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post #1 of 3 Old 04-08-2012, 02:27 PM Thread Starter
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Question AltRider Skid Plate for '12 650

I'm thinking this one might serve my riding style pretty well.



It's especially appealing in that the bike's lower case bolts are not used as mounting points, unlike the SW-Motech.
Givi has a new and seemingly impressive one in manufacturing, but I can't get anything on when it hits the streets.

A few extra minutes to change oil and filter, but I'll take that trade off.
Anyone have Altrider's version on a '12 yet?

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I'm thinking this one might serve my riding style pretty well.


A few extra minutes to change oil and filter, but I'll take that trade off.
Anyone have Altrider's version on a '12 yet?

Thanks
I do. Along with a set of altrider crash bars.

There is actually a lot of room to remove the oil filter.
I double up a sheet of aluminum foil and formed the edges to have a bit of strength and formed the bottom end through the hole in the plate that the oil drains through.

When done, I wadded it up and pitched it...:frown:

It is well made.

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Do not buy! This skid plate failed in ~2,000 miles of nothing more than interstate commuting. A few weeks after installing this item I head a buzzing at 5,500 RPM. Upon inspection I found a cracked weld on the skid plate. I removed the skid plate for repair and found the left side mounting tab had cracked all the way across and was no longer attached to the cross member; this structural failure likely led to the cracked weld. For the price, this skid plate should be bulletproof. This occurred in the weeks prior to a recent trip I went on, due to latency in response of customer service I had to come up with my own modifications/repairs. They eventually did respond that I could submit the failed product for replacement however I have more faith in my own repairs and I have hassled enough with this product.

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