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Old 11-23-2011, 01:58 AM   #61
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+1 on Weld86 too

I thought it was a bit of overkill but on getting my bike back from the shippers, and cleaning it I can see that in the 6,500 miles between Latvia and Ulaanbaatar it soaked up a huge amount of potential damage; one rock had even managed to slightly deform the projecting clutch protection. Hate to think what would have happened with a lesser product.

Great piece of kit
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Old 11-23-2011, 02:43 AM   #62
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I purchased the skid and kick bracket! That's a proper skid plate for this bike for sure! +1
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Old 11-23-2011, 07:17 PM   #63
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TT thoughts

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I think I should bring up my experience with VR failure. I had it die on me, on a hot sunny day in August last year. Fried my battery, my EFI and my ABS! So don't think it is too difficult to happen. I was wearing my stock skidplate on. This is why TT have their skidplate drilled.
Another point I should make, concerning all aftermarket skidplates is the two rubber supporting points at the bottom of the OEM skidplate. These are very important, since they divide the distance between the supporting mounts in half. That makes the OEM bashplate to withstand 4 times biger force than it would without this support. So if aftermarket skidplates could get equipped with this support, that would be a huge improvement.
Cheers.
I bought the TT plate & sent it back went for Weld 86. 220 watts of forward lighting on all the time, no battery or reg/rect problems... I think the VR should be moved somewhere else anyway for air flow & mud protection but haven't had any problems...

as for the TT support subframe/rubber dampers (added complexity & faliure/stress points) I think the energy should go into the chrome-moly frame rather than my sand-cast aluminum engine cases

I'd say TT has their plate drilled for weight & looks as it goes with the rest of their kit in the catalogs.Any holes are going to re-route & concentrate stresses in an aluminum plate, so less is better for ultimate protection.There are lots of sharp-edged, heavy rocks of all sizes where I ride so I want all coverage I can get

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Old 01-15-2012, 11:46 AM   #64
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Just finish my 4mm skid plate :) Welder said :"I can produce same for 130$.But in Russia :) ".




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Old 02-04-2012, 09:35 AM   #65
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Got mine from Charlie a couple of weeks ago. All I can say is... FUCKING AWESOME!






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Old 04-30-2012, 07:46 PM   #66
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Got mine from Charlie a couple of weeks ago. All I can say is... FUCKING AWESOME!

I think the awesome of this skid plate is being tarnished by that box set of Glee right behind it
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Old 06-01-2012, 06:10 AM   #67
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Old 06-01-2012, 07:16 AM   #68
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Awesome skidplate! Got it about two months ago and now put about 2000 miles on it without any problems.
When installing i had a problem with the side stand support. It didn't want to fit without a slight modification and the front mounting hole on my bike is not threaded so I had to get a large bolt and put it through to the other side of the engine case. But I would blame my bikes being a 2004 950 S euro model for that and not weld86.
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Old 06-10-2012, 03:18 AM   #69
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Which mine mate?

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I can see this thread dissolving into a discussion about which firearms could punch a hole in the plate and which couldn't, all because of my poor choice of adjectives. The laborers/machine operators I used to work with in underground mines in Australia were known as "feds" and a common saying was "You can make something foolproof but you can't make it fed-proof"...maybe that would have been a better choice...

To get back off that tangent, if you are going to carry a little extra protection, below the belt is a better place than most...
I've worked underground too. Never heard the term "feds" in any mine. Where did you work?
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Old 06-10-2012, 11:08 PM   #70
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I've worked underground too. Never heard the term "feds" in any mine. Where did you work?
Well, and I thought the term wasn't that regional, or maybe it is just old. Short for Miners FEDeration (UMFA, which became the CFMEU during my time). Not to ramble on on this hijack (PM me if you want more info), but I worked in UG collieries in the Lithgow area from 82 to 99, with a sizable gap in the middle, specifically at Clarence, Blue Mountains and Springvale.
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Old 06-11-2012, 02:45 AM   #71
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Well, and I thought the term wasn't that regional, or maybe it is just old. Short for Miners FEDeration (UMFA, which became the CFMEU during my time). Not to ramble on on this hijack (PM me if you want more info), but I worked in UG collieries in the Lithgow area from 82 to 99, with a sizable gap in the middle, specifically at Clarence, Blue Mountains and Springvale.
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:04 AM   #72
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Side stand relocation bracket

With this can I stand on my foot pegs to mount my 2010 990R? She is a little tall for my vertically challenged stature !!
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:05 AM   #73
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With this can I stand on my foot pegs to mount my 2010 990R? She is a little tall for my vertically challenged stature !!
I would think so.
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:07 AM   #74
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With this can I stand on my foot pegs to mount my 2010 990R? She is a little tall for my vertically challenged stature !!
I'm 5'7" and mount my bike this way on a regular basis... the side stand reinforcement/relocator I put on the bike last year is just fine.
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:16 AM   #75
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Just finish my 4mm skid plate :) Welder said :"I can produce same for 130$.But in Russia :) ".




No offense intended, but the details of this unit appear to be inferior to the very nice Weld86, even though your price is good. The angle of the curves seem a little off and the wleds look a bit sloppy. For a $14000+ bike like the 990 Adventure, I personally want a nice looking and well built piece.
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