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post #1 of 82 Old 05-05-2014, 10:50 PM Thread Starter
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Skid Plate.

Damn, I really may have to bite the bullet on this one. Just hate to see her lovely new belly unprotected. Was waiting on something decent priced but who knows when that might be. Right now the Suzuki heavy duty aluminium jobbie looks very attractive. The price is more than I want to pay with Ebay ones going as high as $400+. There are now a couple at three and a quarter plus duty shipping and taxes to BC, for me. Gotta call the dealer tomorrow and see if he can do better.
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Damn, I really may have to bite the bullet on this one. Just hate to see her lovely new belly unprotected. Was waiting on something decent priced but who knows when that might be. Right now the Suzuki heavy duty aluminium jobbie looks very attractive. The price is more than I want to pay with Ebay ones going as high as $400+. There are now a couple at three and a quarter plus duty shipping and taxes to BC, for me. Gotta call the dealer tomorrow and see if he can do better.
Still cheaper than potential exhaust/oil filter/engine damage
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I'm going to be a guinea pig and order one of these in stainless:

enduro guardian,skid plate, bash plate,radiator guard,lift kit,protection,yann

These are the best looking, strongest looking V-Strom bash plates I've seen so far, and I need a set yesterday. In email discussions with Yann, he assures me that the plates fit with the OEM center stand and should be compatible with the OEM crash guards.

I'll post pictures when it's ready to be ridden in anger.
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I'm going to be a guinea pig and order one of these in stainless:

enduro guardian,skid plate, bash plate,radiator guard,lift kit,protection,yann

These are the best looking, strongest looking V-Strom bash plates I've seen so far, and I need a set yesterday. In email discussions with Yann, he assures me that the plates fit with the OEM center stand and should be compatible with the OEM crash guards.

I'll post pictures when it's ready to be ridden in anger.
I may do the same

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I'm going to be a guinea pig and order one of these in stainless:

enduro guardian,skid plate, bash plate,radiator guard,lift kit,protection,yann

These are the best looking, strongest looking V-Strom bash plates I've seen so far, and I need a set yesterday. In email discussions with Yann, he assures me that the plates fit with the OEM center stand and should be compatible with the OEM crash guards.

I'll post pictures when it's ready to be ridden in anger.
That looks like its for the legacy DL1000, are you sure its going to fit or is there a new design ready?

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Question - does anyone know the quality of the OEM skidplate? I did research Yan's website and videos. Looks like he makes a very strong product. I don't know that I need that substantial of a skidplate, as my offroading entails hard packed dirt roads. For convenience sake, I thought the OEM may do fine. Any recommendations for or against Suzuki's skidplate?
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I am thinking the Enduro are not a fit for the new V. The OEM certainly is the better looking of the bunch and it is advertised as heavy duty. It would be my choice. Curious as to what the dealer is selling them for.
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From the pics I've seens of the OEM I'm not sure it mounts anywhere near as solidly as an aftermarket one does. And that is why I ordered one from Yann.

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[QUOTE=Stoopy;2218361]That looks like its for the legacy DL1000, are you sure its going to fit or is there a new design ready?[/QUOTE
His skid plate has fit all years so far. From old wee to new Glee. And he says it should fit so I'm going to try it.

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Did you order aluminum or stainless? Looks like you're going to be the guinea pig.

Did you get an ETA on delivery?
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