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Old 08-11-2013, 05:17 PM   #61
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Thanks for the info. Dorito, but post #11 talks about the Hyde Racing plate so I'm not sure I'm reviewing the right post re not using the Ricochet on a lowered bike . . or am I missing something?
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Old 08-31-2013, 06:54 AM   #62
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Ricochet tight fit question

For anyone who has the Ricochet skidplate installed on a F650 twin or F700, I notice the Ricochet plate fits very tight on my F700GS using the BMW rubber mounts kit, rear of plate may slightly touch the cat converter when tightened down. Is this normal? Any suggestions?
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Old 08-31-2013, 10:56 AM   #63
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Fits GSA?

Great info! I'm in the market for a skidplate for an F800GSA. I took a serious look at AltRider but was told there may be some clearance issues with the GSA. Is that possible? I thought BMW redesigned the rear, not the front. Maybe someone here can tell me what skidplates fit the Adventure model and maybe you could add a column [Fits GSA] Yes/No.

Catalytic coverage is also great and I'm wondering if the change in the center stand would make a difference.

Thanks for your work on this.
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Old 09-01-2013, 03:44 PM   #64
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Ricochet installed on factory lowered 2013 F700GS using the BMW oem rubber mounts with a washer added between the mount and oil pan and another between the mount and skid-plate. The washers provided a small amount of additional clearance. Still a close fit but works perfectly and looks very 'integrated' with the bike. See photos here.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/9846951...7635339140632/
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Old 09-02-2013, 12:42 PM   #65
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maybe you could add a column [Fits GSA] Yes/No.
I am very happy to update the spreadsheet for the GS/A compatibility.

However I've got other projects going on right now, so unless someone whom has a vested interest in the info compiles the data, it will probably be low-priority for me as it not a bike in my stable (nor my future stable..)
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Old 09-08-2013, 09:17 AM   #66
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I've got a BDCW skid plate in FM.

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Old 01-18-2014, 02:43 AM   #67
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Stock plate is looking worn. Took it off and straightened some minor dents. Had to get some of the welds re-done as they had cracked.

Decisions.....

Thinking I might make my own.
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Old 01-18-2014, 07:31 AM   #68
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Stock plate is looking worn. Took it off and straightened some minor dents. Had to get some of the welds re-done as they had cracked.

Decisions.....

Thinking I might make my own.
I am surprised to see the oil pan bolt protruding through the bottom. I would have thought with your riding style that would have sheared off by now. That is what making your own bash guard a bit more complicated to conceal those pesky 4 bolts. Or.... perhaps that guard have just been bashed inward due to violent earth quakes, and is now straight again.
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Old 01-18-2014, 03:10 PM   #69
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It is on it's third set of the rubber isolation mounts. This set are all out of shape. After I took the plate off they were still all stretched rearwards. I think I just kissed the ground at some stage. Any one of a dozen or more instances I can think of off hand.

I had to drill out the rivets and hammer the brackets back into shape. The front bracket was mangled.

Then I beat the dents out of the plate, and it cracked all the welds.

Then I got the cracks welded up.

Refitted. Good as new......sort of.....


It hasn't helped that the standard plate is made of aluminium foil.
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Old 01-18-2014, 05:07 PM   #70
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It is on it's third set of the rubber isolation mounts. This set are all out of shape. After I took the plate off they were still all stretched rearwards. I think I just kissed the ground at some stage. Any one of a dozen or more instances I can think of off hand.

I had to drill out the rivets and hammer the brackets back into shape. The front bracket was mangled.

Then I beat the dents out of the plate, and it cracked all the welds.

Then I got the cracks welded up.

Refitted. Good as new......sort of.....


It hasn't helped that the standard plate is made of aluminium foil.
Ha ha ha.... Yeah..... I figured something like that....
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Old 01-18-2014, 05:21 PM   #71
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Refitted. Good as new......sort of.....
I thought the same thing. Once mangled, it deforms again even easier than last time. But hey, I am on my third skid plate at this point.
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Old 01-18-2014, 05:57 PM   #72
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some 1/4 plate steel should work just fine ;-) I have a few good dings/dents but never crushed the bracket, although I haven't had toooo hard of a hit yet. I try to avoid them. Sadly my bike has been seeing way more pavement than dirt lately.
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