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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 2:03 am 
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Hi everybody.
I am looking for some input on engine case armor. Right now I have the Warp9 skid plate on my bike which seems very strong but doesn't really protect the sides of the engine cases.

I am probably overthinking this, but there are two options right now, both for about the same price:
- Steel armor for clutch and stator cover for $90 plus shipping on procycle
- The guard combo made by AMP (http://www.motorcycleproducts.org/Engin ... R650SE.htm) for $100 shipped. Aluminum clutch and stator cover guard and also including a billet Aluminium oil filter cover

Any consensus which one is the better option? The extra oil filter cover in AMP combo seems, nice but is it really useful?
Recently read in the "farkle remorse" thread by another user that the oil filter cover might be more of just a gimmick and even increase the risk of hitting and damaging the oil filter. (topic8101-270.html)
Any advice from the more experienced DR riders?

Thanks!

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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 11:09 am 
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There's a reason why we make our ProCycle case armor out of stainless steel. Aluminum armor would have to be almost 1/4" thick to offer the same strength.

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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 9:31 pm 
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Go with stainless


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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 1:50 am 
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maybe you need a new skid plate

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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 8:04 pm 
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LA Thumper wrote:
maybe you need a new skid plate

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Why do you need that skid plate? That bike is obviously too clean to be in a situation to where it needs it :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:


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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 1:24 am 
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G Steezy wrote:
LA Thumper wrote:
maybe you need a new skid plate

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Why do you need that skid plate? That bike is obviously too clean to be in a situation to where it needs it :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
Ha ha. Could be some truth in that.

Great polish job on the exhaust.

When I polished mine (well, removed the black) I removed the leg guard and mounting lugs on the pipe, my leg/trousers never came anywhere near it. And it serves no purpose it gets bloody hot too. If I could polish as well as that I would definitely remove the ugly guard and show off the polished pipe as has been done at the header/mid pipe join.

Kangaroo on side cover?

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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 3:24 am 
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enim57 wrote:
Ha ha. Could be some truth in that.

Great polish job on the exhaust.

When I polished mine (well, removed the black) I removed the leg guard and mounting lugs on the pipe, my leg/trousers never came anywhere near it. And it serves no purpose it gets bloody hot too. If I could polish as well as that I would definitely remove the ugly guard and show off the polished pipe as has been done at the header/mid pipe join.

Kangaroo on side cover?


Perhaps this photo is more to your liking :s_dunno

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The pipe bling took 1 minute on an industrial polisher, still looks pretty good

:diablo: don't be putt'N any hate on the marsupial, nothing personifies this bike better than an Australian rat. Looks better than what was there when I bought it which was "nothing!" but I'm glad the previous owner saved me the trouble of peeled off all the factory graphics :bad:


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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 3:46 am 
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G Steezy wrote:
Why do you need that skid plate? That bike is obviously too clean to be in a situation to where it needs it :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:


A better question to ask is: "why do I need that skid plate over what I have?"

Look how exposed your oil filter cover is with your current skid plate. Does it do the same thing on the mag side? An overlapping panel would go a long way protecting the engine in certain situations.


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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 6:41 am 
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LA Thumper wrote:
G Steezy wrote:
Why do you need that skid plate? That bike is obviously too clean to be in a situation to where it needs it :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:


A better question to ask is: "why do I need that skid plate over what I have?"

Look how exposed your oil filter cover is with your current skid plate. Does it do the same thing on the mag side? An overlapping panel would go a long way protecting the engine in certain situations.


Throwing mud on a parked bike doesn't really mean you use it :s_wink . It's a nice skid plate, I'm just tossing you sh*t. I ended up purchasing engine guards that should do the same, if they ever arrive from overseas that is.


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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 9:24 am 
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G Steezy wrote:
Throwing mud on a parked bike doesn't really mean you use it :s_wink . It's a nice skid plate, I'm just tossing you sh*t. I ended up purchasing engine guards that should do the same, if they ever arrive from overseas that is.


mud out here in So Cal is a hard commodity to find :cry:

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Best to have a skid plate with maximum coverage


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