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post #1 of 40 Old 04-29-2009, 11:46 AM Thread Starter
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DL650 skid plates

I know this has probably been covered, but after reading about skid plates for the last hour, I figure I would just cut to the chase.

Are there any skid plates for an 08 dl650 that don't require crash bars?

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post #2 of 40 Old 04-29-2009, 01:00 PM
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As far as I know you need bars to attach any bash plate SECURELY. No point to install a plate if it can't take a hit. Consider crash bars first/as well imo the most important protective gear needed.
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post #3 of 40 Old 04-29-2009, 01:19 PM
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I know this has probably been covered, but after reading about skid plates for the last hour, I figure I would just cut to the chase.

Are there any skid plates for an 08 dl650 that don't require crash bars?

Thanks.

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Yes. Dan Vesel's skid-plate does not require them.

Go here: Dan Vesel

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post #4 of 40 Old 04-29-2009, 03:21 PM
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Get Crash bars now, befor you NEED them. 1 Drop and they will pay for themselves.

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The Touratech does not require crash bars, but it is one of the more expensive options out there, plus you need to relocated the oil cooler (included with the kit).

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post #6 of 40 Old 05-05-2009, 05:18 PM
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This is my V-strom dl650 k8.This is quite nice skid plate from Grecee(podia skid plate).They are sending this all around the world(pay pal paying).
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post #7 of 40 Old 05-05-2009, 05:19 PM
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Ok.well, i just found adress :

http://www.motoagora.com/podia650.html

Ps. i think, it's just modified Honda transalp skid plate, but it looks great on Wee.

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post #8 of 40 Old 05-05-2009, 05:37 PM
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Ok.well, i just found adress :

http://www.motoagora.com/podia650.html

Ps. i think, it's just modified Honda transalp skid plate, but it looks great on Wee.
I agree it does look great but not sure why it makes sense as a skid plate at 190 Euros if the protection is limited. I noted this caveat on the vendor's web site:

"It is NOT designed for off-road use or lifting the motorcycle. Mounting requires the use of crash-bars by one of the following companies"

How much need is there really for a skid plate just for the routine road debris?

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post #9 of 40 Old 05-05-2009, 06:34 PM
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skid plate

i fugure you could put the money in the bank , if you did dent your pipe you would funds towards a performance exhaust . if your rideing hard enough to crush the pipe you would be also rideing to hard for the soft rims .

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post #10 of 40 Old 05-05-2009, 07:36 PM
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Get engine guards! No doubt you'll need them if you intend on getting a skidplate for anything other then looks. If you aren't going to actually use the plate for "off-road / fire road/ etc." use, then save your money or put it towards the engine guards.
If you want a skidplate for looks..that's fine, but IMHO you should drop the cash to protect the bike before dropping it on looks.

While Dan makes a lot of great quality items for the strom at fantastic prices and has excellent service, etc. I'm anti-skid plate when it comes to that design. Just my opinion, but it doesn't seem to serve well depending on what type of surfaces you are riding. Simple gravel roads..sure, anything more you may need to replace the engine, which on a strom, you should never have to replace or do much to other then typical service. This is not to say that every other plate out there is great...they all have flaws in design somewhere if you really want to analyze them and so does the strom itself. However, it basically comes to the lesser of two evils...buy a vstroma or swmotech plate and mess up the exhaust possibly, touratech will mess up your bank account. and so on.

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