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Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
« Reply #20 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.
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Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
« Reply #21 on: May 09, 2019, 11:31:06 am »
 

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Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
« Reply #22 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.
 

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Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
« Reply #23 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
 

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Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
« Reply #24 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.
 

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Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
« Reply #25 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
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Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
« Reply #26 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
« Last Edit: May 09, 2019, 01:59:29 pm by Bundu »
 

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Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
« Reply #27 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:
 

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Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
« Reply #28 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 ...
 

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Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
« Reply #29 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.
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Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
« Reply #30 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
 

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Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
« Reply #31 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?
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Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
« Reply #32 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
 

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Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
« Reply #33 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......

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Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
« Reply #34 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
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Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
« Reply #35 on: May 21, 2019, 08:26:21 am »
Same as a kid that drops an ice scream...
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Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
« Reply #36 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.
 

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Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
« Reply #38 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?

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Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
« Reply #39 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.