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 Post subject: Sticky for skidplates!
PostPosted: January 29th, 2009, 9:52 pm 
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I'd like to start a thread that posts exclusively skidplates available for the Transalp, esp. U.S. available ones.

So far the stock plastic skidplate and the SW-MOTECH aluminum engine guard is all I know for sure.

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http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade/pr ... w/365/228/

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PostPosted: January 30th, 2009, 1:31 pm 
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Thats all there is besides custom ones.

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PostPosted: February 10th, 2009, 8:07 pm 
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I just finished installing a RD4 skidplate. Used a piece of thick aluminum bar for the upper cross mount.  Mount the aluminum cross bar behind the bash plate using the two stock holes on the rd4 skid plate. Drilled an access hole in the skid plate between the two top mounts and a third hole in the aluminum bar. Mounted it up via the stock center-upper point. Used stock left side mount and drilled a hole in the skid plate. Right side mount is via the lower exhaust bracket, again drilled another hole for the mounting bolt. The lower exhaust heat shield will have to be removed fyi. Fits snug and looks stock.


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PostPosted: March 8th, 2009, 2:18 am 
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i was looking at an XL600 skidplate on ebay a while back...it looked like it had the same mounting holes more or less....i may try one at some point in the future....


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PostPosted: September 1st, 2009, 3:28 pm 
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Since there are so few options, how about expanding this sticky to skids and engine bars (since there are only a couple those and they usually go hand in hand)?


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PostPosted: October 3rd, 2009, 7:55 pm 
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Before I went and bought one from Twisted Throttle, I was kicking around this crazy idea about building one starting with an aluminum snow shovel.   I never did the measurements but its got about the right width and shape.  Just a thought for DIY'ers on a budget.   FWIW


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PostPosted: December 19th, 2010, 8:22 pm 
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Anyone have the measurements for a bash/skid plate?  My son has a machine shop that he lets his retired Dad play in.  He has benders, welding and CNC capabilities.  

Wondering if I could put something together cheaper than the outside world.  Of course it could/would benefit all of you'se guys if I can come up with something.

We've put together some really neat Ducati dry clutch covers and cam covers, so this should be pretty easy...right?[/img]

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PostPosted: February 15th, 2011, 4:08 am 
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just loaded up details of a sumpguard I made onto www.xrv.org.uk Transalp forum

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PostPosted: February 15th, 2011, 6:08 am 
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Very ice dod :)
Last weekend i finished mine also:
http://taff.planet.ee/Tuuli/p6hjakaitse/
It's made from 4mm aluminium so, pretty hard core  :roll:
Weight is about 4kg but it covers totaly the bottom and replaces the exhaust heat shield.
A little bit bling after polishing:
http://taff.planet.ee/Tuuli/poleer1.jpg
http://taff.planet.ee/Tuuli/poleer2.jpg

And comparision: old vs new:
http://taff.planet.ee/Tuuli/vana_uus.jpg

I hope to make drawings also if i have a little bit more time (if anyone is intrested)


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PostPosted: April 26th, 2011, 9:37 am 
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Hi

I made this skid plate my selve, 4 mm aluminium. Took long time to bend the plate and weld it. Use the same fastenings as orginal, see small screw under the belly. This covers right to the center stand and hides the oil filter. I do not have to take off the crash bars for service. Less holes as the heat seldom goes over 20°.
https://picasaweb.google.com/1119150526 ... /Transalp#

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PostPosted: October 30th, 2017, 9:55 am 
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I just bought a Motech skid plate from Twisted Throttle. They now have 1 left in stock. It seems doubtful they will reorder.

The skid plate seems well made and bolts up pretty well. If you think you may want one, now would be the time.


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PostPosted: December 4th, 2017, 10:16 am 
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I just bought the last one they had! The price was lowered to $227 so I
jumped on it.

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