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I had just purchased a new skid plate for my TW from Procycle and was about to install it on my bike when I noticed how sharp the waterjet cut edges were. I decided it needed to have the edges smoothed out as I about cut myself on the sharp edges while trying to install it on the motor. Are all the skidplates from Ricochet this way? After fileing all the edges the install was farly easy but I did have to bend up the lower rear wire loop up with a hammer to allow the rear clamps to fit to the plate flat. I did not realize how much air gap there would be between the motor and plate, at least an inch in most places. The Rcochet plate does provide great coverage and protection but with some reduced ground clearance. After the install I took the bike for a ride around the neighborhood and noticed a tinny buzzing vibration comeing from bellow the motor that wasn't there before. I chacked all thebolts and clamps and all are very tight so I think the buzzing is caused from the metal to metal contact and engine vibration. From this I have decided to wrap the rear cross tubes were the clamps go with duct tape and place some rubber spacers between the skid plate and the bottom of the motor. Anyone else have this same experiance with this skid plate? It looks great but sounds awfull!