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Old 08-26-2011, 09:19 PM   #53686
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[QUOTE=TRAVELGUY;16722438]Am I missing something? I don't see a gel seat offered by ProCycle. I do see foam and cover options.

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If you go to http://www.procycle.us/bikepages/dr650.html they sell a seat which comes with the cover and the padding all made up, all you do is rip the old one off and staple the new one on, about 15 mins work, result is a gel foam seat for $175.
look closer, it's there; an option for the seat foam & cover kit below the seat concepts one... i am considering getting one to compare w/the corbin i have. then, i could sell one...

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Old 08-27-2011, 06:04 AM   #53687
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My 40$ seat job,way better than stock.Nice and comfy

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Old 08-27-2011, 08:02 AM   #53688
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need help with Procycle skidplate please

Edited as I was too impatient to get finished so I can go ride.

I installed a Procycle skid plate today. Everywhere I positioned it, the oil filter cover was way to close to the skid plate for my liking.


Skid plate as delivered for DR650

I got out a grinder and reshaped the area a little to increase the gap to the oil filter cover.


modified skid plate DR650

Ideally, the right-hand wing would be at a more open angle and extend a bit further out to protect the oil filter cover, but at least as-modified there is a decent gap between the skid plate and the oil filter cover.
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Old 08-27-2011, 08:11 AM   #53689
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[QUOTE=jon_l;16724484]I have messed with this thing for half an hour, and everywhere I position it, it looks like the engine cases are in more peril from the mounting clamps/weld nuts than they would be from any rock I might hit.

There are no instructions included to identify if there is a sweet spot where it will mount a safe distance from what I am trying to protect. Surely this isn't difficult? It would be appreciated if someone who has installed one could help out.

Thanks in advance.



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If you position the plate on the frame you will notice the bolts are located where the case cutout for the case screws. I use the same plate, but changed the right rear bolt to a shorter one, because it was at the edge of the case screw cutout. It is better to run the plate that without, I know.
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Old 08-27-2011, 08:32 AM   #53690
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I have messed with this thing for half an hour, and everywhere I position it, it looks like the engine cases are in more peril from the mounting clamps/weld nuts than they would be from any rock I might hit.

There are no instructions included to identify if there is a sweet spot where it will mount a safe distance from what I am trying to protect. Surely this isn't difficult? It would be appreciated if someone who has installed one could help out.

Thanks in advance.



Like playing with your pecker with boxing gloves on.
I figured where the clamps went and used blue masking tape to hold them in place lined the plate up with the holes and started the bolts I lied on my back with a head lamp on if you have someone hold the clamps it would be easier.
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Old 08-27-2011, 08:45 AM   #53691
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After you get it on you may want to take it off and put a few coats of undercoating on it to dampen the noise.
I had mine off a few times and it gets easier with practice I used all the clamps and bolts.

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Old 08-27-2011, 08:48 AM   #53692
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The main jet only works between 75%-100% throttle opening. So not for your problems with accelerating.
There is no acceleration when between 75 and 100% throttle opening? That would be news to me.

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Old 08-27-2011, 08:59 AM   #53693
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After you get it on you may want to take it off and put a few coats of undercoating on it to dampen the noise.
I have mine off a few times and it gets easier with practice I used all the clamps and bolts.

Or use a sheet/piece of foam. I bought mine for a few bucks on-line, works great. I have used bedliner in a can but that did flake off.
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Old 08-27-2011, 09:10 AM   #53694
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Sorry my bad I see you have it on you are having clearance issues, I can get my little finger between the oil filter cover but on the other side I had to bend it out to put on the armor plate.
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Old 08-27-2011, 09:36 AM   #53695
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Thumb Undercoat with Sound Eliminator

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After you get it on you may want to take it off and put a few coats of undercoating on it to dampen the noise.
I have mine off a few times and it gets easier with practice I used all the clamps and bolts.
This is what I used $7 a can I used sand paper to ruff it up and brake cleaner let it dry and put a few coats on letting it dry between coats so it will not peel off.
Duplicolor - Professional Undercoat

Part Number: UC102


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  • Professional Undercoat with Sound Eliminator
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Protective Paintable Rubberized Undercoating
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Old 08-27-2011, 10:08 AM   #53696
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Thumb USPS (PC’s elf)Just dropped off a large box!

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Looks like the tire shipment arrived at PC.

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Old 08-27-2011, 10:17 AM   #53697
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Thanks for the quick replies! I edited my post before I refreshed to see all the responses. This is a great thread and a great forum.

I am satisfied with it now that I took a grinder to it.

And yes, it does get easier after a few times on and off. Last time I used grease instead of spray lube, and that helped a lot.


modified skid plate DR650

I will keep your suggestions in mind for noise reduction.

Wonder why torx T-40 instead of Allen/hex? Not very convenient, as now I need to add a tool to the tool kit.
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Old 08-27-2011, 10:50 AM   #53698
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Thanks for the quick replies! I edited my post before I refreshed to see all the responses. This is a great thread and a great forum.

I am satisfied with it now that I took a grinder to it.
yep, mine isnt a procycle skidplate, i honestly cant remember what brand it is, but it was a bit too close to the oil filter cover as well, and i did the same thing.
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Old 08-27-2011, 11:06 AM   #53699
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I like the SWMotech skid plate, I had the procycle type skid plate on my 03, I think it was a Moose, what a frickin PITA to install, hate the way it clamps on.
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Old 08-27-2011, 11:55 AM   #53700
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I think I am going to grind mine to.

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Thanks for the quick replies! I edited my post before I refreshed to see all the responses. This is a great thread and a great forum.

I am satisfied with it now that I took a grinder to it.

And yes, it does get easier after a few times on and off. Last time I used grease instead of spray lube, and that helped a lot.


modified skid plate DR650

I will keep your suggestions in mind for noise reduction.

Wonder why torx T-40 instead of Allen/hex? Not very convenient, as now I need to add a tool to the tool kit.
After seeing yours I going to grind mine back some on both sides.
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