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SW-Motech Aluminum Engine Guard Skid Plate for Suzuki DL650 V-Strom '12-'16, V-Strom 650 '17-'18 & V-Strom 650XT '15-'18

SW-Motech Aluminum Engine Guard Skid Plate for Suzuki DL650 V-Strom '12-'16, V-Strom 650 '17-'18 & V-Strom 650XT '15-'18

SKU: MSS.05.759.10001.B

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New design with a 4mm-thick base plate and 3mm-thick side plates overlap at the seams to provide 7mm-thick rails on the outer edges of the skid plate for added strength and stability. Two-tone black and aluminum finish.

The SW-MOTECH skid plate can be used with:

Front mounting bracket connects directly to the motorcycle without the need to connect to a crash bar. Recessed rear mounting bracket prevents damage to screw heads when sliding over rocks. Front and rear connection points are rubber mounted to reduce vibration, which lowers noise and the possibility of fracturing the skid plate. The shock absorbing mounting points can be inexpensively replaced if damaged.

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.

To change the oil filter, the skid plate must be removed. This can be achieved by removing four bolts from the bottom of the skid plate and four additional bolts from the front end of the skid plate. The four skid plate mounting brackets can remain attached to the motorcycle. The process of removing and reattaching the skid plate from these points should add no more than 10 minutes to an oil filter change.

Optional SW-MOTECH Skid Plate Toolbox Available

Fitment Note: This skid plate was designed to work with the stock exhaust system. We cannot guarantee fitment or compatibility with any other aftermarket accessories.

Twisted Throttle Tech Tips: Skid Plate Installation Explained

Manufacturer # MSS.05.759.10001/B

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Customer Reviews
Review by Okrider
4 Stars only because I have not 'tested' it against a rock or such. But it should protect the oil filter and exhaust from trail debris.

Quality product like all SW-Motech products. Installed on my 650 V-Strom. Install was simple except removing the bolts that hold on the side stand (you have a center stand right?) was a pain. Use a universal and long extension to remove and install the new bracket and bolts. Finally, contrary to the instructions, I found it easier to install the 4 bottom bolts loosely before installing the 4 front bolts. Not everything lined up correctly and I couldn't flex the front mounting brackets enough to line up the back bottom bolts. The reverse was just easier. (Posted on 2016-05-25)
Review by Husky Man
I am an enduro backwoods explorer by nature. For increased range and comfort I have added a DL650 V-Strom EXP to my toy collection. With limited ground clearance, and the desire to go stupid places, an exhaust and engine skid plate guard was immediately essential.
Twisted Throttle is great to deal with and my new SW-Motech Aluminum Engine Guard Skid Plate arrived at my door step in no time. After removing to OEM plastic under cowling it became obvious how vulnerable the power unit actually is.
Don't be concerned with the apparent weakness of the front portoin of SW-Motech guard design. Once the guard is fully installed you will be impressed with the security and strength under the exhaust and engine where the protection is required.
The most difficult task in the procedure is the removal of the two heavy bolts that mount the side kick stand. Suzuki does not want these bolts to come loose and they never will.
Simply follow the directions and your SW-Motech guard will be installed in no time. Remember to keep the final guard bolts loose until you get them all started.
My engine is safe and bullet proof now. Happy Trails !!! (Posted on 2016-05-19)
Review by Dean
This is where Suzuki dropped the ball. They should have this from the factory. This is a quality item that fit like custom glove. Thank you for your high quality product. (Posted on 2016-03-30)
Review by Davidyya
The looks and finish of this skidplate are outsatnding. It is clearly designed from a serious engineering point of view, with multiple tolerances for adjustment and perfect fit. Only downside that I found was that in the instructions and description was never stated that the the lateral stand has to be removed for installation. So if you don't have a motorcycle ramp, you will have a hard time installing this skidplate, most probably having to lean the bike on its side. Other minor difference that I found is that in some other models of skidplates, they are hold to the lateral guards that cover the engine and unite in front of the front cylinder, this SW_Motech skidplate does not hold to laterals guards which can be an advantage if you are not installing the lateral guards and a disadvantage in terms of rigidity/protection (Posted on 2015-11-25)
Review by AndyTAZ
I'm really pleased with the protection this provides for the engine. The installation directions are straight forward, the installation is not. I needed to use some serious tools to get the sidestand bolts out because of the thread locker used at the factory. (Posted on 2015-10-24)
Review by BusyBob
Just installed this on my 2015 DL650A. Very well built, and not difficult to install. This is a vast improvement over the plastic piece on the bike. (Posted on 2015-06-08)
Review by Tim
Excellent product that is well engineered and worth the $. Install is easy, with exception of swapping out the bolts that attach to the left rear frame/kickstand!! Not a fault of SW-M, but Suzuki (DL650 XT) really didn't want those bolts to come out! Also worth noting, since you need to loosen the two bolts holing the kickstand, it is a good idea to have a centerstand already installed to support bike. (Posted on 2015-05-29)
Review by Ken
After purchasing a 2014 Suzuki Vstrom I knew right away that a skid plate was a necessity due to it's exposed oil filter and underbelly.
The installation was pretty straight forward, directions clear and no big surprises. Most of the work was just getting to the bolts on the kick stand, without using the kickstand to do it.
Recently I rode up some pretty rough (rocky and steep) fire roads and more than once I could hear rocks scrapping the bikes underside. Very worthwhile purchase. (Posted on 2015-05-22)
Review by pofolk2000
Exactly what I wanted to protect that oil filter and fit perfectly. (Posted on 2014-10-01)
Review by Anonymous
I had all the parts I needed to install. The holes lined up the way they are supposed too. I am pleased with my purchase. (Posted on 2014-07-07)
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