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Old 12-28-2006, 07:47 PM   #46
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Other KTM plate failures?

Anyone else had a failure in the KTM plate like RMarkus?

Mark, any chance you had an impact behind that point that led to the crack? Doesn't seem like there'd be enough weight astern of it (unless there was a lot of mud or clay or something) to cause a vibration fatigue...?
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Old 12-28-2006, 08:08 PM   #47
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if it was covered in mud, it probably wouldn't have cracked from vibration, you need to jam something in there to absorb & prevent it from vibrating, a piece of rubber, high density foam?? something, same vibrations you feel in your handlebars & footbegs will go to the plate & a little unsupported overhang will get high freqency vibrations & eventually crack
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Old 12-28-2006, 08:54 PM   #48
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Anyone else had a failure in the KTM plate like RMarkus?

Mark, any chance you had an impact behind that point that led to the crack? Doesn't seem like there'd be enough weight astern of it (unless there was a lot of mud or clay or something) to cause a vibration fatigue...?
Mine cracked out of the mounting holes twice before I replaced it.
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Old 12-28-2006, 09:27 PM   #49
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If any one would like to part with the cheap plastic 96 LC4 chain guard, I am looking for one.
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Old 12-28-2006, 09:39 PM   #50
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Anyone else had a failure in the KTM plate like RMarkus?
At about 4,000 miles my '03 cracked on the left side, just where the side plate (w/logo) meets the bottom plate at the rear. Welded it up and it's been good for 3,000 miles since...
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Old 12-28-2006, 09:43 PM   #51
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Fatigue failures in non-KTM plates?

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At about 4,000 miles my '03 cracked on the left side, just where the side plate (w/logo) meets the bottom plate at the rear. Welded it up and it's been good for 3,000 miles since...

Interesting.


Anyone else have fatigue failures on the non-KTM aluminimum plates?
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Old 01-11-2007, 11:50 PM   #52
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I just got my skid plate back from having it rewelded...we'll see how long it lasts.

I'll just be happy getting rid of the noise it made when it vibrated.
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Old 03-07-2008, 11:56 AM   #53
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I just ran across this old thread and thought I'd update it...

The repair only lasted about 200 miles before cracking again in the same spot.

I had a small triangular piece of aluminum welded to extend the vertical part of the plate a bit farther back past the area that keeps cracking. It's worked well for the past year.

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Old 03-07-2008, 12:02 PM   #54
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Old 08-29-2008, 02:39 PM   #55
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My skid plate cracked again on the opposite side recently...



I had it welded the dsame way as the other side...

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Old 11-09-2008, 09:00 PM   #56
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anyone see any good deals on skid plates recently? sales etc?
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Old 11-09-2008, 09:25 PM   #57
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anyone see any good deals on skid plates recently? sales etc?
If you need a cheaper skidplate then why not try a KTM poly-resin piece? See first page of this thread for more info. Pretty cheap skid, but I haven't shopped around...
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Old 11-09-2008, 09:35 PM   #58
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If you need a cheaper skidplate then why not try a KTM poly-resin piece? See first page of this thread for more info. Pretty cheap skid, but I haven't shopped around...
Must be blind cant find them for the lc4..maybe they discontinued?
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Old 11-09-2008, 11:23 PM   #59
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Must be blind cant find them for the lc4..maybe they discontinued?
Here is one source:
http://www.ktmcyclehutt.com/ktmstore...ture_parts.htm

just shy of $70... shop around.
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My OE plate has finally terminally shit the bed. Too cracked to deal with. Went with one of these from Flatlands Racing. Very beefy...

http://flatlandracing.com/Merchant2/...ry_Code=24-KTM
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