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Old 07-02-2012, 12:01 PM   #16
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I’ve measured the bike lowest point in the centre stand without a skid plate and is a bit less than 25cm (9,84”), so the best ground clearance with a skid plate must be about 24cm (9,45”) minimum or the plate is going to touch the sump.
So, I assume both the Rumbux (24,76 cm) and the Force (24,13cm) are not measured in the lowest place.
Can you check it?
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Old 07-07-2012, 08:07 AM   #17
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Jaumev - thanks for starting this...

H&B is 9.5" at the front, 9.25" at the rear. I think the front clearance is the more important number - and anyway the rear tang has a bit of flex in it so the missing 1/4" isn't going to afftect anything.

thickness is 4mm

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Old 07-07-2012, 12:40 PM   #18
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Jaumev - thanks for starting this...

H&B is 9.5" at the front, 9.25" at the rear. I think the front clearance is the more important number - and anyway the rear tang has a bit of flex in it so the missing 1/4" isn't going to afftect anything.

thickness is 4mm

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Added, thanks.
Let's see if someone tell us the RideoNav and OEM specs.
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:49 PM   #19
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Is there a 'rideonADV' plate? I mean, he's custom made some for customers, but every one is different isn't it?
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Old 07-12-2012, 02:23 PM   #20
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Lots of folks have speculated that the RumBux, with its steel-tube frame and sheet-steel plate, would be a whole lot heavier than any of the aluminum skid plate solutions. Well, folks, I'm here to tell you that, yes, it is heavier than the AltRider, but maybe not nearly as much as some may have thought.

Today I weighed each of the plate kits, complete with any of their attaching brackets, bolts, nuts, washers, etc., and here's what I found:

AltRider - 9.2 lbs (4.17 kg)

RumBux - 12.6 lbs (5.72 kg)

That's only a 3.4 lbs (1.54 kg) difference in weight. Not much at all when you consider the fact that the RumBux bolts *ONLY* to the motorcycle frame and does *NOT* bolt to the engine or its sump in any way, shape, or form. In addition to that the nice, looping side bars on the RumBux "frame" provide what appears to be terrific protection for the water pump housing on the right side and the stator cover on the left. This is something IMHO most all of the other skid plate manufacturers have sort of ignored. Leave to those wily South Africans to come with something well and truly tough and protective...

I said I would wait until I had both the RumBux and the AltRider here on the ground before I made up my mind which one I would mount up. Well, now the decision is made... The RumBux is going on my bike, and the AltRider is going up for sale.

Just FYI...

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Old 07-14-2012, 09:44 AM   #21
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Rem has one (RideOnAdv) in WhiteHorse, Yukon. I saw it, thought I took some pictures. Anyway it is built with a jig, so you can order and install yourself. Very strong looking and 1/4" thick. Solid solid. It will fit over the crashbar mounts or OEM mount like I have. If I did not have the H&B I might get one, but I am very happy with the ease of removal and protection I have.
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Old 08-23-2012, 06:21 AM   #22
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Got my RideonADV plate yesterday. I won't install it until the crash bars come in, so I'll post up some more later...

Initial impressions: Damn, this thing is built like a tank!



Excellent beer for scale:


Now for the big question, weight. From my not legal for trade, non scientific, uncalibrated scale:





It's thick, about 1/4 inch:


Jaxon, ~TABASCO~ on ADV and the Tenere forum, was great to work with. His enthusiasm for motorcycles in general and the Tenere in particular shows in every phone call and email. Just don't expect to order it on a Monday morning and get it for your weekend trip as it is made to order.

I'll add some pictures with the ground clearance once I get it mounted.
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:45 PM   #23
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Thanks! I think this is more or less the same we've got in the list, please check it.
Is the weight with the hardware?
Your bike is going to look like a panzer, it looks really strong!!!
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:04 PM   #24
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Thanks! I think this is more or less the same we've got in the list, please check it.
Is the weight with the hardware?
Your bike is going to look like a panzer, it looks really strong!!!
The specs are what is on the list. The weight is with the rear mounting bracket (also 1/4" aluminum) but without any bolts. The bolts Jaxon provides replace stock bolts, so I left them out.
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Old 08-23-2012, 06:23 PM   #25
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It's thick, about 1/4 inch:

Keep those calipers they are classic old school!

Nice skid plate setup...
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:42 AM   #26
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Jaumev - thanks for starting this...

H&B is 9.5" at the front, 9.25" at the rear. I think the front clearance is the more important number - and anyway the rear tang has a bit of flex in it so the missing 1/4" isn't going to afftect anything.

thickness is 4mm

Trevor

Keep in mind that depending on how the suspension is set up on a particular bike these "clearance" measurements wont be the same or accurate.. Depending on sag, fuel capacity, extra accessories added to the bike, Etc... Someone could be off 1/2" or more with soft suspension and a full tank when measuring...
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:52 AM   #27
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Is there a 'rideonADV' plate? I mean, he's custom made some for customers, but every one is different isn't it?

They are hand made for sure. We do offer many options that the customers can choose. Our "standard" plate starts off the same each time for the ST. We do have two jigs we use for these plates. Here are a few other features...

- Change the oil and the filter with the plate left on the bike
- The entire construction is 1/4" (6mm) billet aluminum
- Frame mount (frame to frame) does not touch the motor
- Protects the fallowing: bottom of engine / headers / rubber water hose / metal water hose / water pump / generator cover / oil filter / 02 sensors / exhaust cat / right and left side (front of) engine cases
- Powder coat color of your choice
- We can add high way pegs to the unit
- LIFE TIME WARRANTY
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:20 AM   #28
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Jaumev - you might want to correct the spelling of RideonADV in each category in post #1 of this thread, now that we are getting details on this plate. It has confused at least one inmate.
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:29 AM   #29
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The specs are what is on the list. The weight is with the rear mounting bracket (also 1/4" aluminum) but without any bolts. The bolts Jaxon provides replace stock bolts, so I left them out.
OK.


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Keep in mind that depending on how the suspension is set up on a particular bike these "clearance" measurements wont be the same or accurate.. Depending on sag, fuel capacity, extra accessories added to the bike, Etc... Someone could be off 1/2" or more with soft suspension and a full tank when measuring...
That's why we said this in the first post:

GROUND CLEARANCE: Every bike is set up differently with different gear and pre-load settings, etc. So lets have the measurement on the center stand, from a level concrete floor to the skid plate lowest point.

Tabasco, can you gives us the RideonADV skid plate ground clearance in this conditions?.
Many thanks!

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Jaumev - you might want to correct the spelling of RideonADV in each category in post #1 of this thread, now that we are getting details on this plate. It has confused at least one inmate.
Ups, sorry! …. done!

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Old 08-25-2012, 06:09 AM   #30
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