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post #1 of 7 Old 05-06-2019, 09:28 AM Thread Starter
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Looking at Givi skid plate. This type half decent?

I'm looking at Givi rp3101 is this a half decent skid plate to protect underbelly? I won't be Boulder bashing for sure
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I'm looking at Givi rp3101 is this a half decent skid plate to protect underbelly? I won't be Boulder bashing for sure

No off-road at all then sure it's OK.
The Givi will protect the exposed oil filter and absorb some light debris tossed up by the front wheel.

Anything more than a nicely groomed dirt road I would say no.
It's thin and mounted to the engine cases. It more than likely won't protect the exhaust pipes if you make solid contact with something. Could crack the mounting points too.

A skid plate is like insurance. It's cheaper than what would get damaged without it.

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I love my Hyde plate

Looks funky, strong, easy to install/remove and does not generate additional engine noise.
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I have one on my 650, it keeps rocks and other debris from hitting the engine. It's not heavy duty for off road.

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I agree with @Spec . I have the Givi skid plate on my Wee. It is made well, but only 3mm thick soft-grade aluminum. Think of it as an "oil filter cover." I don't do any leaps or hillclimbs with my bike and all I wanted was to keep stones and debris kicked up by the front tire from doing any damage to the exhaust header or oil filter.

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Thanks for the reply. Can you suggest another similarly priced skid plate that could do the job?
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I'm looking at Givi rp3101 is this a half decent skid plate to protect underbelly? I won't be Boulder bashing for sure

No off-road at all then sure it's OK.
The Givi will protect the exposed oil filter and absorb some light debris tossed up by the front wheel.

Anything more than a nicely groomed dirt road I would say no.
It's thin and mounted to the engine cases. It more than likely won't protect the exhaust pipes if you make solid contact with something. Could crack the mounting points too.

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My gut feeling says Plastic takes quite a hit and keeps on ticking. I had one on my YZ 250X, and have driven a Husqvarna TX 300 in the dessert amongst rocks with a plastic plate and that was a rental bike. Not Saying the Hyde does this, but I prefer the material to aluminum. Closer fitting, lighter.

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