What is the first thing that you notice on your test drive after a new, larger skid plate is installed on your Dual Sport? NOISE! A skid plate in my opinion is very similar to a cymbal, as played by a drummer. If you were to coat that cymbal with rubber on one side it would just make a "thud" when struck. That is what I'm doing to the skid plates. I removed my new skid plate. I went to a truck tire shop and found an old tube which they gave me for a small contribution to the shop beer fund. I cut a piece a little bit larger than the plate and cleaned it very well with soap and a scrub brush. The most expensive part of this project was the can of spray contact cement for rubber products. Lay the clean, dry piece of rubber on a scrap piece of plywood or cardboard to protect everything from the over spray and coat it per directions on the can. Likewise give the inside of the skid plate a coating of the adhesive. After about 10 minutes of dry time stick the rubber to the plate, being sure to remove any wrinkles or bubbles. Cut out holes and remove excess rubber around the perimeter with a good sharp razor knife. Your result should look something like this: This one had three flat planes so I cut and glued three pieces on it rather than one. This is the end result. and the plates installed on both bikes. This is a do-it-yourself project. Good luck!