Serious Design Flaw: Super Enduro!

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Yellow Pig, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquamch?

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    I understand that- I was just referring to your diagram which showed a gap between the bumper & the engine case on the BD skidplate- on either bike this will be an issue that can only be solved by filling the gap.
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  2. frog

    frog Long timer

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    I know it doesn't use the same bolt hole as the kickstand. Just saying mounting something that could possibly take the full weight of the bike times whatever force caused it to bottom is a bad idea. Ie the kickstand that's why we move them.

    I beat the shit out of my se and never had a problem with my bd skid plate. Its so bent and battered from getting the shit kicked out of it that its time for a new one. Years of abuse and 1000 miles of Vegas to reno will do that.
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  3. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to Asphalt!

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    The dotted line was just to illustrate the hinge effect of the skid plate.
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  4. LAKEMONSTER

    LAKEMONSTER Adventurer

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    Anal, who me ??? Ha, Ha, Guilty as charged... As i was going back to school in 97 to become a Machinist,
    my girlfriend at the time used to kid me, i was going to be the only Machinist in the Province that went to work
    wearing a Tie? Not good to get caught in the Milling Machine though? Perhaps a Bow Tie?

    The Safety Wiring comes from doing Track Days also. I saw Photos of a friend of mine flying through the air, four feet off the ground entering the Carousel in Seattle (SIR) He went to grab a handful of brake, and the lever went right to the Bars,
    because the Brake Caliper had come off... Forgot to tighten, NO Safety wiring... NASTY.

    Ever since then, anything with Motor Oil behind it, or Brake Pads, get the wire treatment. I sleep better?

    BTW, Triplenickel, i used to live in CR before i moved to the Okanagan, Cheers!
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  5. triplenickel

    triplenickel Long timer

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    Well you built a nice plate for sure, how long ago were you in CR?
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  6. LAKEMONSTER

    LAKEMONSTER Adventurer

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    Was there from 1990 to 1998, used to Fall Timber all over the North Island, and camp jobs. Suuuure do miss
    Fresh Seafood !!! Have some Prawns with Garlic Butter for this weekend, will ya?
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  7. triplenickel

    triplenickel Long timer

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    Nice that was a little before I got here so we've probably not crossed paths. I've had to toss some back on the last half dozen outings as I've been limiting out! The jumbos are showing up again now that the commies are shut down, good times. Cheers.
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  8. Brown Dog

    Brown Dog North Georgia Dual Sportr

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    Yellow Pig,
    You can't launch a 420+ lb bike like its a 250cc race bike :ddog

    The 950 can take High speed launches as long as you land like Hilslamer recommends above :nod

    Also wheelie over Rough Obstacles to where the plate never touches.

    Watch the Factory Riders in the woods :deal

    They ride liquid smooth so they don't abuse the the bike :clap

    Eliminating the center mounts, puts tremendous stress on the oil tank :ddog

    This is why I'm still running the OEM Stock Skid Plate :thumb
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  9. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to Asphalt!

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    Ya, ya....I've been riding the bike like this for 4 years and it just now happened.

    Now that it's fixed up again I'll keep riding it like I do and if I crush the rad after another 4 years, then thats the price to pay.


    Back to my regularly scheduled riding:

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    :ricky
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  10. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    That looks fun!
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  11. Dubl-A

    Dubl-A SuckerDucker

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    No bueno :eek1
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  12. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to Asphalt!

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    The SE is up and running again, thanks to Myler's Radiator Service:

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    The radiator went from looking like this:

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    to this:

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    Cleaned, welded, pressure tested, reinforced and painted all for $120 w/ a three day turn around time.

    [​IMG]
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  13. PowerCell

    PowerCell Manufacture

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    Have you lowered the suspension on this bike? It looks short in the stroke...





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  14. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to Asphalt!

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    No I have not. Resprung the front for 210 lbs and softened the rear, plus revalved, that's all.

    Could be the angle of the bike/picture since the bike is leaning left on its side stand, plus the ADV tank on the rear.
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  15. BIG-E

    BIG-E AKA; Mongo-E

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    Whoo-Hoo!! My new plate arrived yesterday!! What a beauty!! I even received a "special" gift in the box, can't tell you what it is, but let's just say it could be a ride saver if you where to break a shifter or a break lever...

    A huge Thank you to Mike!
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  16. hilslamer

    hilslamer 2XRedheadedstepchild

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    Looks like fun. Where is that? It takes some serious fortitude to get any steed over that terrain.

    You have now confirmed to us that you're in the .001% of anyone who is riding an SE like that, or who would take an SE over that "road," though. And I'll say it one more time, you are in the only-slightly-larger percentage of riders that is jumping their SE and flat-landing it with apparently reckless abandon, much less landing it where it can't be landed.

    Calling any failures you might have as a result of the chances you take "design flaws" on KTM's behalf is totally unjustified, as well as asserting that the Black Dog skid plate is not in improvement over the stock skid plate.
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  17. L21

    L21 Been here awhile

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    Looks like upper Reno divide in gunnison colorado ?
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  18. LAKEMONSTER

    LAKEMONSTER Adventurer

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    Here is a thanks to the guys who PM'ed me, or sent e request for one of my Skid Plates. I got the first run out last week, and have been getting some great feedback, so thanks a bunch. I am also Sold out of the first run, but will produce these a half dozen at a time, as i get fed more requests.

    Cheers, Mike.
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  19. mountain eagle

    mountain eagle terrorist

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    Do you have a vendors thread, or spot with more information and pictures yet?
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  20. Splisken

    Splisken I'm not dead yet...

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    I'm looking forward to receiving mine! It should be here this week so I'll post pics of the plate before and after its been installed. I appreciate your fast replies and professionalism Mike.