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Old 07-09-2013, 10:34 AM   #526
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I'm a big fan of the E-line carbon fiber pipe guards. The one on my old 300 stood up to 4 years of abuse and I never had to work on the pipe.
The biggest frustration I have with pipes is bending the left side back (into the frame/E-start). I can never get it to bend back correctly and then the mounts get too far out of line to mount up well also. This happens with and w/out the E-line CF pipe guard.

I'm sure the answer to that problem is the Hyde Racing skid plate/pipe guard that Greg is sport'n. But man
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:49 AM   #527
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I manage to tear up pipes and guards more frequently than I care to admit, even denting a pipe right through a CF guard

I'm trying out an SRT pipe and CF guard this go around, budget price of $236 for the pipe, guard, springs and orings.
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:50 AM   #528
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The biggest frustration I have with pipes is bending the left side back (into the frame/E-start). I can never get it to bend back correctly and then the mounts get too far out of line to mount up well also. This happens with and w/out the E-line CF pipe guard.

I'm sure the answer to that problem is the Hyde Racing skid plate/pipe guard that Greg is sport'n. But man
Trust me.. it becomes beautiful the very first time you pick your bike up from a left side fall and realize your pipe is still in the same place.
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:54 PM   #529
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The biggest frustration I have with pipes is bending the left side back (into the frame/E-start). I can never get it to bend back correctly and then the mounts get too far out of line to mount up well also. This happens with and w/out the E-line CF pipe guard.

I'm sure the answer to that problem is the Hyde Racing skid plate/pipe guard that Greg is sport'n. But man
I did that bend with my old ATK a few times. Got it lined back up pretty well. I pressurize the pipe to ~15psi with N2, and heat the bent area, more on the inside and gradually to the outside.

I'm probably not a good example these days, as I ride kinda wimpy. When crossing a big log or rock, I usually roll it with my weight off the bike to keep from mashing the pipe.
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:54 PM   #530
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Trust me.. it becomes beautiful the very first time you pick your bike up from a left side fall and realize your pipe is still in the same place.
x2! I broke in that Hyde Racing guard riding thru 5MOH... I was glad I had it on. I don't care what it looks like, if it keeps me from destroying a pipe I'm happy.

I tend to ride a lot of technical, rocky trails and choose the Hyde guard for that reason.
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Old 07-09-2013, 01:33 PM   #531
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x2! I broke in that Hyde Racing guard riding thru 5MOH... I was glad I had it on. I don't care what it looks like, if it keeps me from destroying a pipe I'm happy.

I tend to ride a lot of technical, rocky trails and choose the Hyde guard for that reason.
With the Hyde ya forget about the pipe, mine looked like the Borg latched on the the crankcase but nothing ever got bent.
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Old 07-09-2013, 02:07 PM   #532
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With the Hyde ya forget about the pipe, mine looked like the Borg latched on the the crankcase but nothing ever got bent.
That's funny. I've thought "Borg" when looking at it as well. It's the ribbing.
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Old 07-09-2013, 02:26 PM   #533
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With the Hyde ya forget about the pipe, mine looked like the Borg latched on the the crankcase but nothing ever got bent.
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Old 07-09-2013, 04:53 PM   #534
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Old 07-09-2013, 04:58 PM   #535
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:46 PM   #536
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so that skid plate is for "support"?
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:12 AM   #537
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so that skid plate is for "support"?
It would make me want to go fondle and lick my pipe.
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Old 07-12-2013, 07:48 AM   #538
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I like my 09 XCW 300. I broke the Hyde skid plate clamp nearest the muffler and Hyde wont send me another, decent product, crap customer service. I jerked that guard off and went with the e-line pipe guard and I think the flat land skid plate. Its a cleaner look and doesn't hold as much mud. If I get a few years out of each I'm happy. I broke my last aluminum skid plate practicing riding over the concrete barrier at Thunder Valley but it was a few yrs old anyway. I have re-valved and resprung suspension by Hitchcock, steering damper, bark buster, radiator and rotor guards and a Recluse auto clutch. This bike has taken me to A class in RMEC (Enduro racing). My next bike will be a newer model 300, these bikes are sick if your a technical single track rider!
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:02 AM   #539
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I have re-valved and resprung suspension by Hitchcock, steering damper, bark buster, radiator and rotor guards and a Recluse auto clutch. This bike has taken me to A class in RMEC (Enduro racing). My next bike will be a newer model 300, these bikes are sick if your a technical single track rider!
Nice pic, How do you like the job Neil did on your susp?
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Old 07-28-2013, 11:50 AM   #540
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Lighting Issues

Anyone else been having these issues with their head lights burning out before their time? I went through two bulbs in less than 10 hrs. Pretty sure it was due to vibration and off road antics. Since it is plated, I needed to find a better alternative, so someone on KTM Talk suggested a company called PMXTEC.com. I ordered a H7 bulb ( they sell two kinds ) at the lower price, was delivered on time and went on easy with a new adaptor plate. This thing is bright and has worked as promised so far . I hope this lasts as long as some on KTM Talk have said, up to a few years. I will update if a failure occurs in the next few rides.
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