Quiet down that skid.............


10 replies to this topic
  • vorra65

Posted October 16, 2005 - 11:16 AM

#1

After installing my Utah skid, I noticed alot more vibration/resonance when standing up and over the tank area. I took it off and shot it with about 6 coat's of truck bed liner. It helped knock down the vibration/resonance from the engine area. Pic's-
Scuff up the plate first-

Then lay on a few coat's-

  • tony1970

Posted October 16, 2005 - 11:33 AM

#2

Great idea! Have you ran the bike very long with it and how is it holding up? What brand of bed liner stuff is it. I take it is spray on. I used cut up innertube strips along the frame rails and the front and that helped alot also. :banghead:

  • simch

Posted October 16, 2005 - 12:00 PM

#3

Skid plate foam is good for noise reduction too, and it stops getting clogged with mud.

  • vorra65

Posted October 16, 2005 - 02:29 PM

#4

About an hr. and it's all good so far. It's Duplicolor, purchased at the NAPA store. I'm pretty sure it's made by Krylon. Yah, I forgot to mention-that when I reinstalled the skid I used that foam backed tape on the frame rails.

  • ddialogue

Posted October 16, 2005 - 03:36 PM

#5

After installing my Utah skid, I noticed alot more vibration/resonance when standing up and over the tank area. I took it off and shot it with about 6 coat's of truck bed liner. It helped knock down the vibration/resonance from the engine area. Pic's-
Scuff up the plate first-

Then lay on a few coat's-


My buddy owns an Ameriguard franchise and I get my skid plate sprayed a couple of times each year. The only difference here is that I have the entire thing sprayed. The inside lasts forever, but the rocks chew up the under side eventually. I'm actually suprised how long it does last though! :banghead:

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  • vorra65

Posted October 16, 2005 - 03:43 PM

#6

I was gonna do the Rhino lining thing also, gave this a shot first. Did spraying the whole skid do a good job with the vibration?

  • mtrablue

Posted October 16, 2005 - 05:01 PM

#7

i saved one of my old rim bands and used it. i never leave 'em on the wheel. finely found a use for 'em.

  • ddialogue

Posted October 17, 2005 - 03:32 PM

#8

Did spraying the whole skid do a good job with the vibration?


I was surprised how much it really did. The important thing is to get a good layer between the skid plate and the frame. Coating the skid plate AND using some rubber on the frame when mounting would be your best bet. :banghead:

  • msgbean

Posted October 18, 2005 - 12:16 PM

#9

I noticed the noise with mine also. I ran a bead of silicone along the frame and let it cure before I installed the skid plate. Its been on for over a year and has never been noisy since.

  • Dan_Lorenze

Posted October 18, 2005 - 12:35 PM

#10

Vorra... Very nice my friend... :banghead:

  • black_n_blue_thumper

Posted October 18, 2005 - 08:47 PM

#11

Vorra... Very nice my friend...

TRUE THAT!!!!!!!!! :banghead:




 
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