Originally Posted by SLIV3R
Skid plate is a very good idea the standard one is like tinfoil just get somthing that will protect the clutch cover as well.
A decent set of crash bars mine definately saved me a decent amount on paint work.
And remove the little rubber bits from the foot pegs much better grip in wet conditions.
Otherwise congrats on the awesome bike
Stock skid plate is fine for mild offroading/adventure riding...I made mine from carbon fiber and kevlar and it's more lightweight than aftermarket aluminum ones, plus it's MINE...Here's what I did to it today after trying to climb 4 very high consecutive steps that I've climbed in the past (when I was 25lbs lighter)...a black spray can and maybe some raisin will bring it back to old shine status...(maybe add 1 leaf of C/F)...