purchasing skid plate
Posted February 16, 2012 - 07:04 PM
but not sure which to go with. experiences? reviews?
thanks in advance.
Posted February 16, 2012 - 07:44 PM
Posted February 16, 2012 - 09:41 PM
Posted February 17, 2012 - 06:11 AM
For any aluminum plate you get, be sure to cut up an old innertube into several long strips, and sandwich them inbetween the frame rails and the plate.. it helps to cut down on noise and vibes.
Posted February 17, 2012 - 08:29 AM
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Posted March 15, 2012 - 07:44 PM
Posted March 15, 2012 - 08:03 PM
I would think the anodization would sand blast it. Just guessing.
how about the utah skid but get the anodized black one? prob already know the answer, but would it hold up? obviously hits from rocks would scratch it. what about normal roost coming off tires? would it get sand blasted?
Posted March 16, 2012 - 03:45 AM
no no not during the anodizing process. i mean when its on the bike would the roost from the front tire "sand blast" the black off the skid. i like the idea of the black accents. carbon light speed frame guards, black rad guards, black handle bars, etc.
Yes, the sand, rocks and other debris make a perfect "blasting" medium and take the finish off right quick.
Bought a Utah black one for my Dads KLR back a few years ago and within 200 miles it had created a path of missing finish right behind the front wheel. First time you use it, finish will wear off.
Posted March 17, 2012 - 06:50 AM
Glad to hear you guys are happy with scorpion. I've been considering going with the scorpion skid plate. I think it's just because I really like the cool scorpion on there though!