Skid plate comparison; new 1190 available

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  1. dragos

    dragos Belzebut

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    It's described as aluminium on Touratech's site:
    http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/PN-371-5135/Expedition-Skid-Plate-KTM-1190-Adventure-R
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  2. motocityktm

    motocityktm Been here awhile

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    I have fully tested the KTM plate on the Arizona rocks 2 up with bags adn will tell you wholeheartedly that it will take some abuse and protect the bike! It integrates really well with the crash guards and goes way back to protect the exhaust underneath.
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  3. vasculopath

    vasculopath You're not your bike

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    Sorry, small joke. It's Orange Blaze plasti-dip, several coats. Came out pretty well. Not a perfect match, but close enough for me for now. I may get it powdercoated orange later.
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  4. Retired Navy

    Retired Navy F.O.G.R.

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  5. gozer

    gozer Adventurer

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    installed mine today, the video helped a ton. Thanks for the pointer.
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  6. ama

    ama Adventurer

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    So, I opted for the Slavens skid plate and the instructions call for leaving the factory plastic skid plate in place.................anyone else installed a Slavens and know why? Is it necessary for the install? Do any other aftermarket plates leave the factory plate in place?
    thanks, ama
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  7. kailwathne

    kailwathne Adventure Rider

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    I went with the Black Dog Cycle Works skid plate. a very rugged design and easy to remove for service, four bolts. The skid plate moves the kick stand from the engine to the frame as a part of the design. I put mine to the test the first ride out and was very glad I had it. Not the least expensive option but worth every penny :clap

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  8. Mr.Metal

    Mr.Metal Adventure hungry

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    I just got my AltRider skid plate delivered, hoping to install it this weekend. This thing is beefy as all hell, looks very good. I'll take pictures along the way and post something up.
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  9. sproot

    sproot Sturdy Adventurer

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    I don't know what it is with TT and over long, badly positioned bolts on their kit. I have the TT crash bars and had to replace pretty well every bolt because they were poking out right next to the tank, just waiting to turn a minor off into a major pita. I'm still not happy with it, the nyloc nuts look like they'll do the same thing, and just make a bigger hole :baldy

    Pic of the other side, showing the side stand relocation please?
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  10. MUDHWY

    MUDHWY Undersprung & Overdamped

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    +1. Wondering about kickstand relocation and then mounting lowered footpegs. My understanding is that the stand already interferes with pegs lowered significantly. Wonder if the BDCW skid would help or hurt that situation?
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  11. kailwathne

    kailwathne Adventure Rider

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    here is a shot of the kickstand side, the skid plate bracket interfaces the stock foot peg bracket and the kickstand as well as the skid plate. The kit includes the longer bolts for each side. As you can see I went with the BDCW wide foot pegs that are 1/2" lower than stock. For me this is great set up. I ride standing up a lot when off road.

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  12. kailwathne

    kailwathne Adventure Rider

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    here is another shot with the stand down, you can see how the stock kick stand is bolted to the new skid plate bracket. hope this helps

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  13. GCecchetto

    GCecchetto Long timer

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    Just received my Blackdog skid plate yesterday. Haven't installed it yet, but what a piece of artwork. Very confidence inspiring knowing it will be protection my motor.
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  14. MUDHWY

    MUDHWY Undersprung & Overdamped

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    For what he charges for them they better be the best but yeah, they are "robust" to say the least. :eek1
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  15. Black Hills

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    had a BDCW on my 990 and put one on my 1190 after trying the touratech and not liking thinking it provided enough protection. I find them well worth the money and BD is a great company to do business with.
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  16. Doug Matson

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    When you figure in the cost of a re-location kit for the kick-stand it's not any more expensive than any others maybe even cheeper. The only thing I did not like about the BD plate was the four button head bolts that hold it on I changed mine to a regular allen head bolt.
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  17. MUDHWY

    MUDHWY Undersprung & Overdamped

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    Are you saying Doug that pretty much all the skid plates require a side stand relocation? I did not know that.
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  18. kailwathne

    kailwathne Adventure Rider

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    When you first start to install the skid plate it can be a little challenging to get it all lined up and then tightened, one thing that helped me was to loosen the two bolts that secure the rubber block in the front. You need to place one of the engine nubs into that block so having it loose helps to get it all in place. once the plate has been installed and tightened up it goes on and off quite nicely with just the four bolts. I used a little anti seize on the stainless bolts as well.
    Kail
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  19. zeddy

    zeddy Been here awhile

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    Well I looked at all the skidplates on the market and I came to the same conclusion as most of you, the Blackdog cycleworks looks like it is the most stout of the bunch. I had two issues with that skidplate, first I cannot stand the black/gold hammertone powdercoat. I understand it is durable but I just don't like it. The other issue is that the skidplate is crazy expensive by the time you get it shipped all the way to Canada, and our dollar is in the toilet too!

    Then I stumbled across the Emperor skidplates(Formerly Scorpion Racing). It appears to be very well built with lots of coverage like the blackdog but it comes in raw or powdercoated black. It also has a bunch of holes cut in it for ventilation. It appears to be just as heavy and easy removal for oil changes.

    I bought it from Gnarlyparts and shipped to my door it cost about $350 Cdn dollars. They ship to the USA if anyone is interested.

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  20. MUDHWY

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    and no sidestand relocation...:evil
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