Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Elk Creek, Kentucky
This is something to check on all stroms 650 or 1000. I have a skid plate and crash bar set up on my 1K also..brand irrelevant. The rear mount plate on one side was dangerously close to the engine case, so I bent the offending area for more clearance and ground a radius.
Whats worse is the front pair of mounts connect to a cross bar and are very close to my cylinder head near the timing chain area. I have not found a good way to correct this and one substantial hit to the plate will likely drive the plate rearward and crack my cylinder head putting pieces into the engine.
Some of these set ups look great from a distance and absolutely suck in their execution with the mounting system. On mine it would have been so easy to do it correctly....but they did not.
2007 Blue SuperVee 1000
2013 Grey Super Te'ne're' 1200
2002 White HD Road King Police (divorced)
2000 Red Honda XR 400r
2003 Green Honda Rincon 650 ATV
If it is not broken, it can still be fixed