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post #1 of 52 Old 06-04-2012, 03:52 PM Thread Starter
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Skid Plate and Hwy Bars

Installed Yann's Skid Plate and Hwy bars over the weekend on my 12 Adv.. Easy quick install. Fits great. It's nice to stretch out my legs on a long ride. Just for everyone's FYI
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+1 for Yann's skidplate, I love mine. It is very well built, very functional and it looks good, easy to install.

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Installed Yann's Skid Plate and Hwy bars over the weekend on my 12 Adv.. Easy quick install. Fits great. It's nice to stretch out my legs on a long ride. Just for everyone's FYI
Post a picture when you get a second, I'd like to see how they mate up with the crashbar.

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Do a search, there is a link to a video of him installing one on a 2012 with the highway bars. I will try to find it again and post it here later.
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Do a search, there is a link to a video of him installing one on a 2012 with the highway bars. I will try to find it again and post it here later.
Enduro Guardian step by step skid plate installation 2012.wmv - YouTube

Enduro Guardian HWY pegs assembly and install, Part 1 - YouTube

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does anyone know if Yann's skidplat (or any skidplate for that matter) changes the vibration complaint on the '12 adv model?
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does anyone know if Yann's skidplat (or any skidplate for that matter) changes the vibration complaint on the '12 adv model?
I can't tell any increase or decrease in the vibration other than in the highway bars. You can feel the vibration in those bars more so than in the standard pegs. I have the talked about vibration at about 47 to 49 hundred RPM. If I'm over or below that it has less vibration. Still not a problem, just noticeable. I have the adv. model with factory bars. Yann's skidplate bolts to those bars and to a bar that you mount under the bike.
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I'm so excited, I finally sold my K bike and have some farkle funds.

I have some Givi crash bars and a Yann's skidplate on order. I'll post up some pics when complete.

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I'm so excited, I finally sold my K bike and have some farkle funds.

I have some Givi crash bars and a Yann's skidplate on order. I'll post up some pics when complete.
you are gonna like yann's plate, it is one tuff hunka steel......

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First time poster, short time forum follower with spanking new 2012 adventure 650. I've been perusing all your wisdom here for the skid plate and definitely sold on Yann's when I'm ready to make the call (funds needed). However, I'm not quite sold on his hwy pegs after seeing his youtube videos. Can anyone comment on hwy pegs, especially for use with Yann's skid plate, or is Yann's pegs as top notch as his plate?

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