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Prototype Skidplate....

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Hey guys, my Dad and I just got done making a skid plate for my sister's XR250R, We made it out of 18 gauge stainless steel and we cut it up with a friends plasma cutter. We also trashed about half a dozen drill bits trying to drill holes in the darned thing. :thumbsup:

When we get back from our weekend camping with the bikes my Dad wants to re-make it out of aluminum stock. I think it will be better aluminum, At least that way we can drill some air holes in it.

Here are the pics...

Skidplateunder.jpg

skidplatefromside.jpg

Bikes1.jpg

Let us know what you think. :ride:

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Looks pretty good, but I think heavy duty aluminum would be better.

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Ya, thats what we thought after it was done, we're going to do it in aluminum when we get home.

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Looks good! Have you thought about adding wings to protect the cases?

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Looks good :thumbsup:

Whenever drilling into stainless, use a slow speed drill so the bit doesnt get hot.. Use a sharp bit too :cry::ride:

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cutting fluid helps alot, lightweight oil if you are in a pinch.

when you get around to the aluminum one use water as cutting fluid keeps the bit clean.

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cutting fluid helps alot, lightweight oil if you are in a pinch.

when you get around to the aluminum one use water as cutting fluid keeps the bit clean.

wd 40 works great..

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looks good! I usually use Tap Happy when drilling :thumbsup:

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glad someone else said it, I was worried yall would think I owned stock in DW40 if I said anything, lol

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Looks good! Have you thought about adding wings to protect the cases?

It has wings, they're just not too big. I think it looks good dude. Nice job. :thumbsup:

Doug

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Ya we had practially brand new bits when we were drilling it, we also used WD-40. The Mustang is a 1999 model, although I agree, the 05 model is awesome. :ride:

Thanks for the compliments guys :thumbsup::cry:

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cool project. and im sure its fun, but for me, its easier to just buy one then take the time/materials. but cool prject none the less, and looks great. hope aluminum works out better for yas!

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