Author How does the IBEX skid plate hold up offroad?  (Read 1339 times)

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    How does the IBEX skid plate hold up offroad?
    on: July 29, 2021, 03:47:40 am
    July 29, 2021, 03:47:40 am
    Hey everyone!

    I just fitted a black IBEX skid plate onto my '20 950s. The dealer told me that it would damage the engine case over time because of the extra strain where it is mounted.

    Has anyone used the IBEX offroad and seen any damage to the engine case? The dealer may just be biased and want me to buy the official ducati accessory, but it has me a little worried...

    Here's a pic of it though, it definitely looks nice!

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    Re: How does the IBEX skid plate hold up offroad?
    Reply #1 on: August 28, 2021, 09:06:58 pm
    August 28, 2021, 09:06:58 pm
    I am curious too, as I agree it looks nice and the price is right.

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    Re: How does the IBEX skid plate hold up offroad?
    Reply #2 on: August 30, 2021, 04:43:45 pm
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    I am curious too, as I agree it looks nice and the price is right.

    I'll update this if unintentionally test the plate!  :001:

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    Re: How does the IBEX skid plate hold up offroad?
    Reply #3 on: December 17, 2021, 02:48:48 pm
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    Any updates on this and can you actually still purchase the Ibex skid plate for the 950?
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    Re: How does the IBEX skid plate hold up offroad?
    Reply #4 on: June 09, 2022, 02:35:40 pm
    June 09, 2022, 02:35:40 pm
    So, I thought I would give a quick update on this subject.  I decided to buy the Ibex skid plate, but xould not find them,  Turns out they are sold under the name Zieger, now.  Same part, same manufacturer.  Here are my thoughts...

    It is nice and thick, heavy duty Aluminum and looks very nice.  I had no issues with the fit or finish.

    To be honest, after seeing how this skid plate mounts and my experience detailed below, I believe there is a legitimate concern about damage to your engine case if it takes a hard whack.

    Shortly after fitting this plate, I needed to do an oil change.  After removing the main outer skid plate, I found that the mouting bracket left behind on the right side, interferes with the oil filter.  This bracket is help to the engine case with 3 bolts going through the clutch cover.  After my oil change, I had some difficulty getting the main plate aligned and remounted, so I decided to loosen the left side bracket which is attached with 3 bolts to the engine case through the Stator cover.  After I go everything aligned, I retorqued the stator cover bolts and one of them stripped.  I was convinced that I would have to remove the stator cover and install a helicoil into the engine case.

    But it seemed like the bolt only pulled about 3-4 threads, so I stuck a hex key into the threaded hole to measure the overal depth and found that it was much deeper that the supplied bolt could reach.  So I found the original Ducati stator cover bolts in my garage and they were much longer.  Luckily, I was able to use that bolt and grab enough threads that I could torque the bolt to spec.  So I replaced the 6 engine case mounting bolts back to the OEM ducati parts.

    So, having said all of the above, I'm quite certain that if this cover took a good hit, with some side force, it could very well pull the bolts out of the engine case...
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