Originally Posted by jdrocks
here ya go...
same gravel guard i had on the bike that went up the dalton, but i changed the mounts for the 2010 trip. works well, and comes back from the trips with a bunch of dings and missing paint, so it's protecting the engine as designed. although it's very sturdy, i still don't call it a skid plate. i might change it again for this build.
I am getting the SW Mowtech crash guards from twisted throttle...
Do you really recommend the Mowtech skid plates...
I could get something fabricated. Something similar to the skidplate in the pic above.
Regarding the mounting in the picture. If there is an impact from below, doesn't the skid plate mount (just before the exhaust muffler) transmit all of that to the engine?