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Old 04-13-2011, 06:15 AM   #31
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I looked at these...

...built strong too and love the toolboxes, though it makes em wide. The price was the killer for me, especially with the shipping to the states. I think the shipping was going to be about the same as what I paid for Charlies bash plate.

As an ex-pat, let me say that I am jealous of all the great stuff being developed for the KTM's back home.
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Old 04-13-2011, 06:59 AM   #32
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....that building the toughest skidplates in the world was something you wanted to do a lot of Charlie...otherwise I apologize for the glowing review. Let me know when you have company stickers. Any thoughts on my suggestion for a toolbox on the front?

Thumbs up on the black version!
Thanks for the review. I really havn't thought too much about a toolbox mounted on the skid plate. I'll take a few measurements and see what I come up with. Cheers
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Old 04-13-2011, 08:16 AM   #33
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I wonder...

...if you could replace the front mount bolts with some that are drilled and tapped so that toolbox mounting screws would screw into them? Maybe that would take up too much room inside the toolbox?
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Thanks for the review. I really havn't thought too much about a toolbox mounted on the skid plate. I'll take a few measurements and see what I come up with. Cheers
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Old 04-15-2011, 08:18 AM   #34
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Any reviews for the side stand relocation bracket?
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Old 04-15-2011, 12:57 PM   #35
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Any reviews for the side stand relocation bracket?
Here's mine.

Its a good fit and very rugged. After looking over the case, I decided to mod it so it won't mount to the known weak spot at all. I think this gives the best of all the options. It removes the known weak spot, isn't cantilevered like the BDCW one, and doesn't relocate the stand.

It remains to be seen if I've just mounted to a new weak point on the case, but I don't think anyone is doing side by side destructive tests to see what is really the best solution.
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Old 04-15-2011, 05:21 PM   #36
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my skidplate and sidestand relocator from weld86 went on easy- very nicely made, and caused skidplate envy from another 990 rider.
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Old 04-24-2011, 10:36 AM   #37
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Avialable in black

The skid plates came back from the powdercoater and look great.
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Old 04-24-2011, 06:06 PM   #38
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Not to step on any toes...

Do you guys feel this plate is superior to the BlackdogCW skid plate?
Don't know if it's superior, but it's built like a railroad bridge by an inmate at a reasonable price, and that's good enough for me.

Great stuff, Charlie. I'll post a photo of my bike with its bedlined skid plate when I get home.
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Old 04-24-2011, 11:33 PM   #39
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I don't wanna piss into anybody's pool, but wouldn't it add a possibility to fry the VR without a venting hole on the plate?
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Old 04-25-2011, 12:30 AM   #40
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I don't wanna piss into anybody's pool, but wouldn't it add a possibility to fry the VR without a venting hole on the plate?
By "VR", you mean voltage regulator, I assume?

I doubt that would happen with normal charging loads in normal riding conditions. Maybe if you were trying run a coffee pot stationary on a Death Valley summer day it would cook it, but remember the voltage regulator isn't really in a well-ventilated area to start with.
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Old 04-25-2011, 01:04 AM   #41
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I don't wanna piss into anybody's pool, but wouldn't it add a possibility to fry the VR without a venting hole on the plate?
How is the stock plate any better? I thought of this as well til I realized the stock plate doesn't have ANY holes up front.
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Old 04-25-2011, 05:20 AM   #42
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How is the stock plate any better? I thought of this as well til I realized the stock plate doesn't have ANY holes up front.
The stock plate actually does have a venting hole just above the VR, so it'll make some airflow possible over there. Though I'm not sure it makes any sense
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Old 04-25-2011, 07:34 AM   #43
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I don't wanna piss into anybody's pool, but wouldn't it add a possibility to fry the VR without a venting hole on the plate?
That's the way I was thinking when I drilled mine .
See my previous post in this thread for pics.

These things are so beefy a few holes aren't going to
weaken them.

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The stock plate actually does have a venting hole just above the VR, so it'll make some airflow possible over there. Though I'm not sure it makes any sense
Well if you are paranoid here is a solution you could ziptie above the VR blowing down. I bet you could even tap into the VRs output to get nice clean 12v DC
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Old 04-25-2011, 03:20 PM   #45
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Well if you are paranoid here is a solution you could ziptie above the VR blowing down. I bet you could even tap into the VRs output to get nice clean 12v DC
No I'm not that paranoid (though I am a little), I was realy just asking if this wouldn't be a problem.
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