Bulletproof skidplate for 990!

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by RoundOz, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. istanbulian

    istanbulian 950S Adventure

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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:thumb
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  2. sledstorm1

    sledstorm1 CT RAMBLER'S MC CLUB

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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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  3. geometrician

    geometrician let's keep going...

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    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

    ymmv
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  4. Camion

    Camion Adventurer

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    Just finish my 4mm skid plate :) Welder said :"I can produce same <turtle> for 130$.But in Russia :) ".

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  5. Narsisco Lopez

    Narsisco Lopez Addlepated

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    Got mine from Charlie a couple of weeks ago. All I can say is... FUCKING AWESOME!

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  6. ShadySmurf

    ShadySmurf Does Own Stunts

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    I think the awesome of this skid plate is being tarnished by that box set of Glee right behind it :huh
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  7. homere

    homere Been here awhile

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    Nice!!
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  8. M.Mars

    M.Mars híppos leukós

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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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  9. Oz Nutter

    Oz Nutter Long timer

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    I've worked underground too. Never heard the term "feds" in any mine. Where did you work?
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  10. RoundOz

    RoundOz Plenty of seasoning

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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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  11. Oz Nutter

    Oz Nutter Long timer

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    :clap
    Cool mate...
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  12. Nechako

    Nechako Adventurer

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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 !!:evil
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  13. homere

    homere Been here awhile

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    I would think so.
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  14. Narsisco Lopez

    Narsisco Lopez Addlepated

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    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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  15. zen rider

    zen rider veteran rider

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    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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  16. weld86

    weld86 Weld86 Motoparts

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    I'm just dropping in to say Hey!
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  17. Off Road Ryder

    Off Road Ryder Long timer

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    I keep sending riders to ya. Great products that withstand the beat down test..
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  18. Nailhead

    Nailhead Free at last!

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    Mine doesn't owe me a nickel after a rock hit I took this summer.

    Essential equipment for off-road use, if you ask me.
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  19. zen rider

    zen rider veteran rider

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    Received mine a few weeks ago. The welds are a work of art. The black powder coat is expertly applied.

    Fit is good using stock bolts. I didn't say excellent because at the top there is a gap where it touches the engine case. In contrast, the OEM skid plate is molded (or cast maybe) to the exact curve of the engine case and therefore it seals water out of the battery area. Not a big deal. But the factory plate is actually pretty damn nice, albeit the metal is too thin.
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  20. Alleycatdad

    Alleycatdad Unbunch yer panties!

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    I just stuck a piece of foam weatherstrip up there and the gap was gone.

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