R1200GS Adventure & HP2 skidplates

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  1. Twin headlight Ernie

    Twin headlight Ernie Custom fabricated dual sport accessories

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    Hey Ed, I sent your R1150GS centerstand skidplate via USPS this morning on my way to work. Thanks for the order. 2HE
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  2. dlew

    dlew Daypass Adventurer

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    has anyone fit one of ernie's engine plates with a remus header? mine doesn't want to fit.

    i assumed the remus headers followed the same path as the oem pipes but it appears they are wider.
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  3. Wattner

    Wattner Long timer

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    Yes...Just bend the sides out a little....no problem....you could take a couple of pieces of strap steel, angle iron, etc, clamp with c-clamps or vice grips and bend uniformly...I took the crude approach of using a rubber mallet. I like the "Ridden and Used" look. Worked fine.
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  4. airansun

    airansun Ride Wet!

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    I fit my Ernie's plate on my R1200GS, which has a full Remus setup. While the plate sides come close to the header pipes, they don't touch. At first, I thought I would have a problem, but it bolted up okay with no modification.

    My only regret is that the front plate lip doesn't come up higher - I no longer have a cross-over pipe there! Due to the welds, I am not inclined to try to bend that front lip upwards.

    Good luck!
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  5. dlew

    dlew Daypass Adventurer

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    thanks for the replies!!
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  6. Zen Slug

    Zen Slug Spineless Adventurer

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    I'm in the market for a f650GS engine skidplate that provides some degree of case protection. I'd really like to run my GS without the heavy tubular BMW engine bars but the stock skidplate doesn't provide much protection, especially for the cases. A small toolkit receptacle on the front would also be a nice touch.

    :lurk
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  7. Oni

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    Ernie

    Are you going to be making any skid plates for the X Challenge?
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  8. Twin headlight Ernie

    Twin headlight Ernie Custom fabricated dual sport accessories

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    Well, It might be a while before I can make a skidplate for the new X bike. I live near LaCrosse Wisconsin and we've never had a BMW dwealership so even seeing a Beemer in our area is rare. If a local X bike owner looks me up I'd sure like to take a crack at it. Ernie
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  9. Twin headlight Ernie

    Twin headlight Ernie Custom fabricated dual sport accessories

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    Hey Carl, Your skidplates are on the way to Calgary AB. I sent them off USPS on the 11th. I would think they could show up any day now. Thanks Ernie
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  10. Twin headlight Ernie

    Twin headlight Ernie Custom fabricated dual sport accessories

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    Hi Sonny, Congrats on the upgrade from the R1200GS to the adventure model. I got your payment and will get the centerstand skidplate over to the post office first thing in the morning. Thanks for the repeat business. Ernie
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  11. DocWong

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    Hey Ernie,

    Did you get my check? I'm anxiously awaiting the arrival of your skid plates for my R1200 GS 2007, H frame centerstand.

    Harry (doc) Wong
    www.docwong.com
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  12. Twin headlight Ernie

    Twin headlight Ernie Custom fabricated dual sport accessories

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    Hi Doc, I just got your check on saturday. I set your package out this morning via the USPS. Its on the way. Thanks Ernie
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  13. DocWong

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    Awesome! I'm looking forward to it! I'll be doing a Doc Wong/Cal BMW Dirt Clinic for Bigger Bikes soon and I want to "test" your products! :clap

    Update: Got the 2 skidplates. Very nice. They look great and I'm sure they will do the job.
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  14. Twin headlight Ernie

    Twin headlight Ernie Custom fabricated dual sport accessories

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    Hey Tim and Marty, I got your fuel cells all ready to go for the iron butt. Also have two sets of skidplates set aside for you as well. Give me a shout and we'll get together for the installation. Thanks Ernie
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  15. mleir

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    Ernie... these tanks ROCK!!!!!!

    Thanks a ton....
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  16. CarbonCat

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    I would like to get one, my only concern is I installed Remus full system on my HP2, will it still fit? I think Remus header pipes are a bit wider....
    Anybody has a similar set-up?

    Thanks!
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  17. Twin headlight Ernie

    Twin headlight Ernie Custom fabricated dual sport accessories

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    H CarbonCat, I have run into the HP2 with Remus exhaust. I make the skidplate 1/2" wider to compensate for the extra width. Let me know if you would like one. Ernie dakotabeemer@hotmail.com
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  18. TrailDoc

    TrailDoc Been here awhile

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    Got the skidplate. Put it on yesterday. It looks great. Thanks.
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  19. Motoriley

    Motoriley Even my posing is virtual

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    Any hope of a skidplate for the 1150?

    :ear
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  20. DocWong

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    Installed and used! They work great during the dirt clinic that I did this last weekend!:clap