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skid plate issue

Hi all,

i want your guys option on what I should do in this case.
I have the SW-motech skid plate, as well as the leo vince skb exhaust installed on my bike. but after installing the skidplate (exhaust was already installed when i bought the bike) I noticed that it dosn't sit where its suppost to. this is due to the fact that the exhaust clamp on the after market part has been mooved toward the back end of the bike, also as the skidplate sits the plate getts close as it moves towards the exhaust (pics will do better at showing this)
Anyway, I would like to know if any of you had an issue like this, my options so far are to drill a hole in the skidplate to allow the clamp to sit properly, or to try and find a exhaust clamp and spring (which my local dealer didn't carry, likely due to the fact that they come in may different shape/size)
Anything eles you guys could come up with is greatly appricated.
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Hard to tell from your pics (out of focus...), but can you just rotate the clamp to get that part to another area?

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As long as we are asking questions about skid plates...is there a skid plate that mounts completely by way of the frame? I see no purpose in a skid plate that uses engine or exhaust mounting points.

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It does seem like you should be able to rotate the clamp, but if not, you can move the pan a bit.

If you loosen the four main mount connections (where the brackets join the motor) you'll find you can move the pan around quite a bit. You might also need to slightly loosen the bolts on the pan itself. It takes some trial and error, as tightening those bolts again will reduce your clearances. Take care not to damage the rubber bushings on the pan. They are made of an expensive unobtainium compound.
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As long as we are asking questions about skid plates...is there a skid plate that mounts completely by way of the frame? I see no purpose in a skid plate that uses engine or exhaust mounting points.
Yes - the one pictured. It's an S-W Motech. Mounts to the engine mounts. (I have TWO of 'em....)

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