O/E 990 Tank Protectors fit 950

Discussion in 'Dakar champion (950/990)' started by Robin Webster, May 5, 2006.

  1. Robin Webster

    Robin Webster Been here awhile

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    I have been running with the H&B tank guards and they are very good but add more weight.

    When the 990 came out it had large O/E tank protectors in plastic fitted as stock. We all know the carbon ones you can get are lovley but they are £130! ($220).

    I bought the 990 ones and have fitted them to my 950.

    GET THIS - THEY ARE £6.78, YES £6.78 EACH!! ($11.50)

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    They have an extra boss at the rear (near you're shin) which would attach to the 990 tank. Obviously the 950 does not have this and so it has to be removed. I used a hot wire but a Drimmel would be ideal.

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    Once I had removed this I added two holes underneath as the stock 950 small bummpers have three holes in them. One big one to attach the tank to the frame and two little ones to attach the bumper to the underside of the tank. The 990 ones do not have these so I drilled them.

    I filled the hole left from removal of the rear boss with a 3/4" blind rubber grommet and it looks quite stock.

    I also added a few strips of double sided stiky tape to tighten the fit a little front and rear.

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    The part numbers are 60107013050 L/H and R/H

    Two tabs go under the (lower) fairing allen bolts and you will have to get longer ones of those (15mm)

    Not as sexy as Carbon, nor I feel as durable but at the price very worth it and expendable. And they look stock!

    Hope it helps someone!

    Robin. :D
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  2. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    Very nice!:clap Great usable info. Hope we can ge them in the US.
    Thanks Robin
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  3. Mikas

    Mikas Been here awhile

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    Very good info indeed! Thanks! :thumb
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  4. jsrider

    jsrider Long timer

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    Hopefully they provide more than $11.50 worth of protection. The H&B's, and the Carbon Performance carbon fiber guards, have proven themselves. Remember that a new tank is about $1200.
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  5. Robin Webster

    Robin Webster Been here awhile

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    I don't realy expect them to protect the tank in a big get off - they are just for those slow speed spills on trails that scratch the paint and scrape the tank. Also stone chips.

    It might be that I refit the H&B's for later in the year, they may fit at the same time with a bit of modification, but the type of riding I'm doing at the moment I fancy less weight.

    There are some enduros for large trail bikes which I fancy a go at. Fast fire roads, hill climes etc.

    It's all just an experiment my life!

    Robin :rofl
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  6. YOGOI

    YOGOI Prick

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    Looks great. Nice write up and pics.

    Is the whole thing the same thickness as the edge we can see here?
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  7. Foto Veloce

    Foto Veloce The Free Radical

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    Very cool. I have the KTM crash guards which I intend to keep, and was considering adding the carbon protectors too but this might be just what I need in combo with the crash guards.

    Do you think if I roll into the local KTM dealer they can get these with the supplied part numbers or do they have restrictions like other manufactures that prevent the Euro parts from being ordered/sold in the US?

    THX for the post! :clap
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  8. Robin Webster

    Robin Webster Been here awhile

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    Yogoi,

    I'd say pretty so, all the same thickness. My original small protectors took reasonable knocks and scrapes and I would imagine that these would be the same material and thikness.

    The two extra bulges on the sides are hollow but stand proud of the surround so they would have to be ground down before you got to the tank.

    For the price they are less to replace than getting your crah bars re stove enamelled.

    Robin :wink:
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  9. Robin Webster

    Robin Webster Been here awhile

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    I don't know the situation in the states with that but I'd give it a try first.

    Many of the retailers in the UK will do Mail Order so I'd look into that also. Do a internet search for Redline Motorcycles, Loughborough - Premier Bikes, Didcot or Fowlers of Bristol just to name a few.

    By the time you add shipping it's up to you if they are worth it to you then(and your tank/paintwork!)

    Failing that I'm sure you could chat up someone over the pond to get them for you and post on to you - not exactly financially risky!

    Robin :1drink

    P.S. you guys get Euro headlights so why not!
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  10. adventure950

    adventure950 Anglo-Saxon

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    I also have fitted a set of these plastic 990 guards to my 950 to help cover the stone chips and minor scrapes, However I modified them the same as Robin but also removed the bottom bolt lug completely and have fitted the Hepco Becker bars back onto the bike over the new fitted plastics. The Hepco becker bars are far far stronger and better braced than the original bars and with the additional plastics offer good alround protection. If the bike is very badly damaged after a fall with this lot on I doubt I will be in a state to care cos it will probably be a big one anyway.
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  11. barbasma

    barbasma 100% CAROTONE

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    good info!!!:clap
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  12. Misery Goat

    Misery Goat Positating the negative Super Moderator

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    can one get these in the states? :ear
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  13. Robin Webster

    Robin Webster Been here awhile

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    See post 9.

    Has any one from the good old usa managed to get any yet?

    Robin. :ear
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  14. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    My dealer said he can't get them, they come up as unavailable.:cry That seams odd that we can get the euro light but not these.:huh
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  15. Piipz

    Piipz Been here awhile

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    Hi.
    May I correct those partnumbers.
    60107013050 - Left side
    60107113050 - Right side

    They were 10 euros a piece from our dealer in Estonia and will arrive within a few weeks. Ill be using those with KTM original crash guards.

    Thanks again for good information.

    Piipz
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  16. apeirce

    apeirce So I was following Andrew

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    My dealer (Valley Motorsports, Northamton, MA) got me a set. They ship mail orders.

    I had to do the trimming, haven't found the grommets for the holes yet.

    I also purchased slightly longer bolts for the top holes from the hardware store.

    Easy, cheap protection against scrapes.
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  17. wpbarlow

    wpbarlow Long timer Supporter

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    Yes, I just got mine today.

    I ordered from Munn racing a few weeks ago and they were back-ordered.
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  18. riceless

    riceless Let's Ride!

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    My local dealer got mine for me. 1st the right one, then the left 2 weeks later. [​IMG] Which turned out to be about 2 days too late. [​IMG] :cry
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  19. Misery Goat

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    i'd liked to see how the plastic guards would've taking that hit. :deal
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  20. riceless

    riceless Let's Ride!

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    Yeah, I would have preferred that too. [​IMG]
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