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Re: KTM 690 Enduro R 2019 Tank Options
« Reply #20 on: August 28, 2019, 06:28:57 pm »

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 #21 on: August 28, 2019, 09:36:23 pm »
This is a pic of the toys to go setup with the pioneer plastics fuel cells that I used on my last Damaraland trip its prob the cheapest way to get another 10l of fuel properly carried on the bike but as can be seen in the pic it means that luggage must be carried quite high which affects handling and makes it difficult for a shortarse like me to swing a leg over this caused much strife while trying to climb rocky washed out tracks up steep hills, couple of times I had to unload the bike and carry all my shit up and reload the bike at the top of the hill not ideal in a Namibian summer, so for my next trip to Kaokoland in Jan Im using a rade garage tank and a desert fox fuel cell straped in front of the headlight (this will be used as soon as I have 5l of space in the main tank) as for the filters I will carry two and change out during my mid day pitstop then clean both at camp every night, filter cleaning soap and air filter oil both go a long way and are pretty easy to carry. This setup will allow me to strap my luggage to the sides on the rack and keep the weight as low as possible
 
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Re: KTM 690 Enduro R 2019 Tank Options
« Reply #22 on: August 29, 2019, 08:04:43 am »
thanks for the explanation of - on those T2G racks - the relatively high position of the Pioneer tanks for the kind of riding you did...


Another rider who does 'back and beyond' riding (and has done Africa twice...) suggested to us that we work with T2G, on the 690/701 pannier rack, to have the same fuel cells mounted MORE towards the pillion foot-pegs, in other woods still giving good leg clearance when/if paddling in sand, yet mounted lower down than present...


Then T2G changed hands, and we did not pursue this further, but I will re-mention it to the new owner who is very open to new ideas (actually, so was the old owner!  ;D ), may be some merit in this idea going forwards.


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Re: KTM 690 Enduro R 2019 Tank Options
« Reply #23 on: August 29, 2019, 09:36:27 am »
haha its funny you mention that I was considering cutting off the supports that go to the pillion footpegs and welding on new supports that go directly to the main footpeg carrier (same spot the pillion footpegs attach) this would allow me to re mount those tank carriers lower, farther forward and at a slight angle so that the lids point up slightly allowing a propper fill without taking the tanks off the bike

also just as a precaution weld small gussets where those supports attach to the luggage carrier system my frame cracked early in the trip, got it welded in Walvisbai with a small gusset and never had any problems for the rest of the trip

PS @zebra - Flying Brick  Ill see you in October to chat about a luggage system that goes on those carriers and MAYBE that Rade bashplate that I cant get off my mind
 
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Re: KTM 690 Enduro R 2019 Tank Options
« Reply #24 on: August 29, 2019, 10:02:05 am »
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Re: KTM 690 Enduro R 2019 Tank Options
« Reply #25 on: September 04, 2019, 09:21:36 am »
This is a pic of the toys to go setup with the pioneer plastics fuel cells that I used on my last Damaraland trip its prob the cheapest way to get another 10l of fuel properly carried on the bike but as can be seen in the pic it means that luggage must be carried quite high which affects handling and makes it difficult for a shortarse like me to swing a leg over this caused much strife while trying to climb rocky washed out tracks up steep hills, couple of times I had to unload the bike and carry all my shit up and reload the bike at the top of the hill not ideal in a Namibian summer, so for my next trip to Kaokoland in Jan Im using a rade garage tank and a desert fox fuel cell straped in front of the headlight (this will be used as soon as I have 5l of space in the main tank) as for the filters I will carry two and change out during my mid day pitstop then clean both at camp every night, filter cleaning soap and air filter oil both go a long way and are pretty easy to carry. This setup will allow me to strap my luggage to the sides on the rack and keep the weight as low as possible
Thanks for this , where did you get the panniers from ? I need to sort this as its a real pain having such a small tank and the loose bladder is not ideal .
 

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Re: KTM 690 Enduro R 2019 Tank Options
« Reply #26 on: September 04, 2019, 09:35:32 am »
Flying brick in Cape town they have a good selection of 690 goodies
 

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Re: KTM 690 Enduro R 2019 Tank Options
« Reply #27 on: September 12, 2019, 11:56:34 pm »
The safari tank adds great protection to the bike and is definitely the best option in my opinion - I hate continuously worrying about fuel on trips because I only have just enough to the next town which may not have any (been there, done that).

I'm also glad that I run a foam filter that is in an airbox as high as possible.

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