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    Sw motech skid plate
    on: Aug 15, 2021, 03.29 pm
    Aug 15, 2021, 03.29 pm
    Anyone on here fit a sw motech skid plate to their Ct?...if so did you get any hassle taking out the right side engine bolt. Tried today to fit mine but the right side engine bolt will only turn under severe pressure and i have got it less than half way out, but dont want to keep going in case something goes pear shaped. I know the engine bolts are meant to be torqued tight but this one took a lot to open it and it feels like its under a lot of load turning...i hate leaving a job half done 😄😄

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    Re: Sw motech skid plate
    Reply #1 on: Aug 15, 2021, 04.23 pm
    Aug 15, 2021, 04.23 pm
    Try putting a jack under the engine to lift it ever so slightly, just to prevent hanging on the bolt.

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    Re: Sw motech skid plate
    Reply #2 on: Aug 15, 2021, 05.29 pm
    Aug 15, 2021, 05.29 pm
    Cheers mate i was thinking of that...but the mrs was working and she had the jack in her car..it'll have to wait tlil tomorrow

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    Re: Sw motech skid plate
    Reply #3 on: Aug 16, 2021, 02.51 pm
    Aug 16, 2021, 02.51 pm
    I installed the SW Motech plate several months ago.  No issues with those bolts and I don't recall that I needed any jacking.  Removed and replaced one bolt at a time without an issue.  I would certainly take Ray's suggestion if a bolt was overly difficult to remove. 

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    Re: Sw motech skid plate
    Reply #4 on: Aug 16, 2021, 05.07 pm
    Aug 16, 2021, 05.07 pm
    Well tried the car jack and still no joy, so brought it down to a mechanic i know and he ended up snapping the bolt trying to get it out 🤯🤯. So left the whole skid plate kit to him and get him to fit it 😁😁😁...lol. The joys of biking 😃😃

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    Re: Sw motech skid plate
    Reply #5 on: Aug 16, 2021, 10.09 pm
    Aug 16, 2021, 10.09 pm
    I didn't have a center stand when I installed my motech skidplate.  The left side bolts into the skidplate was the worst for me.  I put motech crash bars on at the same time.

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    Re: Sw motech skid plate
    Reply #6 on: Aug 17, 2021, 11.50 am
    Aug 17, 2021, 11.50 am
    When I fitted my Hepco and Becker, I remember one of the engine mount spacers being a lot tighter than the other side.

     



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