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1/11/2020 6:50 AM

Afternoon all. Just wondering if this is anything to be worried about. It's not cracked or anything. Just a dent Photo

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1/11/2020 6:57 AM

From what I can see, I would have it reinforced. But that's just me.

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There's something happening here, what it is ain't exactly clear.

1/11/2020 7:05 AM

Is there a skid plate I could get that could do that

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1/11/2020 8:10 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/11/2020 8:11 AM

Maybe it’s the picture but it looks like a hole was punched through the tube. I would want that reinforced. Not an expensive or difficult job for an experienced tig welder.

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1/11/2020 8:24 AM

Question: If one were to repair that by TIG welding some material over the area; does the
heat weaken the area in any way? Are frames heat treated after assembly and would welding
them change that or something?

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1/11/2020 8:29 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/11/2020 12:28 PM

If you decide to have it welded/ reinforced, make sure you unplug your ECU/CDI box.
It could fry it, if you forget ! Happened to me !!

IMO, it’s probably fine, throw a good works connection skid plate on it and then keep an eye on it, I’ve seen way worse.

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1/11/2020 9:12 AM

langhammx wrote:

If you decide to have it welded/ reinforced, make sure you unplug your ECU/CDI box.
It could fry it, if you forget ! Happened to me !!

IMO, it’s probably fine, throw a good works connection skid plate on it and then keep an eye on it, I’ve seen way worse.

The ones u have seen that are worse. Was they still riding n that. Thanks

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1/11/2020 9:17 AM

I had a much larger dent on mine and rode it for two years before selling it and never had a problem,I did put a skid plate on it after.

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1/11/2020 9:18 AM

I would run it. No real issue there imo

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1/11/2020 9:18 AM

langhammx wrote:

If you decide to have it welded/ reinforced, make sure you unplug your ECU/CDI box.
It could fry it, if you forget ! Happened to me !!

IMO, it’s probably fine, throw a good works connection skid plate on it and then keep an eye on it, I’ve seen way worse.

Nemesismx1990 wrote:

The ones u have seen that are worse. Was they still riding n that. Thanks

Did you punch a hole in it or just dent it?

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1/11/2020 9:40 AM

I had something similar on my previous bike. It will be fine. They build in safety margin during design.

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1/11/2020 11:03 AM

langhammx wrote:

If you decide to have it welded/ reinforced, make sure you unplug your ECU/CDI box.
It could fry it, if you forget ! Happened to me !!

IMO, it’s probably fine, throw a good works connection skid plate on it and then keep an eye on it, I’ve seen way worse.

Nemesismx1990 wrote:

The ones u have seen that are worse. Was they still riding n that. Thanks

Tuna wrote:

Did you punch a hole in it or just dent it?

I went up this rock I think. I didn't even know I did it. There is a little hole

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1/11/2020 11:15 AM

Nemesismx1990 wrote:

The ones u have seen that are worse. Was they still riding n that. Thanks

Tuna wrote:

Did you punch a hole in it or just dent it?

Nemesismx1990 wrote:

I went up this rock I think. I didn't even know I did it. There is a little hole

Personally I would fix it if it has a hole in it. I would always be thinking about it.

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1/11/2020 11:28 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/11/2020 11:32 AM

FWYT wrote:

Question: If one were to repair that by TIG welding some material over the area; does the
heat weaken the area in any way? Are frames heat treated after assembly and would welding
them change that or something?


Edit: I saw that there is actually a hole all the way through it, disregard
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1/11/2020 11:48 AM

FWYT wrote:

Question: If one were to repair that by TIG welding some material over the area; does the
heat weaken the area in any way? Are frames heat treated after assembly and would welding
them change that or something?

Welds just harden the material. If you have it stress relieved it wont be a big deal.

Tbh as long as its not punctured id put a skid plate on and ride.

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1/11/2020 12:29 PM

langhammx wrote:

If you decide to have it welded/ reinforced, make sure you unplug your ECU/CDI box.
It could fry it, if you forget ! Happened to me !!

IMO, it’s probably fine, throw a good works connection skid plate on it and then keep an eye on it, I’ve seen way worse.

Nemesismx1990 wrote:

The ones u have seen that are worse. Was they still riding n that. Thanks

Yes.

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1/11/2020 12:32 PM

I'm gonna get a skid plate. Just hope it doesn't snap coming off a jump

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1/11/2020 12:50 PM

I wouldn't worry about it, but skid plates are definitely worth having, even on strickly moto bikes you can get the smaller glide plates.

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1/11/2020 1:13 PM

Is there any skid plates out there that will cover that up. The bike is a kx450f 2017

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1/11/2020 1:15 PM

That is why I run these, I use to race motocross when big rocks was on a track, Since I have been running these last 15 years I have had 0 dents.

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1/11/2020 2:33 PM

Get the works connection full coverage aluminum skid plate.

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1/11/2020 2:40 PM

If there is ha hole punched in the tube, I would absolutely get it repaired by a professional welder! Aluminum is sensitive to stress risers, and that hole punched in the tube is def. that...

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1/11/2020 3:59 PM

I get the off road plate, the sx plates are a joke. A few extra lbs wont hurt me a bit.

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1/11/2020 4:04 PM

Holy cow, don't you dare throw a leg over that death trap. Give me $100 bucks and I'll take it off your hands so you won't be tempted.devil pinch

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1/11/2020 4:09 PM

plowboy wrote:

Holy cow, don't you dare throw a leg over that death trap. Give me $100 bucks and I'll take it off your hands so you won't be tempted.devil pinch

Very generous of you. Loo

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1/13/2020 5:20 AM

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1/13/2020 5:22 AM

That's the original damage. I hammered the sticking out bit in. I have orederd a works full cover skid plate

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1/13/2020 5:34 AM

Id have that welded up before you ride. Thats a big ass puncture. Not a dent.

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1/13/2020 5:56 AM

If it were mine, I'd find a reputable welder and have it fixed. Don't forget to unplug your ECU before welding.

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if you're gonna be dumb, you better be tough

1/13/2020 6:56 AM

Yeah been quoted £200 from a mobile welder which is fine by me. What will he just do, fill with more alimunium

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