Aussie made 640 ADV rallye stylee bashplate thread

Discussion in 'Australia' started by rjf, Sep 3, 2006.

  1. rjf

    rjf SBS's #1 fan in January

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    No comments at the moment from me just some pics I have of different style's. I've been thinking about these since a toolbag on the rear rack kept smacking me uo the arse:eek1 at Condo.

    The original - Pezzgs's 640 RAllye.

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  2. rjf

    rjf SBS's #1 fan in January

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    rjf SBS's #1 fan in January

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    This would be a cheaper carbon one if you wanted light weight.

    I guess you tie your tool rolls in behind it. I won't be going for this style I don't think.

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    rjf SBS's #1 fan in January

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    This would be my prefered option at present, but bolted on, and with a tidier way of secureing the lids. And petcock protection.
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    rjf SBS's #1 fan in January

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    Buy one, off the shelf, ready to go. $1000+
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    Would that be 5mm plate Rhys?
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  7. Billy.B.F.

    Billy.B.F. Been here awhile

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    Seems to be a bit of interest in these so I thought it might be worth attempting to get some made locally to avoid the $1000 price tag from KTM Sommer (plus postage and import duties:eek1 ).

    The story so far....

    A long long time ago, in a galaxy far far away... er... no, sorry wrong story:D

    The story so far:

    I'm interested in getting 2 sets made as I intend to a long trip and want the increased protection (particularly of the fuel valve) and storage space for tools etc. The factory ones (KTM Sommer) are available with either 2 tool boxes or one tool one water (to meet certain rally reqs - Dakar anybody?:evil)- personally I'm more interested in the tool boxes.

    To this end I have trolled the 640 thread index for some info:

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=74364
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...oto=nextnewest
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15906

    More Skidplates
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...7&page=1&pp=15

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    I contacted a few local fabricators who showed some interest, however given that we sell a relatively large amount of ADVs in Oz I figured that an existing aussie bashplate manufacturer might be interest so I emailed a heap of photos to Whipps alloy products a couple of months ago. they showed some interest (ie didn't tell me to f..ck right off:rofl ) but I've been a bit buzy lately and haven't followed it up any further.

    So...who's interested?

    I figure the options availabe are:

    try and convince Whipps theres a solid market for them (and hopefully large scale production makes em cheap:deal )

    try and get em made by a fabricator locally (might be a lot of work in this as we would probably have to supply plans etc)

    get a group order from Sommer? (this option is may be a bit bit too expensive for my blood:cry )

    Thoughts? Feelings? Inclinations?:wink:

    PS as a noob I have yet to get my pic posting shit sorted out, anyone feel like posting a few pics of what I'm talking about from the above threads? :D
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  8. Billy.B.F.

    Billy.B.F. Been here awhile

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    Bollox, rjs you beat me to it!!!:D

    I just started a thread on this one minute ago -I didn't realise you had.

    I'll attempt to kill that one and move some info over here.

    PS I like your adapted standard plate version.:evil
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  9. Autostream

    Autostream Long timer

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    I have merged the two threads, so for you that have just started to read this thread and wondered why it sounds like two threads to this point that is why.
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  10. Burren Rider

    Burren Rider Aussie Adventurer

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    Darren Wilson was making a Rallye replica bashplate / tool box / water container for himself and a few of the Dalby Moto staff a couple of years ago. Not sure if he is still working on them but if you contact Dalby Moto they might be able to point you in the right direction?
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    rjf SBS's #1 fan in January

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    Dunno, I just copied the pic from another thread.
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    rjf SBS's #1 fan in January

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    Email sent.

    Ta Danny.
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  13. Billy.B.F.

    Billy.B.F. Been here awhile

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    Many thanks Autostream:clap .
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    rjf SBS's #1 fan in January

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    Rhys , we have had the big fellas made with toolbox and water tank as the early rally was, except for a cost of about $1200, the supplier was not real excited about them at that.

    Thanks craig Hartley

    So that looks like its a no go.




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  15. Billy.B.F.

    Billy.B.F. Been here awhile

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    I was talking to Dalby Moto today about some other stuff (they do a nice soft pannier rack for the 640) and mentioned the bash plates, apparently they have had a few enquiries latley -wonder why?:D .

    Wonder if the increased interest may make something happen in that direction?

    I thinking about arsing about with some cardboard to see if I can come up with a simple design that will reduce fabrication costs to a minimum - bit like in one of the other threads I linked above.

    Here goes nothin:evil
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  16. ozadvntr

    ozadvntr Planning that trip, again

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    A bloke I work with made a two toolbox version. Ryan Squires (Youngun640) currently has it on his 620. I am sure he could do them for about $300. This first one was the proto-type.

    Ryan,
    Can you post a pic or is it across the road?

    If there is genuine interest, I will approach him to go to a production model.
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  17. Major

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    I'm in at $300:evil
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  18. rjf

    rjf SBS's #1 fan in January

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    If its $300 I'm in too.

    Where's the pic's :ddog...............................:lol3


    All his other pics show a B+B plate
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  19. Trevor S

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    Petcock (has to be a joke in there somewhere) protection is a furphy IMO. Pull the petcock out, put a blanking plate on, T into the balancing fuel line that goes from the RHS side to LHS side lobes of the tank with the pipe that goes to the carbie.. voila, instant petcock protection

    Upside
    1. minimal cost (blanking plate needs to be made and T piece for fuel line)
    2. superb protection
    3. KISS

    Downside
    1. Perhaps lose a very small amount of fuel storage (not draining from the very bottom of the tank
    2. Can't think of anything else.
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  20. KTMatt

    KTMatt Been here awhile

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    Hi All
    I made a bashplate for my 05 640 Adv with tool boxes and grate petcock protection . It has had a hard life so far and stands up well.As soon as I can post pic I will.
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