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KTM690 rear rack.....sneak preview
« 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.


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Re: KTM690 rear rack.....sneak preview
« Reply #1 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
 

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Re: KTM690 rear rack.....sneak preview
« Reply #2 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...
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Re: KTM690 rear rack.....sneak preview
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2009, 02:14:20 pm »
They look good...well done
 

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Re: KTM690 rear rack.....sneak preview
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2009, 02:55:31 pm »
Dit lyk bef@k! Die 690 het dit verseker nodig
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Re: KTM690 rear rack.....sneak preview
« Reply #5 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!!

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Re: KTM690 rear rack.....sneak preview
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2009, 05:31:08 pm »
Nice ---Sure Splash will also be interested. ;)
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Re: KTM690 rear rack.....sneak preview
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2009, 09:32:07 am »
Lucky bloody chick ... First a 690E and then this.... I hope she is worth it.  :imaposer:
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Re: KTM690 rear rack.....sneak preview
« Reply #8 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.
 

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Re: KTM690 rear rack.....sneak preview
« Reply #9 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.....
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Re: KTM690 rear rack.....sneak preview
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2009, 08:40:46 am »
Nothing a 4 pound hammer won't fix!  :lamer:

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Re: KTM690 rear rack.....sneak preview
« Reply #11 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.
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Re: KTM690 rear rack.....sneak preview
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2009, 09:06:49 am »
and some more....


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Re: KTM690 rear rack.....sneak preview
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2009, 09:11:52 am »
Hi Groenie, what size steel is that you are using? Is it round bar or tube?

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Re: KTM690 rear rack.....sneak preview
« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2009, 09:13:45 am »
I recognise that 690.....very nice Leo Vince too. :thumleft:
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Re: KTM690 rear rack.....sneak preview
« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2009, 09:16:44 am »
Looking Spiff!!!
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Re: KTM690 rear rack.....sneak preview
« Reply #16 on: September 21, 2009, 09:28:45 am »
Mainly 16mm and some 12mm tube. The loops are 6mm round bar
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Re: KTM690 rear rack.....sneak preview
« Reply #17 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

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Re: KTM690 rear rack.....sneak preview
« Reply #18 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?
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Re: KTM690 rear rack.....sneak preview
« Reply #19 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.
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