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post #1 of 11 Old 08-18-2010, 10:36 AM Thread Starter
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Skid Plates: Narcosis vs AdMotoStuff?

After doing a lot of research on this forum and others, I've narrowed my skid plate choices down to the Narcosis Junky and the Adventure MotoStuff plates. Has anyone had experience with these 2 skid plates and can you offer some pros and cons of each? From what I've read and seen, the AdMoto is constructed of thicker material and is Aluminum only (some weight savings), but the Narcosis plate appears to have a little better side coverage and maybe a stronger mounting bracket. They are competitive with each other price wise when considering the aluminum option for the Narcosis.

I plan to use Givi crash guards, which they both work with. If I get a centerstand, it will be SWMotech, which the Narcosis works with, but I'm not sure about the AdMoto?
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I got my Givi crash bars and bash plate from Happy Trails. My center stand is the factory option one. It all works together well. I've seen the Narcosis stuff and it looks good and durable as well. I don't think you can go wrong either way.

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AltRider also makes a Vstrom skidplate.

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Alt Rider looks excellent but it only works with the crash bars they produce.

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Yep, and the Altrider plate/bars cost more than I'm willing to spend.

Please guys, let's focus on the Admoto and Narcosis plates only. I've already looked into the other options (SWMotech, OEM, Hyde, Pat Walsh, Touratech, etc.) and I'm not interested.
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I am going with the Narcosis Junky bash plate I have a trip in a couple weeks to OR and I will have it put on there. The reasons are IMO a better looking fit with the Givi bars which I have, the mounting has been improved and they will fit the SW, Givi and H&K bars as well as Suzuki or SW center stands. I am unsure on steel vs aluminum. I like the savings in weight but I have seen a 650 that had a bash plate that looked like it was hit with a hammer all over when I was bike shopping but I do not know who made it. I like the fact it is strong enough to be used as a base to lift the bike as well. I will do a full report when i get it installed.

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I plan to use Givi crash guards, which they both work with. If I get a centerstand, it will be SWMotech, which the Narcosis works with, but I'm not sure about the AdMoto?
The Amotostuff skidplate works with the Motech centerstand.

Whichever option you ultimately choose, get some stainless hardware to go with it. After a year, you'll wish you had, after two years, you'll really wish you had, and after three years, you're gonna have to cut that regular steel hardware crap off.

With the Amotostuff skidplate, buy an extra bag of rubber bushings ($1). If your fork seals ever let go, the fork oil is gonna eat those rubbers alive, very quickly. DAMHIK

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I know this thread is old, but Narcosis Junkie skidplate all the way. I beat the royal crap out of mine last weekend and it handled everything I through at it. From an engineering standpoint, this is the best you get. And you support a fellow trooper in the process....

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I went with Narcissis' because I like the value and the idea of steel grew on me. The ability to modify or repair a steel plate was the deciding factor. I can weld on brackets, clips, etc. whenever I get the urge to get creative (i.e. footpegs, tool tube, spare oil...).

The heavy mounting bracket convinced me that this was the closest to a real off-road plate I would get off the shelf.

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Alt Rider looks excellent but it only works with the crash bars they produce.

Not entirely correct the two items can work together.
Check out this thread.
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