Constructed of a 4mm-thick aluminum base plate and 3mm-thick side plates for heavy-duty, light-weight protection. Where the base plates and side plates overlap, it forms a riveted 7mm-thick rail for extra rigidity. Base plate includes side protectors that wrap around the engine block to provide both bottom and side protection. Fits both U.S./Canadian and European Transalp models.Michael Lendvoyi, owner of a U.S. 1989 model XL600V, wrote to us about the skidplate:
"I was able to get on the TA today for a bit of fire road riding. Here's a photo of my TA on a muddy and snow filled fire road in WA state. The SW-MOTECH skid plate worked and looks great! It's great to roll along listening to the rocks ping against the plate knowing that if the next pot hole is deeper than it looks... at least now I have a chance!"
Dave Steven, owner of a U.S. 1989 model XL600V, wrote to us as well:
"The aluminium skidplate went on without a hitch although there was a rubber grommet in the bag of parts; I haven't figured out where it's supposed to go. No instructions were included - there are only 3 bolts."