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Old 07-20-2014, 08:23 AM   #1
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Skid Plate for F800GS

Hello Fellow Inmates,

I recently made a custom fabricated skid plate for my 2009 F800GS and wanted to get some input on the design. What do you think?

fabricated from Aluminum - 100% TIG welded. Skid plate extends under Cat-converter and also fully covers the oil filter and cooler.
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Old 07-20-2014, 08:26 AM   #2
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Could not figure out how to add more than one photo at a time. so here is another one.
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Old 07-20-2014, 08:28 AM   #3
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Old 07-20-2014, 08:31 AM   #4
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Old 07-20-2014, 08:42 AM   #5
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Looks a nice piece of work! up

Only thought is…once water gets into it can it come out? If not, maybe a few holes will sort that.

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Old 07-20-2014, 09:00 AM   #6
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Good point Craig, adding some holes will lighten it up also? It's now on the list of todo's!
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Old 07-20-2014, 09:00 AM   #7
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How is it affixed to the motorcycle? Will the mount points handle lateral stresses when the plate strikes rocks 'n stuff with all that weight behind it, but still yield so that the mounts won't pass the stress through to the sump?

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Good point Craig, adding some holes will lighten it up also? It's now on the list of todo's!
The front needs some holes too. A certain amount of airflow is desirable over the oil filter, heat exchanger and cat for cooling. How much I don't know but all skidplates seem to have it.

Not that I can weld or fab.........
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Old 07-20-2014, 03:28 PM   #10
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The front needs some holes too. A certain amount of airflow is desirable over the oil filter, heat exchanger and cat for cooling. How much I don't know but all skidplates seem to have it.

Not that I can weld or fab.........

Good advise, I'll be adding them the next time they come off. Next version will be CNC cut also so the holes and shapes will be uniform. Working on a Toolbox and some hard luggage next.
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What about access door for the oil filter?
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Really like the look of it and the coverage! Did you tie it in to the hard mounts on the front of the engine too?
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Really like the look of it and the coverage! Did you tie it in to the hard mounts on the front of the engine too?

Going to tie into the one that the original skid plate was using.
I am also integrating an ultra-wide tool box that will connect to the front of the skid plate and fasten to the crash bars. Just trying to get the thickness to be right so that I get the proper clearance for the front tire while at the lowest travel on the suspension.

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Anyone have any interest to buy one? If so, what would you think a fare price would be?

If I can get enough quantity on them, I should be able to get the price to be reasonable!

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What thickness aluminium are you using? It looks great!
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