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SW-MOTECH Aluminum Skid Plate Engine Guard for Kawasaki KLR650 '08-'18

SW-MOTECH Aluminum Skid Plate Engine Guard for Kawasaki KLR650 '08-'18

$192.95
SKU: MSS.08.469.10001

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The SW-MOTECH aluminum skid plate engine guard for Kawasaki KLR650 protects the undercarriage and vulnerable lower engine cases from damaging stones and other trail obstacles. Hearty 4 mm thick alloy plate is welded into a single structural unit for exceptional strength to ensure . This indispensable engine guard is mounted with recessed hardware to prevent damaged bolt heads and rubber grommets to isolate vibrations and absorb impacts. A drain bolt access port makes oil changes are a breeze without requiring removal. Flared edges provide lateral protection while incorporating laser cut vents to promote airflow so the motor stays cool.

Installation is 100% bolt-on with no drilling, cutting, welding or other modifications necessary. Prevent stones, debris, roots and other trail obstacles from causing expensive and possibly catastrophic damage to your motorcycle and install an over-engineered German skid plate from the protection experts at SW-MOTECH!

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Features:

  • Hearty 4 mm thick aluminum
  • Fully welded construction
  • Single structural unit
  • Improved lateral protection
  • Extended protection covers beyond oil drain plug
  • Laser cut ventilation slots
  • Vents promote airflow to aid engine cooling
  • Recessed lower mounting hardware
  • Rubber grommets absorb vibrations
  • Top level protection for oil pain and lower engine case
  • Oil drain hole allows servicing without skid removal
  • Compatible with all OEM equipment
  • Designed and engineered in Germany
  • Improve strength over previous riveted designs
  • No drilling, cutting, welding or other modifications necessary
  • 100% bolt-on installation
  • Compatible with or without crash bars mounted
  • Available in brushed aluminum or powder coated black

What's in the box:

  • SW-MOTECH skid plate
  • Mounting hardware
  • Installation instructions

Note: The MSS.08.469.10001 is not compatible with the GIVI TN421 crash bars.

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Customer Reviews
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Purchased a black finished unit for my 2018 KLR 650. This newer version is fully welded and extremely well made. It is, however, a bugger to install. After failing miserably with my first attempt, and reviewing the process. I tried again with the aid of a scissor jack (that I use on my Harley) and a small Phillips screwdriver. Bolting up the back two fasteners finger tight, I pried the front bolts into alignment with the screwdriver one at a time, applied pressure with the jack to hold the unit in place, popped in the remaining two bolts and torqued them down. I did add lock nuts to the back side of the top bolts as insurance. Don't let installation woes discourage you from getting one of these. Once mounted, it's solid, looks good and will serve you better than the stock plastic "dish pan". (Posted on 9/10/2018)
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This skid plate looks great and has been manufactured very well. I was nervous with the fitment from previous reviews but it wasn’t too difficult. I had to do some prying against my crashbars to get the last bolt, but all in all i did it myself with a few cuss words in about 30 mins. If you have a mechanical mind you will figure it out. I gave it four stars due to the slightly annoying install. (Posted on 8/10/2018)
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Thank you to twisted throttle for the quick delivery and great service. This skid plate is well built but the fit was terrible. I had to open up the slots with a die grinder. Not a big deal, but it turned a 5 minute job into a 30 minute job. At this price, a quick bolt on plate is expected. (Posted on 5/12/2018)
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I have absolutely no complaints about Twisted Throttle!! Great folks!
Tried to install skid plate and front holes are WAY OFF!!! maybe half and inch. Was going to send it back but decided to drill new holes instead. Quality construction but a bit on the expensive side for what your getting. (Posted on 4/2/2018)
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Was tough t install.
Looks very good on the bike!
Fits with my Dirt Racks crash bars
I would recommend (Posted on 4/1/2018)
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Very tight fit, but with two people prying and shiming you can get it on with no modifications.
In all its a item i wouldnt go without. Thick and light weight aluminum perfect for the adventure rider or the dailey comuter.

Highly recomended. (Posted on 8/27/2017)
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My stock ABS skid plate was broken and needed replacing. After reading reviews of the various replacements available for my 2010 KLR I was was hesitant to order the SW-MOTECH product. I don't know if they have improved the fit of this product since some of the reviews out there but mine fit perfectly. I have the SW-MOTECH crash bars (great product) and the skid plate bolted right on. Really solid product, better engine protection, and looks great. (Posted on 8/21/2017)
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I purchased this for fathers day for my dads bike and spent several hours laying in the dirt attempting to put it on. Finally got it on by putting the back bolts on first and then using a floor jack to push the left side plate up the remaining 3/4 inch so one side lined up. then had to go to the other side and do the same. looks nice now, but do not purchase unless you have the time, a floor jack, and perceiverance. (Posted on 7/26/2017)
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Many complain that the SW Motech Skid Plate does not fit. The truth is, however, that
it does fit. The fit is very precise and it does require some fore thought and a little
extra effort, but it can be done. I found the install was a little easier if the two rear bolts
were installed first, then you can use a long screwdriver as a pry bar through the front
slot to help align the front bolt holes. Once installed, it's rock solid and it looks great. (Posted on 6/29/2017)
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I took delivery of this a couple of weeks ago and I still haven't gotten it mounted yet.
It is a well designed piece, but as I think I've read before it does not fit well. Others have drilled or elongated holes, I'm not willing to do that to a brand new, expensive accessory. Going to work on it a bit again this weekend, hope I can muscle it in place. Sorry folks, I'm just not as impressed as I should be. (Posted on 4/26/2017)
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I like many have experienced difficulty fitting this to the KLR. I needed a floor jack to get the front mounting holes into position on my 2013 KLR. Many others have reported the same problem. Great product and mates perfectly with the SW crash bars but the fit needs to be corrected. If I had to remove this in the field I would never get it mounted again. (Posted on 4/19/2017)
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great looking however this part is still plagued with fitment issues. sadly i have to make a new front upper mount so i don't have to drill new holes in the skid plate. (Posted on 3/19/2017)
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bought this for a 2016 klr650. nice looking plate but the mounting holes are off by a mile. It's gonna need some modifications. expected way more for the price. (Posted on 3/11/2017)
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Twisted throttle is awesome, there shipping is lightening fast no complaints! But this skid has some serious fit issue. We installed 2 of them today on a 11 & 15 model klr. Holes were off 3/8" of inch or more. We tried every possible way and the bolts just won't line up. Finally filed the top two slots and got it on . The other my bike I bent my factory mounts and used a floor jack and lots of muscle and got it on.... This is a horrible Motech surly you can beat this! Think I'm going to remove mine and file the slots longer.. The skid seems well made and Very durable but the fit is awful... (Posted on 12/26/2016)
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This is the newly designed skid plate from SW-Motech, just brought out this year 2016 for the 2008-2016 KLR650 group. I bought this a month ago and the skid plate came very well packed in bubble wrap. (The plate is so tough, it did not even need the bubble wrap).The skid plate is made of heavy duty gage metal and the color is a medium/dark grey and blends in well with my 2015 KLR650. The installation was extremely tight. I had to use a small bottle jack to get enough pressure upward to reach the two upper fastner areas and this is without using two of the four rubber grommets supplied, because with using the other two grommets, then the plate would not fit. When installing, use the grommets on the bottom and push up to reach the two other fastner holes. Keep in mind that my original skid plate is very close to the same size as the new one from SW-Motech. The KLR installers compressed the original plastic plate on so hard that when I took off the last fastner it made a 'twang sound' and I found two cracks from the stretching and compressing that the installers did with the plastic skid plate installation. I am not sure if all KLR's are with this tight design or my bike is just the odd one of the bunch. Anyways, I absolutely love the looks and toughness of this skid plate and I feel this is the thickest and most heaviest duty skid plate of them all. And you will NOT have to buy the shorter oil plug, you can use your stock oil plug. Nice added design guys! You will not be disappointed with this skid plate! I also bought the brake cyclinder cover and both parts match perfectly! Bravo! (Posted on 8/15/2016)
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