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Old 01-05-2011, 05:48 PM   #1
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R100GSPD R80G/SPD skidplate and fairing mountingsize

Hey Guys
After being the high bidder for a $50 GSPD skid plate for the last week, I was sniped at OEM cost.....
Well I can't whine too much, at least I made FF pay for it

So, after loosing it I've decided to try and make my own. I happen to have a 3-4 foot 1/4" thick aluminum sign that I got to "dispose" of after putting up a new one. I'm hoping I can get some measurements to make my own.

I also need to drill some holes in my Pod to mount a fairing. I really don't want to pay 8 bucks for the BMW template. Anyone have one to send? Or even better, a spare front pod they want to sell
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Old 01-05-2011, 06:52 PM   #2
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you've got the coffin fairing, where'd you score that? They're hard to find.

I think I've still got the template, I'll need to dig for it, plus I'd want it back.

Twin headlight Earnie sells a very nice center stand guard, I had to put a small half round notch in mine to access the drain plug. His sump guard isn't good for a G/S, ask Jenna.
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Old 01-05-2011, 07:14 PM   #3
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I made this skid plate out of 1/8" aluminum, I traced from a GSPD plate, PM me if you want a copy of the outline.
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Hey Guys
After being the high bidder for a $50 GSPD skid plate for the last week, I was sniped at OEM cost.....
Well I can't whine too much, at least I made FF pay for it

So, after loosing it I've decided to try and make my own. I happen to have a 3-4 foot 1/4" thick aluminum sign that I got to "dispose" of after putting up a new one. I'm hoping I can get some measurements to make my own.

I also need to drill some holes in my Pod to mount a fairing. I really don't want to pay 8 bucks for the BMW template. Anyone have one to send? Or even better, a spare front pod they want to sell
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Old 01-05-2011, 07:43 PM   #4
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Mark, that is a beautiful repro of the stock PD plate

And you did it right/crucial by countersinking the mount screws-- if that countersinking is not done and the bolt heads are proud of the plate, a log crossing turns into a log hang-up, every damned time


Raven, if you have grinding/maching tools and a big vise to use as a bending brake, get Mark's template and make your own. 1/4" alu is in the neighborhood of the 4mm stock plate. I've gotten free cast-off pieces of 4mm from the local welding shop-- made my centerstand skidplate from that



My stock PD plate shows how sweet Mark's copy is
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Old 01-05-2011, 07:59 PM   #5
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Thanks, it has worked very well. The 1/8" aluminum was a pain to bend, I cant imagine bending 1/4". I need to build the centerstand plate next and had something already cut out but I like yours better so I need to make another trip to the scrap yard. I also made a bigfoot for the side stand out of the same material.

"Mark, that is a beautiful repro of the stock PD plate "
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Old 01-05-2011, 08:25 PM   #6
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those big dumbass rectangles in my centerstand plate were necessary b/c the R80G/S centerstand had the tang-loops for the springs proud of the fwd edge of the stand-- just like all previous BMW road bikes. My plate had to have those holes to accommodate the springs in both extended and stowed configs.

Your 100GS stand has the better design, where the springs are latched to tangs welded inside the stand geometry, so a center plate can be pretty much flush to the stand itself

I will say this: a centerstand skid works if you do any log crossings regularly. Momentum and whatever front wheel loft you can get and the skid plates let you slide/bang over some impressive logs. Otherwise it's just bling to look at and make people think GS's are dirtbikes
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Old 01-05-2011, 08:35 PM   #7
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I tend to use my skip plate often, big rocks like to jump up at me, I have been lucky so far with no center-stand plate but I don't want to press my luck.

[/QUOTE] I will say this: a centerstand skid works if you do any log crossings regularly. Momentum and whatever front wheel loft you can get and the skid plates let you slide/bang over some impressive logs. Otherwise it's just bling to look at and make people think GS's are dirtbikes [/QUOTE]
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Old 01-05-2011, 09:29 PM   #8
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The centerstand hangs lower than the sump on my G/S and it gets stuck on logs. It's only a 1/4" or so below the sump and it shouldn't be a problem, but make sure your bash guard is lower than that.

+1 on Mark's bash guard. Looks waaaay better than the one I'll make!
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Old 01-06-2011, 01:58 PM   #9
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I'm no machinist, carpenter, or math guy. Just an Airhead

It's this thick;


From this sign... legitimately gotten :)
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Old 01-06-2011, 03:18 PM   #10
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Stock G/S sump guard and twin headlight Earnie center stand, no unsightly hole in it for springs.



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Old 01-06-2011, 05:57 PM   #11
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His sump guard isn't good for a G/S, ask Jenna.


ps Hi Richard.!
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Old 01-06-2011, 06:25 PM   #12
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ps Hi Richard.!
aught oh, I'm in your cross hairs

hi ya Barbie....don't you hate nick names given to you by some drunk..
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Old 01-07-2011, 02:44 AM   #13
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You can easily do it yourself as I did

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=467077

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Old 01-09-2011, 07:28 PM   #14
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ghedo's plan made this

still available if you PM me.

3/16" thick. built using eMachineshop using Ghedo's plan, except i shaved a few mm from the back edge to reduce cost and i but 3 bends to round out the front angle a bit. eMachine shop makes recommendations to save cost thus the shaving at the rear.

i mount it with the mcMaster carr 6mm male-female shock mounts and consider those expendable. they will shear under very hard hits. touratech uses the same mounts and they recommend carrying spares.

oh, and make SURE to use a 90deg METRIC countersink, instead of 87deg sae. so the metric screws get the most surface area to pull on.

ive never broken a screw or damaged the sump or sump threads, only torn the rubber mounts in half.



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