We are nearing the end of our trans Africa bike trip. My wife rides a modified KTM LC4 400 LSE and I'm on a KTM Adventure (by riding almost identical bikes we are able to half the number of tools, spares etc).
The LSE (Low SEat) model is lower than the normal KTM seat hight so she can get both feet on the ground. We modified it for the trip by replacing the standard tank with an Adventure tank (28 litres) which gave enough range for almost all the trip except for the Noudhibou to Naoukchott desert piste. We strapped 2 x 5 litre plastic jerry cans to the sides of the bike which we used for water. We fitted a fuel pump because the new tank carries the fuel weight low down, below the carb, and so has to be pumped up. This was pretty easy as all the points are there to drive the fuel pump off the vacum from the carb and it all pretty much plugs into place. The big tank fits perfectly around the radiators along with the mounting bracket, also off a KTM Adventure, which gives plenty of support for the weight of a full tank of fuel. We also replaced the LSE wheels (17inch rear and 19 inch front) for a 21 inch front and 18 rear (much easier to find 18" tires in Africa) so that we were both on the same size wheels and could share spare tubes, tires, spokes etc. have a look at our website ( www.tifua.com
) for some photos - send us an e-mail (e-mail link on the website) if you have any queries or questions.