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Old 08-28-2013, 06:36 PM   #4771
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I have used the Flatland Racing one since day one....no issues other then sound reflection.
An Ebay deal came up and I got the factory KTM resin plate for the cost of shipping so I'm running that right now.....

I looked all over for a works connection one too, but the Resin Factory one is working awesome for me.
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Old 08-28-2013, 06:38 PM   #4772
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I looked all over for a works connection one too, but the Resin Factory one is working awesome for me.
I have the KTM hard parts resin skid plate on the bike now, I ride a lot of rocks and really want a aluminum plate to protect the frame from hard hits.

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Old 08-28-2013, 07:21 PM   #4773
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I have the KTM hard parts resin skid plate on the bike now, I ride a lot of rocks and really want a aluminum plate to protect the frame from hard hits.

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Understandable, the best of luck in your search, Maybe someone will offer one up to you over me because of the help you have given to all of us. I had to give up on my search, I even tried talking with Works about it to no avail
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Old 08-28-2013, 08:15 PM   #4774
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Understandable, the best of luck in your search, Maybe someone will offer one up to you over me because of the help you have given to all of us. I had to give up on my search, I even tried talking with Works about it to no avail
That's funny I called and emailed Works today trying to get them to make me one :-). They told me they stopped production of them because they weren't very popular! Hmmmm.

I'll probably just snag a EE or Flatlands unit for now. May even make my own if I don't eventually find another works plate.

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Old 08-28-2013, 10:17 PM   #4775
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I have the KTM hard parts resin skid plate on the bike now, I ride a lot of rocks and really want a aluminum plate to protect the frame from hard hits.

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I've beat up my KTM plastic skid plate quite substantially with no issues at all. I definitely prefer it to my old aluminum EE one. So quick on/off, seems totally rugged, quieter, light, etc. I have well over 100 hours on mine with no issues.

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Old 08-29-2013, 12:41 AM   #4776
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I've beat up my KTM plastic skid plate quite substantially with no issues at all. I definitely prefer it to my old aluminum EE one. So quick on/off, seems totally rugged, quieter, light, etc. I have well over 100 hours on mine with no issues.

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Same, only change I made was drill 2 holes for a safety zip tie near the quick turn fastener. It doesn't really click into place too securely and I didn't want to lose it into the rear tire on the trail.
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Old 08-29-2013, 04:13 AM   #4777
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That's funny I called and emailed Works today trying to get them to make me one :-). They told me they stopped production of them because they weren't very popular! Hmmmm.

I'll probably just snag a EE or Flatlands unit for now. May even make my own if I don't eventually find another works plate.

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Do you know the available aluminum plates well enough to recognize them on sight? See if you can tell what this is on my bike, as it sat the day I brought it home (don't laugh):



(Click here to see huge original)

I don't know what brand it is, but it's in the attic right now. I replaced it with the quick-release plastic HardParts plate. If you want it, maybe we can work out a swap.
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Old 08-29-2013, 04:59 AM   #4778
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Do you know the available aluminum plates well enough to recognize them on sight? See if you can tell what this is on my bike, as it sat the day I brought it home (don't laugh):



(Click here to see huge original)

I don't know what brand it is, but it's in the attic right now. I replaced it with the quick-release plastic HardParts plate. If you want it, maybe we can work out a swap.
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Old 08-29-2013, 05:13 AM   #4779
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I've beat up my KTM plastic skid plate quite substantially with no issues at all. I definitely prefer it to my old aluminum EE one. So quick on/off, seems totally rugged, quieter, light, etc. I have well over 100 hours on mine with no issues.

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Yeah it's probably just a mental thing wanting an aluminum plate as I know of several people who ride with the resin plate as well with no issues. I thought about trying a TM design plastic plate but they don't make them for the 530 .

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Old 08-29-2013, 05:14 AM   #4780
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What are people running for aluminum skid plates? I've aways ran the Works Connection units on my 530's and absolutely love them....unfortunatly they are no longer in production so I need to pick a different one. Any front runners for fit/coverage?

Thanks

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I'm using the aluminum skid plate from Ricochet racing:

http://www.ricochetoffroad.com/store/page424.html
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Old 08-29-2013, 06:09 AM   #4781
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Yeah it's probably just a mental thing wanting an aluminum plate as I know of several people who ride with the resin plate as well with no issues.
I'm with Country Doc on this one, I found the aluminum plate to be a real PITA to refit after the first big hit, and they kind of "stick" to rocks it seemed like. The KTM Hardparts plastic one glides over stuff, comes on and off in seconds, weighs nothing, and has done a perfect job of protecting my bikes for cumulatively hundreds of hours.

The best aluminum one I found was the Guard-It from Adventure Spec in the UK. The advantage is that it has a substantial frame it leaves when you remove the plate, so it's very easy to refit.
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Old 08-29-2013, 07:01 AM   #4782
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Plastic all the way. I've had my rails dented despite the aluminum skidders on other KTMs & Huskys. So far, knock wood, my 2009 EXC has none, not that they seem to matter anyway.

I would think the plastic might prevent dents more anyway by transmitting less thru them. If that concerned, try a strip of thin foam between the rails/plate to absorb hits more. I'd try more "give" rather than a stiffer, harder material.
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Old 08-29-2013, 07:37 AM   #4783
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Maybe I'll just give the plastic plate a go at it for a while then and see how it does. Thanks for the feedback.

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Old 08-29-2013, 05:47 PM   #4784
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I have the carbon fiber. It has worked out pretty good for me. I do have a nice dent on the bottom of the frame. But I would have got it with any skid plate. The Rock was HUGE.
I got mine from a shop that had it on the shelf for a year. So I got it at a considerable discount.


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Old 08-29-2013, 05:52 PM   #4785
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I'm rocking the stock plastic KTM skid plate as well. At first I worried about it not being heavy duty enough, but after a few times bottoming out, the skid plate nor the frame show any worse for the wear. Plus it takes two seconds to get it off after a ride to clean.
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