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SW-Motech Aluminum Engine Guard Skid Plate for Suzuki DL650 V-Strom '04-'11

SW-Motech Aluminum Engine Guard Skid Plate for Suzuki DL650 V-Strom '04-'11

SKU: MSS.05.296.10001.B

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This SW-Motech Aluminum Engine Guard Skid Plate has a new design with a 4mm-thick aluminum base plate and 2.5mm-thick side plates for heavy-duty, light-weight protection. Redesigned rear mounting bracket prevents damage to screw heads when sliding over rocks.

Two-tone Black and Aluminum finish

Installation of the SW-MOTECH skid plate requires previous installation of the SW-MOTECH crash bars, which are sold separately.

The SW-MOTECH skid plate is not compatible with Givi or Hepco-Becker crash bars without the use of an additional adapter kit (sold separately).

The SW-MOTECH skid plate can be used without a center stand, or with the SW-MOTECH, Suzuki or Hepco-Becker center stand.

4mm-thick base plate and 2.5mm-thick side plates overlap at the seams to provide 6.5mm-thick rails on the outer edges of the skid plate for added strength and stability. (See photo at bottom right.)

The skid plate has a pre-drilled hole in the bottom so that the oil drain plug bolt can be accessed without removing the skid plate. This allows the oil to be changed without removing the skid plate. In order to change the oil filter, the skid plate's two rear mounting screws must be removed, and the two front mounting screws must be loosened to allow the skid plate to pivot out forward and allow access to the oil filter.

No other holes are present in the bottom of the skid plate; the cutout that was present in previous versions of the skid plate has been eliminated. (See photos on right.)

Only two screws need to be removed from the plate to allow access behind the skidplate to change the oil and filter.

Check out the totally Twisted Suzuki DL650 which is outfitted with this Twisted component
Manufacturer # MSS.05.296.10001/B

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Customer Reviews
Review by Guest
I installed the engine guard and skid plate on my 2005 DL650. The parts are very high quality and great looking. I also installed the center stand at the same time and everything bolted on easily. It took a little thought to figure out which to install first but I figured out that the engine guards should go on first, then the skid plate (which uses the engine guard as front support) and then the center stand. I left everything slightly loose until done, then I tightened everything. Instructions are not great; just pictures, but with a little patience I figured it out quickly. Total install time for all 3 parts was about 2 hours. (Posted on 2/3/2016)
Review by Rio
a necessity from street to off road. great product (Posted on 6/17/2015)
Review by magyver
Have had this guard for about a year and a half now. Found it to be the best looking guard on the market and appeared very sturdy. After going over a dip on a gravel road with a rock hidden on the other side , I found it IS very sturdy. Saved my oil filter and engine itself. Never left a mark on the guard but did break a couple of rivets. Considering how hard I hit, very impressive. (Posted on 9/27/2014)
Review by sdyer
The guard was easy to mount and took me about 45 minutes to install. It is lighter in weight than some other skid plate brands I have seen for the strom and I think this is a plus. The minus is it is a bit pricy but once I got the guard in my hands to look it over I saw how well made it is. The quality I see in its manufacturing, welding and powder coating took some of the sting out of the cost for it. I think this will be more than adequate in protecting the really exposed oil filter/oil cooler. (Posted on 8/29/2014)
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