I don't ride off-road and I still don't like the oil filter sitting out in the open like it does so I made this filter protector from a 2" fernco coupling and a 2" ABS pipe cap. Just split the coupling down the seem and open the clamps to allow it to slip in about 1/2" and tighten clamp. Slip the other open end over filter till it hits the block and tighten the other clamp. Done. Twenty minutes tops. I haven't riden with it yet but can't see any problems as the plastic cap doesn't touch the filter. Has just a bit of flex at the cap end to allow for movement. Should stop anything I will hit that wouldn't destroy more than the filter anyway. I'm trying pic for the first time so? Don't know how to make them small enough for this forum, help!!
I splurged for a full skidplate since I managed to dent my pipes twice on the road (brick flipped up once, big hunk of broken pavement once), but getting some protection on the filter is a good start. Can't imagine doing gravel roads with it hanging out there like that. To hijack your thread, I noticed some oil on your front cylinder. Any idea where that's coming from?