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Old 11-23-2004, 10:51 AM   #91
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E Line makes a very high quality Carbon/Kevlar skid for the LC4. A freind has one on his bike and it fits perfect. At $144.95 it's not cheap, but our KTM's are worth it.
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Old 11-23-2004, 10:58 AM   #92
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Ok pics. This is the plate Loaded now has, on my bike.
I was hoping for a little better coverage, but there were no photos of one on a bike before I bought it. Was a bit of an impulse purchase really.
Looks like the KTM one... but without holes.

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Old 11-23-2004, 12:05 PM   #93
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Looks like the KTM one... but without holes.

Heathen FCR users may like the solid look, but we BSTer's prefer our plates be holy....hallelujah!!!

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Old 11-23-2004, 12:26 PM   #94
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Heathen FCR users may like the solid look, but we BSTer's prefer our plates be holy....hallelujah!!!

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It is a "keeper of the BST flame" approved part... so sayeth the "one", so sayeth us all.
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Old 11-23-2004, 01:43 PM   #95
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It is a "keeper of the BST flame" approved part... so sayeth the "one", so sayeth us all.
aaaaaaaaaaahaaaaaameeeeeeen...

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Old 11-23-2004, 05:41 PM   #96
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Hey Loaded...

You get one a dem eBay plates? I hear they don't fit worth a crap....what say you?

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Old 11-23-2004, 05:51 PM   #97
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Tickets and passes... got em' lined up. Shhhh, don't tell.
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Old 11-23-2004, 08:02 PM   #98
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I suspect I would turn that skid plate into a piece of limp cloth the first time
I rode the creek bed of trail #673 in Rampart. Please take out the 5 pound hammer and have at it for a good hundred strokes then show us the results.

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Old 11-23-2004, 09:09 PM   #99
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E Line makes a very high quality Carbon/Kevlar skid for the LC4. A freind has one on his bike and it fits perfect. At $144.95 it's not cheap, but our KTM's are worth it.
you mean carbon/kev backed by E glass! Or maybe fiberglass matte!

Carbon is sexy, but its weakness is in shear, so why are we putting it between our precious crankcases and sharp, shearing rocks?
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Old 11-24-2004, 06:55 AM   #100
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Tickets and passes... got em' lined up. Shhhh, don't tell.
Huh? What? tickets and passes for what?
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Old 11-24-2004, 09:18 AM   #101
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KTM is from Austria... Just kiddin'.

Maybe I am not the best to answer those questions as I have not owned another DS. I am interested in long range touring in places where the asphault ends.

The big BMW was just too damn big. 650 lbs. Many here said the little BMW is a good bike, but needs thousands of dollars worth of upgrades to get to the level of the little KTM. The big KTM is interesting at only 100 lbs more that might not matter if you are a good rider (small is better to learn on I hear) but I heard the 950 was beating the heck outa Meoni in the Paris-Dakar. Over long distances the extra weight will take a toll.

That is why I choose the little KTM. It is pretty much setup from the get go. I bought the bike sight unseen from an out of state dealer (end of the US production run!) after boatloads of research. Couldnt find anything better for what I am interested in.

The little KTM has a bigger tank and likely a longer range and is lighter. Other than that you could ask flanny as he as owned and modified both.

KTM'S originated from Penton's John Penton sold to the Austrian's long ago but still attends KTM functions and lives in Ohio. A very cool guy. Read John's book and you will get the whole KTM story.
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Old 11-24-2004, 11:35 AM   #102
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KTM'S originated from Penton's John Penton sold to the Austrian's long ago but still attends KTM functions and lives in Ohio. A very cool guy. Read John's book and you will get the whole KTM story.
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Old 11-24-2004, 12:51 PM   #103
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So I just got done replacing my charcoal cannister with PASSMORE's toolbox. Is the connection on the bottom right side (not the front right) of the airbox a drain and should therefore be left uncorked?
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Old 11-24-2004, 02:42 PM   #104
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Hey lookie what I made!


Now that I've got your attention please see my above post about the airbox drain.
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Old 11-24-2004, 04:39 PM   #105
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you mean carbon/kev backed by E glass! Or maybe fiberglass matte!

Carbon is sexy, but its weakness is in shear, so why are we putting it between our precious crankcases and sharp, shearing rocks?
I've been running an E Line skid on my EXC for 2 years and I can tell you it's been through two years of bouncing off of logs and glancing off of sharp edged rocks like these

and I have not broken one yet. They are not only strong, but they are light weight and don't resonate like an aluminum skid. There must be a reason KTM uses carbon skids on their Baja and Dakar bikes?
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