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Old 01-30-2013, 01:58 PM   #1514
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Originally Posted by kirkster70 View Post
I have an '08 to measure to, so I'm not sure if the bolt pattern will be the same as yours.

My brake can only handle 12ga, and a proper skidplate should be 3/16" aluminum to provide any kind of protection.

One project I want to build this year will be a heavy-duty hydraulic press brake capable of bending 1/4" mild steel plate. If and when the time and money allows, of course. 3/16" aluminum is harder to bend than you would ever think.
I think that sort of skid plate should be a 2 piece, with the thick 3/16" only at the bottom and possibly 12ga up higher as is more of a mud protection, doubt you would be putting the weight of that bike anyplace other than the bottom when hitting a rock, log, animal or fellow rider.
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