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Old 02-03-2012, 10:44 AM   #16
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I'm bringing back to life this old post. I have to decide which skid plate to buy for my F800GS. I like the BMW but also like the Ricochet's price.
One question regarding this last one. Does it cover the catalytic converter as well as the BMW does? I have seen no pictures from that angle of the bike with the Ricochet's installed.

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Old 02-03-2012, 10:45 AM   #17
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... Does it cover the catalytic converter as well as the BMW does?...
It does not extend that far back. Sorry.
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Old 02-03-2012, 11:26 AM   #18
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It does not extend that far back. Sorry.
Thank you...but compared with the BMW alternative...Which one give more protection to the catalytic converter?

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Old 02-03-2012, 07:39 PM   #19
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I have the Ricochet skid plate on my bike. After looking at it tonight it extends back over the cat and gives at least 3/4 of the cat protection. As others have said it is by far thicker aluminum and made from one piece. All the welds are done on both sides at any spot where a cut is done to make a bend. For the price and the quality of the Ricochet skid plate its well worth it. Here's a link I found comparing the stock vs bmw vs ricochet. I has some good pictures. Hope this helps.

http://itsallaboutthebike.com/produc...r-bmw-f800-gs/

http://itsallaboutthebike.com/wp-con...skidplates.jpg
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Old 02-04-2012, 07:50 AM   #20
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The Ricochet is the toughest!

Rode 65 miles of this in Mexico and took a beating, broke off one of the mounts, but other than that, it did it's job!
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Old 02-04-2012, 08:23 AM   #21
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I have the ricochet with wunderlich adventure crash bars and I think it is a great combo. And believe me with my bike being lowered it has been well tested. It has been beat and come through with flying colors. Don't think you will be dissapointed. (I did have to shave off maybe 1/4" off one corner to get it to fit with the crash bars though.)
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:15 PM   #22
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[QUOTE=CORider;17908139]Rode 65 miles of this in Mexico and took a beating, broke off one of the mounts, but other than that, it did it's job! )

Where is this trail ? I want to stay away from it .

P.S. My Ricochet is serving me well
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Old 02-05-2012, 11:06 AM   #23
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[QUOTE=kkug;17912869][QUOTE=CORider;17908139]Rode 65 miles of this in Mexico and took a beating, broke off one of the mounts, but other than that, it did it's job! )

Where is this trail ? I want to stay away from it .

We were traveling from Copper Canyon over the Sierra Madre mountain range towards the west coast.
On roads the local's says don't exist... we know, the hard way!
It was a true adventure!
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:56 AM   #24
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The skid plate for this bike is awesome - comes black anodized. They take a serious beating - and the prices are great.

http://www.enduroarmor.com/ricochet-skid-plates/
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:05 AM   #25
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Will the Ricochet mount with existing BMW center stand?

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Old 03-12-2012, 08:34 AM   #26
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Will the Ricochet mount with existing BMW center stand?



Yeah - no problem.
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Old 03-14-2012, 06:20 PM   #27
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Will the Ricochet mount with existing BMW center stand?

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The plate works great with the center stand. The only thing that I had to do was put 1/8" plastic spacers on the mounts so the bolts were recessed and wouldn't get caught on anything.

That maybe because I bought my plate second hand and used the OEM hardwear to mount it.
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