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Old 03-27-2012, 06:38 PM   #46
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skid plate

the skid plate on the black bike is the Hyde Racing plate with 4 bolts connecting it to the motorcycle. it takes a little time to mount and take off but it is bomber. virtually indestructible.

the skid plate on the white bike is KTM hardparts plastic with one bolt mounting system. plastic seems strong enough but the mount is for the birds! this plate went flying across the desert repeatedly over the last two days. i wouldn't recommend this plate to anyone that might actually use it for it's intended purpose.
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Old 03-28-2012, 04:10 PM   #47
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Does anyone know how the e-line carbon skid plate mounts on the XCW?

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Old 03-28-2012, 06:27 PM   #48
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I'd recommend against CF skid plates. In my experience they start to come apart after repeated hits over the years. They are pretty the first week of riding though.
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:33 AM   #49
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I'm not too worried about it looking like shit.. the reason I was asking if anyone had seen it is that photo makes it look like it wraps around far more (i..e better protection).

I'm still waiting for the skidplate that protects the fuel tank's disconnect
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:46 AM   #50
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Sorry if someone mentioned this already, but Harcus here on ADV makes a nice looking fiberglass bash plate.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=742360

He goes in to a lot of his logic for materials and what not there. It'd be hard to find a skidplate that covers more engine than that I think.
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:53 AM   #51
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I'm not too worried about it looking like shit.. the reason I was asking if anyone had seen it is that photo makes it look like it wraps around far more (i..e better protection).

I'm still waiting for the skidplate that protects the fuel tank's disconnect
They wear through after awhile. I wore through the one on my old 300 to the frame rails.
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:24 AM   #52
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OK guys take your best shot

here is my entry.





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Old 04-05-2012, 11:55 AM   #53
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Great set of mods. Hard to improve on what you have done.
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Old 04-05-2012, 12:32 PM   #54
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here is my entry.





More pics and info on light setup please.

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Old 04-05-2012, 12:37 PM   #55
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More pics and info on light setup please.

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I just got back from my trip let me get the bike cleaned up this weekend and Ill get you what ever you want.
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Old 04-05-2012, 01:23 PM   #56
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Thumb Led lights

Ditto on the light set up...
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Old 04-14-2012, 04:10 AM   #57
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Here is how the top clamp bolts to the billet computer protector






....then let the wiring begin....

First you need to have a plan



...because the idea was to "do things right" - using color coordinated wires for each function


Shrink wrap each connection...


then re-enforce wrap where there is a possible friction point


...and then sleeve the wires and shrink one more layer over top


which means it is now ready to mount on the bike




Leaving us with this nice color coded pigtail to work with
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Given the height of the riser/topclamp, is the Odometer display fully visible with rider in seated position ?
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Old 04-14-2012, 08:02 AM   #58
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Beautiful work on the wiring. Always nice to see a professional job.

It appears that the HDB website is out of date, did you just give them a call to get the lower clamp with the sub-mount? Also is the guard for the factory dash new as well? I have an EXC and I'm interested in both of those things.

I chose the EXC over the XC-W becuase I could ride it immediately. The extra money, to me, was worth saving the hassle and waiting involved in getting a XC-W legal. Yes, I'll be re-gearing it, though probably not as extreme as the XC-W, and the de-smog will happen once I get the bolt to plug the head. It wasn't included with my bike.

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Old 05-24-2012, 11:21 AM   #59
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Cool2 What happened to this thread

Ill tell ya what happened "we" were all smart and got XCW's and didnt get the EXC's . So we are all out riding and ejoying except for Paul who is as usual but does that really suprize anyone.

As a result of our intelliect we dont have any of the problems the whiners on the EXC thread are going threw! on ectomys, FI mapping, gearing etc.....

Some people just don't ever learn. They dont take the time to investigate and instead of making well informed decision they say if its good enough for *** its good enough for me. HA
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Old 05-24-2012, 01:22 PM   #60
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Ill tell ya what happened "we" were all smart and got XCW's and didnt get the EXC's . So we are all out riding and ejoying except for Paul who is as usual but does that really suprize anyone.

As a result of our intelliect we dont have any of the problems the whiners on the EXC thread are going threw! on ectomys, FI mapping, gearing etc.....

Some people just don't ever learn. They dont take the time to investigate and instead of making well informed decision they say if its good enough for *** its good enough for me. HA
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