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fuel valve

I´ve seen my friend break the gas valve from under his gas tank in a very minor fall. This happened on a 640 adventure. Any ideas on how to relocate/protect this valve???

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There are several solutions available, eg.

http://www.hepco-becker.de/anbauanle...02769.0001.pdf
http://www2.freepichosting.com/Images/421512580/4.jpg

or

http://www.motobau.de/cat-moto/ktm/b...hutz/main.html

Another option is the original KTM rallye engine cover ("RALLYEMOTORSCHUTZ ALUMINIUM" here: http://www.ktm-sommer.de/Seiten_04/F...dv640_04.html) for 590€ (!). There's also a Polish company producing them for aprox. 350€, but can't find the link right now.

All options are rather expensive (130€ HB, Motobau is 170€) and heavy. I'm now thinking about removing the valve completely, it's useless anyway (at least for me, I have rear tanks mounted :-)

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Thanks Kudi,

I think I might try fabricating one of these protectors on my own, do you have any pictures looking up under the tank?

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Diego
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Hi Dgamboa

The only other pics I know of are

http://www2.freepichosting.com/Images/421512580/1.jpg
http://www2.freepichosting.com/Images/421512580/1.jpg
http://www2.freepichosting.com/Images/421512580/3.jpg
http://www2.freepichosting.com/Images/421512580/4.jpg
http://www2.freepichosting.com/Images/421512580/5.jpg

Do a Goggle research, I'm shure you'll find more. If not and you desperately need one from a specific angle I can ask in the German Adventure BB if someone could post one.

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Hi,

both the tank valve and gear lever are vulnerable

fwit i'd suggest the sommer's plate - or getting a similar one fabricated. it is expensive but has a dual purpose - protection and tool/water storage.

where do you keep your tools?

i drop my bike quite often (once a week/month just getting on/off) and i've never had aproblem with petrol tap or gear levers (touch wood).

Back in london (after 8 months in Africa) i took it off and dropped it outside my flat after id taken the bash plate off - result was unusuable gear lever! (luckily, i'd zip tied a spare to my racks)





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Hey Jerome, Are you carrying a bike on the back?!

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Jerome,

Where do you find a ¨sommers¨ plate, do they have a site on the web?

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1 bike on a bike

i tried - the weight or width were too dangerous. the only place is parallel to the bike instead of one pannier, which i didnt want to do. - see my web site for details

2 sommers are the biggest ktm dealer in europe. any part not in stock they get from the factory the next if not the same day.

they are very efficient - parts ordered fron Peru on thursday were in Lima on monday 4 days later. i use them instead of uk dealers.

use google to translate thier site:

http://www.ktm-sommer.de/Seiten_04/F_zub_adv640_04.html

as Kudi said above its 590 euros but how much is getting stranded worth?



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