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crashmonkey85

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New 690 owner looking for pannier system
« on: June 27, 2016, 06:16:54 pm »
Hello. I am the new owner of a 2016. I have been in the process of getting it set up for my liking. One addition I would like to make is some somewhat minimal panniers. I have been looking at the Happy-Trails Imnaha and Owyhee. Has anyone tried these? What are other options you have found worth me looking at?
2016 KTM690 Enduro
Add ons: Wolfman Enduro Tank Bag, Garmin Montana with Rugged Mount/Ram, Flatland Skid Plate, G2 Aluminum Handguards, Seat Concepts Seat, Wolfman Tail Bag, Perun Moto Tail Rack/Extension, Rotopax, KTM Rally footpegs, Wings Exhaust, Happy-Trails Panniers, Doubletake Enduro mirrors

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Re: New 690 owner looking for pannier system
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2016, 03:39:35 pm »
Well, I can't answer your question about the pannier systems you mentioned but I've seen them on other bikes and they are good quality products.
I ride a 2015 690 Enduro R and didn't want to add too much unnecessary weight. So, I bought a set of the Tour Tech Pannier racks BUT I use them to support soft saddle bags. I also have a Tool Tube mounted on the back side of the rack opposite the muffler. So, if I'm not carrying much in the saddle bags I don't have the weight of the pannier boxes just hanging there.
Might be something to think about.
 
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Re: New 690 owner looking for pannier system
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2016, 07:31:00 pm »
I just picked up a 2010 and decided on Giant Loop luggage.

Less expensive. Easy on. Easy off. Holds it all. Much lighter.

Something to consider.



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Re: New 690 owner looking for pannier system
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2016, 08:50:00 am »
I've come to believe, based on experience,  I will fall from time to time in mud, water crossings, slow, tight rocky conditions or hit the rear bags on rocks in tight areas. 

I use the Giant Loop Coyote, tank bag and two smaller tank bags that strap to the front of my Safari tank and then back over the top of the Safari.  The soft Giant Loop bags have come through slow crashes well and protected the bike from damage.  I pack the crush prone items towards the upper-interior of the bag and have soft items on the sides to absorb shock.

I'm pretty sure I would have ripped off and then beat up hard sided luggage pretty bad by now.  I guess it depends on where you are riding, how salty you are at the controls and do you feel lucky?

I'm really afraid of getting my ankle beat up by catching on a hard corner of hard luggage in a fall.  This seems to be a frequent problem with guys going down with hard sided luggage.

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Re: New 690 owner looking for pannier system
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2016, 08:27:47 am »
May i suggest Mosko Moto Reckless 80l ?   http://moskomoto.com/collections/moto-camping-luggage/products/reckless-R80l
Or the smaller R40

Here is the R80
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Re: New 690 owner looking for pannier system
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2016, 09:38:16 pm »
Hi folks, I'm a new 2016 Endure R owner, having traded 'down' from my overweight, big boned long time companion, German Frau (2010 BMW f800gs), to my new younger, slimmer Austrian mistress. 

The old panzer and I did multiple BDR's, fully dressed in Touratech Zega aluminum panniers.  Now I need to decide on the direction to decorate the new hottie.

I'm thinking Mosko Reckless 80L, and figure I need a frame-mounted rack to support the luggage - given the lack of subframe on the Austrian supermodel. 

Does anyone have experience with the Rally Raid RRP-123 soft luggage rack?  http://www.rally-raidproducts.co.uk/ktm-690-enduro-rear-soft-luggage-rack-kriega-wolfman-coyote

Given the lingerie sized fuel tank on the KTM, and the expense of adding RR aux tanks, I'm thinking of hauling liter bottles of fuel in the luggage as needed.  The Reckless seems perfect for that, with the pouches that seem specifically designed for that purpose. 

Prior to pulling the trigger on a big purchase, I thought I'd see what you all had to say about it. 

thanks in advance for the replies,
roespan