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  • December 11, 2023 3 min read 0 Comments

    Couple of years ago, we've published a blog post about Kriega OS-Base (standard) on 2019 KTM 690 Enduro R (+ US-20/30)That combo worked great and was a "go-to" setup for many trips. Some time ago, we received Kriega's dedicated 690/701/ES700 OS-Base. Now, with a brand new 2023 KTM 690 in the workshop, it seems like a good time to document it.

    Perun moto KTM 690 Luggage rack and Heel guards with Kriega OS-Base - 1

    The bike is equipped with Perun moto 2019+ KTM 690 Luggage rack, Extension plate and Heel guardsKriega OS-Base fits perfectly fine with just the Luggage rack. Upper straps can be attached either to Kriega OS-rack loops mounted on the upper side of the rack, or to Kriega Frame loops as shown in the photos bellow. In my opinion, using the Frame loops is a better option if a tail bag is to be attached to the luggage rack. Over time, Rack loops might damage a bag sitting on top of them.

    NOTE - after several very rough off-road rides, underside of the OS-Base is showing light signs of wear where it contacts top side of the Luggage rack. Other problematic spot is where straps fold over the rack. It's a good idea to protect both the underside of the OS-Base and the straps with some duct tape. Other solution is to move the entire OS-Base further forward so it doesn't make contact with Luggage rack.

    Perun moto KTM 690 Luggage rack Kriega OS-Base and Rack loopsPerun moto KTM 690 Luggage rack Kriega OS-Base and Frame loops - 1Perun moto KTM 690 Luggage rack Kriega OS-Base and Frame loops

    Fuel cap is easily accessible which is rather welcomed feature.

    Lower straps are conveniently attached to Heel guards. This way, the entire OS-base can be installed or removed in no time.

    Perun moto KTM 690 Luggage rack and Heel guards with Kriega OS-Base

    Comparing Standard and dedicated 690 OS-base, there are several noticeable differences. Angle of the new base is better matched with the angle of 690's rear end. New OS-Base has straps at each corner, while the Standard base has only one strap.

    Perun moto Luggage rack Heel guard with Kriega Standard OS-base - 1Perun moto Luggage rack Heel guard with Kriega ktm 690/701/700 OS-base - 1Perun moto Luggage rack Heel guard with Kriega Standard OS-base - 2Perun moto Luggage rack Heel guard with Kriega ktm 690/701/700 OS-base - 2

    These two improvements give more stability to the entire setup. Not that this was ever an issue with the Standard OS-Base, but OS-18 bags sit better with the dedicated 690 OS-Base. 

    Kriega OS-18 Adventure Pack is a very good choice when it comes to KTM 690 luggage. Bags have enough capacity, even for a longer trips. Being waterproof is always a nice feature to have. Fit on the bike is excellent. There is no noticeable bounce while riding even the bumpiest of trails. LHS is not touching the silencer, but it's still advisable to use a heat shield.

    Luggage rack remains free and it's possible to mount additional luggage. From my experience, smaller capacity bags, up to 20 liters, work best.

    Perun moto KTM 690 luggage rack and Heel guards Kriega OS-base OS-18 - 1 Perun moto KTM 690 luggage rack and Heel guards Kriega OS-base OS-18 - 2Perun moto KTM 690 luggage rack and Heel guards Kriega OS-base OS-18 - 3Perun moto KTM 690 luggage rack and Heel guards Kriega OS-base OS-18 - 4Perun moto KTM 690 luggage rack and Heel guards Kriega OS-base OS-18 - 5Perun moto KTM 690 luggage rack and Heel guards Kriega OS-base OS-18 - 6Perun moto KTM 690 luggage rack and Heel guards Kriega OS-base OS-18 - 7Perun moto KTM 690 luggage rack and Heel guards Kriega OS-base OS-18 - 8Perun moto KTM 690 luggage rack and Heel guards Kriega OS-base OS-18 - 9

    Kriega 690 OS-Base with Perun moto Extension plate

    Adding Perun moto Extension plate for KTM 690 Luggage rack improves usability of the whole setup. The Extension plate has pre-drilled holes for Kriega OS-rack loops. These can now be installed on the underside. By using a countersunk M6 bolts to secure OS-Rack loops, top surface of the Extension plate remains flat. This way, there's no danger of damaging the tail bag.

    Perun moto Luggage rack and Extension plate with Kriega ktm 690/701/700 OS-base - 1Perun moto Luggage rack and Extension plate with Kriega ktm 690/701/700 OS-base - 2

    Keep in mind that G-hooks might rub against the Luggage rack. This will, over time, wear trough the powder coating. Only a minor cosmetic issue which will not influence performance or reliability.

    To prevent OS-Rack loops from coming undone, it's a good idea to add an M6 flat washer and a safety nut on the underside. Using a dab of thread locker is also a good option, especially if this is going to be a permanent setup.

    Perun moto Luggage rack and Extension plate with Kriega ktm 690/701/700 OS-base - 3

    Kriega OS-18 Adventure Pack fits the same as without the Extension plate.

    Perun moto KTM 690 luggage rack, Extension plate and Heel guards Kriega OS-base OS-18 - 1Perun moto KTM 690 luggage rack, Extension plate and Heel guards Kriega OS-base OS-18 - 2Perun moto KTM 690 luggage rack, Extension plate and Heel guards Kriega OS-base OS-18 - 3Perun moto KTM 690 luggage rack, Extension plate and Heel guards Kriega OS-base OS-18 - 4Perun moto KTM 690 luggage rack, Extension plate and Heel guards Kriega OS-base OS-18 - 5Perun moto KTM 690 luggage rack, Extension plate and Heel guards Kriega OS-base OS-18 - 6

    However, with the Extension plate installed, there's enough real estate to add even larger tail bags. Kriega US-40 Rackpack is an excellent option. 

    Perun moto KTM 690 luggage rack, Extension plate and Heel guards Kriega OS-18 & US-40 - 1Perun moto KTM 690 luggage rack, Extension plate and Heel guards Kriega OS-18 & US-40 - 2Perun moto KTM 690 luggage rack, Extension plate and Heel guards Kriega OS-18 & US-40 - 3Perun moto KTM 690 luggage rack, Extension plate and Heel guards Kriega OS-18 & US-40 - 4Perun moto KTM 690 luggage rack, Extension plate and Heel guards Kriega OS-18 & US-40 - 5Perun moto KTM 690 luggage rack, Extension plate and Heel guards Kriega OS-18 & US-40 - 6Perun moto KTM 690 luggage rack, Extension plate and Heel guards Kriega OS-18 & US-40 - 7Perun moto KTM 690 luggage rack, Extension plate and Heel guards Kriega OS-18 & US-40 - 8

    Set up like this, the KTM 690 is ready for trip of any length. There is enough storage capacity even for multi week, camping rides. Yet, the entire setup remains lightweight.