Compendium Of Skidplate Options

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by Dorito, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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  2. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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    Is the Givi one discontinued? It's not listed on the Givi USA page, nor does the link you site indicate a price/availability, nor do I find any other sites offering it?

    Givi USA
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  3. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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  4. KTMforget

    KTMforget Been here awhile

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    Thanks for including us. Our skid plate is made of 3/16" (4.5mm) aluminum and has a unique feature that includes a key slot rear support that the rear of the skid plate slides into, and then is secured in place by the two bolts in the front, making removal for maintenance a snap. Also, our skid plate features a very rugged front and rear steel sub-frame that is much more durable than anything else on the market. The rear support actually attaches to the frame giving it much more strength.

    You can see more details here:

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    We just announced "HOT AUGUST DEALS" and are offering 15% off our skid plate, rear rack, footpegs and chain guard for the F800GS
    . Check out our specials here. A great opportunity to get some BODY ARMOR FOR YOUR BIKE!!

    Please let me know if you have any questions about our products!

    Thanks for your continued support
    Kurt
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  5. RheinGold

    RheinGold Weniger aber besser.

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    I installed the Jesse skid plate, center stand plate and his engine/crash bars on my F650GS twin Special Edition. Great products, good price and the fit perfectly. Excellent coverage and protection. There are a lot of other good choices too, but Al makes a good product.
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  6. JGoody

    JGoody Been here awhile

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    Do you think it traps heat because of the lack (judging from the pictures) of ventilation holes or slots? I notice most seem to have more cut outs or holes then the Black Dog. Or is it just the angle of the pix? A definite concern for me in So Cal.
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  7. HappyHighwayman

    HappyHighwayman Been here awhile

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    I have the richochet. @ $145 it's one of the best value options.
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  8. UpST8

    UpST8 turnin gas to noise

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    :clap Bravo Dorito!!! This is exactly the information I was looking for, you listed quite a few options I didn't know existed. Thanks!!! :thumb
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  9. tah1800

    tah1800 Been here awhile

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    Yeah, I got a Richochet too and very pleased with the coverage for the $. Add $40 for the "Chick Bike" like mine. It's 3/16 (4.5MM) too.
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  10. toowheels

    toowheels on a mission...

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    Hi Dorito!

    This reminds me that we have an update on our skid plate.

    We are on to the V3 version now. With that we have added two small vent slots to the bottom to help draw air in on extremely slow technical riding where the front vents won't do much:
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    We've also designed an even tougher front bracket.

    Old one on the top, new one on the bottom:
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    More details here:
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=536723&page=17

    With those changes the price has gone up to $281.99 CAD.

    We're incredible happy with the performance of our skid plates 'round the world but we never stop! :deal

    Thanks!!

    Dave
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  11. Reaver

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    Ok collective, what do I have? I admit I bought it used and was told at the time but that was 3 yrs ago. She wanted a BLACK skidplate on her 658 and there it was on kijiji. Not necessary for her riding style but it was cheap. I'm losing it me thinks :cry







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  12. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    Since you listed the short one I'll post the big one:

    SW Motech (180&#8364;) vs. OEM

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  13. toowheels

    toowheels on a mission...

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    Ahh oddly enough I'm good at this game! :lol3

    It's a Jesse!

    Dave
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  14. Reaver

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    Well at least you have some kind of "game"!

    Thanks. I was fooled by the pic in the spreadsheet but I see now. I don't have the rear portion on the centre stand! Now I need to install the TT bars. Man they're a pain what with having to take the thing apart to install spacers in the rear brake etc. That's another thread.
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  15. MoonBeamer

    MoonBeamer The Mountains are calling

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    I really like the Black Dog Cycle Works skid plate (I have yet to purchase anything yet) But the upper front exposed bolt heads that are shown on the web site look to be a little exposed. Although I don't think I would be hitting or sliding across many rocks with these, but a well placed thrown rock from the front tire could cause the heads of the bolts to deform and therefore make removal a bit of a pain.

    I would like to see some type of recessed flush mount Hex key type bolt in this place. Something to minimize snags and catches.
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  16. KTMforget

    KTMforget Been here awhile

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    Hi Moonbeamer
    Thanks for your interest in our skid plate. Just to clarify, we have had absolutely no issue with the front bolts in the manner you are referencing. A flush mount hex head often fills with debris, making removal difficult as well. At least with these bolt heads, there is more material that can be grabbed onto as well as to cut a slot if needed, but again, no issues with these so far.

    If you have any other questions about this product (or others), please don't hesitate to contact us.

    Thanks for your support
    Kurt
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  17. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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    I had no intentions of updating this after I made my purchase. But it seems to be useful enough, so I've updated page 1 with all the info since it's inception. I've also migrated to Google Docs, so it will be easier for me to keep all your updates going :rofl
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  18. pkbinder

    pkbinder Kissing Moose

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    I just installed my Black Dog Cycle Works skid plate. Definitely not costume jewelry. I have the Remus headers and it fit just fine. PK
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  19. kazi77

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  20. slowpoke

    slowpoke Been here awhile

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    Nothing with oil pan threads...
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