduro R 2019 Tank Options
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2019, 06:37:00 pm »
rad garrage tank very nice but R7000 to carry 5 L of fuel, I would rather go to makro and get a 5 L jerry can for R250,

For that 7 grand you'll also get a small airbox and two better airfilters plus a crarbon cover and a tankcap.
Once installed the bike actually has a little more oomph and it looks exactly the same, contrary to your jerry can solution - but by all means, different horses for courses!
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Re: KTM 690 Enduro R 2019 Tank Options
« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2019, 06:54:29 pm »
rad garrage tank very nice but R7000 to carry 5 L of fuel, I would rather go to makro and get a 5 L jerry can for R250,

For that 7 grand you'll also get a small airbox and two better airfilters plus a crarbon cover and a tankcap.
Once installed the bike actually has a little more oomph and it looks exactly the same, contrary to your jerry can solution - but by all means, different horses for courses!
Quite agree with you on the Airbox and air filters, but is this worth R7 K + , well not for me thats for sure
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Re: KTM 690 Enduro R 2019 Tank Options
« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2019, 07:23:32 pm »
Just be very careful with the removal of the stock airbox to fit the fuel tank, as it only allows a very small airfilter to be fitted, and we have seen engine damage from dust intake.

I would not change the stock airbox.
 
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Re: KTM 690 Enduro R 2019 Tank Options
« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2019, 10:10:55 am »
Just be very careful with the removal of the stock airbox to fit the fuel tank, as it only allows a very small airfilter to be fitted, and we have seen engine damage from dust intake.

I would not change the stock airbox.

Yes have heard that as well. so iam still no better sadly - safari , seat tank or just carry the extra gas !
 

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« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2019, 10:21:18 am »

Yes have heard that as well. so iam still no better sadly - safari , seat tank or just carry the extra gas !

I just take a 5l fuel bladder with on a ride. Gives me just that extra bit that is needed and once used I can roll it up.
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Re: KTM 690 Enduro R 2019 Tank Options
« Reply #16 on: August 27, 2019, 10:35:23 am »
The Pioneer Plastic copy of the Rotopax, can be bought directly from them for around R 300.

The one I had on the Husky 610 on a home made subframe took 5.7 liters.

I'm sure @Noneking had this with the Toys2Go frames on his first 701, but true, the after market racks results in an expensive exercise.

Agree with @2StrokeDan regarding the small airfilter, even an oiled foam one. Saw it clogging quickly on a buddy's 690 when we were in Kaokoland recently. I would be concerned. It's just to small, and subjected to a lot of dust in that position.
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« Reply #17 on: August 27, 2019, 11:01:11 am »
an oiled foam one. Saw it clogging quickly

I remember opening the airbox of a Maico (giving away my age here) motocross bike right after a heat to prepare it for the next one.
The airfilter was completely covered with sand & mud, so bad even that nothing of the foam filter was visible anymore!
And the bike ran fine, zero issues.
We cleaned the lot, new TwinAir in and off he went.
An oiled foam filter can take a staggering abuse in this respect, and still filters air very well!
It's also the only type of filter I know which can do this, and hardly a surprise then that plastics tend to have these filters ex factory.

I don't worry about my filter in the 701, and for longer trips one can take an oiled spare with if needed.
The fitment on the frame though can be a bit finicky, those who have it better make sure it fits and sits properly.
Oh, lekker rimgrease eh, don't save here!

The, or rather my, std airbox 'gaps' where the filter sits, I don't trust it at all to seal!
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« Reply #18 on: August 27, 2019, 11:04:40 am »

The, or rather my, std airbox 'gaps' where the filter sits, I don't trust it at all to seal!

Have to say, the gaps in the airbox lid on my std filter setup is also quite shocking actually. I keep that seal as greased as I possibly can
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Re: KTM 690 Enduro R 2019 Tank Options
« Reply #19 on: August 27, 2019, 11:21:36 am »

The, or rather my, std airbox 'gaps' where the filter sits, I don't trust it at all to seal!

Have to say, the gaps in the airbox lid on my std filter setup is also quite shocking actually. I keep that seal as greased as I possibly can

What works faultlessly here is to silicone-seal the paperfilter's rubber edge onto the airbox frame, as it sits there for 10 000 kms anyway.