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post #1 of 11 Old 03-03-2016, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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swmotech skidplate

I am looking to purchase a skidplate for my strom. I like the sw motech but my only concern is that it attaches to the crankcase. If i take a good hit on the pan how much stress is that gonna casue to my engine case. any input on this would be great or if there is any other skidplates that you recommend. I wonder if i could leave the bracket that attaches to the crankcase of and not install it. would it still be sturdy enough. thanks
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post #2 of 11 Old 03-03-2016, 07:38 PM
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I have that skidplate on my 2014 Vee2. I have slammed it pretty good riding 2 up off road. No issues what so ever. This skidplate is worth its weight in gold. Lots of coverage!

It is not made for extreme off roading, but neither is this motorcycle.

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The mounts to the engine are rubber isolated and are At 90 degrees providing a bend point. No issue IMHO
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I have smashed mine a hundred times. No damage what so ever to the cases. It will eventually bend up and touch the exhaust. I just pound it back when I take it off to change the oil

This was after just one good trip

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The Suzuki factory accessory one mounts similar so if they are ok with that system the Motech one should be fine
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Nice that is good to hear. I Def like the look and build of the motel better than other brands. Thanks for the info
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post #7 of 11 Old 03-04-2016, 09:06 AM
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I also have the plate on my '14 Vee2. Bashed it pretty good many times, zero issues whatsoever.
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When I owned an F800GS I had opted for an overpriced BMW skidplate. I was knocked off the bike by an exploding underground fuel tank cover (at least it popped off with the force of an explosion when I drove over it) that put a big ripped dent in the bottom and drove the plate into the oil filter. After removing it I found the mounts to be very soft brackets that bent easily. Only thing I could figure is it was Beemer's way of saving the crankcase by having the brackets collapse. Do the SWs mount that way?
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We have the sw-motech skid plate/bashplate and removed the side bracing when we did last service and have had no issues.

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We have the sw-motech skid plate/bashplate and removed the side bracing when we did last service and have had no issues.

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thats what i was thinking. because it will be connected in the rear of the plate and also in the front to the crash bars. where the hell is gonna go lol
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