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Technical Section => Make / Model Specific Discussions => KTM LC8 1050 / 1190 / 1290 => Topic started by: Roadhawg on May 08, 2019, 06:34:54 pm

Title: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
Post by: Roadhawg on May 08, 2019, 06:34:54 pm
God dammit.

I know theyíre adventure bikes and weíre gonna drop em now and then but shit it hurts man.

Spent the morning making a bracket for the Superduke exhaust, then I go stuff around tryna learn some spin turns and bend the bloody thing.

Also, how do you stop the brake pedal bending into the clutch cover?  God thatís annoying.
Title: Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
Post by: Bundu on May 08, 2019, 06:53:27 pm
shit happens!

in my case, often after I've had too much dop (yeh, I drink and ride), but in the past 4 years, I've only dropped my bike once - no big damage, just some small scratches, but I got over it and won't drop it in that very same fashion again (I hope)

How come you picked up damage? don't you have those massive protection bars?
Title: Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
Post by: Roadhawg on May 08, 2019, 06:56:10 pm
shit happens!

in my case, often after I've had too much dop (yeh, I drink and ride), but in the past 4 years, I've only dropped my bike once - no big damage, just some small scratches, but I got over it and won't drop it in that very same fashion again (I hope)

How come you picked up damage? don't you have those massive protection bars?

Yeh Iím being a bit of a girl, only scratched crashbars and cheap pipe and the clutch cover.   I guess I am trying to figure stupid shit out like spin turns, I guess itís gonna go down once or twice.
Title: Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
Post by: Twinman on May 08, 2019, 07:23:14 pm
Never nice to drop your bike. Happenend to me few times. I first make sure the bike is OK, then just go on.
Title: Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
Post by: Bundu on May 08, 2019, 07:53:51 pm
shit happens!

in my case, often after I've had too much dop (yeh, I drink and ride), but in the past 4 years, I've only dropped my bike once - no big damage, just some small scratches, but I got over it and won't drop it in that very same fashion again (I hope)

How come you picked up damage? don't you have those massive protection bars?

Yeh Iím being a bit of a girl, only scratched crashbars and cheap pipe and the clutch cover.   I guess I am trying to figure stupid shit out like spin turns, I guess itís gonna go down once or twice.

these are big bikes - doing fancy shit will cost you  :lol8: :lol8:  :deal: :deal:
Title: Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
Post by: 2StrokeDan on May 08, 2019, 07:56:58 pm
shit happens!

in my case, often after I've had too much dop (yeh, I drink and ride), but in the past 4 years, I've only dropped my bike once - no big damage, just some small scratches, but I got over it and won't drop it in that very same fashion again (I hope)

How come you picked up damage? don't you have those massive protection bars?

Yeh Iím being a bit of a girl, only scratched crashbars and cheap pipe and the clutch cover.   I guess I am trying to figure stupid shit out like spin turns, I guess itís gonna go down once or twice.

these are big bikes - doing fancy shit will cost you  :lol8: :lol8:  :deal: :deal:

Correction.......cost the insurance.
Title: Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
Post by: Bundu on May 08, 2019, 08:37:05 pm
shit happens!

in my case, often after I've had too much dop (yeh, I drink and ride), but in the past 4 years, I've only dropped my bike once - no big damage, just some small scratches, but I got over it and won't drop it in that very same fashion again (I hope)

How come you picked up damage? don't you have those massive protection bars?

Yeh Iím being a bit of a girl, only scratched crashbars and cheap pipe and the clutch cover.   I guess I am trying to figure stupid shit out like spin turns, I guess itís gonna go down once or twice.

these are big bikes - doing fancy shit will cost you  :lol8: :lol8:  :deal: :deal:

Correction.......cost the insurance.

I've never claimed from insurance for any of my bikes - I would only claim if the damage is probably above R20k or a car is involved and it's my fault, or some cnut manages to steal it
Title: Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
Post by: Roadhawg on May 08, 2019, 08:56:46 pm
Yeh no itís not claimable stuff.

I mean we ride big bikes in places we sometimes shouldnít and we do drop em. I guess itís just the problem of having a shiny new bike... itís still an adventure bike and itís gonna get some character along the way.


Can you buy the little toe bit of the brake pedal separately?
Title: Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
Post by: Bundu on May 08, 2019, 09:07:23 pm
Yeh no itís not claimable stuff.

I mean we ride big bikes in places we sometimes shouldnít and we do drop em. I guess itís just the problem of having a shiny new bike... itís still an adventure bike and itís gonna get some character along the way.


Can you buy the little toe bit of the brake pedal separately?


I doubt it??
I dropped mine to the right side as well and the brake bent a little bit - I just bent it back
Title: Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
Post by: Roadhawg on May 08, 2019, 09:25:30 pm
Yeh no itís not claimable stuff.

I mean we ride big bikes in places we sometimes shouldnít and we do drop em. I guess itís just the problem of having a shiny new bike... itís still an adventure bike and itís gonna get some character along the way.


Can you buy the little toe bit of the brake pedal separately?


Yeh I figure Iíll do that, just wondering for when the metal fatigue kicks in after the 5th time :biggrin:

I think Iím gonna make a little part thatíll stop it gouging the clutch cover.

I doubt it??
I dropped mine to the right side as well and the brake bent a little bit - I just bent it back
Title: Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
Post by: spyker on May 09, 2019, 07:50:29 am
I've bought the following to prevent that from happening.

http://www.altrider.com/altrider-clutch-side-engine-case-cover-for-the-ktm-1290-super-adventure/pid/2105/cid/4

(http://www.altrider.com/images/thumbnail/product_large/installed-altrider-clutch-side-engine-case-cover-for-the-ktm-1290-super-adventure.jpg)

Title: Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
Post by: spyker on May 09, 2019, 07:59:36 am
Yeh no itís not claimable stuff.

I mean we ride big bikes in places we sometimes shouldnít and we do drop em. I guess itís just the problem of having a shiny new bike... itís still an adventure bike and itís gonna get some character along the way.


Can you buy the little toe bit of the brake pedal separately?


Yes, part no 60313051000
Title: Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
Post by: m0lt3n on May 09, 2019, 08:29:52 am
I bought a bigger toe-bit, think it was from bikegear or flyingbrick.

If you didn't drop it you didn't try hard enough :)
(it was a pretty boring trip if there wasn't any side-stand incidents)

I will be looking into that clutch cover spyker posted!
Title: Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
Post by: Roadhawg on May 09, 2019, 08:39:27 am
I bought a bigger toe-bit, think it was from bikegear or flyingbrick.

If you didn't drop it you didn't try hard enough :)
(it was a pretty boring trip if there wasn't any side-stand incidents)

I will be looking into that clutch cover spyker posted!

Yeh that looks awesome.    @spyker how much was that?
Title: Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
Post by: spyker on May 09, 2019, 08:43:24 am
I bought a bigger toe-bit, think it was from bikegear or flyingbrick.

If you didn't drop it you didn't try hard enough :)
(it was a pretty boring trip if there wasn't any side-stand incidents)

I will be looking into that clutch cover spyker posted!

Yeh that looks awesome.    @spyker how much was that?

Was about R1500 IIRC for the orange version. The black/silver versions are about R300 cheaper.
Title: Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
Post by: Roadhawg on May 09, 2019, 08:45:01 am
I bought a bigger toe-bit, think it was from bikegear or flyingbrick.

If you didn't drop it you didn't try hard enough :)
(it was a pretty boring trip if there wasn't any side-stand incidents)

I will be looking into that clutch cover spyker posted!

Yeh that looks awesome.    @spyker how much was that?

Was about R1500 IIRC for the orange version. The black/silver versions are about R300 cheaper.

Thats not too bad.  Someone was selling plastic type covers for like nearly R3k each a while ago, that was a bit rich for me.
Title: Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
Post by: ianb on May 09, 2019, 08:45:51 am
Stu you never told us what it is like to lift up. :imaposer:
Title: Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
Post by: DanieW on May 09, 2019, 08:46:20 am
I'm keen for one of these (black) if you want to order a few Stu?
Title: Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
Post by: m0lt3n on May 09, 2019, 09:05:40 am
add me also if someone is ordering?
I have previously enquired on the TripleClampMoto product but like this one more. TCM was R1930 a few months ago. (Their frame guards are very nice though, but cost even more)
Title: Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
Post by: Roadhawg on May 09, 2019, 10:19:25 am
Stu you never told us what it is like to lift up. :imaposer:

On flat ground I really don't find it that hard to pick up.  I do plenty deadlifting at gym though 2x a week. :biggrin:


Are their any local guys selling the Altrider stuff?  That brake pedal looks kief too.  I was gonna try make one like that.
Title: Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
Post by: BullFrog on May 09, 2019, 10:19:56 am
It depends on the bike I am riding.

The XR and the YZ. So what?

The Triumph, VF or NCX? I will not be happy.
Title: Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
Post by: Bundu on May 09, 2019, 11:31:06 am
have any of you bought KTM stuff from China?

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Motorcycle-Right-Side-Engine-Case-Slider-Guard-Protector-for-KTM-1050-1090-1190-Adventure-1290-Super/32999666846.html?spm=2114.search0104.3.144.6908b29f9B6ZF4&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_9_10065_10068_319_10059_10884_317_10887_10696_321_322_10084_453_10083_454_10103_10618_10307_537_536,searchweb201603_52,ppcSwitch_0&algo_expid=f5fd3a43-2a6f-44c1-985d-774e68768cb0-20&algo_pvid=f5fd3a43-2a6f-44c1-985d-774e68768cb0&transAbTest=ae803_3

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/NICECNC-Rear-Brake-Pedal-Plate-For-KTM-690-950-990-1050-1190-1290-Super-Adventure-Enduro/32970411540.html?spm=2114.search0104.3.101.48383953cr5dly&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_9_10065_10068_319_10059_10884_317_10887_10696_321_322_10084_453_10083_454_10103_10618_10307_537_536,searchweb201603_52,ppcSwitch_0&algo_expid=22860349-9f0e-472c-8324-6d5e05c38c67-13&algo_pvid=22860349-9f0e-472c-8324-6d5e05c38c67&transAbTest=ae803_3

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Rear-Brake-Pedal-Plate-For-KTM-690-950-990-1050-1190-1290-Super-Adventure-Enduro-Duke/32967241583.html?spm=2114.search0104.3.282.48383953cr5dly&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_9_10065_10068_319_10059_10884_317_10887_10696_321_322_10084_453_10083_454_10103_10618_10307_537_536,searchweb201603_52,ppcSwitch_0&algo_expid=22860349-9f0e-472c-8324-6d5e05c38c67-37&algo_pvid=22860349-9f0e-472c-8324-6d5e05c38c67&transAbTest=ae803_3
Title: Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
Post by: DanieW on May 09, 2019, 11:44:42 am
have any of you bought KTM stuff from China?

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Motorcycle-Right-Side-Engine-Case-Slider-Guard-Protector-for-KTM-1050-1090-1190-Adventure-1290-Super/32999666846.html?spm=2114.search0104.3.144.6908b29f9B6ZF4&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_9_10065_10068_319_10059_10884_317_10887_10696_321_322_10084_453_10083_454_10103_10618_10307_537_536,searchweb201603_52,ppcSwitch_0&algo_expid=f5fd3a43-2a6f-44c1-985d-774e68768cb0-20&algo_pvid=f5fd3a43-2a6f-44c1-985d-774e68768cb0&transAbTest=ae803_3

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/NICECNC-Rear-Brake-Pedal-Plate-For-KTM-690-950-990-1050-1190-1290-Super-Adventure-Enduro/32970411540.html?spm=2114.search0104.3.101.48383953cr5dly&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_9_10065_10068_319_10059_10884_317_10887_10696_321_322_10084_453_10083_454_10103_10618_10307_537_536,searchweb201603_52,ppcSwitch_0&algo_expid=22860349-9f0e-472c-8324-6d5e05c38c67-13&algo_pvid=22860349-9f0e-472c-8324-6d5e05c38c67&transAbTest=ae803_3

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Rear-Brake-Pedal-Plate-For-KTM-690-950-990-1050-1190-1290-Super-Adventure-Enduro-Duke/32967241583.html?spm=2114.search0104.3.282.48383953cr5dly&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_9_10065_10068_319_10059_10884_317_10887_10696_321_322_10084_453_10083_454_10103_10618_10307_537_536,searchweb201603_52,ppcSwitch_0&algo_expid=22860349-9f0e-472c-8324-6d5e05c38c67-37&algo_pvid=22860349-9f0e-472c-8324-6d5e05c38c67&transAbTest=ae803_3



You gonna wait at least 3 months for it delivered, IF you do get it that is.. ordered from aliexpress before but our postal system is so crap that I had a package not delivered.

But to be fair, it was 1 package out of about 7.
Title: Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
Post by: Bundu on May 09, 2019, 12:16:05 pm


You gonna wait at least 3 months for it delivered, IF you do get it that is.. ordered from aliexpress before but our postal system is so crap that I had a package not delivered.

But to be fair, it was 1 package out of about 7.

no longer true - there is a parcel from Aliexpress at my local post office which took 3 weeks - another one arrived last week and took 4 weeks - they both had tracking numbers
Title: Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
Post by: Roadhawg on May 09, 2019, 12:22:36 pm


You gonna wait at least 3 months for it delivered, IF you do get it that is.. ordered from aliexpress before but our postal system is so crap that I had a package not delivered.

But to be fair, it was 1 package out of about 7.

no longer true - there is a parcel from Aliexpress at my local post office which took 3 weeks - another one arrived last week and took 4 weeks - they both had tracking numbers

I bought some shoes a while ago and it took ages but they arrived.  Quality was terrible though haha


I'm speaking to Altrider about bringing a couple clutch cover protectors in.   That's really the only damage that annoys me, and the pipe I guess (I just worry about the pipe being bent in towards the wheel or cracking an actual header section or something.
Title: Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
Post by: m0lt3n on May 09, 2019, 01:20:26 pm
Actually also just got an sms from post office for a package waiting for me, they seem to be down to 7 week delivery time here.

Liking those items Bundu. Think I will buy some, it won't break the bank
Title: Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
Post by: Bundu on May 09, 2019, 01:58:10 pm
Actually also just got an sms from post office for a package waiting for me, they seem to be down to 7 week delivery time here.

Liking those items Bundu. Think I will buy some, it won't break the bank

I've bought lots of stuff from Ali and have been happy with >90% - one untracked parcel went missing and they refunded me

if you buy more than one item, try to buy from the same supplier (assuming prices similar) - so only one parcel and often cheaper shipping (if shipping is  charged)

edit: also check out for stickers
Title: Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
Post by: Roadhawg on May 09, 2019, 02:15:00 pm
Actually also just got an sms from post office for a package waiting for me, they seem to be down to 7 week delivery time here.

Liking those items Bundu. Think I will buy some, it won't break the bank

Get an extra brake pedal end for me brah :biggrin:
Title: Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
Post by: NEON DEON on May 20, 2019, 11:17:24 am
Seems that dropping the bike is quite a common occurrence  :dousing: , part of the clan as well , I now have a scratch on the hand guard and a chip on the crash-bar , when I purchased the bike it had the same on the right hand side , my damage is to the left . The damage to the guards is nothing to write home about , but the chips on the crash-bar is a niggle . What have you done with your minor damage ? Yes it can be re-powder coated , but expensive , I have toyed with wrapping the bar with some tape , Mite not look to bad , or hill billy, Friend always said a scratch adds character and says you ride the bike , its not just a show piece, so leaving it be also a option , but ...
Title: Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
Post by: m0lt3n on May 20, 2019, 11:23:06 am
In your case I would just leave it. Like you said, its character.

In my case its getting a bit much and may become a rust issue. I plan to apply some paint stripper and repaint in black. Easy to apply touch up once its black. I like the look of the black bars as well.
On the GS the silver was easy, repainted (and bended) those crashbars a lot of times.
Title: Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
Post by: Roadhawg on May 20, 2019, 12:12:19 pm
I wrapped some paracord around the scarred bits of crashbar this weekend, and then the same spots on the left side to avoid the inevitable haha

I actually think it looks quite cool. Very mad max haha
Title: Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
Post by: m0lt3n on May 20, 2019, 12:26:45 pm
I wrapped some paracord around the scarred bits of crashbar this weekend, and then the same spots on the left side to avoid the inevitable haha

I actually think it looks quite cool. Very mad max haha

my problem with that is how will it look once you go through some red or black mud? it wont wash easily?
Title: Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
Post by: Roadhawg on May 20, 2019, 12:46:45 pm
I wrapped some paracord around the scarred bits of crashbar this weekend, and then the same spots on the left side to avoid the inevitable haha

I actually think it looks quite cool. Very mad max haha

my problem with that is how will it look once you go through some red or black mud? it wont wash easily?

Yeah true.  It took like 20mins and cost basically nothing (except a blister on my finger from rope burn :imaposer:)   For now it lets me forget
Title: Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
Post by: Noneking on May 20, 2019, 12:57:02 pm
These powder coated KTM crash bars look good but just a tip-over and they look well used...

Had the stainless Touratech bars on my HP2 and despite several offs with the bike, the marks were hardly noticeable......

Title: Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
Post by: m0lt3n on May 21, 2019, 06:00:00 am
These powder coated KTM crash bars look good but just a tip-over and they look well used...

Had the stainless Touratech bars on my HP2 and despite several offs with the bike, the marks were hardly noticeable......



Agree
Some offs in sand and it looks like my son had a field day with grit paper on my orange bars. Wasn't the case with those silver (I think electro plated) BMW/touratech bars
Title: Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
Post by: Swazi Phil on May 21, 2019, 08:26:21 am
Same as a kid that drops an ice scream...
Title: Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
Post by: Roadhawg on May 21, 2019, 08:42:53 am
Same as a kid that drops an ice scream...

Same :biggrin:    But then I get over it better than I used to.
Title: Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
Post by: Bundu on May 21, 2019, 12:59:06 pm
has anybody tried these crash bar bumpers?

https://ph.sellprice.co/ihambing-ang-pinakabagong-syd-25mm-motorcycle-bumper-engine-protective-guard-crash-bars-decorative-block-dismantling-for-bmw-ktm-honda-suzuki-yamaha-pinakamahusay-na-presyo-sa-pilipinas/
Title: Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
Post by: m0lt3n on May 21, 2019, 02:06:53 pm
I don't like the look of that, looks like it can catch on rocks if you are still sliding a bit.

in the picture it looks particularly useless as the spotlight will be first point of impact?

Title: Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
Post by: Roadhawg on May 29, 2019, 08:34:01 am
Well I had to suck it up this weekend.  It felt like the bike was horizontal more than vertical at times.  Was not expecting that on Sani off all places, but having an off day + loose rocks + "helpers" on Sani stealing your shit did not end that well.

Only cosmetic damage though.  I have new respect for how strong these bikes are actually.
Title: Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
Post by: Lear300 on May 29, 2019, 11:53:07 am
Well I had to suck it up this weekend.  It felt like the bike was horizontal more than vertical at times.  Was not expecting that on Sani off all places, but having an off day + loose rocks + "helpers" on Sani stealing your shit did not end that well.

Only cosmetic damage though.  I have new respect for how strong these bikes are actually.

you will have to give more detail than that.....and pictures....

I don't let the scratches bother me, it adds character and shows the bike was used. Obviously I don't go around purposefully looking for trouble :deal:
Title: Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
Post by: Grunder on May 29, 2019, 12:08:28 pm
Well I had to suck it up this weekend.  It felt like the bike was horizontal more than vertical at times.  Was not expecting that on Sani off all places, but having an off day + loose rocks + "helpers" on Sani stealing your shit did not end that well.

Only cosmetic damage though.  I have new respect for how strong these bikes are actually.

you will have to give more detail than that.....and pictures....

I don't let the scratches bother me, it adds character and shows the bike was used. Obviously I don't go around purposefully looking for trouble :deal:

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=237560.0
Title: Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
Post by: Roadhawg on May 29, 2019, 02:14:37 pm
Also, those upper crashbars make the bike look wide, but hell are they strong!   Not a scratch to my plastics.   :thumleft: