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Old 06-26-2013, 07:46 AM   #46
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Touratech Expedtition

Will fit over the Remus-but-spacers and longer bolts are required to space the plate from the header. How long? Not sure yet, Lowes wasn't open at the time I was doing the install. I'm liking how she looks.
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:14 AM   #47
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Seems like a copy/paste version of the BMW OEM aluminium version for cheaper. If you like BMW OEM than it'll be just right for you
Thanks Loutre,
Yes, I think the BMW plate has the best looks.
Would like to buy the mod one but its kinda hard here in Brazil.
I think I will give the Givi plate a go!
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Old 07-23-2013, 03:35 PM   #48
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Old 07-24-2013, 06:44 AM   #49
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Arrow exhaust system?

I have brand new BDCW and Ricochet skid plates in the garage. The BDCW plate is absolutely bombproof the Ricochet is very thick and probably best suited for "less aggressive" riders. My problem is neither fit with a full Arrow system. Anyone know of one that will. I can't afford to buy every one on the market to find out- haha. I will have both on the board for sale shortly.

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Old 07-25-2013, 07:47 AM   #50
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I'm not an aggressive off road rider, and like the look (and price) of the Ricochet. It looks like it covers the oil filter and cooler which would be 'my' main reason for installing a skid plate, but doesn't seem to have the side protection that most of the others do. Just wondering how big of an issue that is? On the plus side, seems like the lack of side protection would allow draining oil without dropping the plate?
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Old 07-25-2013, 02:54 PM   #51
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Yes, let me know if you want a Ricochet. I like it for the same reasons. Won't work w/Arrow system or it would be on my bike. The BDCW is the skid plate I would have on my bike I'd I was back overseas.

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Old 07-25-2013, 10:00 PM   #52
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...It looks like it covers the oil filter and cooler which would be 'my' main reason for installing a skid plate, but doesn't seem to have the side protection that most of the others do. Just wondering how big of an issue that is? On the plus side, seems like the lack of side protection would allow draining oil without dropping the plate?
To clarify, the BDCW skid plate offers full header protection as well as protects the cat, and is removed with the two front bolts for oil changes. Couldn't be easier.
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Old 07-26-2013, 09:03 AM   #53
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I really like the bash plate. Have you got a mod to make it work w/Arrow exhaust?

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Old 07-26-2013, 09:33 AM   #54
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I really like the bash plate. Have you got a mod to make it work w/Arrow exhaust?

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Glad you like the plate. Unfortunately, I have not seen the Arrow exhaust nor know how it is different from the Remus full exhaust, which our skid plate works with. Unless we have the bike and exhaust in the shop, it is impossible to know what would need to be changed.
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:32 PM   #55
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When it says "with mounting kit", does it mean it includes the skid plate mounting hardware that would otherwise have to be purchased separately from BMW for the F650/F700?
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:38 AM   #56
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When it says "with mounting kit", does it mean it includes the skid plate mounting hardware that would otherwise have to be purchased separately from BMW for the F650/F700?
Hi Pete!

it means, that you get the four rubber vibration dampener, and all the bolts you will need to install.
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:30 AM   #57
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Thanks, kazi77! How long does it take to ship to the United States?
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:20 PM   #58
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Thanks, kazi77! How long does it take to ship to the United States?
It takes 4-5 days to ship to the US, we don't have proper English installation manual yet, but i'ts really easy to install it!
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Old 08-09-2013, 05:41 PM   #59
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I notice the Ricochet has 3 or 4 rather large holes cut in the base of the plate, while all others are solid on the bottom. Anyone know why this might be or if it's an issue? Also, I have the factory lowered suspension (F700GS) so I'm wondering if some of the models installation kit are better at preserving ground clearance?
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Old 08-10-2013, 12:03 PM   #60
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I started this little compendium for the same reason to look at an industry objectively across many factors. I own a factory low bike I had ripped off 2 skid plates on. At the end of the day, I think you are pretty much all hanging the same height because the all mount using the isolators on the oil pan. However, a few also have additional mounting points such as Black Dog.

I would not recommend the ricochet for a low suspension bike, for the reason cited in post #11 of this thread.
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