SDC 2300 Knuckle protector

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SDC 2300 Knuckle protector

Post by MikeAtKal on Sun 20 Aug 2017, 6:37 am

Heads up to all the SDC users out there for a new knuckle protector being sold on Gumtree by Peter Mahony out of Ballarat in Victoria.
This is a nicely designed 3D printed affair that simply snaps into place and provides effective protection to the susceptible underside of the knuckle, ideal for those that like to 'drag' or work their coil as close as possible to the ground. I've run one for a couple of weeks now without issue, importantly fitment requires no modifications to the detector itself and doesn't interfere with folding up the unit, even with a neoprene arm rest in place.
I reckon it's reasonably priced at $20 plus postage and is a bit of a no-brainer to protect your $3K+ investment.
Peter also sells an arm rest brace for those tired of the self-folding arms and an interesting speaker trumpet for the anti-headphone brigade, I have no experience with either of these so can't comment on them.
PS : I have no affiliation with the seller, just happy to provide a positive recommendation for an Aussie product that addresses one (of the many) SDC inherent design flaws. Mike

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Re: SDC 2300 Knuckle protector

Post by Nightjar on Mon 21 Aug 2017, 1:01 pm

Hi Mike, Have searched Gumtree but can not find the knuckle protectors. Do you have a link?

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Re: SDC 2300 Knuckle protector

Post by hippyty on Mon 21 Aug 2017, 4:35 pm

SDC 2300 Accessory Kit. Knuckle Skid, Arm Rest Brace, Speaker Trumpet on Gumtree [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

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Re: SDC 2300 Knuckle protector

Post by Nightjar on Mon 21 Aug 2017, 4:54 pm

Many thanks Hippy.

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Re: SDC 2300 Knuckle protector

Post by hippyty on Mon 21 Aug 2017, 6:29 pm

No worry, cheers to Keith for the heads up I was gonna knock one up out of 1 inch retic pipe and zip ties like the one on eBay but at that price it's not worth pulling the hacksaw out.

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Re: SDC 2300 Knuckle protector

Post by MikeAtKal on Tue 22 Aug 2017, 7:28 am

I'm all for for DIY but like hippyty mentions, sometimes it's obvious that parting with a few $ is the better choice. In this instance, the ready-made option provides a well designed and manufactured solution the average Joe is unlikely to be able to match or better regardless of the amount of time spent tinkering in the shed.
Personally, I'd rather be out bush swinging adding to my tally of gold finds! Mike

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Re: SDC 2300 Knuckle protector

Post by purple-dragon on Wed 06 Sep 2017, 4:51 pm

Made my own -using blue leggos (ABS plastic) dissolved in acetone -then you wrap your knuckle in gladwrap and form the ABS onto the gladwrap into its required shape and let it dry -once dry pull it off and trim to suit -I put a couple of small lugs on either side to take a rubber ring that holds it in place-its not that bad looking either -you can keep on layering the ABS on the get any thickness you want -mines about a quarter inch so tough as nails-Dragon
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Re: SDC 2300 Knuckle protector

Post by Gwalia23 on Wed 06 Sep 2017, 9:15 pm

I'm still waiting for mine Sleep

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Re: SDC 2300 Knuckle protector

Post by Nightjar on Tue 19 Sep 2017, 8:00 pm

Peter Mahony's protector fits like a glove, perfect. Thanks

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Re: SDC 2300 Knuckle protector

Post by hippyty on Wed 20 Sep 2017, 3:13 pm

I bought the 3 piece kit they're pretty impressive[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
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Re: SDC 2300 Knuckle protector

Post by hippyty on Wed 20 Sep 2017, 3:23 pm

That good I posted the picture 3 times lol scratch

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Re: SDC 2300 Knuckle protector

Post by purple-dragon on Thu 21 Sep 2017, 9:03 am

Wonder if he can do a stubby holder to clip onto my SDC?-Dragon
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Re: SDC 2300 Knuckle protector

Post by Gwalia23 on Wed 27 Sep 2017, 1:19 pm

Received mine before I went bush and can report that all three pieces worked well. Unfortunately they never came with a guarantee to find gold

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Re: SDC 2300 Knuckle protector

Post by Quogmeier on Fri 06 Oct 2017, 8:29 pm

Hi,
I've been trying to locate this add and can only find the old one.
Does anyone have Peter's contact details?
Cheers
Norm

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Re: SDC 2300 Knuckle protector

Post by Paxo on Fri 13 Oct 2017, 2:33 pm

Finders Keepers in Kalgoorlie stock the trumpet and knuckle protector.
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Re: SDC 2300 Knuckle protector

Post by Quogmeier on Sun 15 Oct 2017, 2:43 am

Thanks Paxo,
I'll drop in Monday and check em out.
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