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Old 03-11-2013, 04:30 PM   #4201
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Does make you wonder how the guy behind her staring at that awfully dark motorcycle
can stay so focused.
I can't put my finger on it, but I feel a subliminal message here somewhere.
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:30 PM   #4202
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Does make you wonder how the guy behind her staring at that awfully dark motorcycle
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:09 PM   #4203
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Does make you wonder how the guy behind her staring at that awfully dark motorcycle
can stay so focused.
He's wishing the bike was black (faster).
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:25 PM   #4204
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He's wishing the bike was black (faster).
Gee a Harley on a lift with a perplexed look on the owners face, what are the odds?

I think he's really wishing he'd bought the Tenere.
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:45 PM   #4205
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My wallpaper is this... Megan Fox sorry jaumev
I understand... and this time I forgive you...
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Old 03-12-2013, 04:46 AM   #4206
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Hey Pluric, WTF is this white stuff all over my house and drive? I'm not used to seeing it!

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Old 03-12-2013, 05:42 AM   #4207
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I understand... and this time I forgive you...
I knew that... I've seen your bike...
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:02 AM   #4208
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Hey Pluric, WTF is this white stuff all over my house and drive? I'm not used to seeing it!
It's just a little gift I had Fed Exd over for you. Enjoy!
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:02 AM   #4209
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I see you had to hold the black boy down to get a good picture....too. Mine just shakes otherwise.It can't help it. Just wants to go FAST all the time. Had to slap the crap out of it last summer.Everytime it sees a blew one it just sqwalls circles around it. Most unmannerly.
I have those oem crash bars too. They suck. Gotta get new ones.
Nice looking bike.
Don`t get rid of all the OEM crashbars ... just the top (useless) ... the low part is great for the engine waterpump protection ... supplement that with the Altrider crashbars and you have the best of both worlds.
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:24 AM   #4210
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Don`t get rid of all the OEM crashbars ... just the top (useless) ... the low part is great for the engine waterpump protection ... supplement that with the Altrider crashbars and you have the best of both worlds.
Cheers,
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I was wondering if I could use both the OEM bottom and the Altrider top. Thanks for info!
But what frame to Frame skidplate will work with your set up?

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Old 03-12-2013, 08:11 AM   #4211
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I was wondering if I could use both the OEM bottom and the Altrider top. Thanks for info!
But what frame to Frame skidplate will work with your set up?

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Hi Boulder ... I modified a Hepco Becker / Krauser skidplate with a front extension which uses the bolts that grab the front of the engine instead of the original which is bolted to the engine ...
Cheers,
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Mine is similar although I did it in a 4mm thick aluminum and all welded instead of the rivets. The rear supports are the same and are attached to the frame.

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modified from some old XT600 (3AJ) handguards and HDB (Highway Dirt Bikes) very strong guards.

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Old 03-12-2013, 08:49 AM   #4212
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Thanks Roberto!

Great Ideas!

I think I can try that with the OEM skid plate also. I think it is beefy enough. I believe the problem with the OEM is:

1) It sits right against that engine mount/lift bolt and when the other people who have had failures it looks like it slammed that bolt or ripped it off in or out of the engine. It also sits close to almost everything below the bottom casing.
2) Week attachments all around. Little bolts and flimsy attachments to the engine. I tap it with my foot and the whole thing moves half an inch. it rebounds back but still moves.
3) Mounted to the engine.

If i remove these three things and mount it a little more below the engine and saw off that hanging engine bolt, and mount above like yours in the front and figure out how to mount the rear do you think the OEM skid plate thickness will be good enough?

My neighbor welds In aluminum so he can set me up. He builds Aluminum air boats out here for the hunters on the Great Salt Lake swampland...
He creates giant skid plates for those boats. So I think he could set something up.

If you and anyone thinks the OEM skid plate itself not mounted as original is not a good strength material or thickness to handle the hits like aftermarket ones do then let me know and i will sale a child of mine for one. Don't want to waste allot of time building off OEM if it is crap skid plate.

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Old 03-12-2013, 09:39 AM   #4213
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If you and anyone thinks the OEM skid plate itself not mounted as original is not a good strength material or thickness to handle the hits like aftermarket ones do then let me know and i will sale a child of mine for one. Don't want to waste allot of time building off OEM if it is crap skid plate.

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This may help you. OEM left, SW-Motech on right.

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Old 03-12-2013, 12:58 PM   #4214
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hey, thanks guys for all the info on crashbars & skid plates. Seriously good info.
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:00 PM   #4215
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Old Git-Thank you. quite a difference.
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