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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 9:22 pm 
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I would think the plastic would hold up better because it will spring and disperse the impact energy over a large area. The metal pan will just dent.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 9:29 pm 
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My impression exactly. The plastic will still get beat and gouged but should still hold its shape.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 9:50 pm 
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My impression exactly. The plastic will still get beat and gouged but should still hold its shape.


Trials will tell. If I didn't have an aluminum skid plate now... I'd try the new Acerbis plastic one.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:32 pm 
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They need to make one for the XT now.....

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 6:28 pm 
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I decided to go with this plate. Any idea how much to torque these bolts?

Edit: I just spoke with Acerbis and they said they don't have a torque list, they just "hand tighten and then a quarter turn." So I'll go with that for now, but if anyone has more specific recommendations (ProCycle :s_wink ), please let me know!


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 7:23 pm 
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timereverses wrote:
I decided to go with this plate. Any idea how much to torque these bolts?

Edit: I just spoke with Acerbis and they said they don't have a torque list, they just "hand tighten and then a quarter turn." So I'll go with that for now, but if anyone has more specific recommendations (ProCycle :s_wink ), please let me know!

A drop of blue Loctite on each of those bolts would be a really good idea. <-- Sorry if stating the obvious

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2015 9:07 am 
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ExWrench wrote:
timereverses wrote:
I decided to go with this plate. Any idea how much to torque these bolts?

Edit: I just spoke with Acerbis and they said they don't have a torque list, they just "hand tighten and then a quarter turn." So I'll go with that for now, but if anyone has more specific recommendations (ProCycle :s_wink ), please let me know!

A drop of blue Loctite on each of those bolts would be a really good idea. <-- Sorry if stating the obvious

+1 I'm with you captain obvious! :good:

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2015 1:49 pm 
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mxrob wrote:
ExWrench wrote:
timereverses wrote:
I decided to go with this plate. Any idea how much to torque these bolts?

Edit: I just spoke with Acerbis and they said they don't have a torque list, they just "hand tighten and then a quarter turn." So I'll go with that for now, but if anyone has more specific recommendations (ProCycle :s_wink ), please let me know!

A drop of blue Loctite on each of those bolts would be a really good idea. <-- Sorry if stating the obvious

+1 I'm with you captain obvious! :good:

I should have clarified: if the plastic skid doesn't have metal sleeves molded in, the screws are prone to NSU-style loss of torque due to creep / cold flow.
Because of that, I would Loctite those screws 10 times out of 10. (Sorry if all of this was obviously obvious (obvious-er? :pardon:)).

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 1:13 am 
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Yep necropost for sure . I'm interested in this plate . Anyone install one and would like to share ?

Any members here installed one and have an image of the plate on the bike?


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 9:43 pm 
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I'm considering this skid plate. Does anybody know if it will work with the SW Motech center stand installed on the bike?

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