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Offline blaks

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Skid Plate Woes
« on: September 20, 2019, 10:14:02 PM »
So, I picked up an ADV rider skid plate a while ago.  It works, but it hangs down too low.  It took a couple of big hits on rocks so I kept it on longer than I should have.  When i removed it I found one of the tabs that connect it to the motor had fractured.  This would have been unnecessary had it not hung so low.  If anyone wants it, ill make you a good deal on it.  It does do its job of keeping stones out of the engine.

I subsequently picked up an ibex unit.  looks pretty solid, doesn't hang down more than the stock unit and looks to afford more engine protection.  Installation was a bit troublesome, the two front screws don't quite fit, but I can pick up some replacement parts.
It will need removed on oil changes, so I am wondering if the dealer will even bother with the oil filter with this thing on.
Not so sure I like it attaching to the engine, but it is in 6 places, so I suspect it should be able to take a hit without fracturing like the ADV rider part which has since been discontinued.




Offline blaks

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Re: Skid Plate Woes
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2019, 10:15:34 PM »
the Ibex part for comparison:




Offline David S

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Re: Skid Plate Woes
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2019, 03:57:15 AM »
I also just added the IBEX. Same thing with the two front screws. Just got back from a 1400 trip, it seems to run alot warmer when idling in traffic but cools to normal when in motion.

Offline ducati_al

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Re: Skid Plate Woes
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2019, 07:45:04 PM »
For those of use unlikely to ever go off road on our Mutleys, I think the IBEX bash plate is a well priced, worthwhile addition.  For a start, look at the protection given to the front cylinder exhaust header.....exactly, you can hardly see it!  That'll help keep the crap off it.  You would have to remove the standard plastic belly pan to change the oil / filter in any case, so I don't see that as a problem.

Offline Daveontheedge

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Re: Skid Plate Woes
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2019, 02:32:40 AM »
Looks like an awesome option at a 1/4 of the price for the factory one. I've added it to my list of winter add-ons!

Offline ajy1w

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Re: Skid Plate Woes
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2019, 09:39:47 PM »
It looks good.  I was getting to this for my bike.  So good info.  Thank you
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Offline ajy1w

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Re: Skid Plate Woes
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2019, 09:42:43 PM »
What is the clearance when bike is standing straight up off center stand? 
May take two  :024:  to get that measurement.   :084:
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Offline blaks

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Re: Skid Plate Woes
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2019, 11:25:59 PM »
The measurement depends on rear spring adjustment more than anything else.  It sits 1/4 " lower than the exhaust.

Offline Wassers

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Re: Skid Plate Woes
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2019, 04:42:29 PM »
*Originally Posted by ducati_al [+]
For those of use unlikely to ever go off road on our Mutleys, I think the IBEX bash plate is a well priced, worthwhile addition.  For a start, look at the protection given to the front cylinder exhaust header.....exactly, you can hardly see it!  That'll help keep the crap off it.  You would have to remove the standard plastic belly pan to change the oil / filter in any case, so I don't see that as a problem.

Sounds good Ducati_Al.

Where did you purchase it from?

Can you post a link to the website? Presume it fits both the 950 and 950s.
Sometimes you need a really crooked road to get your head straight

Offline blaks

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Re: Skid Plate Woes
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2019, 01:54:40 AM »