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D_adams
Posted on Wednesday, May 03, 2017 - 05:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

At this point, the oil cooler guard and front center guard are optional, I'll have to come up with the dimensions once it's on the bike to see what I need. If anyone has the lower tray mount and the left front bracket, let me know. Pics would help so I can see what the original looked like. Otherwise I have to just wing it.
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Hugie03flhr
Posted on Wednesday, May 03, 2017 - 05:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

That is a perfect copy, I was thinking maybe a dimple die on the holes might make it more ridged. Just my $.02
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D_adams
Posted on Wednesday, May 03, 2017 - 05:58 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

It's definitely not a perfect copy. Holes are oval and slanted instead of just round. Also some minor changes to the back end.
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Froggy
Posted on Wednesday, May 03, 2017 - 06:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Dean, here are some pictures that might help - https://www.flickr.com/photos/victor9098/albums/72 157622253498764

Also a picture of it with the oil cooler guard -



(Message edited by Froggy on May 03, 2017)
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Djack95
Posted on Thursday, May 04, 2017 - 04:23 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Very interesting, I'm in too !

May be you could had fixture in the front to avoid stress on the lateral screws ...
The original design could be improved.
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D_adams
Posted on Friday, May 05, 2017 - 06:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)



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D_adams
Posted on Friday, May 05, 2017 - 07:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Link to purchase a BLACK POWDER COATED SKID PLATE.

http://ecommerce.deanadamsdesigns.com/product_info .php?products_id=62
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Froggy
Posted on Friday, May 05, 2017 - 08:05 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Ordered : )
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Froggy
Posted on Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 08:17 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Stupid question, could the stock chin fairing still fit with this on?
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D_adams
Posted on Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 08:32 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

No, unfortunately not. Pretty certain the spacing would be incorrect for it with the skid plate installed.
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Hybridmomentspass
Posted on Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 11:01 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Wow, this is incredible looking!

Another awesome piece of work by Dean!
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D_adams
Posted on Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 03:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I'll be looking into doing the other small pieces (center rock guard and oil filter guard) next week. One thing I haven't been able to determine is, what the forward clutch cover hole is for. From the pics I've seen, it's not bolted to anything, although I *have* seen another piece of metal that's bolted in place and goes back to the rear mount point. It serves no functional purpose that I can see, so it may get eliminated for the actual production run. Anyone else have one on the bike or possibly the instructions to it?
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Littlebuggles
Posted on Monday, May 08, 2017 - 05:37 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Order placed, looking forward to the oil filter guard and front guard if you get them done too!!!
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D_adams
Posted on Monday, May 08, 2017 - 07:02 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Anyone that has not placed an order, you may want to do so soon. I will only be doing one run of these for now and it's on a pre-order basis only.
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Scottykrein
Posted on Monday, May 08, 2017 - 09:12 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Ordered! Looks great.
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D_adams
Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 09:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Center rock guard will be optional, still needs some additional work. The template hits the oil cooler line, so it will not work as it is.





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D_adams
Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 09:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I just figured out what they did for the center guard. It's spaced forward at the top mount points, that's why mine is hitting. Missed that from the low res pics earlier and should be easy enough to fix.
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Hugie03flhr
Posted on Friday, May 12, 2017 - 02:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Great work! Now it's looking complete. I was a little concerned about a hard hit putting too much stress on the mounting bolts or worse, the exhaust flanges. How much do you think the complete kit will cost?
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Froggy
Posted on Friday, May 12, 2017 - 05:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I also want the oil filter guard and center guard, it will make up for the lack of chin spoiler : )
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Littlebuggles
Posted on Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 04:39 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I'm in for those two as well.

Are you going to cut out a bit, or drill some holes in the addt'l guards?
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D_adams
Posted on Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 07:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

As of right now, it will only be the skid plate (as advertised via the website) and the other 2 pieces will be optional once I get the mounting of them sorted out. The estimate from the machine shop for the center and oil filter guard is another $50, so once it's all sorted out, I'll have them available.

I'll make it as a complete kit, as well as the optional pieces separately for guys that already ordered. The main skid plate comes with the band clamp for the back and the mounting bracket that goes with it. I will not be including the stock T-27 torx screws that were used for the chin fairing. I'm assuming if you had the chin fairing still mounted, you have the remaining hardware already.


The optional pieces will have cutouts on them, the prototype parts were just cut for fitment only, so no extra machining (waterjet) cut time. I'll also experiment with different color options, but most of them will be in 80% gloss black. One will be flat black and one will have a textured finish.
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D_adams
Posted on Friday, May 19, 2017 - 09:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Parts are cut & welded, off to the powder coat shop next week. Still investigating/working on the optional parts.
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D_adams
Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 05:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Skid plates are supposed to be done/delivered tomorrow. Thank you to all who got in on this deal. I should be shipping everything out by this weekend at the latest.
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Littlebuggles
Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 10:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Sweet, thanks Dean!
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Hugie03flhr
Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 12:58 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

How are the optional parts coming along?
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D_adams
Posted on Thursday, June 01, 2017 - 05:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Nothing yet, been busy building other stuff. Won't happen this weekend (or next week) either.
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D_adams
Posted on Saturday, June 03, 2017 - 03:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

So the main part is done, back from being powder coated and looks pretty nice. I had some minor assembly work to do on the rear mounting point, that's done now as well. The only thing I'm not currently supplying is the stock torx screws. There are 5 main ones not counting the front pair, this setup will use the same amount of 1/4-20 screws anyway, so just put your old ones back on this. 2 of them will be used on the bottom bracket. I know it's not ideal (torx screw, potentially muddy use?) but it should work just fine.

I'm debating on mounting one on mine just for pics. If I do, it will not be a gloss black one, I had a couple of "extras" done in a different coat to see what they'd look like. I may post pics later if I put it on the bike.

Pic for reference on the gloss black version.
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