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post #11 of 15 Old 11-24-2019, 04:28 PM
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Looks like an alternative to the RaveTech…
If it will allow the plastic cowl to remain.. crossin fingers!!
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post #12 of 15 Old 11-24-2019, 04:52 PM
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Like others I just wanted some cursory rock protection so I went with the Weld86 plate. Reasonably prices, easy to install, cleans up after an oil change easily too. The oil film keeps the powder coated aluminum from rusting too.
I went with the Weld86 for the same reason. I won't be riding crazy off road stuff, I just wanted some protection from gravel and dirt. If I somehow find myself in terrain that causes me to damage this plate, then I've way worse concerns than the fate of my motorcycle.

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post #13 of 15 Old 12-02-2019, 11:29 PM Thread Starter
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Installing the Ravtech was a little bit fiddly getting the brackets where the holes would line up. Once I got it on, the OEM plastic guard didn’t fit very well. I really had to reef on it to get the holes lined up. It was like the plate was 1/8” too long in front.

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post #14 of 15 Old 12-03-2019, 09:12 AM
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Do yourself a favor and dont fall for the cheap price on the Givi skidplate. Givi gear is trash.
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post #15 of 15 Old 12-03-2019, 11:37 AM Thread Starter
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The Ravtech is sturdy enough for my needs. I just thought the plastic guard would be easier to install.

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