Weld86 Skid Plate for Suzuki DRZ

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  1. weld86

    weld86 Weld86 Motoparts

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    Weld86 has a new skid plate available for the Suzuki DRZ400.
    • 3/16" 5052 Aluminum
    • Laser Cut, TIG Welded
    • Complete Water Pump Coverage
    • Form Fitting
    • Made in USA
    $125.00 plus shipping.




    Thanks for looking and all your support. Charlie "Weld86"




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  2. weld86

    weld86 Weld86 Motoparts

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    Hi, I just wanted to introduce myself and say hey. I'm Charlie aka "Weld86". I added a DRZ to my stable and love it. It really is a fine dual sport. I coudn't find a skid plate I liked. So I built my own. Now for the shameless plug. Website Link. I hope it is something you guys will take a look at and give me some feedback.

    Cheers, Weld86

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  3. weld86

    weld86 Weld86 Motoparts

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    $125.00 plus shipping.
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  4. Ogre_fl

    Ogre_fl Long timer

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    Not in the market for a skid plate (have one).

    But if you develop that tool tube for the DR650 to fit a DRZ 400S I would be for it.
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  5. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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    That is a really nice looking skidplate. I just bought one from Amazon. Takes some skill to fabricate something like that.
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  6. The Recycled Teenager

    The Recycled Teenager Been here awhile

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    Weld Done :lol3

    May I suggest one extra hole to allow a socket to undo the shifter bolt.
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  7. Mike_drz

    Mike_drz Banned

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    make it into an auxiliary tank(s) :evil water oil gasoline
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  8. weld86

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    Thanks. I'm working on it. It would mean removing the charcoal cannister.

    That's a good idea. That will be done. Thanks.
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  9. weld86

    weld86 Weld86 Motoparts

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    Black Friday Bump.
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  10. blaster11

    blaster11 Some days.....

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    That is a very nice skid plate!!!! I already have one I like a lot but it will be getting replaced with yours, probably before Christmas. Have you considered building it into a more rally type of skid plate with either a toolbox or place to store water or both? I am already looking at it and trying to figure out how I would do it after the purchase. :D Again very nice construction!
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  11. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    nice work! i'd use button nose allen bolts vrs the one you use so it it slides over a log or something and doesn't snag like those.
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  12. weld86

    weld86 Weld86 Motoparts

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    I do send Buttonhead screws with the skid plates. Mine got mounted with the low profile allen heads as that was what I had in stock. Thanks for the input!
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  13. blaster11

    blaster11 Some days.....

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    Just ordered a skid plate. :D
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    weld86 Weld86 Motoparts

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    Thanks!!!
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  15. Chet Punisher

    Chet Punisher Adventurer

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    Did you end up putting the hole it for the socket? Didn't see any updated pics.
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  16. mxbundy

    mxbundy Been here awhile

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    Have a skid plate for the DR650?

    Bundy
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  17. zen rider

    zen rider veteran rider

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    Does this have a drain hole for oil changes? Also does it have clamps that go around the frame (which is a hassle in my opinion)?
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    weld86 Weld86 Motoparts

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    Yes, It has a drain hole for oil. No to clamps on the frame. It bolts to the 4 6mm screws that hold the stock center skid plate.
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  19. operose

    operose Mama tried

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    just put my order in, thanks :clap
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  20. Benduro

    Benduro I<3CrayCrayVaJayJay

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    Can't seem to grab the individual urls of my own images on imgur(!), so here's a link to the album.

    http://imgur.com/a/lDtGn
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