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Old 12-06-2007, 12:21 PM   #16
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Homemade skidplate

Well....here it is:









Keep in mind, I am a rookie welder with limited experience but I have a great teacher. Mounts up nicely, I can tell there's a bit more noise coming from down there, not much but it just sounds different you know? I am happy with it It cost me roughly 15 dollars and a few hours of drawing and fabricating to make it. Oh yeah, this is probably about 90 % finished, I plan on adding some holes to the front so I can mount a tool tube up there. Any other suggestions?
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Old 12-06-2007, 12:47 PM   #17
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Looks good

In the last picture, I would round off the sharp 90 degree edge near the oil filter cover. Plus, the banjo bolt under the engine looks vulnerable if the bashplate flexes against it.. Maybe a rubber bushing of sorts that can be mounted around it to take he load

now, get it painted and you're done
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Old 12-06-2007, 12:56 PM   #18
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Gadget Boy's suggestions and a hole for the oil drain plug and I think you're good to go! Looks great!
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Old 12-09-2007, 08:51 PM   #19
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Cool2

Here's the finished skidplate and rack:











I couldn't wait till the morning to take pics....sorry

Any links to shops that sell good top boxes I could mount to this?
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Old 12-10-2007, 06:50 PM   #20
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Looks good,nice job.
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Old 12-10-2007, 07:10 PM   #21
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Hey asaracho, any plans to make more? Wanna make me a set?

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Old 12-10-2007, 10:34 PM   #22
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Looks good

In the last picture, I would round off the sharp 90 degree edge near the oil filter cover.
just FYI, I think thats the starter cover, The oil filter is the one near the rear.

Nice stuff, Looks really good for homemade, Great job
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Old 12-10-2007, 11:13 PM   #23
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If I had my own shop, i'd definitely make more but as of now that's just not possible, sorry! I do have the dimensions and drawings though, so if anyone has a good shop around that you can use or have someone do it for ya PM me and i'll see if I can scan it and send it over to ya.
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Old 12-11-2007, 10:31 AM   #24
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I can tell there's a bit more noise coming from down there, not much but it just sounds different you know?
Some guys have been using Dynamat on the big TT skid plate for the X...I used some spray on rubberized undercoating and sound eliminator. Helps a lot for the noise.
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Old 12-11-2007, 10:58 AM   #25
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Nice work!! Too bad you can't crank them out and take some of TT's business away..

By the way folks, Touratech has raised their prices on all their farkles, due to the falling US$... the TT X Challenge bashplate has gone up $20 odd to $243 from $220..
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Old 12-11-2007, 11:59 AM   #26
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Some guys have been using Dynamat on the big TT skid plate for the X...I used some spray on rubberized undercoating and sound eliminator. Helps a lot for the noise.
Got any links to pics or product websites or maybe stores that sell this stuff? Thanks!
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Old 12-11-2007, 02:23 PM   #27
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Got any links to pics or product websites or maybe stores that sell this stuff? Thanks!
Spray on undercoating. I just got mine at the local auto parts store. It's in a rattlecan. There are several different brands...guessing they are pretty much the same. I tossed my can (used the full can) after I was done so don't remember the brand.

Pretty sure any auto parts store would have it. http://www.partsamerica.com/ProductL...?Category=3280

As for the Dynamat stuff...I think it is used for soundproofing doors and stuff...so check with car stereo installation places.
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Old 12-11-2007, 05:30 PM   #28
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JC Whitney used to sell a reasonably priced top box. Personally I prefer a plastic toolbox (Craftsman) bungied to my WeeStrom rack.
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Old 12-29-2007, 08:36 PM   #29
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Just saw an X Country in person for the first time today......I liked it a lot......I think it might be my next bike.......
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Old 12-30-2007, 08:09 AM   #30
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hi guys... have anyone tried / thought about putting the headlight and the high fender from the Xchallenge on the Xcountry??? will it fit ? ? ?

Think it will look cool

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