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Ricochet Skid Plate Sound Dampener (my solution, tested and works 98% of resonant sounds stopped)

Required:

1) 2" x 1-1/2" x 3/16" medium hardness rubber pad or equivalent,
I used rubber mounting pad from Samsung Solid State Drive (SSD) mounting kit.
2) .357" punch
3) Hammer
4) Sharp knife
5) Ruler
6) Pencil or marker

Instructions:

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Take rubber pad above and trace out two 1" x 1" squares

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Cut out squares using sharp knife or scissors and retrieve your punch

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Using hammer and a piece of wood punch center holes in rubber pads

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Mount each rubber pad between Ricochet plate and left/right motor mount brackets

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That's all folks! No more high pitched annoying sounds coming off your new skid plate...

(not sure how I attached the last two thumbnails but the editor won't let me get rid of them LOL)
 

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My Ricochet showed up yesterday, and I liked the idea of dampening any odd noises it may bring. No idea if it sounds any different than without them, but I certainly didn't notice any high pitched noise.

Hockey puck and a hole saw:




Drilled out to bolt size:


Chucked in the slicemaster 5000:


Go go gadget rubber things:




 

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What, no grommet like sleeve to further isolate bolt threads from Ricochet plate? :p

Actually both the above posts are good innovations

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Nice set of equipment you've got to work with. I do like my punch better though lol
It's not as fancy as it looks. Small benchtop drill press from whichever box store chain sells Delta, and a little baby Atlas/Craftsman 6" lathe from craigslist.


What, no grommet like sleeve to further isolate bolt threads from Ricochet plate? :p
Well, since you mentioned it... You can see a bit of a protruding inside lip left by the parting tool in the shot below (right side of long bolt, inside of bracket). I oriented all the discs so that the protrusions all faced inward to the skidplate itself for that very reason. So not a full sleeve, but the threads are at least partially isolated.

 

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Sweet! Think you could do something for the high pitch noise of a Speed Triple? :rolleyes: triumph speed triple.jpeg
 

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I'll sure as hell try, but I will need a test unit here for extended and very thorough evaluation and prototyping.

That thing has a similar lighting setup to what I'm working on for the TW.


Designed around a TruckLite 7" LED headlight and their 4" round foglight with yellow Lamin-X on it, same as I use on the cars that take the 7" rounds.
 
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