ROCK HARD RALLY GEAR Rally style bash plates

Discussion in 'OZ Vendors & Flea Market' started by KTMatt, Jul 6, 2012.

  1. lentil

    lentil All round nice guy Super Moderator

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    Nev it sounds better than it looks!

    :clap:clap
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  2. kirbs

    kirbs Adventurer

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    You said that already, now hurry up with the video so we can all hear it too:ear:ear
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  3. meteorite

    meteorite MoreDust

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    I have this bash plate on my KTM 690 R. No regrets. Solid, neat and functional. Bit expensive but really in a class of it's own. If you have travel in mind, this is the one!! Hell you could probably race with it too!! KTMatt is open to ideas to customize for your needs or wants.
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  4. Kernel

    Kernel Been here awhile

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    I HAVE to know what model year that Transalp is, or is the body work custom? Either way, I want one LIKE THAT.
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  5. Thunder Dan

    Thunder Dan I don't like wallabies...

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    G'day Kernel,

    You don't buy them like this unfortunately. I've spent about 6 years building this to suit. I'll briefly break it down like this:

    - Original frame, wiring, fuel tank and air box is the original '88 model bike I've had since 2003. It has about 152K kms on it;
    - The front suspension is '98 XR600;
    - The rear shock is '91 XR250;
    - The engine is a '03 XL650V TransAlp;
    - The Fairing is Boano;
    - Exhaust system is both Arrow & Dennis Foran custom system;
    - Rear Tanks by Matt.

    I don't wish to high jack Matt's thread, so if you want to see / read more, check out the oz-hondavtwinners page in the Australian section, or a bit more detail in the Beasts section - "Show us Your TransAlp modifications"

    Without pissing in any ones pocket, Matt is very easy to work with. He made a couple of mounting brackets that you cannot see in this pic. This tank shape is similar to that Matt makes for the KTM 640A's.
    Make no bones about it, the tanks require plenty of time / labour and are not cheap. But, if you're after a top product, then Matt is hard to go past.


    Cheers,

    Dan. :D
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  6. panhead_pete

    panhead_pete Gone riding

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    Is Matt still in business?
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  7. Russ

    Russ Let's ride Super Moderator

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    Yes
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  8. KTMatt

    KTMatt Been here awhile

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    Hi Pete,

    Im still building bash plates when I get a chance and have a few on order that I have to try and get done over the next week.
    The DR bash plate is $645 for Advriders and the P&H will be $60 with insurance.
    Also sent you a PM

    Cheers Matt
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  9. PBee

    PBee .

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    I bought one for my 990 in '09 & couldn't be happier with it.

    Built like a tank, OldDog has the 990 now & it still looks as good as the day I put it on.

    [​IMG]

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    Now if Matt ever make one for a tiger 800.........................:wink:
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  10. KTMatt

    KTMatt Been here awhile

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    Hi PBee :wave

    That's a nice looking 990 you had there, I gotta get me a nice big black R one day just gotta sell some more bash plates.

    Ill be working on the new KTM 1190 bash plate in the next couple of weeks then I'll have to find me a Tiger and one of those BMW things as well.

    Cheers Matt
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  11. Rover31

    Rover31 Jedi

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    So I was trolling around ADVRider here and found Matts stuff. Looking through the posts here I noticed something... not one note from a North American purchaser! So on that note here I am...
    I have had one of these awesome rally guards on my 640ADV for I think 2 or 3 years. I love it! My bike spends 80% of its time in high desert ridding. It has held up perfectly and have had zero issues with it. I would highly recommend one of these for your bike.
    FYI bought mine along with a buddy's and it saved a ton on shipping.
    Thanks
    T
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  12. KTMatt

    KTMatt Been here awhile

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    Its getting there gota finish the mounts and boxes yet.

    [​IMG]

    The rear mounts a PITA and the front has to mount onto where the crash bars mount which I'm not overly happy about because it bolts straight to the motor but it don't look like there any other way. I might even change the shape a little so it blends into the shape of the bike a bit better

    Cheers Matt
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  13. KTMatt

    KTMatt Been here awhile

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    I have 1 ONLY KTM 990 bash plate for sale at $545.00
    Normal RRP price is $695 Advrider price is $645 but this one is only $545 an extra $100 off normal price. There is nothing wrong with it just having a shed clean out.

    1 only at $545
    SOLD :clap

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    Cheers Matt
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  14. darenb68

    darenb68 Adventurer

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    Matt, did you ever do both sides of the 640?
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  15. KTMatt

    KTMatt Been here awhile

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    Not yet haven't had a chance but will if you want one.
    May even make myself a full set when I get a chance just for the fun of it.

    Cheers Matt
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  16. explodingmouse

    explodingmouse Been here awhile

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    Hi Matt , are you still making bashplates for the DR 650se ? If so what is the freight cost to Adelaide ?

    Cheers
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  17. KTMatt

    KTMatt Been here awhile

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    Yeh still making them when I have the time.
    P&H with insurance is about $55-$60 to Adelaide.
    Ive got a couple to finish off and then I can start on the DR one if your interested.

    Cheers Matt
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  18. explodingmouse

    explodingmouse Been here awhile

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    I certainly am Matt , cheers
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  19. KTMatt

    KTMatt Been here awhile

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    I'll add you to the list and PM you some details soon.

    Cheers Matt
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  20. thecanoeguy

    thecanoeguy just a yobbo from oz

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    Hello Matt
    di you ever end up doing a bash plate storage thingy for KLR's ,if so i am keen on one
    Dave
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