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Old 12-07-2006, 03:19 PM   #1531
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Please fill us in on those nice looking guards protecting your finish from your boots. I know someone who needs to know real bad.

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Old 12-07-2006, 04:10 PM   #1532
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Sweet images of Moab. Thanks for the post crwmac.
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Old 12-07-2006, 05:34 PM   #1533
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Please fill us in on those nice looking guards protecting your finish from your boots. I know someone who needs to know real bad.

Hope your not suggesting I need to know....well....I did. After 1650 miles in four days and 50% off road my SIDI flex-force SRS boots were attacking my lovely orange. Even with the Scotchguard stuff on it just was'nt tough enough. I temporarily fixed the problem with duct tape (orange of course!).





I've now fixed the boot wearing problem and above all else I'm still orange

1mm 3M clear protective plastic, self adhesive coating


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Old 12-07-2006, 06:28 PM   #1534
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The other day, this guy is checking out my bike... He says: "Damn, you've ridden the piss out of this thing!" Me: "Yes sir, yes I have"

Hmmmm. I just don't get why some of you guys care to keep your bikes so shiny...?
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Old 12-07-2006, 08:31 PM   #1535
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Ok, I have looked at this picture several time and couldn't figure out what's different. Now I see! How did you mount the tank bag?


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Old 12-07-2006, 08:55 PM   #1536
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So this is for a mate of mine - Rah - on this site. Done professionally, here in Cape Town, South Africa.
Note the green fleck in the black paint.

Very nice! The black/green and orange must look really nice in the sunlight!
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Old 12-07-2006, 09:46 PM   #1537
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tankbag mounting

You attach it to the two sides of the frame just aft of the subframe, and you manage to give it enough slack so that the saddle can get underneath and settle down.
It won't scratch your paint.
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Old 12-07-2006, 11:47 PM   #1538
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faster and greener

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I'll bet it got FASTER TOO!!
noticeably faster. i thought it was to do with the green flecks? maybe that's why the orange ones have been faster all along!
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Old 12-07-2006, 11:55 PM   #1539
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Very nice! The black/green and orange must look really nice in the sunlight!
the black with green flecks almost becomes completely green in bright sunlight.

bling gleen!

next time i feel like stopping, rather than riding, in the sun i'll try to capture it on camera.
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Old 12-08-2006, 07:19 AM   #1540
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Hope your not suggesting I need to know....well....I did. After 1650 miles in four days and 50% off road my SIDI flex-force SRS boots were attacking my lovely orange. Even with the Scotchguard stuff on it just was'nt tough enough. I temporarily fixed the problem with duct tape (orange of course!).





I've now fixed the boot wearing problem and above all else I'm still orange

1mm 3M clear protective plastic, self adhesive coating


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Hey there....just wondering what type of crash bars your bike is wearing up front???
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Old 12-08-2006, 07:36 AM   #1541
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Boot Guards

The "guards" are a sticky-back plastic film similar to a 3m film that I use at work (it may be a 3m product. I don't know). It comes in a large roll and the only name I’ve heard it called is “pacifier tape”. Probably, any sticky back film will do. I trimmed it into wide strips that fit the area that the boots tend to rub and used two or three layers. The film requires some maintenance during a week of dirt riding. Since I use the bike as my street ride also, I try to keep it nice. The film worked perfectly.

I would be nice if KTM would address this issue with a good looking, more permanent solution. It also seems like an opportunity for an aftermarket company.

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Please fill us in on those nice looking guards protecting your finish from your boots. I know someone who needs to know real bad.

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Old 12-08-2006, 07:42 AM   #1542
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Batopilas?

Pyndon,

That picture looks like an area near Batopilas, Mexico. Am I correct?

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Hope your not suggesting I need to know....well....I did. After 1650 miles in four days and 50% off road my SIDI flex-force SRS boots were attacking my lovely orange. Even with the Scotchguard stuff on it just was'nt tough enough. I temporarily fixed the problem with duct tape (orange of course!).





I've now fixed the boot wearing problem and above all else I'm still orange

1mm 3M clear protective plastic, self adhesive coating


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Old 12-08-2006, 07:44 AM   #1543
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No. I take it back. That's Big Bend..right?

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Pyndon,

That picture looks like an area near Batopilas, Mexico. Am I correct?

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Old 12-08-2006, 08:17 AM   #1544
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Tank Bag Mount

KTMNate,

I replaced the side release clips that came on the bag with ladder-lock buckles. Then I use a webbing fastener to attach webbing to the frame under the seat. The webbing then comes out from under the seat and attaches to the ladder locks on the bag. It’s difficult to describe in words. I’ll take a couple pictures and post them by Monday.

The ladder locks can be sewn on by hand. I like the set-up because the bag is a little easier to install and remove, I don’t have to worry about the straps rubbing the paint job, and it is still easy to get under the seat by just loosening the webbing at the ladder locks.

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Ok, I have looked at this picture several time and couldn't figure out what's different. Now I see! How did you mount the tank bag?


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Old 12-08-2006, 10:45 AM   #1545
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I like your idea. Slick setup. I installed snap buckles on mine, butt I like your idea of connecting them at the bag. Gives me some ideas for mine. Thanks.
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