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Old 02-23-2012, 11:30 AM   #11236
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But, I've never had one fail like the above one did.

I don't see it as the above one failed. I look at it like it did the job it was intended for. Protecting the underneath side of the case. Sure it's pretty messed up but repairable with a good hammer and a tig welder once you have it back in a shop.
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:31 AM   #11237
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I'd agree with your first premise. I wonder why they went with riveting then (SW seem to have a long, excellent rep for these things) - big F1 fan I know with F1 cars, things are designed to break off to absorb some energy - is that the reason here I wonder or ease of repair (I've heard welding aloominum is particularly hard) or just cost
I think the weakest link in the entire system is the way its attached to the bike...
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:31 AM   #11238
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............Now I am the one that is yanking your chain here........

I have no idea what he is talking about either...........


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Old 02-23-2012, 11:32 AM   #11239
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I don't see it as the above one failed. I look at it like it did the job it was intended for. Protecting the underneath side of the case. Sure it's pretty messed up but repairable with a good hammer and a tig welder once you have it back in a shop.
I have no idea if the bike was damaged or not. That information was not provided. Im strictly speaking about the plate.
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:32 AM   #11240
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The SWmotech plate uses two different thickness's of material. The main underbelly is thicker than the side plates. My guess is that they're thinking that the underbelly will be taking the big hits whilst the side plates will be deflecting stones at an angle. Works for me anyhow.
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:33 AM   #11241
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No what I mean is how the final product is constructed. Like Jesse luggage for example, they are strong because of the way they are constructed. I think that in the above, the skid plate bent like that because the rivits are the weakest link in the product. If it was a Triumph plate it woud have hit at the weld. I wish I had a picture of all of my dented skid plates on my race bikes. Here is a pic of my newest one before the bike had 1 sec on it... Every skid plate I've ever used has been welded. The welds will bend just like the flat plate will. I have dented skid plates to the point where the frame behind it dents. But, I've never had one fail like the above one did.


Got it - so you were talking about construction. I hear ya on the skid plates bending and denting the frame. I may have a couple of those dents on my Husky
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:35 AM   #11242
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I think the weakest link in the entire system is the way its attached to the bike...
I agree but the Tiger doesn't have any solid frame tubes like most pukka dirt bikes so it has to be attached to the sump. And I'd rather have a bit of rubber there to absorb some of the shock before that shock is transferred into the sump casting.
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:36 AM   #11243
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Got it - so you were talking about construction. I hear ya on the skid plates bending and denting the frame. I may have a couple of those dents on my Husky
yep, but I don't use my T800 XC plate as a tool. As you know on a dirt bike the skid plate is used as a function of the bike. So, in the long run it is what it is. For what the skid plate is intended to do on a T800 I thnk either plate is fine.
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:37 AM   #11244
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I agree but the Tiger doesn't have any solid frame tubes like most pukka dirt bikes so it has to be attached to the sump. And I'd rather have a bit of rubber there to absorb some of the shock before that shock is transferred into the sump casting.
I agree, not saying its a bad system, just speaking of the weak links. Just like i said above, for whats its ment to do it does fine.
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:39 AM   #11245
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I have the stock skid plate on my bike because I ordered it when I got my bike, and for no other reason... If I had to re order I'm not sure what I would go with...
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:42 AM   #11246
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I think the weakest link in the entire system is the way its attached to the bike...
I don't disagree (really don't like skid plates that attach directly to the engine) but without frame rails underneath, not sure there's any alternative. I think it's more a function of the frame design than anything else.
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:48 AM   #11247
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I don't disagree (really don't like skid plates that attach directly to the engine) but without frame rails underneath, not sure there's any alternative. I think it's more a function of the frame design than anything else.

I would like to see something entegrated in to the engine guards. Just one big cage..
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:56 AM   #11248
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rumors, all rumors, If there is anyone on here that has a side case that has broke off then please speak up. Same goes for anyone that has some that have not broke off. I bet I know who wins.
I think someone from CycleWorld magazine Snapped of a Triumph side Case. There was also a picture, which is still pretty clear in my mind.
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:59 AM   #11249
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YUP thats the one! ( i should really read to the end before posting)
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Old 02-23-2012, 12:06 PM   #11250
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The guy from Cycle Canada in his review (video) could not understand why the triumph bags were not solidly mounted at the bottom. No good reason why they need to float between two rubber stopper.

They should really be solidly fastened at the bottom.
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