Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Los Osos, California
Mine's aluminum and rings (or rang, I should say) like a bell. But not now, I hope. I went by a local car audio store and had a chat with the guy running the store. Turns out he's a rider as well, and understood the problem. He went back into the work area and returned with an extra piece of very thin, self adhesive sound dampening material. I gave him $5 for it, took it home and cut it to fit and stuck it to the bottom of my skid plate, and added the extra pieces to the front and sides. After a shot of black paint (the material has a covering of aluminum foil), it blended in well enough to be unnoticeable, so I let it dry, reattached the plate and went for a short hop around the neighborhood. No ringing! Just a nice, quiet, smooth ride. Mind you, I didn't let it get really warmed up, so the problem may not be completely solved yet, but things are looking up. Here's hoping!