Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: 44° 05' N 71° 09' W
Thats a nice piece of metal bending but I can see two problems right off the bat.
Without "sides" on the plate there's no way the plate will be able to resist bending into the oil cooler the first time it hits something substantial. No matter what you make it out of, it's going to fold.
Not quite as big a deal but still problematic (my guess anyway) is the adel clamp arrangement holding the leading edge of the plate to the crashbar. I don't think that's nearly durable enough for the job at hand.
If this rig is there to keep mud and stuff off the engine it would work.
On the other hand, if it's intended to bounce the bike up and over immovable objects like a true skid plate, it's not going to help. At least after 27 years of working on motorycles and aircraft that's my guess.
BTW are you in North Dartmouth? I went to college there a long, long time ago. I still have friends living down on the Slocum River out there in cow country. Beautiful place.
'06 KLX 250S (more fun than people should be allowed to have)
'72 SL-350 K2 (bump start only)
'72 CL-350 (on injured reserve list at this time)
“I guess it's better to bend a valve in Missoula than to lose your mind in Bozeman.”