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Old 10-07-2012, 09:23 AM   #13816
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great info john pitts! your super ten looks awesome and will now handles as well! thanks for taking the gamble and letting us know how it turned out.


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Old 10-08-2012, 09:49 AM   #13817
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New skid plate finished

The new ACD skid plate is ready to production

Last week they make some little modifications and now the plate is finished. I’m very pleased, it looks great!

In the factory they press the plate to see if it is too flexible but the new rear frame improves a lot from the previous one. It must have a really big hit to touch the sump, in that case there is a 10mm foam to absorb the impact. They look really confident about this.

There is a big gap between the filter and the plate so, in a big hit I think the plate is going to touch the sump before to break the filter.

Next week they are going to do a first production and tell me the final price. When I know it I'll tell you and gives you a mail or link with more info if you need it.

Also, if you are interested, I'm selling a used Touratech skid plate, the first ACD prototype (used), and a new one made before the last modifications.
I'm going to do some pics and post them in the "Fly market" forum.







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Old 10-08-2012, 11:29 AM   #13818
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I'd encourage you (them) to get a rough estimate on shipping to the US, and perhaps a quote on powder coating (flat black?!) for when they come out with pricing next week. Those are questions that I'd bet will come up quick.
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:03 PM   #13819
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I'd encourage you (them) to get a rough estimate on shipping to the US, and perhaps a quote on powder coating (flat black?!) for when they come out with pricing next week. Those are questions that I'd bet will come up quick.
Yes I know they follow the thread, I think they also have some distributors in some countries, don't know about the US.
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:21 PM   #13820
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Cool2 Powder Coat vs. Anodizing...

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Yes I know they follow the thread, I think they also have some distributors in some countries, don't know about the US.
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I don't know about anybody else, but if I was getting an *ALUMINUM* skid plate (as opposed to a steel one, like my RumBux), then I would greatly prefer it be *ANODIZED* rather than powder coated.

Don't get me wrong, powder coating is great, but with aluminum in the end it's not nearly as good as anodizing. And when you're doing large batches of components it's also not nearly as expensive nor as labor intensive.

Just my two centavos...

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Old 10-08-2012, 05:16 PM   #13821
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And an aluminum skid plate is choice
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:32 PM   #13822
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is it a pain in the ass to remove for the oil changes. seems i have to do them every 3 weeks
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:19 PM   #13823
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great info john pitts! your super ten looks awesome and will now handles as well! thanks for taking the gamble and letting us know how it turned out.


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If anyone is interested in Penske suspension from Nick at Stoltec, tell him "AC" sent you. I was the "test dummy" for his mock-up and he is still giving special prices to guys I refer.

You will NOT be disappointed. Aftermarket suspension really transforms this bike.

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Old 10-08-2012, 06:43 PM   #13824
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is it a pain in the ass to remove for the oil changes. seems i have to do them every 3 weeks
Looks a good bit easier to remove than my Altrider
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:32 PM   #13825
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they look god. what did the cost and i wonder what kind of mileage they will give you... i got 15600 from a k60 rear and 14000 from a k60 front. i paid $325 for the set delivered. my new front k60 was 107 from the dealer my brother works at but that rear perelli looks sweet
No way I will get anywhere close to that mileage. Partly because the tire is likely a lot softer, and because I've been thrashing it around local gravel roads in TC2 with the throttle pinned. At 100 miles I can already see wear on the leading edge of the rear knobs. Cost was, well, too much. The local dealer I went though charged me 400 for the set. They are 130 for the rear and 120 for the front on motorcycle superstore. I'm not expecting the rear to last much past 2000 miles, but that is likely all the riding I'll get in with the long North Dakota winter approaching fast. I will be fitting some E-07s or K60s in the spring when I can start riding again.

And, because I have them, another picture.



One thing is for sure, they do look good.
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:55 PM   #13826
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I don't know about anybody else, but if I was getting an *ALUMINUM* skid plate (as opposed to a steel one, like my RumBux), then I would greatly prefer it be *ANODIZED* rather than powder coated.

Don't get me wrong, powder coating is great, but with aluminum in the end it's not nearly as good as anodizing. And when you're doing large batches of components it's also not nearly as expensive nor as labor intensive.

Just my two centavos...

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You're right, they are looking the costs between leaving it in its aluminium natural colour or anodized, but never painted.
I don’t want it in black, you can see all the scratches.

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is it a pain in the ass to remove for the oil changes. seems i have to do them every 3 weeks
Do you change oil every 3 weeks??, how many miles you do????

It’s not so difficult, you only need to remove the two bolts in the front and 4 in the back

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Old 10-09-2012, 04:32 AM   #13827
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Awesome looking.
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Old 10-09-2012, 04:51 AM   #13828
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You're right, they are looking the costs between leaving it in its aluminium natural colour or anodized but never painted.
I don’t want it in black, you can see all the scratches.



Do you change oil every 3 weeks??, how many miles you do????

It’s not so difficult, you only need to remove the two bolts in the front and 4 in the back
im over 27000 in 7 months. sometimes in 2 weeks. i change oil every 2500 miles. rumbux has 6 also but once i switched out the lucknuts and lock washers for clip on extruded nuts it sped things up quite a bit. i dont know how they colored theirs but i beat it quite bad at cromag and its still black on the bottom. that one looks good. good luck with it
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:07 AM   #13829
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I hate the place where the oil filter is.
I would like to avoid the “bump” in the bash plate.
Do you know if there is any possibility to move the filter in other position?
Thanks!

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Old 10-09-2012, 08:25 AM   #13830
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I know that you can get fittings to fit remote filters to car engines. A plate screws on to the filter housing in place of the filter and has fittings for feed and return pipes, the all you have to do is find somewhere to mount your filter.

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