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Old 01-21-2010, 09:52 PM   #46
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Just curious about the tool box: will it fit other skid plates with a little modification? Tx!
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Old 01-22-2010, 08:40 AM   #47
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Genius design. The ability to move fore and aft. Built in Rotopax compatibility. Large. Lots of tie down points. It doesn't get much better than this. I'm in. I want one ASAP. I was going to go with the Touratech one until I came across this. One thing... try to keep the price comparable to or cheaper than the Touratech one (85 USD). If so, I'm buyin' it!

http://www.touratech-usa.com/shop/sh...5BE9jYh1146BD4
Thanks Griz! I'm planning to have the design finalized very soon and the first production run done for the end of Feb.
Pricing hasn't been finalized yet, likely a little more than $85 USD though.
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Old 01-22-2010, 08:43 AM   #48
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Just curious about the tool box: will it fit other skid plates with a little modification? Tx!
Hi John,

Yes I think you could modify the tool box and/or another skid plate to make them work together. Let me know which skid plate you are talking about though as I will be able to advise you better.

Thanks,

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Old 01-24-2010, 09:25 AM   #49
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Dave, I have the original BMW skidplate on mine.
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Old 01-25-2010, 10:27 PM   #50
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Dave, I have the original BMW skidplate on mine.
Hi John,

If you mean by "the original one" the silver Touratech/BMW one then I don't believe it leaves enough clearance behind the front wheel due to it's pointed profile. I will confirm this though.

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Old 01-26-2010, 08:20 AM   #51
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Count me in if you can swap givi and rotopack mounts!

Thought of mounting points for the agri-supply tool tubes?
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Old 01-27-2010, 09:00 PM   #52
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Me likey!

If you can fit a Giant Loop Great Basin bag on there with the fuel cans (looks like it would be close) that would be awesome!




Edit: Let me know if it is for sale, I am looking for a replacement for the vario rack my bike came with (got it used and I don't have the bags (nor do I want them)).
Yes the top rack fits very well with the Giant Loop Great Basin!
That is with the rack in the forward position and there is still a bit of room between them. The strap slots all work very well with the Great Basin too.

The Giant Loop Fandango tank bag is also on there and it works very well also. Both are slim and stay put. It's an awesome set-up!



vasculopath...

Givi mounts yes...

I haven't tried agri-supply tool tubes but there is probably enough room.

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Old 01-28-2010, 10:04 AM   #53
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Just picked up my new lava orange 800gs yesterday. Waiting for your completed product. Love the top rack (love how its easily adaptable to several options) and will probably get your skid plate since it looks like it may fit with the metal mule crash bars. Standing by!
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Old 01-30-2010, 12:25 AM   #54
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Just picked up my new lava orange 800gs yesterday. Waiting for your completed product. Love the top rack (love how its easily adaptable to several options) and will probably get your skid plate since it looks like it may fit with the metal mule crash bars. Standing by!
Cool! New moto, Congrats!
I'll keep you up-to-date...the target is still the end of Feb. I want to be sure everything is all good before production.

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Old 02-09-2010, 09:02 AM   #55
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Hi John,

If you mean by "the original one" the silver Touratech/BMW one then I don't believe it leaves enough clearance behind the front wheel due to it's pointed profile. I will confirm this though.

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Hi John,

It looks like space wise the MOD tool box will just fit in front of the BMW/Touratech skid plate and behind the front wheel. You would have to have long spacers through the vent slots on the plate to mount it due to the pointed profile and it would end up higher than the Touratech box which is a good thing.

I guess my only concern is the strength of the that skid plate. When you fill up the tool box it can get pretty heavy and I have already heard of and seen the Touratech/BMW skid plates cracking at the welds just with regular use and nothing attached to it. Their skid plate is also a thinner gauge aluminium at 1/8".

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Old 02-10-2010, 06:50 AM   #56
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Ya I agree BMW skidplates have crappy welds. A few spots on mine were already cracked when I bought it. Must be robotic welding with crappy quality control.

One day when Im bored I will fix the welds.
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Just picked up my new lava orange 800gs yesterday. Waiting for your completed product. Love the top rack (love how its easily adaptable to several options) and will probably get your skid plate since it looks like it may fit with the metal mule crash bars. Standing by!
We're working hard to get the parts done!

I have confirmed the fit with BMW, Givi and SW Motech engine bars. Looking at the Metal Mule bars I really think our MOD F800 GS V2 skid plate will work with it too.

Here's a pic without any engine bars obscuring the view;



There are still a couple of minor tweaks going into production.

I still need to find someone with some Holan engine bars to check the fit with...anyone near Vancouver, BC

Production starts next week regardless 'cause I am just about 100% sure it will fit with the Holans' and Metal Mules too.

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Old 02-12-2010, 10:54 AM   #58
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I Have the Adventure Spec crash bars which are very popular if you want to see if it fits.

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We're working hard to get the parts done!

I have confirmed the fit with BMW, Givi and SW Motech engine bars. Looking at the Metal Mule bars I really think our MOD F800 GS V2 skid plate will work with it too.

Here's a pic without any engine bars obscuring the view;



There are still a couple of minor tweaks going into production.

I still need to find someone with some Holan engine bars to check the fit with...anyone near Vancouver, BC

Production starts next week regardless 'cause I am just about 100% sure it will fit with the Holans' and Metal Mules too.

Thanks,

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Old 02-14-2010, 10:43 AM   #59
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I Have the Adventure Spec crash bars which are very popular if you want to see if it fits.
Thanks for the offer Motoriley. I am sure it will fit Adventure Specs' bars as they would have even fit the original skid plate. They are really narrow at the bottom with them being built off the extension plates the way they are.

Here's a pic from the other side with SW-Motech engine bars and showing the oil cooler coverage.



It looks like the bars and the plate are close but the plate is actually sitting inside the engine bars.

I am also looking for anyone with Hepco and Becker engine bars to try the plate with. Anyone out there...near here...Vancouver, B.C.
'Course I can ride a bit to get to you.

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Old 02-14-2010, 01:08 PM   #60
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Nice Rack

When are those racks shipping? Spring has almost sprung here....
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