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Old 11-19-2013, 07:16 PM   #1
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Skid plate KTM EXC 500

I am looking for new skid plate for 2013 EXC 500.
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Old 11-19-2013, 07:36 PM   #2
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Are you looking for a cheap plastic guard that will probably bend when you huck tha gnar and cause more damage, or a more expensive one that will put up with the abuse that Toddler, Crosscountry, Xplor, Thumpco use?
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Old 11-19-2013, 07:44 PM   #3
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I have the Hyde Racing one on mine. Held up very well. I have one you can try if you want. $30



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Old 11-20-2013, 10:58 AM   #4
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I have the Hyde Racing one on mine. Held up very well. I have one you can try if you want. $30



I've beat the hell out of this plate on my '13 XCW and it's held up.
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Old 11-20-2013, 12:53 PM   #5
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+1 on the Hyde stuff. I have a metal Moose one on my 450 that is good as well. Probably a little tougher than the Hyde even, but being metal it gets dented up over time and reflects up engine noise.
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Old 11-20-2013, 02:28 PM   #6
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+1 on the Hyde stuff. I have a metal Moose one on my 450 that is good as well. Probably a little tougher than the Hyde even, but being metal it gets dented up over time and reflects up engine noise.
Shit. I broke mine on the first ride. I destroyed a Flatlands Racing one, so bought the Hyde. Now, I have an Enduro Engineering on there. Seems OK.
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Old 11-20-2013, 02:36 PM   #7
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Shit. I broke mine on the first ride. I destroyed a Flatlands Racing one, so bought the Hyde. Now, I have an Enduro Engineering on there. Seems OK.
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Old 11-20-2013, 02:40 PM   #8
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Shit. I broke mine on the first ride. I destroyed a Flatlands Racing one, so bought the Hyde. Now, I have an Enduro Engineering on there. Seems OK.
You broke a Hyde, or a Moose on the first ride?

For my model, the EE and Moose metal ones are the same plate, just different packaging.

I haven't tried the Hyde for the 4ts, but the pipe/skid combos has held up well on the 300.
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Old 11-20-2013, 02:43 PM   #9
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Skid plate

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We sell these. Full protection for the rotor & clutch cover. Composite stands up under the abuse better than aluminum. Random fiberglass fibers do not allow cracks to propagate like aluminum. No welds to break. Lighter weight than aluminum.

In short, they work! Ask around.

http://www.globetrottin.com/Skid-pla...-XCW_p_23.html

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Old 11-20-2013, 02:50 PM   #10
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Acerbis used to make a HDPE skid plate in the 90s. I ran one for years on an XR600 and routinely abused it in the rocks. After several years it was due for replacement, but had been discontinued by then.

Carbon fiber & laminates are OK, but will eventually turn to mush.
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Old 11-20-2013, 02:54 PM   #11
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Unaweep kills skidplates faster than bunnies!!!

He probably kills bunnies with his broken skid plates.
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Old 11-20-2013, 02:55 PM   #12
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You broke a Hyde, or a Moose on the first ride?

For my model, the EE and Moose metal ones are the same plate, just different packaging.

I haven't tried the Hyde for the 4ts, but the pipe/skid combos has held up well on the 300.
Hyde - shattered around the indentations molded into the plastic where the screw holes are.
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Old 11-20-2013, 02:59 PM   #13
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He probably kills bunnies with his broken skid plates.


I use the broken ones to fire grill their tasty carcus!

Another weakness of the Hyde.


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Old 11-20-2013, 03:36 PM   #14
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I use the broken ones to fire grill their tasty carcus!

Another weakness of the Hyde.


I guess they switched to a new "super plastic" (maybe HDPE?) over the summer that's supposed to be stronger and more heat resistant. I have one of the new pipe/skid combo models to eventually put on mrs_thump_co's 300 once she finishes off the current pipe. It definitely feels much more rigid than the one on my 3. We'll see how it holds up.

Still doesn't solve for the grilling weakness though.
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Old 11-20-2013, 03:45 PM   #15
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Disclaimer - Blatant self promotion

We sell these. Full protection for the rotor & clutch cover. Composite stands up under the abuse better than aluminum. Random fiberglass fibers do not allow cracks to propagate like aluminum. No welds to break. Lighter weight than aluminum.

In short, they work! Ask around.

http://www.globetrottin.com/Skid-pla...-XCW_p_23.html

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harcus - those do look stout, thanks for the heads up. Problem I've had with fiber plates (e.g. the P3) was that they'd get chewed up on the rocks. Last one simple wore through along both frame rails and eventually fell apart into 3 pieces. If seems like a some kind of metal or plastic glide rails could really help the lifespan.
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