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Old 08-25-2005, 02:27 PM   #1
Twin headlight Ernie OP
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Engine & Centerstand Skidplates Available

I have aluminum engine skidplates available for R100GS. Choice of aluminum or diamond plate aluminum. Hand fabricated & TIG welded. Will countersink the mounting hardware at no addition charge upon request. $110.00 each. Matching centerstand skidplate also available for $35.00 & fatfoot for sidestand for $10.00. Centerstand skidplates also available for R1100/1150GS and for KLR650 aftermarket centerstands. All come with stainless steel hardware. E-mail me at dakotabeemer@hotmail.com. Twin headlight Ernie

Twin headlight Ernie screwed with this post 08-30-2005 at 02:15 PM Reason: additional information
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Old 08-26-2005, 08:06 AM   #2
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I have aluminum centerstand skidplates available for R100GS, R1100/1150GS, & KLR650 aftermarket centerstands. Made from 1/8" aluiminum or 1/8" aluminum diamond plate for the extra knarly look. Your choice for $35.00 plus $5.00 shipping to continental US. Pictures available, e-mail me at dakotabeemer@hotmail.com. Twin headlight Ernie
How long before they're available for the 950 Adv. hoser, eh?
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Old 08-26-2005, 12:42 PM   #3
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can you post pix right here???
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Old 08-28-2005, 08:06 PM   #4
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Plain AL for airhead GS.




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When he rode the first three corners before putting the front wheel back down, I knew we were in trouble.

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Old 08-28-2005, 08:08 PM   #5
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Old 08-29-2005, 08:31 PM   #6
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Here's the one for the R1150 GS.
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Old 07-27-2007, 02:46 AM   #7
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Bash plate

Recieved my engine bash plate and center stand gaurd from Twin Headlights Ernie, impressed what a nice well made bit of kit and bolts right on up ' no worries
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Old 07-31-2007, 07:19 AM   #8
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Hi there Mr. Deere, Glad to hear you got the skidplates and that you are happy with them. Post a picture if you get a chance. I have a photo album here at home and would like to add your bke to my collection. Thanks Ernie
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Old 08-10-2007, 04:05 AM   #9
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"Roy just came in the house holding a Roman Battle Shield..."

Outfitting the new R1200 GS for the Alaska run with Sparks, and I ordered 2 skidplates from Ernie. Anxiously waited for the USPS to deliver them from Minnesota, and they arrived on Saturday.

I opened the box and !WOAH!! These are magnificent examples of engineering and CRAFTMANSHIP. So well thought out, and install was a breeze, maybe all of 10 minutes.

I had come in from the garage to show Jenny, who was on the phone with a sister, and she made the title observation :

"Roy just came in the house holding a Roman Battle Shield..."



That is a pretty good description of the engine skidder.



As a post script, Ernie called me on Wednesday, just to make sure I had received the plates and was happy with them. We chatted for a while, and found much in common (guitars, etc.) He truly is an artist with these skidplates, and a genuinely quality human! You will not be disappointed in purchasing.

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Old 08-12-2007, 11:50 AM   #10
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Outfitting the new R1200 GS for the Alaska run with Sparks.....
Your bike will appreciate the new skidplates. The bang and clank of rocks coming up underneath you will not be something to worry about with these installed. Treadless looked at mine and wondered why I'd need them. He then went flying up the Haul Road and on his return said "Now I understand!".

Thanks Earnie - they have been wonderful.

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Old 08-22-2011, 09:46 PM   #11
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You still active on this thread, Ernie?

Got a new AltRider skid plate and my first trip with it on it busted the two vibration damper bolts in the back, the right front bolt sheared, leaving the front left bolt holding the whole thing on. Need two new vibration damper bolts and a new bolt for the front right hole.

The "bracket underride protection" arm is bent, but I think I can straighten it with a rubber mallet in a vise.

Another issue is that when I mounted the thing to begin with, I was immediately getting a harmonization from the engine vibrating the new larger skid plate. I think that's because AltRider's two new front bolts have no rubber grommets like the oem plate did. How do I address that issue too?

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Old 01-02-2008, 01:14 PM   #12
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Cry R80G/S Skid/Bash Plates. Alum & Titanium

Eddie,
This is a two part request:
  1. I sent you an earlier message about engine and center stand plates for 1986 BMW R80G/S. I still would like to purchase one of each in plain Aluminum.
  2. BTW, it you could provide me a template, I could send you a water cut Titanium 1/4" plate to form and weld. I like the idea of it weighs like aluminum and strength like steel. In addition, where aluminum is "sticky', Ti is slick and doesn't get hung up on abrasive rocks, etc.
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Old 01-02-2008, 02:55 PM   #13
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Vstrom

Have you considered a skid plate for the Vstrom. There are a bunch of us and would love to have a product made by a member/rider.

I personally would sign up for one if you can do the R&D and ship prior to my ride to alaska. Also if you can do the center stand skid plate like for the GS I think you would sell a great deal to the Strom crowd as well...

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Old 07-17-2008, 08:23 AM   #14
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Cry German aftermarket skid plate

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Originally Posted by Twin headlight Ernie
I have aluminum engine skidplates available for R100GS. Choice of aluminum or diamond plate aluminum. Hand fabricated & TIG welded. Will countersink the mounting hardware at no addition charge upon request. $110.00 each. Matching centerstand skidplate also available for $35.00 & fatfoot for sidestand for $10.00. Centerstand skidplates also available for R1100/1150GS and for KLR650 aftermarket centerstands. All come with stainless steel hardware. E-mail me at dakotabeemer@hotmail.com. Twin headlight Ernie
Twin Headlight makes a nice plate. In Germany and Holland there are some similar products. They make R80G/S and R100GS specific models. Spacing is achieved with a metal "washer" about 1 cm thick, that rides on the mounting bolts , between the plate and the Oil Pan. Take a look at;
http://www.bmwboxersupplies.com/inde...t_order/page/2
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Old 10-18-2009, 01:41 PM   #15
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Ernie, skidplates arrived & fitted. great service only a couple of weeks to deliver to australia. it takes me longer to get parts locally. great looking bit of gear
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