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  1. FS: Givi RP3101 Skid Plate Suzuki V-Strom 650 / XT 2012-2020

    For Sale
    I finally found an OEM lower cowling, so this is now available to go. I ride almost all pavement so this has seen no dirt or trails. I installed it less than 1,000 miles--in excellent, clean condition. Obviously, all mounting hardware is available and included. Looking for $100 + actual...
  2. Sw-motech Crash bars and OEM skid plate fitment

    DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    Hi guys, I have, what I assume is a oem Suzuki Crash bars and a oem skid plate on my bike... I'm not too happy with the protection and coverage that the oem crash bars are providing. They barely protect any plastics on anything that is not a soft grass laydown. So I was starting to wonder if I...
  3. Givi Crash Bars with SW-Motech Skid Plate?

    V-Strom Modifications and Performance
    2018 V-Strom 1000XT Curious if anyone's done this before. I don't like how low the SW-Motech Crash Bars are... and the Givi Crash Bars seem to be at least at a 'decent' height. BUT the Givi Skid Plate is HORRIBLE imo because of how much variance there can be on the skid plate. As in, I've seen...
  4. T-Rex skid plate compatibility with a Kappa/Givi crash bar KN3101

    DL650A - 2017+
    Hello Folks New wee-strom owner from Vancouver, BC. Traded in the bonnie T100 and picked up a 2018 wee 650XT in March - NO regrets!! My specific ask is will the T-rex skid plate work in tandem with kappa/givi crash bars - model KN3101. I cant seem to find much info online. I know some skid...
  5. Outback Motortek vs Happy Trails Crash Bars and Skid Plate

    Maintenance, Tech and Products.
    Hello, I just purchased a 2017 650 xt and am getting ready to purchase some protection for the bike. I live in Utah and plan on riding a mix of fire roads and pavement and possibly some desert terrain. I am torn between going with Outback Motortek and Happy Trails. Can anyone speak from...
  6. DL650 2017 Skid plate (V-Strom branded, metal)

    Maintenance, Tech and Products.
    I'm about to buy my first V-Strom and have been looking for the necessary accessories to mod the bike a bit more dirt friendly - logging roads etc. nothing extreme. So the very first thing on my list for the Standard model would be skid plate. I found this image of a branded metallic skid plate...
  7. Best inexpensive crash bars + skid plate?

    DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    I want to get a skid plate so I can go off-road and minimise the risk of smashing things on the bottom of my bike. And it looks like most skid plates assume you have crash bars first, which are probably a good idea. I've done lots of searching here, and I'm checking out lots of retailers and...
  8. New skid plate design on the market for the DL1000

    Group Buys-Stromtrooper Inventors/Product Showcase
    Yes, their is a New Skid plate design out now for the DL1000 2014 & newer. Available in both steel and aluminum. Both powder coated black. So strong, you can jack the bike off the ground using the skid pate. Check it out at It's impressive. There is also a Radiator guard...
  9. Weld 86 install 2014 Glee

    Maintenance, Tech and Products.
    Another farkle install in my riveting series ... Weld 86 skid Plate Install 650 Vstrom 2014 | Wild Bill's Garage
  10. Centerstands/bash plates

    DL1000A - 2014-2016
    I need a center stand and skid/bash plate for my very new 2014 1000 Adventure. No centerstand came with it and the polastic mud guard below is pretty crappy. I was looking at either the OEM stand or SWMotoTech stand. Suggestions? I also want a bash plate that is not real hard to change the...
  11. Hello from Portland, Oregon!

    Stromtroopers - New member introductions
    I recently switched from a 2000 DR650SE to a 2014 DL650. What a difference! I've really been enjoying this bike and am planning my first long distance trip. I didnt get the adventure model and am worried about the oil filter and exhaust getting damaged during any real adventure rides. I came...
  12. Crash Bars and Skidplate???

    V-Strom Modifications and Performance
    About to purchase a 2012 (orange) Wee Strom. 8,000 miles, super clean with only two mods on it (that I know of) Hepco and Becker crash bars and MRA windscreen. (Check out my albums for pics) The crash bars are in good shape, except for a weld that just seemed to have snapped on the bike. Anyone...
  13. Skid Plate & hot air deflection

    DL650A - 2012-2016
    Searched the forums but didn't find a thread... Installed Yann's Skid Plate, Highway Pegs, & Radiator guard on the 2012 650. Took it out for a ride today & noticed the airflow has been redirected upward towards my legs more since the airflow is not going under the bike as much. Seems like a...
  14. Skid Plate + Aftermarket Exhaust.... What works?

    DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    So I like my PWD crash bar/skid plate system, and while installing it, I noticed that it said it doesn't work with aftermarket exhaust systems. After installing my new Leo Vince pipes, I remembered that little disclaimer :green_lol: So now I'm in the search of a solid (steel, not...
  15. AltRider Skid Plate and Crash Bars

    Product Reviews
    An adventure ride tested my abilities and subsequently my GIVI crash bars. They lasted three years of minor abuse, but when it came to rocky terrain they bent into the body work. I replaced them with the AltRider skid plate and crash bars on my 2007 DL650. Here is a summary of the full review...
  16. which engine guard is best?????

    General V-Strom Discussion
    Going to spend some $$ on my '09 DL 1000 = I'm going for the MRA Vario windshield = need some help with the other stuff = which is best GIVI or SW-Motech engine guard ?? = how about a center stand and a skid plate ?? = planning on riding the Smoky Mountains, hitting some local...
  17. DL650 Skid Plate Adapter

    V-Strom Modifications and Performance
    Any recommendations on what adapter would work best with a Givi engine guard and the Afrika twin/Studebaker skid plate? I've seen the TwistedThrottle SW-Motech adapter kit.
  18. Oil Filter: This could have been very, very bad.

    General V-Strom Discussion
    A while ago, I decided to hit up some of the off-road trails in the woods on my DL1K. I was riding hard, fast, and having so much fun. Definately a great bike, even if it is a bit heavy for some of the stuff I was doing. Ground clearence isn't the best, though, and a few times I had a rock...