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Old 01-18-2009, 02:16 PM   #61
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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
That looks good, but reminds me I have a stock plate languishing in the tool box... shoulda offered it up eh?
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Old 01-18-2009, 04:31 PM   #62
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That looks good, but reminds me I have a stock plate languishing in the tool box... shoulda offered it up eh?
Well, I guess it's the thought that counts (rat-bastard!), but the Flatlands plate is 50% thicker, so it was a nice upgrade for a bike operated in the Rockies.
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Old 01-18-2009, 05:00 PM   #63
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skidder swap meat

mp, how much $ to disenlanguish said plate?

I have a Utah aluminum skidplate if anyone wants to trade (sans counterbalancer type) I need the "with counterbalancer" type.

I also have a plastic ktm one languishing.

I know I should have done a pm but I wanted to see if I could sneak "disenlanguish" under ChrisC 's radar.
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Old 01-18-2009, 05:18 PM   #64
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I know I should have done a pm but I wanted to see if I could sneak "disenlanguish" under ChrisC 's radar.
No worries here, I already have the Flatlands plate installed. But be careful with Herr FleischPop, he's a sneaky bastard.
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Old 01-18-2009, 06:23 PM   #65
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So which is it?

Rat Bastard


or Sneaky Bastard


OK, maybe a Complete Bastard... and if that's the case, let's see - the stocker goes for $125 (w/out hardware) new, so used should be $75 or so eh?

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Old 01-18-2009, 08:19 PM   #66
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So which is it?
I'll settle for completely sneaky rat bastard...
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Old 01-17-2011, 01:04 PM   #67
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No worries here, I already have the Flatlands plate installed.
got any photo's of the plate. looks like ive gotta a find a new one. was planning on a plastic composite from hyde racing but its been back ordered for over a month and he cant say when they will be back in stock. so, looks like it back to aluminum.

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Old 01-17-2011, 10:53 PM   #68
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So far I like the used Touratech that I just put on ~600 miles ago... well I like it after I redesigned the mounting hardware so it could be installed and removed without removing the engine! Oh& after I drilled holes for the drain bolts!

Other than those "little" things it was a bolt on install!

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Old 01-18-2011, 05:33 PM   #69
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number 20 .. I have totally thrashed mine for 6 years
Part Number: 58412099044
Description: SKID PLATE LIMITED CPL. 97

125.00 ish


number 40 is the plastic style..
58303005244 SKID PLATE PLASTIC

80 ish...
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:28 PM   #70
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I also liked my stock aluminum one, served me well, but I got a good deal on the TT and it has a bit better coverage.
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Old 03-05-2011, 05:52 PM   #71
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OK let's bump this to the top. I knew I didn't want the KTM aluminum skidplate because it is too thin and those pretty cutouts in the side just make it even weaker. Ditto the thinner TT model. I destroyed the thin aluminum skidplates on two other bikes from smashing through rocks so those are pointless for me.

The thicker TT model was what I needed but it doesn't cover enough unless I bolt on a tool kit and water tank. Granted the LC4 is no ballerina, but I still want less weight not more. So no go on that one. Being a cheap bastard I thought I would try the plastic skid plate since some people here seemed to think it worked OK.

Well, I want to say it doesn't because I tore two holes in the thing in one Shenandoah 500. But I can't say it didn't work because nothing touched the engine and I only scuffed one frame rail. So it did the job. But at that rate I would need one every year. So I emailed Flatland Racing and asked if their skidplate would clear my oil filter.

Within an hour they had called me, confirmed it would to fit and they were in stock. So I rattled off my credit card number. It got to me before the weekend. And folks this is one thick skid plate. And, praise Jesus, no stupid laser cutouts or holes in the thing. Sure it is kinda heavy, but this thing looks to be 100% rock stair proof.

And it fit perfectly. My only complaint is the cheesy allen screws they ship. But I just reused the KTM screws. They coulda saved me a couple of bucks and kept the screws and mounts though. All in all, this one gets two thumbs way up. And at $85 it is $40 cheaper than the TT and KTM parts. This part is what you want for rocks.



I like not having holes. It has to come off to change the filter anyway so I don't want rock and log grabbing holes:




I fear these allen screws would pull through the slots after some really hard hits. IMO they should ship the KTM 8mm flanged screws:




Plastic doesn't like rocks. This is after ONE 300 mile dual sport ride in the mountains. It ripped in two places. Maybe it is good for rockless riding but not for me:




And the results of Grreatwife's birthday present to me:




The real Grreatdog's replacement pup decided to "help" - he is also responsible for the carnage in the background:




A smarter guy would have cleaned the front of the engine while the skid plate was off. What can I say.
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Old 03-05-2011, 11:07 PM   #72
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Looks good!
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Old 03-05-2011, 11:49 PM   #73
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Has anyone considered the aussie Rock Hard Rally gear Lc4 bashplate? The bees knees I hear but expensive!
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Old 03-06-2011, 12:23 AM   #74
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Has anyone considered the aussie Rock Hard Rally gear Lc4 bashplate? The bees knees I hear but expensive!

gidday mouse,

i have seen a few of Matts bashplates, Aussie Steve has one on his 640a,

they look to be rock solid, and he will make to order, and no, i dont know matt.


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Old 03-06-2011, 07:41 AM   #75
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Has anyone considered the aussie Rock Hard Rally gear Lc4 bashplate? The bees knees I hear but expensive!
I've got one, and had the luck (?) to field test it first ride with it on and I can vouch it works (otherwise I'd be missing my right foot.).
I had to drill some holes in mine, my bike seems to run a bit hot and needs the air circulation around the cases off-road, but others have no such issue.
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