Posts Tagged ‘KTM 690 Enduro R’

.. I just took the plunge and ordered the Rally Raid EVO2 upgrade kit for my 690. I should receive it next week sometime, so looking forward to converting my EVO1 690 into the the new EVO2 look .. I do like the side profile of the new design and it also has 10 litre capacity on the front tanks instead of the 9 litre of the EVO1 tanks. It’s a lot thinner than the EVO1 design which looks a little odd, but sure it will look better in the flesh.

The picture below shows the Rally graphics, but I ordered the white Adventure graphics for mine.

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Since I enjoyed my KTM 690 Oryx I purchased in South Africa that much, I decided to sell the beloved F800GS and buy a KTM 690 Enduro R in the UK as well … and of course, had to give it the Rally Raid treatment. Ordered all my stuff from Rally Raid Products which arrived¬†literally¬†next day in time for the bike build over the weekend.

The bike was stock standard, except for an Akrapovic can already fitted. I got up early in the morning to get started…

First, I took it apart, starting with the front mudguard, headlight, airbox, seat, etc ..

Fitted the new white front mudguard (available¬†separately), front frame support …

Then followed by the tanks (I opted for the clear tanks as it’s obviously much easier to check fuel level if needed)

I then fitted the new rear white fender (also available¬†separately) …

Headlight and mask (from a 990 Adventure)…

You have to relocate the speedo a bit higher to fit into the new 990 Adv dash as supplied. All cables are long enough if you loosen some of the cable ties

Then the side fender panels which you have to drill your own holes to align with the brackets installed on the front of the tanks …

Then the front fairing around the headlight ..

The most trickiest part for me, was the¬†fuel¬†pump adaptor, just because you have to remove your existing fuel pump from your tank, which means, you have to drain all the fuel first. It was a bit of a mess, I reckon more fuel ended up on my garage floor than anywhere else ūüôā Once drained, you remove the plastic outer from the fuel pump, drill a 10mm hole to align up with the fuel adapter and install again with the rubber o-ring provided. You can then run your fuel lines from the front tanks to the fuel adaptor ..

By then … almost complete, just to make sure everything is tight, aligned and to put everything else together … not to mention all the graphics…

I then spent some more time until the early hours of the morning with all the graphics … but by the next morning it was complete, a very different bike from the night before ūüôā

Great bike, combined with the longer fuel range and wind protection from the fairing !

All in all, very easy to fit with clear instructions. Great engineering and design work from the guys at Rally Raid Products … since I have done this, they have or are about to release a new fairing tank combination to be more like the 450 Rally bikes you see competing in the Dakar … although, I still prefer this design and look.