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Old 04-25-2011, 03:36 PM   #46
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No I'm not that paranoid (though I am a little), I was realy just asking if this wouldn't be a problem.
I think I may add a computer fan anyway. Whats the worse thatll happen, the VR works more efficiently because less electricity is being turned into heat? I also should add a second fan to the radiator since it likes to come off and on during 1st and 2nd gear trail riding.
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Old 04-25-2011, 04:30 PM   #47
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I think I may add a computer fan anyway. Whats the worse thatll happen, the VR works more efficiently because less electricity is being turned into heat? I also should add a second fan to the radiator since it likes to come off and on during 1st and 2nd gear trail riding.
...that the 13th law of thermodynamics states that because a VR is designed to produce a certain amount of heat - if you start taking that heat away, it will start pulling more current from the battery to replace it.

This is the same reason that the ratio of the amount you restrict your exhaust to the amount it increases your fuel economy is equivalent to the weight ratio of wallet vs gonads.
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Old 07-07-2011, 08:45 PM   #48
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Just bolted mine on tonight. Beautiful! I gotta say, this thing fit better out of the box than anything else I've ever put on a bike. Money well spent!

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Old 07-08-2011, 06:20 AM   #49
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Just bolted mine on tonight. Beautiful! I gotta say, this thing fit better out of the box than anything else I've ever put on a bike. Money well spent!

Heavy, too-- lowers the center of gravity.
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Old 07-08-2011, 07:24 PM   #50
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Just came home today and found a box on the step-in it was mine new Weld 86 skidplate and relocator kit. I went directly to the bike and installed them both. Skidplate quality is great, and well made. Can't wait to get the bike out this weekend to try it out. Great folks to deal with.
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Old 08-10-2011, 07:04 AM   #51
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Works with older SWMotech crash bars

For anyone with the old style SWMotech crash bars, FYI: Charlie said his plate is compatible with the bars (after a mod he does in his shop) and the adapter from Black Dog.
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Old 10-29-2011, 04:31 PM   #52
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I at first thought that 8 lb. sounded like a lot of extra weight. Then it dawned on me of course, it is not all extra.

I just weighed my stock plate, and got 3.9 lb, so only about 4 lb. extra.
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Old 10-30-2011, 01:41 AM   #53
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Paranoid? who is paranoid?

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No I'm not that paranoid (though I am a little), I was realy just asking if this wouldn't be a problem.
I think I should bring up my experience with VR failure. I had it die on me, on a hot sunny day in August last year. Fried my battery, my EFI and my ABS! So don't think it is too difficult to happen. I was wearing my stock skidplate on. This is why TT have their skidplate drilled.
Another point I should make, concerning all aftermarket skidplates is the two rubber supporting points at the bottom of the OEM skidplate. These are very important, since they divide the distance between the supporting mounts in half. That makes the OEM bashplate to withstand 4 times biger force than it would without this support. So if aftermarket skidplates could get equipped with this support, that would be a huge improvement.
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Old 10-30-2011, 09:10 AM   #54
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I think I should bring up my experience with VR failure. I had it die on me, on a hot sunny day in August last year. Fried my battery, my EFI and my ABS! So don't think it is too difficult to happen. I was wearing my stock skidplate on. This is why TT have their skidplate drilled.
Another point I should make, concerning all aftermarket skidplates is the two rubber supporting points at the bottom of the OEM skidplate. These are very important, since they divide the distance between the supporting mounts in half. That makes the OEM bashplate to withstand 4 times biger force than it would without this support. So if aftermarket skidplates could get equipped with this support, that would be a huge improvement.
Cheers.
My BDCW Plate has lots of space for airflow where the VR is located and its still very protected. and It has a nice solid rubber block as an additional support on the plate.
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Old 11-15-2011, 05:55 PM   #55
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Weld86 skid plate + side stand relocator = awesome !

Installed my Weld86 "kit" - side stand relocator and skid plate - today on my '11 990.
Came with simple straightforward instructions, extremely high quality components, fast shipping, and a great price !
A huge thumbs up for a product that exceeded my expectations.

Thanks Charlie

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Old 11-15-2011, 06:23 PM   #56
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another happy customer

I paid a little extra for him to drill some holes in the sides of mine. Looks great, is rock solid and fits perfectly! Unfortunately it is very rare to buy an aftermarket motorcycle accessory that fits as it should. This one does!!

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Old 11-18-2011, 01:05 PM   #57
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Just put my order in today....here's hoping Weld still has a black one left in stock for me!

Thanks for the tip on this, as I don't think I would have found it down in Vendors...
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Old 11-19-2011, 05:15 AM   #58
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I too find the weld 86 plate and sidestand kit an excellent product and fit.
from order to my door a few days,
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Old 11-22-2011, 07:07 PM   #59
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Thanks for the review. I really havn't thought too much about a toolbox mounted on the skid plate. I'll take a few measurements and see what I come up with. Cheers

Hi Charlie,

Any news on the toolbox?
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:46 PM   #60
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+1 Weld 86
Perfect fit and finish for both items.
No doubt there are others that work well too.
Just say'n...
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