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post #1 of 9 Old 05-15-2008, 11:40 PM Thread Starter
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Skid Plate Questions (Amoto)

Good day everybody, I have just mounted my skid plate from Amoto, I got the one that is powered coated, which looks fricken amazing. However I do have a concern. On the rear part it is very very close to rubbing on the exhaust. Is this normal or did i do something stupid when mounting it? Also I find that the upper brackets that attach to the crash bars seem like they have some play in them, seems to me they should squeeze the crash bars more but I fear over tightening (if thats a word) and breaking the bolt. Should I be worried?


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Interesting, I never noticed either problem with mine. The front mounts are snug and the only problem I have with the rear is the bolts stick out and get mashed a bit when I get rough. All in all it has held together very well and taken quite a few nasty hits. I think you will be fine

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Take it off road, with stock suspension, you can mash it to touch almost everything.
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post #4 of 9 Old 05-16-2008, 12:25 AM
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Mine actually contacts my exhaust. Just the smallest amount. It has burned off the powder coating. Don't know if that is how it came though. I have positively beaten the crap out of that plate. Might have happened over time.

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post #5 of 9 Old 05-16-2008, 09:53 AM
 
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I put a nice dent in the exhaust when the plat braket bent upwards and the bolt dimpled the exhaust pretty good.

You mounted it right, the bolt placement was not well thought out in my opinion.

The powder coating comes off from the stuff kicked up by the front tire, which may be aided by the heat from the exhaust.
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post #6 of 9 Old 05-16-2008, 01:00 PM
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Throw away the bolt hardware that came with it, the stuff they send is so soft it is almost impossible not to strip it out. Get some good stuff with hex heads at the hardware store.
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My connectors are very tight and stable (Givi crash bars). You may want to verify that they sent the right mounting kit for your brand of bars. At the rear, mine has about 1/2" space between the bottom of the exhaust and the top of the plate.

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I have Hepco Becker Bars and the skid plate has no movement in it nor does it rub the exhaust or anything else.

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I have Hepco Becker Bars and the skid plate has no movement in it nor does it rub the exhaust or anything else.

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Mine is nice and snug as well, and not rubbing on the exhaust. The bolt is VERY close to the exhaust. Bounce your fully loaded bike off a rock and see where that bolt goes. Ding dent in the exhaust.
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