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SW-MOTECH aluminum engine guard/skid plate for Kawasaki KLR650 '08-'14 two tone silver & black

$149.49
SKU: MSS.08.347.10001

In stock


 

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. Now available in a 2 tone black & silver finish.

Special Note: This Skid Plate is compatible with the earlier style Crashbars SBL.08.297.10000 & SBL.08.297.10001 which mount to the footpeg mounts but is NOT compatible with the revised Crashbars SBL.08.297.10002 which clamp to the frame instead. If you have or plan to order the revised Crashbars SBL.08.297.10002, please order SW-MOTECH Skid Plate MSS0846910000.  If you are not sure which version your have, please contact our Customer Service at 855-255-5550 and we will be glad to help.

This item will also fit the KLR650 '87-'07 WITHOUT SW-MOTECH Crash Bars. If you plan to install both the crashbars and the skidplate please use part # MSS.08.347.100 for the '87-'07 models only.


Kawasaki KLR 650E Skidplate overview video:



Video review of the SW-MOTECH Kawasaki KLR 650 Demo Bike:



All hardware needed to mount the skidplate is included. Typically installs using basic hand tools. No welding, cutting, or drilling of existing frame or body parts required. Designed to work with OEM components -- we cannot assure fit with aftermarket exhausts or other accessories.

The infamous KLR650 "Doohickey" (the left-side balancer chain tension adjuster) is accessible with the skidplate installed.

The skidplate's front mounting point is hinged so that the skidplate can be pivoted out of the way after releasing the two rear skidplate mount bolts. This makes maintenance and oil changes much faster than with our competitor's non-hinged skidplates.

Designed by Twisted Throttle and produced exclusively for Twisted Throttle by SW-MOTECH.

Special Note: This skid plate CAN be installed WITH Givi TN421 crashbars by using 2 spacers of a reduced thickness of 2mm each on the front bracket. This is number 5 in the parts list of the installation guide at the bottom of this page. If you are handy and can remove 2mm from the existing spacers or can get your hands on 2 spacers with these dimensions: OD: 20, ID: 8.2, H: 14, then you are ready to go.

 

KLR 650 Crash Protection Fitment Compatibility

KLR 650 '08-'15 Crash Bars Skid Plate Center Stand
SBL.08.297.10002 RG.AB0014 GiviTN421 MSS.08.347.10001 MSS.08.469.10000 HPS.08.364.100 HPS.08.473.10000
Crash Bars SBL.08.297.10002       No Yes Yes Yes
RG.AB0014.BK       Yes Yes Yes Yes
Givi TN421       Yes Yes Yes Yes
Skid Plate MSS.08.347.10001 No Yes Yes     Yes Yes
MSS.08.469.10000 Yes Yes Yes     Yes Yes
Center Stand HPS.08.364.100 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes    
HPS.08.473.10000 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes    

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

KLR 650 '86-'07 Crash Bars Skid Plate Center Stand
SBL.08274.100 SBL.08297.10001 SBL.08297.10002 MSS.08347.10001 MSS.08347.10000 MSS.08469.10000 HPS.08321.100
Crash Bars SBL.08274.100       Yes Yes Yes Yes(W/ HW)*
SBL.08297.10001       Yes Yes Yes Yes(W/ HW)*
SBL.08297.10002       No Yes Yes Yes
Skid Plate MSS.08347.10001 Yes Yes No       Yes
MSS.08347.10000 Yes Yes Yes       Yes
MSS.08469.10000 Yes Yes Yes        Yes
Center Stand HPS.08321.100 Yes(W/ HW)* Yes (W/ HW)* Yes Yes Yes  Yes  









**(W/ HW)** With HardWare kit (Free)

Customer Reviews
Review by Lenny
Rating
My only concern so far is the exposed bolt heads on the bottom have no sort of protection? Thinking I could have someone weld some aluminum rings around them with ramp edges to keep from damaging bolt heads on rocks, etc... (Posted on 13-07-24)
Review by Garrett
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Holly S#@T this skid plate is tough. First Ride with my new skid plate a trip to AR and proved great protection on the Fouch Trail System. The Skid Plate was put through a torture bike ride, in the rocky hills, and river crossings, and proved to work. If i had the factory plastic skid plate i would be calling my insurance company for a new bike. It saved the motor, although suffered major damage. The aluminum is light weight but managed major damage. I will be replacing with a new skid plate. Yes with the same brand, because this thing is tough. I would give 5 stars if the aluminum was a little stronger, but then again i might be replacing a tweaked frame, something has to give. Rivits held perfect. (Posted on 13-05-13)
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