Originally posted by AlanI:
I don't see why. From my reading of the pdf instructions for the fitting of the skid plate the 4 supplied TT bolts are a direct replacement for the OEM bolts which are simply screwed in to a torque of 8NM. My guess is that for replacement bolts you'll have to go back to TT.
It isn' the bolts that are the issue. On my bike (2010) the rubber mounts appear to be mounted directly to the oil pan on the bike. The skid plate, be it Touratech or something else, screw into these four rubber mounts. What has happened is that the rubber, which is about 1" thick x 3/4" wide, has broken in half horizontally so that there is about a 1/2" x 3/4 " piece of rubber still on the oil pan and there is no bolt thread in that portion of the rubber that attaches it to the oil pan.
On your bike, dos the bash plate attach directly to the metal of the oil pan or to rubber mounts?