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Been a while since I've been on here, but life has been kinda nuts...mostly in a good way. Unfortunately that also means my riding time has been pretty limited. Still in love with this bike and it will be staying with me for a long time.

 

I got in on the original ACD Racing group buy probably 6 months ago for their skid plate. It came on time and looked great, but after noticing one header primary hitting, I put it on a shelf in my shop and kinda forgot. I installed my full Dominator exhaust about 30 miles after picking up the bike. It's bigger than stock and the left primary tube is routed a bit different than original.

 

Yesterday one of my riding buddies came by to harass me about riding more and suggested he help clearance the skid plate to get it on.

 

Once I removed the stock plate it was apparent that I've been harder on this than I realized. 

 

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Yeah that dent was wayyy too big for me to want this thin factory part back on there. Small weight increase for the thicker ACD part is more than justified.

 

So we held the new plate up as well as we could and noticed that we were only about 1/4" away from fitting. My plan was to grind out an opening on the front of the plate and let the primary kind of hang through, but my buddy had the bright idea to use a big hammer to dent the plate out.

 

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To save the coating we set the plate on an old couch cushing and used a flat faced hammer to beat the inside. It took a number of heavy blows and we had to check fit a couple times, but it worked beatifully! Looks almost like it came that way....almost. I now have over 1/8" at minimum to the exhaust and everything else has plenty of room. 

 

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Added bonus: makes my black bike look even better!

 

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45 minutes ago, sbeck09 said:

Been a while since I've been on here, but life has been kinda nuts...mostly in a good way. Unfortunately that also means my riding time has been pretty limited. Still in love with this bike and it will be staying with me for a long time.

 

I got in on the original ACD Racing group buy probably 6 months ago for their skid plate. It came on time and looked great, but after noticing one header primary hitting, I put it on a shelf in my shop and kinda forgot. I installed my full Dominator exhaust about 30 miles after picking up the bike. It's bigger than stock and the left primary tube is routed a bit different than original.

 

Yesterday one of my riding buddies came by to harass me about riding more and suggested he help clearance the skid plate to get it on.

 

Once I removed the stock plate it was apparent that I've been harder on this than I realized. 

 

spacer.png

 

Yeah that dent was wayyy too big for me to want this thin factory part back on there. Small weight increase for the thicker ACD part is more than justified.

 

So we held the new plate up as well as we could and noticed that we were only about 1/4" away from fitting. My plan was to grind out an opening on the front of the plate and let the primary kind of hang through, but my buddy had the bright idea to use a big hammer to dent the plate out.

 

spacer.png

 

To save the coating we set the plate on an old couch cushing and used a flat faced hammer to beat the inside. It took a number of heavy blows and we had to check fit a couple times, but it worked beatifully! Looks almost like it came that way....almost. I now have over 1/8" at minimum to the exhaust and everything else has plenty of room. 

 

spacer.png

 

Added bonus: makes my black bike look even better!

 

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For some reason, your pictures are not showing up for me...:(

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