R1200GS Adventure & HP2 skidplates

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by Twin headlight Ernie, Jun 21, 2006.

  1. Twin headlight Ernie

    Twin headlight Ernie bar napkin engineering

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    Hi guys,
    Just a another quick note to let Jay in Houston know that his skidplate set in silver vein Powdercoat is on the way. As always it's best to reach me by e-email at: dakotabeemer@hotmail.com
    Thank you.
    Ernie
  2. Twin headlight Ernie

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    Thanks to the great crew at the Falling Leaf rally last weekend for showing us a great time. See you next year. Ernie
  3. Twin headlight Ernie

    Twin headlight Ernie bar napkin engineering

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    Just wanted to thank Jesse and Russ for stopping by to visit the shop. Hope you had a good trip back. Ernie
  4. DirtRideRoader

    DirtRideRoader Armed and Dangerous

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    Just wanted to share my experience. I had my skid plate come off this past summer up in the mountains of Colorado. I turned around and picked it up. Even though I ran over it on a gravel road at about 40+ mph, I could not see any imperfections caused by the removal and it getting run over.

    Looks like the right front Allen screw must have come out before the departure. The other three rubber mounts were sheered.

    So when I went back, I ordered the parts from he HP2 to allow for more solid mounting. I am going to have to rethink this method of attachment. I think I am going to get some kind of rubber spacers. The Aluminum plate solidly mounted to the motor just makes a lot of noise. At certain rev levels, it sounds pretty cool though.
  5. Twin headlight Ernie

    Twin headlight Ernie bar napkin engineering

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    Hey Dirtrideroader,
    I bet you have a 2005 GS. They came with rubber isolators in all four corners.
    I always recommend that they be switched over to the HP2 solid front mount. The newer model GS's come with the solid mount now.
    Thank you.
    Ernie
  6. DirtRideRoader

    DirtRideRoader Armed and Dangerous

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    It's actually a '07 Adventure. I am going to try some nylon washers on the engine side of the plate to reduce the metal to metal contact and hopefully some of the resonation.
  7. Twin headlight Ernie

    Twin headlight Ernie bar napkin engineering

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    I dropped off a skidplate set at the post office this morning for Ted in Maryland.
    It's on the way.

    Thanks. Ernie
  8. SloDon

    SloDon Hey...where am I?

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    Ernie

    Received my skid plate and flat foot Monday.

    Looks great! Thanks!


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  9. Twin headlight Ernie

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    No problem Don,
    Thank you for the complement.
    Ernie
  10. Twin headlight Ernie

    Twin headlight Ernie bar napkin engineering

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    I just sent out a skidplate set and fatfoot in satin black Powdercoat to Guylain in the great white north.
    Thanks for your support.
    Ernie
  11. Twin headlight Ernie

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    Just sent off a R100GS skidplate set to Bob in Fairbanks Alaska. Sounds like things are very cold up there. Still warm enough to ride here in Minnesota.

    2HE
  12. Twin headlight Ernie

    Twin headlight Ernie bar napkin engineering

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    Just sent a side stand fatfoot and a skidplate set off to Ryan in Washington.
    It's on the way.
    Thank you.
    Ernie
  13. Twin headlight Ernie

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    I have a skidplate set ready to head out to Paul in Sidney tomorrow morning.
    Thanks mate.
    Ernie
  14. Twin headlight Ernie

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    Got a pair of clamp on duffle bag tie down points and a GSA dash shelf ready to go for Terry.
    Thank you for the order.
    Ernie
  15. Twin headlight Ernie

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    Just made up six more R1200GS side stand fatfoots.
    I'm told I recently got a good review on them in the February issue of the BMW owners news magazine. Pics are on my smugmug at:
    www.twinheadlighternie.smugmug.com
    Cheers.
    Ernie
  16. Twin headlight Ernie

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    I've got a skidplate set and a dash/shelf ready for a 2005 GS all packed up and ready to ship to Bill in Tennessee. I'll drop it off at the post office tomorrow morning.
    Thank you.
    Ernie
  17. Twin headlight Ernie

    Twin headlight Ernie bar napkin engineering

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    I will be vending at the BMW swap meet at Pecatonica IL this April 26th and 27th. I have a skidplate to take along for Eric. Email me if you would like me to pack anything to bring along for you.

    Ernie
  18. Twin headlight Ernie

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    I will be vending at the Madison BMW club rally in Soldiers Grove WI this weekend. Stop and say hi. Ernie
  19. MANXMAN

    MANXMAN Overlander

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    Hi Ernie,

    I am interested in one of these if you still make them. If so, could you tell me the length and price. I am hoping it's around 20" to 21" in total but can't tell from the picture.

    Your skid plate is still going strong after 6 years of service on my GS. I have banged it pretty hard a few times and no damage to my engine. Take it off, banging out the dents, reinstall and it looks good as new again. Excellent product.

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  20. Twin headlight Ernie

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    Hi there,
    Sorry for the late reply. I was out on the road and at a rally over the weekend. The plate in the picture measures 12" wide x 16" long. I do have one on hand. Best to reach me at: dakotabeemer@hotmail.com
    Thanks.
    Ernie