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Old 01-22-2011, 07:58 AM   #16
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Thank You!

Hi Guys, Thank you for the great response and kind words.
At the moment I am sold out. I am starting another batch as the response has been great. I'm expecting the next batch in about 3 weeks. If you would like to prepay. I will hold the 250.00 price for you. Shipping will be 25.00. There will be a price increase on the next batches.

Thanks again, Charlie
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Old 01-22-2011, 08:29 AM   #17
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Any additions?

Charlie,
Any thoughts on an added toolbox on the front or one on each side? If weight down low is good, even more is better, right?
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Old 01-22-2011, 08:38 AM   #18
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If it was me...

...I would just make them bolt-on, simple and no lids/latches required. Space for tubes, tar arns, prohibited substances...whatever...
Any other takers? I wouldn't expect you to fab something without some demand.
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Old 01-24-2011, 04:20 PM   #19
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Got the plate it's beefy, a bit heavier that the TT it replaces, but not by much.
Took out the 44mag. and ventilated it a bit.
Actually I used a step bit.
Rattle canned some bed liner and a coat of clear on it,
and thar she blows mates







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Old 01-24-2011, 04:52 PM   #20
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that looks sweet Max

can't wait to get mine
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Old 01-24-2011, 05:14 PM   #21
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Closer pix Max?

Any chance of a closer look at your finish Max. Does the bedliner hang on to the alloy pretty well? I imagine it is pretty easy to touch up any scrapes anyway...?

BTW, as far as slickness goes, my work truck has a slide out Joey Bed. The floor of this has lumpy, sprayed on blackness that looks like bedliner. Despite the textured effect, this stuff is the slipperiest thing I have ever seen in the back of a vehicle - everything in there slides around like you wouldn't believe. Not what the fabricators intended I think, but makes me want to find out what it is
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Old 01-24-2011, 07:40 PM   #22
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I've used the bed liner on quite a few parts and it works well.
But on the skid plates a strip 3" ( 7.5 cm. ) will get blasted off over time by sand and stones from your front tires.
That's easy to re-coat.

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Old 01-30-2011, 06:57 AM   #23
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so I got mine a couple of days ago, given the fact that it had to travel 3,000 miles it came in pretty fast thanks Charlie!!!
(sorry about the crappy pics)

here's the kit/ set of instructions and a sidestand reinforcing plate complete with bolts included note the thickness of material
The weight is really not that bad



some comparison pictures to the existing one, note the additional protection surface that the new one provides



stock plate open for service



Charlie's plate doesn't open as much



not a big deal as I remove the plate completely for service, but I might end up notching the back a bit so it can open all the way

lots of protection on the clutch side



same on the sidestand side, completely covers the weak spots





the whole install took less than 10 minutes just have to transfer the existing rubber bushings from the stock plate to the new one and you're good to go.

here's one of the front, I never thought that I can be sexually attracted to a weld but I had more than one dirty thought for these ones....



Overall very satisfied with the product, very robust, easy install, great value and service.

Thanks again for doing this Charlie if you're ever up this way first four rounds of drinks are on me

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Old 03-11-2011, 03:50 PM   #24
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I just got my skidplate- took just a few days from CA to WV

Box was weighed by UPS @ 12lbs, I weighed the plate alone and it is just over 8lbs.

Overall impression is a robust, simple piece. I was wondering if the aluminum was going to be as thick as I would like, and it was that & more. If you damage this thing, you're hard on bikes or jumping off cliffs.

I think I'll just install it and let Mother Nature do the painting and fine finishing work.... but then again now is the time to get it anodized since it's clean & new... blue? No, black... no... Orange!
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Old 03-17-2011, 11:48 PM   #25
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I just finished installing mine too. I'm happy with it. Good customer service, fast shipping. I wrote a review along w/ my mod to the kickstand bracket (so that it doesn't bolt to the weak area of the case) here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...4#post15445924.
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Old 04-12-2011, 06:52 AM   #26
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Skid plate available in black

Hi Guys, Just an update. I have sent some plates to the powdercoater. They will be available in a Satin Black. I'll post pics as soon as I get them back. Thanks
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Old 04-12-2011, 07:12 AM   #27
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I hope...

....that building the toughest skidplates in the world was something you wanted to do a lot of Charlie...otherwise I apologize for the glowing review. Let me know when you have company stickers. Any thoughts on my suggestion for a toolbox on the front?

Thumbs up on the black version!
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Old 04-12-2011, 08:47 AM   #28
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Not to step on any toes...

Do you guys feel this plate is superior to the BlackdogCW skid plate?

I had a rock bang the stock skid plate pretty good yesterday. It didn't crack, but I figure it's only a matter of time with my luck!

I was going to get the side stand bracket too - any comparisons on those?
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Old 04-12-2011, 12:54 PM   #29
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My opinion...

FWIW, I haven't seen the BDCW in person, but I would almost guarantee Charlie's is stronger. There are trade offs with everything, but the little extra weight down low has little effect on anything. I ventilated it for some airflow, as others have done here.

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Not to step on any toes...

Do you guys feel this plate is superior to the BlackdogCW skid plate?

I had a rock bang the stock skid plate pretty good yesterday. It didn't crack, but I figure it's only a matter of time with my luck!

I was going to get the side stand bracket too - any comparisons on those?
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Old 04-12-2011, 09:55 PM   #30
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