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post #1 of 26 Old 10-08-2019, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
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Who Still Sells Vee Skidpans?

I got a call yesterday from someone looking for a skidpan for a Vee. I went through the usual suspects, even some that don't roll easily off my tongue, but the caller said he had tried all those.

I'm sure there is someone out there still selling them. Know of any?
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Twisted throttle is showing 1 sw motech left
https://www.twistedthrottle.com/sw-m...-v-strom-02-10
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That AS3 skidplate looks [sorta ok, see below]. I'm not sure how thick the plate is on my Enduro Guardian, but 4mm sounds pretty sturdy!

Unfortunately, it doesn't look like AS3 offers an add-on to also protect the kickstand switch.

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4mm is about average, a little less than some. Thicker than some name brands, but certainly more toward toward the heavy duty end of the scale. 3/16 is very common. Or used to be. The Achilles heal is mounting points. Skid pans that mount to the engine cases have demonstrated their ability to crack the engine cases.

That SW Motech that Twisted throttle has left was one of the better ones. Mounts front and rear.

I started this thread thinking that maybe all the offerings had dried up, but I just found several more being offered, so they are still out there.
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You're right. The AS3 plate seems to use the same mounting points as the flimsy plastic "under cowling" that came with early Vees.

Therefore it's attached to the oil cooler in the front, and engine in the rear.

Not great.

Looks like the SW Motech one mounts the same as my Enduro Guardian: crash bars in front, bracket attached to frame in rear. Only drawback I see is that it insists you have to have SW Motech crash bars, and specifically states incompatibility with any other crash bars. Bummer, if you already have Givi, Happy Trails, or other crash bars.
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I wish Hyde Racing would make a DL1000 plate. I'm a fan of their polymer plates... I should have taken it off my DL650 before trade in and sold it privately, or held on to it for the inevitable day a 650 returns to my garage.
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You're right. The AS3 plate seems to use the same mounting points as the flimsy plastic "under cowling" that came with early Vees.

Therefore it's attached to the oil cooler in the front, and engine in the rear.

Not great.

Looks like the SW Motech one mounts the same as my Enduro Guardian: crash bars in front, bracket attached to frame in rear. Only drawback I see is that it insists you have to have SW Motech crash bars, and specifically states incompatibility with any other crash bars. Bummer, if you already have Givi, Happy Trails, or other crash bars.
I made and gave away some adapters for the SW Motech to Givi bars. I thought the TT add said they had adapters as an option.

Polmer skid pans make a lot of sense IMO for many people. I think a hybrid polmer/aluminum skid pan could be even better. I think about a lot of things I'll never get around to doing.
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Sounds like you take the same approach I do when told something is "incompatible": "you know, I bet I can make an adapter!"
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