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Old 11-22-2012, 08:57 PM   #16
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Just asking if its really, really heavy weight wise.
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:12 PM   #17
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I have the steel skid plate from yann .
Yes it is heavy. after installing it. I didnt notice the weight at all. seeing as it is mounted on the bottom of the bike .
If it were 12lbs mounted up high i would have noticed the difference .
As for strength. It is tough as hell.
I have smashed some nice sized rocks with it and can find any dents.
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Old 11-23-2012, 03:22 AM   #18
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Just asking if its really, really heavy weight wise.
Yes. It's heavy. Do you notice it? No. Is it worth it? Definitely. If you need more convincing, there's a thread somewhere about an SW Motech Skid Plate Failure and a cracked engine case.
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:49 AM   #19
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Ive had a steel one for a few months now. Works great. I have banged it off a bunch of rocks and scrapped it over dirt many times. I get a good feeling inside whenever i hear gravel ping off of it, knowing that the engine is being protected.
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:03 AM   #20
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Just ordered the steel one...I figure what the hell, the scoot already weighs a ton, whats a couple more pounds gonna hurt? lol
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Old 11-14-2013, 08:26 AM   #21
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Touratech Crash Bars?

I know this is an old thread but figured I'd ask - Has anyone used the enduro guardian skid with Touratech crash bars? I emailed Yann and he said he has no direct experience but said he's head from a few customers that they "made it work"... I wonder what that entails?
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Old 06-01-2014, 03:19 PM   #22
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I like mine. I got the aluminum with the hwy pegs and side stand switch protector ... I've kicked up a lot of small logs to feel confident that had I not had the switch protector, I might have been walking home.
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Old 06-01-2014, 03:21 PM   #23
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Old 06-01-2014, 03:21 PM   #24
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...and kick stand switch protector
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Old 06-01-2014, 03:29 PM   #25
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Here's a link to a post Yann wrote pitching his skid plate: Suzuki V-strom skid plate for DL650
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Old 06-01-2014, 11:45 PM   #26
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I have this one as well. Like it a lot - good protection, and the highway pegs really were worth their weight in gold last summer when doing 8000 km.

The only slight detail I would want differently on it is that the bolts should all be metric. Every other bolt on the entire bike is, but I had to get an extra tool for this to carry. But it's a small, small detail.

Did anyone check the fit with the new -14 DL1k? Wouldn't believe it fits, but you never know..
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Old 06-02-2014, 08:02 AM   #27
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I have this one as well. Like it a lot - good protection, and the highway pegs really were worth their weight in gold last summer when doing 8000 km.

The only slight detail I would want differently on it is that the bolts should all be metric. Every other bolt on the entire bike is, but I had to get an extra tool for this to carry. But it's a small, small detail.

Did anyone check the fit with the new -14 DL1k? Wouldn't believe it fits, but you never know..
the skid plate itself will work just fine but the rear bracket needs to be modified as the holes are not spaced the same on the new bike as they were the old bike. the new 1000 has about an inch grader spacing between the holes on the left side where the kickstand mounts as the old bike.
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Old 06-02-2014, 11:19 AM   #28
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my bike came with one ... I took it off, at least for now.

it may well be the best plate in the world, but it is heavy and bulky and you cannot do oil & filter changes with it in place.

when it's time for Alaska and Baja it will go bak on .... till then it's resting
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Old 06-02-2014, 03:58 PM   #29
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What crash bars do you guys use with the skid plate? I am only worried about the vibrations with Givi crash bars but I have seen threads that have addressed the issue but I am just wondering what you guys are using.

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Old 06-02-2014, 04:20 PM   #30
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What crash bars do you guys use with the skid plate? I am only worried about the vibrations with Givi crash bars but I have seen threads that have addressed the issue but I am just wondering what you guys are using.

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I use Givi bars with the Enduro Guardian plate. prior to mounting the bars, I put spray foam and some lead shot in them. I had the stainless plate and just switched to the aluminum. No vibrations that I can feel.

These plates work extremely well, and oil changes take an extra 5 minutes to lower the back end, but certainly not an issue.
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