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D_adams
Posted on Friday, April 21, 2017 - 10:39 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Since the Touratech skid plates have been discontinued for quite some time and I doubt they're ever going to make them again, what's the interest in a batch run of them being custom made? I have access to a full machine shop with waterjets and whatever else I need to make them.

I can do them up either bare aluminum (1/8" thick plate) or possibly even powdercoated in black. Cost should be under $200.

A run of 10 or more would be preferred to offset design costs. I'll be posting this in multiple places to get some exposure.
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Ourdee
Posted on Friday, April 21, 2017 - 03:55 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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Gunnybe
Posted on Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 12:31 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Hi Dean as written on Facebook if you go I will be interested. I am just afraid concerning the shipping charge for Belgium...
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D_adams
Posted on Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 10:22 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I'll work with you on the shipping. Currently at 23+ either in or interested right now.
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Gunnybe
Posted on Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 10:37 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Sounds good!
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Anaconda_jiu_jitsu
Posted on Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 10:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

i definatly need one
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Mitchg
Posted on Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 10:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

In as well. Keep us posted.
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Court
Posted on Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 08:58 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Dean:

If you make them I would be interested in one . . .if only to display in the new Buell Museum. I've started hanging prototypes of various parts, S1 brake rotors, that we tried and never used and am preparing to begin looking for some "projects and suggestions sent to the factory by owners).

Court
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Mitchg
Posted on Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 07:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Will we be able to jack the bike up via this skid plate?
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D_adams
Posted on Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 08:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Essentially it bolts to the chin fairing locations on the stock exhaust, so I would assume you'd be able to do so.

I will definitely be proceeding with this, I have the main skid plate on the way from a generous Bueller to use for the bolt hole locations, etc. I'll figure out the oil cooler piece after the main section is done. It also looks like some of them had a center piece that went from the front of the muffler up to the tie bar bracket. I'm assuming they're optional parts, but I'll look into getting it all made. I got a somewhat firm quote on the main skid plate for now based on pictures and rough dimensions, we'll see what it does to the price when I add more stuff on.

It appears there may be at least mild interest in having these made, I'll probably start with a run of 10-20 of them to see who's really serious about it. If I need more later, then it won't be an issue getting them done.
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D_adams
Posted on Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 08:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Also, it *could* be done in stainless steel, although that would be a significant weight increase over aluminum.
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Mitchg
Posted on Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 09:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Thanks Dean. Ready to order when your ready.
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Njloco
Posted on Monday, April 24, 2017 - 12:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

O.k. thanks for answering my questions, I'd be interested in buying one.

The skid plate on my Triumph Explorer is aluminum and it's pretty strong for the type of riding one would do on that bike.

(Message edited by njloco on April 24, 2017)
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2tracksam
Posted on Monday, April 24, 2017 - 08:58 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

In
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Scottykrein
Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 09:09 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.
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Brother_in_buells
Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 03:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

So is there a link to this subject on facebook?
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D_adams
Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 07:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Yes, I posted it in a couple of places.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/18970213088/permal ink/10154787985708089/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Buellxb/permalink/ 10155276467614853/

Also over on buellxb.com
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Littlebuggles
Posted on Friday, April 28, 2017 - 07:25 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I'm soooo into this!

I like the aluminum idea, 'cause getting it hard anodized might be neat, but Stainless is cool too, for all the reasons stainless is neat.
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Coloadv
Posted on Friday, April 28, 2017 - 09:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Dean, Id be interested in one but would like to know where your located so I could get an idea of shipping. I was shocked when Madstat charged me $65 to ship a piece of acrylic!
Are you in MO?
Is your design similar to the tour tech?
Rob
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Ourdee
Posted on Friday, April 28, 2017 - 10:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

He is in MO.
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