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post #1 of 14 Old 01-04-2019, 05:57 AM Thread Starter
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Finding a skid plate that fits


This might already be a tread but there are too many to look through so I'm going to ask again to see if anyone can help me. I have a 2013 V-Strom 650 ABS Adventure and I'm looking at replacing the plastic skid plate/engine guard for a metal one. I looked a many different kinds but a lot of them say it doesn't want with Suzuki's center stand (which I have). I live in Canada and tried looking in online stores and can't seem to find anything that will work.

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post #2 of 14 Old 01-04-2019, 08:46 AM
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I also have a 2013 650 Adventure and installed the Suzuki accessory center stand a Weld86 skid plate with no issues.
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The SW Motech functions fine with a center stand. Use Loc-tite on the bash plate bolts, though. I lost one on the road somewhere.
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I also have a 2013 650 Adventure and installed the Suzuki accessory center stand a Weld86 skid plate with no issues.
Ditto! The Wed86 is steel rather than aluminum. I have high centered on rocks with no issues.
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Weld86 website says that it is 3/16 aluminum.
I really wanted the enduro guardian skid plate because the mounting method looked better but he no longer makes them due to health issues.

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The Givi will work with a center stand. Not heavy duty enough for the hard offroader, but fine for most.

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I also have a 2016 Wee with a Weld86 skid plate and Suzuki center stand with no issues.
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post #8 of 14 Old 01-05-2019, 01:21 AM
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My skid plate (sump gaurd) has to be taken off to drain the oil and change the filter. I believe some brands you can drain the oil with the skid plate on.
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Weld86......great design and damn tough too, doesn’t need crash bars to work or vise versa. Oh and it’s most certainly aluminum and not steel.
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I have a Touratech. Well built and can be used with the plastic lower cowl and oem center stand.

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