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SW-MOTECH Black Aluminum Engine Guard Skid Plate for Kawasaki KLR650 '87-'07 | Black

SW-MOTECH Black Aluminum Engine Guard Skid Plate for Kawasaki KLR650 '87-'07 | Black

SKU: MSS.08.347.10000.B

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Constructed of a 4mm-thick aluminum body that is bent and welded for heavy-duty, light-weight protection. The base of the body includes side protectors that wrap around the engine block to provide both bottom and side protection.

Special Note: This item fits the KLR650 '87-'07 with or without SW-MOTECH Crash Bars. If you would like a skid plate with a little more protection and you will not install a set of crash bars you can order Part # MSS.08.347.10001. You will NOT be able to install a set of crash bars with MSS.08.347.10001.

All hardware needed to mount the skid plate 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 KLR650 "Doohickey" (the left-side balancer chain tension adjuster) is accessible with the skid plate installed. We knew you'd like that.

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

Produced exclusively for Twisted Throttle by SW-MOTECH.

*Pictured with silver plate, actual product is black. 

Video review of the Twisted Throttle Kawasaki KLR 650 Demo Bike


Twisted Throttle Tech Tips: Skid Plate Installation Explained

KLR 650 Crash Protection Fitment Compatibility

KLR 650 '08-'18 Crash Bars Skid Plate Center Stand
SBL.08.297.10002 RG.AB0014 GiviTN421 MSS.08.469.10001 HPS.08.473.10000
Crash Bars SBL.08.297.10002       Yes Yes
RG.AB0014.BK       Yes Yes
GIVI TN421       No Yes
MSS.08.469.10001 Yes Yes No   Yes
Center Stand HPS.08.473.10000 Yes Yes Yes Yes  


KLR 650 '86-'07 Crash Bars Skid Plate Center Stand
SBL.08.274.100 SBL.08.297.10002 MSS.08.347.10000.B HPS.08.321.100
Crash Bars SBL.08.274.100     Yes Yes(W/ HW)*
SBL.08.297.10002     No Yes
Skid Plate MSS.08.347.10000.B Yes No   Yes
Center Stand HPS.08.321.100 Yes(W/ HW)* Yes Yes  

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

Manufacturer # MSS.08.347.10000.B
Customer Reviews
Review by Marcusiologist
First of all, what this IS: it's a big step up from the stock plastic bash guard. Easy to install, it'll protect even a stock profile drain plug and it won't buckle on baby heads.
What it's NOT: it's not a true skid plate. The bolts on the bottom are NOT recessed and may shear off with the right rock.
I'm glad I got it-- fair price, great manufacturing-- but aggressive off-roaders may want a different design. (Posted on 2016-03-15)
Review by fishyerik
Bought this because it fit with SW-Motech crash bars. Really easy to install. Not as rugged (plate is thinner) as some other skid plates, but when combined with crash bars I think everything is well protected. (Posted on 2015-04-10)
Review by motojerk
GIt this to go along with the crash bars. Very happy with the quality. Mounted very easily and actually gives you access to the drain plug. (Posted on 2015-03-01)
Review by marvinsc
Comparing this product to the OEM factory plastic version, it is superb in every way. This should provide protection in most any situation you and your KLR find yourselves. (Posted on 2014-12-31)
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