Who knows of Carbon Fiber Tank protectors for 640 Adv

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by BrassAss, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. BrassAss

    BrassAss Lost, but not forgotten

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    I want to replace the crash bars on my 640 Adventure and would like to find some Carbon Fiber shrouds or like product. The welds on the bars keep breaking because of the known vibration of the LC4 engine. Does anyone know of any and where I can get them?
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  2. crazybrit

    crazybrit Long timer

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    This is the wrong forum for the 640 adventure. I'll ask the mods to move this thread to Thumpers.

    Also next time, try searching.

    google: "site:advrider.com LC4 carbon tank", this will get you the following thread as #1

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=490662

    aka talk to chrisbarnes1 :D also you might want to enquire about kevlar as pure carbon fiber doesn't have much puncture resistance, which is why they use kevlar for bullet proof vests
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  3. jrozar

    jrozar Been here awhile

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    I have been waiting to find a set since August....but then found out Rally Raid is in the process of producing some for the market. I have already sent an email and this was my response.

    Hi Jason,

    We are currently developing the 640 Adventure Tank Guards, we should be finished in around 3 to 4 weeks from now.

    I'll send you an email with some pictures and prices when they are ready.

    Cheers,
    Michael
    Rally Raid Engineering
    www.rallyraid.weebly.com

    http://rallyraid.weebly.com/1/post/2012/12/ktm-640-adventure-tank-guard.html

    [​IMG]
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  4. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    I hope he realizes there are actually 3 tanks for the 640.. an earlier 2001 30 liter then the later 28 liter (1 ktm OEM 28ltr and 1 Acerbis hardpart tank)
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  5. Droptarotter

    Droptarotter Long timer

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    Me want!!!

    Let's hope they make this happen!
    If guys that are interested contact Rally Raid like I did, that might spur them into making them??

    Cheers
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  6. jrozar

    jrozar Been here awhile

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    I just got an email this morning the first run is done and they are available
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  7. mancunian

    mancunian Been here awhile

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