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Offline kiddo

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Re: Cheap Skid Plate from China
Reply #11 on: August 08, 2020, 02:36:04 PM
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/174319900248

Sorry for the delay guys, this item is very good quality, its suitable for stones being thrown up but would not want to bash it off rocks as it is connected directly to the engine casing, gear linkage and exhaust, just one of the 4 cinectikn points are to the frame.

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Re: Cheap Skid Plate from China
Reply #12 on: August 31, 2020, 11:24:45 PM
I got my cheap skid plate today and got it installed thanks to the pictures posted. There were no instructions so all of the pictures posted were a big help! It's not a heavy-duty bash plate but i think a good rock gaurd for the dirt and gravel roads.
Thanks all, kenny  :821:
Last Edit: August 31, 2020, 11:26:48 PM by KennyV
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Re: Cheap Skid Plate from China
Reply #13 on: September 04, 2020, 07:57:47 PM
*Originally Posted by KennyV [+]
I got my cheap skid plate today and got it installed thanks to the pictures posted. There were no instructions so all of the pictures posted were a big help! It's not a heavy-duty bash plate but i think a good rock gaurd for the dirt and gravel roads.
Thanks all, kenny  :821:
I agree its good enough to protect the engine and exhaust from rocks thrown up, would not want to bash it off anything as its mostly conected to the engine and exhaust. Very good for the price and still lets you at the filter and drain plug!  :152:

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Re: Cheap Skid Plate from China
Reply #14 on: September 04, 2020, 08:00:57 PM
*Originally Posted by MoToad [+]
Sept. Oct. delivery arrived today. Go figure. Not that I'm bitchen.  :008: As prescribed, no instructions. Thanks for the lifesaving pics, Kiddo.

No Problem, i copied a post on here to fit mine as well,  :152:

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Re: Cheap Skid Plate from China
Reply #15 on: September 27, 2020, 11:12:55 AM
*Originally Posted by kiddo [+]
New Skid Plate arrived today from China 42 including post, unbelievably cheap and good quality, no instructions so followed a post from a Canadian CB500X owner, great result! Not really for heavy off road, as its fitted to the Engine, Exhaust and Gear Shift, should be OK for gravel roads but not designed to be bashed of rocks etc.





Maybe I'm missing something, but after looking at your pics and comparing to my 2017, not sure why that wouldn't fit mine. I know the ads say 2019+

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Re: Cheap Skid Plate from China
Reply #16 on: September 27, 2020, 05:30:48 PM
*Originally Posted by sammy60164 [+]
Maybe I'm missing something, but after looking at your pics and comparing to my 2017, not sure why that wouldn't fit mine. I know the ads say 2019+

If the Ad says it only fits 2019+, then it only fits 2019+.  Consider this....Rally Raid had to change their original skid plate design for the newer 2019+ CB500X models because there were some minor changes.
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Re: Cheap Skid Plate from China
Reply #17 on: September 27, 2020, 05:52:39 PM
Yikes!!  :005:
Just looked at the pics, even with the fender extender, that oil filter is still just hanging in the breeze. That is my #1 concern in gravel. With this set up, I would consider attaching (silicone or similar) an oil filter socket (one of those thin sheet metal ones) to the filter to protect it. Have used this strategy on a few bikes and it works just fine.  :028:
My T-rex bash plate has already payed for itself. :138: 
Last Edit: September 27, 2020, 05:54:02 PM by Mikey66

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Re: Cheap Skid Plate from China
Reply #18 on: September 27, 2020, 09:11:08 PM
*Originally Posted by manray [+]
If the Ad says it only fits 2019+, then it only fits 2019+.  Consider this....Rally Raid had to change their original skid plate design for the newer 2019+ CB500X models because there were some minor changes.

I took my chances, for $50, if i have to modify it a little, or have my shop make a bracket to fit, still way cheaper then $300. I'll let you know if it fits or has to be modified. Only metal, can be cut or bent.

 



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