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Old 03-12-2009, 02:04 AM   #1
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Pics of my new black powder coated BMW aluminum enduro skid plate...

I took the BMW oem aluminum skid plate for my F800GS over to a very friendly local shop (Top Line Applications in San Jose, CA) for some black semi-gloss powder coat lovin' a few days ago. I just picked it up today and it looks great! I couldn't be happier. I will add some more pics once its installed on the beast...









Maybe I should get some kind of clear acrylic protector for my skid plate to show it off and keep it from getting scratches... Hah!
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Old 03-12-2009, 04:30 AM   #2
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I did the same, looks great. Also did the bmw engine bars. Looks much better on the yellow/black bike.
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Old 03-12-2009, 01:25 PM   #3
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might want to put some gravel guard or some such product on it --i spray painted mine and right behind the tire it looks like it was sand blasted from all the cinders and such on the roads here. i,m going to try the gravel guard next
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Old 02-25-2015, 11:15 AM   #4
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I was thinking about black powder coating my skid plate too. Waiting for a pictures on a bike.
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Old 02-25-2015, 11:41 AM   #5
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I powder coated mine right before doing the COBDR, which included a lot of flying rocks, a lot of high speed gravel, and a few times scraping over bigger rocks. Couple tiny scratches is all, that stuff holds up remarkably well.
You wouldn't even notice them if I didn't show you where they were.
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Old 02-25-2015, 11:54 AM   #6
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I was thinking about black powder coating my skid plate too. Waiting for a pictures on a bike.
That's mine :









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Old 02-25-2015, 01:49 PM   #7
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wow fml your engine is so nice, clean and no paint blistering can't remember the last time mine looked like that
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Old 02-25-2015, 09:16 PM   #8
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wow fml your engine is so nice, clean and no paint blistering can't remember the last time mine looked like that
And now, after 40.000 Km. , it's look like new............







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Old 02-25-2015, 10:28 PM   #9
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So it should only take a quick buff and I'll paint mine up all dandy and such too then??



This was about 25,000kms ago. It's much sadder now. In need of some TLC and maybe some 10mm alloy plate reinforcing.
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Old 02-27-2015, 10:33 AM   #10
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Nice Skid Plate, great job!

Looks very nice, any info on where did you buy the skid plate? I also noticed the rear break lever is a large one not the stock one. Any info on where did you get that one as well.

I just purchased a 2015 800 GS, and I want to start adding all the goodies!

Thanks for any info. You guys have very nice bikes!
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Old 02-27-2015, 04:24 PM   #11
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Sorry Off-topic:

Hey gianni1951, where did you get that rear brake reservoir in picture #3? I am looking for something like that for my project.
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Old 02-27-2015, 09:00 PM   #12
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More off-topic: Can you explain how your tool tube is mounted? I bought one and can't figure out how I'm going to attach it to my F650GS. I don't have side bag mounts or anything.
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Sorry Off-topic:

Hey gianni1951, where did you get that rear brake reservoir in picture #3? I am looking for something like that for my project.
In Italy You can find here http://www.evotech-rc.it/prodotto/93...one#ad-image-0
but I think that Evotech is everywere.
The new reservoir Evotech is this :



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More off-topic: Can you explain how your tool tube is mounted? I bought one and can't figure out how I'm going to attach it to my F650GS. I don't have side bag mounts or anything.
Hi, I try to explain with pictures, but is more simple to realize that explain. Ciao.











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