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post #1 of 5 Old 06-30-2018, 05:38 PM Thread Starter
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Question Need advices: skid plate, rising, exhaust ... off roading

Hi !
I'm Rémi (from France) I have a vstrom xt 2016 since 4 months and last week I did an offroad trip last week-end :
Super ride, no crash, no slip with the anakee wild
But I spent a few bumps on a track with rocks and back home I realized that I had damaged my exhaust

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I have the givi skid plate, installed by the previous owner but i think its a piece of crap ....??? too thin ?.

Do you have any advices / upgrades to avoid this kind of problems ?

-I have already order a raising kit.
-Does anyone have relocated the exhaust for more clearance ? ( i think i have see that one time on the forum) ?
-is there skidplate more resistant than the givi ?
-other ?
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post #2 of 5 Old 07-01-2018, 09:10 PM
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I have an aluminum plate on mine, don't know the maker, but it has taken some pretty good bangs with no damage, the down side is that it reflects a lot of noise, going to try spraying it with Flex Seal and see if that helps deaden the sound.

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post #3 of 5 Old 07-02-2018, 06:59 AM
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B0ttleneck, I can't see your photo, but I assume the damage is a dented header pipe. There are several manufacturers that make a heavy duty type skid plate, Happy Trails in the US is what I have and it's been on some serious off road over rocks and logs:
Happy Trails V-Strom Skid Plate DL650 All

When shopping for one, check the thickness as many are 4mm or thinner. The HT one is 4.76mm thick

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post #4 of 5 Old 07-02-2018, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
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Oh yes i dont know why my links are deads.

imgur(dot)com/a/Q4r9vQc
try this without spaces

The happy trails skid look a way better than my givi !
I found the Weld86 on the forum, look good too.
Both thicker than my givi for sure...

no more people try to move the exhaust pipe ?
like him : advrider(dot)com/index.php?threads/the-mongrel-the-last-hooray-of-the-original-thinstroms.684727/page-2
I search for more informations.

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post #5 of 5 Old 07-03-2018, 06:52 AM
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I don't remember ever seeing a thread on relocating the pipe. One would have to have access to some pretty expensive tube bending equipment though.

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