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Old 6 Nov 2007
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xt600 skid plate

Hi, I have an '89 xt, typical cascading troubles. Nothing too bad to overcome though.
Started out with an oil leak at the oil filter cover. Took a box end to the bolt to tighten , and it broke... ya I know..so I want to take the side cover off the engine so I can address the situation. Went to take off the skid plate, but came upon all those rubber caps where the plate bolts to the bottom of the engine. I tried to pull one out but it wants to decapitate itself. Do they just pull out, I imagine they are an aid to stop vibration.
Thanks, Dave, in sunny Prescott Az.
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rubber caps

they are just a posh washer!!

i couldnt find any new ones in spain so i re used 1 old one and made 2 new ones from rubber matt with a piece of plastic gas pipe as a centre piece to keep them seperate.
works fine, use big metal "penny washer" on outside and if you can be brave enough drill out the holes in your frame and re-tap to take a bigger (say 10mm cant remember what i used) bolt rather than the skinny useless original made to snap item!

also buy some 1.5mm thick steel plate 3 pieces one piece to run the centre of the bash plate, the other 2 to do the "wings" at the sides, buy a friend with a welder, a couple of s and get him to weld it up good n strong. saves stones punching big cracks in your engine cases!!
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posh rubber ? skid plate

guess I'll just destroy one to get it out, nobody has run into this?
bump for myself.
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