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Old 02-20-2010, 07:54 PM   #1
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F800GS Remus Cat eliminator skid plate fit

What skid plate will work with the Remus Cat eliminator pipes? The Remus pipes are lower so the BMW plate does not work.
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Old 12-17-2011, 12:03 PM   #2
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What skid plate will work with the Remus Cat eliminator pipes? The Remus pipes are lower so the BMW plate does not work.
Bringing this one back from the dead.

Anyone found what skid plates fit with the Remus system?

I would like to find out if our V2 skid plate does.

If you have a Remus full system could I get you to give me the lowest measurement from the oil pan (and where that is) and the furthest outside measurement (and where that is)?

Please and thanks!

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Old 12-17-2011, 07:21 PM   #3
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not sure what the story in on the remus you're referring to, but when I put arrow headers on my f8 (no cats) I had to chop up the TT bash plate to get it to fit. Still works fine, just needs a bit of alum welded over the area I cut out.

Likewise I'm sure you can do the same with any bash plate and your remus system - having a bit or two welded on it not expensive.
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Old 12-17-2011, 08:03 PM   #4
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not sure what the story in on the remus you're referring to, but when I put arrow headers on my f8 (no cats) I had to chop up the TT bash plate to get it to fit. Still works fine, just needs a bit of alum welded over the area I cut out.

Likewise I'm sure you can do the same with any bash plate and your remus system - having a bit or two welded on it not expensive.
Is there more than one Remus full system?

Got any pics of where you had to cut the TT plate? The MOD V2 skid plate has a little more clearance all 'round pretty much so I'm curious to see where you cut it to fit. They don't necessarily have to be specific pics...maybe you just have general ones that show the areas? I have the same question(s) on the Arrow thread too though.

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Old 12-18-2011, 08:58 AM   #5
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the Xtrem protetion wunderlich bashplate is OK with the rémus headpipes
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Old 12-18-2011, 03:01 PM   #6
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Is there more than one Remus full system?
Here's the current exhaust options for the F800GS from Remus:
http://www.remususa.com/epages/remus...22F%20800GS%22

I just became a Remus dealer last week :)

Looking forward to seeing skid plate compatibility since my buddy smashed his headers on his 8gs and will need to be protected once they're replaced.
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Old 12-18-2011, 05:24 PM   #7
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Here's the current exhaust options for the F800GS from Remus:
http://www.remususa.com/epages/remus...22F%20800GS%22

I just became a Remus dealer last week :)

Looking forward to seeing skid plate compatibility since my buddy smashed his headers on his 8gs and will need to be protected once they're replaced.

Oh man that new system looks nice!

I have an Altrider plate and it looks like i have almost 2 inches of space.

anyone knows how much further down the Remus headers are from the stock BMW's?
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Old 12-18-2011, 05:56 PM   #8
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Is there more than one Remus full system?

Got any pics of where you had to cut the TT plate? The MOD V2 skid plate has a little more clearance all 'round pretty much so I'm curious to see where you cut it to fit. They don't necessarily have to be specific pics...maybe you just have general ones that show the areas? I have the same question(s) on the Arrow thread too though.

Thanks!!

Dave

Here's a stock pic of the skid plate, the grey box is roughly where I cut the aluminum out via air-compressor rotary cutter. Took about 10 minutes or so. I'll get a plate welded over the hole sometime soon.

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Old 12-19-2011, 07:09 PM   #9
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Here's a stock pic of the skid plate, the grey box is roughly where I cut the aluminum out via air-compressor rotary cutter. Took about 10 minutes or so. I'll get a plate welded over the hole sometime soon.

thematt,

Thanks very much for taking the time and posting the pic...that's helpfull!!

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Old 01-08-2012, 01:49 PM   #10
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I have an Altrider plate and my new pipes fit without having to cut it.

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So i know everyone is trying to find a skid plate that you didnt have to modify when using after market headers. well, I FOUND ONE!!! kinda. i only had to use a few washers and it bolted right back up.

I have an Altrider plate. it has pretty good coverage. So i had thought i would have to cut it in order to make it fit, just because no one had found on that fit without having too, and even if there had been i wasnt going to buy a whole new plate. so this morning i got out all my tools i would need in order to cut the plate.

first i bolted the plate on, just using the 4 bottom bolts. because i wanted to see where and how much i had i would have to cut.

so once i had it all bolted up. i saw that the pipes cleared to the right. it was only hitting the bottom, but only by less than a 1/4". so i figured id just try to see if i put some washers on it that it might fit. so i did and it cleared!



so i bolted it all up again and tried to attach the pivot bolt up front. but it was off by 1/8". well i knew it wouldnt be that easy. but i figured since i had put washers on the one side that was the reason why the pivot bolt didnt fit.



So why not add washers to the front mount?



and then i bolted up the mount.





BAM!!!! it fit!

the fit is indeed tight, but the headers do not touch any part of the plate. WINNING!









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Old 04-22-2012, 07:18 AM   #11
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alt rider skidplate

I like the looks of this one, why don't I see many bikes with it installed?
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Old 04-22-2012, 09:41 AM   #12
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Thats a pretty close fit, where a ding or hit off road could fairly easily make for contact and a resonating sound/vibration between header & skidplate (very aggravating).
Time will tell. ...Go ding it up!

Ah, the results of down pipes on a machine that sees off road use.
Dirtbikes got away from down pipes 35 years ago for that very reason.
But I understand a twin motor and associated packaging probably requires this.


Ding ding
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Old 04-22-2012, 12:10 PM   #13
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I like the looks of this one, why don't I see many bikes with it installed?
im not sure why more people dont have it. but i think it covers all the areas that i want covered. and it looks the best.
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Old 04-24-2012, 12:09 PM   #14
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I like the looks of this one, why don't I see many bikes with it installed?
Im pretty sure it does not cover the cat...

You would need some other cat protector like one that mounts to the center stand.

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Old 04-24-2012, 12:25 PM   #15
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Question !

Does the ricochet cover the cat?
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