Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Vancouver BC Canada
2017 650 skid plate question (and crash bars)
Sorry to start another thread on this well-covered topic but I have a question that I haven't found an answer to. I'll be picking up my new 2017 wee in the next 10 days or so, and will do a centre stand first. Leaning at the moment to the Suz OEM stand. However, I'm also tempted by the Outback Motortek package of centre stand, crash bars and skid plate.
Question here: Is there any advice about which skid plate gives the best dirt and rock protection? I'm looking at a skid plate primairly to keep the dirt and rocks off the pipe and cylinder; not so much for off-road bashing. Any time not on pavement I'll be on reasonable dirt and gravel roads, with only tame off-road stuff. Fire or logging roads, and not at bike-crushing speeds.
The OEM plastic thingy would likely do the job for road dirt, but a bit more rock & gravel protection would be good. Plus a plastic decorative guard just seems as useless a fake air scoop on a car.
All advice on this stuff appreciated.
2017 DL 650 and maybe another Vespa?
I'm having an adventure- so, its an adventure bike.
Now that summer is here, I'm retiring so I can ride full time.