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Old 09-07-2014, 04:08 AM   #1
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Anybody using the Ricohet Skid Plate???

Sure need a good skid plate on my '14 800GSA! I reviewed the spread sheet and I sure like the price of the Ricohet, it looks to have good coverage and it uses one of the thickest materials so it must be tough! The photos on the web site are pretty bad and I am having trouble seeing how well the oil cooler and filter are protected?
I don't see the need to spend an additional $150-200 for something that is under the bike where you can't see it and it's just going to get beat to crap by all the rocks here in Eastern PA!

What's the word guys should I try one?

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Old 09-07-2014, 04:56 AM   #2
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I think that's the one I have.
It seems to be working great, but I don't think I hit it on rocks very often.
I only have a few scrapes on it.
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Old 09-07-2014, 06:04 AM   #3
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No complaints about mine...and it does get used

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Old 09-07-2014, 06:25 AM   #4
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Sweet, just the photo angle I was looking for! At the expense of your radiator covers...
Looks like good coverage on the filter and cooler how about filter access?

Can you change the filter without removing the skid plate?

If so I'm sold and saved a good bit of $$$ !

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Old 09-07-2014, 07:49 AM   #5
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Sweet, just the photo angle I was looking for! At the expense of your radiator covers...
Looks like good coverage on the filter and cooler how about filter access?

Can you change the filter without removing the skid plate?

If so I'm sold and saved a good bit of $$$ !

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Not sure about the oil filter...I have been dealer servicing although that's going to stop soon due to being out of warranty.

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Old 09-07-2014, 07:54 AM   #6
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it has to come off to change the filter.

It's not that big of a deal, just don't over tighten the nuts on the rubber mounts, and take the 2 bolts out of the front mount. it might take 3 min.
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Old 09-07-2014, 08:12 AM   #7
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It's a good plate - covers the catalytic converter too - an expensive item to replace. Plate has to come off for filter removal. No big deal.
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Old 09-07-2014, 09:45 AM   #8
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Same here.. Ive beat it pretty hard and its been great. I don't see the value of spending more.
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Old 09-07-2014, 06:08 PM   #9
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Awesome, thanks Dudes, I'm going to get myself one!

And thanks for the support my fellow ADV riders!

See you trail side...


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Old 09-07-2014, 07:08 PM   #10
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Awesome, thanks Dudes, I'm going to get myself one!

And thanks for the support my fellow ADV riders!

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I ordered mine direct from Utah sport cycle. If you call them you might get 10% off if you tell them you are on advrider. I'm not sure if they still offer that, but when I got mine 4 years ago it was.
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Old 09-08-2014, 07:33 AM   #11
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I have one it works okay BUT if you're going to do a lot of offroading around a lot of rocks you can bind it . I've had to pull mind twice and bind back in place . Once after Colorado and once after gs challenge in southern Missouri . My advice is save your money and get a blackbog its twice a much but bullet proof .
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Old 09-08-2014, 06:01 PM   #12
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Mine is doing good for me, but I don't think I'm hitting the same stuff that joker is!
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Old 09-08-2014, 07:52 PM   #13
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I've got the Ricochet skid plate, too. No issues.

Sorry, these are the only pics I've got where you can kind of see it...



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Old 09-10-2014, 06:42 PM   #14
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For what its worth, I have the Black Dog Cycle Works bashplate. Bullet proof....easy remove install (2 bolts)
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Old 09-11-2014, 07:18 AM   #15
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I have a ricochet skid plate an I like it you can't beat the price. I hear rocks an stuff bouncing off it all the time an is holding up good so far
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