Akrapovic header and skid plate combo

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by blt4bja, Aug 15, 2019 at 7:09 PM.

  1. blt4bja

    blt4bja Been here awhile

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    (2018 Rallye) Just mounted my Akrapovic header and of course the SW-MOTECH skid plate interferes . Anyone have any luck with other plates bolting up without modifying them? If not I'll modify what I have.
    Thanks Guys.
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  2. 18415

    18415 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Altrider’s skid plate will not interfere.
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  3. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    It's a bit fiddly but if you unhook the springs from the rear tab it goes on a little easier. The fiddly part is fishing the springs back up to re-engage the hook.

    Pro tip; use a proper spring tool, vice grips will only make you angry.
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  4. Dr Twisty

    Dr Twisty Been here awhile

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    I put on Remus headers and they required an Altrider skid plate--it's expensive but is very good.
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  5. gadgettr1

    gadgettr1 Adventurer Supporter

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    I have a Akrapovic Ti header with the Altrider skidplate. As mentioned above I originally put the springs on then, removed the springs, mounted the skidplate and snuck the springs back in with a spring tool while the skidplate was already mounted (but the bolts were still loose for a lil wiggle room).
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