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Old 05-15-2014, 07:30 AM   #21016
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^^Same thing I have, and it's up to the task! Mine is haggard, and still works great!! I wouldn't bolt shit into my engine for skid protection, but that's me.
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Old 05-15-2014, 07:32 AM   #21017
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^^Same thing I have, and it's up to the task! Mine is haggard, and still works great!! I wouldn't bolt shit into my engine for skid protection, but that's me.
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Old 05-15-2014, 07:46 AM   #21018
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Aren't you friends with Burpsa? I am pretty sure that guy could whip you up some clamps in no time, if you don't mind that they are anodized blue.
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Old 05-15-2014, 08:11 AM   #21019
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Aren't you friends with Burpsa? I am pretty sure that guy could whip you up some clamps in no time, if you don't mind that they are anodized blue.
I'm Benfica fan, so blue anodized isn't a option
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Old 05-15-2014, 02:49 PM   #21020
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HUmm, mine isn't bolted to the case, nor would I want it to be. Look at some of the other skid plates, they use clamps on the frame. It seems like you should be about to buy/make some clamps and then just drill a new hole in the skid.

My opinion is that if a skid plate bolts to the engine case it is not offering the best protection.

Those clamps could be easily made, even by me.
I have this one, kind of a bitch to get on and off, but I like it. The trick is to put duck tape on the front two clamps so they stay in place while installing the skidplate
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Old 05-16-2014, 07:04 AM   #21021
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I have this one, kind of a bitch to get on and off, but I like it. The trick is to put duck tape on the front two clamps so they stay in place while installing the skidplate
Putting mine back on tonight, and using your technique, thanks!! Because it is a PITA!!
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Old 05-16-2014, 07:20 AM   #21022
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I have this one, kind of a bitch to get on and off, but I like it. The trick is to put duck tape on the front two clamps so they stay in place while installing the skidplate

Ahhh, good tip. You are a genius.
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Old 05-16-2014, 01:41 PM   #21023
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Also putting a strip of old inner tube between the frame rails and the skid plate make it much quieter!
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Old 05-16-2014, 01:57 PM   #21024
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These things are quiet?

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Old 05-16-2014, 02:03 PM   #21025
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Ahhh, good tip. You are a genius.
Glad you and s-track think so lol, I was about to launch mine into orbit until I realized duck tape solves everything
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Old 05-16-2014, 05:15 PM   #21026
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Ok have a problem...I've driven about a hundred miles since I checked the oil and it's already not registering on the dipstick...no smoke at all and the spark plug is nice and clean and a light brown. I don't see any real leaks anywhere. Where is it going? I've never seen an engine use this much oil and not smoke...I even looked behind me while going down the road getting on and off the gas and nothing??? Help!!
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Old 05-16-2014, 05:17 PM   #21027
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You did put in 1.8 qt?

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Old 05-16-2014, 05:28 PM   #21028
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Ok have a problem...I've driven about a hundred miles since I checked the oil and it's already not registering on the dipstick...no smoke at all and the spark plug is nice and clean and a light brown. I don't see any real leaks anywhere. Where is it going? I've never seen an engine use this much oil and not smoke...I even looked behind me while going down the road getting on and off the gas and nothing??? Help!!
Make sure your air filter is clean and crankcase vent hose is clear. Check countersprocket seal.
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Old 05-16-2014, 06:28 PM   #21029
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When I got it oil was at about half and I added some and was perfect. I've only ridden 100 miles since...I don't see any leaks behind the countershaft at all and my chain would probably be covered...no oil coming from anywhere. Not even a hint of white smoke only a little bit of black if I rev it real quick...doesn't make since.
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Old 05-16-2014, 06:37 PM   #21030
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