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Carapaks skid plate/ pipe guard fitment on Beta 300RR

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Does anyone in Beta land have first hand experience with the Carapaks (Duel Gravity) skid plate plate / pipe guard combo for the 2013 - 2019 300RR?  It looks pretty stout and I like the fact that it ties into the frame down tubes to provide additional protection against front and side hits.  However, I've only been able to find one or two threads from folks who have actually used the Carapaks.  Any general issues with fitment?

I have a secondary question regarding clearance between the Carapaks skid plate and clutch cover.  I'm running a P-Tech clutch cover guard, which protrudes a bit from the stock clutch cover.  From pictures on the Carapaks website, I just can't tell how much clearance exists.  Does anyone have experience with this combination?

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Hi , I got a carapaks skid plate on my RR 300 with a carbon plate under it , it fits well but I have some tricks if you want :

- mount every screw that it gots with the included washer plus a gummy OR , so it won't have any vibration or noise

- the carapaks plate touches the frame in the cylinder area , where you can see the extra bracket , and just a bit under the engine , tgat's why I've applied some professional adesive gum so in case on hurt it won't scratch anything 

- you can mount your carbon pipe guard ( I got mine on ) but some modifications are necessary : you need a longer fixing screw , the one which passes through the engine ( under ignition case , left ) ,I've machined one with lathe starting from a standard M14 , it has to be 20/25 mm longer , then there is a small bracket under the engine , pretty close to the linkage , you need to modify that ( I've made a new one myself ) .

- Also you need to take of from carbon plate all nuts or rivets 

- I suggest to buy also the linkage plastics guard , it doesn't cost so much but makes difference , or you can make it yourself like me starting from an aluminium plate 

They will fit well together , it's just a bit tricky , so take your time , but yes , it's possible to do with a couple of hours of work 

 

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On 12/3/2019 at 8:18 AM, ged93 said:

Hi , I got a carapaks skid plate on my RR 300 with a carbon plate under it , it fits well but I have some tricks if you want :

- mount every screw that it gots with the included washer plus a gummy OR , so it won't have any vibration or noise

- the carapaks plate touches the frame in the cylinder area , where you can see the extra bracket , and just a bit under the engine , tgat's why I've applied some professional adesive gum so in case on hurt it won't scratch anything 

- you can mount your carbon pipe guard ( I got mine on ) but some modifications are necessary : you need a longer fixing screw , the one which passes through the engine ( under ignition case , left ) ,I've machined one with lathe starting from a standard M14 , it has to be 20/25 mm longer , then there is a small bracket under the engine , pretty close to the linkage , you need to modify that ( I've made a new one myself ) .

- Also you need to take of from carbon plate all nuts or rivets 

- I suggest to buy also the linkage plastics guard , it doesn't cost so much but makes difference , or you can make it yourself like me starting from an aluminium plate 

They will fit well together , it's just a bit tricky , so take your time , but yes , it's possible to do with a couple of hours of work 

 

 

 

That duelgravity carapaks guard looks awesome. I almost got it but got the ptech instead. I think the duel gravity has more coverage and maybe better. I already was going to spend for higher shipping being where I live so deferred to ptech because of overall lower  price. For hard enduro this guard looks to be top of of the line. Only way better is to make a custom guard. Thanks for the added info.

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