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Old 10-14-2013, 02:08 PM   #16
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yeah, for what it's worth, I have a Weld86 as well, and it's fantastic. I've been stunned at the hits it can take with no damage at all.
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Old 10-14-2013, 02:18 PM   #17
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You should look at the globetrottin design - it really protects the whole engine and doesn't weight 80lbs.

http://www.globetrottin.com/Skid-pla...ture_p_39.html
Another great-looking product with crappy photography. Why do people do this? Jesus weeps when this happens.
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Old 10-14-2013, 02:27 PM   #18
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Another great-looking product with crappy photography. Why do people do this? Jesus weeps when this happens.
I looked at it with Firefox Image Zoom, and it seems a little (lot?) flimsy.
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Old 10-14-2013, 02:34 PM   #19
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I looked at it with Firefox Image Zoom, and it seems a little (lot?) flimsy.
Those rivets holding the mounting rails seem very exposed to me.
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Old 10-14-2013, 02:46 PM   #20
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Weld86. It has taken huge hits.

Sure it's heavy, but if you are looking for a light bike you chose wrong with a 990 in the first place.
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Old 10-14-2013, 03:39 PM   #21
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Weld86. It has taken huge hits.

Sure it's heavy, but if you are looking for a light bike you chose wrong with a 990 in the first place.
Actually, the stock guard weighs almost 4 pounds, so the Weld86 plate adds only about 4 pounds to the bike, and that is on the very bottom.
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Old 10-14-2013, 07:03 PM   #22
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Yeah mine was the CJ designs version which doesn't use the stock rubber grommets. The stock bolts weren't even close to fitting.
i used stock bolts on my cj version. seemed to work fine.....
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Old 10-14-2013, 09:48 PM   #23
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i used stock bolts on my cj version. seemed to work fine.....
Well you got me to question myself and wonder.

Yes the last week or so has been pretty long.

This is what came off the stocker:

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As you can see it is an M8 threaded portion with a larger shank for the rubber grommet. My version of the CJ mod Weld86 just had big enough holes for a M8 diameter fastener. I had four such fasteners, which must have came with one of the KTMs I've owned, sitting in a drawer. I also had four washers which I also put on there so the steel bolt heads weren't being torqued into aluminum. Perhaps the design changed or one of us has non-standard fasteners.

I'm just posting this as a heads up to anyone considering that version of the Weld86, I'm super happy with the product but surprised it didn't come with fasteners.
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Old 10-15-2013, 01:35 AM   #24
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Old 10-15-2013, 01:49 AM   #25
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http://advdepot.com/ttr-raid-engine-...m-950-990.html

That's the TWALCOM(tt),very strong and well done
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:42 AM   #26
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The 640 rallye had a alu bashie that was bolted together and is bullet proof. No issues there at all and no doubt took hits that would break many others.
(I've had one).
If your happy with the weight then the alu products are perfect
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:19 AM   #27
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Perhaps the design changed or one of us has non-standard fasteners.

I'm just posting this as a heads up to anyone considering that version of the Weld86, I'm super happy with the product but surprised it didn't come with fasteners.
My standard bolts and grommets fit perfectly in the Weld- one of my favorite features of that product.
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:02 AM   #28
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Another vote for Weld86, a couple of bucks lower price, and 50% thicker.

Holy F I'm jealous. My triumph plate is nothing more than a shower curtain compared to that. Nobody makes one that can hold up to normal use yet. I think It's time I gave them a call...
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:39 AM   #29
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My standard bolts and grommets fit perfectly in the Weld- one of my favorite features of that product.
CJ offers one which eliminates the grommets.

http://www.cjdesignsllc.com/about-us...um-skid-plate/

Edit: package from cj

It looks like I spoke too soon on the hardware, I'm not sure if they were sent separately on purpose, they were forgotten from the original box, it was a drop shipping setup, or CJ saw this post but today in my mailbox was a package of fasteners!

Again, super happy with everything and these will probably just wind up in the bolt drawer until the next oil change.

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Old 10-15-2013, 09:43 PM   #30
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I have beat the crap out of the Big Dog skid plate on my 990 ADV - still looks great, super tough.
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