Rock Hard Rally Gear. KTM LC4 and LC8 rally bash plates. (Australia)

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by KTMatt, Oct 21, 2006.

  1. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    The quote below was from a couple years ago,

    Is this still the current price? . And is that USD?

    I want one :drif
    But I gotta wait just a bit and sell some more old crap.
    I just depleted my PayPal on HIDs and Gerbings Gloves.
    I'll be back !!

    Have the tool boxes changed any for your new 990 Adv bashplates?
    It looks like they'll fit around my Safari tanks juuuuust fine :nod

    Are they watertight? . I don't see a seal on this old pic. It'd still be OK if not, just wondering......

  2. KTMatt

    KTMatt Been here awhile

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    Hi Guys,

    The standard 990/950 Rally bash plate is $650 for Advriders.
    Shipping to the states is,
    With tracking and insurance $221.00
    Without tracking and with insurance $185.00

    The bash plate fits fine with the Safari tanks and the lids are pretty much water tight they have a foam seal stuck on the under side of the lid and if they start to leak its easy to replace.

    The bash plate is the same as the one in the pics and are made out of 5083 Alloy and fully tig weldered.
    I wont have any ready untill Januray some time as Ive got a heap of work on.

    If you need to know any more details just ask.

    And all prices are in Australian Dollars.

    Cheers Matt

    PS: Burns Ill PM you the details.
  3. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    US and AUS dollars are almost exactly even money right now.

    That is a very unique and exceptional Rally Plate.
    I'll have to see what $ I can drag up by January......
  4. CordR

    CordR Been here awhile

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    Hi Matt,

    Are these still available?

    Interested in something for a 690E.


    Thanks,

    Cord
  5. gatsch.hupfa

    gatsch.hupfa mud.jumper

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    I am interested in Matts bashplates and have some questions:

    1. Plate for 640 adv 2003:

    I read in this thread that it weights 4,85 Kg in the version 5 mm mainplate and lids / 3mm boxes.
    In another thread about the bashplates I think there was a version with 4mm / 3mm and around 4 Kg ?
    Because I like low weight travelling motorcycles and I will not be speeding on motocross tracks jumping on big rocks I think the lighter version could be right for me. And no rallyes, just long distance travelling!
    So what do you think about 4mm bashplates?

    Anybody tried to put the battery in one of the boxes? (eg Yuasa YTZ10 150 x 87 x 93 mm plus some mm for the connectors)?

    Size of the boxes (approx.)?

    Do you know if the left box interferes with the tankguards made by Chris Barnes ( http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...=111303&page=8 )?

    2. Plate for 950 adv 2004:

    How much does it weight?
    Its also 5mm/3mm?
    Size of the boxes (approx.)?
    Is there a powdercoated version? (Picture in post #82 looks like powdercoated)


    I tried to PM Matt and sent an email already some weeks ago, but there was no answer, maybe something went wrong?
  6. LukasM

    LukasM Long timer

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    Hi Tom,

    I can tell you two things:

    - Fitment with Chris' tank guards is fine
    - 4mm should be thick enough, it might be a bit more susceptible to dents but it should not punch through on a light(ish) bike like the 640.

    Lukas
  7. ajvanderlee

    ajvanderlee distance rider

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    Matt, I would like a 640 adventure plate please!!
  8. Afry

    Afry Why hike?

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    Are you still making these for the DR650? if so how much USD shipped to 92065 in the US?
  9. KTMatt

    KTMatt Been here awhile

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    PMs have been sent with all the details guys.

    Cheers Matt
  10. gatsch.hupfa

    gatsch.hupfa mud.jumper

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    Matt,
    I didn´t get PM or email :(:
    tom
  11. KTMatt

    KTMatt Been here awhile

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    Hi Tom,

    PM sent sorry for the delay
    Ive got to check to see if I can get a battey in the 640 bash plate so Ill get back to you.

    Cheers Matt
  12. darenb68

    darenb68 Adventurer

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    Matt, you still in business? sent you an email. Would love one of these things
  13. KTMatt

    KTMatt Been here awhile

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    Hi Daren

    Check you emails I just sent you a reply :thumb

    Cheers Matt
  14. KTMatt

    KTMatt Been here awhile

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    The finished product :clap

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    Cheers Matt
  15. darenb68

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    Absolutely outstanding. Can you recap how it works? Does it come in both right and left versions? Are the loops on the bottom designed for attaching gear?
  16. KTMatt

    KTMatt Been here awhile

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    The tank holts about 15.5L so the total is around the 41L mark. I T into the main fuel line beteen the tap and pump so you can run on the just the front or rear. I mormaly run on the rear and when its just about run out turn the front tank on and it feeds in the rear but dosent over flow it. This can be done on the fly so you dont even have to stop so you can keep riding for 700 + km with out a brake if your keen.

    The loops are for my soft panier bags and they strap on and I run a frame on the LHS. I havent made on the the LHS yet but plan on doing it as soon as I get a chance. Its a bit more work on the LHS as I have to build it around the pipe and it will hold less as well but hopfuly it will hold around 9-10 L .

    The last trip I did I got 17.3km/L loaded up with a spare tyre straped on the back so I should get about 710km on a tank load and that was with 530km beteen fuel stops.

    Cheers Matt
  17. Indytriumph

    Indytriumph Adventurer

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    Matt,
    I am interested in one for the DR650 also.

    Thomas

  18. Droptarotter

    Droptarotter Long timer

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    I finally got my skid plate installed on the 640.

    To make the plate easier to mount, I installed a stud for the front mount. Now I just slip the plate over the stud and install the bottom bolts. This way you are not juggling that 11 pound chunk of aluminum and trying to find a 6mm hole. Much easier my way!


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    I also drilled the 4 bottom bolts to safety wire them. Better not to lose this big chunk like one of the other inmates did!!
    The stud at the front now accepts a nylock nut.

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    For the tool box lids, I installed 3 bolts from the bottom up. The fourth one, front/right, is a little more difficult due to the taper of the skid plate. You can not install a bolt from the bottom up.
    For this one I ran a bolt through the threads on the plate from the outside, installed a nylock on the inside, then cut the bolt head off.
    Now I can use wing nuts or nylocks depending on how easy access I want to the tool boxes.


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    I'm still figuring out what to put in the tool boxes. I think I will try and get my tire change gear into them. I can get a compressor and one tube into the left side and my tools into the right side. I had originally put my CO2 cartridges into the right side, but don't know if that is such a good idea being so close to the exhaust???:kboom



    I'm also not too sure I will want the compressor in the tool box as I might be in a wet environment??? How well sealed are the tool compartments??

    The plate looks good so far...............

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    Cheers
  19. dnrobertson

    dnrobertson Big Bike, Slow Rider

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    Nice work Droptarotter.

    Any further details on the front stud? (i.e. How do you get the stud in? What's to stop is vibrating out?)

    I was thinking the same for the other stuff, but maybe using a tiny padlock on each side and wingnuts as well. Not sure if you can get padlocks that small though (of good quality).
  20. Droptarotter

    Droptarotter Long timer

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    I installed a about a 30mm X 6mm bolt with blue Locktite into the front skid plate bolt mounting hole on the frame.

    I used the blue locktite as I wanted to be able to get the stud out easy if it broke.

    Cut the head off the bolt and install the skid plate. Put a 6mm flat washer and a nylock on the remainder of the bolt, then trim any excess bolt off. File smooth.

    If the stud is tightened enough, it should stay on the frame and the nylock will remove easily but still give a secure mount.

    If I have a problem with the stud coming loose in the future, I will use Stud and Bearing mount to secure it next time. The reason I did not use it now is because if I break the stud off, it will be tough to get the remainder of the stud out.

    I never considered a padlock. To get one that small would make it very insecure. I will probably just carry a 10mm wrench with me and install the skid plate caps with nylocks.

    The only other thing I considered was a piece of safety wire between the "wings" of the wing nuts. Drill a small hole in each wing and then run safety wire between them so they will not vibrate loose.
    What are you putting in your tool boxes??

    Cheers