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Old 12-28-2012, 10:50 PM   #5146
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I figured I'd post this in this thread as opposed to the index.

I have the large Touratech bash plate on my XChallenge. I was looking on Twisted Throttle and saw the SW-Motech center stand for the X. Is it compatible?

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I'm not quite certain if the bash plate that came with my Xch is the large one from Tourtech (or if a medium one even exists), but I did install the SW-Motech myself without any issues as seen below (mind you, the bike is not sitting on the center stand in those pictures, but you can see the clearance to wheel and other parts around):




P.S. Well, according to TT web-store picture, it turns out I have the small bash plate, but I'm pretty sure the relevant area (where the center stand gets mounted) is quite identical between the large and small bash plates.
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:02 AM   #5147
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Nice Ride Alpi!
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:02 AM   #5148
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Thanks alpi. Do you have the Touratech kickstand hard part mounted and if so does that affect the center stand at all?

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Old 12-30-2012, 07:34 PM   #5149
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Thanks alpi. Do you have the Touratech kickstand hard part mounted and if so does that affect the center stand at all?

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I used to have the hard part mounted, but the center stand seem to protect that area implicitly quite well, so I wasn't that concerned when I realized they cannot coexist on the same mounting bolt. I guess it's possible to use a longer bolt to install both, but it felt sort of overkill at the time.
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:37 PM   #5150
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I used to have the hard part mounted, but the center stand seem to protect that area implicitly quite well, so I wasn't that concerned when I realized they cannot coexist on the same mounting bolt. I guess it's possible to use a longer bolt to install both, but it felt sort of overkill at the time.
Thanks alpi. I'll be picking one up soon.
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:56 PM   #5151
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I'm not quite certain if the bash plate that came with my Xch is the large one from Tourtech (or if a medium one even exists), but I did install the SW-Motech myself without any issues as seen below (mind you, the bike is not sitting on the center stand in those pictures, but you can see the clearance to wheel and other parts around):


P.S. Well, according to TT web-store picture, it turns out I have the small bash plate, but I'm pretty sure the relevant area (where the center stand gets mounted) is quite identical between the large and small bash plates.

Heres TT large compared to original bash plate.



And assembled. I needed to shave it a bit to fit with SW Motech bars.

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Old 12-31-2012, 05:49 AM   #5152
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We were discussing the SW Motech center stand and fitment with a Touratech large plate. Since you have the crash bars, how do you like them? Do you think it gives better protection then the Touratech radiator bar? Is the bash plate trimmed on both sides or just the one? Thanks.
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:00 AM   #5153
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I think Swmotech bars are sturdiest at market (for xc). Totally different from tt rad guard.
Theyre mounted to engine mounts and attached together. Bike can easily be dropped on them :)

I did remove small pieces from both sides of bashplate.



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Old 01-01-2013, 07:58 AM   #5154
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What's the story with the Duct Tape on the radiator guard?
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:49 AM   #5155
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Last time when i was riding (saturday) temp was between -18 ... -23 C degrees.. that helps a bit engine to heat up but lets fan still work if needed.

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Makes sense, i just saw you are in Finland, probably don't have the cooling issues we have here in AZ.

Looks like a fun ride in the snow, we got to do a bit of that this weekend. Yesterday.



Had I known we were going to get that much snow, I would have brought my Xchallenge instead of the big girl.
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:16 PM   #5157
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XChallenge in Baja for 2 weeks.

The KTM tank I added worked fine. One issue was losing 1 bolt and having one of the tube clamps bend a bit, but fixed it in 10 minutes at Coco's.
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:20 AM   #5158
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Makes sense, i just saw you are in Finland, probably don't have the cooling issues we have here in AZ.


Had I known we were going to get that much snow, I would have brought my Xchallenge instead of the big girl.
That looks pretty nice!
Get studded tires and have some fun :)
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:14 PM   #5159
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Hope to be getting my KTM Tank this week and will be trying the mounting set up Butters did.
One question is should I use Steel bracket or Aluminum? I am thinking steel for the flex in case of crash. Brackets are small and should not weight too much.
Do you have any pictures or suggestions of how you piped the fuel line into the main tank?



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XChallenge in Baja for 2 weeks.

The KTM tank I added worked fine. One issue was losing 1 bolt and having one of the tube clamps bend a bit, but fixed it in 10 minutes at Coco's.
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:42 PM   #5160
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Hope to be getting my KTM Tank this week and will be trying the mounting set up Butters did.
One question is should I use Steel bracket or Aluminum? I am thinking steel for the flex in case of crash. Brackets are small and should not weight too much.
Do you have any pictures or suggestions of how you piped the fuel line into the main tank?
Use steel for your first one.

I just used the included clear fuel line and looped it up under the bodywork and into the main tank vent. I'll get some pics tonight.






A couple of differences between how Butters and I did this:

I use flush mount turn signals.



I cut up my license plate to make clearance for the tank.


I have the TT rear subframe and use the TT pannier loop to hold the tank.

My tank is mounted much higher up and has no clearance issues with the chain and rear sprocket.


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