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post #1 of 4 Old 04-03-2015, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
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Hyde Racing Skid Plate Installation

So I decided to go with the Hyde Racing skid plate, as I mostly do street riding with some dirt roads. It arrived today, but without installation instructions. Their web site does have instuctions, but they're pretty lame and suggest there are parts I might not have received (an "installation tool"?).

Just wondering if anyone who also has this skid plate remembers installing it. Mostly, I just want to know if the one bolt that was included goes on the left side (clutch side) of the bike. I lined up the holes on the skid plate to where they'd likely go on the bike and that, I'm guessing, is the purpose for the bolt. Can anyone confirm this?

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Mine is quite old, it may have changed

Right hand side mount is the existing bolt that goes into a rubber buffered exhaust mount.

Left hand side was a screw into a wallboard plug which goes into that hole that runs through the bottom of the engine. I replaced that with a length of 8mm threaded SS rod, a nylock nut on the far end and a normal (non-locking) nut where the screw was.

The ugly front mount just stops the thing from flapping around. Fibreglass tape works wonders under that one.

Mine is on it's second bike and is well over 150,000k's of use, some of that none too gentle, so despite it's quirky nature it works well.

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Thanks, Pete, that helps quite a bit - doesn't sound like it's changed.

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Mine is quite old, it may have changed

Right hand side mount is the existing bolt that goes into a rubber buffered exhaust mount.

Left hand side was a screw into a wallboard plug which goes into that hole that runs through the bottom of the engine. I replaced that with a length of 8mm threaded SS rod, a nylock nut on the far end and a normal (non-locking) nut where the screw was.

The ugly front mount just stops the thing from flapping around. Fibreglass tape works wonders under that one.

Mine is on it's second bike and is well over 150,000k's of use, some of that none too gentle, so despite it's quirky nature it works well.

Pete

I used a 5" 3/16" bolt and nylock nut. Inserted from the left side there's enough clearance to tighten up the nut on the right.

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