R80ST skid plate options

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by SPO, May 4, 2012.

  1. SPO

    SPO Been here awhile

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    So, been doing a bunch o searching, and it looks like there are only a few options;

    -Swap out the sump and replace with r100gs sump, then fit GS skid plate/twin headlight/touratech/etc.

    -Brush up on my German, sell my left kidney (I'm right handed) and pony up for one of those siebenrock sump extender bash plate combo jobbies.

    -Fab up something that will be low profile, mount to the frame, and gain me fame beyond my wildest dreams in the r80st community.

    -Maybe I don't even need one of these bash plate things. It's just the CDR, right? Suck it up pansy boy.

    -Bring some JB Weld and channel my inner Airhead Wrangler if the opportunity arises.

    Any other options I'm missing?


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  2. hardwaregrrl

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    you could also get a used R80G/S oil pan and pickup. I know, I know....not easy to find. My other idea before i got lucky enough to find a pan, was to take my ST pan to a good welder and have them weldmount points into my existing pan. Contact Beater. Had found a sump ext. with bash plate somewhere else and the price IIRC was very reasonable.


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  3. Beater

    Beater The Bavarian Butcher

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    What I did: Found a sump extension ... and a 1/4 inch thick stainless steel plate. The sump extension was 30mm, and after doing the math ... it would hold almost exactly what the normal sump would. I explained what I needed to some stainless steel fabricator friends, and they enthusiastically jumped in to help. Anyway, it's all explained here (look at post 191).. I think it would be just as good with a 1/8 inch steel plate. That 1/4 ss plate weighs 6 pounds by itself.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=656361&highlight=GSification&page=13
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  4. Airhead Wrangler

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    If you've got the time I'd do what beater did. That's definitely the most durable. I'd countersink the bolts though. The other bolt on skid plates aren't so great as they all bolt on to the same thin aluminum casting.
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  5. acap650

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    Not too hard to find: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=785341

    It's been on the FM about a week. I was going to man up my ST but ended up getting a DR instead. Still have the ST and just like it for what it is.
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  6. hardwaregrrl

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    :rilla Awesome!!!!! Better grab it SPO FYI I have a stock G/S bash plate I could sell you.
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  7. SPO

    SPO Been here awhile

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    I'm now the owner of a GS sump! Thanks acap!

    Thanks everyone for your help!
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  8. Airhead Wrangler

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    You're going to need a shorter oil pickup and dipstick as well. You can just cut off the dipstick though.
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  9. Beater

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    +1 That will be version 2.0 ... actually it will be a 1/8 SS steel with 4, 3/8 inch fins rising right next to the bolt heads. But good job on the oil pan score ... that is the easiest way to go about it (and if I had a choice I probably would have gone that route as well)

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