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Sump Protection Plate - Easy Mod
« on: Jun 27, 2020, 12:48:37 pm »
Very easy mod to make at home and it's really keeps the shite off your sump/engine front. 3mm 6082 Aluminium (not soft), powder coated, total cost £19!
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    Re: Sump Protection Plate - Easy Mod
    « Reply #1 on: Jun 27, 2020, 01:05:36 pm »
    Probably not needed for those of you with sunny climates but an absolute must here in Scotland!
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    Re: Sump Protection Plate - Easy Mod
    « Reply #2 on: Jun 27, 2020, 04:48:43 pm »
    Nice work!
    I'm looking to do this also, because the road crews around here in Ohio just throw shovels of asphalt into potholes waiting for cars to pack it down.
    Good inspiration.

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      Re: Sump Protection Plate - Easy Mod
      « Reply #3 on: Jun 27, 2020, 05:04:05 pm »
      Looking around using Google Street view - looks like you have some nice riding once you get out of town  ;D

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      Re: Sump Protection Plate - Easy Mod
      « Reply #4 on: Jun 27, 2020, 06:26:03 pm »
      Not bad, but how about cut out some of the inside of the metal and replace with a metal grate. It could give it a bit more style.

      I have a tool bag mounted there on my Raider.

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      Re: Sump Protection Plate - Easy Mod
      « Reply #5 on: Jun 28, 2020, 10:56:09 am »
      Looking around using Google Street view - looks like you have some nice riding once you get out of town  ;D

      Aye, biking paradise. Guys come a long way to ride here. From Banchory to Braemar itís called the Royal Deeside (goes through the Queenís estate at Balmoral). Worth a visit if youíre ever over here.
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      Re: Sump Protection Plate - Easy Mod
      « Reply #6 on: Jun 28, 2020, 10:58:56 am »
      Not bad, but how about cut out some of the inside of the metal and replace with a metal grate. It could give it a bit more style.

      I have a tool bag mounted there on my Raider.

      Aye, would look better style wise but we have a lot of grit and salt spread on the roads during winter. That mixed with perpetual rain itís like wet sand blasting so for here it needs to be a solid plate.
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      Re: Sump Protection Plate - Easy Mod
      « Reply #7 on: Jun 28, 2020, 11:06:47 am »
      Not bad, but how about cut out some of the inside of the metal and replace with a metal grate. It could give it a bit more style.

      I have a tool bag mounted there on my Raider.

      Aye, would look better style wise but we have a lot of grit and salt spread on the roads during winter. That mixed with perpetual rain itís like wet sand blasting so for here it needs to be a solid plate.

      That makes sense.

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      Re: Sump Protection Plate - Easy Mod
      « Reply #8 on: Jun 28, 2020, 12:12:56 pm »
      Believe me, if you want to ride in the rain, Scotland's the place to visit.... If you are lucky and get nice weather, some of the scenery is stunning. You pay your money and take your chance!
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      Re: Sump Protection Plate - Easy Mod
      « Reply #9 on: Jun 28, 2020, 03:33:00 pm »
      Nice.   Do you hear more mechanical noise from the engine?

      When I installed an aluminum skid plate on my xr650L It surprised me how much noise was coming from the engine.  Some people put foam on the inside to dampen the noise.   

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      Re: Sump Protection Plate - Easy Mod
      « Reply #10 on: Jun 29, 2020, 12:12:05 pm »
      Nice.   Do you hear more mechanical noise from the engine?

      When I installed an aluminum skid plate on my xr650L It surprised me how much noise was coming from the engine.  Some people put foam on the inside to dampen the noise.

      No, canít say I hear more mechanical noise but you certainly hear a loud ďTING!Ē every time a stone or pebble hits it. Happens a lot so itís certainly doing itís job!
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      Re: Sump Protection Plate - Easy Mod
      « Reply #11 on: Jul 05, 2020, 12:29:42 pm »
      Wouldnt the plate restrict airflow for cooling? And retain more heat if foam behind it? Might not be an issue in Scotland, but I think it would be in warmer climates.

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      Re: Sump Protection Plate - Easy Mod
      « Reply #12 on: Jul 05, 2020, 12:49:39 pm »
      I was very careful to not restrict any airflow to the cylinder head fins and I doubt very much the engine designers were banking on heat flow through the front of the crank case (if they were, it would have had cooling fins as well).
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