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Wodded it up good lastnight

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I had a nice Works Connection Skid plate (Which covers the bottom/ cases, etc), and for some reason I decided I did not want it on my bike anymore. I told myself it was too much of a pain to put on and off while cleaning/ changing oil, and it added an extra gram of weight to my bike from the stock plastic protecters (lol). SO I sold my works connection skid plate to a fellow T.T.'er for $75 (Cost me $120 new)...

So my first ride last night without it, I wodded it up good. I was coming up an uphill out of corner and the dirt on top was loose, and the ground under was hard. I swapped ends and high sided over my handlebars. I have some pretty good whiplash right now, but I'm ok. (Thank you LEATT brace)

As I walked over to my bike after checking my body for holes, or broken bones... I noticed on the brake side it was pouring radiator fluid out of my bike. Handlebars were moved quite a bit, a big dent in my Ti pipe, and the plastic guard over the water cooler piece was disintegrated. I walked the bike all the way back to my truck and noticed that the bottom piece of the water pump area was absolutely busted and a screw was sheered off.

Here is a picture for your viewing pleasure....Bottom line is I bought another works connection skid plate for a $120....lol. I bought a Boyesen 'super cooler' to replace the stock unit...supposed to keep your bike cooler through out RPM's and I live in Arizona, so I figured it was a good idea to spend the extra $50. Summer time 'round here gets hot at the track....Anyway...Murphy's law...!!! :smirk::bonk:

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i see you're in az, what track were you at? ive never been much of a skidplate kind of guy but ended up buying one of those $45 carbonfiber skid plates from rockymountain. i absolutely love it. its taken a huge beating and at times i think ive cracked it but no. i just checked and it doesnt look like they are selling them anymore. they were the deal of the century.

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You could have gone with Acerbis instead, they make a nice plastic Moto glide plate for the Kawi. I was using the Works Connection plates on my bikes but when they switched to the rubber damper system I wanted to try something new. The rubber grommets wear bad over time and the holding bolts were constantly packed with mud, sorry to hear about the damage.

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Bummer man. I remember when i sent you those pics when you were installing it. Then i saw it for sale and was confused. I almost replied to your thread with a warning, but didnt want to jinx you haha. Bummer, but at least you have an excuse to buy a nice pump!

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Ok...so new Works Connection (Again...lol), Boyesen super pump, and I added a braking wave rotor up front with a steel braided line by Ride Engineering. I'm hoping the front brake is so strong that it throws me over the handlebars. lol.

Also put on a UFO green front number plate for my blue backgrounds (I had to zip to the plastic around the handlebars....is that normal for UFO?)

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(I had to zip to the plastic around the handlebars....is that normal for UFO?)

I don't know but that gives me an idea to trim the stocker down so I don't have to fiddle with it so much everytime I take the plate off.(easier to adjust the bars and straighten them out in the event they get tweaked)

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Your front number plate would look a lot cleaner if you wire-tied it to the bottom part of the handle bars where it is currently resting. I had a UFO for my Honda and it was the same deal, but the next one I bought was an Acerbis, which matched the factory plate perfectly and no wire tie was needed.

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