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inspector




PostSubject: skid plate (flatland or ricochet)   Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:44 pm

Sorry, I know there are other threads but...

Which one FlatLand or Ricochet?

Price is close enough that it will be one of the two. I've seen plenty of Flatland pics close up but not any good ones of the Ricochet.

*ordering tomorrow so....
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DanLap




PostSubject: Re: skid plate (flatland or ricochet)   Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:54 pm

Flatland seem to be built better, but is your call......!
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SheWolf
Alpha Rider



PostSubject: Re: skid plate (flatland or ricochet)   Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:14 pm

*coughs* B&B!!*coughs*

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inspector




PostSubject: Re: skid plate (flatland or ricochet)   Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:16 pm

^^haha, i wish. Price is the factor here, otherwise the B&B is the hottest.
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Dancamp




PostSubject: Re: skid plate (flatland or ricochet)   Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:25 pm

What's so hot with the B&B ?

It looks pretty much like the Flatland. Made from the same material and same shape.
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SheWolf
Alpha Rider



PostSubject: Re: skid plate (flatland or ricochet)   Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:37 pm

Mounts differently (more solid mounting, uses the rear motor mounts), bends are a bit different and it's shiny! Oh and you don't need to use baffling to get rid of noise, as it's doesn't give off any vibrations.

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jason meacham




PostSubject: Re: skid plate (flatland or ricochet)   Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:30 pm

I don't know much about the flatlander but I've got the ricochet and I like it , I've got no complaints.
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skierd




PostSubject: Re: skid plate (flatland or ricochet)   Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:52 pm

I've had both, richochet on the first bike and flatlands now (get the WR250R Flatlands package from Dual Sport Amory, don't forget the forum discount...). I like the flatlands somewhat better, but they are pretty comparable.
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eakins




PostSubject: Re: skid plate (flatland or ricochet)   Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:26 pm

SheWolf wrote:
*coughs* B&B!!*coughs*

thought you said you had a force plate?
http://www.forceaccessories.com.au/Page/Products.php
http://www.bboffroad.com.au/wr_250r_steel_frame.htm
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SheWolf
Alpha Rider



PostSubject: Re: skid plate (flatland or ricochet)   Fri Mar 19, 2010 3:09 pm

I have a B&B skid and a Force Rad guard.

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skierd




PostSubject: Re: skid plate (flatland or ricochet)   Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:39 pm

Hmm thanks for that link, I think I'll get the master cylinder guard at some point. Never liked how exposed it is...
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inspector




PostSubject: Re: skid plate (flatland or ricochet)   Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:24 am

*edit....I went mid-evil on the household garbage. It was nasty. Then I went on a room-by-room cleaning spree. Finally found the little baggy of bolts in the couch cushions as i was vacuuming, right where i was working on lining the skid plate.

uhm....it's been a bad week. Sometime between garbage day and now, my bolts and washers for the FlatLand skidplate has gone missing . If someone wants to be my hero...I could use the the size of the bolts (all 4 the same?).
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inspector




PostSubject: Re: skid plate (flatland or ricochet)   Sun Apr 04, 2010 12:36 pm

well i finally installed the skid plate and...really? Come on!









I wasn't really happy with the fit and finish to begin with, but I figured with the price being so cheap...it was ok. Meaning the edges were very sharp. Also the washers are standard 7/16".
Anyway, looks like i'll be taking it off to machine down the two corners since they are hitting. I know, you are thinking it doesn't pivot at that point so who cares if it is touching. Well if it covered it up more it would be ok, but with it just barely touching it will start to dig in.
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SheWolf
Alpha Rider



PostSubject: Re: skid plate (flatland or ricochet)   Sun Apr 04, 2010 1:42 pm

Oh damn...yeah, that truly sucks. Mine covers all the way to the back of the case.

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router.exe




PostSubject: Re: skid plate (flatland or ricochet)   Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:37 am

should have got the ricochet like i told you.
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Chief_Lee_Visceral




PostSubject: Re: skid plate (flatland or ricochet)   Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:11 pm

I bought the Ricochet in haste because where we ride a lot the rocks make it mandatory. First time I put it on a stand realized that the OEM bolts had to go. Replaced with some tapered ones and kind of countersunk them a little and added that sticky back foam insulation between the frame rails and the plate for sound deadening.
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eakins




PostSubject: Re: skid plate (flatland or ricochet)   Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:00 am

that's lame!

flatland is competing on price.
their rad guard is also obviuosly designed cheaper.
imo their products are not worth it unless you are buying the cheapest.
so they don't even take the time to finish the edges so they are not sharp???

does the utah sport plate come all the back, anyone???
it looks longer.
does it have resonance noise issues like FL?
http://69.94.125.252/store/page255.html

inspector wrote:
well i finally installed the skid plate and...really? Come on!









I wasn't really happy with the fit and finish to begin with, but I figured with the price being so cheap...it was ok. Meaning the edges were very sharp. Also the washers are standard 7/16".
Anyway, looks like i'll be taking it off to machine down the two corners since they are hitting. I know, you are thinking it doesn't pivot at that point so who cares if it is touching. Well if it covered it up more it would be ok, but with it just barely touching it will start to dig in.
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eakins




PostSubject: Re: skid plate (flatland or ricochet)   Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:04 am

skierd wrote:
I've had both, richochet on the first bike and flatlands now (get the WR250R Flatlands package from Dual Sport Amory, don't forget the forum discount...). I like the flatlands somewhat better, but they are pretty comparable.

did the richocet come back farther?
besides some holes drilled up front on the flat land (which i doubt does much) what was different/better?
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olddog




PostSubject: differences   Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:29 pm

The Ricochet that I got from the Thumper Talk store, does come back and cover the frame bottom, probably 2-3 inches longer. Hard to tell, without side by side comparison, but the wings on the Ricochet may not wrap around the sides and cover as well as the Flatland. The Ricochet did bolt right up perfectly. The fasteners are stainless, but agree that the bottom bolts stick down to much, and I will look for some round head allen bolts and change them out.
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malibu_dan




PostSubject: Re: skid plate (flatland or ricochet)   Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:35 pm

My boy has the Richochet, I have the FL. If you guys can unknot your panties long enough I'll take peechurs of both and post them up.

I can tell you from changing the oil last night on both, the bolt hole is bigger on the FL and easier to get your fingers in there. Didn't matter in the end--I still dropped it in the drain buckets
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