What Did You Do To Your KTM Today?

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by DeeGee, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. bigkuri

    bigkuri Been here a tad bit longer than a while

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    Happened twice to me before I took off the crash bars for good. First time was a very hard crash which completely popped off the left side clamp, allowing the crash bar mounting arm to continue past the frame and smack into the rear head with enough force to mark the head. It also meant the bolts holding the front cross bar smacked into the oil tank leaving 5mm wide gouge.
    The second time was a hard fall (bloody deep ruts at speed) to the right side, which knocked the right mount into the tank just like yours.

    Took them off, and now enjoying the looks, lack of weight, and reduced width.

    Horses for courses - low speed or on road offs I still think they are great, but high speed offroad crashes they do catch on a lot etc..
  2. GrenDesb

    GrenDesb Been here awhile

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    And I thought my way was cool. :cry

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  3. BAB's

    BAB's Controlled Chaos

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  4. PS-RagE

    PS-RagE Been here awhile

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    My wife had outgrown the little Yamaha trail bike I had her on so it was time to step up.

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  5. Narsisco Lopez

    Narsisco Lopez Addlepated

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    Did you fab your own crash bars to fit your Safari tanks? If not, who did them? Considering some sort of bars for my new Safari tanks, too.
  6. Narsisco Lopez

    Narsisco Lopez Addlepated

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    More <a href="http://www.dualsportwarehouse.com/CJ-Designs-Foot-Peg-Extension-FP.htm" target="_new">CJ Designs</a> blingage went on the bike today...

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  7. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    I wasn't aware anyone else had this problem. I thought it was just me.

    I stuck a piece of plastic between the bracket and the tank to keep from wearing a hole before I could figure out how to correct the fit.

    So far it is working, but I still haven't come up with a permanent solution. (The white spot on the tank is unrelated.)

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  8. duroturk

    duroturk Been here awhile

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  9. Lycan1

    Lycan1 Grizzly herder

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    It looks like metal on metal, (your crash bar to frame). What happened to the plastic edgeing that was on the crash bar clamps? My original stuff wore out, so I replaced it with automotive door opening edgeing. It provideds a tighter grip so the crash bars don't move when they take a hit, and don't scratch up the frame. I checked out my tanks after seeing your (and the previous) posts. So far no issues, and I have dropped my bike repeatedly.
  10. Quietus

    Quietus Mariner

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    Is there a link for the peg's page? All I can find in their site is panniers, racks and their accessories..

    Thanx in advance :) :)
  11. PS-RagE

    PS-RagE Been here awhile

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    They are Hepco Beckers that were modified to fit the Safaris.
  12. 75monza

    75monza Been here awhile

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    Put me on this list too. I actually did a similar thing with a couple of layers of old inner tube around the frame for the bars to grab onto and also between the tank and the bars like you did here.

    I fixed it by removing these bars and installing the old style SW-Motech crash bars. But now I am having similar issues with the old style bars too along the front edge of my tanks. The bars are just starting to rub against the tanks.

    Check your tanks. I don't think it is the crash bars that have bent. I think it is the gas tanks expanding and changing shape. I haven't gone down hard on my crash bars yet. The bars have not bent, but I am still having fitment issues.

  13. dad2bike

    dad2bike Cranky Old Fart

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    Interesting that you bring that up. I looked and sure enough my left tank is starting to touch the crashbar (old style) at the front edge. I guess a little adjustment with a big bar may be in the coming. :lol3
  14. 75monza

    75monza Been here awhile

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    Let me know how you do this if you go for it. I am afraid that if I just bend the bars, they won't line up with the mounts anymore.


  15. dad2bike

    dad2bike Cranky Old Fart

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    I'm thinking it will be a matter of bending forward those tabs on the bash plate bracket. That would push the front forward. My right has about 1/4 in clearance. The left just touching.
  16. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    It is metal on metal. Neither the original plastic protectors, nor the plastic I replaced it with, held up. The paint on the frame had gotten scratched enough that there wasn't much point in trying to protect it anymore, so I just quit using plastic. Also, I noticed that the local dealer was mounting guards without the plastic.

    The metal on metal clamping seems to work fine as far as solid mounting goes. I have gone down hard enough to bend the guard, and it did not move (though maybe only because it was already against the tank.)

    The guard pictured is a replacement, and has fit as shown since new, as did the previous guard.

    I have suspected the tank might be the culprit, but I was never sure that it wasn't just poor design in the guard.
  17. LateNate

    LateNate Been here awhile

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    Thats just as awesome!


  18. rocketcritter

    rocketcritter n00b

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    Changed out the stock orange crash bars on my new '12 for black ones.
    Somebody got a good deal on brand new orange bars on eBay because I'm a fruity jackwagon... :D
  19. Yascher

    Yascher Been here awhile

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    I've placed a automotive coolant hose about 35mm dia split in one place and it provides perfect grip and protection...no contacts with the tanks even close
  20. Yascher

    Yascher Been here awhile

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    well...maybe not so brutal, but:evil[​IMG]