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So earlier I was leaving a friends apartment and scraped a speed bump ( I was told by another member not to worry about it, and I'm sorry for asking again.) and am concerned with the scrape. Should I worry about this? Thanks in advanced for all feedback.


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My Jackpot is very low from factory, and i scraped many times, the speedbumps are just too high here .... So i scraped the bottom many times

I would like to make a bottom engine cover out of stainless steel round bar ....
1 in the center & 2 half way the block .... But i never got arround to it

So if it does not leak then just do not worry

I always stand-up with my feet on the ground at really high speed bumps .... Thats how high they can be here

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Yeah I double checked it and it seem to not be leaking anything. My brother put a good point out that there would not be oil going where that bolt is.
 

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You don't say what bike you have, so I can only assume it's a Cross bike. If it is, I have a Tiger Tank hurky skid plate for sale cheap. You don't even tell us where you are, so I can't say if I'd deliver it or not.
 

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Dunno if that skid plate fits your HB, since it came off a XC.
 

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You should measure the SAG on your rear shock also ...

It is easy to do


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Now put it in your memory bank and go slow over speed bumps.
Just keep your eyes open
 

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Now put it in your memory bank and go slow over speed bumps.
Just keep your eyes open

I feel like an idiot I have been riding for 7 years now and for some reason I seem to be doing dumb stuff on this bilke. Tonight leaving work speed bump I was like ah not this time and didn't clear it all the way and caught the side of it and it kinda pushed me over to the right. The tires were find I just don't know why all of the sudden I am having issues.
 

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So earlier I was leaving a friends apartment and scraped a speed bump ( I was told by another member not to worry about it, and I'm sorry for asking again.) and am concerned with the scrape. Should I worry about this? Thanks in advanced for all feedback.


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No. Just go over them at minimum speed, like 2 MPH.
 

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I feel like an idiot I have been riding for 7 years now and for some reason I seem to be doing dumb stuff on this bilke. Tonight leaving work speed bump I was like ah not this time and didn't clear it all the way and caught the side of it and it kinda pushed me over to the right. The tires were find I just don't know why all of the sudden I am having issues.
Again i will say:

I always stand-up with my feet on the ground at really high speed bumps .... Thats how high they can be here where i live, also on/off the ferries ....

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You go where you are looking. Look at that pothole and you will hit it. Just saying.
 

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Also consider that if you add a skid plate your bike will be even lower and drag sooner.
So will lowering the bike. I was cruising slowly through a motel parking lot I was unfamiliar with and hit a high speed bump I didn't see due to all the paint worn off it and my attention being elsewhere looking for a parking place.

When the bike hit the skid plate it stunned me. If it wasn't there I'm sure I would have cracked or broken the oil pan part of the engine ruining the engine. I figure that skid plate paid for itself 10 times over plus a lot of downtime and effort on my part and the nightmare and expense of getting the bike home.

That was on the XC. I really wish there was a skid plate available for my KP but at least the KP sits a bit higher and it's not so heavy so if it comes down on a speed bump it won't hit so hard. My XC is also lowered 1" on the back end so that might translate to .5" in the engine area.
 

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I new a old drinking buddy that blow out the transmission on a 74 sporty. I got to see the damage before and after. He had the pieces welded back into the case and put it all back together. Couldn't believe it when he got it back on the road.

Wisconsin Superior Motorcycle Services has some of the best case/ head welders in the business. That was about 20 years ago for me though.
 

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