I NEED HELP.. F800 touratech skid install

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by maybilcatchfire, Dec 25, 2010.

  1. maybilcatchfire

    maybilcatchfire Adventurer

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    So i got this skid plate for christmas and i keep trying to take the rubber mount off to install the ones that are given to you by touratech and i cant get them off. I tried heating them up and they still wont move..

    Hope some one can help me soon
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  2. Bayner

    Bayner Long timer

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    Shucks, I don't know what to say? Mine were easy to remove...
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  3. Tor

    Tor Imported Norwegian Viking

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    Try using a deep socket on the rubber dampers. You need to reach all the way up to get them, because they are divided, with rubber in the middle. You need to be able to reach all the way up against the bottom of the engine. I assume you got the old plate off already....
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  4. rediRrakaD

    rediRrakaD Whoopdie do

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    When I removed a friends original plate, the bolts came out of the oil pan:huh.
    Not to worry... I just used opposing wrenches and got the original bolts off. I don't recommend using heat, due to the rubber.

    Good luck:clap.
    Cheers,
    S.
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  5. maybilcatchfire

    maybilcatchfire Adventurer

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    thanks for the help I got them off by just turning them until it snapped off. its just odd you have to pretty much twist the rubber 360 degrees. The whole time i was scared I would tear the rubber off but that wasn't the case. Thanks for the tips though :D
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  6. Hayate

    Hayate ADV Monkey

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    Same here, I couldn't believe that they just kept on going further and further before it budged at all. I was sure I was going to twist that rubber into breaking.
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  7. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    Happy you managed to get them off... but why do you open your present 10 month later or 2 month before the actual fest. :lol3
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  8. C-Stain

    C-Stain Long timer

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    Check the date of the original post...:huh
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  9. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    darn my bad. I read 12/10 :huh or like you would read it 10/12



    :linzi
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