Functional skid plate recommendation?
I just picked up my new Wee yesterday and want some protection on it ASAP. I live on a gravel road, so light "sandblasting" and small rocks will be a daily issue. But for that type of riding any plate would do. My bigger concern is when I head into the National Forest and ride Forest Service roads. I don't intend to get in the really nasty stuff, but even our FS roads have plenty of big, loose rocks. I'm really concerned about them "kicking up" and slamming my oil filter/exhaust/cases. So, I'm actually looking for something fairly heavy duty, but still want it to look good...and be a reasonable cost. I'll also be adding engine guards (planning on Givis) about the same time.
I've been searching and reading the various threads on them, but many reviews seem to be mixed, and most are a little old. I'm wondering if there are any new products out or more experience with the existing ones.
I really like the looks of the Weld86 ones about the best of what I've seen. But $300+ is a bit more than I want to spend. Would really like to be <$200. I'm concerned the Givi one won't be tough enough. Any input is appreciated.