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post #1 of 22 Old 09-16-2013, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
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Skid plate for use with Yoshimura R77 exhaust?

So, today I finally received my TouraTech skid plate (after shiping it half way around the world!). I went to mount it up and the rear bracket won't mount. The Yoshimura midpipe extends down about 1/4-1/2" more than the OEM preventing the bolt holes from lining up. The rear bracket mounts to the exhaust hanger boly on the right side, and the front kickstand bolt on the left.

So, does anyone know if there is a skid plate out there that will fit with the Yoshimura exhaust?

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post #2 of 22 Old 09-16-2013, 03:35 PM
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My Enduro Guardian skid plate's rear bracket mounts exactly the same way and this is the exact situation I'm wary of. Perhaps you could give us the dimensions of the Touratech rear bracket and we'll compare notes to see what brackets might offer enough room? I'm very willing to contribute the EG info.

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My Enduro Guardian skid plate's rear bracket mounts exactly the same way and this is the exact situation I'm wary of. Perhaps you could give us the dimensions of the Touratech rear bracket and we'll compare notes to see what brackets might offer enough room? I'm very willing to contribute the EG info.
I have emailed Yann to ask him if he know if his plate wil work with the Yoshi.

For the Touratech rear mount, the measurement from the center of the side mounting holes to the top of the bracket (top being the part that would contact the exhaust which is actually the right screw that comes up through the plate is approx 2 inches.

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You could look at the Givi one. I have it mounted with an Akrapovic and have no mounting issues.

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Well, so far I have read that the Givi will work. I know the Touratech won't work. I emailed Yann about the Enduro Guardian plate and he said that it won't work either. Amyone know about the SW Motech?

Dang... sweet exhaust... now it looks like only the Givi plate will work. Does anyone know how the rear of the SW Motech mounts?

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The rear bracket on the motech hangs from the exhaust hanger on the right and the kickstand bolts on the left side. There is just barely enough clearance for the stock exhaust. So if the yoshi hangs any lower it won't clear. Dang, I was interested in this exhaust. But I'll let somebody else be the guinea pig.

Surely the developer of this exhaust knows what will fit? If its incompatible with everything, or they dont know, then they really screwed up and need to start over. Al
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Well guys, thanks for the info. Looks like the only one that will work is the Givi since it does not go back that far and use those mounting points.

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Have you looked at "WELD86" skidplates......?? Or, the Hyde Racing Plastic plate. I'm not opening up a skidplate debate here on which one is better, just saying those two plates "may fit" with the Yoshi Exhaust installed. I believe that was the original question?

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So the only bash plate that works with the yoshi is the one that leaves the pipe exposed. That defeats the purpose of a bash plate. -al
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So the only bash plate that works with the yoshi is the one that leaves the pipe exposed. That defeats the purpose of a bash plate. -al
I guess it depends on how much you "bash" your bike. I don't... my 'Strom is limited to roads... whether that be paved, dirt, or gravel. I don't intend to be out bouncing it over rocky trails. i just want protection for the header and oil filter.

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