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Fluid catch pan question
« on: June 29, 2007, 08:54:16 am »
Rule 5.2.23 states that all four stroke machines must be equipped with a fluid catch pan of at least 3 quarts capacity for the purposes of crankcase oil retention.  That much I understand.  What I'm stuck on is how to accomplish this on my KTM?  I'd like to race my 625SMC in ultra lw superbke (because I think that's the only class I'd have a chance in hell).  Anyone have any suggestions?  I'm pretty sure there's nothing available commercially, so I'm guessing I'll have to make one, and then mount it "in a workman like manner".

Any pointers would be greatly appreciated...
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Re: Fluid catch pan question
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2007, 09:45:40 am »
I've seen people use turkey pans until they could get something made.  I have seen a few fiberglass ones which looked quite similar to some I've seen on buells.
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Re: Fluid catch pan question
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2007, 12:07:29 pm »
Yep you are on the right path, seen dirtbike/ATV fenders used, aluminum pans constructed/welded to meet the requirements, seen lowers from other machines modified to fit.

One point on Turkey pan you need a heavy duty one; not a disposable aluminum foil one. for metal pans bolted is about the only way to atttach them zip ties are not good the metal edge cuts through the zip tie.
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Re: Fluid catch pan question
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2007, 01:29:55 pm »
you might be able to start with something like this

http://www.whaccessories.com/GSGBellyPanSV650-S.jpg

and modify it to fit


I have also used a normal race lower (preferably one that has been crashed) and used aluminum straps to bolt it on the bike.
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Re: Fluid catch pan question
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2007, 03:38:57 pm »
Thanks for the input guys, I think I've got enough ideas now that I can either make one or buy something suitable.
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Re: Fluid catch pan question
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2007, 05:38:01 pm »
I have a 03-05 R6 lower in decent condition, it dose have a crack at the top where it meets the upper but you'll probably be cutting it down to size anyway.  It maybe a little long so you may have to cut a section out and reglass.

I'm in the Chicagoland area so if your nearby you can pick it up - it's your's free.
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Re: Fluid catch pan question
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2007, 06:19:53 pm »
Yeah I'm close to you - Kenosha. 

I might just take you up on that.  What's your schedule like this weekend?
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Re: Fluid catch pan question
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2007, 08:08:38 pm »
if serper's doesn't work try airtech bodywork
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Re: Fluid catch pan question
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2007, 08:26:08 pm »
There are specific belly pan out there for the Motards or dirt bikes. I think maybe try Motojunkie.com. I know that Tony Diaz has a carbon fiber pan that he uses.

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Re: Fluid catch pan question
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2007, 10:44:21 am »
Sorry, don't vist the board much on the weekend.  I'll PM my number so we can talk.
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Re: Fluid catch pan question
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2007, 01:13:27 pm »
I've got a carbon fiber one on my 525, got it off of ebay..

This auction ended a couple days ago but at least its got the contact info.. 
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/KTM-HON-SMJ-CARBON-FIBER-SUPERMOTO-BELLY-PAN-WERA_W0QQitemZ220126348770QQihZ012QQcategoryZ34284QQcmdZViewItem
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Re: Fluid catch pan question
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2007, 02:20:26 pm »
I've got a carbon fiber one on my 525, got it off of ebay..

This auction ended a couple days ago but at least its got the contact info.. 
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/KTM-HON-SMJ-CARBON-FIBER-SUPERMOTO-BELLY-PAN-WERA_W0QQitemZ220126348770QQihZ012QQcategoryZ34284QQcmdZViewItem

That is nice, and for the price well worth it. Lot less hassle than spending the time to modify or make something up.
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