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Old 06-22-2011, 09:08 AM   #8446
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Hmm looking forward to somebody (else!) testing that theory.

Wasp, you have an SW Motech right? Get out there and find some big rocks and bounce your engine off them!
Yeah Wasp... Give her a try for us all.
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Old 06-22-2011, 09:20 AM   #8447
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Hepco Becker skidplate

A bit of digging on the german HB site revealed this PDF

http://neu.hepco-becker.de/Montagean...en/8104531.pdf

It contains detailed mounting instructions. The pic shows the plate riveted together, but I've seen others where it appears to be welded. It's actually hard to find decent pics of this plate. This is the best pic from Amotostuff, the US distributor - Chad, you reading this? Need more and better pics!



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Old 06-22-2011, 09:37 AM   #8448
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Good find Trevor! It seems like a far simpler arrangement than the other plates; that said, the countersunk washers sticking out the bottom of the plate are not that desirable... the Metal Mule plate I had on the 800 GS took a fair number of hits and scrapes in that exact area. Not sure the washers/bolt heads would do well. I wonder if a countersunk hole in the plate and a larger bolt head would work to get it all flush?

I keep hoping that Metal Mule will post something for the S10 aside from panniers, but I haven't seen anything yet.

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Old 06-22-2011, 09:56 AM   #8449
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A bit of digging on the german HB site revealed this PDF

http://neu.hepco-becker.de/Montagean...en/8104531.pdf

It contains detailed mounting instructions. The pic shows the plate riveted together, but I've seen others where it appears to be welded. It's actually hard to find decent pics of this plate. This is the best pic from Amotostuff, the US distributor - Chad, you reading this? Need more and better pics!



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Old 06-22-2011, 10:33 AM   #8450
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Yeah Wasp... Give her a try for us all.
Iv'e been trying...
We are out there with a lot of rocks and logs around but have only managed to bend the gear lever (last Sunday).
Haven't even felt the bike case out, or even bottom out yet.

Gear lever hit this log at 7 seconds:



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Old 06-22-2011, 11:07 AM   #8451
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Not sure the washers/bolt heads would do well. s
It's a mechanical necessity, if the full brunt of the moving plate, hits a countersunk head, it wil rip it off, now the forces onto the bolt itself are way less becaus you split the forces, and second to that you now have a washer which not only gives a bigger surface e.g les momentum, but also a little prevention against loosening, or far worse corroding together...

A little flex in the whole setup prevents ripping out 1 bolt because the singular bolts now can give a little to load the stress on the other points...

And although welding is nicer to se and lighter, rivets are more longlife solutions, a weld that goes hayward is very destructive wile mostly the material *next* to the weld rips, a rivet can just be replaced...
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Old 06-22-2011, 11:44 AM   #8452
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Haven't even felt the bike case out, or even bottom out yet.

Greg.
Says something about the bike. You're going to have to go out there again and try harder!

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Old 06-22-2011, 11:51 AM   #8453
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Says something about the bike. You're going to have to go out there again and try harder!

Kev
Don't forget Wasp has fitted 1" raising links, so that would contribute a bit of extra ground clearance.

Wasp, any idea exactly how much extra you get where it matters? Say, the front of the sump
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Old 06-22-2011, 12:06 PM   #8454
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Trevor - When our bikes get here we need to start making some accessories to sell!
I'm up for that too. Starting with a bashable bashplate .

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Old 06-22-2011, 12:07 PM   #8455
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Speaking of which, wasn't someone posting about a "Force" bashplate from Australia recently?

Any news on that?

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Old 06-22-2011, 01:05 PM   #8456
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Hi guys,
I've exchanged a couple posts with some of you but thought I'd post up some of my comments for the masses information.

I posted, in Wasp's thread, asking Thagua if he used the standard HDB handguards or the beefier and longer Ultimate guards. By looking at his photos, he had a pair of standards which would naturally be much too short for a big bike with bar end weights, etc. I don't foresee any reason why the Ultimates won't fit. For various BMW with bar end weights, Paul sells an package that includes the Ultimate handguards and new bar end weights. I imagine he'll get his hands on a Super Tenere fairly quickly and see what needs done to mount on the stock bars.

Personally, when my bike comes in, I'll ride it for a bit to determine what, if any, bar bend changes I want then order up Protaper bars of that flavor, HDB Ultimate guards and top clamp. I'll determine then if the bar end weights stay or go or are replaced with replacement bar end weights that Paul comes up with or I just do the anti-vibe bar end inserts. Until Paul gets a bike in hand, the only thing we'll have to go by is those overseas and as of yet, Thagua is the only one to mount HDB handguards and, as mentioned, those appear to be the much shorter standard version since he said they were several inches too short and he rigged some Acerbis bar clamps to secure the inside end to the bars.

If anyone with the bike "in garage" orders up some Ultimate handguards and a top clamp (100x38/40mm is the correct size), it would be great to hear about. 15% off coupon lasts until the end of June. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=679142
Here are more detailed photos of the HDB products installed ... finally fitted the Top Clamp but as you can see you can only use part of it ...
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Old 06-22-2011, 01:44 PM   #8457
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The Picture on our website is the actual production version. It is welded. Just checked them on the shelf in our warehouse.

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Old 06-22-2011, 03:12 PM   #8458
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GREG,,, are you wearing KLIM ? How do you like it ?











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Iv'e been trying...
We are out there with a lot of rocks and logs around but have only managed to bend the gear lever (last Sunday).
Haven't even felt the bike case out, or even bottom out yet.

Gear lever hit this log at 7 seconds:



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Old 06-22-2011, 08:26 PM   #8459
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Chad, I do think the HB skid plate is nice, but can't you get the German dudes to get a bit better price. I'm thinking close to $400 with shipping, right? I'm sure many will pop for it, but I can't make myself do it. Don't feel bad cause I won't pop for the Altrider one either .

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Old 06-23-2011, 02:20 AM   #8460
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Thumb Klim Traverse suit...

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GREG,,, are you wearing KLIM ? How do you like it ?
Yes, Klim Traverse suit with d3o armor in the jacket and pants.
I love this suit and the way the d3o works once warmed up (about 10mins).

I have had this gear for over six months now and have ridden in temps of over 38c (100f), and through torrential inch in minutes downpours, and can attest to how light and comfortable it feels in all situations.
I could have got away with the next size down if all I ever did was enter fashion parades, but I prefer my gear to fit on the larger/roomier side and prefer the legs long so they are not exposing ankles when sitting on the bike.

They have great ventilation in the jacket and pants when warm, and can be completely closed off and are absolutely wind and rain proof in the cold.

On the really cold mornings I wear a fleece underneath. Absolutely no wind gets through but you can feel the cold of the material against your arms without a second layer.

The d30 armor kit:




The suits are sold as a shell and can be fitted with any CE armor if required by the user.
I have no interest or gain in Klim or any of their dealers but I think I must be their biggest advocate because they are so bloody good.

For the guys in Australia - I purchased mine suit from Steve at AdventureMoto http://adventuremoto.com.au and was thrilled with the price, the service, and the followup from this company.

DID I MENTION I LOVE THIS SUIT?????????????????????????

I had actually planned to do a full review with more pics on my thread: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=595933 a couple of weeks ago, but I got sidetracked with work (riding when not working). Keep an eye out there in weeks to come as I will show some pics wearing the suit (with new blood stains and all) and write a few more words.
Unless of course Klim care to send me a new BadLands suit () and I can test and review that as well

Greg.
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