I have an '08 to measure to, so I'm not sure if the bolt pattern will be the same as yours.
My brake can only handle 12ga, and a proper skidplate should be 3/16" aluminum to provide any kind of protection.
One project I want to build this year will be a heavy-duty hydraulic press brake capable of bending 1/4" mild steel plate. If and when the time and money allows, of course. 3/16" aluminum is harder to bend than you would ever think.
Originally Posted by DirtyDog
Kirk- so I was thinking maybe you might be able to make skidplates pretty easy with that new brake. Do you have a KLR to measure? You'd be horrified if you saw how much my skidplate resembles hammered shit (when it isn't covered in mud).
My problem with the current shape is that the front side seems to be shovel for mud and it just piles up in there. I figured a proper skidplate/engine guard would extend upward in the front to protect the motor from all the crap flinging off my front tire.