Hemisphere Outdoor products

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Hemisphere Outdoor products

Post by Marine Corps Codu » Thu May 02, 2019 12:50 pm

On Wednesday I received my lens protection kit and skid plate from Hemisphere Outdoors. WOW! Talk about nice workmanship!

Install of the lens protectors was quick and easy. A couple of the long screws that were provided seemed too long at first try, but with a little additional pressure they seated well.

Then came the skid plate installation. I utilized two ramps to raise the bike about 6 inches. Certainly worth it! The two outside clamp installation were easy. A little "figuring out" (aka guessing) where to place them and I was good to go for the inside clamps. This was more difficult, but using the other previously installed clamps as references made it easier. I found that due to the tightness of space I needed to slightly bend the female portion of the clamp to insert the male portion. Once inserted everything went smoothly.

Just remember to NOT tighten the clamps onto the bike frame until the attachment bolts are firmly tightened into the skid plate. Then tighten the clamps and you have one fine looking, well-built plate.

Now to wait for the driving light protection and THIS mod will be complete!
Keith Birkhofer
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1947 Cushman Motor Scooter
1958 Cushman Motor Scooter
1964 Yamaguchi
1965 Honda 250
1968 KZ100
1960 Honda 55 (2 of them)
2002 Honda Gold Wing
2006 Ural Patrol
2005 BMW GS1200
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Re: Hemisphere Outdoor products

Post by mattzahr » Fri May 03, 2019 9:13 pm

Thanks for the head's up on the skid plate placement - I put mine on this evening, went smoother when I followed some "guidance"....
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Re: Hemisphere Outdoor products

Post by LVGS » Wed May 08, 2019 2:28 am

Keith, would you mind taking some pics of your skid plate - I would like to get a sense of how you spaced the clamps.

I received mine today i.e. in addition to a reverse shifter and couldn’t agree with you more, the workmanship is excellent.

Best regards from your neighbours to the north!
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Post by Marine Corps Codu » Sat May 11, 2019 7:42 pm

Several years ago I had a BMW R1200GS that I installed a "bug shield" I made of plexiglass over the rock guard on the headlight. I made it and installed as it was difficult to clean the many, many, many bugs on the light. Cleaning the plexiglass was quick and easy.

So I thought, after installing the headlight rock guard and the driving light rock guard from Hemisphere Outdoors, that I should do the same. I used a Dremel cutoff wheel and sanding wheel to cut it out and dress the edges. I didn't take a lot of time in perfecting it, but will certainly do better on the 2nd ones. Here are photos of them. I used small 4" zip ties to secure them. The one on the headlight I left the zip long so I could snug it up as needed. Being the rock protector on the headlight is rounded I imagine the plexiglass shield will, over time, mold itself to the rounded guard, hence being able to snug it up as necessary. The one on the driving lights was secured and the ends removed as no future adjustment will be necessary.


I believe Hemisphere Outdoors will be considering adding them to their arsenal of products. I know I love the ease of cleaning the lights now.

Be safe!
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Keith Birkhofer
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Former Bikes:
1947 Cushman Motor Scooter
1958 Cushman Motor Scooter
1964 Yamaguchi
1965 Honda 250
1968 KZ100
1960 Honda 55 (2 of them)
2002 Honda Gold Wing
2006 Ural Patrol
2005 BMW GS1200
2018 Ural Gear Up

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Re: Hemisphere Outdoor products

Post by Marine Corps Codu » Sat May 11, 2019 7:45 pm

LVGS wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 2:28 am
Keith, would you mind taking some pics of your skid plate - I would like to get a sense of how you spaced the clamps.

I received mine today i.e. in addition to a reverse shifter and couldn’t agree with you more, the workmanship is excellent.

Best regards from your neighbours to the north!
Photographing the installed plate is really difficult. Not much room under there. The attachment on the left side is easy. Front and back holes on the plate worked well. On the right one I believe the front bolt was on the 2nd hole from the front. The rear bolt was on the back hole of the plate.

Hopefully you have it attached by now. Sorry for the late reply.

Be safe!
Keith Birkhofer
Marine By Choice
2018 Gear Up
Former Bikes:
1947 Cushman Motor Scooter
1958 Cushman Motor Scooter
1964 Yamaguchi
1965 Honda 250
1968 KZ100
1960 Honda 55 (2 of them)
2002 Honda Gold Wing
2006 Ural Patrol
2005 BMW GS1200
2018 Ural Gear Up

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Re: Hemisphere Outdoor products

Post by treeman1942 » Sat May 11, 2019 9:13 pm

Okay, I just installed the Hemisphere Outdoors fog light mesh guard, excellent quality for sure. Now, I'm seriously considering ordering the mesh headlight protector. My fairing is still on backorder, but will the headlight mesh protector interfere at all with the fairing?
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Re: Hemisphere Outdoor products

Post by Marine Corps Codu » Sat May 11, 2019 11:20 pm

I hope not! Fairing is coming on Wednesday to dealer. Will let you know, but I feel confident there will be no problem.
Keith Birkhofer
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2018 Gear Up
Former Bikes:
1947 Cushman Motor Scooter
1958 Cushman Motor Scooter
1964 Yamaguchi
1965 Honda 250
1968 KZ100
1960 Honda 55 (2 of them)
2002 Honda Gold Wing
2006 Ural Patrol
2005 BMW GS1200
2018 Ural Gear Up

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Re: Hemisphere Outdoor products

Post by LVGS » Sun May 12, 2019 1:02 pm

Marine Corps Codu wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 7:45 pm

Photographing the installed plate is really difficult. Not much room under there. The attachment on the left side is easy. Front and back holes on the plate worked well. On the right one I believe the front bolt was on the 2nd hole from the front. The rear bolt was on the back hole of the plate.

Hopefully you have it attached by now. Sorry for the late reply.

Be safe!
Thanks Keith, that’s very helpful. I haven’t had a chance to install it yet as I’ve decided to wait until after the fist 500 km service.
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‘17 BMW R1200RS
‘10 BMW R1200GS

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