Center Stand Skidplates Available

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by Twin headlight Ernie, Aug 25, 2005.

  1. Twin headlight Ernie

    Twin headlight Ernie bar napkin engineering

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    I have aluminum engine skidplates available for R100GS. Choice of aluminum or diamond plate aluminum. Hand fabricated & TIG welded. Will countersink the mounting hardware at no addition charge upon request. $110.00 each. Matching centerstand skidplate also available for $35.00 & fatfoot for sidestand for $10.00. Centerstand skidplates also available for R1100/1150GS and for KLR650 aftermarket centerstands. All come with stainless steel hardware. E-mail me at dakotabeemer@hotmail.com. Twin headlight Ernie
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  2. Eriksson

    Eriksson Isthatdirtinyourpocket?

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    How long before they're available for the 950 Adv. hoser, eh?
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  3. deepcdiver

    deepcdiver Nobody Special

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    can you post pix right here???
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  4. DruiD

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    Plain AL for airhead GS.




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  5. DruiD

    DruiD riding too fast

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    Diamondplate for airhead GS.



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  6. DruiD

    DruiD riding too fast

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    Here's the one for the R1150 GS.
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  7. bcostell

    bcostell Been here awhile

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    Looks good, but those exposed bolt heads are a problem waiting to happen. The Touratech skid plate for the R100GS is a pile of crap....looks nice but the mountings are flimsy as hell. At least the BMW parts have well executed mountings. Suggest you find some way to modify your design to be able to use the BMW rubber bushes and bolts - don't go the cheepo Touratech CSK route - please!
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  8. SQD8R

    SQD8R Eat squids and be merry

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    Why are the exposed bolt heads an issue? What exactly would they hit or snag on in that position and why should the BMW rubber bushes and bolts be used? Why would they be better? I'm missing something here, pls explain.

    Twin Headlight Ernie,

    If/when you come up with one for the 12GS pls post up.
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  9. bcostell

    bcostell Been here awhile

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    The bash plates perform a couple of functions: As a stone guard and also as a skid plate. So, if (as I've done) you go over a raised object and the bottom of the plate scapes, then.......you run the risk of ripping out the thread of the alloy oil pan if the bolt heads are exposed. Toratech countersink theirs and also space the plate off a little with welded on lugs. The problem with their design is that the lugs are very weak and snap off - maybe it's a sacrificial design?

    The later BMW R100GS design has a swaged in hole for the head of the bolts to fit flush with the face of the plate. Their design is also a lot more robust compared to the Touratech design.

    Your design looks pretty good - certaintly a bargain compared to the Touratech design and more protection than the BMW design.

    I would have no problem paying the Toratech or BMW price for your plate if it had a mounting comparable to the BMW type.
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  10. Twin headlight Ernie

    Twin headlight Ernie bar napkin engineering

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    Well I had a little time to kill this morning so I decided to pull the engine skidplate on my own 92 R100GS and countersink the mounting holes. I replaced the bolts with 4) 6mm x 30mm stainlss steel countersunk bolts. I must say that it has a much cleaner look to it. I'll try to get a new & improved picture posted soon. By the way if anybody out there has a 2005 R1200GS in the LaCrosse Wisconsin area. I'm looking to borrow a bike to make up a skidplate pattern for this model. In exchange the owner of the bike would get the first working model free. E-mail me at dakotabeemer@hotmail.com. Twin headlight Ernie
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  11. DruiD

    DruiD riding too fast

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    Hey you guys check out the skidplate twinheadlighternie made for me!

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    Man that guy did a nice job!

    Also check out the FatFoot he made! Bullet proof!

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    If you guys are in need of this kind of stuff, I highly recommend his work. Meticulus!!

    Thank, Ernie!

    By the way these pics were taken Feb 2nd in Wisconsin. It's a freaky fifty degrees F! Weird Winter that for sure!

    Gotta Ride!
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  12. Twin headlight Ernie

    Twin headlight Ernie bar napkin engineering

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    Thanks for the complements Druid. Glad to hear you like the centerstand plate. I'm sure it will outlast that other one you had. I spent this last weekend making another batch of aluminum engine skidplates for the airhead GS's. I also have aluminum centerstand skidplates ready to go for the R80GS, R100GS, R1100/1150GS, R1150GSA, F650GS, R1200GS and KLR650 aftermarket stand. I also made a couple of rear master cyl protection covers for the KLR650. E-mail me at dakotabeemer@hotmail.com
    Thanks Ernie
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  13. mxchamp

    mxchamp Registered Lurker

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    Was just wondering what your price for the Adventure centerstand skid plate was.

    Also do you accept paypal???

    Thanks for the info.

    JJ
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  14. Twin headlight Ernie

    Twin headlight Ernie bar napkin engineering

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    Hey MXchamp, PM'd ya
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  15. homerj

    homerj 742 Evergreen Terrace

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    does the plate for the Airheads mount to the oil pan or to the frame? i've already tweaked one pan on a relatively minor strike, don't wanna do that again.
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  16. GB

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    Ernie's skid plate and center stand plate for the 12GS is a work of art! and very solidly executed. Plus, Ernie is quick to ship.

    I didn't know you made plate for the KLR's center stand.. any pics, I wonder.
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  17. Twin headlight Ernie

    Twin headlight Ernie bar napkin engineering

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    The engine skidplate for the airhead replaces the factory skidplate and uses the factory mounting points off the oilpan, but uses countersunk hardware instead of the conventional bolts. Ernie
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  18. Twin headlight Ernie

    Twin headlight Ernie bar napkin engineering

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    Hey Gadget boy, The skidplate is on it's way. Thanks for the order. Ernie
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  19. GB

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    Thanks Ernie. Will post pics upon installation.

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  20. GB

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    KLR skid plate arrived fast! Nicely finished and fits perfectly. the picture I took isn't great, but you get the idea..

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