KTM 990 Bash plate

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Academy, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    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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  2. DUCATIJAY

    DUCATIJAY Best Rider Ever

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    i used stock bolts on my cj version. seemed to work fine.....
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  3. VxZeroKnots

    VxZeroKnots Long timer

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    Well you got me to question myself and wonder. :lol3

    Yes the last week or so has been pretty long. :deal

    This is what came off the stocker:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/96700030@N06/10284098913/" title="Untitled by james andrew mitchel, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7440/10284098913_562054bc49_z.jpg" width="480" height="640" alt="Untitled"></a>

    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. :huh

    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. :clap
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  5. Bootsy

    Bootsy Been here awhile

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  6. Pete640

    Pete640 I hate sand.......

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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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  7. FakeName

    FakeName Wile E Coyote SuperGenius

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    My standard bolts and grommets fit perfectly in the Weld- one of my favorite features of that product.
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  8. btao

    btao RIP Lilolita

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    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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  9. VxZeroKnots

    VxZeroKnots Long timer

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    CJ offers one which eliminates the grommets. :deal

    http://www.cjdesignsllc.com/about-u...parts/weld86-ktm-950-990-aluminum-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! :clap

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

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/96700030@N06/10300740624/" title="Untitled by james andrew mitchel, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2874/10300740624_ece8a65415_z.jpg" width="480" height="640" alt="Untitled"></a>
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  10. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquamch?

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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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  11. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    Sorry for any confusion on this and I'm sorry the hardware did not make it to you before or the same time the skidplate arrived. I'm just seeing these posts now.

    As we returned from the KTM rally, I've been busy getting back orders out and was sold out of skidplate so I had a few drop shipped as soon as they were made instead of them being shipped to me and then back out. I was trying to catch up with hardware kit builds and shipments. Looks as if UPS got there faster than I thought.

    ALL CJ Designs version skidplates, as linked above, come with and NEED the REQUIRED NEW hardware as my skidplate version does not use the Rubber grommets and the OEM hardware will not work.

    WELD86 produces my skidplate version with a few specific CJD Required tweaks to make it better for my use and that's what is offer directly from CJ Designs.

    Safe travels,
    CJ
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  12. kkm

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    WELD86, Why pay more to get less.
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  13. FakeName

    FakeName Wile E Coyote SuperGenius

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    I'm interested to know the rationale for the change- can you tell us?
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  14. VxZeroKnots

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    Craig, sorry if it came across as me badmouthing you. I want to be clear I am 100% happy with the product and the service I received. There was nothing more than some minor confusion on my part which a little patience or calling would have made into a non-issue. I can totally understand how things could get backed up like that and appreciate you providing the fastest option possible. :clap:clap

    It is the premise that the stock rubber grommets won't hold up, or make a much of a difference, to real use under a 500lb bike, so the skid plate is hard mounted like every other dirt bike skid plate is. There is more info in the link I posted earlier about structural changes to the leading edge but without the plate off the bike i'm in no position to explain them. :deal
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  15. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    As Vx stated above. This info and updated skiplate pics are listed and shown on the link provided to skidplate info.

    But in short. Over the years I've destroyed every skidplate, I've mounted to my 950 ADV at the rate of about 1 plate a year. I needed to try something else and change this. WELD86 and I worked on a Custom built WELD86 version for testing on our 17,000 mile Wisconsin to Alaska to Mexico trip, and it's been on my bike 4 years now without any issues. I tweaked it a bit more and that's what I now offer to all you. I would say it's been pretty well tested in most riding environments and trail conditions. Yes, it's heavy. But we're riding 550lb bikes plus luggage on trails. Figure ~ 625lbs plus rider..... These aren't 250lb dirt bikes. Most skid plates you find on the market for the LC8 ADV bikes I wouldn't trust on 450, They are fine for gravel roost guards, but not as bash plates.

    No worries Vx, I didn't take it that way. I just wanted to clear thing up from the horses mouth, I appreciate your responce and feedback. Thanks to all of you for your support. See you on the trails, CJ :freaky
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  16. tkrwyo13

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    wondering which skid plates you have broken??? I am currently debating the weld86 (looks well built but heavy) and the slavens racing a bit more cost friendly looks a little bit lighter without being wimpy... Black dog looks nice but is out given the price...
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  17. KTMADV

    KTMADV Hammer Down

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    +1 weld 86 that's what I run.
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  18. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    It weighs 8 lbs, but the stocker weighs 4. I can't feel the difference.
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  19. tkrwyo13

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    for that kind of weight its strong enough you can jack up the bike with it?
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  20. VxZeroKnots

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    I would have no qualms about doing so.
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