KTM fork guard install for DRZ400/S


23 replies to this topic
  • scottm46

Posted April 19, 2007 - 12:10 PM

#1

Has anyone installed the KTM fork guards for the S model without cutting the light mounting bracket?

I hard there some people on TT that have done it this way, if anyone has any information on this mod please let me know?

Thanks, :thumbsup:

  • smcalpac

Posted April 19, 2007 - 12:21 PM

#2

http://www.thumperta...t=KTM FOR GUARD

Here is a link to the "How To".

  • scottm46

Posted April 19, 2007 - 12:55 PM

#3

http://www.thumperta...t=KTM FOR GUARD

Here is a link to the "How To".


Thanks smcalpac

This was were I got the parts list from but that thread is for the "E" model application, the "S" model is a different application. Perhaps you know he way around the mounting bracket on the "S" without cutting it, then welding it back?

  • smcalpac

Posted April 19, 2007 - 01:29 PM

#4

I am not aware of anyway around doing the mods to the bracket. I have an E model with SM guards on it and currently on a 04 S frame with a plated 06 SM frame about to go into use, so mine is a conglomeration of parts. The cutting and welding isn't too bad to deal with.

  • dugabrams

Posted April 19, 2007 - 03:01 PM

#5

There is a simple way. Throw away the stock headlight and install a Cyclops. It will look bitchin with your new fork gaurds!

  • fastgun

Posted April 19, 2007 - 06:25 PM

#6

After looking at mine, it looks as if you could ...maybe....install the guards under the lower fork clamp. With that said it would sit pretty low and may get hit if the forks compress on a hard hit.

Installed this way, they most likely would not fit as solid.

One person posted that he used a wire twisting tool to install his. I believe he must have cut the clamps off the KTM guards so that they would not hit the headlight mounts and then used the wire twisting tool to securely mount the guards to the fork.

There may well be a couple more good ideas floating around. If so I'd enjoy hearing them.

  • gpdesign

Posted April 19, 2007 - 07:36 PM

#7

I'm the guy who cut off the KTM guard bolt/screw bosses and instead used a Clamptite tool to wire clamp them to the forks:
http://www.clamptitetools.com/

Its worked great, probably stronger than the original plastic clamps. I don't weld or have a welder so I gave this a shot. You could probably use a hose clamp or something else if you didn't mind the look.

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  • scottm46

Posted April 19, 2007 - 08:58 PM

#8

[quote name='gpdesign']I'm the guy who cut off the KTM guard bolt/screw bosses and instead used a Clamptite tool to wire clamp them to the forks:
http://www.clamptitetools.com/

Its worked great, probably stronger than the original plastic clamps. I don't weld or have a welder so I gave this a shot. You could probably use a hose clamp or something else if you didn't mind the look.

Now that's the info and picture I was looking for, thanks gpdsign :thumbsup:

I'm going to give that a try....:worthy:

  • TipsyMcStagger

Posted January 20, 2009 - 09:27 AM

#9

Bump.

Would like to see these mounted on a "S" with modified fork brackets.

Anyone???

Tipsy

  • E.Marquez

Posted January 20, 2009 - 09:48 AM

#10

Bump.

Would like to see these mounted on a "S" with modified fork brackets.

Anyone???

Tipsy

The FAQ write up with pics and part numbers will be ready in a day or so

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  • TipsyMcStagger

Posted January 20, 2009 - 09:54 AM

#11

The FAQ write up with pics and part numbers will be ready in a day or so

Looking forward to it!

Tipsy

  • IRON MAIDEN

Posted January 20, 2009 - 02:29 PM

#12

Gpdesign, Can You Post More Pics Of The Guards On Your Bike????

  • wvdualsport

Posted March 04, 2009 - 11:01 PM

#13

The FAQ write up with pics and part numbers will be ready in a day or so


Hey Bronco, I know your kinda busy(seriously), but any headway being made on the FAQ write up? I'm kinda interested in this mod.

Thanks,

Shawn

  • wvdualsport

Posted March 05, 2009 - 08:27 PM

#14

Bump.

  • gpdesign

Posted March 05, 2009 - 10:10 PM

#15

Gpdesign, Can You Post More Pics Of The Guards On Your Bike????


I missed your post earlier, Heres the only other photo I have at the moment.

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  • wvdualsport

Posted March 06, 2009 - 04:35 PM

#16

I missed your post earlier, Heres the only other photo I have at the moment.

Posted Image


The fork guards look great. How do you like them so far?

  • gpdesign

Posted March 07, 2009 - 02:00 PM

#17

The fork guards look great. How do you like them so far?


I like them. I think they look better than the stock rubber things, so far the fork tubes are undamaged so they must be doing their job. I do put on some seal savers when I go dirt bikin' which is most of the time.

  • IRON MAIDEN

Posted March 07, 2009 - 05:17 PM

#18

Can you tell me either the part #s for the guards or the model KTM they are off. I really want to do that mod with the Carbon wraps on the lower sections. The forks would look great that way.

  • gpdesign

Posted March 07, 2009 - 07:37 PM

#19

Check out post #2:

50301090250 Clamp protector guide '98
5460139000030 Fork protection guide R/S '97
5460129000030 Fork protection guide L/S '97
another 50301090250 Clamp protector guide '98
Middle
50301093000 Fork protector R/S black '97
Bottom
50301092000 Fork protector L/S black '97

all are from KTM 250EXC bikes.

  • IRON MAIDEN

Posted March 07, 2009 - 08:09 PM

#20

Damn, what a pain to order I bet. What does all this run from a dealer?





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