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post #1 of 20 Old 04-16-2006, 09:55 PM
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I need a skid plate any suggestions???

I have givi crash bars and i need some sort of skid plate before I break somthing. I know mototech is coming out with one but it is supposed to be about 6 more weeks.. does anybody have any suggestions..

thanks,
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post #2 of 20 Old 04-17-2006, 03:18 PM
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Dan Vesel Skid Plate. Dan is making them out of 14 guage metal now. In addition to four mounting points, it has a polyethylene bumper that contacts the bottom of the engine (and also helps to dampen any ringing that might propagate through the plate). He says you can use a bike lift under it too.

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Dan Vesel Skid Plate. Dan is making them out of 14 guage metal now. In addition to four mounting points, it has a polyethylene bumper that contacts the bottom of the engine (and also helps to dampen any ringing that might propagate through the plate). He says you can use a bike lift under it too.

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I'd replace those hex head nuts with button head socket bolts, less likely to hang up on rocks etc.
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Dan Vesel Skid Plate. Dan is making them out of 14 guage metal now. In addition to four mounting points, it has a polyethylene bumper that contacts the bottom of the engine (and also helps to dampen any ringing that might propagate through the plate). He says you can use a bike lift under it too.

http://community-2.webtv.net/CHERDAN...omAccessories/
I'd replace those hex head nuts with button head socket bolts, less likely to hang up on rocks etc.
I wouldn't. It's a heck of a lot easier to get a bashed up hex bolt off then a bashed up button head bolt.

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I'd replace those hex head nuts with button head socket bolts, less likely to hang up on rocks etc.
I wouldn't. It's a heck of a lot easier to get a bashed up hex bolt off then a bashed up button head bolt.
Good point. The bolts might get hacked a bit but they certainly won't cause the bike itself to hang up so to speak.

I'm actually not planning to hit the plate again!! :roll:
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Dan Vesel Skid Plate. Dan is making them out of 14 guage metal now. In addition to four mounting points, it has a polyethylene bumper that contacts the bottom of the engine (and also helps to dampen any ringing that might propagate through the plate). He says you can use a bike lift under it too.

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Did you paint that plate silver? Mine came in black.

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Did you paint that plate silver? Mine came in black.
Dan gave me a choice when I ordered it. He also sent me the spec on the paint to touch it up. I needed the plate fast and would've been happy with either color. Silver is good against the engine.
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i got my dan vesal skid plate a couple of days ago, thanks guys. for the info.. (sandiegoland)
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I have the DL 1000 and, frankly, I doubt I will be taking it offroad at all. It's just too heavy. I can see myself cruising some Forest Service & BLM gravel roads, as I like to hunt, fish, and camp.

Is a heavier duty skid plate really needed for a guy like me?

Does this skid plate work with the SW Motech centerstand without alteration of the skid plate?
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