Lower Safari Tank guards for the Super Enduro?

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by ktm950se, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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  2. Riddler990

    Riddler990 I Suck, You Rule.

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    I'm in for a set as well.
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  3. Off Road Ryder

    Off Road Ryder Long timer

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    This project is moving along nicely.
    I have a few questions for you guys.
    The best protection for the tank would be to use a Carbon/Kevlar/Fiberglass matrix. Going straight carbon would be to brittle, going straight Kevlar would be to flexable..the combo of all three is perfect.
    We want a guard that will be ridged enough to protect against a rock, yet flexible enough not to shatter, we also need abrasion resistance.
    We have a few options on both texture and appearance.
    1. CF on the outside would give a black Carbon Fiber appearance,
    2. Kevlar on the outside would be yellow
    3.we can do a CF/Kevlar weave, you get a yellow/black weave pattern
    We normally would do a gloss finish, however it occurred to me that a matte might hide owner provided scratches:eek1
    let me know your thoughts.
    Thanks
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  4. Pax

    Pax shazam.

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    Matte black would be my first choice since my tank is black.
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  5. Konflict Motorsports

    Konflict Motorsports KM TUNER

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    I'll take a set too...
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  6. spencergt66

    spencergt66 Been here awhile

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    As good as the glossy parts look on a Off road bike they usually dont stay that way long I agree the matte finish will hold its finish longer just my 0.02$
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  7. triplenickel

    triplenickel Long timer

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    Option 1 in matte.
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  8. ktm950se

    ktm950se Banned

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    Yes, matte black please.

    'Definitely don't want anything that's predominantly yellow.

    ktm950se
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  9. Riddler990

    Riddler990 I Suck, You Rule.

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    shiny like these. I would think if you wanted matte you could scuff up with scotch bright or wet sand them to your liking.
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  10. markie_wales

    markie_wales Been here awhile

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    Either matt or gloss black. Don't liek the idea of yellow-ey.

    cheers

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  11. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    First choice... the best protection for the tank. If that means some crazy color/finish... then I would live with that.

    First color choice (if it does not change the protection to the tank)... matte black.
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  12. VTwins4me

    VTwins4me Been here awhile

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    I'm in. Black is good. Gloss preferred.
    Material - best for protection.
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  13. dogsslober

    dogsslober No neck tie, Ti neck

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    I,m in with everyone else:clap Gloss or matte.
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  14. Off Road Ryder

    Off Road Ryder Long timer

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    The material will be a matrix of CF/kevlar and FG this gives the best protection from hits, abrasions, etc.
    Looks like we will run the carbon on the outside for the black appearance. Ill figure out a way to provide both gloss and matte finishes.
    Ill have the first set done mid next week. Those will go to Spenser for fitting and to make sure there are no issues.
    We will price them after making a few sets, But I would expect them to be about the same as what is offered for the stock tank threw KTM twins and others, Plus we will give some sort of ADV discount.
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  15. SE Steve

    SE Steve Super Noob

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    Sounds Great put me on the list
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  16. ktm950se

    ktm950se Banned

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    Thanks, that's great news!
    What is the standard method for mounting these to the tank, some type of silicone?

    ktm950se
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  17. Questor

    Questor More Undestructable

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    Yea!
    I'm so happy. :clap

    I'm not going to tell my SE about this.
    It's going to be a surprise! :lol3

    Personally, I'd prefer a gloss finish to match the ones on my ADV.

    Q~
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  18. JRod152

    JRod152 will work for tires

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    Count me in for a set as well, I'd prolly prefer matte, but whatever.

    Thanks for the initiative on this!

    Jared
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  19. Off Road Ryder

    Off Road Ryder Long timer

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    Im looking into this.. I have some CFC guards on my 525 that have been siliconed on and lasted for nearly 5 years now..
    There are some really good urethane double back PSA tapes out, that might also be an option.


    Thanks for all the replies, The project is coming along nicely..
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  20. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    Thanks to you for taking this on and getting it done so quickly!
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