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Old 09-20-2006, 08:44 PM   #91
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I would like a set for my 05 640. Should I send a deposit? I am willing to send the entire payment in advance; the photos make it clear for have a nice product. I'm not in a hurry, but would like to be in line for a set.
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Old 09-21-2006, 01:23 PM   #92
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640 Adv tank protectors

Just send me an e-mail for my records at chrisbarnes1@yahoo.com I'll let you know when I have a set available.

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I would like a set for my 05 640. Should I send a deposit? I am willing to send the entire payment in advance; the photos make it clear for have a nice product. I'm not in a hurry, but would like to be in line for a set.
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Old 09-22-2006, 03:51 AM   #93
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http://www.advrider.com/forums/attac...1&d=1156782692Another Another Hyde Racing product.
Hi
did anybody buy this?
how much is it?
where can I find them?
how good are they?
they look fine for light off road use...
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Old 12-04-2006, 06:42 AM   #94
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Kevlar version

Thought I should update this thread with a pic of the Kevlar version. I know Chris hates making these versus the carbon ones so sorry Chris.

I wasn't crazy about the color of the Kevar with the orange paint but its growing on me. Besides I was looking for function any way.

Now all I need to do is figure out how to make the bike as clean as some of these other posts.


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Old 12-04-2006, 08:11 AM   #95
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I have those same ones surlyguy, and was about to install them last weekend, but then remembered that I am getting a petcock for christmas... so I would have to uninstall them for that.

I have the fugitive adhesive cartridges for this fancy glue gun, and the hard mount straps prepared... but I will be waiting for the petcock.
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Old 12-04-2006, 10:22 AM   #96
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I've got a set of the Carbon fiber ones from Mark that I haven't yet installed

I'm going back and forth as to keep the bike or get something more road worthy - if anybody wants them for what I paid they just have to PM me otherwise I'l throw 'em in the flea market next week
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Old 12-05-2006, 08:07 AM   #97
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Nice job--actually the colour is sort of growing on me. One advantage is that they don't show scratches and surface blemishes as easily as the plain carbon version.

You are right--I don't like making them--its pretty close to sackcloth and ashes-but probably good for self control-the moulding bit is ok--its the finishing.

I now have a little trick which is to start with a thin layer of glass cloth around the edges (which also goes beyond the edge during layup)--this is before I apply the kevlar/carbon. This gives a greater depth of workable resin on the outside and makes finishing the edges a little cleaner and avoids too many kevlar "feathers". The cloth disappears when wetted so you wouldn't know--unless you sand a bit too much and reveal the weave--maybe a useful tip for anyone contemplating making their own kit.

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Thought I should update this thread with a pic of the Kevlar version. I know Chris hates making these versus the carbon ones so sorry Chris.

I wasn't crazy about the color of the Kevar with the orange paint but its growing on me. Besides I was looking for function any way.

Now all I need to do is figure out how to make the bike as clean as some of these other posts.


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Old 02-12-2007, 09:31 AM   #98
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640 Adv tank protectors--update-pre 03 tank fitment

I've just managed to try my guards on a pre 03 Adventure--silver tank, screw filler and no SAS--they fit fine--and once I've got the pics from someone elses camera I will post---In other words no shape change in this area--I know some people with pre 03s were unwilling to take a chance on fit.

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Old 03-26-2007, 03:35 PM   #99
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I purchase a set of Chris' carbon fiber tank guards for my '03 KTM 640 ADV but the bike is out of commission and I don't have the cash to repair it. To get the cash I'm going to sell a couple of things... including these tank guards. If anyone is interested then send me a message with your offer. Thank you!
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Old 05-15-2007, 07:18 AM   #100
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Chris, I've just bought a set of these from you (Chris Desmond ordered them), and they look great, and I haven't even fitted them yet. I've recently come from a KLR650 to the 640adv so I'm still fairly new to this bike. A dry fit of the left side tankguard has me confused. When the KLR650 starts to run out of fuel I simply turn the fuel tap to reserve while I'm riding. I've automatically been doing the same thing with the 640. But it looks to me like I won't be able to this once the tankguards are fitted. What do you do? Do you have the tap on reserve all the time you're riding?
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Old 05-15-2007, 07:40 AM   #101
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Saw these fitted to an Aprilia on Ebay recently - apparently dropped on a circuit and interesting to note the abrasion to the Akra CF cover. To be fair, probably happened at some speed but the result seems to indicate CF is not immune from severe abrasion. A KTM would likely suffer less due to lower speed.



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Old 05-15-2007, 11:09 AM   #102
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heya overlander,

yeah, you are on it: CF is a structural composite and not designed to withstand abrasion. That is Kevlar's forte, and the reason why some of us bugged Chris Barnes enough to get him to fight with the stuff and make some guards with it. Thanks again Chris!
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Old 05-15-2007, 11:50 AM   #103
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Chris, I've just bought a set of these from you (Chris Desmond ordered them), and they look great, and I haven't even fitted them yet. I've recently come from a KLR650 to the 640adv so I'm still fairly new to this bike. A dry fit of the left side tankguard has me confused. When the KLR650 starts to run out of fuel I simply turn the fuel tap to reserve while I'm riding. I've automatically been doing the same thing with the 640. But it looks to me like I won't be able to this once the tankguards are fitted. What do you do? Do you have the tap on reserve all the time you're riding?
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You can grind the hole a little bigger if you need to. Chris left the hole fairly small for protection of the petcock.

I ground mine out to a bigger size for personal preference.
The fuel light comes on a few kilometers before you need to flip to reserve. So when I see the fuel light I pull over and go to reserve.
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Old 05-16-2007, 06:38 PM   #104
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You can grind the hole a little bigger if you need to. Chris left the hole fairly small for protection of the petcock.

I ground mine out to a bigger size for personal preference.
The fuel light comes on a few kilometers before you need to flip to reserve. So when I see the fuel light I pull over and go to reserve.
Thanks Surly. I thought I'd noticed te reserve light coming on before I switched to reserve. Now I understand what's happening - modern technology eh!!
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Old 05-27-2007, 03:43 AM   #105
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Just noticed your post.

The small hole is JUST big enough for you to turn the tap (deliberate to maintain structure). If you have a post 03 with the fuel reserve light then I suggest you leave the tap permanently on reserve (I do)--as the light is pretty accurate on my bike at least--and it saves spluttering to a stop at the most inconvenient places.

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Chris, I've just bought a set of these from you (Chris Desmond ordered them), and they look great, and I haven't even fitted them yet. I've recently come from a KLR650 to the 640adv so I'm still fairly new to this bike. A dry fit of the left side tankguard has me confused. When the KLR650 starts to run out of fuel I simply turn the fuel tap to reserve while I'm riding. I've automatically been doing the same thing with the 640. But it looks to me like I won't be able to this once the tankguards are fitted. What do you do? Do you have the tap on reserve all the time you're riding?
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