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post #1 of 14 Old 04-19-2016, 05:11 AM Thread Starter
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Which skid plate with Heed crashbars?

Do any of you have the Heed crashbars and a skid plate? Just wonderring which skid plate will work. Kind of like the looks of the SWMotech skid plate but don't know if it will work with the Heed bars.
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Do any of you have the Heed crashbars and a skid plate? Just wonderring which skid plate will work. Kind of like the looks of the SWMotech skid plate but don't know if it will work with the Heed bars.


I don't imagine crash bars and skid plates ever interfering with each other. I really like the Heed bars. Been seeing them on eBay lately.

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I think this bash plate from Twisted Throttle SW Motech is really good. I've seen it installed and it is very well made.

SW-MOTECH Aluminum Skid Plate Engine Guard for Suzuki V-Strom 1000 '14-'16 with SW-MOTECH or Suzuki Crash Bars | TwistedThrottle.com
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I don't imagine crash bars and skid plates ever interfering with each other. I really like the Heed bars. Been seeing them on eBay lately.
Not sure, I thought often the skid plate attached to the crash bars in front. I'll post a picture of the heed bars when I get mine on (after they clear customs and get to me).
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I think this bash plate from Twisted Throttle SW Motech is really good. I've seen it installed and it is very well made.
Thanks, I really like the look of those with the black and silver. This is what prompted my question, though, as the front of the bash plate attaches to the motech or stock bars. I guess I'll need to just try with the Heed and if it doesn't line up make an adapter.
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post #6 of 14 Old 03-14-2017, 07:56 PM
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So was wondering if you tried the SWmotech skid plate with the Heed crash bars?
If so, could you please let me know how well it worked together?

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post #7 of 14 Old 03-15-2017, 07:49 AM
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Isn't there a Heed skid plate?

* My bad. Looks like none for the Ls.*
http://www.heed.com.pl/index.php/en/...suzuki-dl-1000

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post #8 of 14 Old 03-16-2017, 07:57 AM
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So I sent an email to Heed, they have not done any trials to see which skid playes work with their crash bars.
I really like the Heed bars, but not sure I feel like ordering them and then have to modify something to fit the skid plate.
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My Heed (on a 650) doesn't come near the crash bars. It isn't a hard core "bash" plate (like Yahn's Enduro Guardian), but more of a rock guard that mounts to bottom of the engine and scoops up about an 1-1/2" higher than the oil filter. It also goes back behind the kickstand switch. I'll post a picture later.

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The Heed crash guard looks great, and it has an excellent front for mounting Aux lights.

I think the Happy Trails skid plate would work well with that, but someone would need to be the guinee pig.
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