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    reduce noise from skid plate

    I want to buy a better skid plate. I have read a bunch of old posts on different ways to reduce the echo off the plate, but I can't find if any of these ways worked. anybody know?
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    On my DR650 I sprayed the plate with undercoating put a few coats on.
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    Try gluing on some wetsuit kind of material, or some foamy rubber.
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    that sounds good but do they work?
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    twilight I just wanted to hear from someone who is already using an aftermarket skidplate. it is going to cost me north of $175 for a cheaper plate and I don't take that lightly. I was just asking for some constructive help
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    Unfortunately I do not have the answer. I was going to try gluing on strips of old inner tube before I mounted the ricochet; but worried about oil or crud build-up.

    What I did was cut small pieces of a popped rear tube and cut holes for bolts in them; then put them between every metal to metal contact point. Bolt head - tube - plate - tube - washer - tube - nut. Also between curved rear mounting hangers and frame, and a strip across the rear of the plate where it snugs up against the frame.

    It does not sound bad to me - BUT - until I hear it next to, or swap rides with a straight bolted on ricochet; I still cannot answer your question...except "I" have not noticed any bad sound effect from it this way. -J-

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    Hmmmmm.............all I hear is motorcycle Yeah I can hear all the whirling, clicking, whining brapping...............but Im supposed to.....................its a motorcycle
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    I certainly noticed a little more engine noise when i went from the factory plate to the aluminum ricochet/msr/moose style plate. Not enough noise to bother me.

    At the end of the day you have a choice to make. Significantly better engine protection or slightly less noise.

    I chose engine protection as i don't really want to bash a rock thru the case.
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    I understand your wish to reduce engine noise, as I notice the "machinery like" sound my TW makes. But, I also think it is a good thing to be able to hear those mechanical sounds so that I can hear if something is not right with the engine. Just my 2 cents worth. My opinion is worth what you paid for it. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by grewen View Post
    that sounds good but do they work?
    I have tried both in the past. I don't think undercoating helps that much, maybe a little. I know the wetsuit foamy type rubber works, even then, probably only 10% to 15% at best.
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