Teamed up with the new venting shown above we have a new bracket and with these changes we've decided to call it the V3!
New for 2013 it fits all years of F800 GS/ F700 GS and F650 GS twins!!
Here's the new bracket in the foreground compared to the previous one:
It's significantly stronger and also has other improvements
-1.5x the surface area of the previous one to give excellent resistance from the skid plate moving any direction. It's both taller and wider.
-The front face is obviously very thick and the big reason for that is we have maximized the thread depth to 12mm. The threads are also rolled
and not cut so they are stronger. Since the bracket is CNC'd alu it's still only 93g (3.3 oz).
-The front hardware has been bumped up to M8 from the previous M6. The 5mm allen head is also more user friendly because it's less likely to strip out and it's also a much stronger interface that you can apply more torque to. The M8 bolts are fit perfectly through the skid plate holes and with the increased torque will offer an attachment that will reduce the likely hood of any movement of the skid plate.
-The attachment arms are taller and even a little shorter that the previous version for max strength
-It works with all previous versions of our skid plates without any modifications to the skid plate
We always keep existing owners in mind!
A few more pics:
We are going to offer a special promo deal for existing customers that would like to upgrade to the new bracket as well. More on that in a bit!
On that note V3 skid plates are going to start shipping this week. Thanks to everyone for your patience and we have a bit of a back log but don't worry we are working on getting them out!
Thanks very much!