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Subframe Question

Postby Toby from MO » 02:01 pm Feb 27 2011

Hey guys....new to the KDX family and wondering what is the purpose of the little "stub" that sticks off the subframe near the right rear number plate? I tried some searching but I apparently don't know what to call it...or what to search for.
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Postby SS109 » 02:08 pm Feb 27 2011

There has been a lot of speculation on that but no one knows for sure!
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Postby Slick_Nick » 02:28 pm Feb 27 2011

I think it's there to protect the exhaust in a crash - if you look, without that piece there would be a big opening where it could get hit.
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Postby kx54c » 03:14 pm Feb 27 2011

was told it is a handle to lift bike on stand
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Postby rbates9 » 11:29 pm Feb 27 2011

I would go with the crash bar for the pipe theory.
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Postby Julien D » 07:00 am Feb 28 2011

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rbates9 wrote:I would go with the crash bar for the pipe theory.


Nope. The E series has the same nub, but one on each side. So unless there was a KDX with exhaust on both sides, I don't buy the pipe protection theory.

Handle for moving the bike without destroying the side panel gets my vote.
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Postby Brian » 03:05 pm Feb 28 2011

I agree...I think it's some sort of grab handle.
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Postby Toby from MO » 03:46 pm Feb 28 2011

I tend to agree. I tried it out this morning...putting the bike on a stand. It's more handy than trying to grab under the seat.

One of my buddies thought it was a place to hang your helmet after a ride. :grin:
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Postby Mr. Wibbens » 09:15 pm Feb 28 2011

Some retarded jap forgot to put em both sides on the H
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