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post #1 of 12 Old 07-07-2015, 03:42 PM Thread Starter
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Small Canadian manufacture of skid plates/crash bars

I recently saw a post or an ad, somewhere (yes I know, not very helpful) for what sounded like a small enterprise producing skid plates and crash bars in Canada for V Stroms. The quality and the prices looked good. Does this ring a bell for anyone?

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I recently saw a post or an ad, somewhere (yes I know, not very helpful) for what sounded like a small enterprise producing skid plates and crash bars in Canada for V Stroms. The quality and the prices looked good. Does this ring a bell for anyone?

Emporer Racing Products, used to be Scorpion..... Abbotsford BC

Home I have their skidplate, it is the real thing... I use it to smash rocks

2009 DL1000\ Scorpion Racing Skid Plate, Racetech Springs, Acerbis Hand Guards, Givi Engine Guards
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I don't think Emperor was what I saw, but thanks for the link. Their stuff looks good.

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Outback Motortek is based in Canada. Really nice gear:

https://outbackmotortek.com/index.php

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Outback Motortek is based in Canada. Really nice gear:

https://outbackmotortek.com/index.php

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That's them. Fantastic! Thanks.

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Geez, I seen this to late. I just ordered a kit for $350 + shipping, THEN USD to CND conversion, the total was $600, for rad guard, skid plate, touring pegs and switch cover!

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I just got the new plate and a radiator guard. Need to get them mounted up. The radiator guard is a real piece of eye candy!

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I think there is another one doing plates or bars for the older 650 and newer 1000 called ravetech or raventech, he's posted on the Canadian Facebook group.

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I met up with Lorant last week (his shop is ten minutes from my house) to pick up the adventure skid plate and engine guards, all for $300. All around decent guy. The plate and guards look well-made. Lorant took the time to explain mounting. Apparently this skid plate, although full coverage, is not as strong as the newer design. Having looked at a number of other plates, I don't think I will worry at all about anything getting through this unless I decided to ride some trials on my wee.

Now I need to scare up the time to install everything and I will post some pictures and a review.

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Engine guards/crash bars and skid plate installed - see here: https://www.stromtrooper.com/product-...ml#post3378706

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